Josh Reaume will be looking forward to his seventh NASCAR Gander World Truck Series start of the year, this coming weekend at Texas Motor Speedway. The 28-year-old Westshore driver, who now owns his truck series team will field two cars for this weekend’s Speedy Cash.com 200.
The Friday night race is a good venue for his Chevrolet Silverado truck, at a track that he has scored top 20 race finishes there. His best finish this year was way back at the season opener at Daytona Speedway, where he started 28th and finished in 6th place.
Practice gets underway on Friday morning, with a 6:00 pm evening start.
Bill Okell raced his way out of his recent Victoria Auto Racing Hall of Fame induction and took that momentum into Southern California this past weekend as he scored two NASPORT race class wins.
The Monterey Peninsula hosted the Sports Car Club of America’s racing series at the newly renovated 2.25 mile Laguna Seca Raceway circuit. The pair of wins didn’t come easy for the 64-year-old Saanich driver as engine oil leakage issues,
initiating from a timing cover seal that popped out of its socket, almost sidelined the MGB Roadster. Okell has been competing in the SCCA’s satellite series, NASPORT from back in 2010, and currently holds the track record at the Monterey County-owned facility built back in 1954.
The NASPORT series holds races at other tracks including Thunderhill Raceway Park, near Sacramento, Sonoma Raceway in the Napa Valley just north of San Francisco, U.S. Auto Club Speedway in east Los Angeles, plus a new venue this year in
late October where the Pacific Coast Road Racing Championships will be held at Buttonwillow Raceway park, just outside of Bakersfield, California.
He currently leads the NASPORT point standings, and with the pair of wins, does grant him qualification into the SCCA’s P.C.R.R.C. in late October.
Okell’s next venue will be back in the San Francisco/Novato area, at Sonoma Raceway Park in early July for another pair of NASPORT races.