Change of pace for Little as NASCAR K&N Pro Series goes road racing
SHERRILLS FORD, North Carolina (August 5th, 2014): Jesse Little and the stars of the NASCAR K&N Pro Series head to the famed Watkins Glen International Raceway for the first of two road course races in the month of August.
The Bully Hill Vineyard 125 in New York is followed by a stop at Virginia International Raceway for the Biscuitville 125.
"I'm excited to get back to road racing. It's going to be a lot of fun getting to race two road courses in the next week" Little said. "Last season our road course package was very good and I believe we've found some things that will make us even better starting this week at Watkins Glen."
This will be Little's first race at the upstate New York road course.
"Watkins Glen is a historic road course that as a driver you want to be able to say that you've competed there during the course of your career."
Little's team has been hard at work getting his cars ready for the two-week upper East Coast swing of road racing, he added.
"There are some things you do with the cars to get ready for a road course race including shifting some weight around and adjusting the brake package. Our Performance Friction brakes package has been outstanding this season and we're confident in what we'll have at Watkins Glen this week Virginia International next week."
Watkins Glen has the challenge of tight corners with lengthy stretches of all out side by side racing. Little knows that in addition to having a solid brake package, horsepower will be important this weekend.
"With the long straightaways at Watkins Glen you have to have horsepower to run strong in the those sections of the track where passing is key. We've been fast all year long, picked up a pole at Iowa Speedway last week and had the power when we needed at New Hampshire a few weeks ago. I know we're ready to run well this week in the Bully Hill Vineyards 125," said the driver of the NASCAR Technical Institute Chevrolet.