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Congrats to Jesse for his 2nd place finish at the season
finale for the K&N series at Dover in 2016!

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2017 Race Reports!
Bristol Speedway, August 16th
RACE WILL AIR LIVE ON FS1 at 8:00 pm - Camping World Truck Series
 
Bristol Pre-Race Press Release:  SHERRILLS FORD, North Carolina (August 15th, 2017) 

Strong run at Iowa adds momentum for Jesse at Bristol:  Jesse's Quotes: "Coming off a strong top-10 run at Iowa in our last race with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series we're capable of putting together another solid effort Wednesday night at Bristol. This track is a challenge on handling, but we've been able to have good speed in the corners each time out. We are excited to have High Tec Industrial Services onboard with us this week along with TRIAD CNC and Gaunt Brothers Racing.  It's going to be a great night of racing as we continue to showcase JJL Motorsports and what we're able to do on and off the track." Taking It Stage By Stage: Jesse adds: "With us not running for points we can be overly aggressive on strategy calls and basically run our own race.  We don't have to follow suit at the end of stages and can make calls based on what will put us in the best position play in the race.  It's nice to be this confident heading into a race as I feel myself and the team will only strive to give it our all Wednesday night. I'm extremely excited, I feel that we have every bit of a shot at contending in the top five and being competitive."  

Welcome Aboard:
 
This week High Tec Industrial Services joins TRIAD CNC as a JJL Motorsports corporate partner for the UNOH 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway.

READ ENTIRE PRESS RELEASE FOR BRISTOL.....


 
 Iowa Speedway, June 23rd
RACE WILL AIR LIVE ON FS1 - Camping World Truck Series

Congrats to Jesse Little and the entire team at GBR Racing on your 9th place finish at Iowa! 
Special thanks to Traid CNC for all your support!

 
 

 
Iowa Pre-Race Press Release:  SHERRILLS FORD, North Carolina (June 21, 2017) -  Jesse Little Race Quotes:   "Iowa Speedway is a track our team has been solid at throughout my career. In my NASCAR K&N Pro Series career we've run up front every race and with the success our JJL Motorsports NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team had at Dover (top-5 qualifying, 14th place finish) we're on top of our game right now. It's great to see the gains we're making in the Truck Series and Iowa gives us another opportunity to show what this team is capable of accomplishing. We're bringing the same truck we ran at Dover and with backing from Triad CNC we're going to aim for another strong qualifying run and go after our first top-5 finish in the series." 
 
Welcome Aboard - Traid CNC:  This week JJL Motorsports welcomes Triad CNC as the corporate partner for the M&M's 200 at Iowa Speedway.  Quote from Mark Chambers, General Manager, Triad CNC:  "In Jesse, we see a driver committed to excellence. We at Triad CNC have the same level of commitment to providing outstanding performance, service and reliability to our customers. It is a privilege to adorn his Toyota Tundra at Iowa Speedway ."

Read entire press Release.....

About Triad CNCTriad CNC, a new manufacturing division of Triad Racing Technologies, is a full service CNC machine shop with capabilities of 3, 4 and 5-axis simultaneous CNC machining that will focus on servicing the current auto racing community and also expand into the aerospace and military industries.



Dover International Speedway, June 2nd
RACE WILL AIR LIVE ON FS1 - Camping World Truck Series

Pictures: Raceday Pictures from  Dover 2017!
 
Video:  Racing Action from Dover!

Jesse's Post Race Quotes on the Dover Race:   "it was extremely rewarding to go to Dover and run as strong as we did. All the hard work the team and myself, along with our partners, Gaunt Brothers Racing, Triad Racing Technologies, Toyota Racing, Performance Friction Brakes, JJL Motorsports, put into this race, paid off.  For a low budget team like ourselves, we showed everyone that hard work and dedication means the most!  After starting P5, we ran in the top 5 most of the race but the late race pitstop did not go as planned after coming in P2 for tires.  We still finished a respectable p14 but this finish did not reflect our day and that we had a fast car very capable of the win. I look forward to our next race where we can showcase our abilities even more. Thanks you for all your support" said Jesse
 

 
Dover PRE-RACE PRESS RELEASE (May 26th, 2017)
  Jesse Little finalizes Dover NCWTS Truck
Preparations:  After weeks of hard work in preparing their No. 97 Toyota Tundra for its 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut, Jesse Little and the crew at JJL Motorsports are eager to head to Dover International Speedway for the running of the Bar Harbor 200 on June 2.
 
