THE INSTRUCTORS

 
 
 

Jim Hall II - Principle, Executive Director
Raised in the racing arena among such notables as Phil Hill, Brian Redman, Al Unser Sr. and Johnny Rutherford, Jim Hall II was practically preordained to spend his life at the track and in the cockpit. In his 22 years in the racing business he has worked as a race mechanic, served as vehicle designer and, most notably, excelled as a driver. Thanks to his skill behind the wheel and a technical approach to driving that relies not just on seat-of-the-pants feel but equally on down to the traction-circle analysis, Jim has garnered more than 250 first place trophies. He's been Double World Kart Champion, Grand National Karting Champion and has collected multiple wins as a Formula Mazda driver.

Jim Hall II

In 1982, Jim Hall II created a kart racing school that combines his zest for speed, expertise in driving and commitment to safety. As Executive Instructor, Jim has developed a course curriculum and teaching method that translates those same qualities to the student. Not content to only offer his experience to students at his track, Jim has distilled his knowledge into a comprehensive instructional book, Kart Driving Techniques. When not at the track tuning karts or helping students perfect the subtle nuances of expert driving, Jim can usually be found competing in the Star Formula Mazda Series.

Vital Statistics
2002 SCCA Star Formula Mazda West Coast Series - 5th Place
2001 SCCA Star Formula Mazda West Coast Series - 3rd Place
2000 SCCA Star Formula Mazda East Coast Series - 4th Place
1999 SCCA Star Formula Mazda East Coast Series - 5th Place
1998 SCCA Star Formula Mazda Series - 5th Place
1997 SCCA Star Formula Mazda Series - 2nd Place
Wins at Laguna Seca, Buttonwillow and Sears Point 3rd place finishes at Pike's Peak, Willow Springs, and Sears Point, 3rd
1996 SCCA Star Formula Mazda Series - 4th Place Wins at Portland International Raceway and Laguna Seca
1996 Skip Barber's Barber-Dodge Western Race Series
2nd/3rd place finishes at Double Race Weekend, Las Vegas Int'l Raceway
1994 Long Beach Grand Prix 3rd Place finish at the 1994 Long Beach Grand Prix Electric Car Pro Race
1991-
1993
Co-owner of the Hall/VDS Racing, Inc. Pennzoil Indy Car Team
1991 President and General Manager of the Pennzoil Indy Car Team; Driver - John
Andretti
1989 Formula Russell Pro Series - Pole position, 4th in points
1989 Russell Grad Series - 1st or 2nd place finishes in each race
1988 Pro Formula Russell Enduro - 1 win, 1 second in 2 races
1988 International Karting Federation Grand National Road Race - 2nd place 125cc Gearbox Class, Hallet, Oklahoma
1988 International Karting Federation Open round at Sears Point Int'l Raceway - 1st in 125cc, 1st in 150cc
1988 SCCA/ESCORT Endurance Showroom Stock, Portland International Raceway round - Pole position, 4th place finish
1988 World Karting Assoc. Road Race World Championships - Double Wins
1988 Set track records at Willow Springs Raceway, Firebird Raceway and Daytona International Speedway in self-designed Hall-Emmick 125 Superkart
1987 International Karting Federation Grand National Road Race Champion, 125cc Gearbox class, Sears Point
1987 Winner, North Western Spring Nationals, 125cc Gearbox class
1986 Winner, 125cc Gearbox Spring Nationals
1984-
1986
7 out of 10 wins in 125cc Gearbox Superkart
1983 International Karting Federation - Regional Sprint Champion
1973-
1981
Mechanic with Jim Hall I Chaparral SCCA and Indy/CART racing teams