September 26, 2005
Taylor Finishes 3rd in 2005
Going into the
final weekend of racing of the Lucas Oil CORR series, Scott Taylor was
determined to retain the CORR Pro-2 championship. With all the teams
heading to the new venue at the Otay Ranch in Chula Vista, California,
anything could happen. The first time event also meant that Taylor,
Renezeder and Vandenhuvel were given a level playing field to compete for
Scott Taylor and his #1 Skyjacker Suspension BFGoodrich Tires Ford F-150
Pro-2 truck arrived at the Otay Ranch race facility a couple of days early
to get a good feel for the competition and the new track. After Friday’s
practice the team felt confident.
Saturday’s race ended quickly for Scott Taylor. Going into the second turn
of the first lap, the oil warning light came on. The culprit was a broken
oil pump drive mandrel. This instantly stopped the flow of oil through the
engine. Scott quickly shut everything down and his bid for a record
seventh CORR Pro-2 championship was over. Carl Renezeder went on to finish
fourth and combined with Scott’s first lap departure, enabled Renezeder to
clinch the 2005 Pro-2 Championship.
“Heading into the final two rounds of racing, I knew we had a shot at the
championship. Unfortunately a part we manufactured for the truck when it
was first built several years ago broke. Congratulations to Carl, he a
great competitor and great ambassador for CORR.” – noted Scott Taylor.
The final round of racing for the 2005 season began with Scott using all
the horsepower the Roush Performance engine offered, got the hole shot and
lead the first eleven laps. On lap 10 the left rear tire went flat. This
allowed Renezeder to take the lead on lap 12. Then the right rear tire
went down as well. On the white flag lap Vandenhuvel made the pass for
second place. Heading for the finish, with two shredded rear tires, Steve
Barlow caught Scott at the flag, giving Scott a fourth place finish. After
the round, the race officials penalized Renezeder for passing under the
This made the official order of finish: first–Vandenhuvel, second–Barlow,
and third-Scott Taylor.
Final 2005 Lucas Oil CORR Pro-2 Championship Standings:
1. Carl Renezeder
2. Dan Vandenhuvel
3. Scott Taylor
4. Scott Douglas
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“ We knew this season was going to be tough. New competitors, new “spec”
sized tires and a new track to compete on… always-new challenges.
Competing with our “non-standardized” chassis truck was our biggest
challenge. On the tighter tracks, we never quite got the chassis setup
the way we really like it. The new tire rule and the weight penalties that
our non-“standardized” chassis truck was given created some of the
handling issues. In the off-season a new “standardized” truck will be
built, and we look forward to competing for the 2006 championship,”
commented Scott Taylor after the race.
There’s still one race left at the Otay Ranch, the Nissan Nationals, on
October 1 – 2. This non-points high stakes race pays $25,000 to the winner
Scott would like to thank everyone that helped out this weekend,
especially his crew, family, friends, and his sponsors.
Mobil 1, MSD Ignition, Phil's Inc., Precision Gear, Auto Meter, Boatec,
CNC, K&N Engineering, Mastercraft and Ringer Gloves.
Kellie Taylor – Team Coordinator - (815) 544-4500
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