Jordan Taylor isn’t just a badass race car driver, but also an innovator and pioneer on social media.
The guy who’s given us “the mullet,” music videos such as “Jordan loves stickers,” “JT Facials” on airplanes and various stories about the people he’s sitting next to, and alter egos such as “Burt Middleston,” has now delivered his latest gift to the world: “Rodney Sandstorm” the photographer, “Super fan.”
Those who have followed Taylor on social media know he’s been getting a brief introduction to the world of photography via learning and following his Snapchat nemesis and ace photographer, Jamey Price. So he’s starting to get the hang of the camera.
But now, during the first of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s two-day test at Daytona International Speedway, Taylor went “undercover” to pose for selfies with unsuspecting drivers.
Watch as Andy Lally (Acura), Lawson Aschenbach (Audi), Mark Wilkins, Tom Dyer and Mike Shank (Acura), Bryan Sellers (Lamborghini), Bill Auberlen (BMW), Scott Pruett (Lexus) and Ozz Negri (Acura) were all caught slightly off guard… until they realized who was behind the sunglasses, jean shorts and oversized hat. Negri’s reaction in particular was priceless.
The reason he wasn’t testing is because his Wayne Taylor Racing team can’t officially confirm what they’re running until their longtime manufacturer partner, GM, formally confirms the presence and launches its new Daytona Prototype international (DPi) model.
Obviously, there were cars on track too – we’ll hit that component of IMSA’s test later this week.