Motorsport enthusiast Jake Jones is ‘selling’ his car and spare parts to help fund an overseas odyssey in the sport he loves, drifting.
With a goal of competing in the lucrative but tough Asian circuit, Jones is prepared to make the sacrifices to realise his dream.
“My car went on the internet today (last Thursday) for sale, and the spare parts have been on there for a while,” the Gawler Belt man said.
“I’ve always wanted to compete overseas, ever since I first saw the sport of drifting when I was 14-years-old.
“To compete in Asia it will cost at least $100,000 for a year, which will be made up of what I can get for the car, my savings and any sponsorship I can attract.”
Jones is looking to get around $36,000 for his vehicle, and whatever he can from spare parts, which includes rims, turbos and clutches.
Earlier this year the gifted drifter flew to Asia, where he was seen as a competitor with potential, which led to an invitation to return.
“In some countries you have to get through several qualifying rounds just to earn a spot in the main event, where in some countries no foreigner has ever qualified,” he said.
“I’ll still be based in Australia and fly in and out for events when they come up.”
There is a possibility Jones may travel to Egypt late this year through drifting, which would give him a further taste of international competition.
If he cannot sell his car, an extended Australian season will be included in the 23-year-old’s program.
FOR SALE: Drifter Jake Jones with the car he is selling to fund an overseas adventure.
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