Team OwnerS

Wayne Taylor

Wayne Taylor

The three-time sports car champion and owner of Wayne Taylor Racing has won the most prestigious motorsports events around the world as a driver and team owner. As a driver, Taylor won the Rolex 24 at Daytona twice, the 24 Hours of Le Mans (P), 12 Hours of Sebring, and the Inaugural Petit Le Mans. In 2007, Taylor joined forces with former teammate Max Angelelli to create Wayne Taylor Racing. As team owner, Wayne Taylor Racing has two IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championships, has won 31 races along with two Rolex at Daytona, 12 Hours of Sebring and Petit Le Mans (2) wins. In celebration of his great achievements as driver and team owner, Taylor has been inducted into the Sebring Hall of Fame (2014) as well as the prestigious South Africa Hall of Fame (2019), joining fellow South African ambassadors such as Gary Player and Nelson Mandela.

 

Driver Career Statistics

  • Inducted into the South Africa Hall of Fame (2019)
  • Inducted into the Sebring Hall of Fame (2014)
  • Two-time Rolex 24 At Daytona Champion (1996, 2005)
  • Three-time sports car champion (1994, 1996, 2005)
  • Inaugural Petit Le Mans winner (1998)
  • Prototype winner at the 24 Hours of Le Mans (1998)
  • 12 Hours of Sebring winner (1996)

 

Team Owner Career Statistics

  • Wayne Taylor Racing enters its 14th season in 2020
  • Two IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championships (2013, 2017)
  • Two Rolex 24 at Daytona Wins (2017, 2019)
  • One 12 Hours of Sebring Wins (2017)
  • Two Petit Le Mans Wins (2014, 2018)
  • Detroit Grand Prix Wins (2013, 2014, 2016, 2017)
  • Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach (2015, 2016, 2017)
  • Eight IMSA Manufacturer Championships
    • Pontiac, Corvette and Cadillac brands of General Motors
  • Seven North American Lamborghini Super Trofeo Championship titles and one Lamborghini World Finals Title

 

Max Angelelli

Max Angelelli

Max Angelelli is both one of the most-winningest drivers in North American sports car racing history as well as the most winning Italian driver in US Motosports with 28 career victories. Known as “Max the Ax” for his flamboyant ability to cut through race traffic, he had immense success in his motorsports career with two wins at the Rolex 24 At Daytona and two IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar championships in 2005 and 2013.

Angelelli created Wayne Taylor Racing with former teammate Wayne Taylor in 2007. Wayne Taylor Racing has competed in 14 seasons with 31 wins including two IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar championships and two Rolex 24 at Daytona wins.

 

Driver Career Statistics

  • Two-time Rolex 24 At Daytona Champion (2005, 2017)
  • IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Champion winner (2005, 2013)
  • Petit Le Mans winner (2014)
  • 28 career sports car driver victories

 

Team Owner Career Statistics

  • Wayne Taylor Racing enters its 14th season in 2020
  • Two IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championships (2013, 2017)
  • Two Rolex 24 at Daytona Wins (2017, 2019)
  • One 12 Hours of Sebring Wins (2017)
  • Two Petit Le Mans Wins (2014, 2018)
  • Detroit Grand Prix Wins (2013, 2014, 2016, 2017)
  • Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach (2015, 2016, 2017)
  • Eight IMSA Manufacturer Championships
    • Pontiac, Corvette and Cadillac brands of General Motors
  • Seven North American Lamborghini Super Trofeo Championship titles and one Lamborghini World Finals Title

 

 



Management

Travis Houge

Travis Houge

Title: General Manager
Place of Birth: Fairmont, MN
Hometown: Dolliver, Iowa
Current Residence: Brownsburg, IN

 

In 2014, having joined WTR in the Fall of 2006 as Crew Chief, Travis Houge became Team Manager and now, as General Manager, currently oversees all operations of the Wayne Taylor Racing operation including the successful IMSA WeatherTech prototype program as well as the championship winning Super Trofeo driver development program run on behalf of Prestige Performance. Prior to joining WTR, Houge worked with Target Chip Ganassi Racing’s Grand-Am program in 2004-2005 as front-end assembly specialist and before that in the NHRA Drag Racing Series for Don Prudhomme Racing as a Pit Crew Mechanic, which included building and maintaining top fuel engines.

Brian Pillar

Brian Pillar

Shop Duties: Technical Director
Pit Stop Duties: Race Strategy
Place of Birth: Barrie, Ontario, Canada
Hometown: Alliston, Ontario, Canada
Current Residence: Westfield, IN 

 

Brian Pillar joined Wayne Taylor Racing December 2007 and has been WTR’s Technical Director overseeing the prototype program since 2011. Engineer for RealTime Racing in the SCCA Speed World Challenge series from 2004 to 2007, with drivers Peter Cunningham and Pierre Kleinubing. Won the driver and manufacturers championships in 2005 and 2006. Engineer and Crew Chief for Tecmark Autosport in the SCCA World Challenge series in 2003, with driver Nic Jonsson. Worked with Hyundai Motorsports in the Grand-Am Series in 2002. Began racing career at the Basi Motorsport School near Montreal, QB in 2001. Designed Formula SAE race cars while completing a Mechanical Engineering degree at Queens University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

Krista Elliott Riley

Krista Elliott Riley

Title: Partnership Management
Place of Birth: Trenton, NJ
Hometown: Doylestown, PA
Current Residence: Zionsville, IN

 

Involved in motorsports marketing, sponsorship, event management and promotion for over 20 years, Krista originally came on board to work side-by-side Wayne Taylor when he was still comfortably seated in the cockpit. Krista now assists the Wayne Taylor Racing family of drivers, Corporate and Technical  Partners, in both the IWSC and Lamborghini ST programs, with their track activation, corporate PR and promotional, merchandising, B2B development and other Client Services needs.

 

 

Ashley Adams

Ashley Adams

Shop Duties: Office Manager
Place of Birth: Upland, CA 
Hometown: Santa Clarita, CA
Current Residence: Indianapolis, IN


Ashley Adams joined Wayne Taylor Racing as Office Manager in September 2019. She had previously spent 13 years working for the NHRA team, John Force Racing. In her free time, Ashley enjoys traveling with her husband, Chris, and playing with her dog.