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71 Jeff James          Updated by Driver: 11/17/2003
Edited by Staff: 11/18/2003

 Driver Information
Nickname: Fat Man
Hometown: Stanton,IA
Birthdate: 10/28/78
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 250
Marital Status: Married - Brooke
Employer: The Shop
Job: Auto Technician
Year Started Racing: 1995
Total Years Racing: 7
Racing Hero: My dad

 Car Information
Year/Make/Model: 2000 Harris
Motor: Chevy 305
Owner: Francis James
Crew Chief: Francis James
Crew: Francis, Brooke.
Sponsors & Support: James Auto Repair, All Mobile Grafix, Bill Ehlers, The Shop in Eagle, NE.

 Tracks & Series
Adams County Speedway (IA) - Modified #71
Shelby County Speedway (IA) - Modified #71
Beatrice Speedway (NE) - Modified #71
Eagle Raceway (NE) - Modified #71

 Awards & Accomplishments
Finished 3rd in Points at Audubon and 8th at Harlan in 2001, qualified for Tiny Lund and Beatrice Spring and Fall races, Top 5 at Nebraska State Fair race in 2001.
 
 Career Summary
Started racing a Modified at Corning in 1995 on Saturdays with my dad racing the same car at Audubon on Fridays. The next year I started racing at Harlan and in 1999 raced at Harlan and Audubon both. My father retired and just started helping me, which was a lot better. I bought a Harris in 2000 out of a kid's garage in the slums of Des Moines for $400 and in 2001 raced steady at Audubon and Harlan and got 3rd and 8th in Track Points.
 
 Racing Goals
To some day race for a living.
 
 Other Interesting Team Information
We race on about a third of the budget of the guys I race against on a weekly basis and can still run with them.
 

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