Jim’s bio

Championship winning professional driver, award winning team manager / coach, nationally syndicated television analyst / host  www.TheRacingInsiders.com 


Jim Daniels driving in the Pirelli World-Challenge series at Watkins Glen for the Factory Mazda Effort


Current  staff  coach and of program coordinator for:

www.performancetechmotorsports.com (program manager, driver coach for Robert Alon)
www.capaldiracing.com (staff coach)
www.meatheadracing.com (staff coach, driver, consulting)
www.mazdaracers.com (East Street Racing  Jim Drago, advanced coaching, vehicle setup, engineering and test driving)
www.robertdavisracing.com (driver, coach, collaborator)

Co-Host and Analyst for the nationally syndicated television show ‘The Racing Insiders”  on MavTV www.TheRacingInsiders.com.  Watch Jim Thursdays and Saturdays Dish network #361 and DirecTV #214.

www.JimDaniels.com (personal web site)


About Jim Daniels:

  • 44 years old, married for 24 years, 2 kids in college
  • Began racing karts at age 13, 100cc Yamaha National Champion
  • Raced many classes in SCCA, IMSA, NASCAR, ARCA, Grand-AM, Motorola Cup & NASA
  • Mazda Playboy MX5 Cup series Champion
  • Mazda ladder system alumni
  • Pirelli World-Challenge, awarded “Best Team” by my peers in 2011 while I was team manager
  • Multiple Mazda sponsored season efforts for championships and R&D
  • Mazda factory driver for World Challenge Touring & Grand-Am ST
  • Multi-time national amateur Champion in 4 different classes
  • All time most Spec Miata Pro and amateur wins including a record 3 national titles
  • June Sprints, Buck Eye Sprints and ARRC champion in several classes
  • Owned, raced and won in the following classes; F500 Red Devil, FVee Caracal, SRF Ford, IT RX7, SS RX7 & Miata, EP & FP Miata, IMSA GTU RX7s, SM Miata, Grand-Am ST MX5, World Challenge M6, World Challenge Protege, Legends, Late Model, Spec Miata.
  • Co-Founder of the Spec Miata class (Jim got NASA and 110 of 112 regions in the SCCA to adopt the class)
  • Owner of the first Pro Spec Miata series that led to the current MX5 Cup series
  • Race preparation shop owner for ten years
  • Trained under and later employed guru Buddy Fey, author of “Data Power” (the birth of data collection)
  • Jim has worked with a distinct list of peers who top the “who’s who” lists of current team owners, drivers, engineers & crew chiefs