14 Year-Old Set to Debut in V8’s

14 year-old Jake Kostecki is set to break Paul Dumbrell’s record for being the youngest ever driver in a V8 race. Dumbrell was 16 when he began his stellar career with a place in V8.

Jake Kostecki. Photo: booths.speedcafe.com.au

Jake Kostecki. Photo: booths.speedcafe.com.au

Kostecki has come through the karting grades, beginning when he was just six years-old. He has a long pedigree of worthy performances in KF3, has raced in the Stars of Karting championship, and battled it out with the best in the Australian Swift Racing Series.

Owner of the Ford Performance Racing team, Matthew White, said “we’ve ticked everything off so far and the final sign-off is on Friday (today) in practice so we have been working through with CAMS (Confederation of Australian Motorsport) on the requirements.”

The West Australian prodigy will be driving a full-spec Ford Falcon at this weekend’s Shannons Nationals, as part of the Kumho Tyres V8 Touring Car Series.

Matthew White is hoping to ease his new driver into the rigors of racing at the highest level by giving him as many laps as possible. “I love to help fast track some young drivers and give them a chance of being a valuable commodity to a V8 Supercar team,” said White. “He (Kostecki) had a test at Winton and was a quick learner and listened to what he was told and was quite respectable by the end of the day.”

White will be driving the other team car this weekend. But White’s racing will be more focused on helping the young tyro get up to speed in the big leagues of V8.

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