Chris Wilkes – #13
40 year old Chris is married to Amy and father to 2 daughters Alisha and Maddie. He has been racing with SDAV Hot Rods for 4 years. He chose the Hot Rods because of the history of the club, the look of the cars, the indisputable and thundering roar they make and the fact they are one big family – as such he really respects the families that help make the club great, in particular, The Jenkins’, The Hovey’s, The Marco’s and The Berry’s.
With no particular rival, he feels any driver in front of him is an adversary and an opponent. Once the visor goes down, it’s every man for himself. Off track and everyone helps everyone.
His most respected competitor is anyone on the track – it’s not as easy as they make it look.
His last season was his most accomplished yet – being awarded Most Improved Driver for the 18/19 season, some good finishes and starting pole position for The Ray Welsh Memorial, one of the most coveted races of the season.
His sponsors are Pro Cote Powdercoat and Volkservice.
Like all the drivers in the SDAV Hot Rods, he follows AFL and his team is Richmond. Footy season in the pits is always an interesting time! He loves a good steak for dinner, accompanied by a cold beer and for dessert – anything with chocolate. A simple man with simple tastes!
You can find Chris easily in the pits – he’s the really, really tall guy. Stop by, say hi and check out his Hot Rod.