CALHAN, Colo. – In his first year of driving a non-wing sprint car, Zac Taylor captured the POWRi Lucas Oil Warrior Sprint Series championship thanks to a podium finish last Saturday at El Paso County Raceway.
“What a learning experience this year was,” Taylor said. “I learned driving a non-wing sprint car is so much different than a winged car. My dad learned so much about setups. It was just an incredible season, and to win the championship at a track where I won a winged championship a couple of years ago is even more special.”
Taylor’s championship-clinching afternoon began with a charge from seventh to second in his heat race, putting him in the fifth starting position for the feature.
“It was an afternoon show, so traction was at a premium,” he said. “I ran the bottom at one end of the track and the top at the other. I got up to second and was challenging for the lead when the caution came out. The leader learned where I was running and he moved up and blocked. I ended up third, but third was enough for the championship.”
Taylor noted that he may race his sprint car again the weekend following Thanksgiving in Arizona.
“One of the teams that came up to Colorado to run with us was telling us about this show so we are talking about going,” he said.
Taylor said he and midget owner Todd Henry are also looking at running with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League on Oct. 25-26 at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla.
“Then we start getting ready for the Chili Bowl and the 2020 season,” he added.