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John Morton drives the CXC Motion Pro Simulator

John Morton drives the CXC Motion Pro Simulator

John Morton drives the CXC Motion Pro Simulator

CXC Simulations are the developers of the high-end “Motion Pro II” racing simulator. In order to produce the best possible simulation products, CXC relies on the experience of some famous names in motorsports. Besides the current racing driver lineup that help develop and use the CXC Motion Pro II Racing Simulator on a regular basis, we love it when famous racing legends strap themselves in a modern racing rig.

Recently, Automotive journalist Tom Stahler uploaded a video showing us the North American racing legend John Morton in the CXC Motion Pro II Racing Simulator. John was lapping the virtual Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in a Porsche 911 GT3. (iRacing)

In 2007, Chris Considine founded CXC Simulations. Based in Los Angeles, California, he started building simulators for both professional drivers and motorsports enthusiasts. It did not take long before the CXC Motion Pro was born. Today the famous CXC Motion Pro Simulator is the pride of the company. The motion simulator is purpose built for private, professional and commercial environments. Today, CXC Simulations is one of the companies out there raising the bar of modern simulation hardware and its implementation into the real world racing scene.

Check out the CXC Motion Pro II Racing Simulator at the official CXC Web page.

John Morton

John Morton is an American racing driver from Waukegan, Illinois. It all started in 1963 when John was working at the Carroll Shelby’s race shop in California to save up money to purchase a Lotus Super 7 and take it racing in the SCCA (Amateur Sports Car Club of America).

One year later, John teamed up with Ken Miles to compete at the Sebring Raceway in a 427 Cobra for Shelby American Racing. Morton also won the GT class at the Road America 500 coming in second overall. Between 1969 and 1972, John Morton raced for the BRE Datsun team dominating both the SCCA C Production with the Datsun 240Z and the Datsun 510 in the 2.5 Trans-Am Series. The next few years, John raced in F5000, Can-Am and the IMSA Series.

In 1981 Phil Conte joined John’s small Can-Am team as a sponsor for two years after which Phil formed his own IMSA team with John as one of his two drivers in the GTP category. In 1984 it was time for a CART debut at the Long Beach Grand Prix coming home in 9th. In 1985, John won the Times GP at Riverside driving a BF Goodrich sponsored Porsche 962 with Pete Halsmer as a team mate.  In 1987 he joined the Group 44 Jaguar team of Bob Tullius and won the last Times GP at Riverside and the West Palm Beach GP with another living racing legend, Hurley Haywood as a team mate.

Between 1989 and 1995 John managed to claim the overall victory at Sebring. Furthermore, John competed nine times at Le Mans with a third overall in a Joest Porsche in 1986. Between 1997 and 2001, John raced Porsches in both the Grand Am Rolex Sports Car Series and American Le Mans Series.  Currently, most of John’s competition takes place in vintage races driving a variety of cars, which include Cobra coupes, Corvettes, Porsches, a Sunbeam Tiger and his favorite race car: the Scarab that he saw race at Road America while still a teenager.08

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John Morton in the 1958 Scarab.

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