Road Racer Jim Pace, 59

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Jim Pace (LAT Photo)
Jim Pace (LAT Photo)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Veteran road racer Jim Pace has died from complications of COVID-19. He was 59.

Pace, who was a minority owner of Historic Sportscar Racing, was a successful sports car racer, who was still an active participant.

Pace won the Rolex 24 At Daytona and the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring in 1996 while co-driving with Wayne Taylor, Scott Sharp and Eric van de Poele.

He later transitioned to the GT class and was a frequent competitor in various IMSA series.

Pace’s career got started in the Barber Saab Pro Series in 1988 and went on to be a regular in the IMSA GTU class with Leitzinger Racing.

He was also co-driver with Jim Downing in the GTP Lights class for a period of time.

In lieu of flowers, the Pace family has asked that donations be made to Wounded Warriors or Alzheimer’s Research in his name.

Arrangements for a service have not been made yet but a celebration of life service will be announced at a later date.