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JIMMY SHARPE, JR. MAKES FIRST TRIP TO FLORENCE
(August 14, 2022)
The 2022 campaign for the Jimmy Sharpe, Jr. Racing team continued from August 11-13 in the 40th Annual 'North/South 100' at Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky. Following a rain-out on Thursday night, a $5,000 to win preliminary event took place at the Cincinnati-area venue on Friday evening. Jimmy Sharpe, Jr., who was making his first-ever visit to Florence, ran ninth in his loaded heat race prior to winding up twenty-third in the final rundown of his 25-lap feature.

Once Saturday rolled around at the 1/2-mile oval, all eyes at Florence Speedway were fixated on the whopping $75,000 top prize in the 'North/South 100.' Jimmy finished seventh in his stacked heat race and thirteenth in his B-Main. Unfortunately, Jimmy was unable to make the start in the 100-lap crown jewel headliner that was ultimately won by Jonathan Davenport. Complete results from the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series biggie can be accessed online by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com. (Heath Lawson Photography)

SHARPE, JR. GRABS TOP TEN AT TOCCOA RACEWAY!
(July 27, 2022)
Following a rain-out with the Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Series on Sunday, July 24 at Swainsboro Raceway in Swainsboro, Georgia, Jimmy Sharpe, Jr. followed the tour to Toccoa Raceway in Toccoa, Georgia on Tuesday night, July 26 for the track's 67th Anniversary spectacular. Jimmy finished fifth in his loaded heat race to advance into the $10,067 to win headliner. After rolling off from the inside of the seventh row in the 67-lap contest, Jimmy was able to work his way past four competitors to earn a strong ninth place performance. Complete results from the historic Peach State oval can be accessed online at www.southernnationalsseries.com. (Rick Neff Photo)

JIMMY SHARPE, JR. ENTERS MILLION & DREAM
(June 12, 2022)
After a long layoff, the Jimmy Sharpe, Jr. Racing team paid a visit to Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio from June 8-11 to compete in both the 'Eldora Million' and the 'Dirt Late Model Dream.' Following a washout on Wednesday night, the entire 'Eldora Million' extravaganza took place on Thursday at the 1/2-mile, high-banked venue. In the $12,000 to win daytime preliminary event, Jimmy Sharpe, Jr. finished tenth in his heat race and fourteenth in his B-Main. In the nightcap that boasted a $1,002,022 top prize, Jimmy ran thirteenth in his loaded heat race and was not able to advance into a B-Main.

Over the weekend at the "Big E," all eyes at Eldora Speedway were focused on the annual running of the 'Dirt Late Model Dream,' which kicked off with another $12,000 to win preliminary show on Friday evening. Jimmy placed twelfth in his heat race and thirteenth in his B-Main. In Saturday's $128,000 to win 'Dirt Late Model Dream,' Jimmy finished eighth in his stacked heat race and eleventh in his B-Main. Unfortunately, he was unable to transfer his #26jr BWRC mount into any of the four feature events. Complete results from the rainy week in the Buckeye State can be viewed online at www.eldoraspeedway.com. (Zach Yost Racing Photography)

SHARPE, JR. BACK IN ACTION IN EAMS VISIT
(May 8, 2022)
The #26JR team made their way to the historic East Alabama Motor Speedway in Phenix City, Alabama on Saturday night, May 7. The Schaeffer's Oil Spring Nationals Series sanctioned the annual running of the 'Jimmy Thomas Memorial' and a $10,053 first place prize was up for grabs. Jimmy Sharpe, Jr. clicked off the twenty-first quickest lap overall during qualifying before finishing ninth in his loaded heat race due to a spin. He later rebounded to run sixth in the B-Main, but that was a few mere positions away from a coveted transfer spot into the 53-lap feature event. Complete results from last night at EAMS can be viewed online at www.southernnationalsseries.com. (JCLH Photography)

26JR TEAM CONTINUES SEASON IN TAR RIVER RUMBLE
(April 24, 2022)
Jimmy Sharpe, Jr. and his #26JR team ventured north to County Line Raceway in Elm City, North Carolina on Saturday evening, April 23. The Ultimate Super Late Model Series presided over the 'Tar River Rumble' and a $5,000 paycheck was up for grabs. Jimmy stopped the clock tenth quickest in Group A during qualifying prior to running fifth in his consolation race. After rolling off from the inside of the tenth row in the 40-lap headliner, Jimmy was unfortunately caught up in a wreck and was forced to rally from the back of the pack. At the checkers, Jimmy had salvaged a steady eleventh place effort at CLR. Complete results from last night can be viewed online at www.ultimatesupers.com.

