SHARPE, JR. AWAITING ARRIVAL OF NEW XR1
27, 2017) The Jimmy Sharpe, Jr. Racing team has
been sitting idle for the last month, but they plan to return to
competition in October in a new XR1 Rocket racecar. Jimmy Sharpe,
Jr. is awaiting the arrival of the brand-new machine, which will
be built and assembled by Brucebilt Performance in Knoxville, Tennessee.
All efforts will be made for the car to be ready for the big $4,000
to win SECA Crate Late Model special at the pristine Dirt Track
at Charlotte in Concord, North Carolina over the October 26-28 weekend.
As more news becomes available or other schedule dates are released,
you can find out first by clicking on www.JimmySharpeJr.com!
MOTOR ISSUES COST SHARPE
POSSIBLE 441 VICTORY...
27, 2017) The #26jr team made a return trip to 441
Speedway in Dublin, Georgia on Saturday night, August 26 for another
weekly $1,000 to win contest. Jimmy Sharpe, Jr. earned Fast Time
honors during the qualifying session and the pole position for the
25-lap feature event. After allegedly jumping the start of the A-Main,
Jimmy was relegated to the tail of the field. The Soperton, Georgia
ace then rallied all the way back up to the second spot and was
looking for more when he unfortunately blew a motor, which caused
him not to finish the race. Full results from last night at 441
Speedway can be viewed by clicking on www.dublin441speedway.com.
SHARPE, JR. WINS FOR THIRD
TIME ON SATURDAY!
13, 2017) Jimmy Sharpe, Jr. made a surprise visit
to 441 Speedway in Dublin, Georgia on Saturday evening, August 12
and celebrated in victory lane for the third time in 2017! Jimmy,
who presides in Soperton, Georgia, won his heat race in preliminary
action and later led all 25 laps in the main event. In lapping all
the way up to the third spot, Jimmy took the checkers over Chaz
Haskins and Elijah Gonzalez to pocket the $1,000 winner's check.
Full results from last night at 441 Speedway can be viewed by clicking
JIMMY SHARPE, JR. SIXTH
AT HISTORIC EAMS
16, 2017) The Jimmy Sharpe, Jr. Racing team stormed
into the historic East Alabama Motor Speedway in Phenix City, Alabama
on Saturday evening, July 15 for the 'Jimmy Thomas Memorial.' The
Southern Thunder Late Model Series presided over the single-day
shootout, which boasted a $2,000 top prize. Jimmy Sharpe, Jr. clicked
off the sixth fastest time overall during the qualifying session
and later started the main event from the outside of the third row.
After falling back several positions early in the race, Jimmy drove
back up to finish sixth behind only victor Terrance Nowell, Joseph
Brown, Larry Harrod, Garrett Lloyd, and Ricky Culpepper. Full results
from last night at EAMS can be viewed online at www.eamsdirt.com.
SHARPE, JR. LEADS ALL BUT
FINAL TURN AT COCHRAN
4, 2017) After getting rained-out at Swainsboro
(GA) Raceway earlier in the weekend, Jimmy Sharpe, Jr. and his #26jr
team made a last minute decision to head to Cochran Motor Speedway
in Cochran, Georgia on Monday evening, July 3. Jimmy laid down the
quickest time overall of the 32 entrants during Southern Thunder
Late Model Series qualifying and later started the $3,000 to win
main event from the pole position. The Soperton, Georgia ace then
paced the stellar field for the first 39 circuits before being passed
for the win at checkered flag by Jason Fitzgerald. Jimmy finished
a close second in the 40-lapper despite going for a spin on the
frontstretch after the race due to a tangle with Fitzgerald and
third-place runner Dalton Cook. Full results from the wild finish
last night at CMS can be viewed online at www.cochranspeedway.com.
JIMMY SHARPE, JR. SETS
NTR & WINS AT SWAINSBORO!
11, 2017) The Jimmy Sharpe, Jr. Racing team reached
victory lane for the second time in the 2017 campaign on Saturday
evening, June 10 at Swainsboro Raceway in Swainsboro, Georgia! Jimmy
Sharpe, Jr. set a New Track Record in Crate Late Model qualifying
and later led from flag-to-flag in the 30-lap main event. Jimmy
recorded the $2,000 windfall by beating Jimmy Thomas, John Henderson,
Shane Riner, and Henry Carter to the checkered flag! Complete results
from last night at Swainsboro can be accessed online at www.swainsbororaceway.com.
FLAT TIRE COSTS SHARPE,
JR. PINETREE 100 VICTORY...
