The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series is beginning to wind down the season, with four races to go, this Saturday’s Texas Roadhouse 250 is headed to Virginia, at the half-mile Martinsville Speedway for race #23.
Victoria’s Josh Reaume will race in his 11th event this year driving the Mark Beaver Colonial Countertops Chevrolet Silverado. A total of 35 drivers are entered for the 30 starting spots. Practise gets underway on Friday afternoon. His best finish this year has been an 18th placing at Las Vegas, a few weeks ago. Reaume does have some track time, racing at Martinsville Speedway, a few years ago in the Xfinity series, where he finished in 35th place, after qualifying 38th, in the spring race.
Bill Okell, Gavin Aitken and Mitch Egner:
Fresh off a 12th-place finish at the Sports Car Club of America’s National Championship at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, just four weeks ago, Bill Okell, along with Victoria’s Gavin Aitken and former Victoria resident, Mitch Egner, head off to the SCCA’s Pacific Coast Road Racing Championship, being held this weekend at U.S. Auto Club Speedway, in Los Angeles, California.
Okell will drive his MGB in the NASPORT Lite race, while Aitken and Egner will drive their Reynard cars in the Formula C race. Okell is no stranger to this championship, as last year he won NASPORT Lite while also setting the track record. Both Egner and Aitken have been honing their skills racing up here in Canada, competing in the Northwest Formula C series where Aitken finished 2nd this year an Egner was 10th.
The Pacific Coast Road Racing Championship has a long history with the SCCA, where back in the 80’s Sears Point Raceway in San Francisco would host the late September event drawing close to 200 drivers vying for 28 titles. The SCCA’s California Sports Car Club, re-invented the championship several years ago, giving it a new home at the NASCAR owned high banked, 2 mile oval of U.S. Auto Club Speedway, in Fontana, California. This weekend’s racing has attracted close to 120 drivers from 7 states and three countries.