Name: Jacob Tanaka
Resides: Corona, California
2006 - IKF
2007 - IKF
2008 - IKF; Skip Barber Racing School; Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Pace Car Driver
2009 - Redline Time Attack Series; Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Pace Car Driver
2010 - Redline Time Attack Series; Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Pace Car Driver
2011 - Redline Time Attack Series; Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Pace Car Driver
2012 - Global Time Attack Series; NASA; Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Pace Car Driver
2013 - Global Time Attack Series; NASA;
Jacob Tanaka will again be driving the TANAKA RACING Nitto Tire C5R Corvette along with the new TANAKA RACING Nitto Tire Lexus ISF during all Global Time Attack and NASA events.
As many young drivers do, he started his career racing go karts. After a couple of successful kart racing seasons he decided to attend the Skip Barber School of Racing. On completion of the school and after receiving his Competition License, Sharon Tanaka, the owner of Tanaka Racing purchased a Nissan S13 for him to participate in regional road races.
Jacob completed in the 2010 Redline Time Attack Series in the TANAKA RACING Nitto Tire Nissan S13, participating in the Modified Rear Wheel Division, logging respectable 3rd, 4th, 5th and 7th place finishes.
At the end 2010 season the owner of Tanaka Racing decided that Jacob displayed the capabilities to drive a larger more powerful car and announced that he would be driving the 825 horsepower Tanaka Racing Nitto Tire C5R Corvette during the Redline Time Attack season.
During the 2011 Redline Time Attack season he won the Modified Rear Wheel Drive Division Championship logging three 1st place finishes and one 2nd place finish.
Between the 2012 and 2016 seasons Jacob has participated in a number of different series; GTA, Lucas Oil Modified, NASA and IKF series to name a few. He is also one of the Pace Car drivers at the annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.
His goal during 2017 racing season is to win the championship in both the GTA and NASA series for Tanaka Racing.