Twelfth in Visit to I-30 Speedway in Little Rock
12, 2013) Scott James and
the Warrior House Car team returned to dirt-slinging action at the
I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Arkansas on Saturday night, May 11.
The World of Outlaws Late Model Series presided over the $10,000
to win showdown. Scott timed in twenty-first fastest during the
qualifying session and later grabbed the sixth and final transfer
spot through his loaded heat race. After starting the 50-lap main
event from the outside of the ninth row, Scott was able to move
up six spots during the race to finish in the twelfth position.
The Bright, Indiana ace currently sits tied for seventh in the latest
version of the WOOLMS point standings. Full results can be viewed
online at www.woolms.com.
Wet Weekend in Georgia
Wipes Out WOOLMS Doubleheader...
(May 4, 2013) The #1G Warrior
House Car team was scheduled to compete in a pair of $10,000 to
win World of Outlaws Late Model Series programs in the Peach State
of Georgia on May 3-4. Unfortunately, Mother Nature wiped out the
shows at both the Lavonia Speedway in Lavonia, Georgia and the Swainsboro
Raceway in Swainsboro, Georgia...
Warrior House Car Team
Tackles WOOLMS Tennessee Tripleheader
29, 2013) Scott James and the Warrior House Car
team followed the World of Outlaws Late Model Series tour to a trio
of Tennessee facilities over the April 26-28 weekend for $10,000
to win tilts. On Friday night at the Smoky Mountain Speedway in
Maryville, Tennessee, Scott timed in tenth fastest in Group A during
the qualifying session and later ran third in his heat race. After
starting the 50-lap feature event from the outside of the fifth
row, Scott ran inside of the top ten through much of the distance
before eventually winding up eleventh in the final rundown.
Following a rain-out on Saturday evening at the bad-fast Tazewell
Speedway in Tazewell, Tennessee, the #1G team wrapped up the weekend
on Sunday at the Duck River Raceway Park in Wheel, Tennessee. Scott
posted the fifteenth quickest lap overall during time trials before
vaulting up to finish second in his heat race. After redrawing the
third starting spot prior to the 50-lap A-Main, the Bright, Indiana
ace was running second on lap 47 when the top three frontrunners
were involved in a wreck with a lapped car. Scott was able to finish
all fifty circuits after the incident, but was credited with a disappointing
eleventh place effort. He now finds himself tied for seventh in
the latest WOOLMS point standings. Complete results from the action-packed
weekend can be accessed by clicking on www.woolms.com.
Mechanical Issues Slow
Scott James in Trip to 311 Motor Speedway...
21, 2013) The Warrior House Car team and driver
Scott James headed to the Tarheel State of North Carolina on April
19-20 for a pair of $10,000 to win World of Outlaws Late Model Series
battles. Following a rain-out on Friday night at the Fayetteville
Motor Speedway in Fayetteville, North Carolina, Scott was in action
on Saturday evening at the 311 Motor Speedway in Madison, North
Scott started off his night by clicking off the nineteenth fastest
lap during the qualifying session and later placing fifth in his
loaded heat race. After starting the 50-lap feature event from the
inside of the seventh row, the Bright, Indiana native had high hopes
of making his way towards the front of the stellar field. However,
a broken left rear axle tube caused Scott to only complete 22 circuits
and he wound up in the eighteenth finishing position. The driver
known as the "Silver Shark" now finds himself seventh
in the latest version of the WOOLMS point standings. Full results
can be viewed online at www.woolms.com.
Scott James Enters Spring
Nationals Showdown at Smoky Mountain...
14, 2013) Scott James and the #1G Warrior House
Car team ventured to the Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee
on Saturday night, April 13. Ray Cook's Spring Nationals tour rolled
into SMS to preside over a $6,000 to win program. A stout field
of 37 competitors piled into the pit area at the 1/2-mile speedplant
and Scott was unfortunately not able to transfer into the 50-lap
main event. The Bright, Indiana native narrowly missed out on the
feature after finishing fourth in his B-Main and third in the B-Scramble.
Complete results from Smoky Mountain can be obtained by clicking
(Chad Wells Photo)
James Advances to Fifth
in 'Illini 100' at Farmer City Raceway!
7, 2013) The "Silver Shark" Scott James
was back on the World of Outlaws Late Model Series trail on April
5-6 in a trip to the Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City, Illinois.
The 5th Annual 'Illini 100' took place over the weekend at the 1/4-mile
fairgrounds complex and a hefty $20,000 top prize was on the line.
