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May 31 Driver of the Week: Jake Lyon

Driver: Jake Lyon

Age: 25

Hometown: Elma

Divisions: Sportsman/Lancaster National

Lowdown: After launching a successful early career in road course Go-Kart competition at  the Batavia road course facility at age 10, Lyon transferred over to the racing discipline of asphalt oval track stock cars when he was 17, competing principally at Lancaster National Speedway and Dragway. When in Go-Karts, Lyon also traveled to regional and national meets, including Charlotte Motor Speedway's infield road course.

Accomplishments: Lyon competed with the Go-Karts at Batavia, where he captured feature races as well as championships in the Honda Junior and two-stroke Yamaha powered Karts. In his stock car career, Lyon competed in Street Stocks for three years and was 2011 Lancaster Street Stock Rookie of the Year. Lyon finished second in Street Stock points at Lancaster his final two years  in the class. He is the 2012 U.S. Open Street Stock victor. Lyon next moved to the "Big 10" Super Stock Series in 2014 before moving on to Lancaster's Sportsman class full time in 2015. Lyon reached the top winning Lancaster's Sportsman championship last season.

Favorite Food: "A big burrito."

Favorite Music: Local Heavy Metal band, "Every Time I Die".

Hobbies: Lyon custom builds computers. Big player of game "Dungeons & Dragons".

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