Learn more about your 2018 Asphalt Oval Young Lion Champ, Jake Matheson! 

Hillsboro, New Hampshire

Home track:
Seekonk Speedway in Seekonk, Massachusetts

How long have you been racing and how did you get started?
I have been racing for seven years. I started racing a Champ Kart when I was eight years old., then I progressed to Bandoleros and then on to Legend Cars.

 What is your memorable racing moment this season?
The most memorable part of racing this season for me was traveling to Las Vegas with my Dad to compete at The Bullring in the championship race. 

What advice do you have for the next group of drivers following behind you?
Always be respectful on and off the track, and keep your nose clean as best as you can.

 What are your plans for the 2019 season?
We are planning to race a Super Late Model in the Granite State Pro Stock Series. 

What does this championship season mean to you?
It means hard work pays off. It is the highest point in my career so far, a record year.

 What was the biggest struggle you were able to overcome this season?
The biggest struggle that we had to overcome this season was doing all the traveling and doing school work on the road. 

Who would you like to thank?
I 'd like to thank all my friends and family for their support this season.  Also, I want to thank my competitors for all the fun racing.  Thanks to my Partners, SignWorks New England, Epsom Tool Rental, TM&M Services, Bedford Barber Shop, Dugre's Auto Repair, Blue Wave Recreation, and Liberty House Veterans Transitional House.  And most of all, I'd like to thank my Dad, Keith Matheson, for everything he has done to make this season a success for our team.

RSVP for the 2018 Championship Banquet here! 

Next Wednesday: Drew Dollar, Asphalt Oval Semi-Pro Champion 

See the full list of 2018 award winners here