Name:  Troy Taylor

 

Hometown:  Fort Worth, Texas

Class:  Modified

Car#:  56

BirthDate:   12/20/62

Occupation:  Lead Man/Mechanic - Vought Aircraft

Spouse:  Lori

Children:  Stepson, Adam and Stepdaughter, Kirby

Chassis:  Smiley's

Sponsors:  Smiley's Racing Products, Tru-Color Refinishing, Wells Racing Engines, Battson Contracting, D&D Auto Parts, Republic Linen Service, 2nd Shift Cylinder Heads, Dunn Motorsports, Driveshaft King, PSC Steering Components, Afco Racing Products, Dirt Track Photography, Sliderracing.com, Signs by Robbie

Years in Racing:  25

Regular Tracks:  Cowtown Speedway, Grand Prairie Speedway, Devil's Bowl

Favorite Track:  Eldora Speedway and Texas Motor Speedway

Favorite Event:  Pro-Cuts at TMS

Accomplishments to Date:  38 Track Championships; 6-Time UMP Modified Texas State Champion, finishing in the top 10 National Points 5 times; 2003 - voted UMP National Sportsman of the Year; 4 Time Dirt South Late Model Champion

 

Crew:  My Dad - Troy, Sr., Keith Hutchinson, Jimmy Spring, Joe Ross, John Mueller, Wes Staggs, Lee Walker

Special Thanks to:  My Mom & Dad, all of the racing fans, my crew and my wife, Lori

How did you get involved in Racing:  Went to the races as a kid at Mineola Speedway, than to Devil's Bowl and Sportsdrome as a teen - always dreamed of being a race car driver.  After HS graduation, Mike Roden and Bill Thompson offered to help me build my first car.
Hobbies or other interests:  LOL!  Am I supposed to have time for 'other' interests?
Most memorable moment in racing:  My favorite memory is the year 1980 - won Rookie of the Year at Sportsdrome Speedway - won 6 features that season.  My most recent memorable moment is the TMS race in March 2005 - ran from the "J" Main to the "A" feature.