Fast Five at Five: With Jack Perkins

  • Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
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  • 31/07/2014
  • By V8 Supercars

Back at happy hunting ground Queensland Raceway this weekend, the JELD-WEN racer took a minute to chat to v8supercars.com.au.

If you could drive Bathurst with any main series driver you haven't paired with before, who would it be?

"A current driver? It's pretty hard to go past Craig Lowndes. When you get to Bathurst, he steps it up a gear and is the modern Brock, I guess ... so it would be pretty cool to pair up with him I would've thought."

An experience on your bucket list, that's not related to motorsport?

"I'd like to travel right through Europe in their summer - that would be pretty cool."

What is your favourite place you've traveled to?

"Anywhere in the world?

"It's pretty hard to go past places I've been to in the USA - I really like it over there. It's pretty cool. One of my favourite places is Scottsdale, Arizona, in the desert, it's a cool little town. It's probably somewhere I'd definitely go back if I had the chance."

Will's question from last week's 'Fast Five' - what is the most fun you've ever had in a car?

"Just about any time I've got a steering wheel in front of me I'm having fun, whether it's race car, road car, golf kart, go kart - I've had endless amounts of fun in cars.

"It's always fun driving V8 Supercars, I guess. The V8s I enjoy driving but also enjoy driving paddock bashers.

"I've had plenty of fun road trips as well which is good fun in a car, but to pick one it'd be 2008 when I was in America with 'the Dude' Paul Morris and we were staying with Dale Earnhardt Junior and we got to race go karts on a dirt speedway track at his place.

"We all time trialed in the same go kart, so I remember lining up for the final - I think it was Dale Junior on pole, I was on second, Brad Keselowski, Martin Truex Junior, AJ Allmendinger, Owen Kelly - a heap of big names in NASCAR and motorsport. And we were all just having fun, just a bunch of dudes having fun in go karts on a speedway track. So yeah, that was probably the most amount of fun, if I had to single out one opportunity given the crowd - it's pretty cool looking back on it."

Your question for the next driver...

"Do I know who it is?"

No.

"How much do you get paid to drive a V8 Supercar?"

Who should be the next driver, to answer that question?

"Russell Ingall? I don't know ... see what answer you get."

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