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Driver Profile: Jim Halseth

Jim Halseth, of Dutton, MT first entered in 1977. He was driving a car that was in previous years by his dad (Bert Halseth, who with his partner Glenn Johnson raced 1966 to 1971) Nickol drives. When I first saw the car (in 1977) it was a black cut-off touring car. In later years Bud Peters converted it in to a proper Roadster. It is now the car that George Nickols drives.

In Jim's first year of racing, he came in 23rd out of 30 drivers. In 1979 he finished 9th. In 1980 and 81 he finished 5th. Jim continued to enter every year, and in 1984 he won! For the next ten years he entered every race and consistently placed in the top 5.

In 1994 he came in first again. 1996 was the last run that he entered. Jim is now living in Australia.

Jim Halseth

The Montana 500 is Sanctioned by The Montana Cross Country T Association.