Bud Morley, in the early 1960s, began racing in regional Sports Car Club of America events. In 1967, he was eighth in points in the Canadian-America racing series driving against famed drivers from the McLaren, Chaparral, Penske and Ford racing teams, as well as Ferrari backed cars. He also finished eighth in points in the prestigious U.S. Road Racing Championships in 1968. He drove his own Lola Chevrolet in both series running a renowned road courses across the United States and Canada.