Bill Sherwood

was an ace Northern California Corvette driver.  He and his pal Paul Reinhart were Northern California's answer to Dave MacDonald and Bob Bondurant.

Sherwood at Cotati on Nov. 11-12, 1961.  He finished 2nd to Reinhart in the Corvette race on Saturday, then DNF'd on Sunday.

On April 13-14, 1963 he became the first Corvette Stingray driver to defeat a factory Cobra, besting MacDonald on the tight Del Mar racetrack parking lot course.

See Michael Antonick's "California Screamin'" pages 130-133 for Sherwood's account of this race.

Sherwood powers "Up the hill" at Laguna Seca during amateur support races for the 1961 "Pacific Grand Prix".  Note lack of guard rail or catch fencing on the outside of the course.  The big dropoff here collected several unfortunate drivers.
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