Most of the numbers associated with the 2011 Grand-Am Rolex Series would gladden the hearts of
Sun Trust Racing owner Wayne Taylor,
his son/driver Ricky and his partner/
driver Max Angelelli. Five consecutive
poles and six podium finishes, including
a pair of wins and more laps led than
series powerhouse Chip Ganassi Racing
with Felix Sabates.
However, with just three rounds to
go, the only numbers that really count
read 295 to 266 – those are the
championship points amassed by
Ganassi and Sun Trust, respectively.
The good news? Taylor & Co. are on a
roll, speed-wise. It was mid May when
anyone last outqualified the rapidly
emerging Ricky Taylor. And the Sun Trust
SunTrust Racing has the quickest car in Grand-Am, and
Words David Phillips
now the team is starting to take advantage of that pace.
All images R.D. Ethan/LAT