On The Track

Jake Piel

Asphalt

Jake Piel

St. Louis, MO

The late Ayrton Senna once said, "You will never know the feeling of a driver when winning a race. The helmet hides feelings that cannot be understood." When people ask me why I race, that quote comes to mind. Not only is it the initial satisfaction of "the win", but it's the validation of countless hours of work and preparation that went into that one moment. The moment when we can definitively say, “WE DID IT!” I’m proud to have been able to experience some of those moments, as our father-and-son race team has come to accomplish some great things over the years. As is the case in any form of motorsports, the support of family, friends and marketing partners fuels our team’s path to victory both on and off the track. It is our honor to have been awarded the 2017 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Missouri State Rookie of the Year title, and we look forward to chasing a championship in 2018. We’re already hard at work in preparation for the upcoming season. We must focus on the details – the parts, the technology, the people. Sometimes that “little extra” is all that separates the field from the CHAMPION.