Started racing in the Jim Russell Racing School for Formula Fords
and finished second in the series with seven wins. Won the Gilles
Villeneuve Rookie Award.
Placed second in the Formula Mazda Pro Series Championship.
Won three races in the Mazda Pro Series. Won debut race in the Pro
Sports 2000. Presented with the Mazda Pro Series' "Star
of Tomorrow Award" and recognized by Sportscar Magazine
as one of America's top new driving talents.
Scored four wins and finished second, by a two-point margin, in
the SCCA Race Truck Series Championship with Spencer Low Racing.
Named the Race Truck Rookie of the Year.
Scored five top-ten finishes en route to placing 10th in debut season
of the Japanese Formula 3000.
Placed seventh in Japanese Formula 3000 Championship with the Suntec
team. Scored three top-ten finishes, including a third, in the Japanese
Group A Championship. Selected as On Track Magazine's "America's
Earned several point finishes in third season of Japanese Formula
3000. Competed in the Japanese Group C Championship with the TWR-Jaguar
XJR 11, and later the Jaguar XJR-14. Raced in the 24 Hours of Le
Mans with the TWR-Jaguar team.
Finished second in the Group C class of the 24 Hours of Daytona.
Won the opening round of the Japanese Group C Championship. Won
class at the Japanese round of the World Sportscar Championship
in the Suzuka 1000km race. Competed in Japanese Formula 3000 with
Speed Star Racing Team. Selected by RACER as "Tomorrow's
Scored a second-place finish in Japanese Formula 3000 with Speed
Star Racing Team. Co-drove the NISMO GT-R Skyline entry in the International
Suzuka 1000km race.
Placed second overall and first in class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans
after leading more than 12 hours with the SARD-Toyota team. Competed
in Japanese Formula 3000 Championship with Speed Star Racing. Lead
driver for SARD-Toyota factory GT team garnering poles for both
Finished 14th at the 24 Hours of Le Mans debuting the new Toyota
Supra GTI prepared by the SARD-Toyota team. Competed in Japanese
Formula 3000, with 5Zigen team, scoring two third places. Finished
seventh in Japanese GT Championship with SARD-Toyota team.
First season in CART driving for the Toyota powered Arciero-Wells
team. Sponsored by MCI, Jeff anchored AWR in the first season CART
teams used Toyota engines. Constantly improved qualifying and finishing
positions from qualifying 25th and finishing 22nd in Miami to eventually
qualifying 20th in Toronto and finishing 15th in Detroit. Both were
the finest efforts to date in '96 for a Toyota powered engine.