James Wins Jim Dunn Memorial at PRP; Pockets $3,000!
20, 2014) Scott James and his #83 team traveled
to Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio from October 17-19
for the 34th edition of the 'Dirt Track World Championship.' The
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series finale drew a whopping 89 competitors
to the south-central Ohio facility and all eyes were fixated on
the hefty $50,000 top prize. On Friday night, Scott qualified twentieth
fastest in Group B during the time trial session and later finished
a very close fourth in his heat race behind only prelim winner Jimmy
Owens, John Blankenship, and Doug Drown.
Following a rain-out on Saturday evening, the conclusion of the
crown jewel spectacular took place on Sunday afternoon at PRP. Scott
ran a strong third in his consolation race, but that was one mere
spot out of a coveted transfer position into the 100-lap headliner.
Fortunately, the Bright, Indiana ace led almost all of the 30 circuits
in the 'Jim Dunn Memorial' for Non-Qualifiers to salvage his weekend.
Scott beat Brian Shirley, Corey Conley, Stephen Breeding, and Chris
Garnes to the checkers to bag the $3,000 winner's check! Complete
results from the 'Dirt Track World Championship' weekend can be
accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
James Sets Fast Time; Finishes
on Podium in UMP Nationals!
5, 2014) The Scott James Motorsports team invaded
the famed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio on Saturday evening,
October 4 for the annual running of the 'UMP Nationals.' Scott James
knocked down the fastest lap of the 43 competitors during qualifying
to earn Fast Time honors and later finished second in heat race
action. After starting the $5,000 to win headliner from the inside
of the second row, Scott ran second through much of the 40-lap distance
before a late race caution helped drop him back to third. The Bright,
Indiana standout trailed only winner Bobby Pierce and runner-up
Kent Robinson at the conclusion of the 'UMP Nationals.' Full results
from the "Big E" can be viewed online at www.eldoraspeedway.com.
Scott James Enters Knoxville
Nationals in Hawkeye State...
28, 2014) Scott James and his #83 team ventured
west to the hallowed Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa from September
25-27 for the 11th Annual 'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals.'
The three-day crown jewel extravaganza started with a pair of $7,000
to win preliminary programs at the 1/2-mile Marion County fairgrounds
speedplant. Scott unfortunately missed out on both 25-lap feature
events during the prelims, as he finished eighth in his heat race,
second in the C-Main, and thirteenth in the B-Main on Thursday night
and sixth in his heat race and thirteenth in the B-Main on Friday
The Bright, Indiana standout then looked to turn his weekend around
and transfer into Saturday's 'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals'
headliner, which once again boasted a hefty $40,000 winner's check.
Scott earned the second transfer spot through the C-Main and later
rallied all the way up to eighth in the stacked B-Main. Unfortunately,
that finish was a mere two spots away from a coveted transfer position
into the 100-lapper, which was ultimately won in dramatic fashion
by Brian Birkhofer. Complete results from Knoxville Raceway can
be obtained by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.
James Solid in Jackson 100
Weekend; Finishes Fourteenth
21, 2014) Scott James Motorsports made a return
trip to Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, Indiana on September
19-20 for the 35th edition of the 'Jackson 100.' Things kicked off
on Friday night with Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series qualifying
and Scott James posted the thirteenth quickest lap in Group A during
the time trial session. After placing sixth in his loaded heat race
on Saturday evening, Scott earned the third and final transfer spot
through his B-Main. The Bright, Indiana native then started the
$20,000 to win mega-event from the inside of the eleventh row and
proceeded to pick off seven competitors during the 100-lap grind
to claim a fourteenth place effort. Complete results from the 'Jackson
100' weekend can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Scott James Wins in Jackson
100 Tune-Up at Brownstown!
14, 2014) Scott James, of Bright, Indiana, racked
up his fourth feature win of the 2014 campaign on Saturday night,
September 13 in a visit to the legendary Brownstown Speedway in
Brownstown, Indiana! In the 'Jackson 100' tune-up race, Scott moved
past six competitors in his heat race to finish in the second position.
After earning the second most passing points in preliminary action,
the popular driver known as the "Silver Shark" rolled
off from the outside of the front row in the Super Late Model main
event. Scott then took the lead at the drop of the green flag and
led each and every circuit to record the $1,200 triumph over Shelby
Miles, John Gill, Chad Stapleton, and Mark Barber! Full results
from last night at Brownstown can be viewed online at www.brownstownspeedway.com.
(Mark Schaeffer Photo)
Thursday Wreck at Eldora
Takes James Out of World 100
7, 2014) The Scott James Motorsports team made a
return trip to the hallowed grounds of Eldora Speedway in Rossburg,
Ohio over the weekend for the 44th edition of the 'World 100.' Things
kicked off on Thursday evening, September 4 at the "Big E"
with a Twin 25 preliminary program. Scott James qualified 38th quickest
of the 118 competitors in attendance and was battling for a transfer
spot in his heat race when he unfortunately spun and was collected
by another competitor. Scott was forced to scratch from not only
the $5,000 to win shows on Thursday and Friday, but also the $47,000
to win 'World 100' on Saturday due to suffering a bent front clip
on his Rocket mount. Complete results from the disappointing weekend
at Eldora can be accessed online at www.eldoraspeedway.com.
Another Top Ten for James
in Baltes Classic at Eldora
1, 2014) Scott James and his #83 team strolled north
to the famed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio on Sunday evening,
August 31 for the annual 'Baltes Classic.' The American Late Model
Series (ALMS) presided over the single day show and a $3,000 top
prize was on the line. Scott qualified fifteenth fastest overall
during time trials and later finished third in heat race action.
