Wayne Taylor Racing Enters into Agreement With Indianapolis Sport and Spine

Brownsburg, Indiana-Based Wellness Care Specialist Becomes
Racing Team’s ‘Official Sports Chiropractic Care Provider’

BROWNSBURG, Indiana (June 24, 2014) – Multiple sports-car-racing champion Wayne Taylor Racing (WTR) has stepped up its effort to remain in a leadership position when it comes to total team performance by entering into an agreement with Indianapolis Sport and Spine to become its “Official Sports Chiropractic Care Provider.”

WTR campaigns the No. 10 Konica Minolta Chevrolet Corvette Dallara Daytona Prototype that currently leads the 2014 Tudor United SportsCar Championship point standings after co-drivers Ricky and Jordan Taylor powered their way to the team’s inaugural victory of the season May 31 at Detroit. Along with veteran Italian co-driver Max “The Ax” Angelelli, who joins the Taylor brothers at the four endurance races that make up the Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup, the team has been a model of consistency with three runner-up finishes to go with its Detroit victory through the season’s opening five races.

Angelelli and Jordan Taylor co-drove the No. 10 WTR Corvette to last year’s GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series driver championship with a series-high five victories. It was the Rolex Series’ final season before it merged with the American Le Mans Series to form the Tudor United SportsCar Championship now midway through its inaugural season.

In addition to the superior driving skills exhibited week in and week out by the Taylor brothers and Angelelli, perhaps an equal measure of credit for the team’s success has been attributed to the world-class performance by the engineers, mechanics and pit crew in the areas of racecar preparation, strategy and pit stop execution that is routinely the fastest among all series competitors.

“We are excited about the chance to now be under the care of Indianapolis Sport and Spine because its people take great pride in providing the finest chiropractic wellness care available in this part of the country,” said team manager Travis Houge, who among other responsibilities has helped spearhead WTR’s fitness program in recent years. “We have put a tremendous amount of focus on the physical fitness and well-being of each and every member of our race team, and that focus has certainly paid off in the form of race wins and our ability to lead the championship each of the last two seasons, thus far. A majority of our race wins these last few years have come as a result of routinely quicker pit stops than our competitors, as well as timely and creative strategy decisions. I believe all of that is the result of our commitment to physical fitness, which not only helps our mechanics and members our pit crew perform their jobs more quickly and efficiently, but also contributes to much more effective decision-making by our engineers and strategists. Thanks to this agreement with Indianapolis Sport and Spine, we are looking forward to taking our performance to a whole, new level.”

Houge added that, while the team’s commitment to physical fitness and wellness has been designed to give WTR a competitive advantage on and off the racetrack, it also plays a huge role in terms of injury prevention, as well as a much quicker recovery time if and when injuries do occur.

“We are excited to partner with Wayne Taylor Racing, which has already benefitted from its huge commitment to physical fitness for all of its team members,” said Dr. Jason Welsh, who heads up the Indianapolis Sport and Spine practice. “Our job this first year is not necessarily to make the pit crew faster, because they are the best of the best in their own right, already. Like any sporting endeavor, the team with the fewest injuries wins. A lot of guys have trouble getting through the intensity of a season. The first of the year, things are good. As the year goes on, injuries occur and people might drop off because of it. Our job will be to take what they have now and make sure that level of performance is constant through the end of the season. A lot of the medical and wellness focus in racing is working with the drivers, and everybody tends to neglect the pit crew and mechanics. They’re not in the car, or being interviewed on TV, but if there are any issues with the team members who surround the driver, it certainly takes away from the team’s performance. We look to keep these Wayne Taylor Racing guys at the top of their game each and every race, all year long.”

Dr. Welsh and his staff offer innovative soft tissue techniques, cutting-edge research-based rehabilitation protocols, and advanced chiropractic manipulation techniques. They specialize in treating neurological and musculoskeletal dysfunction affecting the entire body.  Patients seeking treatment at Indianapolis Sport and Spine are assured of receiving only the finest quality care personally tailored for their specific needs through the use of modern chiropractic equipment and technology.

WTR next takes to the racetrack June 27-29 for the annual Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen endurance event at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International. Live coverage of the six-hour race will be provided by FOX Sports 1 on June 29 beginning at 11 a.m. EDT.