Men’s Health: This Race Car Driver Sweats So Much During Races, His Car Rusts
24 Hours of Daytona winner Ricky Taylor loses pounds during a race and Gatorade wants to help
Ricky Taylor is having one helluva season in the International Motor Sports Association racing league. As part of the Wayne Taylor Racing team, Taylor and his younger brother Jordan, race a Cadillac DPi-V.R. And they’ve done marvelous things with that 6.2-liter V-8 powered prototype race car. Four races into the season and they’re currently undefeated.
Their first victory this year came when the Taylor brothers worked with famed race driver Max Angelelli and even more famed race driver Jeff Gordon to clinch the top of the podium at the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona back in February. Another win at Sebring a few weeks later, and another at the Long Beach Grand Prix, followed up by a fourth trip to the winner’s circle at the Circuit of the Americas. This weekend, they head to Detroit, for the Belle Isle Park Grand Prix to—hopefully—go five for five.
That’s an incredibly impressive feat, but perhaps even more so when you realize most of the races are endurance races, stretching up to 24 hours. Sure, there are driver changes, but your multi-hour stint behind the wheel is downright stressful. And even pro race drivers sweat under pressure. Ricky, 28, sweats so profusely, he’s actually rusted the floor of some of his race cars.