Thanks for the many, many memories, Billy.
Mr. Gill drove our car at Bradenton the year they opened (1979) and at St. Pete during the '79-'80 seasons. Won quite a few features for us in the #12 (or rather, the #12D, as we were scored...LOL). Dad says that Billy went back to own #24 after we blowed a motor.
Billy was also one of the few west-coast guys that could also run good down at Palm Beach and Hialeah. I can remember seeing an article, maybe pictures, from the early '70s where Billy beat a lot of the Hialeah hot shoes - Anderson, Rogero, Balough, Brack, Barnwell, etc. - at their own track in an extra-distance late-season event (a 200-lapper, maybe?).