7, 2017) Jimmy Sharpe, Jr. and his #26jr team strolled
into Swainsboro Raceway in Swainsboro, Georgia on Saturday evening,
May 6 for the annual running of the 'Pinetree 100.' The Crate Late
Model special boasted a $5,000 winner's check. Jimmy knocked down
the fastest lap overall during the qualifying session and later
started the 50-lapper from the pole position. The Soperton, Georgia
ace then led the first 45 circuits until a flat right rear tire
sent him pitside to the attention of his crew. Jimmy returned to
the track with new rubber and was able to salvage a fifth place
performance in this year's edition of the 'Pinetree 100.' Complete
results from last night at Swainsboro can be accessed online at
JIMMY SHARPE, JR. BARELY
MISSES OUT AT SENOIA
23, 2017) Next up for the #26jr team was a visit
to Senoia Raceway in Senoia, Georgia on Saturday evening, April
22 for the 'Spring Classic,' which was sanctioned by the Ultimate
Super Late Model Series. Jimmy Sharpe, Jr. posted the tenth quickest
time in Group B during the qualifying session and later ran seventh
in his consolation event. Unfortunately, Jimmy was one mere spot
away from a transfer position into the night's $4,000 to win headliner,
which was eventually won by Shane Clanton. Complete results from
last night at Senoia can be accessed online at www.ultimatesupers.com.
SHARPE, JR. ENTERS JACK
16, 2017) The Jimmy Sharpe, Jr. Racing team returned
back to Modoc Raceway in Modoc, South Carolina on Saturday night,
April 15 for the annual running of the 'Jack Starrette Memorial.'
The Ultimate Super Late Model Series presided over the single-day
throwdown and a $5,022 winner's check was on the line. Jimmy Sharpe,
Jr. timed in sixteenth fastest during the qualifying session and
later started the 50-lap feature from the outside of the eighth
row. Amidst rough-and-tumble track conditions, Jimmy was an early
retiree in the 'Jack Starrette Memorial' and was eventually paid
for a sixteenth place performance. Complete results from last night
at Modoc can be accessed online at www.ultimatesupers.com.
JIMMY SHARPE, JR. BAGS
$5,000 IN MODOC 100!
19, 2017) Jimmy Sharpe, Jr. and his #26jr team celebrated
in victory lane for the first time in 2017 on Saturday evening,
March 18 in the 9th edition of the 'Modoc 100' at Modoc Raceway
in Modoc, South Carolina! Despite experiencing motor issues throughout
the course of the night, Jimmy laid down the quickest time overall
during the qualifying session to grab Fast Time honors and the pole
position for the 50-lap headliner. The Soperton, Georgia ace then
raced out to the lead at the drop of the green flag in the 'Modoc
100' and paced the Crate Late Model special from green to checkers.
Down a couple of cylinders at the end of the feature distance, Jimmy
beat Chris Ferguson to the finish line to bag the $5,000 winner's
share! Full results from Modoc Raceway can be found online by visiting
SHARPE LEADS EARLY IN BAMA
BASH; FINISHES FIFTH
5, 2017) The #26jr team rolled into the historic
East Alabama Motor Speedway in Phenix City, Alabama on March 3-4
for the annual running of the 'Bama Bash.' The Limited Late Model
portion of the two-day spectacular paid $4,000 to the winner. Jimmy
Sharpe, Jr. clicked off the fastest lap of the 19 entrants during
qualifying on Friday night to earn Fast Time honors. Following an
impressive win in heat race action, Jimmy started Saturday's 40-lap
headliner from the pole position. The Soperton, Georgia standout
then led the first eighteen circuits until his tires sealed over
after a caution period, which helped him slide back to fifth at
the checkers to finish behind only winner Mark Whitener, Joseph
Brown, Larry Harrod, and Ricky Culpepper. Complete results from
EAMS can be accessed online at www.eamsdirt.com.
ENGINE WOES SLOW SHARPE,
JR. AT SCREVEN...
18, 2017) Jimmy Sharpe, Jr. Racing kicked off their
version of the 2017 racing season on Friday evening, February 17
at Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania, Georgia. The World of Outlaws
Craftsman Late Model Series presided over the first night of the
'Winter Freeze' doubleheader and an $8,000 payday was on the line.
Jimmy Sharpe, Jr. laid down the eighteenth quickest time in Group
A during the qualifying session, but later wound up tenth in his
loaded heat race due to engine woes. The mechanical troubles not
only sidelined Jimmy for the rest of the evening, but also forced
him to skip Saturday's $10,000 to win 'Winter Freeze' finale. Full
results from Screven Motor Speedway can be accessed online at www.woolms.com.