How Rad Are You: Demi Chalkias
Meet Demi, a semi-pro race car driver competing in the Pirelli GT Sprint championship series in Canada.
Where are you from?
Stouffville, Ontario, Canada
Describe yourself in 3 words:
Driven - Enthusiastic - Awesome
What's the best part about your sport?
I really like the competitive nature of the sport, it forces you to step your game up and to always be better.
What’s the single most important factor associated with winning?
Your mental discipline.
Canadian Tire Motorsport Park a.k.a Mosport (in Ontario, Canada)
Do you have any advice for young athletes that aspire to become pro drivers?
I would tell them to work really hard outside the car to brand yourself and make the right connections. Building relationships is as important as performing in the car.
What is one major challenge that you’ve had to overcome in your career? How did you overcome it?
I think finding my way into the world of motorsport was hard, considering I dropped out of school to race and I have been guiding myself through this industry since then. I worked harder than ever to overcome this hurdle and gaining support along the way really helped me. Now I am proud to have an amazing support system around me and I feel like I belong in the sport.
What does the word "Rad" mean to you?
Being rad to me means paving your own way and living life to its fullest. Pretty much being Demi!
JUST FOR FUN:
What’s your guiltiest pleasure?
What’s something you wish you didn’t spend so much money on?
Who’s one person you think everyone should be following on social media?
My dad because he’s the g.o.a.t @billchalkias
Which Moradness hat is your favourite?
Definitely my favourite is the carbon curved and any of the all-black hats.
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*You can follow Demi on Instagram @demichalkias