Chili Pepper Racing, racing for the health of it

Jim Osborn

2006 Highlights: Best finish of the year, 13th position, at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Raised $34,000 for The Lighthouse Family Retreat during the Petit Le Mans weekend at Road Atlanta.

Previously: Began driving SCCA Solo in 1981 while in collage, working as a performance driving-school instructor. Ran his first road race at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway in 1996. In 2002, ran 10 races in SPEED World Challenge Touring Car Series in a BMW 325ci. In 2003, Osborn was awarded the Jim Cook Award. He drove the BMW 325ci for its second season with a career best finish of 11th at Sebring International Speedway. 2004 was the start of the Annual Post Petit le Mans Motorcycle Charity Ride. 2005 started the season with the BMW 325ci with a 9th place finish by the second race of the season. Then the season switched to the GT series with the new Pontiac GTO. By the 3rd race in the car, Osborn won the hard charger award at the Grand Prix of Denver. The season ended back in the “red hot” BMW 325ci with a hard charger award at Mazda Speedway Laguna Seca. 2005 Hard Charger Award winner for both Touring Car and GT Series. Best finish of the year came at St. Petersburg Grand Prix with an 8th place finish.

Personal: Born July 3, 1962. Married to Amy Jo. Proud father of Austin Hatcher “Hatch” Osborn. Enjoys running, skiing and motorcycles. Enjoys Mexican food. Drives a Volkswagen turbo Diesel Jetta. Favorite movie is Le Mans, and favorite track is Sebring. Osborn is a Chattanooga,TN-based orthopedic spine surgeon, driving for charities; Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer, Remote Area Medical, and T.C. Thompson Children’s Hospital. Osborn’s team uses racing as a promotional and fundraising tool for charities. The Osborn family founded the Annual Post Petit Le Mans Motorcycle Charity Ride to raise money for children undergoing cancer treatment. The 2007 Ride is scheduled for October 8.