May 30, 2014, 7:30 PM EDT
Jordan Taylor (pictured, right, with co-driver/brother Ricky Taylor) will always be known as one-half of the final GRAND-AM Rolex Series Daytona Prototype champions. But for the last year or so, he’s been known for something else as well: His mullet.
The hairstyle has become every bit a signature for him as his tenacious driving behind the wheel of the No. 10 Wayne Taylor Racing Corvette DP. It’s even featured prominently on his IMSA hard card.
But alas, we’ll soon have to say goodbye to it (at least, for now), as Taylor has chosen to cut his lengthy locks at the Sahlen’s Six Hours of Watkins Glen next month.
The good news is that it’s being done for a good cause. As part of the cut, Taylor is raising money for Camp Boggy Creek and Camp Anokijig through a raffle. The goal is to raise $10,000 altogether for the two charities.
The winner of the raffle will receive two paddock passes to the Watkins Glen race, a ride around the fabled road course in a two-seater Daytona Prototype, behind-the-scenes tours of the WTR and Corvette Racing paddocks – and a chance to help cut Taylor’s mullet off. The runner-up will receive a new set of Continental Tires. You can get your tickets here.
Taylor is looking forward to helping Boggy Creek and Anokijig, but also seemed to indicate that the mullet was starting to take on a life of its own.
“I’ve had great success with the mullet, but I think a lot of people are saying that I get a lot of credit for my hair than my driving, so I kind of just want to go back to being a racing driver again and not just the guy with the weird hair,” Taylor told SportsCar365 recently.
Fair enough. But you can never say never in this racing business. Perhaps, one day, the mullet will rise again.
The Taylor brothers qualified fifth for tomorrow’s TUDOR United SportsCar Championship race at Belle Isle Park in Detroit. Richard Westbrook (P) and Spencer Pumpelly (GTD) will be on pole.
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