From the age of six, when he got his start in karting, FW1 Aussie Racing Cars Super Series young gun David Sera has been "hooked on racing".
Whether it's battling on the track, or travelling around Australia each year as part of the series, Sera says he loves everything about life as a race driver.
This weekend, David will be among the hopeful drivers competing on 7Mate's Shannons Supercar Showdown for a Bathurst berth.
We pulled David aside to get his thoughts on the track life.
What do you love most about being a part of FW1 Aussie Racing Cars Super Series?
The grids are always full and there are at least 30 cars lined up in any given race, which makes for some action-packed thrills, especially in the corners that have only room for two or three cars to get around.
What has been your one career highlight to date?
The biggest highlight of my career... there's 11 of them! I've been fortunate enough to win 11 Australian Karting Championships.
Karting is great fun and a very strong passion of mine, so taking the top spot at the end of 11 championships is an achievement I’m extremely proud of.
Who is your mentor?
As a child, my mentors were my father George and cousin James who taught me everything there is to know about kart racing, including race lines, race-craft and the mental stamina needed to be a racing driver.
Which race track is your favourite to race on and why?
My favourite is the kart track at Todd Road in Port Melbourne. There aren't many race tracks around the world situated in the heart of a picturesque city, such as Melbourne and this is what sets this track apart.
It also requires great skill because there are elevated sections and others that are tight, which keeps you on your toes.
Tell us a little about the upcoming Shannons Supercar Showdown.
There are 10 contestants from a variety of categories battling for the ultimate prize of racing alongside Grant Denyer at the Bathurst 1000.
There are various challenges that we are put through in the series to push us to the limit and see who can handle themselves the best under pressure.
Thinking about your motoring career, where do you hope to see yourself in the next year?
If all goes to plan, I would like to make the transition to racing V8s. Although I love racing in the FW1 Aussie Racing Cars Series, I like to constantly push myself and I feel that V8s will be the next step for my racing career.
What would be your one piece of advice for someone looking to race in the FW1 Aussie Racing Cars Super Series?
Just go for it! The Series is highly competitive, but it offers great opportunities for those looking to progress in professional motor racing. You also get to have fun in the process.
Phil Ward and his team have done a great job at making the Series exciting for drivers and spectators. I urge people interested to contact Aussie Racing Cars for more information.
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