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About James Hunt

James has been surrounded by cars since birth as his father and brother both raced. He is no stranger to competition at the highest levels and understands the preparation needed to win championships. His racing career began at the age of 14, with Downhill Mountain Bikes, which yielded two National Championships in the National Off Road Biking Association. The move to cars came at 16, which marked the beginning of James's intense driver training. This training quickly grew into what is today, competitive racing, instructing and coaching. As James continues to grow his racing career he also works to evolve his company James Hunt Racing, LLC and the talent of his students.

Experience:

2009

Competed with Prey Racing in the Grand Am KONI Sports Car Challenge Series co-driving a Porsche Boxster in the ST Class

  • 15th place out of 22 with multiple mechanical issues

Competed in the Ford Racing Mustang Challenge Series driving a Ford FR500S Mustang

  • Ninth Place, won the BF Goodrich Take Control Award for the most passes made for position during the race

2008

Competed in the SCCA 13 Hours of VIR endurance race driving an Acura Integra

  • Second Place in Class

Competing with APR Motorsport in the Grand-Am KONI Challenge Series co-driving a VW GTI in the ST Class

  • 21st, due to retiring from race prematurely
  • Running 10th, finished 33rd due to retiring from race prematurely
  • 17th place out of 48

Competed with Team Cobalt California in the Grand-Am KONI Challenge Series co-driving a Chevy Cobalt in the ST Class, James's first professional race

  • 22nd out of 50

2007

SPEED TV's "Setup" Season 2 ("Setup" is SPEED's reality TV show aimed at finding the next up-and-coming race car driver that aired on Speed TV during February and March. The series was an 8 race season)

  • Second place overall out of 2,000

Competed with Team York Racing in the SCCA 12 Hours of Summit Point Endurance Race driving a Spec Miata

  • Fifth place

2006

Competed with Team York Racing in the SCCA 13 Hours of VIR Endurance Race

  • First place in class, James's first ever endurance race and first time driving a Spec Miata

Competed with James Hunt Racing, LLC in the NASA Honda Challenge Series driving an Acura Integra

  • Third place
  • Ninth place

2005/ 2004

Competed with James Hunt Racing, LLC in the NASA Honda Challenge Series driving an Acura Integra

  • Second place
  • Five top Ten finishes

2003/2001

Accumulated over 40 track days with various organizations and tracks working with his private driving coach and race mentor Ian Carpenter.

Related Experience and Training

2004 - Present: Instructing and driver coaching for various groups and individuals

2007 - Jim Hall 2 Day Kart Racing School.

Interests:

Constantly growing racing knowledge base, working on cars, snowboarding, karting, spending time with friends and family

References

Randy Pobst, Joey Hand, Bill Auberlen, TC Kline, Tommy Kendall


Vital Statistics

Who:

James Hunt

Hometown:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Current Residence:

California

Date of Birth:

7/5/83

Height

6' 4"

Weight

185

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