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Jimmy Burns drives the #1B ASCS Series Sprint Class car.  His home track is Lowes Motor Speedway.  He lives in Salisbury, NC.

Team members helping Jimmy are:  Mom, Dad, Michael -brother, Mara - wife. 

Jimmy started racing in 1983 in the Karts Class at Shellhammers Speedway.  The learning curve was steep for the new driver and crew, but they learned quickly and by 1995 and 1996 he became the "driver to beat" and earned the nickname "The Jet." In just those two seasons, alone, he accumulated over 100 wins and eight championships.  Career highlights include moving up to Sprints.  In the fall of '98, he received a call to substitute for an injured driver. He gratefully accepted and gained his first taste of a 410-sprint car. It was an awesome opportunity that Jimmy capitalized on by driving the car to some very impressive finishes. The most memorable day was a drive to the front from 22nd starting position on a slick Hagerstown surface where many said one couldn't pass.  The team competed in the ARCA events at Pocono in both 1999 and 2000, proving Jimmy's wealth of experience as a driving-school instructor at the challenging 2.5-mile layout. In 2000 Jimmy joined the New England based Pro Tour Truck series.  The season finale at the Limerock road course event, where he finished a very strong 2nd, was the highlight to an excellent year. In 2001 Jimmy competed in the USAR Hooters Pro Cup Series, finishing 10th in overall points in the 2002 season and finishing 3rd at Indianapolis Raceway Park.  In 2006 Jimmy returned to ASCS 360 Sprint Car competition.  Jimmy completed the season with a strong fourth place finish in the World Short Track Championships, held at The Dirt Track at Lowe's Motor Speedway.

He's most proud of racing in the Hooters Pro Cup.

Jimmy's racing hero is his Dad.



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