My first experience of speed was at the tender age of 5 as a back seat passenger in my Dad's yellow Datsun Cherry. Not your stereotypical boyhood memory of a race car to aspire dreams, but boy could my Dad drive that thing. My hero. The closest connection my family had to Motorsport was a brief period for my Uncle as a Rally Co-driver. So its with thanks to that fabulous banana looking Japanese import that years later I realise my dream to become a racer.
From novice rookie to champion in a few short months. It's all here how I became the Mini Challenge Cooper S Class Champion 2018 in my first season of motor racing.
And now for 2019, I am racing for the prestigious Mini UK VIP racing team in the top Mini Challenge JCW class. This is hard graft, focus and a lot of learning. This is not easy, believe me. Follow my journey every step, here.
Thank you to everyone at Mintex for coming on board for the 2019 campaign. I'm looking forward to working closely with your brand and meeting your partners at the race events. It's going to be a great year.
Gooooooo Jake! What a thrill it is for me to be able to partner with one of my favorite sponsors. The guys at MiniRunUK feel just as passionately about Motorsport, and we’ve been able to accomplish so much together in collaboration.
The Mini Barn
Thank you to my sponsor, VWDiscovery Wales, for providing me with their 2018 VW California camper van, Lily. This has allowed my family to stay with me on track over the race weekends. This means so much. I’m so fortunate to be involved with such an important and generous sponsor. Check out their website to learn more.