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Racer profile: Jake Quesse

Name: Jake Quesse.

Hometown: DePue.

Age: 16.

Years in boat racing: Three years.

What got you started in racing?: It all started when I was asked to flag at a race in Constantine a few years ago, and that eventually led to my cousin, Paulie, offering me a boat ride!

Career highlights: 2012 K Pro hydroplane high point champion.

Best thing about racing in DePue: Being from DePue it is the greatest feeling ever knowing that a whole town is up in the stands supporting you!

Classes racing this weekend: I will be racing 175 hydro and 125 hydro.

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