Corvette Racing Driver Profile: Jordan Taylor

Jordan Taylor Drives: No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R (endurance races)

Co-drivers: Jan Magnussen, Antonio Garcia

Birthdate: May 10, 1991

Birthplace: Orlando, Fla.

Residence: Apopka, Fla.

Family: Single

Notable: Joins Corvette Racing as third driver for endurance races; runner-up in 2011 Grand-Am Rolex Series GT championship; 2012 is first season in ALMS and Le Mans competition.

Twitter: @jordan_taylor88

Career Highlights

  • Early career: Started racing 100cc karts, winning two regional championships; won inaugural 24-hour go-kart endurance race

  • 2005: Third in Florida Winter Tour Championship with two podiums

  • 2006: Pole position in New Castle, Stars of Karting Round 2
  • 2007: Scholarship winner at Skip Barber Karting Shootout, Skip Barber Eastern Champion with four wins, 10 podiums and four poles

  • 2008: One win and two poles in F2000 Championship Series; one win in IMSA Lites; finished 15th in Rolex 24 at Daytona in GT class

  • 2009: 10th in Rolex 24 at Daytona in Daytona Prototype class; one win and one pole in Formula 1000; won VIR 13-hour SM class

  • 2010: Three pole positions in GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series GT class; two GT class podium finishes

  • 2011: Second in GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series GT Championship; one win and four podium finishes in GT class; one pole in GT class

Jordan Taylor, a 20-year-old college student from Apopka, Fla., joined Corvette Racing in 2012 as the third driver in the No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R for three long-distance events (Sebring, Le Mans, and Petit Le Mans). He is teamed with full-season drivers Jan Magnussen and Antonio Garcia.

The son of championship-winning driver Wayne Taylor, this second-generation racer literally grew up at race tracks. After progressing quickly through karting and school series, he made his debut in the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series in 2008. Taylor and his co-driver piloted the Autohaus Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro to a runner-up finish in the 2011 Rolex GT championship, just two points short of the title. He will continue to compete in the Rolex Series in 2012 with Autohaus Motorsports in addition to driving for Corvette Racing in endurance races.

"Corvette Racing is one of the most iconic names in motorsports, and joining this team is a huge opportunity for me," said Taylor, a student at the University of Central Florida majoring in Business Marketing. "There are certainly going to be challenges as I learn the capabilities of the Corvette C6.R race cars, become familiar with the team, adapt to new tracks, and race with new competitors. It's going to be amazing to race a Corvette at Sebring, Le Mans, and Road Atlanta!"