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.
In 2014, Blake started racing at F1 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.
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.
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.
In 2018, Blake has moved up to a more powerful World Formula engine. He is currently racing his #59X in the World Formula Light class, also named "the Hooligans" by NHKA race director Mike Camarra. With a successful third place finish at New Hampshire Motor Speedway for the opening day of racing on May 5th, Blake is optimistic about the current season.