JIMMY SHARPE, JR. WINS THE BIGGEST 50/50 JACKPOT IN ELDORA SPEEDWAY
HISTORY! HE CLAIMED THE WINNING TICKET WORTH $80,489.00!!!
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.
SHARPE, JR. SCHEDULED TO
START '19 THIS WEEKEND!
(February 27, 2019) The
Jimmy Sharpe, Jr. Racing team is scheduled to lift the lid to their
2019 campaign this Saturday night, March 2 at All-Tech Raceway in
Ellisville, Florida! The Southern Clash Late Model Series will preside
over the one-day shootout in the Sunshine State, which boasts a
$3,000 payday. More information on Jimmy Sharpe, Jr.'s season opener
can be accessed online at www.alltechraceway.com.
JIMMY CLOSES OUT 2018 SEASON
WITH BIG WEEKEND
(November 26, 2018) Jimmy
Sharpe, Jr., of Soperton, Georgia, wrapped up his version of the
2018 campaign from November 23-25 in a pair of high-profile specials
in his home state of Georgia. In the annual 'Turkey 100' at Swainsboro
Raceway in Swainsboro, Georgia, Jimmy drove the CVR House Car and
eventually relied on a provisional to gain access into Saturday's
$20,000 to win Crate Late Model headliner. Jimmy wound up retiring
early in the 100-lap affair and was eventually credited with a twenty-fifth
place performance. On Sunday, a $10,000 top prize was up for grabs
in the rain-postponed 'Gobbler 100' at Cochran Motor Speedway in
Cochran, Georgia. Back in his own personal car, Jimmy timed in second
quickest in Group A during NLMSCS qualifying, won his loaded heat
race, and later wound up twelfth in the 75-lap main event after
folding his nose under early in the distance. Full results from
both showdowns can be viewed online at www.swainsbororaceway.com
SHARPE, JR. MOVES UP TO
EIGHTH IN EARLY BIRD!
19, 2018) The 7th Annual 'Early Bird 50' was next
up on the schedule for the #26jr team on November 17-18 at Needmore
Speedway in Norman Park, Georgia. Jimmy Sharpe, Jr. suffered problems
during his heat race, but was able to start thirteenth on the feature
grid on Sunday. Despite the track taking rubber, which made it difficult
to pass, Jimmy was able to work his way past five competitors to
land in the eighth finishing position. Full results can be found
online by clicking on www.raceneedmorespeedway.com.
JIMMY SHARPE, JR. LANDS
IN TOP TEN AT ALL-TECH
4, 2018) Soperton, Georgia ace Jimmy Sharpe, Jr.
returned to racing action behind the wheel of a new car on Saturday,
November 3 at All-Tech Raceway in Ellisville, Florida. The 'Deep
Dixie Late Model Challenge' took center stage in the Sunshine State
and a $10,000 top prize was on the line for the Late Model division.
Jimmy did not qualify well in his first competitive laps in the
new car, but later stormed to third in his heat race. After rolling
off from the outside of the second row in the 100-lap main event,
Jimmy was headed towards a possible podium effort in the extra-distance
affair. While running in the third spot late in the feature, Jimmy's
frame unfortunately dug into the race track and he went for a spin,
which ultimately caused him to finish ninth in the final rundown.
Complete results from the 'Deep Dixie Late Model Challenge' can
be accessed online at www.alltechraceway.com.
SHARPE, JR. STREAKS TO
TOP FIVE AT VOLUSIA!
10, 2018) Jimmy Sharpe, Jr. and his #26jr team ventured
south to Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida on Saturday
evening, June 9 for the annual running of the 'Powell Memorial.'
Jimmy stopped the clock fourth fastest in his group during qualifying
prior to running third in his loaded heat race. Armed with a crate
motor in his XR1 Rocket Chassis in the $10,000 to win headliner,
Jimmy streaked past thirteen competitors during the 67 lap affair
en route to a stellar fifth place performance. The Soperton, Georgia
ace trailed only winner Mark Whitener, John Kellum, Kyle Van Sickle,
and Wil Herrington at the completion of the 'Powell Memorial' at
VSP! Full results can be accessed online at www.vspracing.com.
JIMMY SHARPE, JR. NABS
TOP TEN IN PINE TREE 100
6, 2018) The #26jr team returned to dirt-slinging
competition on Saturday night, May 5 at Swainsboro Raceway in Swainsboro,
Georgia. The annual 'Pine Tree 100' was held for the Crate Late
Models and a $5,000 winner's check was on the line. Jimmy Sharpe,
Jr. battled a tight racecar all night long and posted the fifteenth
quickest time during the qualifying session. After starting the
40-lap feature event from the inside of the eighth row, Jimmy was
able to scoot past five competitors on the one-groove racing surface
to secure a solid tenth place showing. Full results from last night
at Swainsboro can be viewed online at www.swainsbororaceway.com.
