Wayne Taylor

Wayne Taylor

15/7/1960

In 2004, Wayne Taylor added a new chapter to his long and successful career as one of racing's most celebrated sports car drivers. Wayne, along with his team partner Riley Motorsports, entered the exciting world of Grand American Road Racing. Backed by primary sponsor SunTrust Bank, Wayne and his team compete in the Rolex Sports Car Series in the Daytona Prototypes, the premier category in the Grand American Road Racing Series.

Wayne's tenure in motorsports goes back to his childhood and most of his life has been devoted to fulfilling his need for speed. Taylor concurs, "I've never done anything else, I've always raced." His most recent venture has been involved with wearing the many hats of: Lead Driver, Primary Development Driver, and Commercial Manager for Team Cadillac for the American Le Mans Circuit. In 2005, Wayne and the SunTrust Team captured the team champion's title for the Rolex Series. Wayne also collected the top driver award sharing the Rolex Series Driver Champion's title with teammate Max Angelelli.

  • 1986: Wins South African Drivers' Championship
  • 1987: Fourth in Le Mans 24 Hours driving a Kremer 962
  • 1988: FIA World SportsCar Championship, C2 class in a Tiga-Porsche
  • 1989: FIA World SportsCar Championship and IMSA Camel GT, C1 class, with Spice
  • 1990: IMSA Camel GT series with Spice-Chevrolet
  • 1991: IMSA Camel GT series with Intrepid-Chevrolet (Win at New Orleans)
  • 1992: IMSA Camel Lights series with Spice-Acura. (Win at Laguna Seca)
  • 1993: IMSA Camel GTP series with Spice Chevrolet
  • 1994: Winner, World SportsCar Championship with Downing Kudzu-Mazda (2nd Place finishes at Rolex 24 at Daytona and 12 Hours of Sebring)
  • 1995: World SportsCar Championship with Momo Ferrari (Wins at Lime Rock and Texas World Speedway)
  • 1996: Winner, World SportsCar Championship with Doyle Racing Riley Technologies Oldsmobile. Winner of Sebring 12 Hours and Daytona 24 Hours
  • 1997: World SportsCar Championship with Doyle Racing Riley Technologies Oldsmobile
  • 1998: World SportsCar Championship with Doyle-Risi Racing Ferrari 333SP. Winner of Petit Le Mans and of Prototype class at Le Mans 24 Hours
  • 1999: American Le Mans Series with Doyle-Risi Racing Ferrari 333SP (2nd at Daytona 24 Hours)
  • 2000: Lead Driver, Primary Development Driver, and Commercial Manager, Team
  • 2002: Cadillac, Cadillac Northstar LMP
  • 2003: Lead Driver for SunTrust Banks' entry in the Rolex Sports Car Series for Daytona
  • 2004: Prototypes, the premier category in the Grand American Road Racing Series.
  • 2005: Grand American Rolex Series Team
     

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