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. He currently is a member of their Junior Racing League where he races regularly on both their indoor and outdoor tracks. Blake has won numerous trophies in the F1Junior League and most recently took the gold for the league championship in April of 2017.
Last year, 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.
With a high-performance cart that can reach speeds of 60 to 70 mph constant maintenance is a must. Blake continues to tweak the engine with help from the crew at CF Motorsports to insure the best track performance. Blake wrapped up a successful rookie season at F1 Outdoors in 2016 and is currently racing his Briggs and Stratton kart against adults in the LO 206 Senior class in the 2017 NHKA outdoor racing series in New Hampshire. His kart now has a new number. It's #95. So far, Blake has captured first place wins in the first five races of that series and he hopes to keep his winning streak going through out the season.