Pro Tips: Team Associated’s Jake Mayo Shares His Secrets

Pro Tips: Team Associated’s Jake Mayo Shares His Secrets

Team Associated’s Jake Mayo stormed on to the professional racing scene in the last couple of years, and along the way racked up some impressive results including grabbing the title in the premiere classes at the 2015 Reedy Outdoor Race of Champions and also driving his way in to a spot in the Invitational Class for the upcoming Reedy Race of Champions in January of 2017. Sure, doing this well takes a lot of talent and dedication, but it also helps to have some inside knowledge. We caught up with Jake “Miracle Whip” Mayo to get some of his best tips. Read on.


Age: 18

Home Town: Santa Clarita, California

Sponsors: Team Associated, Reedy, Pro-Line Racing, Schelle Racing Innovations, UpGrade RC, SCVRC, Walliebuilds.


Jake dominated at the 2015 Reedy Outdoor Race of Champions, taking the title in the premiere modified classes.

Tip #1

Always have a clean pit area. Having a clean pit will help you stay organized and be able to have a nice place to get your wrenching done.


Tip #2

Never give up after you crash in a race. The race isn’t over until the announcer says it’s over.


Tip #3

Make sure to choose the right tires for the track you are running on. Tires are critical and have a dramatic affect on how your car handles.


Tip #4

Try and practice at least once a week.


Tip #5

Always rebuild your shocks when going to a different track. Elevation changes and temperature fluctuation can cause your shocks to build pressure.


Tip# 6

Remember to always have fun!

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Updated: December 27, 2016 — 5:12 PM
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