2018 BFGoodrich CAMS Australian Off Road Championship
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Team Taylor Bound for AORC Opener
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Thursday, 03 May 2018
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Source: Toby Cooper

This weekend Team Taylor will kick-start their 41st year in off road racing by debuting an ex Harley Letner Tatum #24 nicknamed AK47.  AK47 is a far cry from the original VW Baja powered by an engine removed from the family car that Nev Taylor rolled out an in 1977. On Saturday, Nev will continue his off road journey as he takes to the navigator’s seat alongside son Ryan at the St. George 399, Round 1 of the 2018 BFGoodrich CAMS Australian Off Road Championship.

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Nev’s early days saw him claim multiple Australian Class 4 titles in his beloved VW Baja’s before purchasing a Kuster Raceco Class 1 buggy from the Zacka family who had imported it from the states as the first A-Arm machine to land in Australia. They say a family that race together stays together and there has been no better orchestrated then Team Taylor, mother Annette along with children Hayley, Michael, Clayton and Ryan all being involved over the years.

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Ryan was first introduced to the sport as a 12 year old navigating for father Nev in a Baja, before making his own racing debut at the Toowoomba Valley short course in the mid 1990’s. Having being able to watch, learn and race with his father and brothers, Ryan was destined for a successful reign behind the wheel. In a father and son relationship nurtured by years of competition, Nev and Ryan’s bond grew deeper after losing their GET Buggy in a fire two years ago at Mildura; one they were lucky to escape unharmed. With a best result of third outright at the 2014 AORC Round in Coffs Harbour and a top 10 finish at Finke to his name, Ryan Taylor regards competing alongside his father in the team’s 40th season as his greatest memory.

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Team Taylor chased an electrical gremlin at St George in 2017 which they found early on day; the fuel tank foam was blocking the filter, causing the engine in the Razorback to shut down. Though still able to secure third in class last year, Ryan and Nev have their eyes firmly set on an outright podium this weekend in their new Tatum to kick-start their AORC campaign heading into Finke.

With their season set to get underway in Central Queensland on Saturday, Taylor has locked in all three AORC rounds into their 2018 calendars as well as their favourite race, the Goondiwindi 400. Team Taylor are able to live the dream of racing across Australia with family and friends courtesy of their great sponsors, a big thank you must go to Racewheels Australia, Method Race Wheels, Toyo Tyres, King Shocks, Racetrans and Precise Automotive for their continued support.

See you at St.George!

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