Jake has been racing solos since the age of 10 at Oreti Park Speedway.
He started on his 200 honda on the small track and has moved onto a 250 laydown Jawa and races on the 400 meter track. He competed at Moore park at the age of 12 and came second in the MNZ title for juniors.
He has won the Ivan Mauger academy twice. Jake was approached by FIM and invited to attend a training academy in Melbourne Australia in 2010 along with Jack McCrae from Oreti Park Speedway.
He won the Southland Junior (200cc) in 2011. Unfortunately Jake is out of action for the rest of the 2012 season due to a serious accident while racing at the 2011 Burt Munro Challenge at Oreti Park.