Team Cadillac drivers Johnny O'Connell and Andy Pilgrim will be joined by Corvette Grand-Am Daytona Prototype regular Jordan Taylor for rounds 11 and 12 of the Pirelli World Challenge Championship this weekend at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Aug. 2-4.
O'Connell and Pilgrim are coming off of a 1-2 finish in the last round at Toronto. O'Connell currently leads the GT driver championship, with teammate Pilgrim third, just 137 points back. Cadillac leads the manufacturers championship with 80, plus 19 over Audi.
Taylor comes over from the Corvette Racing program to offer another performance opinion on the CTS-V at the 2.2-mile, 13-turn natural terrain road course located north of Columbus. The 21-year-old Taylor finished second in the first race and fourth in the second race last year in the No. 5 Cadillac CTS-V at Mid-Ohio.
"I always enjoy racing with the Cadillac guys in World Challenge," Taylor said. "The racing I do all year is all endurance running. It's cool to get back to some hard-fought sprint races. The World Challenge races are very intense, with a lot of competitive drivers, cars, and teams, and then you mix it in with the traffic, and it makes the races very exciting. I was extremely happy to get the call to join them for the race weekend."
"My goal is to do the best I can and score as many points for Team Cadillac as possible," he continued. "I'm not doing the whole year for driver points, so I can take a little extra risk for the win, but at the end of the day, it's all about the manufacturers championship.
"It's great working with Johnny and Andy," Taylor added. "They're obviously guys whom I've looked up to as role models and drivers who have accomplished pretty much everything in racing. So to work with them is a privilege. Understanding how they work and go about racing is always a big learning experience, and something that I really appreciate."