Jim began his motorsports art career in
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 last 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.
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|OFFICIAL ARTIST OF THE 2017
TOYOTA GRAND PRIX OF LONG BEACH
|Updated Feb 2017
|"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. Click on each image for a larger view. We have plans to dedicate a new
page to them - when we can get to it!