SunTrust Back With General Motors

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Wayne Taylor Racing will field a prototype powered by Chevrolet engines next season. (Grand AM Photo)
Wayne Taylor Racing will field a prototype powered by Chevrolet engines next season. (Grand Am Photo)

ATLANTA — A reunion of sorts involving Wayne Taylor Racing will take place next season.

The No. 10 SunTrust Dallara prototype shared by Max Angelelli and Ricky Taylor will be powered by Chevrolet engines during the 2011 Grand Am Rolex Series season. The team will receive its engines from Earnhardt Childress Racing Engines.

General Motors’s Pontiac brand powered the SunTrust Racing team during its first five seasons in Grand Am Rolex Series competition. The team switched to Ford power during the 2009 and 2010 season, winning two races in 2009 and one this season.

“Having been with GM through most all of my racing career in North America, I am extremely happy to be back with GM,” said team owner Wayne Taylor. “Clearly, there is a lot of motivation to get SunTrust and GM back on top in the championship, so there is a tremendous amount of excitement already building for the 2011 season on all fronts. I can’t wait for it to get here.”

During its five-year run with General Motors from 2004 to 2008, the team earned 12 victories, 34 podium finishes, 44 top-fives, 56 top-10s and 10 pole positions, highlighted by the Grand Am Rolex Series championship for Angelelli and co-driver Wayne Taylor in 2005.

“We are thrilled that SunTrust and Wayne Taylor Racing have chosen to race with Chevrolet engines next year,” said Mark Kent, director of GM Racing. “We look forward to being reunited with this championship-winning team.”

The team also confirmed that Angelelli and Taylor would be back in the SunTrust Racing prototype in 2011 for their second consecutive season together.