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Jake Bonilla

Jake Bonilla

#19 DEForce Racing


Birthdate: December 20, 2001
Hometown: San Antonio, Texas
Residence: San Antonio, Texas
Website zdomotorsport.com
Instagram: @jake_bonilla




ZDO Motorsport

Nationality: American

Languages spoken: English, some Spanish

Height/weight: 5'8" / 130 lbs.

Education: High School

Hobbies: Customizing cars/going to car shows, fishing, playing video games, playing poker, playing with my dogs

Favorite sports to watch: Hockey - Pittsburgh Penquins, Football - Pittsburgh Steelers, Formula One - Alpine, INDYCAR - McLaren

Favorite sports to play: Soccer and racing

Interesting note about me: I had no prior karting or racing experience prior to testing F4 in 2019. I always loved watching F1, INDYCAR and NASCAR races as far back as I can remember. I am the first in my family’s history to race cars.

Ties to any of the race cities: Austin (COTA) – my sister and niece live there and I visit frequently

Training preferences: Sim training, watching in-car video and test days on track

Bucket list items: Travel to Iceland to see the Northern Lights

Favorite food: Chicken lo Mein

Guilty food pleasure: Whataburger chocolate chip cookies

Best meal I can cook by myself: Ramen noodles

Racing goal: To win the USF Juniors championship so I can continue moving up the ranks! I would ultimately want to race INDYCAR as a professional.

Racing hero: Niki Lauda, because of his mindset

Career results:


  • Finished 12th in his sophomore F4 US Championship Powered by Honda season with five top-10 finishes… qualified second and finished fourth in his home state race at COTA as part of the Formula One weekend… captured two podium finishes in the Mid-Ohio round of the FRP Eastern Pro 4 Challenge


  • Finished 19th in his rookie F4 US Championship Powered by Honda season… earned podium finishes in the Pittsburgh round of the F4 Atlantic Championship Series


  • Completed the Bertil Roos Racing School… contested the COTA round of the F4 US Championship Powered by Honda