Jim Cross Sr.

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Jim Cross Sr.


Jim Cross Sr. drives the #5c Hornet Class car.  His home track is Charleston Speedway but he can also be found racing at Vermilion County Speedway.  He lives in Oakland, IL.

Team members helping Jim are:  Jim Cross Jr., Corey Rennels, Chelsy, Wendy Inman, Herschel Massey, Rod Gordon, Doug Woodyard, Susan Woodyard, Cory Woodyard, Tiffany Woodyard and Janet Cross.

Jim started racing in 1955 in the Street Stock Class at Charleston Speedway after the regular driver broke his ankle, Jim filled in for him.  Career highlights include Mid Season Championships and regular Track Championships.

The thrill of racing for Jim is that he just loves racing.  His most exciting racing moment was at Macon Speedway when he rolled on top of the wall.  He's most proud of his health and being able to race as long as he has.

Jim's racing hero is Doug Wheatley.

Of racing, Jim says, "It costs too much money!".

Jim's favorite racing website is




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