Advances Through Alphabet Races at Knoxville Raceway!
16, 2018) Scott
James found himself in the pit area at the renowned Knoxville Raceway
in Knoxville, Iowa from September 13-15 for the 15th edition of
the 'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals,' which kicked off
with a pair of $7,000 to win preliminary shows. On Thursday night,
Scott finished seventh in his heat race, third in the C-Main, and
nineteenth in the B-Main. At the 1/2-mile, semi-banked speedplant
on Friday evening, Scott ran seventh in his loaded heat race and
sixth in the C-Main. Unfortunately, he was not able to transfer
into the 25-lap feature event on both occasions.
The #83 team, who sported a tight racecar all weekend,
was finally able to free the car up enough on Saturday and Scott
put on a show. After scoring a triumph in the C-Main, Scott started
towards the tail of the B-Main and proceeded to drive all the way
up to fifth to earn a coveted transfer spot into the $40,000 to
win 'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals.' The Lawrenceburg,
Indiana ace did not have enough time between the consolation race
and the 100-lapper to make the correct adjustments and wound up
retiring early from the crown jewel spectacular in the thirtieth
position. Full results from the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
biggie can be accessed online by visiting www.lucasdirt.com.
100 Weekend for Dolhun Motorsports at Eldora
9, 2018) Dolhun
Motorsports had planned to unload their #83 machine from September
6-8 at the hallowed high-banks of Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio
to vie for the prestigious globe trophy in the 48th Annual 'World
100.' However, with the rainy remnants of Tropical Storm Gordon
postponing Friday and Saturday's action at the "Big E"
until October 12-13, only Thursday night's $10,000 to win Twin 25s
escaped the wrath of Mother Nature. In the wee hours of Friday morning
after a lengthy rain delay, Scott James unfortunately slapped the
wall during his qualifying lap and the damage inflicted to his XR1
Rocket Chassis caused him to scratch from the remainder of the program,
which meant that Scott missed out on his 25-lapper. Complete results
from the soggy weekend in the Buckeye State can be found online
(Todd Healy Photo)
Scheffler Memorial Again for $15,074 Payday!
3, 2018) The
Dolhun Motorsports team and driver Scott James landed in victory
lane for the first time in 2018 on Friday night, August 31 in the
annual 'Scheffler Memorial' at Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam,
Wisconsin! Scott won his heat race in preliminary action prior to
leading the feature field from green to checkers. The Lawrenceburg,
Indiana pilot secured the whopping $15,074 payday for his second
straight 'Scheffler Memorial' victory over Cade Dillard, Jimmy Mars,
Brent Larson, and Nick Anvelink. On Sunday evening, September 2
at the famed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, Scott timed in sixth
fastest in his group during qualifying, ran third in his heat race,
and eventually climbed a few spots to finish ninth in the final
rundown of the $5,000 to win 'Baltes Classic,' which served as the
final tune-up for next weekend's famous 'World 100.' Complete results
from both venues can be viewed online at www.wismotorsports.net
(Chad Marquardt Photo)
Suffers Heartbreak Running Second... Twice
26, 2018) Scott
James and the Dolhun Motorsports team entered special events at
both Moler Raceway Park in Williamsburg, Ohio and Lake Cumberland
Speedway in Burnside, Kentucky on August 24-25. On Friday in the
annual 'Ike Moler Memorial,' Scott qualified fourth fastest in time
trials before finishing third in the fast dash. The Lawrenceburg,
Indiana ace then had moved up a spot into second in the $3,000 to
win headliner only to break a transmission, which dropped him to
a disappointing twelfth place effort.
The dirt-slinging action quickly shifted to Lake Cumberland
on Saturday evening for the annual running of the 'Harold Hardgrove
Memorial.' The Schaeffer's Oil Iron-Man Championship Series presided
over the $5,022 to win program and 35 competitors piled into the
pit area. Scott won his heat race in preliminary action and was
running a very close second late in the distance behind eventual
winner Jason Jameson when a broken rear-end relegated the "Silver
Shark" to a heart-breaking fourteenth place showing. Complete
results from both weekend races can be found online at www.molerracewaypark.com
#1j Car to Celebrate Bubby's HoF Induction!
12, 2018) Lawrenceburg,
Indiana ace Scott James found himself in the pit area at the venerable
Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky on August 8-11 for a huge stretch
of racing with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. Driving a #1j
throwback scheme dedicated to his Hall of Fame father Bubby James,
Scott unfortunately was not able to transfer into the $12,000 to
win 'Ralph Latham Memorial' on Wednesday, the $10,000 to win 'North/South
Shootout' on Thursday, and the $50,000 to win 'North/South 100'
over the weekend. You can view full results from all three lucrative
races at the Cincinnati-area speedplant by pointing your web browser
Shark to Drive
Bubby James Throwback Scheme in N/S 100!
7, 2018) The
"Silver Shark" Scott James will pay homage to his father
Bubby James when he takes to the track this week at Florence Speedway
in Union, Kentucky. Scott will pilot a Dolhun Motorsports entry
decked out in a special #1j throwback scheme from Bubby James' 1981
ride. Bubby will be inducted into the National Dirt Late Model Hall
of Fame for Lifetime Achievement on Saturday prior to the $50,000
to win 'North/South 100,' which will cap off a hectic four-day week
at the Cincinnati-area speedplant. Special commemorative t-shirts
(white & charcoal gray) will also be available for purchase
in all adult sizes and will start at $25.00. ALL (100%)
of the proceeds from the shirts will go directly to the National
Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame!!!
