Jim Lafferty Jr.
Jim Lafferty drives the #56 Modified
Class car. He lives in Gillespie, IL. His home track is
Godfrey but he can also be found racing at Fayette County Speedway, Macon
Speedway and Highland Speedway.
He started racing in 1981 in the
Modified Class at Fayette County Speedway because his father and uncle
raced for years. His first win was in 1981 in the Street Stock Class
at Godfrey Speedway. Career highlights include finishing 3rd in
Points Championship at two tracks in the same year. Jim's had 9
Feature wins in the Modified Class.
The thrill of racing for Jim is the
rush! His most exhilarating racing moment was his first win at
Godfrey Speedway. He's most proud of being a clean driver and having
the respect from other drivers.
Tony Stewart is Jim's racing hero.
Of racing, Jim says, "It's a good family