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MG Racer Cassingham - "Driver of the Year"
Cassingham of Sherrills, North
Carolina, has been awarded the
highest honor of "Driver of
the Year" by the
Sportscar Vintage Racing Association
(SVRA). This is on top of his
receiving SVRA's "Most
Improved Driver" award in
1998. Jack is a former US Marine
Core fighter pilot, and a 727 / 737
pilot, who retired in 1996. But
instead of sitting back and taking
up golf, he took up vintage car
racing. He became involved with
friends in endurance racing and went
to racing school to hone his
skills. He purchased a basket
case MG Midget, and with the magic
touch of "Billy Coats" shop on the
MG, and Jack's improved racing
skills, he became a race winner!
Jack said "We started from
scratch and he taught me everything
I know." Besides his MG,
Jack has also raced a wide variety
of other cars over the years,
including a Datsun 300Z, and he has
raced with HSR, SVRA,and VDCA, plus
at Hallett, and VIR. He has also
raced at a number of the MG Vintage
Racers' "Focus Events". Then at
SVRA's season finale at Road
Atlanta this October, he was
selected to receive SVRA's highest
honor - "Driver of the Year"
- thus joining a very elite club of
top notch racers. Is Jack enjoying
retirement - you bet!
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MG Vintage Racers' Newsletter
Celebrating our Silver Anniversary in 2006
Greg Prehodka, Publicity Coordinator
MGVR on the web at: MGVR.org
November 8, 2006
"The Past Racing Into The Future"
Online Editor: Christopher Kintner
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