(Kilgore, TX) – Kade Taylor led flag-to-flag to take home the victory at Parish Line Speedway in Saline, Louisiana. Taylor’s 21T started on the pole and ran consistently throughout the entire race to take home the victory.
After the race, the smiling 15-year-old was excited to get the win in his first appearance at the track. “We hadn’t been to this track before. It was pretty wet and tacky. It’s decent-sized and racy. I really liked it!”
Discussing his night in more detail, Kade went on. “We won the first heat so we had to start last in the second one. We came through the field to second but after the race we realized that the nut on the right front spindle was loose and the kingpin was about falling out. That explained why we were getting really loose at the end! It was a close call for sure!”
In the feature, Kade said the kart was probably too tight but he managed. “They watered the track just before the feature and we weren’t expecting that. We had tightened the kart up and didn’t have time to adjust it so I had to drive it like that. It worked out alright, though.”
Kade also recapped his trip East to race in Charlotte over the Memorial Day Weekend. “We had a lot of bad luck while we were there. The QRC Chassis we were driving was plenty capable but we had a motor issue on the day of the race and had to take the motor back to be repaired. They dropped it off at the track (Millbridge Speedway) and then it took us awhile to get the setup close. We got it for the feature and actually traded sliders inside the top five with World of Outlaws Sprint Car star Joey Saldana for a few laps. One time coming off the turn his car bit and mine didn’t and we got together and had to both go to the back. Then it rained the rest of the race out so we never got to finish it. It was a great time though and we’ll be back there for the Nationals in September!”
You can visit Kade online at www.KadeTaylorRacing.com. Follow Kade’s progress in North Carolina next week on Facebook at Kade Taylor Racing.
About Kade Taylor
Kade is a 15-year-old racer currently competing in Outlaw Sprint Karts both regionally and nationally. He is also a straight-A student-athlete who is as proficient with throwing or defending a football as he is at bringing home checkered flags on the race track.
His motorsports marketing partners include QRC Factory Karts, Cutting Edge Designs, Southern Transport, Inc., Sunoco Race Fuels, JTR Electric, JR Builders, Straight Up Performance (SUP) and Dragonfly Trucking.