Jesse Little Set for Coulter Motorsports Debut at Greenville-Pickens Speedway
The upcoming Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 140 at Greenville-Pickens Speedway set for Monday night will bring plenty of excitement for NASCAR K&N Pro Series fans and drivers. One driver in particular, Jesse Little, is more excited then most as he will be making his debut with a new race team as he gets behind the wheel of his No. 97 Coulter Motorsports Hurst Chevrolet.
With crew chief Kris Bowen calling the shots atop the pit box, Little welcomes the chance to embark on his new endeavor in the top NASCAR development series in the country. “Kris and I get along great, we enjoy working with each other and I have complete trust in him. I feel that this Monday will prove a lot and show how much of a force we can be. I would love to have a solid top five coming out of Monday, I feel that the team and I are capable of that and who knows, we may even be able to squeeze out a win,” Little said.
With crew chief Kris Bowen calling the shots atop the pit box, Little welcomes the chance to embark on his new endeavor in the top NASCAR development series in the country.
“Kris and I get along great, we enjoy working with each other and I have complete trust in him. I feel that this Monday will prove a lot and show how much of a force we can be. I would love to have a solid top five coming out of Monday, I feel that the team and I are capable of that and who knows, we may even be able to squeeze out a win,” Little said.
Also making its debut will be a brand new racecar with Little putting it into action after testing the Impala at Greenville-Pickens earlier in the month.
“This is a brand new composite body car that we tested at Greenville-Pickens a couple weeks ago. New cars have some unknowns, but I am confident that we will have great success. The car is slightly different from our steel body car, which I raced previously. One thing we'll work hard to have at Greenville-Pickens this weekend is good forward bite out of this new car and I believe Kris and the team will be able to give me the adjustments we need to be successful.”
To prepare for his Coulter Motorsports debut Little has spent much of the month of August racing at Greenville-Pickens in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series with his Hurst Motorsports late model. Adjusting to a racing line that will work for the K&N Pro Series racecar has been the goal of running at the South Carolina half-mile, according to Little.
“The power of K&N cars makes you work on saving tires as opposed to the late model that's more of a hammer down style in race trim. I found out a lot regarding the driving line that I know will transfer to Monday night's race at Greenville-Pickens by competing in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series the last month. I'm more comfortable with the line and learned a lot for sure with regards to what not to do in traffic and in running a certain line.”
Pouring all of his energy into Monday night's race and then returning to high school the next morning has weighed on Little's mind. Should the team come out of the weekend with a solid run his classes on Tuesday will be that much more rewarding.
“School the next morning will be rough for sure. If we come out with a good finish it will make Tuesday morning much easier for me to adjust to the day. We're excited to be heading to Greenville-Pickens and have a lot of support from family, friends and sponsors to make the weekend possible.”
To run the remainder of the 2012 season and prepare for a chance to win the 2013 Sunoco Rookie of the Year crown on the NASCAR K&N Pro Series takes the backing of those that have been with Little throughout his budding NASCAR career, and the addition of new sponsors.
“We're excited to have the NASCAR Technical Institute join our program this week. The school provides a great learning environment for students and we're happy to share their message with race fans beginning this weekend."
“I also want to thank Hurst Motorsports, Racing Electronics, Precision Collision, Five Star Race Car Bodies and the Bob Bondurant Driving School for supporting us. We're looking forward to having them onboard this weekend at Greenville-Pickens Speedway and on the K&N Pro Series races we're running in the month of September along with our NASCAR Whelen All-American events. Without each one of our sponsors running at a consistent pace would not be possible.”
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