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Butch McGill

#18M and 1Mc

Butch McGill drives the #18m Late Model.  His home track is Ohio Valley Speedway, but he can also be found racing at Elkins Speedway, Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex and Beckley Motor Speedway.  He lives in West Union, WV.

Team members helping Butch are:  Bunny, Beau, Ben McGill, Tim Leggett, Doug Wyatt, Martin Tinney, Bobby Mitchell and Danny Mitchell.  The 1Mc car owners are Tim Leggett and Butch McGill.

Butch started racing in 1967 in the Cadett Class at Pennsboro Speedway because Dad was into racing.  They would not let Butch play football but they let him drive a race car!  His first win was in 1967 at Elkins Speedway.  Career highlights include Track Championships at I-79 Speedway, Elkins Speedway, Ohio Valley Speedway and Hilltop Speedway, winner of Buckeye Fall Classic, winner of Big Race at Hagerstown Speedway and winner of Johnnie Roberts Memorial Race.

The thrill of racing for Butch is the adrenaline rush and just loving it.  His most exciting racing moment was winning a race - any race.  If guys race you clean, just winning a race!  He's most proud of his wife and three boys!  His boys still go racing with him.

Butch's racing hero is Davey Allison.

Of racing, Butch says, "This is a good sport!  Nothing better but  maybe deer hunting!".

   

 


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