Visit Kingsport to return to JJL Motorsports for upcoming Truck Series race at Bristol

SHERRILLS FORD, N.C.: JJL Motorsports proudly announced today that Visit Kingsport will return as the co-primary marketing partner for driver Jesse Little in the upcoming NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (NGOTS) UNOH 200 race at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway on Thurs., Aug. 15.

Promoting the city’s “Get Into the Outdoors” campaign, Kingsport offers a variety of activities including hiking, biking and zip-lining at Bays Mountain Park and Planetarium, kayaking on the Holston River – or at sunset enjoying the overall beauty of Kingsport while sipping on the city’s original Long Island Iced Tea.

“I’m really looking forward to having Visit Kingsport back on our truck for Bristol,” said driver Jesse Little. “Bristol is one of my favorite race tracks and to have the support of a local partner makes the race that much important not only for me but for our JJL Motorsports team.

To help promote the partnership, Little and Visit Kingsport will have their No. 97 JJL Motorsports Ford F-150 on display at the Kingsport Race Party in conjunction with the World Long Drive Tour event onMon. Aug. 12, where the duo will also announce the winners of their social media promotion where three winners and a guest will have an opportunity to join Little and his team on the sidelines for a night in Thunder Valley.

“We are proud to partner with Jesse Little and the JJL Motorsports team again this year as the NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series takes on The Last Great Colosseum,” said Jud Teague, Executive Director, Visit Kingsport.

“We’re excited to kick off race week with Jesse and his team at the Kingsport Race Party on Monday, August 12, in conjunction with the Tennessee Big Shots World Long Drive event. We hope race fans and first timers alike will take in the UNOH 200 on August 15 and extend their stay to enjoy all of the racing action and discover all that Kingsport and our region have to offer.”

JJL Motorsports also announced that Skuttle Tight, a Willmar, Minn.-based manufacturer that offers two insulted attic access system that are easy to install will also serve as the additional co-primary marketing partner for the 17th NGOTS race of the season.

Little, a NASCAR Next alumnus will make his 30th career NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series start at the “World’s Fastest-Half Mile” and fourth overall at Bristol.

Little, the son of former Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Chad Little is a former pole winner at Bristol for the K&N Pro Series East race in Apr. 2015.

The UNOH 200 is set for Thurs., Aug. 15 with coverage on FOX Sports 1 (FS1), the Motor Racing Network (MRN) and SiriusXM Satellite Radio Channel 90. Event coverage begins at 8:30 p.m. (ET).

For all that Visit Kingsport has to offer, please visit visitkingsport.com.

For more on Skuttle Tight, please visit skuttle-tight.com or by calling 1-866-SKUTTLE. Also visit them on Facebook (Skuttle Tight Inc.) or on Twitter @SkuttleTight.

For more on Jesse Little, please like him on Facebook at Jesse Little Racing.

Little tweets too. Follow him @JesseLittle97.

For additional information on JJL Motorsports, please visit JJLRacing.com.

JJL Motorsports tweets too. Follow them @JJL_Motorsports.

About JJL Motorsports:

JJL Motorsports is a Driver Development program with a vision to build long-term partnerships with drivers and marketing partners in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series and the ARCA Menards Series.

JJL provides a comprehensive driver development program, competition development, and technical services, testing consultation and driver coaching.

In 2019 NASCAR driver Jesse Little and other available drives will be running in select Gander Outdoors Truck Series events and ARCA.

JJL Motorsports and Jesse Little confident about Gateway return

MADISON, Ill. – As the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (NGOTS) treks to World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway, Jesse Little and his JJL Motorsports are confident in their ability to duplicate their top-10 performance from last year and they are excited to announce Skuttle Tight, Grindstaff Rub, and Joe’s Pizza & Pasta with be sponsoring their Ford F150 entry in Saturday night’s CarShield 200 presented by CK Power.

Carrying the colors of Grindstaff Rub last June, Little carried his family-owned team to a solid seventh-place finish after starting ninth. This weekend, the Sherrills Ford, N.C.-based team hopes for more of the same.

