Taylor Blevins Canyon, TX
Sixteen-year-old Taylor Blevins is this month's Young Racers' Club winner. The high schooler hails from Canyon, Texas, which is just south of Amarillo. Taylor is a third generation racer who has helped maintain and prepare both Modified and Late Models for his father and grandfather. Together those two Blevins have more than 50 years of experience racing and building race cars. So, naturally, with all that experience, as Taylor got older the decision was made to build a car for him to try his hand behind the wheel. They chose the Cyclone Division at the 3⁄8-mile clay oval of Route 66 Motor Speedway in Amarillo. The trio built a '76 Monte Carlo with the original intention of running the local dirt tracks. However, they didn't get the car completed for the dirt season. So they did the only logical thing and went to get a little seat time on the pavement at Altus Speedway in Altus, Oklahoma. After running Atlus three times, Taylor ended up with three Third Place finishes. So, does that early success mean that he's ditching the idea of going dirt racing? Not on your life.

"For the 2011 season we're going to run all over the Texas panhandle running the dirt tracks," says Taylor. "But don't think for a second that we won't bolt on slicks and go run a little pavement either!"

Well Taylor, to help you along with that ambitious racing schedule we've got a $250 gift certificate headed your way from our good friends at TCI. Enjoy!