|November 23rd, 2014 - Taylor Back in Victory Lane with Arizona Triumph
|While the weekend may not have started on the best note, Jeff Taylor rebounded on Sunday afternoon with a trip to Victory Lane in the Inaugural Desert Thunder Nationals at Central Arizona Speedway (Casa Grande, Arizona).
Jeff piloted his #5 Industrial Electric/Taylor Chassis Open Wheel Modified in the $3,000-to-win event that opened on Saturday evening with a stout field of forty-one entries filling the pit area.
Taylor started third in his heat race before racing to the win, which positioned him starting seventh in the evening's preliminary feature. Jeff went on to register a third place finish behind race winner, Jesse Sobbing and Ricky Thornton Jr. however, he was disqualified following a post-race technical issue. Taylor was credited with a 25th place finish.
Sunday afternoon saw Taylor looking for redemption as he started his outing much like the day before, advancing from fourth to win his heat race to lock into the third starting spot for the finale. In the main event Jeff mounted a great charged to score his ninth victory of the season over Ricky Thornton jr., Cody Graham, Tyler Mecl and Hunter Marriott.
Complete results from the event are available at www.CentralArizonaSpeedway.com
|November 15th, 2014 - Jeff Taylor Competes in 2014 Duel in the Desert
|Jeff Taylor made the long tow to The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (Las Vegas, Nevada) over the weekend to compete in the 2014 edition of the Duel in the Desert, which posted a $7,777 top prize for competitors. Tyler Hagen Photo
A talent-laden field of over 200 IMCA Open Wheel Modifieds entered the program, which kicked off on Thursday evening. A third place finish in his heat race send Taylor to a b-main, where he raced to a win to lock into the 25 lap, preliminary feature. Jeff then raced from deep in the field to register a solid ninth place finish at the checkered flag.
Friday night's preliminary program saw Jeff race to a convincing heat race win to lock into the evening's 25 lap feature. Taylor went on to record a fourth place finish in the final rundown behind race winner, Terry Phillips, Jordan Grabouski and R.C. Whitwell.
Via his performance on Friday evening Taylor locked into the fourteenth starting spot for the 40 lap finale on Saturday night. In the feature Jeff battled around mid-pack for much of the event before advancing to a ninth place finish in the final rundown.
Full results from the weekend are available at www.IMCA.com
|October 16th, 2014 - Taylor Talks with OneDirt.com
Jeff Taylor started off in Late Models but lately has made his name in the Dirt Modified ranks. And there’s no doubt he found success in that venue.
The driver known as “Animal” is the 2012 winner of the IMCA Super Nationals along with several other big money events. These days he’s also a successful car builder.
Ben Shelton recently had the chance to sit down with Taylor for a great conversation about racing, building cars and everything else. Taylor even let us in on how he settled on his iconic number five.
Leave your comments at: http://www.onedirt.com/news/one-on-one-with-modified-driver-jeff-taylor/
|September 20th, 2014 - Top Five for Taylor in World Nationals at Marshalltown
|Jeff Taylor was back behind the wheel of #5 Industrial Electric/Taylor Chassis Open Wheel Modified over the weekend at Marshalltown Speedway (Marshalltown, Iowa).
The two-day, $10,000-to-win program opened on Friday night with double heat races. Jeff advanced from fifth to fourth in the first heat race before claiming the win in his second heat race. As a result, he would start second in the first of Saturday's five last chance heat races.
On Saturday, Taylor raced to a second place finish in his heat to lock into the sixteenth starting spot on the grid for the 50 lap finale. During the course of the main event, Jeff past eleven other competitors en route to a fifth place finish behind race winner, Benji Lacrosse, Ryan Gustin, Jacob Murray, and Hunter Marriott.
Complete results from the weekend are available at www.MarshalltownSpeedway.com
|September 8th, 2014 - Taylor Hosts Two-Day Modified Chassis School
|2012 IMCA Super Nationals Champion Jeff Taylor will be hosting a 2 day dirt modified chassis school on November 28th and 29th in Mesquite TX. The school will be held in conjunction with Texas Motorsports Expo and Auction..
In a recent interview Jeff said he enjoys giving back to the racing community by doing these seminars.
“I just enjoy helping guys understand there race cars and what makes them work. For dirt racing to continue to be successful these types of classes is what we need out there. In the sport of modified racing things are so technical I try and bring a logical and easy to understand approach to racing. I am looking forward to being a part of Racelogic and what they are doing in racing.”
The cost for the 2 day class is $300.00. For sign up information please contact Brian Littleton at 479 461-7561 or send an email to email@example.com
Interested persons can also find us on Facebook at Racelogic Chassis School
|September 6th, 2014 - Taylor Competes in IMCA Super Nationals
|Jeff Taylor traveled to Boone Speedway (Boone, Iowa) over the weekend for the Annual IMCA Super Nationals.
With well over 200 of the top IMCA Open Wheel Modified pilots in the country in action, the week-long festivities got off to a slow start on Wednesday night for Taylor. He won his preliminary heat race, but retired to a disappointing 30th place finish in the feature.
