Most 14-year-olds wouldn't know how to drive a car, let alone drive one at 160 kilometres an hour around a racetrack.
Cooper Barnes has been doing that for the last six months after he decided racing karts wasn't for him and chasing a career as a V8 Supercar driver instead was a much more exciting prospect.
With the help of father Jamie, they enlisted in the help of the Paul Morris Racing Academy on the Gold Coast where he has received more than 10 driving lessons since December last year.
He has already competed in a handful of races as part of the Queensland state circuit. In New South Wales, drivers have to be 16 years old to compete.
The academy is led by Paul Morris - the only driver to have won the Bathurst Triple Crown outright (Bathurst 1000, the Bathurst 6 and 12 Hours), Australian touring car champion for BMW and 2017 Stadium Super Trucks world champion.
"The latest Supercar drivers have come from there; the last three or four they've put through have made it. They're leading in that area," Mr Barnes said.
Their most recent graduates include up-and-coming driver Brodie Kostecki along with Anthony de Pasquale and last year's Bathurst 1000 winner Shane van Gisbergen.
"Those guys all go there for training as well; they'll do laps and finetune their skills so it's like anything ... it's about who you know," Mr Barnes said.
"You've got to rub shoulders with the right people which is why we've gone down the avenue of being with these guys and clearly they are very good at training. They have the access to everything."
The Camden Haven teenager holds a Motorsport Australia licence which allows him to race north of the border against some drivers which have more than 30 years of driving experience on him.
"We've been up there and had 10-15 lessons so far and they've managed to get him up to speed really fast."
Mr Barnes said his son preferred the Supercar style of racing compared to Formula One which is where most Karters progressed to.
"Formula One is around a one-in-one-million chance of getting in and he's never been interested in that," he said.
And is his dream an achievable goal?
"It's achievable as long as you do the right amount of training and as long as he gets enough experience and works his way through the categories.
"They're already talking about the next category which is Toyota 86 so if he goes into that category at 15 he's ahead of the game a lot more."
The ultimate goal is to rub shoulders on the starting grid with drivers such as van Gisbergen and de Pasquale.
"It comes down to Cooper," Mr Barnes said.
"As long as he keeps pursuing what he wants to pursue he'll be right. Sponsorship will be important too because there are costs involved."
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