Jake Eaton races the 29e Crate Late Model
Class car. His home track is Wythe Raceway and also races at many
more tracks. He lives in Bland, VA.
Team members helping Jake are Mom, Dad,
Amber, Jamie, Jeff, Jimmy, Thelma, Steve, Stevie, Stacy, and Tammy. Bob
Eaton owns the car.
Jake began racing in 2006 in a U-Car at
Wythe Raceway because it's been his dream since he was 2 years old going
to the track. His first win was in '07 in a U-Car at the same
track. His career highlights include 15 wins in '07 in a U Car.
He was 2nd in most wins at the track, and at 15 he decided to move up to
a Late Model.
The thrill of racing for Jake is the
excitement of doing something he's always wanted to do and the people
who race and the fans. His most exciting racing moment was when he
qualified 3rd and finished 5th at 2012 race at Wythe Raceway. He
is most proud of being able to race every week.
Jake's racing hero is Kyle Busch.
Of racing, Jake says, "That it's hard
work but it has kept me busy while others have been out partying I was
working on my car."