TUDOR: Wayne Taylor Racing riding high after Monterey runner-up finish
MAY 06, 2014 12:35p ET
Wayne Taylor Racing leaves Laguna Seca tied for second place in the standings, just three points back of Action Express Racing after the team's third near-win this season in four races.
A second consecutive victory at the Monterey course came unraveled with just 15 minutes left of the two hour race when the No. 2 Extreme Speed Motorsports slipped past the No. 10 car in turn three.
"They told me on the radio there was debris in turn two," said 22-year old Jordan Taylor, who drove the car during its final stint. "I felt something on the tires and it kind of messed me up from turn two to three and that's where he (the No. 2 car) got me."
"I think it was as good we probably could've done... from the time we made that last stop, we were saving fuel all the way to the end and we were the only Daytona Prototype to have to do that. The 2 (van Overbeek) had a lot more pace and we were saving fuel. At the end of the day, second was great for us and it's good for the championship."
"I'd say it was a great result," team owner Wayne Taylor said. "Obviously, we had nothing on the LMP2 car, but the result helped us in the points championship, so I'm really happy."
The runner-up finish for brothers Ricky and Jordan Taylor further tightened the points race just four rounds into the season.
FOX Sports 1 will broadcast the next TUDOR Championship race from Belle Isle Park at 1:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, May 31.