and Team 15 Back in Action in Huge Weekend at Florence
14, 2016) Scott James and Team 15 traveled to the
venerable Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky on August 11-13 for
both the rain-postponed 'Ralph Latham Memorial' and the 34th Annual
'North/South 100.' The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series presided
over the huge three-day weekend in the Cincinnati-area, as a whopping
$80,000 in first place prize money was up for grabs. On Thursday
night, Scott timed in twentieth fastest in Group B during qualifying
for the 'Ralph Latham Memorial' and later placed eighth in his loaded
heat race and thirteenth in his B-Main. Unfortunately, Scott was
unable to transfer into the $30,000 to win headliner, which was
won by Scott Bloomquist.
At Florence on Friday evening, a double set of heat
races were held to kick off the 'North/South 100' portion of the
weekend. Scott unfortunately suffered problems in both prelims and
finished eleventh in his respective heat races. The Bright, Indiana
star scratched from the remainder of the weekend and therefore missed
out on Saturday's $50,000 to win 'North/South 100.' Complete results
from the long weekend at Florence can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Thrills Fans with Last Lap Pass for Crate Win!!!
24, 2016) The "Silver Shark" Scott James
picked up his fourth checkered flag of the 2016 racing season in
thrilling fashion on Saturday night, July 23 at Florence Speedway
in Union, Kentucky! Behind the wheel of his New Era Recycling #21
Crate Late Model, Scott ran second in his heat race prior to passing
leader John Gill on the final turn to claim the $1,000 payday! In
Super Late Model competition in his Team 15 ride, Scott was up to
fifth in the $1,200 to win feature event before overheating issues
relegated him to a disappointing fourteenth place performance. Complete
results from last night at Florence can be viewed online at www.florencespeedway.com.
in Super and Crate Late Model at Florence
17, 2016) Scott James entered both a Super Late
Model and a Crate Late Model in a regular weekly program on Saturday
evening, July 16 at the venerable Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky.
Behind the wheel of the Gary Engle and Kevin Ison-owned #15 machine,
Scott ran fourth in his heat race and was later up to third in the
$1,200 to win headliner before a spiked water temperature reading
forced him to head pitside to the attention of his crew. The Bright,
Indiana ace rallied back through the pack during the remainder of
the 30-lapper to salvage a sixth place effort. In Crate Late Model
action, Scott finished third in both his heat race and the $500
to win feature event. Complete results from last night at Florence
can be viewed online at www.florencespeedway.com.
on Podium in Holiday Weekend Events!
(July 3, 2016) The
Gary Engle and Kevin Ison-owned #15 team traveled to Moler Raceway
Park in Williamsburg, Ohio and Lawrenceburg Speedway in Lawrenceburg,
Indiana over the July 1-2 weekend for a pair of $1,500 to win, unsanctioned
programs. Scott James put forth a similar showing at both ovals,
as he ran second in his heat race on each occasion prior to knocking
down a third place podium performance in each Super Late Model main
event. At Moler, Scott crossed underneath the checkers behind winner
Duane Chamberlain and runner-up Chad Stapleton, while he trailed
only victor Robby Hensley and runner-up Wayne Chinn at Lawrenceburg.
Complete results from both venues can be accessed online at www.molerracewaypark.com
for Lead in Ironman Classic Before Wreck...
26, 2016) Scott James and Team 15 invaded Richmond
Raceway in Richmond, Kentucky on Saturday evening, June 25 for the
annual running of the 'Ironman Classic,' which was sanctioned by
the Southern Nationals Bonus Series. Scott qualified sixth quickest
in his group during time trials prior to scoring a triumph in his
loaded heat race. After starting the $10,050 to win main event from
the outside of the second row, Scott advanced up to second and battled
for the lead before unfortunately getting caught up in an incident
with Jackie Boggs and Jason Jameson. The Bright, Indiana standout
suffered heavy damage to his #15 mount and was forced to retire
from the 60-lapper in the sixteenth position. Full results from
the 'Ironman Classic' can be located online at www.southernnationalsseries.com.
