Wayne Taylor Racing Inks Konica Minolta
LONG BEACH, Calif. — Wayne Taylor Racing has reached an agreement with Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta), to become the new primary sponsor of its No. 10 Chevrolet Corvette Dallara Daytona Prototype in the Tudor United SportsCar Championship.
The first race for the team in the new Konica Minolta colors is the Tequila Patron Sports Car Showcase Saturday (April 12), as part of the 40th annual Grand Prix of Long Beach Verizon IndyCar Series weekend, where Wayne Taylor’s sons Ricky and Jordan will partner together to drive the No. 10 Chevrolet Corvette Daytona Prototype.
“We are so proud and incredibly happy to enter into this partnership with Konica Minolta,” said team owner and three-time sports car racing champion Wayne Taylor. Taylor’s younger son Jordan Taylor and longtime partner and former co-driver Max Angelelli blazed to the 2013 driver’s championship in the final season of the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series in their No. 10 Corvette DP.
“After winning the championship last year, and with the merger of Grand-Am and the American Le Mans Series this year, we knew that we would need to elevate our game in a big way if we were to continue competing for championships in the new Tudor United SportsCar Series. Having a business leader such as Konica Minolta come on board as the title sponsor of my organization just made sense.”
“The motorsports program is an ideal platform for us to expand our sports marketing efforts while reaching a broader audience,” said Rick Taylor, President and Chief Operating Officer of Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. “With this sponsorship, there are clearly a multitude of options available that will help us further the Konica Minolta brand and we are really looking forward to this first event at Long Beach. Wayne and I have worked together in the past, so we know each other well and we look forward to a productive, long-term relationship.”