Jim has been a motorsports artist since
1991. Previously, he was a Chicago
Architect for a dozen years after
graduating in 1979 from the University
of Notre Dame.
At the track, Jim is a member of the Race
Control staffs of both the IndyCar Series
and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar
Championship. He began his involvement
in 1980 as a volunteer corner marshal,
became the Starter for the American
Racing Series, and in 1993, succeeded
the late Nick Fornoro as the Starter for
the Champ Car World Series. In 2003, he
moved to Race Control, and served as
the series' Clerk of the Course,
supervising the activities of the volunteer
Marshals that staff the signaling posts
around the circuit.
variety of motorsports events, racing
teams and individual enthusiasts.
His work has been used in Lithographs,
Team Press Kits, Event Programs and
Posters, Season-ending Awards
and Holiday Cards.
road this year, working in Race
Control for both the Verizon IndyCar
Series and the IMSA WeatherTech
Championship. Aside from a few
private commissions, time on the
drawing board has been largely
taken up creating the Championship
sketches and paintings for IMSA's
GT3 USA, GT3 Canada and Mazda
Lites Series along with the three
Mazda Road to Indy Champions from
Indy Lights, Pro Mazda and USF2000.
It's a rewarding process that starts
in July and usually extends until the
next season begins in March.
Thanks for stopping by and
ENJOY THE 2016 RACING SEASON!
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|Updated Oct 2016
|ED JONES 2016
|This was a while in the idea hopper, but Jim was commissioned
last year by Belardi Auto Racing team manager John Brunner to
document the fabulous four-wide finish of the 2013 Indy Lights
Freedom 100. Unveiled this year at Indy, they will be on sale
soon... Can't wait? Email us at email@example.com
|"AWARD SEASON" has just concluded, and Jim did 22 sketches
for the title contenders in the 10 championships that make up
the IMSA Canada & USA GT3 Cups, along with the Mazda Road
to Indy. Finished paintings will follow, but the sketches alone
have developed their own following. We have plans to dedicate
a new page to them - when we can get to it!