Crew Chief: Taylor Evans
Taylor Evans of Beaver Lake, Washington, is Crew Chief of the U 40 program for the 2021 H1 Unlimited season. Taylor joined the Bucket List Racing team at its inception in 2012. His abilities, knowledge and responsibilities have increased each year. The 440, then using the number U 18, was not available to Bucket List Racing for the 2013 race season. Taylor joined the U 37 team midseason that year, and continued over winter and through the 2014 season, gaining valuable experience in the areas of hull repair and setup of a T-55 powered Unlimited hydroplane.
During his life outside of boat racing, Taylor learned various skills ranging from electrical systems to welding.
Taylor rejoined Bucket List Racing during the winter of 2014 and crewed during the 2015 season. He began working for the team on a full-time basis in fall 2015 as Crew Chief of the 440 and helped the team exceed the goals for the boat. Along with Team Manager Dave Villwock, Taylor is responsible for all maintenance of and modifications to the U-40. “We have a team with a lot of talent. My job is to manage them and make certain everything is ready for us to race.”