I've been involved with sprint cars for over 27 years now..Raised in the Finger Lakes area of New York State DIRT
modified racing was in my blood..Until that day Red Stauffer drove onto our job site in Orlando pulling his sprinter.
Well for the next 15 years I followed him around every Interstate highway in the southeast.You know you can only
spell so many words out of Valvoline flashing off the rear door of his trailer.
My faithful 1985 JEEP CJ-7 nicknamed the "WAR WAGON" has been with me the whole way..I drive it to and from the
races..Always made it home from out of state under her own power.The mileage is now over 500,000 miles..A lot of
people have helped get me there.Red Stauffer,Ron Johnson,and Mike Cronk have been my God Fathers..Eddie Luscomb
and his late father Bob gave my trannys the life to push..
MIKE CRONK PREPARING FOR BATTLE
RED STAUFFER AND THE LATE BOB LUSCOMB AT SALEM..(JJ photo)
EDDIE LUSCOMB..(JJ photo)
SGT.ROBERT DAVIS AND HIS WIFE APRIL..(USMC photo)
Now there's Bobby Davis who has been a part of the crew since his early high school days.We bribed him to stay in
school with racing.After graduation he went to GM school and spent as much time with Red as he could.A love for
sprint cars at 27 he decided to be a Marine and become a chef.I really don't know if it was because of the track
food.Were all proud of him.
IN 2001 JIMMYJEEP TOOK ON A NEW LOOK THANKS TO EDDIE ROBBINS OF LK. HELEN, FL..ALL CLEAN AND PAINTED TO PUSH THE
BEST SPRINT CAR DRIVERS IN THE WORLD...THE BUMPER WAS BUILT MANY YEARS AGO BY RED STAUFFER AND RON JOHNSON...
THIS IS HERBIE MY "SHOTGUN" WHO I LOST IN MARCH OF 2003..MY ENGINE, WHICH IS THE FOURTH IN 22 YEARS, IS A 305'CHEVY
WITH A 4bl HOLLEY..THE ORIGINAL CHRYSLER AUTOMATIC HAS BEEN TOUCHED A FEW TIMES BY EDDIE LUSCOMB...
WITH OUT THE HELP FROM THESE GREAT PEOPLE THERE WOULDN'T BE A NICE RIDE FROM BILSTEIN OR SMOOTH
LUBRICATED PARTS FROM ROYAL PURPLE AND THE NICE PEOPLE OF SWEET PARTS OF FLORDA.
MY GRANDSON CODY THE YOUNGEST OF THE CLAN..NEVER TO EARLY TO GET THEM BEHIND THE WHEEL....
WAITING TO PUSH OFF THE TBARA FEATURE AT NEW SMYRNA SPEEDWAY
DAY SHOW 1989 AT SAVANNAH, GEORGIA..RED CLAY MESS..(Max Dolder photo)
I MET JEFF FESKO IN 1997 THE LAST YEAR I WORKED THE SUPER DIRT WEEK ON THE MILE IN SYRACUSE..ALTHOUGH WE HAVE BEEN
IN CONTACT EVERY WEEK WE HADN'T SEEN EACH OTHER UNTIL THIS SUMMER IN WEEDSPORT, N.Y.