Jim Raptis drives the #77 Sprint Class
car. He lives in Marietta, GA. His #77 car is the red
He started racing in1970 in the Limited
Late Model in Douglasville, GA on Friday night, Dixie on Saturday night
and Rome on Sunday night because it had been his dream since
childhood. His first win was in 1971 in the Limited Late Model
at Rome Speedway. Career highlights include 1971 Limited Late Model
Champion at Rome Speedway and his wins in Super Late Model on asphalt.
The thrill of racing for Jim is winning a
2001 A Main Feature on dirt in the Sprint car at Augusta Speedway.
His most exhilarating racing moment was in 1977 at Talledega during the
500 Winston Cup Race, he came from 38th to the top 10 before hurting an
engine part. He's most proud that he's been able to stay married and
in love with his wife, raised two wonderful kids and at the age of 55 he's
E.J. Trivette is Jim's racing hero.
Of racing, Jim says, "Work hard, stay
focused, keep the truth in your heart, don't quit, keep working toward
your goals. Learn to accept what you get and be happy. Search
out the Lord Jesus Christ and stay close to Him. You will find