1997 Regular Session
By: Senator(s) Stogner, Moffatt, Harvey, Hawks, Scoper, Harden, Jackson, Smith
Senate Concurrent Resolution 549
A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION COMMENDING JAMES G. "JIM" BLAKE AND G.C. "THREE" BLAKE III FOR THEIR ACCOMPLISHMENTS IN NHRA DRAG RACING.
WHEREAS, Jim Blake and Three Blake have earned nationwide recognition for their drag racing talents and exploits; and
WHEREAS, Jim Blake, team driver, and Three Blake, crew chief, have built the most successful drag racing team in the history of Mississippi; and
WHEREAS, Jim and Three Blake have formed a highly successful racing team, Blake Motorsports; and
WHEREAS, the Blakes, an independent team, have achieved unparalleled success competing in a sport of multi-million dollar, corporate sponsored teams; and
WHEREAS, Blake Motorsports became the highest qualifying independent team of the entire season at the Mopar Parts Nationals in 1995; and
WHEREAS, Jim Blake and Blake Motorsports were named Mopar High Performer for the Champion Auto Stores Nationals; and
WHEREAS, in 1995 and 1996, Jim Blake was nominated for Funny Car Driver of the Year for the Car Craft Magazine All-Star Drag Racing Team; and
WHEREAS, Jim Blake has finished in the top 25 in the NHRA World Championship Point Standings for the past three years; and
WHEREAS, Blake Motorsports broke 280 m.p.h. and achieved an elapsed time of 5.22 seconds in the 1/4 mile in 1996; and
WHEREAS, the Blakes and other Wild Side Racing team members were named Mississippi Ambassadors of Goodwill by Governor Kirk Fordice; and
WHEREAS, as Mississippi Ambassadors of Goodwill, the Blake Motorsports team traveled over 10,000 miles in 1996 while competing in 5 of 19 NHRA national events; and
WHEREAS, Jim Blake and Three Blake are both graduates of the University of Southern Mississippi; and
WHEREAS, these two brothers whose hard work, dedication and determination have propelled them to the highest level of competition in NHRA Championship Drag Racing:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE MISSISSIPPI STATE SENATE, THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES CONCURRING THEREIN, That we do hereby commend James G. "Jim" Blake and G.C. "Three" Blake for their accomplishments in NHRA Drag Racing and wish them continued success in their racing endeavors.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That a copy of this resolution be presented to Jim and Three Blake.