SHERRILLS FORD, N.C. — Third-generation NASCAR driver Jesse Little, has been signed to drive for Coulter Motorsports in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East.
The high school sophomore will make his debut on Labor Day weekend at the historic Greenville-Pickens Speedway as the half-mile hosts the Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 140.
Little has made selected starts in the series in 2012 including Richmond Int’l Raceway in April where he became the youngest driver to ever take the green flag in the series. Posting an 11th place finish in the Blue Ox 100 gave Little his highest finish in his brief K&N Pro Series career.
Little will be building for a run toward the 2013 K&N Pro Series East championship and rookie-of-the-year honors.
“I like to set high goals for myself. I feel personal goals should be difficult to attain, something you have to work very hard for,” Little said. “My goals next year are to qualify well for each race, top-10 at most races and on the pole at two events. In addition my goals are to finish every race, including the top-10 at most events and the top-five in five of the races on the schedule. We will also focus as a team on building towards winning my first K&N Pro Series event in my first full-season of competition.”
Leading Little’s team at Coulter Motorsports is Kris Bowen, a veteran crew member of the organization.
“Jesse Little is a proven racer who I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with,” Bowen said. “He has excelled at every level to date and I know with our (Coulter Motorsports) guidance and mentoring Jesse will be a strong force in the NASCAR K&N Series. Our racing family grew with the addition of Jesse and his family and we look forward to developing his young career.”