Wayne Taylor Racing is looking to sell its Cadillac DPi-V.R race car chassis from the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, making the unusual decision to list the car currently being raced by Jordan Taylor and Renger van der Zande on the market before the season is through. Selling the chassis now seems a sensible choice as IMSA prepares to move to a new prototype formula, team owner Wayne Taylor says.
“I figured the time was right with changes coming to the Prototype formula at some stage, and with all the success we’ve had with the car – wins at the Rolex 24 at Daytona with Jeff Gordon and Max [Angelelli] and my boys in it, the win at Sebring and Long Beach – and all the others that allowed us to win the first championship for the Cadillac DPi, now was the time,” Taylor told Racer.
Should the Cadillac DPi-V.R sell, Wayne Taylor Racing has another chassis on hand to replace it.
“I would rather someone have the car after the season, while it’s still relatively new, and very relevant, than hold onto it and sell it once it’s no longer considered a front-running car,” Taylor says.
Wayne Taylor Racing won last year’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship with the Cadillac DPi-V.R, sweeping the first five races of the season in an incredible display of track dominance. Cadillac this year switched from a 6.2-liter to a 5.5-liter V8, and the DPi-V.R has earned a total of two wins and six podium finishes in the 2018 season so far. Wayne Taylor Racing got off to a bit of a rocky start this season when it was forced to withdraw from the season opener at Daytona, after a string of tire punctures relegated the car to the pits multiple times.