“I feel pretty good about going back to Gateway in our Skuttle Tight Ford F150,” said Little. “We have a good notebook from last year and we’re upbeat about our on-track performance from Iowa, so I’m very optimistic that we can not only get back to Gateway and repeat our run from last year but perhaps have an even better finish.”

Extending their support this weekend to Gateway is Willmar, Minn.-based manufacturer Skuttle Tight who offers two insulted attic access systems that are easy to install.

“Skuttle Tight decided and is proud to add another race with Little after the success at Iowa and the success throughout Willmar, Minnesota area with several regional based companies,” said company president Chad Kompelien.

Additionally, Grindstaff Rub with their new Kickin Carolina Sauce returns to the organization one year after their debut with Little and company last year in St. Louis.

Founded in 2016 by U.S. Air Force veteran and restaurant entrepreneur Jim Grindstaff, Grindstaff Rub Co. started as a BBQ rub company initially releasing All Purpose and Three Kings rubs, however, the company’s success has evolved into a brand and lifestyle since releasing their own version of a Bloody Mary mix and their new Kickin’ Carolina Sauce.

Now, the Belleville, Ill. company – located just 10 miles east of St. Louis, Mo. – – the heart of Midwest BBQ country, products can found in over 50 retailers within the St. Louis and metro-east area; as well as online at grindstaffrubs.com.

“I’m so appreciative for the continued support of Skuttle Tight, Grindstaff Rub and its new Kickin’ Carolina Sauce, and it’s great to have local favorite Joe’s Pizza and Pasta onboard,” added Little who will make his second start at WWTR. “Without the support of these great companies, we would not be racing. Sponsorship is so difficult today in Motorsports, so we don’t take our relationship with them or any of our partners for granted and hope they will consider doing more races in 2019.  I can’t wait to visit Joe’s Pizza and Pasta Columbia and enjoy the great environment and see all the fans.

“I know our JJL Motorsports team is working hard to bring them a fast, competitive truck so we can end our stretch of races with some momentum on our side.”

For the 11th Gander Truck Series race of the season, JJL Motorsports welcomes Joe’s Pizza and Pasta Columbia (117 N Main St, Columbia, Illinois 62236) onboard in an associate role. And to help kick-off the partnership, Little and his team will display their No. 97 Ford F-150 on Wednesday, June 18, 2019.

From 4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. CT, Little will meet and greet with customers, take pictures, sign autographs and unveil a new Skuttle Tight contest that will make someone’s summer more enjoyable.

With a push towards summer attire, JJL Motorsports also offered an updated inventory of items on their official online store which now includes a new tee-shirt design available in several different sizes.

Be sure to stay tuned to JJL Motorsports and Jesse Little’s social media platforms where an upcoming contest will allow you the opportunity to win a pair of Skuttle Tight-themed cornhole boards for your summer extravaganza.

Parker FiberNet, Visit Kingsport, PFC Brakes and Dkota Investments will also be showcased in Little’s 29th career start.

The CarShield 200 presented by CK Power (160 laps|120 miles) is the 11th of 23 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series races on the 2019 schedule. Practice begins on Sat., June 22 from 10:35 a.m. – 11:25 a.m. A final practice session is set for 12:35 p.m. – 1:25 p.m. Qualifying is set for later in the day beginning at 5:40 p.m. The 32-truck field will take the green flag shortly after 9:00 p.m. with live coverage on FOX Sports 1 (FS1), the Motor Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (Satellite Radio, Channel 90). All times are local (Central).

For more on Skuttle Tight, please visit skuttle-tight.com or by calling 1-866-SKUTTLE. Also, visit them on Facebook (Skuttle Tight Inc.) or on Twitter @SkuttleTight.

For more on the Grindstaff Rub. Co and their products, please visit grindstaffrubs.com.

To learn more about Parker FiberNet, please visit parkersystems.net.

Visit Dkota Investments online at dkota.biz.

