Driver qualifies for Daytona

Saanich driver and auto racing enthusiast Bill Okell has qualified for the Sports Car Club of America’s National Championships in Daytona

Saanich driver and auto racing enthusiast Bill Okell has qualified for the Sports Car Club of America’s National Championships with the No. 2 spot in the standings after the Western Conference 12-race qualifying series.

The SCCA National championships are slated for the final week in September on the high-banked oval and road course of Daytona International Speedway. However, the San Francisco based Huffaker Engineering team, for which Okell races an MG Midget, is undecided as to whether they will attend this year’s championships. There is a competitiveness factor to determine if the British Leyland-based sports car they use can realistically compete against some of the high-powered, Japanese-made equivalents they’ll face in Florida.

This weekend Okell will be in Shelton, Wash., at the recently built Ridge Racetrack, to compete in an SCCA sports car race with his own MGB.

 

 

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