He’s known as “Max the Ax” for his flamboyant ability to cut through race traffic and in 2014 the former Italian F3 champion elevated his career sports car racing total to 27 victories, surpassed only by Scott Pruett’s 43 and Memo Rojas’ 29. The latest victory came alongside brothers Ricky and Jordan Taylor, full-time co-drivers of the No. 10 Konica Minolta Chevrolet Corvette DP, at the season-ending Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta. It locked up second place for the team in the four-race Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup, the series within the 11-event Tudor United SportsCar Championship. In 2013, Angelelli co-drove with Jordan Taylor to the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series driver championship with five wins, 10 podium finishes and 12 top-fives in 14 events. In 2005, Angelelli co-drove with Wayne Taylor to the Rolex Series title.
Ricky Taylor is the 25-year-old elder son of team owner Wayne Taylor who returns to the No. 10 Konica Minolta Chevrolet Corvette DP as full-time co-driver for his fifth career season and second in a row alongside his younger brother Jordan. He co-drove to a pair of victories in 2014 enroute to second place in the inaugural Tudor United SportsCar Championship driver and team standings. The victories came on the Streets of Belle Isle circuit in downtown Detroit for the team’s second win in a row at the Chevrolet-sponsored event, and in dominating fashion alongside third driver Max “The Ax” Angelelli at the season-ending Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta. Taylor co-drove to seven wins and 10 pole positions alongside Angelelli in the No. 10 WTR entry from 2010 through 2012. In 2011, he secured a near-history-making six consecutive pole positions – one shy of the series record set by Jon Fogarty in 2007. Taylor co-drove the No. 90 Spirit of Daytona Corvette DP with Richard Westbrook during the 2013 GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series season.
Jordan Taylor, the 23-year-old younger son of Wayne Taylor, followed a banner 2013 season by winning a pair of Tudor United SportsCar Championship races with his older brother Ricky in the No. 10 Konica Minolta Chevrolet Corvette DP in 2014 and finishing second in the championship. The Taylor brothers scored their victories at Detroit in June and at the season-ending Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta in October, the latter alongside third driver Max “The Ax” Angelelli. In 2013, Jordan Taylor’s first full season in DP-class competition, he co-drove with Angelelli to the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series driver’s championship behind a series-high five victories, three poles and six podiums. Overall, Jordan Taylor has nine wins, 13 podium finishes and has qualified on the pole six times in his 55 Rolex and Tudor series starts. He also has co-driven a factory Chevrolet Corvette C6.R ZR1 the past three seasons with Jan Magnussen and Antonio Garcia at the world’s major endurance events, including the 24 Hours of Le Mans.