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Jim Kimmel

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 Jim Kimmel


Jim Kimmel drives the #17K Hobby Stock Class car.  His home track is Riviera Raceway but he can also be found racing at Boone County Raceway, Eagle Raceway, US 30 Speedway, Butler County Speedway, and Mid-Nebraska Speedway.  He lives in Norfolk, NE.

Team members helping Jim are:  Lumpy, Bubba, John.

Jim started racing in 1987 in the Bomber Class at Riviera Raceway after watching his boss's kid and got hooked.  His first win was in '91 in the Bombers Class at Riviera Raceway.  Career highlights include 2000 Championship at Boone County Raceway in the Bomber Class, '06 Championship at Boone County Raceway in Hobby Stock Class and his son won the Championship at Boone County Raceway also.

The thrill of racing for Jim is the competition.  You don't have to win.  His most exciting racing moment was his son's first win.  He's most proud of both Championships in '06.

Jim's racing hero is Mark Martin.

Of racing, Jim says, "Lots of action!".

His favorite racing website is




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