Team 15 Invades
Eldora Speedway for $100k Dream XXII
12, 2016) Team 15 made the trek to the hallowed
grounds of Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio on June 9-11 for the
22nd edition of the 'Dirt Late Model Dream.' Things got underway
at the 1/2-mile, high-banked speedplant with a pair of Twin 25 preliminary
programs. On Thursday night, Scott James grabbed the fifth and final
transfer spot through his heat race and later wound up twenty-first
in the final rundown of the $5,000 to win feature event. In Friday's
$10,000 to win show, Scott unfortunately was not able to transfer
into the 25-lap sprint after finishing seventh in his heat race
and sixth in his B-Main.
When Saturday evening rolled around at the "Big
E," all eyes were fixated on the whopping $100,000 winner's
check. Scott placed sixth in his loaded heat race, but unfortunately
suffered problems early in the B-Main and finished twenty-fourth.
The Bright, Indiana standout was not able to advance into the 100-lap
headliner, which was won by Dennis Erb, Jr. Complete results from
the Buckeye State can be accessed online at www.eldoraspeedway.com.
Third Straight Florence Win; Strong at Eldora!
30, 2016) Following the disappointment of not transferring
into the $10,000 to win World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series
feature event on Friday night at Moler Raceway Park in Williamsburg,
Ohio, Scott James turned his fortunes around in a huge way on Saturday
evening, May 28 by recording his third straight victory at Florence
Speedway in Union, Kentucky! Scott moved past five competitors during
his heat race to finish fourth and later started the 30-lap headliner
from the outside of the second row. The Bright, Indiana ace then
grabbed the point near the halfway mark of the weekly Super Late
Model main event and raced to the $1,200 triumph over Nick Latham,
John Whitney, Robby Hensley, and Bill Blair, Jr.!
The huge Memorial Day holiday weekend then wrapped
up on Sunday, May 29 at the famed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio.
The American Late Model Series (ALMS) presided over the annual 'Johnny
Appleseed Classic,' which paid $2,000 to the winner. After posting
the quickest lap in his group during qualifying, Scott unfortunately
suffered a flat tire in heat race action, but regrouped to earn
the second transfer spot through the B-Main. The popular driver
known as the "Silver Shark" then blasted past thirteen
competitors during the 25-lap sprint to earn a strong fourth place
performance behind only victor Matt Miller, Jeff Babcock, and Joe
Godsey. Full results from all three weekend races can be found online
Wins Again at Florence to Pocket $1,200!
22, 2016) Scott James and the Gary Engle and Kevin
Ison-owned #15 team celebrated in victory lane at Florence Speedway
in Union, Kentucky for the second time in 2016 on Saturday night,
May 21! Scott won his heat race from the pole position and later
started the 30-lap headliner from the inside of the fourth row.
The Bright, Indiana standout then inherited the point on lap seventeen
and led the remainder of the distance on his way to pocketing the
$1,200 payday over Duane Chamberlain, Cody Mahoney, Adam Bowman,
and Dustin Nobbe! Complete results from last night at Florence Speedway
can be accessed online at www.florencespeedway.com.
James In Action
in Inaugural $50k Buckeye Nationals
15, 2016) The Gary Engle and Kevin Ison-owned #15
team trekked to Atomic Speedway in Alma, Ohio on May 13-14 for the
inaugural running of the 'Buckeye Nationals.' The Lucas Oil Late
Model Dirt Series presided over the two-day extravaganza, which
boasted a whopping $50,000 payday and drew a stellar field of 49
entrants. Scott James posted the eleventh quickest lap in Group
A during Friday's qualifying session prior to running sixth in his
stacked heat race. On Saturday evening, Scott finished seventh in
his consolation race and sixth in the $3,000 to win Non-Qualifiers
Race. Full results from the 'Buckeye Nationals' weekend can be accessed
online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Dominates Florence Speedway for First 2016 Win!
