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About James Vance

JAMES VANCE

 Bionic Environments / ExpoSystems USA No. 74 Honda Civic Si fielded by Compass360 Racing

IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge (ST class)

 

FAST FACTS:

Full name: James William Vance

Date of birth: March 25, 1993

Hometown: Northamptonshire, United Kingdom

Residence: Stouffville, Ontario

Parents: Nigel, Julie

Siblings: Sister, Samantha (17)

Twitter: @James_Vance

Facebook: James Vance Racing

Web: jamesvanceracing.com

 

 

CAREER:

• 2014: Signed with Berg Racing to drive No. 50 Berg Racing REDCOM Labs/BIONIC ENVIRONMENTS Porsche Cayman in ST class of IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge

• 2013: Finished 11th as rookie in SCCA Mazda MX-5 Cup series for Team Speedcraft despite missing first event at Sebring. Earned best finishes of second at Road Atlanta, fourth at home track Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.

 • 2009:  Significant testing program in Formula Ford with Jensen MotorSport, finishing fourth in first race.

• 2008: Set track record for Formula BMW while testing at Palmetto, Fla., for Andersen Motorsports.

 • 2007-11: Won two championships while competing against international karting field in Rotax class of Florida Winter Tour.

 • 2006: Finished fourth in Canadian national karting championship and won club championship in F1K Junior class.

 • 2005: Switched to karting from motocross after suffering a broken jaw at motocross camp. Won first karting championship that season in his first year on four wheels.

 • 2003: Started racing in motocross.

 

PERSONAL:
 

• Lives in Dallas during racing season to facilitate US travel.

• Studied business and economics for in 2011-12 at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario.

• Lived in United Kingdom from birth until 2003, when his family moved to Canada due his father’s job transfer to Toronto.

• Father, Nigel, was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Mother, Julie, was born in Northamptonshire, United Kingdom.

• Hobbies include fitness, karting, training on racing simulator, meeting new people at racetrack, spending time with family, friends.

• Favorite food: Steak with vegetables

• Favorite TV shows: “Gold Rush Alaska,” “Yukon Men”

• Favorite movie: “The Campaign”

• Favorite music: House, especially DJ Tiesto

• Favorite racetrack: Circuit of the Americas

• Favorite drivers: Russell Walker, Michael Schumacher

• Dream place to visit: Monaco