JIMMY SHARPE, JR. TENTH IN SWAINSBORO STOP!
(March 6, 2022)
The Jimmy Sharpe, Jr. Racing team roared into Swainsboro Raceway in Swainsboro, Georgia and Senoia Raceway in Senoia, Georgia on March 4-5 for a pair of $10,053 to win Schaeffer's Oil Spring Nationals Series shootouts. On Friday night in the series opener at Swainsboro, Jimmy Sharpe, Jr. timed in fifth quickest overall during qualifying, placed second in his heat race, and later ran in the top five early in the 53-lap contest. At the checkers at the 'Boro, Jimmy found himself paid for a solid tenth place performance. At Senoia on Saturday evening, Jimmy finished seventh in his stacked heat race and won the B-Main, but unfortunately was the first retiree in the 53-lapper and officially wound up twenty-third in the final rundown. Full results from both Peach State ovals can be viewed online at www.southernnationalsseries.com.

#26JR TEAM TACKLES EAST BAY WINTERNATIONALS
(February 10, 2022)
A stellar 75 car field was on hand tonight for the fourth night of the annual 'Winternationals' at the storied East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Florida, as a $7,000 winner's check was up for grabs. Jimmy Sharpe, Jr. timed in thirty-first quickest in Group B during Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series qualifying and later finished tenth in his heat race and ninth in his B-Main. Unfortunately, Jimmy was not able to make the start in the 40-lapper that was captured for the second straight evening by Brandon Sheppard. Following the event, the #26jr team opted to leave the Tampa-area venue and will not compete in the final two races of the 'Winternationals.'

(February 9, 2022) Following last night's rain-out, the 46th edition of the 'Winternationals' at East Bay Raceway Park continued tonight, as 70 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series competitors piled into the pit area at the Gibsonton, Florida facility to battle for the $7,000 payday. Jimmy Sharpe, Jr. stopped the clock thirty-second quickest in Group B during the qualifying session prior to placing ninth in his stacked heat race. Following an eleventh place showing in his B-Main, Jimmy was unfortunately forced to watch the 40-lap headliner that was eventually won by Brandon Sheppard.

(February 8, 2022) Tonight's second leg of the annual 'Winternationals' at East Bay Raceway Park has been washed out due to persistent rain showers. The $5,000 to win Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series program at the storied Gibsonton, Florida oval WILL NOT be rescheduled.

(February 7, 2022) Night one of the Super Late Model portion of the 46th Annual 'Winternationals' took place earlier this evening at East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Florida. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series showdown at the Tampa-area facility drew 70 competitors to vie for the $5,000 windfall. Jimmy Sharpe, Jr. knocked down the thirtieth quickest time in Group B during qualifying before running ninth in his heat race and eleventh in his B-Main. Unfortunately, Jimmy was not able to advance into the 30-lapper that was ultimately won by Dennis Erb, Jr.

SHARPE, JR. BATTLES BACK IN WINTER FREEZE
(February 5, 2022)
Jimmy Sharpe, Jr. and his #26jr team headed to Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania, Georgia today for the annual running of the 'Winter Freeze.' The Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series (SAS) tour presided over the Super Late Model special, which boasted a $10,000 payday. Jimmy unfortunately got into the wall hard in qualifying and was forced to scratch from his heat race while unloading and prepping the back-up car. He then started the 50-lapper from the tail before bolting all the way up to tenth in the running order. At the checkers, Jimmy had slid back a few spots late in the distance and left Screven with a fourteenth place showing.

JIMMY SHARPE, JR. STARTS 2022 AT BRUNSWICK
(January 29, 2022)
The three-day 'Super Bowl of Racing' at Golden Isles Speedway wrapped up today with a $15,000 to win Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series throwdown. On a blustery day in southeast Georgia, Jimmy Sharpe, Jr. ran into issues early in the program and was forced to scratch from his heat race. Jimmy then returned to the track in his B-Main to finish tenth, but was unable to make his way into the 50-lap feature, which was won for the second straight night by Brandon Overton.

(January 28, 2022) Night two of the 'Super Bowl of Racing' took center stage tonight at Golden Isles Speedway, as the cars and stars racing with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series competed for a $12,000 windfall at the Brunswick, Georgia facility. Jimmy Sharpe, Jr. laid down the twenty-fourth fastest lap in Group A during time trials prior to finishing eighth in his heat race and twelfth in his B-Main. Jimmy was unfortunately not able to advance into the 50-lap main event that was eventually won by Brandon Overton.

(January 27, 2022) The Jimmy Sharpe, Jr. Racing team kicked off their 2022 campaign tonight in round one of the 'Super Bowl of Racing' weekend at Golden Isles Speedway near Brunswick, Georgia. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series roared into GIS to preside over a $10,000 to win opener. Jimmy Sharpe, Jr. timed in twenty-first quickest in Group B during the qualifying session before placing sixth in his heat race and tenth in his B-Main. Unfortunately, Jimmy was unable to make the start in the 40-lap headliner that was ultimately won by Devin Moran.

 

 

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