JR. TACKLES SOUTHERN NAT'LS DOUBLE-DIP
26, 2021) Jimmy Sharpe, Jr. and his #26jr team invaded
a pair of Peach State venues with the Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals
Series over the July 24-25 weekend. On Saturday in the annual 'Rebel
Yell' at Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania, Georgia, Jimmy qualified
thirteenth fastest in Group A during time trials before placing
seventh in his stacked heat race and eighth in his B-Main. Unfortunately,
those finishes were unable to advance him into the $10,053 to win
headliner that was ultimately won by Ross Bailes. At Rome Speedway
in Rome, Georgia on Sunday, a $4,053 top prize was on the line.
Jimmy knocked down the eighth quickest lap in Group A during qualifying
prior to starting and finishing fifteenth in the 40-lapper. Complete
results from both weekend races can be viewed online at www.southernnationalsseries.com.
JIMMY SHARPE, JR. COMPETES
IN DOUBLE DREAMS
13, 2021) Georgia native Jimmy Sharpe, Jr. made
his first visit to Eldora Speedway in a Super Late Model from June
9-12 for a pair of 'Dirt Late Model Dream' spectaculars. Each of
the Double Dreams featured $10,000 to win Twin 25 preliminary events
followed by a complete show headlined by a 100-lap headliner. With
over 70 cars in attendance at the Rossburg, Ohio facility, it was
very difficult just to make the main event during each of the four
nights of racing action. Unfortunately, Jimmy was unable to make
the start in both of his 25-lap prelims, as well as the $127,000
to win A-Main on Thursday and the $126,000 to win feature on Saturday.
Complete results from both the 26th and 27th Annual 'Dirt Late Model
Dreams' can be viewed by clicking on www.eldoraspeedway.com.
SHARPE, JR. FINDS BAD LUCK
30, 2021) Soperton, Georgia ace Jimmy Sharpe, Jr.
competed in the 'Harvey Jones Memorial' on May 28-29 at All-Tech
Raceway in Ellisville, Florida. The Crate Racin' USA Dirt Late Model
Series sanctioned the two-day program, which boasted a hefty $10,000
payday. Jimmy knocked down the second fastest lap in his group during
qualifying on Friday night prior to finishing second in heat race
action. After starting the 60-lap headliner on Saturday evening
from the outside of the third row, Jimmy was riding and biding time
to make his move until he was stuffed into the wall by another competitor
on a restart. He wound up retiring his machine with heavy damage
in the twenty-first finishing position. Complete results from All-Tech
Raceway can be accessed online at www.crateracinusa.com.
JIMMY SHARPE, JR. WINS
IN STREET STOCK!!
2, 2021) The Jimmy Sharpe, Jr. Racing team was out
in full force on Saturday evening, May 1 at Swainsboro Raceway in
Swainsboro, Georgia. Behind the wheel of a Street Stock, which will
eventually be piloted by his son, Jimmy Sharpe, Jr. recorded his
first victory of the 2021 campaign. After securing a win in his
heat race, Jimmy led from flag-to-flag in the 15-lapper to secure
the $1,000 top prize in the Street Stock portion of the 'Pine Tree
In his #26jr Crate Late Model, Jimmy timed in second fastest in
his group during qualifying before winding up fourth in his stacked
heat race. The Soperton, Georgia ace then slid back to fifteenth
during the course of the $3,000 to win headliner. Complete results
from last night during the 'Pine Tree 100' can be accessed online
(Richard Barnes Photo)
SHARPE, JR. SEVENTH IN
$6,000 LAVONIA SPECIAL!
24, 2021) Jimmy Sharpe, Jr. and his #26jr team made
the trip to Lavonia Speedway in Lavonia, Georgia on Friday night,
April 23. The Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series rolled into
Lavonia last night to preside over a $6,000 to win special event.
Jimmy knocked down the eighth fastest lap overall during the Super
Late Model qualifying session to earn the outside of the fourth
row for the start of the 40-lap feature. The Soperton, Georgia ace
then sported a fast racecar during the headliner and was able to
move up to the seventh finishing position. Complete results from
Lavonia Speedway can be accessed online at www.carolinaclash.com.
JIMMY SHARPE, JR. RALLIES
AT MODOC RACEWAY
18, 2021) The #26jr team headed to Modoc Raceway
in Modoc, South Carolina on Saturday, April 17 to compete in the
annual running of the 'Jack Starrette Memorial.' The Ultimate Super
Late Model Series presided over the single-day throwdown and a $5,022
top prize was up for grabs. Jimmy Sharpe, Jr. encountered a throttle
linkage issue during his qualifying lap and was forced to start
shotgun on the feature field in the twenty-seventh position. His
Longhorn Chassis was on a rail in the 50-lap main event; however,
as Jimmy streaked past sixteen competitors during the contest to
land an eleventh place performance. Complete results from last night's
stop at Modoc Raceway can be viewed online at www.ultimatesupers.com.
JIMMY SHARPE, JR. SNEAKS
11, 2021) Jimmy Sharpe, Jr. and his #26jr team made
a last minute decision and snuck into the newly-reopened Swainsboro
Raceway in Swainsboro, Georgia on Saturday night, April 10. A weekly
show was held at Swainsboro for the Late Models and a $1,000 payday
was on the line. Jimmy rolled off from the outside of the ninth
row in the 25-lap headliner and was marching towards the front inside
of the top ten until he unfortunately got into the wall on the fifteenth
circuit. The Soperton, Georgia ace was forced to retire from the
race with damage to his Longhorn Chassis and wound up sixteenth
in line at the pay window following the contest. Full results from
Swainsboro Raceway can be obtained by clicking on www.swainsbororaceway.com.
