My name is Jared Duda and I’m the driver of the #53 Big 8 Late Model. I am 16 years old and I live in St. Michael. MN. I am a third generation race car driver following in the footsteps of my Dad and my Grandpa. I have been racing cars since I was 8 years old. I started racing in the bandolero series when I was 8. I raced bandoleros until I was 12 years old and accumulated many wins at Raceway Park and Elko Speedway, along with a track championship at Elko Speedway. The following year we moved into a legends car. We had 1 win, finished 9th in points and won the Rookie Of the Year. The next year, when I was 14, we moved into a Big 8 Late Model and raced at Elko Speedway. We are still currently racing the Big 8 Late Model and will be competing the the “Big 8 Series” this year. We will be racing at tracks all around the Midwest and competing with some of the best drivers from around the Midwest.