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Taylor Near

D.O.B. 07/07/90

Resides: Toronto Ontario Canada

2010  Team: Brian Graham Racing

2010 Series: Ontario Formula Ford Championship –


Favorite Drivers: Kimi Raikkonen, Tom Kristensen, Giniel De Villiers

Hobbies and Interests: Biking, Skiing, Fitness, Computers, Cinematography



13 top 10 finishes out of 14 starts

7 top 5 finishes out of 14 starts

2 podiums, 2nd and 3rd position

4th in overall Championship, 1st Rookie of the Year Championship


9 top 10 finishes out of 13 starts

2 top 5 finishes

10th overall

Racing Resume – Revised October 24, 2010

2010 OFFC, 4th in overall Championship, 1st in Rookie of the Year Championship

2009 FTDA F1200, 10th in overall Championship


“After watching Taylor this past season in his rookie season in F1200 we were anxious to see how he would perform in our teams Formula Ford’s. There really was no surprise as he adapted well and by day’s end was right on pace. I think he could be a contender for podiums during the season and contend for Rookie of the Year as BGR/TLM goes for that honor for the 5th straight year.” – Brian Graham, Owner Brian Graham Racing

“Taylor is an intelligent, capable, dedicated, and personable young man. He is always quick behind the wheel, with sensible reactions in all the circumstances I’ve seen him in. I feel confident in saying that he is capable of whatever auto racing opportunity he pursues and can handling any new driving situation with thoughtfulness and maturity.” – David Matkovich, Director of Driver Development TLM Racing


Kart Practice September 26th

Mosport August 7th

Mosport August 8th

Calabogie July 25th