PORT ORANGE, FL - This month's WKA #RaceLife Spotlight racer has won two state championships as a rookie in this year alone. Jackson Denton is 8 years old and has big ambitions to become a professional racer. Jackson races in the dirt racing championships held every year during #KartWeek at Daytona International Speedway as well as the Florida Dirt Championship Series and Vega Dirt Series. It seems as though he is wasting no time in making a name for himself in the racing world. Read more about Jackson below.
WHERE DO YOU LIVE?
"Port Orange, Florida."
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN RACING?
"Two years, since I was 6."
HOW DID YOU GET INTO RACING?
"My dad is a big race fan and I started watching NASCAR races with him. I told him I wanted to be a racer so he said, “let’s give it a shot."
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PART OF RACING?
"We put in a lot of work, so winning makes it all worth it."
WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS FOR THE FUTURE?
"We hope to win 2 more state championships in Florida in 2018 and also travel to the Carolinas to race in a few big events."
WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE RACER?
"Jeff Gordon will always be my favorite."
WHICH TRACK IS YOUR FAVORITE?
"Florida Dirt Motor Speedway in Land O Lakes, Florida."
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PART ABOUT WKA RACES?
"Everyone is really nice that works there. They know how to put on a great event."
WHICH WKA SERIES DO YOU RACE?
"The dirt championships, but we plan on running 2 or 3 WKA events this year."
WHAT ELSE DO YOU DO BESIDES RACE?
"I play soccer, baseball, football, but racing is my full-time gig."
WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP?
"I would love to be a full time racer. If that doesn’t work out, I’ll be a professional soccer player."
IS THERE ANY OTHER INTERESTING THINGS YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE WITH US?
"I also won 2 state championships this year as a rookie. The Florida Dirt Championship Series and the Vega Dirt Series Florida. This couldn’t be possible without great people; My dad, mom, uncle Jim, my motor guy Don, tire guy Jeffery, and my sister for cheering me on."