Another Top Ten for James in Baltes Classic at Eldora
(September 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
(August 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

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 runner-up.

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

James Salvages North/South Weekend with Non-Qualifiers Win!
(August 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 at

Scott James Back in Victory Lane at Florence Speedway!
(July 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

Heat Race Wreck Ends James' Night Prematurely at Florence...
(July 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

Summer Nationals Stop at Florence Speedway Next for James
(June 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!
(June 27, 2014)
Welcome to the brand-new! 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! (Jeremey Rhoades Photo)


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