Little eager for NASCAR K&N Pro Series stop at Virginia International Raceway
SHERRILLS FORD, North Carolina (August 13th, 2014): After posting a top-5 finish in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East's first road course of the season, held last weekend at Watkins Glen International Raceway, reigning Sunoco Rookie of the Year, Jesse Little heads into this weekend's race at Virginia International Raceway with confidence on this side. Little, who had to
start at the rear of the field at Watkins Glen due to adjustments made
to the car after qualifying, charged through the field to post one of
the strongest runs of the race.
"We had a great NASCAR Technical Institute Chevrolet at Watkins Glen and showed we're capable of chasing a win at the road courses," Little said. "Going into this weekend's Biscuitville 125 at Virginia International Raceway we're planning to unload a similar set-up to last week and then take it to the front again."
season from the NASCAR Technical Institute has keyed Little's run to the
top-5 in the driver's championship points standings.
"Having the NASCAR
Technical Institute behind our race team is big," he explained. "They
do so much for our team and to have their students behind me is an
honor. We're hoping to give them plenty to cheer about as we head down
the home stretch of the season."
between Team Little Racing and NASCAR Technical Institute has been
rewarding for everyone, according to John Dodson, Vice-President of
Community Relations at the NASCAR Technical Institute.
developing partnerships at the NASCAR Technical Institute we look for
proven winners and people that share our passion for success.
Partnering with Team Little Racing and driver Jesse Little has been
nothing but a success," Dodson said.
everything we value and teach here at NASCAR Tech. His desire to be
the best, his professionalism and communication skills are essential
tools that we seek to instill in every student and graduate. Jesse is a
winner and the NASCAR Tech family is excited to be a part of his
success on and off the track."
Horsepower is one facet of NASCAR Technical Institute's support of Team Little Racing, Dodson added.
"At NASCAR Tech,
top performing students build and maintain spec-engines that compete in
the NASCAR K&N Pro Series. This year our student built Spec-Engines
have enjoyed a 40% winning average in the series and propelled Jesse to
his first win a few weeks ago in Loudon New Hampshire."
The exposure of
partnering with Jesse Little has added to the notoriety of the
exceptional quality NTI students put together in their engines, he
"Today, you can
find NASCAR Tech graduates winning at every level of NASCAR racing and
the K&N Series has given them a chance to develop the skills needed
for successful careers in motorsports. Everyone at Universal Technical
Institute and NASCAR Tech is proud to be partnered with Jesse and Team
Little Racing. This week's event at VIR is another great chance for
Jesse to put the NASCAR Tech Chevy back into Victory Lane."
consistency of recent weeks is the goal for the weekend with the hope of
taking the NASCAR Technical Institute Chevrolet to victory lane again
in 2014, Little noted.
"The horsepower in our car keeps us in contention each week. It was part of the package that got us a win in New Hampshire a few weeks ago, had us running up front at Watkins Glen and we're going to need every bit of the that this week with VIR having some pretty long straightaways. We've had great runs in the past few weeks, we expect to be up front, and keep the momentum going towards the championship finale."