Back Behind Wheel of Late Model at Brownstown
5, 2018) Scott
James and the Dolhun Motorsports team were back in Super Late Model
competition on Saturday evening, August 4 at the legendary Brownstown
Speedway in Brownstown, Indiana. The MARS Racing Series sanctioned
the annual 'Hall of Fame Classic' and a $10,000 payday was on the
line. Scott suffered mechanical problems during qualifying and did
not record an official time. Following a fourth place run in his
heat race, Scott rolled off from the outside of the sixth row in
the 50-lap main event. Unfortunately, the Lawrenceburg, Indiana
ace clipped a utility tire and retired after only 15 circuits due
to front end damage to place twenty-first in the final finishing
order. Full results from last night at Brownstown can be accessed
online at www.marsracingseries.com.
Misses Out on Prairie Dirt Classic...
29, 2018) Next
up for Scott James and the #18x Open Wheel Modified team was a visit
to Fairbury American Legion Speedway in Fairbury, Illinois on July
27-28 for the 29th edition of the 'Prairie Dirt Classic.' On Friday
evening during preliminary action at the 1/4-mile bullring, Scott
was not able to qualify well, but later drove past a few cars in
the $500 to win qualifying feature to secure a twelfth place performance.
Scott then blasted towards the front in Saturday's consolation race
and was battling for a coveted transfer spot until winding up fourth
in the B-Main. Unfortunately, that was only a couple of positions
away from earning a spot into the $5,000 to win headliner. Complete
results from the action-packed weekend at FALS can be viewed online
Lands Trio of Top Five Finishes in Modified Action!
23, 2018) Scott
James was once again behind the wheel of Josh Walker's #18x Open
Wheel Modified in a trio of events in the states of Kentucky and
Indiana from July 20-22. The American Modified Series (AMS) presided
over a pair of specials at Cedar Ridge Speedway in Morgantown, Kentucky.
On Friday night in the $2,000 to win opener, Scott ran third in
his heat race and later passed six competitors during the A-Main
en route to a sterling third place podium effort behind only victor
Josh Harris and runner-up Kenny Wallace. At Cedar Ridge on Saturday
evening in a $3,000 to win throwdown, Scott won his heat race in
preliminary action prior to driving to a fourth place performance
in the 30-lapper.
The tripleheader then wrapped up on Sunday at the
nearby Lawrenceburg Speedway in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. In a weekly
Modified event, Scott won his heat race once again and later rolled
off from the outside of the second row in the feature. The popular
driver known as "The Silver Shark" then blasted past a
pair of racecars during the headliner to secure an impressive runner-up
showing at his hometown racetrack behind only race winner Matt Hamilton!
Complete results from all three races can be found online at www.americanmodifiedseries.com
to Fourth in AMS Show at Brownstown!
15, 2018) "The
Silver Shark" Scott James once again wheeled Josh Walker's
#18x Open Wheel Modified on Saturday night, July 14 at the legendary
Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, Indiana. The American Modified
Series (AMS) invaded the 1/4-mile Jackson County Fairgrounds oval
to preside over a $2,000 to win special. Scott stopped the clock
sixth fastest in Group B during the qualifying session prior to
running third in heat race action. After rolling off from the outside
of the sixth row in the 30-lap main event, Scott streaked all the
way up to third in the running order before winding up fourth at
the checkered flag behind only victor Tyler Nicely, Trent Young,
and Adam Stricker! Complete results from last night at Brownstown
Speedway can be viewed online at www.brownstownspeedway.com.
Wins Heat Race in Merrill Downey Memorial!
8, 2018) With
engine problems sidelining his Super Late Model efforts, Scott James
jumped behind the wheel of Josh Walker's #18x Open Wheel Modified
on Saturday evening, July 7 at the nearby Lawrenceburg Speedway
in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. The annual running of the 'Merrill Downey
Memorial' was held last night and 66 entrants packed the pit area
to vie for the $4,444 top prize. Scott knocked down the sixth fastest
lap in his group during qualifying prior to scoring the victory
in heat race action. After running fifth in the fast dash, Scott
unfortunately suffered power steering problems during the 44-lap
headliner and was forced to retire his Lightning Chassis ride in
the twenty-third position. Full results from Lawrenceburg Speedway
can be viewed online at www.lawrenceburgspeedway.com.
at 201 Speedway; Suffers Engine Woes at Florence
1, 2018) Scott
James and the Dolhun Motorsports team started the June 29-30 weekend
on Friday night at 201 Speedway in Sitka, Kentucky. Scott timed
in fifth fastest in his group during Schaeffer's Oil Iron-Man Championship
Series qualifying before running third in his heat race. After starting
ninth on the grid in the $10,000 to win 'Paul H. Salyer Memorial,'
Scott pitted during the 50-lapper to get a new tire and returned
to the track to salvage a twelfth place showing. On Saturday evening
at Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky, Scott unfortunately lost
a motor during his heat race and was forced to scratch from the
$2,000 to win headliner. Complete results from both races can be
found online at www.201speedway.net
Makes Season Debut in Iron-Man Visit to Florence!
24, 2018) The
Dolhun Motorsports team and driver Scott James finally lifted the
lid to their 2018 campaign on Saturday evening, June 23 at Florence
Speedway in Union, Kentucky. The Schaeffer's Oil Iron-Man Championship
Series paid a visit to the undersized, 1/2-mile oval to preside
over a $5,000 to win program. Scott, who is feeling much better
following more surgical work on his knee, stopped the clock third
quickest during the qualifying session and later finished second
in heat race action. After rolling off from the outside of the third
row in the 50-lap headliner, Scott was working on Devin Gilpin for
the third position when suspension issues raised their ugly head.
The Lawrenceburg, Indiana native wound up retiring early from the
race and was paid for a sixteenth place performance in his season
opener. Complete results from Florence can be found online at www.florencespeedway.com.