SHARPE, JR. INVADES SENOIA
FOR SPRING NAT'LS
1, 2018) Jimmy Sharpe, Jr. Racing made a last minute
decision to invade Senoia Raceway in Senoia, Georgia on Saturday
evening, March 31 for a $10,000 to win Schaeffer's Oil Spring Nationals
Series shootout. Jimmy Sharpe, Jr. knocked down the thirteenth fastest
lap in Group A during the qualifying session before finishing seventh
in his loaded heat race. Jimmy was then not able to transfer through
his B-Main and unfortunately missed out on the 60-lap main event,
which was eventually won by Dale McDowell. Full results from last
night at Senoia Raceway can be accessed online at www.southernnationalsseries.com.
UP-AND-DOWN WEEKEND FOR
(March 25, 2018) Soperton,
Georgia native Jimmy Sharpe, Jr. suffered through an up-and-down
weekend on March 23-24 at Cochran Motor Speedway in Cochran, Georgia
and East Alabama Motor Speedway in Phenix City, Alabama. On Friday
night in a $2,000 to win NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series
showdown at Cochran, Jimmy led all but three circuits in the headliner
and appeared to emerge victorious in the 'Cochran Clash' weekend
opener. Unfortunately, his motor was not deemed legal in post-race
inspection and he was dropped to twenty-fourth in the final finishing
order. At EAMS on Saturday evening, Jimmy broke a motor in Lucas
Oil Late Model Dirt Series hot laps for the $12,000 to win 'Bama
Bash,' which unfortunately sidelined him for the remainder of the
night. Full results from both weekend shows can be viewed online
JIMMY SHARPE, JR. BATTLES
FOR SWAINSBORO LEAD
18, 2018) Jimmy Sharpe, Jr. Racing rolled into Swainsboro
Raceway in Swainsboro, Georgia on Saturday evening, March 17 for
a $2,000 to win Crate Late Model battle. Jimmy Sharpe, Jr. laid
down the fifth quickest lap during the qualifying session before
starting the 30-lapper from the inside of the third row. Jimmy then
quickly moved up to second and was battling for the race lead when
he accidentally hit the emergency shut-off, which caused his #26jr
machine to spin. The Soperton, Georgia ace then rebounded from the
tail to salvage a sixth place showing behind only winner Joshua
Bishop, Joseph Brown, Cody Overton, Chesley Dixon, and Shannon Graham.
Full results from last night at Swainsboro can be viewed online
SHARPE, JR. NEARLY REPEATS
IN MODOC 100
11, 2018) Soperton, Georgia ace Jimmy Sharpe, Jr.
returned to Modoc Raceway in Modoc, South Carolina on Saturday evening,
March 10 looking for his second straight 'Modoc 100' race title.
Jimmy easily earned Fast Time honors during the Crate Late Model
qualifying session and later started the 50-lap headliner from the
outside of the front row. Jimmy then had a good shot at the $5,000
payday, as he was leading with only four laps to go when eventual
winner Travis Pennington muscled his way past the #26jr to grab
the point. "The Showstopper" wound up slipping back to
fourth - after washing up the racetrack - and crossed the checkers
behind only Pennington, Brandon Overton, and Ben Faircloth. Full
results from the 'Modoc 100' can be viewed online at www.modocraceway.com.
(Richard Barnes Photo)
JIMMY SHARPE, JR. FIFTH
IN CHEVY PERFORMANCE 100
5, 2018) Jimmy Sharpe, Jr. and his #26jr team kicked
off their version of the 2018 racing season on March 3-4 in the
'Chevrolet Performance 100' at the historic East Alabama Motor Speedway
in Phenix City, Alabama. The Crate Late Model special at EAMS paid
$10,000 to the winner. Jimmy qualified fifth fastest in Group B
during the qualifying session, which locked him into the outside
of the fifth row for Sunday's 100-lap grand finale. The Soperton,
Georgia ace pitted on lap thirty to get a tire, but then started
storming back through the pack from the tail. Jimmy eventually made
it all the way up to fifth, which is where he finished behind only
victor Joseph Brown, Rick Culpepper, Mark Whitener, and Clint Smith!
Complete results from the 'Chevrolet Performance 100' can be accessed
online at www.eamsdirt.com.