In preliminary action on Friday night, Scott timed in tenth fastest
in Group B during qualifying and later finished third in his loaded
By virtue of his strong prelim performance, Scott earned the rights
to the outside of the sixth row for the start of Saturday's 'Illini
100.' During the course of the 100-lap extra-distance affair, the
Bright, Indiana ace methodically worked his way past seven competitors
on his way to a top five effort. Scott crossed underneath the 'Illini
100' checkers fifth behind only winner Jason Feger, Billy Moyer,
Brian Birkhofer, and Shane Clanton. He now finds himself sixth in
the latest WOOLMS point standings following the Farmer City weekend.
Full results can be viewed online at www.woolms.com.
Scott James Claims $5,000
for Second 'Spring 50' Title!!!
31, 2013) Scott James and the Warrior House Car
team made a late-week decision to invade the Florence Speedway in
Union, Kentucky on Saturday, March 30 and the decision paid off
to the tune of a $5,000 'Spring 50' title! The 37th edition of the
storied race drew a 27 car field to the 1/2-mile, Cincinnati area
venue. Scott laid down the seventh quickest lap during the qualifying
session and later ran second in his heat race. After rolling off
from the outside of the second row in the unsanctioned main event,
Scott sported a fast Warrior racecar from the drop of the green
The popular driver known as the "Silver Shark" grabbed
the point from leader Greg Johnson on the eighteenth circuit and
despite battling brake issues, Scott held back the stellar field
for the remainder of the caution-free race. At the end of 50 laps,
Scott found himself in victory lane celebrating with his family
and crew after beating Mike Marlar, Greg Johnson, Eddie Carrier,
Jr., and Tyler Reddick to the checkers. Full results from the 'Spring
50' can be obtained by clicking on www.florencespeedway.com.
(Roy D. Walker Photo)
James Back in Action at
Smoky Mountain Speedway...
24, 2013) With the World of Outlaws Late Model Series
tripleheader wiped out this weekend due to inclement weather, the
Warrior House Car team and driver Scott James slipped into the Smoky
Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee on Saturday, March 23.
The Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series (SAS) sanctioned the 'Rockin
with the Stars 40' and a $5,000 top prize was on the line. Scott
timed in sixth fastest in his group during the qualifying session
and later finished fourth in his B-Main to earn a coveted starting
spot in the 40-lap main event. The Bright, Indiana native had moved
up inside of the top ten by lap 25 when he unfortunately got into
the wall and was forced to retire in the twentieth position. Complete
results from Smoky Mountain can be viewed online at www.sasdirt.com.
Scott James Planning Full
WOOLMS Assault With Warrior House Car Team
11, 2013) Scott James' 2013 racing campaign is headed
in a direction he could only have dreamed when the year began. The
41-year-old driver from Bright, Ind., has confirmed that he plans
to follow the World of Outlaws Late Model Series fulltime for the
remainder of the season, topping off a whirlwind month that saw
him debut with Sanford Goddard's Warrior Chassis house car team,
enjoy a solid Georgia/Florida Speedweeks and work out the details
that will allow him to compete as a regular on the national tour
for the first time in his career.
With James sitting seventh in the WoO LMS points standings entering
next weekend's three-race swing to I-30 Speedway in Little Rock,
Ark. (March 22), Whynot Motorsports Park in Meridian, Miss. (March
23) and Duck River Raceway Park in Wheel, Tenn. (March 24), he's
now eligible to receive travel benefits as part of the circuit's
Winner's Circle program. That fact helped push Goddard and James
to put their focus on World of Outlaws competition.
"We started considering doing the whole (WoO LMS) deal while
we were in Florida," said James, who will earn appearance money
and other perks from the WoO LMS as long as he maintains perfect
attendance and holds a top-12 spot in the points standings. "When
we got home I talked with Sanford and my wife (Megan). We pretty
much figured out that, even though we have a one-year-old (daughter)
at home, it just made a lot of sense financially to give running
the series a shot. | full
James Retires Early in
Snow-Shortened 'Bama Bash' at GVS
(March 3, 2013) Scott James
and the Warrior House Car team returned to dirt-slinging action
on March 1-2 in the 16th edition of the 'Bama Bash' at the Green
Valley Speedway in Glencoe, Alabama. The unsanctioned show drew
37 competitors to GVS to battle each other and the frigid weather
conditions in hopes of claiming the $16,016 top prize. Scott laid
down the sixth fastest lap in his stacked group during time trials
on Friday night and later finished fifth in heat race action.
Following a triumph in his B-Main
on Saturday evening, Scott rolled off starting seventeenth on the
grid in the 75-lap 'Bama Bash.' With snow flurries in the air and
one-groove track conditions, the Bright, Indiana native made the
decision to retire from the A-Main after only eight circuits. Following
the completion of the 'Bama Bash,' which was shortened to only 61
laps due to intensified snow showers, Scott was credited with a
twenty-third place effort. Full results from the chilly weekend
at Green Valley can be viewed online at www.greenvalleyspeedway.com.
(Heath Lawson Photography)