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JAKE BERIAS racerprofile AGE 14 years old HOMETOWN Werribee, VIC OCCUPATION Student STARTED RACING 2015 CLASSES COMPETED C, B and currently racing A BEST ET AND SPEED 7.77s at 84mph SPONSORS Harley Heaven Melbourne, Werribee South Farm Supplies, D Berias & Sons, Casabene Group and LT Egg Farms FAVOURITE RACE VEHICLE Doorslammer FAVOURITE TV SHOW Street Outlaws FAVOURITE FOOD Mum’s lamb roast FAVOURITE RACE TRACK Sunset Strip, Mildura VIC What do you love about racing? I love the adrenalin of going fast and racing in a family friendly environment. How did you get into racing? I am the third generation of Berias Motorsport’s racers, following in the footsteps of my grandfather, Alec Berias, and my father, Chris Berias. What do you consider as your racing highlights? Winning my first ANDRA Tree at the Andrew Rowe Memorial held at Calder Park Raceway in 2017 was definitely a highlight! Also Top qualifying and winning the Darwin event in 2018 and being successful in backing it up the next weekend at the Desert Nationals in Alice Springs What do you love about Junior Dragster Racing? Junior dragster racing is a great family-orientated sport. It is amazing how many families you meet from all around Australia and how all of the racers and support crew work and support each other even though it is a competition. The competition is tough out there on the drag strip. I can only hope for the best, but obviously a win would be fantastic! What is your ultimate racing goal/dream? Firstly, I have to thank my dad Chris who is prepared to transport the car and family around Australia to race meetings. Also I have to thank my family including my mum Wendy, sister Tayla and my Grandfather Alec; and also the Bishops for all of their endless help and support. My ultimate racing goal is to win a Championship in Junior Dragster. What do your school mates think about what you do? My mates are supportive of me and always interested in my events. 24 fastlane Your 18/19 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series journey has gotten off to a brilliant start with two wins from two events – was that expected and do you think you can take out the title this year? Is there anyone you would like to thank for being part of your drag racing journey? Photos by HighRPM (dragster photo) and DragsSA.com (presentation photo)