Heading to Dover, Little's team has a new alliance with Gaunt Brothers Racing and Triad Racing Technologies that has been key to the JJL Motorsports Dover entry. Little also continues its long standing relationship and support from Performance Friction Brakes as it heads into Dover.
 
"This is going to be a great weekend for us and we're grateful for the JJL Motorsports team alliance we have with Triad Racing Technologies and Gaunt Brothers Racing; as well the support from Performance Friction Brakes. Having all of them supporting what we do is an awesome show of faith in what we're doing with our organization," Little said. "We're going into Dover ready to compete and bring home a strong finish for our team and fans." 
 
Capturing a strong finish at Dover comes with knowledge of the tricky concrete surface. Since 2012 Little has competed on the one-mile Delaware track in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, and in 2015 during his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Debut; it's certainly one of his favorite on the NASCAR circuit.
 
Jesse's Quotes: "Dover has always been a good track for our team and myself as a driver. With the grip there it gives you a great feel heading into the corner and whether the car is handling well or you need to make some adjustments. We're expecting some really good speed out of our Toyota Tundra this weekend and looking for a great qualifying run that allows us to line-up towards the front of the field.  From there we'll get after it in the race and bring home a solid finish."
 
From Dover JJL Motorsports plans to head to Iowa Speedway on June 23 for its second race of the 2017 season on the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.
 
This season the Truck series is all about getting maximum effort out to the team and equipment JJL Motorsports brings to the track and I believe we're on the right track to accomplishing that goal. The month of June is a busy one for our team, but we've prepared to tackle the challenges of Dover and Iowa and can't wait to get started."
 
News and photos from the weekend's Bar Harbor 200 will be available on JJL Motorsports Twitter account @JJL_Motorsports and Little's Twitter account @jesselittle97 and on his Facebook page, Jesse Little Racing.
 
About Triad Racing Technologies
Triad Racing Technologies successfully builds racing engines, body parts and is a primary vendor for Toyota Racing Development in NASCAR and has helped its clients win seven manufacturer championships, five driver championships, and over 100 wins in multiple series since 2004. Triad specializes in horsepower. Triad engines can be found under the hood in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and ARCA.  Triad's clients have accounted for 94 wins and 79 poles in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series since 2004.  Triad's success can be attributed to its high level of customer satisfaction, its ability to operate quickly and flexibly and its success in the sport from the grassroots to the major national series.

About Gaunt Brothers Racing
Gaunt Brothers Racing, owned by Triad Racing Technologies president Marty Gaunt, returns to NASCAR racetracks in 2017 after a six-year hiatus. Operating out of Mooresville, N.C., the Toyota team utilizes championship-winning Triad engines to compete in select Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series events. GBR previously fielded teams in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series and NASCAR Pinty's Series, for drivers Alex Bowman, Jason Bowles and John Gaunt, recording a victory in the 2011 Toyota All-Star Showdown and a track-record qualifying time on the Toronto street course.
About JJL Motorsports
JJL Motorsports is a NASCAR Driver Development Program with a vision to build long-term partnerships with drivers and sponsors in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and NASCAR K&N Pro Series.  JJL provides a comprehensive driver development program, race car rentals, set-up and technical services, testing consultation and driver coaching.    In 2017 NASCAR driver Jesse Little will be running in select Camping World Truck Series and K&N Pro Series Events. 

BUSY MONTH OF JUNE:
  JJL Motorsports will make two starts in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series over a 21-day period. Little heads to Iowa Speedway on June 23 for the running of the Iowa 200, a track he has won at in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East. With the June 2 Bar Harbor 200 at Dover, the first month of summer will be busy as the team prepares for the Truck Series starts.   "The team hopes to capitalize on its experience in the Truck Series over the last seasons and put together some solid runs  Stayed tuned and check out Jesse's Twitter and Facebook for more updates and inside pictures from shop!


 
 
BRISTOL Pre-Race Notes - 4/22/17
NASCAR K&N Pro Series - this race will air taped delayed on Thursday, April 27th at 11:00 pm


Jesse Little Ready for 2017 NASCAR K&N Pro Series Debut

BRISTOL PRE-RACE PRESS RELEASE for Bristol (April 17, 2017) - Jesse Little, a two-time winner on the NASCAR K&N Pro Series, gets his 2017 season started on April 22 with the running of the Zombie Auto 125 at Bristol Motor Speedway.  Little will carry primary sponsorship from longtime partner NASCAR Technical Institute, a brand of the Universal Technical Institute.  In the last three Bristol starts Little has posted two top -5 starting positions including the pole award two years ago.   View Jesse's Pole award from 2015 at Bristol

Jesse's quotes:  "Bristol is one of the great race tracks in all of motorsports and requires plenty of focus each lap. To be successful in the past our team has been quick right off the trailer, used that speed to gain a solid starting position and from there worked hard to get the best finishes possible," Little said. 
"We're excited to have NASCAR Technical Institute onboard again this year with our NASCAR K&N Pro Series team. The students do a great job in their engine department and in turn that's given us pole awards and race wins during my career. We can't wait to get to Bristol and show the NTI horsepower in our Toyota Camry," Little said. 

