Driver, team owner
The native South African has been a champion as a driver and team owner, and now he and his sons are making sports car racing history together. As a driver, Taylor won some of the sport’s most prestigious events — the Rolex 24 at DAYTONA (twice), 12 Hours of Sebring, Petit Le Mans and a class win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. In 2005, Taylor and Max Angelelli captured the 2005 GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series championship. Wayne Taylor Racing was formed in 2007 and finished consistently in the top-three in the Rolex Series championship. It entered the inaugural IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship fresh off son Jordan’s capture of the final Daytona Prototype driver’s championship, following a five-win season. Brother Ricky rejoined the team in 2014 and father and sons have soared. They won seven events in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship from 2014-16. They began the 2017 season with five straight victories in their Wayne Taylor Racing Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R, including the Rolex 24 at DAYTONA and 12 Hours of Sebring.