On Thursday night Jeff would improve his performance, registering a fifteenth place finish in the main event after finish second in his heat race.
Taylor would again struggle on Friday night, only managing a sixth place finish in his heat race, which sent him to a b-main. Jeff failed to reach a transfer position in the b-main, bringing his night to an early end.
His bad luck throughout the week forced Jeff to run a last chance heat race on Saturday evening. Unfortunately, he narrowly missed the transfer into the finale as his weekend came to an early end.
Full results from the week are available at www.RaceBoone.com
|August 16th, 2014 - Jeff Taylor Pulls Double Duty at Batesville
|Jeff Taylor pulled double duty over the weekend during the 22nd Annual COMP Cams Topless 100 at Batesville Motor Speedway (Locust Grove, Arkansas).
Jeff took his #5 Industrial Electric/Taylor Chassis Open Wheel Modified into battle on Friday night, and came away with his eighth victory of the 2014 season.
Taylor finished second behind Shawn Walsh in his heat race to lock into the main event. In the feature he charged to a convincing victory in front of his hometown crowd over Walsh, Brian Ritchie, Heath Grizzle, and Tyson Franks.
Saturday night's Open Wheel Modified main event would not favor as well for Taylor. He finish second in heat race action to lock into the main event, but a melee while battling for the lead brought his night to a disappointing early end.
Taylor also went into battle with the best Super Late Model competitors in the country, chasing the $40,000 top prize. The event was co-sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and the Lucas Oil presents the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series, and drew a stout field of sixty-three entries to the 3/8 mile oval.
In preliminary action on Friday night, Jeff's qualifying efforts earned him the seventh starting spot for his heat race. He advanced to a fourth place finish, leaving him one sport short of the transfer and sending him to a b-main on Saturday.
Taylor started on the pole of his b-main, and battled at the front of the pack early before slipping to a third place finish. Unfortunately, only the top two finishers moved on to the 100 main event as his weekend came to an early end.
Full results from the events are available at www.BatesvilleMotorSpeedway.net or www.LucasDirt.com
|July 26th, 2014 - Taylor Wins North Dakota Governor's Cup
|Jeff Taylor entered the North Dakota Governor's Cup over the weekend at Dacotah Speedway (Mandan, North Dakota) in the Quentin Kinzley owned #24 Taylor Chassis.
A stout field of forty-eight IMCA Open Wheel Modifieds entered the program, and a win in his heat race as well as a win in the dash positioned him starting sixth in the finale. Taylor charged from his front row starting spot to claim the victory over Aaron Turnbull, Hank Berry, Jerad Thelen, and Jeremy Keller.
Full results from the event are available at www.DacotahSpeedway.net
|July 24th, 2014 - Jeff Taylor Featured in DIRTCast: Sound Off
|IMCA Modified star and chassis builder Jeff Taylor of Cave City, AR joined Dirt Cast on the Renegade Racing Fuels hotline to talk about winning the Kupper Chevrolet Dakota Classic Modified Tour, the tremendous car counts, winning the first two events, the trouble he had at Dacotah Speedway, borrowing a car for the final race, the effect XSAN.tv has had on the tour and dirt racing and his plans for the rest of the season. Taylor drives the #5 Industrial Electric Taylor.
To listen visit: http://www.dirtcast.com/2quD/sound-off-jeff-taylor-imca-modifieds-dakota-classic-modified-tour-072414/
|July 11th, 2014 - Jeff Taylor Crowned Dakota Classic Modified Champion
|Jeff Taylor continued his quest for the 25th Annual Dakota Classic Modified Championship on Wednesday night at Southwest Speedway (Dickinson, North Dakota). Seventy-nine Open Wheel Modifieds registered for battle, and in preliminary action Jeff picked up the win in his heat race to lock into the seventh starting spot for the feature. In the main event Taylor advanced to a second place finish behind race winner, Ryan Ruter. Jordan Grabouski, Jeremy Keller, and Scott Drake rounded out the top five finishers.
On Thursday night action shifted to Dacotah Speedway (Mandan, North Dakota for Round #5 on the tour. A record setting ninety-two competitors filled the pit area for the $2,000-to-win program. Jeff started ninth in his heat race and was running second when disaster struck for the Cave City, Arkansas driver. A mechanical failure in the right front suspension sent Taylor into the turn-one guardrail, leaving heavy damage to his #5 Jeff Taylor Racing/Industrial Electric/Taylor Chassis/Mullins Racing Engine Open Wheel Modified. Jeff piloted Shawn Strand's backup car in the feature and raced from his 25th starting spot to a fourteenth place finish.
