Last week, I covered Shea Holbrook in her Taylor Motorsports Prodcuts driver suit, this week, I’m gonna cover Shane Westerfield in his Taylor Mototsports driver suit. Shane is a former drag boat racer, who has moved to Top Alcohol Funny Car or TAFC. He has a couple of event wins, including two in national events, one at the 2013 Texas Fall Nationals, and one at the 2014 Spring Nationals, as well as a number of regional wins. In 2012, he started wearing a Taylor Motorsports Products driver suit.This is a natural partnership as Westerfield and Dennis Taylor both got started in drag racing and both raced Top Alcohol Funny Car. Dennis was proud of this suit, displaying it on his Facebook page. The suit is an SFI 3-2A/20 rated. This is a very durable and heavy suit, preferred by drag racers. The suit is very heavy and it weighs about 8 pounds and feels like a 5 layer suit. Westerfield can be seen wearing this design in both his national event wins, but I can’t say for sure he wore them for those wins. It is sponsored by CP Carrillo, which is a high end racing piston manufacturer.
The legs have no adornment whatsoever and they have standard cuffs.The shoulders feature unadorned blue and black epaulets, which are unadorned. The right sleeve feautres an American flag logo, a TAYLOR MOTORSPORTS PRODUCTS logo, and a CP CARRILLO logo, no television logos, and arm restraints built in, to keep his arms close inside the car. This is a popular modification among dragster drivers.
Next week, I’m gonna keep the drag racing train rolling, with a piece on Cory McClenathan…see you then!