16 YR OLD TAYLOR HANUS~JLV RACING~ '69 CAMARO~ 2014 REVIEW
2014 was an impressive rookie year for 16 year old Taylor Hanus behind the
wheel of her grandfather Jack Van De Voorde’s 496ci Super Pro ’69 Camaro…
Ever since Taylor was a little girl she preferred toy cars over dolls.
Years of sitting in the stands with her late grandmother Mary, watching her
grandfather “Papa Jack” and other family members race was surely a
factor. She recalls sitting for hours betting with grandma and picking her
favorite color car to win. Years later towards the end of the racing
season, Taylor almost 14 now, was taken by her grandparents to see her
first Jr. dragster race where she was able to sit in a few Jr. dragsters
cockpits and dream what it would be like to race one. That dream started to
become a reality with a surprise on Taylor’s 14th birthday in December.
Papa Jack and Taylor’s father Charlie surprised Taylor with a gift to an
all day Jr. dragster lesson in February at Doug Foley’s Drag Racing
School in Florida! Taylor will never forget the valuable lessons taught and
most of all learning to drive Doug Foley’s sons Jr. Dragster! Next up was
purchasing a 7.90 Jr. dragster for Taylor. She then competed for two years
with the Jr. dragster learning to cut a light and be consistent in
everything she did. But now having being bit by the racing bug, she had an
itch for “Papa Jack’s Camaro which he hadn’t raced
personally since 2010. With Taylor now 16 years old, the decision was made
to move up and race the Camaro! Under the watchful eye
and guidance of Papa Jack who himself had been racing competitively since
the ‘60’s, Taylor was given the opportunity to become the youngest
driver in the Super Pro class at her home track Route 66 Raceway in Joliet,
Illinois. Taylor had a remarkable rookie year running consistent 10’s
and by the end of the season had set her personal best of email@example.com!
She was known for her perfect burnouts and reaction times that left even
the seasoned racers in awe!
As the 2015 season is near,Taylor now 17 years old, looks to get into the
8’s and dedicates the upcoming season to her beloved grandmother Mary who
recently passed away. Mary along with her husband Jack were with Taylor at
every race and she will be greatly missed cheering on Taylor but still
will be there in spirit.
NASTY Camaro Crash UP CLOSE! - Brand New Car Totaled
Tommy Franklin came out of this crash uninjured. Unfortunately this was the
3rd or 4th pass on a brand new Garret Race Cars built Pro NitrousCamaro. Tommy is back out with a
new car and is currently sitting #2 in points in the PDRA Pro Nitrous class. For more info on the PDRA Drag
Racing series check out http://www.pdra660.com/
UK Top Sportsman drag racing 2012 - Mopar Euronats, Santa Pod Raceway
The 2012 UK Top Sportsman competition will be staged over the 3 days of the
Mopar Euronationals to be held at Santa Pod, July 27th 28th and 29th July.
Visit www.topsportsman.co.uk and www.mopareuronats.com for more details
Video produced by zeontv.
Voicover by Dave Gibbons
Music by Sean Anthony
2011 mustang gt vs Camaro SS drag race.
The stangu.com car was at Empire Raceway in NY doing a little test n tune.
The car is a 2011 Ford Mustang GT Automatic that has an AED
tune, lethal H pipe, Steeda CAI, borla axle back, BMR relocation bracket,
steeda panhard bar, LCA on 285 nittros. The car ran pretty good for the
first time out on the track this year. The best time was 12.269 on our
street tires. We look forward to more test n tune sessions before the
first Moms Racing in two weeks. www.stangu.com