Blake
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Since the age of 2, ‘Dynamite Comes in Small Packages’ Blake Evans has been in the world of motorbike racing. After experiencing wins and losses, learning curves and crashes, Blake is inspiring others with his determination to compete for the championship title!

 

South Africa (10 June 2024) — At 11 years old, little Blake Robert already has his eyes set on making his name known in the world of motorbike racing.

Born with ‘motorbike genes’ thanks to his family who are avid racers (so much so that Blake was born in a race day and his mom had to be rushed from the track to the hospital), Blake’s passion was clear from an early age.

As the youngest of three brothers, he began his career as the littlest member of their pit crews at just two years old. Even then, his love for being around bikes and his fascination with the world of racing was unmistakable and set the tone for the years to come.

Blake’s own racing career kicked off in 2020 at six years old. That year, he went on to win the PW50 Novice Championship—a roaring feat for his very first season. In 2021, he placed second, while in 2022 he moved up the Junior Motard class and achieved multiple victories despite losing the championship by just 1 point. But all was not lost for Blake, as he was selected to become the youngest-ever team member of the King Price Xtreme team!

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At a young age, Blake has already learnt some of life’s most important lessons, like getting back on the saddle when the going gets tough, and being ready to pivot when things don’t go as planned. In 2023, these lessons came at Blake in tandem after bike issues and crashes led to him not being able to compete in all the rounds of the championship. But, so did the opportunity to pivot as he was moved up to the 65cc Class and spent the second half of the season learning to ride a bike with gears; ultimately improving his skillset while he got back into his groove of confidence.

Mentorship from his dad, Craig, as well as his brother Cayden and team lead Clint Seller (both of whom have 3 and 10 championship wins to their names) has been a huge part of the young racer’s growth and more fuel to accelerate toward his own championship win.

Now, Blake is ready to put his lessons and skills to he test as he gears up to compete in the Junior Motard 65cc Class for the Xtreme team as well as the Honda NSF under the same banner.

Blake’s next race dates are 28 September at the Formula Kart Circuit, 19 October at the Polokwane Kart Circuit and 30 October at the Vereening Kart Circuit.

Go, Blake, go!


Sources: Supplied 
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