James established himself as a rising star after some outstanding performances in his rapid rise through a number of categories, which started with early successes in karts.
He has come up through the ranks as a champion karter, having won a national title and two Victorian titles. He represented Australia at the Rotax World Finals in 2012, where he was ranked 7th in the world.
In 2013, he moved up to open wheelers, contesting the Victorian Formula Ford Championship. Not only did he win his debut race, he finished the season with the most wins to his credit before finishing 4th on the leaderboard.
In 2014, his successes in the category continued and he narrowly missed out on the championship title, but finished runner-up.
He tested the waters in the Dunlop Series when Garry Rogers invited him to drive in the final round for the year at Homebush in 2014 where he produced an impressive performance.
Through 2015, he drove for Garry Rogers’ GRM/Dragon Racing team in all rounds and amassed seven top 10 finishes, a best 4th place and finished the season in the top 10 of the championship in 10th position.
2016 sees James contesting his second season in the Dunlop Series, under the watchful eye of his employer and team boss, Garry Rogers.