James Dayson

#16 ArmsUp Motorsports


Birthdate: August 7, 1978
Hometown: Ashcroft, British Columbia, Canada
Residence: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Website: jamesdayson.com
Twitter: @jimmydracing
Facebook: James Dayson Racing
Team Website: armsupmotorsports.com


Dayhu Group of Companies, Axium Capital, Inc.,

Elite Performance, Memsport


Nationality: Canadian

Languages spoken: English

Height/weight:  5’11-1/2” / 175 lbs.

Education: Bachelor of Arts Degree

Current sports played: Ice hockey, skiing, soccer and mountain biking

Hobbies: Traveling, photography, attending sporting events, being out in nature either hiking, snowshoeing, kayaking or canoeing and playing with my baby daughter

Snapshot: You only live once so live life to the fullest. I don’t do normal, I do James. I am a huge sports fan. I love the NFL and the Green Bay Packers are my favorite team. I am also an avid hockey fan. Going to as many sporting events as I can and seeing great live music are most enjoyable for me. When I’m not racing, hanging with family and friends are a priority and then exploring the world and getting into nature in whatever capacity. I love being a father and husband. My baby daughter brings me so much joy watching her innocence and seeing how she explores the world.

Racing goal: To push myself and the car each time I’m on track. To continue learning and improving. Most important is to keep having fun and loving each moment in racing.

Racing heroes: Kimi Raikkonen, Fernando Alonso, Ayrton Senna and Greg Moore

My fitness routine includes: Workouts with my trainer, running, biking and swimming. 

Any pre-race rituals or superstitions: Meditating and visualizing the track and race

An interesting note about me: I married my wife, Jaclyn, in 2010 and we took a year off to travel the world. I am now a father to my sweet daughter Taylor, born October 1, 2013.

Career results:


  • Missed the first half of the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda season with a back injury
  • Earned two 12th place finishes (Toronto and Mid-Ohio)


  • Finished third in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda National Class, contesting 11 of 13 rounds
  • Claimed nine second and two third-place finishes


  • Contested a partial season of Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda competition finishing 11th in the National Class points standings
  • Claimed his best result of fifth at Virginia International Raceway
  • Won the Cooper Tires Winterfest Championship in the National Class, his first-ever car races


  • Began racing preparations in October with lots of testing including Buttonwillow, the Mazda Road to Indy Chris Griffis Memorial test at Indianapolis and MSR Houston