Jessie
Morrison

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  Jessie will be racing her 358 Winged Sprint at Lincoln Speedway in 2007.

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Bio
Results
Schedule

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Bio

Name: Jessie Morrison
Birthdate:
10/30/1988
Birth Place:Silver Spring, MD
Current Home Base: Silver Spring, MD
Marital Status: Single
Children: None
Occupation: Senior at John F. Kennedy High School and will be doing an internship this summer at the National Institute of Science and Technology. Hobbies: Racing-I enjoy working on the car. I have additionally participated in athletics, student government and some various clubs in high school.
Favorite Restaurant: Outback Steakhouse
Favorite Food: I love most all types of food but I’d say Pizza
Favorite Music Type: Country
Favorite Performer: I enjoy Rascal Flatts and the guys from the Blue Collar Comedy Tour
Favorite Television Show: Driver X
Year Started Racing: 2001
Divisions Competed In: Pavement Road Racing Go karts, 358 Sprints
Career Wins: Numerous go kart wins and I am looking for my first sprint car win this year
Championships: Karts-Monrova Speedway; Briggs Jr. Stock Bridgestone tire Series at Raceway Park in Englishtown, N.J; Four time annual Milford, Del. Grand Prix Street Race winner
Favorite Track: I love both Trail-Way and Lincoln Speedway‘s
Current Division: 358 Sprints
FAavorite Professioinal Driver: I love to watch Fred Rahmer come through the field
Career Highlight: Winning 4 races in 3 years at the annual Milford, Del. Grand Prix street race
Career Lowlight: Breaking a torsion stop and having the torsion bar hit the right tire so hard that I flew out of the pit exit into a pole during practice at Lincoln.
Season Outlook: Regular at TrailWay and as many races as possible at Lincoln.
Season Goal: I want to get my first 358 Sprint win and finish consistently and hopefully secure some sponsorship so I can race next year as well
Future Goal: Racing if my favorite thing to do so it would be amazing if I could make it my career.
If You Wouldn't Be Racing, What Would You Be Doing? I am going to college to get a mechanical engineering degree with a minor in business. Not only will this help me in racing, but it will hopefully also help me get a job involving racing, if something happens for me not to be able to race.
Who started you: Softball Coach
Biggest influence: Every year there are several who are really influential in my career development both as a driver and as a person.
Women you admire:Sarah Fisher, Lyn St James
Father's Thoughts: He loves it and is behind be me all the way.
Your encouragement to others: Get to your closest competitive racing go kart track as soon as possible. If you get a chance to race karts or cars take it and have fun.

Morrison first climbed behind the wheel of a 650 HP 358 Sprint Car in 2005 at before she even had her driver’s license. She came to dirt track racing in a non-traditional route via pavement road racing Go Karts and not the more traditional Micro Sprints or Dirt Karting path. Jessie notched her first heat race victory at Trail Way Speedway that first year.

In 2006, she set the 5 lap track record at Trail Way Speedway and added several heat race wins. She also finished in the top ten in the Ford Focus All American Driver Challenge competing with drivers from all over the country. In the 2006 off season she was invited to attend the Lyn St. James Driver Development Program and jumped at the chance to attend.

Jessie has continued her Sprint Car racing in 2007, winning her first heat race at Lincoln Speedway, she came within 2 tenths of the track record in a 10 lap heat. Lincoln Speedway has 45 to 50 cars in her class competing for only 24 spots each race night. Previous Track Champions and Feature Winners go home without making that nights feature on a regular basis.

Just ahead is her High School Graduation and then Jessie will be attending the University of Maryland in Mechanical Engineering in the Fall of 2007. Jessie was active in High School Student Government for four years, addressing the Senior Graduating Class as the Class Treasurer. She was active in Varsity Field Hockey, Fast Pitch Softball and JV Basketball until required to cut back during her Junior Year because of her racing commitments. She remained an honor student even with her busy schedule. On a rare non-race night she was even crowned the Prom Queen at her Senior Prom.

Jessie’s first race experience came when she was about 12 years old in the Jr. Stock Go Kart ranks in 2001. In 2002 she registered 24 wins in 74 features on a local, regional and national level. In 2003 Jessie brought home her first Bridgestone Tire Series Championship in the Jr Stock Division. 2004 saw continued success with wins in the Daytona Speedway Jr. Enduro, MD Briggs Jr Divisionals and numerous top 5’s in the MD Divisionals and Nationals. Jessie is also proud of her 4 wins in the annual Milford, DE Grand Prix Street Race. It’s her favorite Kart Race in which they close local roads and race through the streets right downtown.

Jessie continues to be active in group events with local schools, community events and local and regional car shows. She has also enjoyed her appearances on several TV and Radio shows.

 

Results

  2005:

  • Rookie season in 358 Sprint
  • Raced weekly at Trail Way Speedway with 1 heat race victory
  • After receiving her licence, Jessie competed at Lincoln Speedway in 3 events and 1 at Selinsgrove Speedway

Media Notes:

  • Jessie visited with Steve Miller on Race Night
  • 4 minute segment on NBC4 produced by the Sports Machine
  • Featured in an article written in the Montgomery County Gazette

2004:

  • 2 time Daytona Jr Enduro winner - event with speeds over 105mph!
  • WKA Stats - Class Briggs Jr
    3rd, 5th and 6th (Charlotte Motor Speedway)
    6 Top Ten's
  • Maryland Briggs Jr Divisionals
    4 Wins
    3 Runner Up's (2nd)
    14 Top 5's

2003:

  • Winner of the Briggs Jr Stock Bridgestone Tire Series Championship at Raceway Park in Englishtown, NJ

2002:

  • Monrovia Speedway Champion - Jr Restricted
  • Monrovia Speedway 2nd Place Points- Jr Stock
  • 24 WINS in 74 feature events (Club, Regional, and National)

Schedule

Jessie will be racing her 358 Winged Sprint at Lincoln Speedway in 2007 and more if budget allows.

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