Jim Walter Jr.

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Jim Walter Jr.


Jim Walter Jr. drives the #81 Mini Stock Class car.  His home track is Thunder Valley  Raceway.  He lives in Jeffersonville, IN.

Team members helping Jim are:  Dad - Jim Walter Sr., brother - Jason, , kids - Dylan and Olivia.

Jim started racing in 1992 in the Mini Stock Class at Charlestown Speedway as he had been around racing all of his life.  His first win was in 2005 in the Mini Stock Class at Thunder Valley Raceway.  Career highlights include finishing 3rd in the Points and Rookie of the Year at Charlestown Speedway his first year, 2 Feature wins and 3 Heat wins in 2005, Championship Crew Chief for his brother at Salem Speedway in 1999 in Mini Stocks.

The thrill of racing for Jim is going fast and the competition.  His most exciting racing moment was winning his first Feature in 2005.  He's most proud of consistent finishes and well built race cars. 

2007 was an unbelievable year, with 9 feature wins, 13 top 4 finishes...all out of 14 races.  Jim won the 2007 Thunder Valley Raceway Mini Stock Champion

Special thanks to His dad, Jim Walter Sr. for all of his hard work.

Jim wanted to also thank " brother - Jason, and my fan club in the stands: my kids - Dylan and Olivia, my girlfriend - Angela, her boys - Travis & Connor, Aunt Jodie, Timmie, Uncle Chuck, Craig, Lynn, and Noah to name a few.

Thanks to my sponsors:  Merrel Bierman Excavating, Floyds Knobs, Indiana; Jewelers By Design, Clarksville, Indiana; Apex Sales & Service, Sellersburg, Indiana; Rob's Touch Of Class Window Tinting, Jeffersonville, Indiana; Carrico Motors, Palmyra, Indiana; The Sign Guy, Sellersburg, Indiana

Check out the JW Motorsports website at


Jim's racing heroes are his Dad and Dale Earnhardt.

Of racing, Jim says, "It's fun but you have to be dedicated!".

His favorite racing website is


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