James E. Haynes

Tampa FL

Jim joined SCCA in 1956 so he could race his MG-TD, then graduated to an E Production class Morgan the next year … He raced open-wheel cars the next year, first a Cooper Mk. 5, then a Mk. 10 … Raced a Crosley-powered Three-Quarter Midget at the Teaneck, N. J. Armory under the pseudonym “Eddie James” to avoid attracting the attention of the SCCA, which frowned on their members racing professionally … Jim added an SCCA National Championship to his resume in 1959 with a Formula 3 Cooper Mk. 13, and a second one in 1963 with a Formula Junior Lotus 20 …In 1959, he took time from his job at IBM to race an F-2 Cooper-Climax in Europe with races at Zandvoort, Snetterton, Mallory Park, and a hillclimb at Bouley Bay …Drove the 1960 12 Hours of Sebring in a Jocko – which was the highest-placed American Formula Junior in the F-Jr. support race …Assumed management of Lime Rock Park in 1964, then sold it in 1987 to Skip Barber … his final professional race was the 1966 Daytona 24-hour in a Porsche 904 GTS with Sam Posey …He continued vintage racing until 1984 with a Porsche RSK and the Fitch-Whitmore Special … served as VP of Special Projects with SCCA from 1987-89, then became President of Road America until his 2000 retirement. Jim passed away March 3, 2023.

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