Speedway Champ Wins On Tar

press release 12 March 2015

Even though current Karting Australia Junior Light Champion Jake Donaldson has been racing for 6 years, he’s only competed on the tar 4 or 5 times in that period.

You can usually find Jake mixing it up in the dirt either at Nepean Speedway or Gosford Showground every other weekend. He has tasted a lot of success on the dirt & will look at continuing that this season as he competes in the Cool Drive Junior Super Series.

Last weekend the team headed to Eastern Creek Raceway to compete in round 1 of The North Shore Kart Club Championship.

The INOX Lubricants 95 sponsored kart would take to the track in the Junior Heavy class which would go out at the back of the Junior Light Class. Even though Jake still had his trusty Yamaha J which secured him a National title in 2014, he knew he would be up against it  with the newer KA 100 also in the field.

Jake managed to take the fight up to some of the Junior Light drivers and he proved too fast for the other Heavy’s in the field and had to settle for 3rd in the final behind 2 IAME’s. The team was very pleased with the result but was even more so when Jake received a 1st place trophy for being the 1st of the Yamaha’s home.

“That’s the best I’ve seen Jake drive on tar, I’m very proud of him” said Jake’s Dad, Scott. “I know that we can build on this, but I also know there’s a long way to go” he said.

The team has decided to chase more tar racing this year hoping to improve Jake’s all-round driving & hopefully push for a chance to drive the Listec Formula Ford race team car.

Jake & the team have ordered the new KA 100 from team Sponsor Stones Kart Sport and hope to debut the new engine at Lithgow City Raceway on March 28.






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