As Alex had just recently turned 18, driving wasn't an option until now. Thus, he chose the next best thing. Skateboarding. He quickly became a fanatic for it, even hanging out with Daniel Gallo in a sport called 'Water Skating', which was just using a skateboard in water. After a bit of this sport and hanging out with Daniel, he became interested in driving. However, due to his age, he was unable to live out the dream like Daniel. he even thought of constructing his own custom car, and went to the extent of breaking both of someone else's arms to get a driveshaft. As he had no practice beforehand, he started out as somone who had no driving skill. However, Alex was recruited by Adam, and realized that he was an exceptional driver worthy enough to compete in the World Race.