If anyone had of asked Bunbury driver Jake Fisher, three years ago if he would have been competing in a national speedway title, he probably would have laughed it off.
It’s funny how times change and people grow into something they were just born to do. The youngster who lives 10 minutes out of Bunbury in a nice peaceful area called Stratham, will be the first to admit that his one and only national title in Junior sedan speedway racing will be the most enriching experience he has had in his fledgling three season career.
Some of his rivals (in fact a lot of them), will be competing in their fourth or fifth title when they head to Grafton in NSW this week for this weekends’ event. But that doesn’t phase the sixteen year old who has big plans on his motorsport journey.
Nominations are now creeping up towards the 80 car field mark, this will no doubt be the toughest test he has ever faced. He is treating this as an experience exercise again, which he does to keep himself grounded.
One thing Fisher does have on his side, is maturity. He drives with a sensible thought process and this is his biggest ally. With tough challenges comes great reward and he has a clear goal, just make the A Main for the weekend.
Whatever happens from there is entirely up to him and his confidence, after the last WA title is high, knowing he can match with the best that the state had to offer.
With possibly the best field assembled for this weekends’ event, Fisher will have his usual swagger and carry his confidence with him as he prepares for another fork in the motorsport road.
Where he heads to after this weekend is clear, and he is forging a path for himself that will offer him a very bright future, wherever the road takes him.