Ricky James began his racing career at age 5 racing motorcycles; by age 13 Ricky was already racing motocross.
At just 16 years-old, he was injured in a Motocross accident at one of the largest Amateur National races in the country. The blow to his T7 vertebrae left him paralyzed from his sternum down. Since that time, Ricky has competed in the Baja 500, Ironman Triathlon, X Games (where he earned a Silver Medal in 2008) and 4-wheel racing.
He started his 4-wheel racing career on the pavement, racing in the West Coast Pro Truck Series. He won the series, recording an amazing “Hat Trick” by capturing the 2008 Rookie of the Year Honors, the Toyota Speedway at Irwindale Championship and the Overall West Coast Pro Truck Champion for 2008. He did this by putting his truck on pole in 10 of 12 races, recorded 3 wins, 9 top-3 finishes and 2 track records. In 2010 he will also race a Late Model to further his progression in Oval Racing.
His race vehicles have been outfitted with hand controls that allow him to control the throttle, brake, clutch and shifting with his left hand while leaving his right hand free to steer.
|03/08/10||RICKY JAMES MAKES A STATEMENT IN VEGAS DESPITE...|
|03/03/10||RICKY JAMES AND SOCAL SUPERTRUCKS SUPERLITE...|
|02/16/10||RACING SCENE COLUMN|
|02/03/10||RICKY JAMES IMPRESSES AT THE 2010 NASCAR TOYOTA...|
|11/16/09||RICKY JAMES DOMINATES IN PRIMM|
|11/10/09||BOB GARDNER INTERVIEWS RICKY JAMES|
|11/08/09||$7,777.77 FIRST-PLACE OPEN COMP PAYDAY FOR...|
|10/26/09||FIVE FEATURES – FOUR FIRST-TIME CHAMPIONS...|
|10/21/09||SOCAL SUPERTRUCKS’ RICKY JAMES CAPTURES...|
|10/05/09||JOHNSON & JOANIDES WIN IRWINDALE TWIN 40 LATE...|
|09/21/09||IRVING WINS IRWINDALE LATE MODEL TWIN MAINS –...|
|09/20/09||TRAVIS IRVING WINS LATE MODELS AT IRWINDALE|
|08/04/09||PARAPLEGIC RICKY JAMES WINS LUCAS OIL OFF ROAD...|
|07/28/09||LEDUC BROTHERS DOMINATE AT ROCKSTAR ENERGY...|
|06/04/09||RICKY JAMES TO RACE ‘SOCAL SUPERTRUCKS SUPER...|
|11/17/08||TENTH ANNUAL CHAMPION'S AWARDS CELEBRATION AT...|
|09/24/08||RICKY JAMES CLINCHES 2008 TOYOTA SPEEDWAY AT...|
|09/22/08||WILD NIGHT AT IRWINDALE, TWO FIRST-TIME...|
|09/21/08||RESULTS FROM TOYOTA SPEEDWAY AT IRWINDALE|
|09/18/08||OUTLAW FIGURE 8’S AND ALL WOMEN DEMO DERBY...|
|08/04/08||LINDSEY KING IS 1ST FEMALE FEATURE WINNER ON...|
|06/23/08||COLIN FLEMING WINS FIRST IRWINDALE LATE MODEL MAIN|
|06/22/08||VISTA PAINT SUPER STOCKS|
|06/17/08||THIRKETTLE & JOANIDES SPLIT NASCAR SLM 40-LAP MAINS|
|06/15/08||TOYOTA SPEEDWAY AT IRWINDALE RACE RESULTS|