Jeff concluded the 2014 edition of the Dakota Classic Modified Tour on Friday night at Jamestown Speedway (Jamestown, North Dakota).With eighty entries in the pit area Taylor advanced from the sixth starting spot to claim the win in his heat race. Via his heat win he locked into the fifth starting spot in the finale. In the feature Taylor went on to race in the top five throughout the event before crossing the finish line in the third spot behind race winner, Justin Obrien, and Justin Yeager. (Byron Fichter Photo)
Jeff's performance on Friday night at Jamestown Speedway clinched him the 25th Annual Dakota Classic Modified Championship. Full results from the events and the final series standings are available at www.DakotaClassicModTour.com.
|July 8th, 2014 - Taylor Doubles Up to Kick Off Dakota Classic Modified Tour
|Jeff Taylor opened the 25th Annual Dakota Classic Modified Tour at Nodak Speedway (Minot, North Dakota). With eighty-four entries on hand for the $2,000-to-win race, Jeff started his night by charging from ninth to win his heat race, earning him a spot in the redraw for the feature. Taylor drew the fourth starting spot for the finale, and led all 30 laps to the victory over Ryan Ruter, Shawn Strand, Brian Mullen, and Adam Larson.
Round #2 of the Dakota Classic Modified Tour was held on Monday night at Estevan Motor Speedway (Estevan, SK) as sixty-seven competitors registered for the $2,000-to-win program. The night started with Taylor once again winning his heat race to lock into the feature. After drawing the pole position for the main event, Jeff went on to another dominating performance. Claiming his second victory in as many night over Steven Pfeifer, Curt Lund, Shawn Anderson, and Scott Drake.
Tuesday night took the team to Williston Basin Speedway (Williston, North Dakota) for the next round of the mini-series. Seventy-six entries were on hand for the program, and Taylor's started with struggles in heat race action that forced him to run a b-main. In the b-main Jeff finished third to lock into the nineteenth starting spot on the feature grid. Taylor charged through the field during the course of the 30 lap finale to finish third behind race winner, Jordan Grabouski, and Steven Pfeifer.
Full results from the events are available at www.DakotaClassicModTour.com.
|June 27th, 2014 - Taylor Finishes Second in Clash at the Creek
|Jeff Taylor entered the annual Clash at the Creek at 141 Speedway (Francis Creek, Wisconsin) over the weekend, which posted a $10,000 top prize for competitors.
A talented field of sixty-nine entries were on hand for the event, and Wednesday night's program was highlighted with double heat races. In the first heat Jeff raced to a second place finish, and in the second heat he powered his #5 Jeff Taylor Racing/Industrial Electric/Taylor Chassis/Mullins Racing Engine Open Wheel Modified. His point tally at the end of the night positioned him starting third in Saturday night's main event.
In Saturday's main event Taylor worked his way around Darin Duffy for the second spot by lap 20 of the 50-lapper, right before the only caution flag of the race would wave. When the race restarted, pole sitter Mike Mullen continued to motor away out front with Taylor in tow. Mullen entered lap traffic with 12 laps remaining but would not falter as he worked through two- and three-wide lapped cars on his way to victory. Taylor settled in second followed by Josh Long, Darin Duffy, and James Tebon.
Complete results from the event are available at www.141Speedway.com
|June 13th, 2014 - Taylor Finds Victory Lane at Dacotah Speedway
|Jeff Taylor piloted the #99T Shawn Strand owned Open Wheel Modified to his fourth win of the season in four starts on Sunday evening with a triumph at Dacotah Speedway (Mandan, North Dakota). Thirty-one competitors registered for battle, and after charging from eighth to win his heat race, Jeff earned the twelfth starting spot for the main event. In the feature he quickly worked his way to the front of the pack before going on to claim the dominating win over Shawn Strand, Brian Swenson, Aaron Turnbull, and Marlyn Seidler. Full results from the event are available at www.DacotahSpeedway.net
|March 22nd, 2014 - Taylor Sweeps Mid-American Modified Championship
|Jeff Taylor kicked off his 2014 season with a tripleheader weekend at Batesville Motor Speedway (Locust Grove, Arkansas) for the 18th Annual Mid-America Modified Championship. (Richardson Photography Photo)
Action opened on Thursday night as twenty-four entries looked to take a stab at a program that boasted a $1,500 top prize. Jeff started the night off by winning his preliminary heat race and going on to win the dash, which left him starting third in the feature. In the main event, he would quickly motor his way forward, and with an extreme slide job overtook the top spot from early leader Ken Schrader. Taylor remained untouchable in the closing laps to score the win over Schrader, Spencer Wilson, Richie Tosh, and Jared Siefert.
When action ratcheted up on Friday night for round #2 of the three day affair, Jeff struggled early and found himself rolling off from the 21st starting spot in the $1,500-to-win main event. During the course of the feature, Taylor rocketed from deep in pack to claim the victory in a thriller ahead of Richie Tosh, Marlon Sidler, Brandon Smith, and Shawn Walsh.
On Saturday evening, Jeff unloaded his #5 Open Wheel Modified at the 3/8 mile speed plant in pursuit of his third straight win in the finale of the three day program. In the main event, Taylor reached victory lane once again over Richie Tosh and Shawn Walsh with Tyson Franks and Spencer Wilson rounding out the top five.
Complete results from the weekend are available at www.batesvillemotorspeedway.net
|January 18th, 2014 - 2009 Race Ready Larry Shaw Late Model For Sale
|The Used Cars section has been updated with a Larry Shaw Late Model for sale.