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Drag Racing: Taylor Keeping It All In The Family » Sports » The Daily Item, Sunbury, Pa

The retired auto body shop owner is happy to spend much of his time with family. He does so every weekend. Oh, as for slowing down: He no longer drives 200 miles an hour in traffic. These days the lifelong race driver, who grew up in the shadow of the Port Royal Speedway, holds it to about 143, although he may soon speed things up, to about 175. Taylor is a regular in the modified eliminator class every Sunday at Beaver Springs Dragway, where he began racing in 1996. His 1966 Chevy Nova, for which he takes lots of good-natured ribbing from his family of Ford drivers, is running in the 9.30-second (at 142-143 miles per hour) range on the quarter-mile drag strip. As has been his history since running sprint and stock cars at Port Royal Speedway, Taylor, even at 75, is always looking for a challenge. So instead of riding off into the sunset, Taylor is in the process of purchasing a dragster, which he hopes to debut at BSD this weekend. That one runs 7.60s at 175 miles per hour, so were going to see how wide my eyes will open next week, joked Taylor last weekend while enjoying a sunny afternoon at his home away from home in Snyder County on test-and-tune day.
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