Bill Okell sees success in Monterey

Despite two breakdowns, Peninsula motor racer wins Nasport Light event in California

Bill Okell and his crew hauled the team’s modified 1964 MGB sports car to a pair of Nasport Lite races in Monterey, Calif. over the weekend of June 8 to 10.

“We broke down the truck on the way down and had to get it repaired then we broke the car during practice,” laughed Okell. “The weekend became more about the dramatics than the race.”

Because of the repairs needed on the car, Okell and his team missed qualifiers, forcing them to start the race at the back of pack.

While the team didn’t beat their previous record, their one minute and 49 second laps were enough to clinch the top spot in the races during the event. Okell will run his MGB for the final six GTU races at Mission Raceway, June 23 to 24.