Jak Crawford vince il campionato nazionale invernale in Inex Legends Car

"Un altro campionato e altre quattro vittorie per il prossimo adolescente"

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19 febbraio 2018 – La capacità di Jak Crawford di apprendere rapidamente nuove categorie di corse gli ha permesso di espandere il suo curriculum come pilota di due sport. Il giovane texano è stato un rapido studio nel karting di livello Junior a partire dall’inverno del 2017 e ha prodotto risultati immediatamente impressionanti, e lo stesso si può dire nella sua incursione nella categoria Car Young Lions INEX Legend che è iniziata a metà dell’anno 2017.
 
I risultati delle gare automobilistiche di Legend hanno colpito per Crawford. Reclamando la sua prima vittoria al prestigioso evento Bojangles Summer Shootout a Charlotte Motor Speedway, poche settimane dopo aver iniziato a lavorare nella leggendaria e maneggevole e leggendaria macchina delle leggende, Jak ha imparato a sentirsi a proprio agio a disagio. Avendo gareggiato solo in kart fino a questo punto di trasferimento, Crawford sviluppò rapidamente le capacità e le conoscenze delle auto della Leggenda e divenne un vero capofila di questo sport.
 
“Adoro il karting, ma ho anche un nuovo apprezzamento e amore per il mondo delle corse automobilistiche di Legend”, ha spiegato il residente a Houston, Texas, che si appresta a intraprendere un programma europeo di kart nei prossimi sette mesi. “Alcuni dei piloti contro cui ho corso hanno gareggiato con questi tipi di auto da corsa da quando hanno iniziato, e mi ha fatto davvero aumentare per cercare di imparare il più velocemente possibile. Voglio sempre vincere, quindi ho dovuto imparare queste macchine rapidamente per assicurarmi di avere successo. ”

Other honors came including more wins, then a big step up to a third-place podium finish at Oval Nationals and a World Championship in the road course category, both late in 2017. Jak would also garner a Vice-Championship in the 2017/2018 Winter Heat Series at Charlotte Motor Speedway where he scored a win and eight consecutive podium results.

Perhaps Jak’s biggest achievement in Legend’s car racing to-date was reserved for his overwhelming results at Winter Nationals in February 2018 where he scored four wins out of five races and the championship as well. Never qualifying on pole, but always close to the front, Jak was able to capitalize in all five races on his superior race craft skills that promote both patience and precision passing.

After two tough wins in the first two races at Winter Nationals, Jak’s luck would change in the series that did not allow any race drops for the championship points battle. In the third event, an engine failed and blew up in an impressive fire with two laps to go. Jak was not leading at the time but sitting in the cat bird’s seat for the win, and after the smoke settled he would be relegated to a 24th place finish. Race four was a tough one lacking overall speed, yet Jak still chalked up the win. Then when the heat was on in the final event, being down in championship points due to the blown motor, the youngster showed his prowess, and closed out the fifth race with a resounding victory and the championship.

Jak’s quick-study ability and success in both karting and Legend’s cars has allowed him to dream about his increasing opportunity to be a two-sport racer in the same way another Houstonian has in AJ Foyt. Accomplishing success in motorsports is tough in any way, but Crawford, a preteen from Texas, hopes to follow in the footsteps of some others on his way to the highest level of racing in the world.

Jak would like to thank OMP racing gear and Bell Helmets USA for their protective race gear. A big thanks to Legends Car marketing partner Mobil 1. More thanks to Chase Pistone, Inc. and their entire crew who worked tirelessly to change out the blown motor and just barely make it out on track in time for the next feature race.