SHARPE, JR. ROLLS TO SEVENTH AT CHARLOTTE
(November 4, 2019) Jimmy
Sharpe, Jr. Racing loaded up and headed to the pristine Dirt Track
at Charlotte in Concord, North Carolina and East Alabama Motor Speedway
in Phenix City, Alabama from November 1-3. On Friday and Saturday
at Charlotte during the Crate Late Model portion of the 'World Short
Track Championship,' Jimmy Sharpe, Jr. timed in fourth quickest
in his group during qualifying before placing fourth in his loaded
heat race. Following a triumph in his B-Main on Saturday, Jimmy
steered past twelve competitors during the course of the $4,000
to win headliner to land in the seventh finishing position.
At EAMS on Sunday to cap off the huge weekend, Jimmy tagged the
tail of the Crate Late Model main event during the annual 'National
100.' Gunning for the $5,000 top prize from the inside of the thirteenth
row, Jimmy had climbed all the way up to thirteenth in the running
order before he was collected in a wreck. The Soperton, Georgia
ace wound up retiring from the 50-lapper and was officially paid
for a twenty-fifth place showing. Full results from both venues
can be viewed online at www.charlottemotorspeedway.com
SHARPE, JR. LANDS TOP TEN
IN $10K AT ALL-TECH
27, 2019) Jimmy Sharpe, Jr. was back at All-Tech
Raceway in Ellisville, Florida on October 25-26 for a Limited Late
Model special dubbed as the 'Showdown on the Suwannee.' On Friday
night during preliminary action, Jimmy clicked off the second fastest
lap in his group during qualifying prior to securing the third transfer
spot through his loaded heat race. After rolling off from the outside
of the fourth row in the $10,000 to win headliner, Jimmy wound up
finishing right where he started in the 75-lap contest... in the
eighth position. Complete results from the 'Showdown on the Suwannee'
weekend can be viewed online at www.alltechraceway.com.
RUNNER-UP PERFORMANCE FOR
JIMMY SHARPE, JR.!
13, 2019) The Jimmy Sharpe, Jr. Racing team rolled
into All-Tech Raceway in Ellisville, Florida on Saturday evening,
October 12 for the running of the 'Southern Clash,' which paid $3,000
to the winner. Jimmy Sharpe, Jr. knocked down the seventh quickest
lap overall during time trials to earn the inside of the fourth
row for the start of the 35-lap main event. Jimmy then steered his
Longhorn mount past a handful of competitors during the contest
to land in the runner-up position behind only victor Clay Harris!
Complete results from last night in the Sunshine State can be viewed
online at www.alltechraceway.com.
SHARPE, JR. COMPETES IN
$10K WAYCROSS SPECIAL
6, 2019) Next up on the schedule for the #26jr team
was a visit to Waycross Motor Speedway in Waycross, Georgia on October
4-5 for the 'Ralph Allen Showdown in the Swamp.' The Southern Clash
Late Model Series special boasted a $10,000 top prize and drew a
strong field of competitors to the Peach State speedplant. After
posting laps at the top of the board during practice, Jimmy Sharpe,
Jr. timed in twenty-eighth fastest during the qualifying session
prior to placing sixth in his B-Main on Saturday evening. Unfortunately,
Jimmy was unable to make the start in the 100-lap main event that
was eventually won by Mark Whitener. Full results from the weekend
at Waycross can be viewed online at www.wayxspeedway.com.
JIMMY SHARPE, JR. SOLID
AT VIRGINIA MOTOR
15, 2019) Jimmy Sharpe, Jr. returned to racing competition
on September 13-14 in the annual running of the 'Fastrak World Championship'
at the pristine Virginia Motor Speedway in Jamaica, Virginia. A
whopping 113 Crate Late Model drivers converged on VMS over the
weekend to vie for the gargantuan $50,000 winner's check. Jimmy
placed third in his first heat race on Friday night, while he wound
up fifth in his second prelim of the evening. By virtue of earning
the tenth most passing points in preliminary action, Jimmy rolled
off in the 75-lap headliner on Saturday from the outside of the
fifth row. The Soperton, Georgia ace then battled hard for a top
ten showing in the 'Fastrak World Championship' and eventually netted
a solid twelfth place performance. Full results from the entire
weekend can be viewed online at www.vamotorspeedway.com.
SHARPE, JR. SET TO DEBUT
NEW LONGHORN CAR!
12, 2019) Soperton, Georgia driver Jimmy Sharpe,
Jr., who has been out of racing action since March when he entered
a pair of Schaeffer's Oil Spring National Series contests to open
up his 2019 campaign, is tentatively set to return to competition
next Saturday night, August 24 at the state-of-the-art Virginia
Motor Speedway in Jamaica, Virginia! The Fastrak Racing Series battle
at VMS, which will boast a $3,000 payday, will serve as a tune-up
race for Jimmy when he returns to the track in September for a lucrative
$50,000 to win Crate Late Model extravaganza. When Jimmy does take
to the track next week, he will be armed with a brand-new Longhorn
racecar out of their Trinity, North Carolina shop.
"I've been covered up with work for the last few months, which
is a good thing, but it has definitely taken away from my racing
program lately," quoted Sharpe, Jr. this week via telephone.
"Plus we switched chassis makes and just now got this new Longhorn
Chassis and I'm pumped about this piece we've got in the shop now.
I can't thank Heath Pittman with J&P and Sons Construction and
Sweet Onion Trucking enough, along with Chris Medley from Modern
Images, for all that they have done for my team with this new car.
I'm ready to go racing again and hopefully we are fast right out
of the box next week at Virginia Motor!"
JIMMY SHARPE, JR. ENTERS
SPRING NAT'LS OPENERS
24, 2019) Jimmy Sharpe, Jr. and his #26jr team invaded
Oglethorpe Speedway Park in Pooler, Georgia and Cochran Motor Speedway
in Cochran, Georgia on March 22-23 for the opening two Schaeffer's
Oil Spring Nationals Series battles. Jimmy won his B-Main on Friday
night at OSP against his Super Late Model competitors, while he
placed fifth in his heat race on Saturday evening at Cochran. The
Soperton, Georgia ace was an early retiree in both feature events
in his home state and was relegated to a sixteenth place effort
in the $4,000 to win feature at Oglethorpe and a twenty-third place
showing in the $10,000 to win main event at Cochran. Complete results
from both weekend races can be accessed online at www.southernnationalsseries.com.