Okell and MGB headed to Monterey

Bill Okell and his modified 1964 MGB are gunning for a third title at the Nasport Lite series, starting at Laguna Seca in Monterey, Calif.

Bill Okell and crew will drive 17 out of 24 hours, give or take, as they haul the team’s modified 1964 MGB sports car in a nine-metre trailer to a pair of Nasport Lite races in Monterey, Calif. this weekend.

The ageless racing and broadcast veteran is looking for his third-straight championship in the six-race, points-based Nasport Lite series at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, June 8 to 10. Okell and the MGB own the track record for a Nasport Lite car.

On the home front, Okell raced his Honda CRX in four races at this year’s GTU championship series based out of Mission Raceway, and is third in the standings. Okell has won that series five times and placed second last year.

“Note to self, I’ll have to bring the MGB out for the early races at Mission next year. The Honda’s not as fast and the competition is getting stiffer out there,” he said.

Okell will run his MGB for the final six GTU races at Mission Raceway, beginning June 23 to 24.