View Full Version : Meet Jim Schoch

04-02-2016, 08:48 AM
I didnt see this posted anywhere and I just came across it in a 1963 edition of The World of Boat Racing I just received. He had one of the names I always thought was cool as a kid.

04-02-2016, 12:29 PM
What a great article! Thanks......... The Dynamic Duo, Jimmy and Gene East were hard to beat. Proven over and over again............

Gene East
04-02-2016, 03:08 PM
Thanks Charley,

Jim and I had a great time racing for Quincy Welding and we shot a few ducks together as well.

Jim and his son Jimmy own J&J Marine in Quincy. I stopped by a while back and Jim wasn't there. I asked Jimmy if he was the boss man now.

He said the only time he was boss was when "Dad was duck hunting"!

Race announcers and reporters always had difficulty with pronouncing Jim's last name, but every racer during the Quincy Welding era knew him simply as "Shook"!

That is the proper pronunciation, not Shosh or Scoch or Shoosh or any other attempt!

I remember riding deck for Jim in FRR around 1969 or 1970. We ran up Bill Fales "roostertail" on the front stretch at DePue.

Fortunately we came back down and finished the race. Others have not been so lucky!

That big 6-Looper of Bill's would sure get you wet, and when he was running, everyone else was hoping to finish 2nd!