The ageless Morton first made headlines in the early 1970s as lead driver for inductee Peter Brock’s BRE Datsuns, winning consecutive SCCA C Production national championships (1970, 1971) in the outfit’s 240Zs and consecutive Trans-Am Under 2.5 titles (1971, 1972) in BRE 510s, winning 12 of 19 starts. Nevertheless, Morton didn’t attract many top professional rides until the late ‘80s. He won twice in 11 starts in inductee Bob Tullius’ underpowered Group 44, Inc. Jaguar XJR-7 GTPs in 1987 and four times in eight starts in the top-rated Electramotive Nissan GTP cars in 1988. Other noteworthy results include a stunning 2nd overall and 1st in IMSA GTO at the 1979 Rolex 24 at DAYTONA in a Ferrari 365 GTB/4, 1st in Group C2 at the 1984 24 Hours of Le Mans and 1st overall in the 1985 L.A. Times GP in a Porsche 962. He continued winning into the 2000s. At the 50th annual SCCA Runoffs in 2013, Morton, age 71, started 13th and finished 10th despite having only a few practice sessions in the car.
Frank Costin & Keith Duckworth (Cosworth)