After starting the A-Main from the inside of the fourth row, Scott
eventually slipped back to tenth at the conclusion of the race,
which served as the final tune-up prior to the upcoming 'World 100.'
Full results from the "Big E" can be accessed online at
James Posts Top Ten in Whiskey
City 50 at Lawrenceburg
24, 2014) Scott James Motorsports made the short
tow to Lawrenceburg Speedway in Lawrenceburg, Indiana on Saturday
evening, August 23 for the annual running of the 'Whiskey City 50.'
The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series once again presided over the
single day program, which boasted a $10,000 payday. Scott James
posted the thirteenth fastest lap overall during qualifying and
later grabbed the fifth transfer spot through his heat race. After
rolling off from the inside of the seventh row in the 50-lap headliner,
Scott was able to move up four positions during the race on his
way to a steady ninth place performance. Full results from the 'Whiskey
City 50,' which was taped by the television cameras of the Lucas
Oil Production Studios, can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Scott James Close Runner-Up
in Ike Moler Memorial!
(August 17, 2014) Scott
James and his #83 team headed to the Buckeye State of Ohio on August
15-16 for a pair of unsanctioned special events. On Friday night
at Moler Raceway Park in Williamsburg, Ohio, Scott timed in twelfth
fastest in qualifying and later finished second in his heat race.
After rolling off from the inside of the fifth row in the $3,000
to win 'Ike Moler Memorial,' Scott immediately pointed his Rocket
Chassis to the front of the strong field. He took the lead late
from Devin Moran, but a last corner slidejob by Moran in the 50-lapper
gave him the victory and left the "Silver Shark" a close
The dirt-slinging action quickly shifted to Portsmouth Raceway
Park in Portsmouth, Ohio on Saturday evening for the 20th edition
of the 'Fred Dillow Memorial.' A stellar 40 car field converged
on PRP to vie for the $5,000 winner's check. Scott ran fourth in
heat race action, which locked him into the seventeenth starting
spot in the A-Main. The Bright, Indiana ace crept up to around tenth
early in the headliner, but a flat tire eventually caused him to
retire in the seventeenth position. Full results from both Ohio
venues can be located online at www.dirtondirt.com.
James Salvages North/South
Weekend with Non-Qualifiers Win!
10, 2014) The Scott James Motorsports team rolled
into Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky on August 8-9 for the
32nd edition of the 'North/South 100.' The Lucas Oil Late Model
Dirt Series once again presided over the $50,000 to win crown jewel
extravaganza, which featured a passing points format for the first
time instead of the normal qualifying procedure. Scott James finished
seventh in his first heat race on Friday night after breaking a
fuel pump, while he ran fifth in his second prelim of the evening.
After placing sixth in his consolation race on Saturday, Scott
was unfortunately unable to gain a coveted transfer position into
the 100-lap headliner, which was eventually won by Eddie Carrier,
Jr. However, the Bright, Indiana native did salvage the weekend
by beating a strong field in the Non-Qualifiers Race, which was
held following the 'North/South 100.' Scott passed early leader
Steve Shaver and went on to grab the $2,500 triumph over Shaver,
Ray Cook, Skylar Marlar, and Nick Latham! Full results from the
action-packed weekend at Florence Speedway can be viewed online
Scott James Back in Victory
Lane at Florence Speedway!
27, 2014) Scott James, of Bright, Indiana, celebrated
in victory lane for the second time in 2014 on Saturday evening,
July 26 at the venerable Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky! Scott
won his heat race from the third starting position and later rolled
off from the outside of the front row in the 30-lap headliner. After
taking the lead from Jesse James Lay early in the weekly main event,
Scott went on to bag the $1,200 payday over Lay, Bill Blair, Jr.,
Nick Latham, and Robby Hensley! Full results from last night at
Florence can be accessed online at www.florencespeedway.com.
Heat Race Wreck Ends James'
Night Prematurely at Florence...
9, 2014) Scott James Motorsports headed to the venerable
Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky on Tuesday evening, July 8
for a visit by the UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour. Scott James
clicked off the second fastest lap in his group during the qualifying
session, but was unfortunately involved in an early wreck in his
heat race, which severely damaged his #83 Rocket mount. The Bright,
Indiana ace was forced to scratch from the remainder of the $5,000
to win program, which was ultimately won by Jason Jameson. Complete
results from last night at Florence can be viewed online at www.thehelltour.com.
Summer Nationals Stop at
Florence Speedway Next for James
28, 2014) Scott James, of Bright, Indiana, and the
Scott James Motorsports team will take the next couple of weekends
off from racing action to gear up for their next event, which will
be the UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals visit to the venerable Florence
Speedway in Union, Kentucky on Tuesday, July 8. The 1/2-mile, Cincinnati-area
facility will greet the cars and stars of the "Hell Tour"
on that Tuesday and a $5,000 top prize will be on the line. Scott's
last half of the year will be much busier than his first half, as
he plans to enter a variety of regional and national events. You
can view the upcoming schedule for the #83 team by clicking on the
SCHEDULE page of the site!
New Website Launched for
"The Silver Shark" Scott James!
27, 2014) Welcome to the brand-new www.ScottJamesMotorsports.com!
The newly-launched site is dedicated to Bright, Indiana Dirt Late
Model driver Scott James and his #83 race team. Scott started a
new team this past off-season with his cousin Dan Lucas and did
not get started until early May. Behind the wheel of a brand-new
Rocket machine, Scott has already reached victory lane once at Florence
Speedway in Union, Kentucky and also finished a solid sixth in the
annual running of the 'Johnny Appleseed Classic' at Eldora Speedway
in Rossburg, Ohio. You can keep up on "The Silver Shark"
and the #83 team throughout the year by pointing your web browser
to www.ScottJamesMotorsports.com! (Jeremey Rhoades