Taylor Hull on the right track in Seattle

07/24/2018 8:14 AM | Anonymous
This past weekend (July 20-21) was Formula Drift's annual visit to the Pacific Northwest at Evergreen Speedway in Monroe, Washington just outside Seattle. The weather was beautiful and thousands of fans would fill the stands for the weekends display of tire slaying drift action.

Taylor's Cadillac had the engine refreshed during the mid season break and had a great test session at Atlanta Motorsports Park over July 4th weekend so the team entered the event with high hopes. He was able to make some early runs in practice on Thursday and quickly identified that a rear gear change needed to be made to reach the high speeds of Evergreen. Following the adjustment, the car came to life and Taylor was able to adapt to the track again quickly as he had not competed at the venue since 2015. Practice concluded Thursday at 4PM and the team was confident.

Friday brought more practice laps to help hone in on a solid line before qualifying in the afternoon. Hull would go on to qualify into the top 32, but not as high as he or the team hoped after going off course on his second qualifying run. He had to rely solely on his first run which would land him in 30th. The day would finish with an all driver autograph session where all the fans in attendance could interact with the drivers.

Saturday would continue the trend of no mechanical issues as Taylor's Cadillac ATS performed solidly in final practice. The team continued to lower the tire pressure in the Achilles Radial 123s tires searching for every last bit of grip the car had to offer. Fully prepared, Taylor took to the track battling Justin Pawlack in his 2016 Roush Mustang. Taylor was able to chase close to Pawlack and following the duo's first battle, Ryan Sage (Formula Drift co-founder and announcer) was quoted saying "You can certainly tell that Hull has made some dramatic improvements to the vehicle and how its performing." Taylor would lead next and complete a good lead run, but upon conclusion of the battle, the judges would deem Pawlack the winner.

When Hull returned to the pits, he wore a smile from ear to ear. "That was a lot of fun huh? We battled one of the best there and got beat. I'm ok with that. I learned a lot that I can implement moving forward through the rest of the season and the Comp Cams, Achilles Radial, Affirm Consulting Cadillac ATS is running outstanding. I cannot wait to get back out on track!"

The next event will be in a few short weeks on August 10-11 at Gateway Motorsports Park in St Louis. This is a track new to Formula Drift which will give rookies and veterans alike a equal opportunity to quickly learn and excel. Taylor will be pushing harder than ever with the improved performance and he would like to thank all his partners who have helped support his program this season.

Comp Cams
Achilles Radial
Affirm Consulting
Fuel Air Spark Technology
Borla Exhaust
Fortune Auto USA
Driven Racing Oil
Sticker Shark
Magnuson Superchargers
OMP Racing
Cosmis Wheels
Committed Service Brand
Royalty Performance
Top Garage
Racing Head Service
JE Pistons
Eagle Specialty Products
Evolved Injection
Driveshaft Shop
Advanced Clutch Technology
CSF Radiators
Verocious Motorsports
Aloha Green Tea Hawaii
Chase Graphics
Custom Sheet Metal Of Delaware