Getty Images

Jordan Taylor’s latest social media brilliance: “Super fan” selfies

Leave a comment

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.

Dean Wilson out for rest of Supercross season

SupercrossLIVE.com
Leave a comment

“Such a massive gut punch on Saturday,” Dean Wilson wrote on Instagram on Tuesday. “Just as I was gaining good momentum riding well, feeling good and chasing my first win things turned in the blink of an eye.”

With that post, Wilson announced that he will be out for the remainder of the Supercross season, which includes races at East Rutherford, N.J. and Las Vegas, Nev. An MRI earlier in the week revealed a shoulder injury. He also sustained damage to his kidney in a Lap 8 accident while he was running in the top 10.

Wilson’s injuries will not require surgery.

Wilson’s season began with a lot of promise. Earning the holeshot in the season-opening race at Anaheim, Wilson led for a time before narrowly missing the podium in fourth.

Two weeks later, Wilson finished fifth overall in the Triple Crown event of Anaheim II. Those are his only top-fives of the season.

“The tough part of this is I have been trying so hard this year to be back where I need to be trying to get a job for next year,” Wilson continued.

View this post on Instagram

Such a massive gut punch on Saturday. Just as I was gaining good momentum riding well, feeling good and chasing my first win things turned in the blink of an eye. Started off Denver topping free practice then went on to qualify P1 in qualifier 1. Qualifier 2 didn’t get the cleanest laps but ended with a 4th. On to the main event I was running around 7th on lap 7 moving forward and as I came around for the rhythm section I tripled in and something freak happened causing the bike to nose dive after I tripled in and pile driving me into the ground. The tough part of this is I have been trying so hard this year to be back where I need to be trying to get a job for next year. It’s tough just hoping to have a ride each year. 2nd part is people saying “wilson’s hurt again, big surprise there” when it was something that wasn’t my fault. It’s a tough pill To swallow.. I injured my shoulder and got a contusion on my kidneys. Got MRI and good news is I dodged a bullet on my shoulder and I am just going to give it a few weeks of rest and therapy and see where we are at. Huge disappointment to end my SX season like this. Thanks to my whole team for everything and everybody checking in on me. I really appreciate it. I will be back.

A post shared by D E A N O (@deanwilson15) on

Next Race: East Rutherford April. 27, on NBCSN and on NBC Sports Gold

Follow Dan Beaver on Twitter