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November 24, 2019 - Taylor Finds Victory Lane in Final Round of Desert Thunder Nationals
1Jeff Taylor held off R.C. Whitwell on the final circuit to win Sunday’s Desert Thunder Nationals finale at Central Arizona Speedway in Casa Grande, Ariz. The victory came aboard Taylor’s Industrial Electric No. 5 Spur Bar/ Wehrs Machine/ Provence Construction/ Shaw Race Car Modified.

“We got a little more balance in the car today,” Taylor said afterward.  “We held on; the car was pretty good so we’re happy with that.”

“It’s different racing here in the day.  You can see the shadow off of two,” Taylor explained.  “I knew if he ever got beside me and I saw his shadow that I would be in trouble.  But I couldn’t run down there so there wasn’t anything I could do about it so if he passed me, then more power to him.”

Returning on his western swing, Jeff Taylor along with 40 other IMCA Modified drivers converged at Central Arizona Speedway for the 6th Annual Desert Thunder Nationals. Taylor started the night off with a heat race victory which positioned him second on the starting grid for the finale. (Vyn Polmanteer photo)

Jeff jumped into the lead at the outset of the feature and led throughout. A final caution with five laps remaining put a hard-charging Whitwell on Taylor’s rear bumper, but Taylor was up to the task and fought off Whitwell’s last gasp bid for the lead. 

Taylor’s ninth victory of the season came ahead of Whitwell, Alex Stanford, Chaz Baca, and Jason Noll.

Earlier in the weekend, Taylor fell just one spot short of a transfer position into Friday night’s main event. Jeff improved on his performance on Saturday, recording an eighth-place finish in the 25-lap A-Main after starting 14th.

Full results from these events are available at www.CentralArizonaSpeedway.com.

November 16, 2019 - Jeff Taylor Bags Top 10 Finish in Duel in the Desert Finale
1Thursday night found Jeff Taylor in action at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (Las Vegas, Nevada) for the 22nd annual Duel in the Desert. Coming in 2nd in his heat behind Scott Brown, Taylor locked into the 11th-starting position for the preliminary feature. Wheeling his way into the Top-5 early, Jeff was running in 4th the majority of the race until crossing the line in 5th.

Returning on Friday for another round of preliminary features, Jeff started the night off with a heat race victory which positioned him on the pole for the A-Main. After leading from the drop of the green flag, Taylor got passed on the final lap to place 2nd behind Ethan Dotson with Jason Hughes, Jeremy Payne, and Shane DeVolder rounding out the Top-5.

Locked into the sixth-starting position for the $7,777-to-win A-Main on Saturday night, Taylor dropped three spots in the 40-lap affair to place 9th.

Full results from these events are available at www.IMCA.com.

November 9, 2019 - Taylor Begins West Swing with Wes Hurst Memorial
1On Friday night Jeff Taylor was one of 35 Open Wheel Modifieds signed in at Cocopah Speedway (Somertown, Arizona) for the Wes Hurst Memorial. Following a 3rd place finish in his heat, Taylor scored a 3rd place finish in his B-Main which positioned him 17th on the starting grid for the opening night feature. Losing a right-front shock five laps into the feature, Jeff slipped back to a 21st place outing.

The following night, Jeff locked his spot into the $3,000-to-win finale with a 2nd place finish in his heat behind Jake O’Neil. Hanging on to a Top-10 finish in the 30-lapper, Taylor dropped seven spots to place 10th.

Full results from these event are available at www.CocopahSpeedway.com.