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Blake started go-karting at age five and even at this young age it was clear he could hold his own on the track with adult racers. At age 11, he attended Camp Motorsports in Clover, Virginia for some race-training from veteran kart racers. At Camp Motorsports, Blake learned racing techniques on and off the track. There he spent time behind the wheel and in the classroom focusing on racing strategy and safety.                               

 

Blake at his first driver’s meeting at Camp Motorsports

Blake at his first driver’s meeting at Camp Motorsports

 

In 2014,  Blake started racing at X1 Boston in Braintree, Massachusetts. There he was a member of their Junior Racing League where he raced regularly on both their indoor and outdoor tracks. Blake  won numerous trophies in the F1 Junior League and took the gold for the league championship in April of 2017. Blake still keeps his skills sharp at the newly renamed X1 on the off season. For more info on indoor karting in Massachusetts visit www.X1Boston.com or Pioneer Valley Karting

 

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F1 Boston JuniorLeague Championship Winner April 2017

F1 Boston JuniorLeague Championship Winner April 2017

     In 2016, Blake decided it was time to take the next step in his racing career.  After several years of saving, Blake bought and assembled his own kart with help from the crew at CF Motorsports in the spring of 2016.  After weeks of work at the CF shop Blake's #1 Kart was race-ready for his first F1 Club race on June 4th, 2016. 

Race-Ready at CF Motorsports Shop

Race-Ready at CF Motorsports Shop

 

 Check out Blake's time-lapse videos of his kart-building process in spring of 2016 below.

 

 

  

 Blake wrapped up a successful rookie season at F1 Outdoors in 2016. Then in 2017,  he took his Briggs and Stratton kart to New Hampshire. There he raced under an age waiver against adults in the LO 206 Senior class as part of the NHKA outdoor racing series. With a new number #95 (in honor of his favorite driver, Michael McDowell )  Blake raced to victory with 8 first place finishes and 2 second place finishes to clinch the NHKA 2017 LO 206 Senior Championship. For more info on karting in New Hampshire visit NHKA.net

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 In 2018, Blake moved up to a more powerful World Formula engine. He raced in the World Formula Light class, also named "the Hooligans" by NHKA race director Mike  Camarra.  On opening day of the season at NHMS Blake podiumed with a third place finish. Despite major kart trouble throughout the season and a concussion that took him out of race 10 Blake persevered and wrapped up the season finishing in the top ten out of a 20 plus field.

    

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Blake with NASCAR and Rev Racing officials in North Carolina during his NASCAR D4D tryout.

Blake with NASCAR and Rev Racing officials in North Carolina during his NASCAR D4D tryout.

In 2019 Blake joined the NASCAR Rev Racing Drive for Diversity Driver Development program and moved one step closer to his goal of being a NASCAR cup driver. He is currently driving the #59 car in the INEX Legends Series at Charlotte Motor Speedway as part of the NASCAR Rev Racing D4D program. For more information visit revracing.net

Blake racing his #59 car at the Bojangles Summer Shootout at Charlotte Motor Speedway this summer.

Blake racing his #59 car at the Bojangles Summer Shootout at Charlotte Motor Speedway this summer.