8, 2016) A night after front end suspension issues
cost him a chance of advancing into a $10,000 to win World of Outlaws
Craftsman Late Model Series feature event at Ponderosa (KY) Speedway,
Scott James and the #15 team went to work and rebounded in a big
way on Saturday evening, May 7 by picking up their first feature
win of 2016 at Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky! Scott won his
heat race from the tail and later started the 30-lap weekly Super
Late Model feature event from the pole position. After leading each
and every circuit, Scott celebrated in victory lane and recorded
the $1,200 windfall over Jesse Lay, Ethan Burgess, Robby Hensley,
and John Whitney! Full results from the Cincinnati-area venue can
be obtained by clicking on www.florencespeedway.com.
Power Steering Problems at Ponderosa...
1, 2016) Scott James and the #15 team were in the
Commonwealth of Kentucky on April 29-30 for a pair of Old Man's
Garage Spring Nationals Series stops at Ponderosa Speedway in Junction
City, Kentucky and Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky. On Friday
night at "The Pond," Scott laid down the fourth quickest
time in his group during the qualifying session, which locked him
into the outside of the fourth row for the start of the $4,000 to
win headliner. While running sixth early in the attrition-filled
40-lapper, Scott broke a power steering line and was forced to retire
in the twenty-first position. Saturday's $5,000 to win shootout
at Florence was then won by Mother Nature. Full results from Ponderosa
can be viewed online at www.southernnationalsseries.com.
Rallies From Tail at Florence for Runner-Up!
24, 2016) The Gary Engle and Kevin Ison-owned #15
team was in the pit area on Saturday evening, April 23 at Florence
Speedway in Union, Kentucky. Driver Scott James showed up late to
the track because of his daughter Abby's dance recital, but was
able to tag the tail of the weekly Super Late Model feature event.
Despite having to make up a lot of ground, Scott blasted through
the field in the $1,200 to win main event and advanced all the way
up to second. At the conclusion of the 30-lapper, the "Silver
Shark" was in the runner-up position behind only victor John
Whitney. Full results from the Cincinnati-area venue can be obtained
by clicking on www.florencespeedway.com.
for 8th at Moler; Finishes on Podium at Richmond
17, 2016) Scott James and the #15 team tackled a
pair of Ultimate Battle of the Bluegrass Series showdowns over the
April 15-16 weekend in the states of Ohio and Kentucky. On Friday
night at Moler Raceway Park in Williamsburg, Ohio, Scott ran fourth
in heat race action and later started the $3,000 to win main event
from the outside of the sixth row. The Bright, Indiana ace then
moved forward during the course of the A-Main and was paid for an
eighth place performance at the pay window.
At Richmond Raceway in Richmond, Kentucky on Saturday
evening, a $4,000 top prize was on the line in the annual running
of the 'Spring Shootout.' Scott won his heat race in preliminary
action prior to rolling off from the inside of the second row in
the 40-lap headliner. The popular driver known as the "Silver
Shark" then ran in the second spot through much of the distance
before surviving a 360 degree spin caused by contact with a lapped
car. Scott was given his spot back for not stopping on the track
and eventually garnered an impressive third place podium effort
behind only victor Justin Rattliff and runner-up Jeremy Hines. Full
results from both weekend races can be viewed online at www.molerracewaypark.com
Back in Action in $3k Special at Florence
3, 2016) The #15 team and driver Scott James rolled
back into Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky on Saturday night,
April 2. An unsanctioned Super Late Model special paid $3,000 to
the winner. Scott drove up to fifth in his heat race, which placed
him starting the main event from the inside of the sixth row. With
the track taking rubber in the A-Main, Scott made the decision to
pull into the infield early in the race and was placed twenty-second
in the final finishing order. Full results from the Cincinnati-area
venue can be obtained by clicking on www.florencespeedway.com.