Jacob Cranston

Car Number: 31
Age: 18
Home town: Palmerston North
Date of Birth: 19/10/00
Team: Jacob Cranston Motorsport

Ten years in karting have yielded impressive results for the 18 year old Palmerston North apprentice Electrical Engineer. He has raced in all of the major junior and senior categories and will compete this weekend in Hamilton in the final round of the KZ2 class for 125 cc karts.

He has five National titles, three North Island titles and last year qualified for the international Rotax Max Challenge. Eighteen championship wins to his credit from his time in karting mark him out as a stunning racer and he will be one to watch in this season’s Toyota 86 Championship.

As well as being one of the country's top karters, he's also a very accomplished soccer player and has years of experience under his belt in this sport too. A mid-field player and striker for Hokowhitu F.C. his fitness is at an exceptionally high level. He excelled in the physical tests when he ran the CareVets Scholarship test day before this season, which was also the first time he had driven on a circuit and the first time he had been in a Toyota 86.