After growing up in Tulsa, Ok and attended College in Springfield, Mo. Jim discovered his passion for race cars. In 1971, Jim became a professional drag racer working on Funny Cars and in 1972, started his driving career where he spent most of the next 20 years. In the late 1980’s Jim was hired by Roland Leong the owner of the popular Funny Car sponsored by Hawaiian Punch and Chrysler Corp. In 1991 Jim was the number one qualifier at most of the NHRA National events, holding the National E.T. record for 2 years at 5.14 sec. and setting 6 National speed records including the first Funny Car to run over 290 MPH with a record of 291.94 MPH. In 1991, Jim was the third driver ever to win the Bud Shootout and the US Nationals the same weekend.
In 1992 Jim took his competitive spirit into the business world, including a partnership in a Custom Motorcycle business and VP Sales with Patriot Motorcycles. Jim has been involved with fuel additive and lubrication companies as VP Sales with zMax, VP Marketing and VP Operations with EMTA Corp. All of these opportunities have given Jim the background and experience to represent US Lube today.