Riley & Taylor Plan To Go Their Own Ways
Bill Riley’s Riley Motorsports LLC, of Indianapolis, Indiana,
and Wayne Taylor’s Surrey Sport LLC, of Apopka, Florida have
announced this week that their joint operation – running the
SunTrust Riley Pontiac in the Rolex Series – will come to
an end at the conclusion of this season.
"As we approach the end of our third year with
this program, we are delighted with the success we have achieved
with the SunTrust Race Team, in great part from Bill Riley and the
fine team we assembled,” said Wayne Taylor. “Nothing
lasts forever, and through a mutual decision, we have plans to grow
in different areas so we are both moving forward, but separately.
The success we all achieved will go down in the Grand American history
books and for that, we are very proud.”
will no longer oversee the running of the No. 10 car after the 2006
season, and are looking to expand in numerous areas, including within
Grand American itself,” said Bill Riley, President of Riley
Motorsports (with Max Angelelli, right). “We are fortunate
to have a number of opportunities present themselves which will
allow us to expand our business in multiple areas of racing and
now is the right time.”
Wayne Taylor and Max Angelelli won the 2005 Grand
American Rolex Sports Car Series Team and Driver Championships in
the DP class with five victories, ten podium finishes, three poles
and seven fastest laps.
Remarkably, the #10 Riley completed every lap of
the 2005 Rolex season.
The Riley Mk.XI chassis has won a total of 24 races,
finished on the podium 68 times and won two Constructor Championships
since its creation and first race in January of 2004.
really proud of the accomplishments we’ve made with both the
success of the No. 10 SunTrust Pontiac Riley team and the Riley
chassis,” added Bill Riley. “I want to thank SunTrust
and Wayne Taylor for the opportunity to be a part of this success
for the past three years. We have a great group of people who are
very good at their jobs and truly focused on winning. Success comes
from teamwork and we are pleased to have dedicated people on board,
both with the accomplishments in the past and as we move forward.”
Here are the
post-race celebrations at Laguna Seca, the #10 car's only win of
2006, so far (Angelelli and Magnussen).