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JT Taylor Beats Standing Record by 10 Seconds at CHCA Temple Canyon Hill Climb

RENO, NV    MAY 31, 2011   After a win in the NORRA 4a Class with Marty Fiolka, Doug Nagy, and Jim and Lisa Greenway, JT Taylor headed north to Colorado to compete and win the CHCA Temple Canyon Hill Climb.   JT Taylor finished first in the Ultra4 Class and beat his pre-existing record by 10 seconds in the blue Torchmate / Tube Shark Buggy.  “We beat the record by 10 seconds because the conditions were perfect, the course was perfect and it truly couldn’t have been better,” said JT Taylor after a very successful weekend.

Not pre-committed due to possible constraints getting back from NORRA, JT Taylor drove hard to get back to Colorado to prep the Torchmate / Tube Shark buggy for hill climb.  Just hours later he showed up at Canon City for Tech where he pitted with Torchmate Teammates Brad and Roger Lovell. Taylor was the fastest Ultra4 qualifier on Saturday.

Race day Sunday was delayed a bit due to rain the previous night.  They packed down the road and prepared to run.  “Being I was the fastest qualifier, I picked if I wanted to go first or last, and I decided to go last,” said JT Taylor.  His decision paid off as the course had just that much more time to find the perfect compound, and JT knew the time to beat.  JT Taylor finished the 3.59 mile course in 3 minutes, 24 seconds.

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