Taylor paces second Road America practice

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Taylor paces second Road America practice


Taylor paces second Road America practice


Jordan Taylor and the Wayne Taylor Racing team took charge of the second practice session at Road America as the No. 10 Cadillac DPi-V.R was comfortably faster than Juan Pablo Montoya in the No. 6 Acura Team Penske ARX-05.

Taylor’s lap (1m52.402s) during IMSA’s annual visit with the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship was the fastest of the day, and gave Montoya’s team some speed to find overnight (+0.353s). JDC-Miller/GAINSCO Motorsports was third with the No. 99 ORECA 07-Gibson LMP2 (+0.371s) in comfortable conditions under overcast skies.

Practice 2

Ford and BMW owned the top four in GT Le Mans as Dirk Muller’s No. 66 Ford Chip Ganassi Racing GT went quickest (2m03.713s), albeit just ahead of Connor De Phillippi in the No. 25 BMW Team RLL M8 GTE (+0.079s). Richard Westbrook followed in the No. 67 Ford GT (+0.121s) and Jesse Krohn was fourth in the No. 24 BMW M8 (+0.231s).

The only carryover from the first session was Magnus Racing’s Andy Lally (2m06.813s), who stayed atop GT Daytona in the No. 44 Audi R8 LMS GT3. Park Place Motorsports owner/driver Patrick Lindsey was a revelation in second (+0.039s) with the No. 73 Porsche 911 GT3 R, and Lexus claimed third with Kyle Marcelli in the No. 14 RC F GT3 (+0.063s).

Compared to the big fire and bigger crash that sidelines two cars during the first practice session, the afternoon was relatively tame as mild bodywork damage to CORE autosport’s LMP2 and a blown tire (and resulting bodywork damage) to one of Mazda’s RT24-P DPis kept the drama to a minimum.

UP NEXT: Free Practice 3, Saturday, 9:55 a.m. ET