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#RaceLife Spotlight: Jackson Denton

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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."

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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."

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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."

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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."

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