Scott James ACL Surgery Forces Late Start to 2017; New Ride with Dolhun Motorsports coming for Eldora!
Scott James is healed from his ACL Surgery. The dirt late model driver went into surgery directly after his final race in 2016. Since the Jackson 100 at the tail end of September, he’s been in the healing process.
He has now been cleared to race!
Scott James is heading to the racetrack with a new look, new ride and a new team. They are fielding a brand-new Pierce Platinum racecar for Scott James. The chassis will be by powered by a Pro Power Racing Engine.
Dolhun Motorsports is based out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Ted Dolhun runs his dirt late model team along with his two sons, Jacob and TJ Dolhun. They will enter the #83 ride.
Scott James talks about his new 2017 ride, “I’m very excited to finally announce this deal with Dolhun Motorsports and to kick off our 2017 season.”
He continued, “It is something we have been working on putting together since last year, but with my knee surgery, I just had to make sure everything was good to go with that before announcing my racing plans.”
Speaking on his new team, “The Dolhun’s are a great bunch of people that have been around this sport for a long time and they know what it takes to win and run up front. They have great equipment and we have been thrashing to get this new car ready to hopefully debut later tonight at Florence before heading to the Dream next week. I have to thank the Dolhun family for this opportunity, along with all of the sponsors that we have put together to make this deal happen!”
The team will enter the #83 at Eldora Speedway this weekend. It’s the Dirt Late Model Dream! The event runs at the famed half mile dirt track through June 8-10th.
This Thursday, the event begins. That event will feature a 25 lap main event paying $5,000 to the winner. The following night, another preliminary event. Friday nights program will pay $10,000 to the winner.
Saturday night, it’s the big one. The feature event will be 100 laps around the 1/2 mile clay oval. The Dirt Late Model Dream will pay a massive $100,000 to the winner.
Scott James has started the Dirt Late Model Dream event, 7 times. Three of the entries have netted a top five result. His best finish in the crown jewel event was in 2006, where he finished 2nd to Scott Bloomquist.
Scott James collected 4 wins in the 2016 racing season.
While sponsorship is not completely finalized, the Dolhun Motorsports team would like to thank Complete Heat Treating (Milwaukee, Wisconsin), Wisconsin Steel (Milwaukee, Wisconsin), Bob Pierce Race Cars, Pro Power Racing Engines, Spark-Lin Acres Farm, K-Bar-C Bucking Bulls, VP Racing Fuels, Dyer’s Top Rods, Bert Transmissions, Peterson Fluid Systems, Delph Communications, and Hoosier Racing Tires for all of their support.
To learn more about dirt late model driver Scott James, visit www.ScottJamesMotorsports.com.
Dolhun Racing has a facebook page as well. They are the team fielding the #83 car in this new racing season.
To learn more about this weekend’s Dirt Late Model Dream event, visit www.eldoraspeedway.com.
Author: Shane Walters