Today, Heart of a Champions ‘Saturday Salute’ is Maritime drag racing stand-out, Jim Morrison! Born in Truro, Nova Scotia on May 21, 1948, Jim showed an interest in cars from a young age. His first car was a 1957 Chevy 4-door sedan, and his second, a 1956 two-door hardtop! 🙂 In 1989, Jim won his first national event at the Grand Molson in Super Gas with his 1970 Opal GT that Allan and John Armstrong built for him. In 1991, he won the NHRA Points Race in Super Gas at the Atlanta Dragway in Commerce, Georgia. He also won the Points Race at the Sanair International Drag Strip in 1992, and the Lebanon Valley Dragway in West Lebanon, NY in 1998. In 2001, Jim won first place in Super Rod at the Maryland International Raceway President’s Cup Nationals in Budds Creek Maryland (IHRA). In 2002, Morrison won Super Comp at the Lucas Oil National in Redding, PA with his 2000 Ed Quay Dragster. He was a victor at the Super Rod – IHRA Race Citrus Nationals in 2005 (at the Moroso Sports Park in West Palm Beach, FL) and again in 2007 at Super Gas (at the Gatornationals in Gainsville, FL). In 2011, Morrison was Super Comp champion with his Ed Quay Dragster at the Palm Beach Nitro Jam. Jim is a member of the Maritime Motorsports Hall of Fame and the Canadian Drag Racing Hall of Fame. 🙂 Jim, for all the years supporting Maritime drag racing, you have the Heart of a Champion!