Mount Vernon News

By Mount Vernon News
September 27, 2011 10:32 am EDT


MOUNT VERNON — He is in his seventh season of racing. He races two different classes of cars as he travels around the Midwest and beyond.

This season he has won victories in SCCA National SafeRacer Contests, while also being a top placer in the SCCA Pro Racing Formula Enterprise Series, where he is currently in third place with 599 points.

He’s also a junior at Mount Vernon High School.

Jason Wolfe started his racing career at the age of 10, driving in the Yamaha Junior Class with 100 cc motors and, now, he is completing his second season of formula racing. Wolfe, one of the youngest drivers at the national level at age 16, points to a movie as his inspiration to race cars.

“The movie was ‘Catch That Kid,’” said Wolfe. “It just looked awesome, so I decided to try it out. I started on go-carts and it went from there.”

Wolfe has recently made the transition to adult racing. The open-wheeled formula car he currently drives is a few levels removed from the top-level Formula One/Indy cars he hopes to be driving one day.

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