JEFF MCKEE CLOSES OUT SEASON WITH VICTORIES AT DAYTONA, SEBRING IN SUPERFORMANCE GT40

McKee Combines GT40 Capabilities with Driving Experience to Put Together Two Consecutive Strong Performances for Memorable End to 2019 Season

DELRAY BEACH, FL (January 2019)  Superformance, the leading manufacturer of 1960s era continuation sport vehicles, placed first in class at both the 2019 Sebring Historics and HSR Daytona Historics with a GT40 MKI driven by gentleman racer, Jeff McKee.

McKee finished atop the podium over the course of the final two IMSA-backed sprint-style events, which featured a diverse variety of historically significant race cars including Lola T70s and Chevron B36s.

 

McKee raced in a 1966 GT40 in powder blue and orange, the famed Gulf Oil racing colors of the Le Mans-winning machine. Other vintage inclusions for this build include the original style monocoque chassis and Bilstein Coilover progressive Shocks and H&R Springs. To compete in the historics class, the Roush 347ci engine was fully built with strengthened internals while retaining the factory Weber carburetor.

His incredible season-ending stretch began with a victory at the iconic Daytona International Speedway where McKee competed against a large field of competitors.

“I set a goal to win the Daytona race since I knew the Ford v. Ferrari movie was debuting on that day,” said McKee. “To get up on that podium surrounded by some legendary cars at the iconic Daytona facility was just spectacular. The next day, a number of people who had seen the movie were walking around the pit area asking for signatures and wanting to take pictures of my GT40.”

 

Even more special for McKee was the fact that his father was able to attend the Sebring event a few weeks later to witness his son’s season-ending victory firsthand. McKee’s GT40 MKI wide body held a steady lead for a majority of the race, ultimately holding off competitors in an intense final lap to emerge victorious.

“This is absolutely a milestone achievement in my driving career,” McKee said of the Sebring Historics race. “I dedicated this win to my 85-year-old father who made the trip down to the track to watch me race that weekend. It was unbelievable, he is the reason that I am a certified car nut and it’s definitely one of the most special moments I’ve experienced in a long time.”

After winning both the Sebring and Daytona events to close out the year, Jeff finished the season in second place in the Group 7 championship for the year.

“Jeff continues to accomplish amazing feats in our GT40 MKI,” said Lance Stander, CEO of Superformance LLC. “Racing the GT40 at tracks like Sebring and Daytona just like they did back in the 1960s is the exact reason we build these cars. They’re meant to be raced competitively on these iconic courses!”

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