Proud papa Wayne Taylor with sons Ricky (at left) and Jordan (right)
Jordan Taylor led a pack of Corvette Daytona Prototypes that held swept the top five qualifying positions Friday for the Diamond Cellar Classic at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. But it is not only an all-Corvette DP front row; it is also an all-Taylor front row.
J. Taylor posted a final-lap best time of 1:16.947 (105.642mph) in the No. 10 Velocity Worldwide/Toshiba Wayne Taylor Racing Corvette DP for his second straight pole position in the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series. It also put him 0.054 second in front of his brother Ricky in the Spirit of Daytona's No. 90 visitflorida.com/GoPro Corvette DP for Saturday's two-hour, 45-minute race.
Jordan Taylor and Max Angelelli entered the weekend leading the Daytona Prototype championship off their victory at Detroit two weeks ago. The five fastest Corvette DPs were separated by just 0.434 seconds after Friday's qualifying. Christian Fittipaldi was third in the No. 5 Action Express Racing Corvette DP at 1:17.200 (105.295 mph).
“That was a proud moment,” said Wayne Taylor, team owner of the No. 10 Corvette DP. “One lap, Ricky was on the pole, and then the next lap, Jordan was on the pole. I'm obviously happy to have both of my kids on the front row – this is the first time that's happened.”
Filling the fourth and fifth starting spots respectively are the No. 99 GAINSCO Bob Stallings Racing Corvette DP followed by the No. 9 Action Express Racing Corvette DP.
John Edwards, going for a fourth straight GT victory with Robin Liddell, put the No. 57 Steven Motorsports Camaro GT.R on the class pole position with a lap of 1:22.957 (97.988mph). The 22-year-old went 0.288 second quicker than Boris Said in No. 31 Marsh Racing's Corvette.
Edwards and Liddell have gone two months without losing a race with their first victory coming in early April at Barber Motorsports Park. Wins at Road Atlanta and Detroit followed.
The top five GT cars in Friday's qualifying were within one second of each other.