SHERRILLS FORD, North Carolina (May 26, 2017)- 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.
“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. The team will be making its 5th Truck Series start and has 51 K&N Pro Series East and West starts since 2012 including two victories and SUNOCO Rookie of the Year award.