Our Sponsor:  UTI's Vice-President of NASCAR, John Dodson, is equally excited about the continued partnership with JJL Motorsports.  " Everyone at Universal Technical Institute & NASCAR Tech is excited about another season with Jesse. He's a wonderful talent and an example for other drivers to follow both on and off the track. Jesse has a great connection with our students and he exemplifies the professional aspects that we teach here every day at NASCAR Tech. UTI and our students are proud to be associated with Jesse and his team. Our student built NASCAR Spec Engines have powered Jesse to victory in the past and we are certain that we will all celebrate victory with Jesse again in 2017 ."   In addition to UTI and the NASCAR Technical Institute's continued partnership with JJL Motorsports, PFC Brakes and Racing Electronics have rejoined the team as associate sponsors.

Read full Press Release for the Bristol Pre-Race here......

Bristol Post Race Notes & Quotes 4/24/17
RAINY BRISTOL WEEKEND COMES TO A CLOSE:  Finishing the NASCAR K&N Pro Series practice sessions with the second fastest lap of the day, Jesse Little and his NASCAR Technical Institute race team were eager to see what results could be gained in qualifying. Mother Nature had other plans as the time trial session was rained out and the starting grid set by points. With the Zombie Auto 125 being Little's first event of the season, he was forced to start shotgun on the field (26th) and race his way to the front.  Early in the race Little's Toyota suffered RF suspension issues and received damage when his Camry made contact with wall on lap 40. Unable to make repairs, Little was relegated to a 23rd place finish. 
 
JESSE LITTLE BRISTOL POST-RACE QUOTES: "We had an amazing car right off the trailer. Our NASCAR Technical Institute Camry was fast and our team felt we had a good chance at earning a top-5 starting position and maybe even contend for the pole. With the rain wiping out the qualifying session we knew that it'd be a battle to get to the front. Having the sway bar arm break and cause a right front tire to go down was a tough way to end the weekend that's for sure. Racing can be challenging. We were running well and those things can happen.  "We'll get to work on getting our Camry repaired for our next run on the NASCAR K&N Pro Series but for now we're focusing on our first Camping World Truck Series start on June 2 at Dover International Speedway. We've got a solid program in the Truck Series, have run well at Dover in the past and our team is excited to get back there for our first start of the season in the series."

 
 



Highlights from 2016:
2016 K&N Pro Series recap: 
In 2016, Jesse competed in 4 K&N Races, with impressive finishes in all four races.   Jesse finished 2nd at Dover, 3rd at Mobile, 7th at Iowa and 17th at Loudon.

2016 Camping World Truck Series recap: 
Jesse competed in 4 Camping World Truck Series races in his family owned truck.   Being on a limited budget, Jesse was incredibly appreciative for the opportunity to align with ThorSport for technical assistance, which allowed Jesse to gain experience and be more competitive on the track.  In all 4 starts in 2016, Jesse was able to finish in the top-20 with his best performance at Bristol posting a 17th place finish after an impressive 11th place qualifying effort.   Jesse is also very appreciative of the support from The Carolina Nut Co. and NASCAR Technical Institute who were the primary sponsors for 2016!!


About The Carolina Nut Co. - For more than 60 years The Carolina Nut Co. has used unique handcrafted family recipes to create gourmet nut flavors for every nut lover. Located in Henderson, N.C., The Carolina Nut Co. is a family-owned company that is spreading its delicious nut creations throughout the nation. Find out more about The Carolina Nut Co. at www.carolinanut.com

In 2016, we had some fun Facebook "Nut" contests as well as passed out several cans of Nuts to fans at the Bristol race
view pictures of fans with their Carolina Nuts at Bristol!!
view VIDEO of our "Lets go Nuts" contest winners for Homested!!

About NASCAR Technical Institute (NTI) and Universal Technical Institute (UTI):  Through a campus-based school system, UTI offers specialized technical education programs to learn everything you need to know to work on a wide variety of vehicle specific courses.  "Being around NASCAR my entire life, I've been fortunate to know how the NTI program works and how it makes a difference for its students" said Jesse.    To learn more about NASCAR Technical Institute, please visit  www.uti,edu.



 


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