James " Peanut" Roland
nominated by JTodd LeFevers
Peanut I understand this is the first time your viewing this. I know I've told you before but you and
Mama were my insperation for the Hall of Fans at the Million. No it's not because you caught me as a
youngster in the crows nest with a young lady at an early North/South 100, it's because you didn't tell
on me;-) And though we had a laugh over the truth that Mama was the first member of the Hall of Fans
and you were #2. I want you to know that you and all the rest on this Hall of Fans list and not on this
list that have supported this sport for so many years are #1 to me. We need to sit down and do new
interview. I hope you have a Merry Christmas and you know if you ever need me you got the number.
I love ya bro!
"Peanut" Roland at the 2004 Dream at Eldora Speedway. I can vouch
thats not his beer. Instigator, I mean photo by Kenny Patton.
Photo by Mike "No Relation" Roland.
James Roland went to his first race with a neigborhood friend Connie Adams in 1950 at
Falmouth Fairgrounds in Falmouth, KY.
FAVORITE TRACK: Eldora Speedway Rossburg, Ohio
FAVORITE RACE: The World 100 at Eldora Speedway, I also want to mention The Jackson
100 at Brownstown Speedway, and The Dirt Track World Championships at Bluegrass
FAVORITE DRIVER: Too many to pick, Love to watch many.
MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT: 30 Lap feature at Clay City, KY Speedway. Three Drivers
race lap after lap side by side never touching each other. The finished just how they started
Eddie Carrier, Pat Patrick, and John "The Boogieman" Holt.
ANYTHING YOU WOULD CHANGE: All series should have the same rules.
IF YOU HAD A VOTE FOR THE NATIONAL DIRT LATE MODEL HALL OF FAME: Ralph
Latham, Gene Petro, Billy Teegarden, Floyd Gilbert, Jay Wyatt, Carl Kiser, and many more. I
think that they should be retired for 3-5 years before they get in. Not only for all the greats of
the past, but they give the drivers who are still racing nothing to look forward to when they do
Bristol on Dirt
Talledega short track
West Virgina Motor