Arvada, Colo., racer Jake Bubak has had a consistent sprint car career. But with the start of the 2019 season, Mother Nature really put a whammy on his efforts, with 11 races on his schedule rained out.
However, he more than made up for those disappointments throughout the season.
His nearest sprint car track is a six-and-a-half-hour haul each way. So, Bubak is not intimidated by a long tow.
Bubak’s racing career began in 2004, in quarter-midgets. He ran the quarters through the 2010 season. The results were some 70 feature wins.
Among them were a pair of wins at the 2010 Vegas Nationals, with hundreds of participants. He also earned two QMA regional titles.
DOB: – September 28, 1994
HOMETOWN: – Arvada, Colorado
SERIES: – ASCS 360ci winged sprints,
– URSS 305 winged sprints
SPONSORS: – Coyote Candle Company, Myers Racing,
– Ultra-Shield Seats, Simpson Race Products
In 2011, Bubak moved up to a 305 winged sprint car.
“You figure about five horses with the quarter and about 500 with the 305,” he shared. “It was quite a transition to learn.”
His first 305s carried the small 3’ x 5’ wing, which he really liked.
The following season he began competing with the United Rebel Sprint Series. Success came in 2013, with three wins and the series title.
Momentum continued through 2014, as he earned the URSS National and Kansas championships with seven wins and consistent top-five finishes.
2015 was Bubak’s final season competing for the URSS title, and Bubak went out with a blaze of glory with nine wins when he took the National title for the third consecutive season.
In 2016, he began competing in winged 360 sprint car events, and even earned an eighth-place finish competing with his 360 in a World of Outlaws race.
In 2017, he earned 10 more feature wins, competing in IMCA- and ASCS-sanctioned races, and at West Texas Raceway claimed his first Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour feature win.
He won 13 features in 2018, including his first win in a midget and his first NCRA feature win. But, the highlight was claiming victory at the inaugural Belleville 305 Nationals, in addition to the preliminary night’s feature.
In 2019, driving the Dubose/Wells-powered Coyote Candle Company No. 74B, he won both the Thursday and Friday night preliminary features for the Dodge City Raceway Park 305 Sprint Car Nationals, then went on to earn the clean sweep by topping the main event.
Then, in August, he again claimed both the prelim and main event at the POWRi United Rebel Sprint Series-sanctioned Belleville 305 Sprint Car Nationals.
He claimed eight URSS feature wins and earned a top-five point finish with the ASCS Lone Star Region.
It’s a year like that which has Bubak poised to continue his growth and emerge as a top potential contender in the sprint car world as he moves forward.