SHARPE, JR. HARD CHARGES
TO DUBLIN TOP TEN
4, 2021) Jimmy Sharpe, Jr. Racing rolled into Patriots
Park Raceway in Dublin, Georgia on Saturday evening, April 3, as
the Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series (SAS) sanctioned the 'Icebreaker
50.' The single-day shootout in the Peach State drew a strong field
to vie for the $4,000 winner's check. Jimmy Sharpe, Jr. posted the
fourth fastest lap in his group during the qualifying session, but
unfortunately went for a spin in heat race action. After rolling
off from the outside of the ninth row for the 50-lap headliner,
Jimmy was able to hard charge past nine competitors during the contest
to land in the ninth finishing position. Full results from last
night at Dublin can be accessed online at www.sasdirt.com.
JIMMY SHARPE, JR. BACK
IN ACTION AT COCHRAN
14, 2021) Jimmy Sharpe, Jr. and his #26jr team invaded
Cochran Motor Speedway in Cochran, Georgia on March 12-13 for a
lucrative weekend of racing, which included the makeup of November's
postponed 'Gobbler 100.' On Friday night in the $20,000 to win headliner,
Jimmy started in the eleventh position and wound up sixteenth in
the final rundown of the 75-lap affair. At Cochran on Saturday evening,
a $5,000 top prize was up for grabs for the ground-pounding Super
Late Models. Jimmy clicked off the seventh fastest lap in Group
A during qualifying, but was unfortunately caught up in a multi-car
tangle during the A-Main that led to another sixteenth place performance.
Complete results from both weekend races can be found online at
SHARPE, JR. COMPETES IN
22, 2021) Jimmy Sharpe, Jr. Racing rolled north
to South Carolina on February 20-21 for a pair of Drydene Xtreme
DIRTcar Series showdowns. On Saturday at Lake View Motor Speedway
in Lake View, South Carolina, Jimmy Sharpe, Jr. timed in twenty-first
quickest overall during the qualifying session prior to grabbing
the sixth transfer spot through his heat race. He then rolled off
from the outside of the ninth row in the $7,000 to win headliner
before knocking down a seventeenth place performance. In Sunday's
$5,000 to win program at the renowned Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney,
South Carolina, Jimmy was unfortunately unable to make the start
in the 'Frostbite 40,' which was won by Chris Madden. Full results
from both weekend shows can be viewed online at www.xtremedirtcar.com.
WINTER NATIONALS RESULTS
2, 2021) Another $10,000 top prize was up for grabs
at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida tonight in the final event
for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series during "Speedweeks
2021." Jimmy Sharpe, Jr. knocked down the thirteenth fastest
lap in Group A during time trials, but was unfortunately caught
up in an incident during his heat race and was dropped to an eleventh
place prelim finish. Jimmy wound up scratching from the remainder
of the program and did not compete in the 40-lapper that was ultimately
won by Shane Clanton.
(February 1, 2021) The
two-day 'Winter Nationals' with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
at Bubba Raceway Park kicked off earlier tonight on a chilly evening
in Ocala, Florida. Jimmy Sharpe, Jr. timed in twenty-third quickest
in Group B during the qualifying session before running twelfth
in his stacked heat race. He then chose to forego the B-Main and
ultimately missed out on the $10,000 to win feature that was won
by Ricky Thornton, Jr.
WINTER NATIONALS RESULTS
23, 2021) Following last night's rain-out at All-Tech
Raceway, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series season got underway
earlier this evening at the Ellisville, Florida facility. A star-studded
57 car field converged at the northern Florida oval to do battle
for a $15,000 paycheck in the series lid lifter. Jimmy Sharpe, Jr.
posted the fifteenth quickest lap in Group A during the qualifying
session prior to running seventh in his stacked heat race. After
finishing eleventh in his B-Main, Jimmy was forced to watch the
50-lap main event that was eventually won in dominating fashion
by NASCAR competitor and dirt racing star Kyle Larson.
(January 22, 2021) Tonight's
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series season opener at All-Tech Raceway
in Ellisville, Florida has been washed out by afternoon rain showers.
The $12,000 to win program will not be rescheduled. Jimmy Sharpe,
Jr. Racing will now look to continue their 2021 campaign tomorrow
evening at All-Tech, as a $15,000 top prize will be up for grabs
in the 'Winter Nationals' weekend finale.
SHARPE, JR. RINGS IN NEW
SEASON AT ROUGH 411
3, 2021) Only five weeks removed
from his 2020 season finale, Jimmy Sharpe, Jr. kicked off his 2021
campaign on Saturday, January 2 in the annual running of the 'Hangover'
at 411 Motor Speedway in Seymour, Tennessee. Jimmy stopped the clock
fourth fastest in Group A during Super Late Model qualifying, which
locked him into the inside of the fourth row in the $5,000 to win
headliner. During the course of the 50-lap contest, which was held
on a choppy racing surface due to several inches of rain on Friday,
Jimmy stayed out of trouble and survived the attrition-filled race
to finish in the fifth position behind only victor Pierce McCarter,
Christian Hanger, Tommy Bailey, and Drake Troutman! Full results
from the season-opening 'Hangover' can be viewed online at www.411motorspeedway.net.