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.
SHARPE, JR. WELCOMES OIL
EXPRESS ON BOARD!!!
21, 2018) As their 2018 campaign rapidly approaches,
Jimmy Sharpe, Jr. Racing would like to welcome Oil Express / Sharps
Total Performance for coming on board as a sponsor for the upcoming
season! Owner Scott Sharp has several Oil Change & Lube locations
around Tennessee including his main location at 816 Merchants Drive
in Knoxville, Tennessee. Jimmy Sharpe, Jr. still plans to unload
his XR1 Rocket racecar for the first time in '18 on March 3-4 at
East Alabama Motor Speedway in Phenix City, Alabama in the 602 &
604 Late Model 'Crate Nationals,' which boasts a $10,000 top prize.
Jimmy will pick up his XR1 ride from Rocket Chassis in Shinnston,
West Virginia next week before heading straight to EAMS to kick
off his racing season! Once again, Jimmy would like to thank Oil
Express and all of his other great sponsors for their continued
support of his #26jr team!!!