For all that Visit Kingsport has to offer, please visit visitkingsport.com.

For more on Jesse Little, please like him on Facebook at Jesse Little Racing.

Little tweets too. Follow him @JesseLittle97.

For additional information on JJL Motorsports, please visit JJLRacing.com.

JJL Motorsports tweets too. Follow them @JJL_Motorsports.

With plenty of support, JJL Motorsports and Jesse Little head to Iowa Speedway

NEWTON, Iowa – It’s been a busy week for JJL Motorsports and driver Jesse Little.

With a huge marketing push from Skuttle Tight, a Willmar, Minn.-based manufacturer that offers two insulted attic access system that are easy to install, nearly 30 companies have pledged their support to join JJL Motorsports as an associate marketing partner for Saturday night’s M&M’s 200 presented Casey’s General Store at Iowa Speedway.

After spending the week handling off-track responsibilities, Little and his Bill Henderson-led crew trek to Iowa Speedway looking to give the partners a strong finish under the Midwest lights.

“I’ve always loved competing at Iowa Speedway,” said Little. “For a short track, Iowa is such a large place with plenty of space to race.

“Whether you’re at the top, at the bottom and even sometimes in the middle, it’s multi-grooved race track provides great opportunity to put on a great race but also the opportunity for a smaller team like ours to step up to the podium and leave our mark.”

Iowa happens to be the spot of Little’s career best finish in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series. After starting ninth last June, Little rallied to earn a career-best sixth.

With a lot of work into their program since their most recent race at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway last month, Little is determined to build off his result from last summer and earn his third straight top-10 finish at the iconic Midwest short track.

“We had a really good truck at Iowa last year,” Little recalled. “There’s no doubt that we can go to the track this weekend and produce similar results. And that’s our plan. With all of the support to get us to the race track – this race means a little more to us too – and I’m hopeful we can contend for a top-five finish on Saturday night.”

In addition to Skuttle Tight, the No. 97 Ford F-150 will adorn the logos of BAM, BJ Electric, BK Plumbing, CDS, Fenstra Insurance, Fireside Hearth & Home, Floor To Ceiling, General Mailing, Hair Spys, Iowa Speedway, Johns Machine, KRA Speedway, Lakeland Broadcast, Luminaries LTD, Miller Sanitation, MKCH, Perkins Lumber, Print Masters, Project Build, Quick Signs, Quality Title, Ramaker, Ruffs Wings, Rule Tire & Auto, Thermoseal, Thurston Inc., Tony Iams Trucking, TPI Hospitality, Uncommon and Willmar Forklift.

“The overwhelming support for Iowa is so much appreciated,” said driver Jesse Little.

“Skuttle Tight has been a great partner of ours and for them to take the initiative and help drum up additional support so we can race Iowa is very humbling for me as a driver and I feel indebted to them for making it all happen.

“We have a lot to be excited about heading to Iowa it’s a track that I enjoy competing at, so I’m eager to get out there and bring everyone a good finishes.”

This week, JJL Motorsports also offered an updated inventory of items on their official online store which now includes a new tee-shirt design available in several different sizes.

Be sure to stay tuned to JJL Motorsports and Jesse Little’s social media platforms where an upcoming contest will allow you the opportunity to win a pair of Skuttle Tight-themed cornhole boards for your summer extravaganza.

Parker FiberNet, Visit Kingsport, Grindstaff Rub, PFC Brakes and Dkota Investments will also be showcased in Little’s 28th career start.

The M&M’s 200 (200 laps|175 miles) is the 10th of 23 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series races on the 2019 schedule. Practice begins on Sat., June 15 from 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. A final practice session is set for 10:30 a.m. – 11:55 a.m. Qualifying is set for later in the day beginning at 4:35 p.m. The 32-truck field will take the green flag shortly after 7:30 p.m. with live coverage on FOX Sports 1 (FS1), the Motor Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (Satellite Radio, Channel 90). All times are local (Central).

For more on Skuttle Tight, please visit skuttle-tight.com or by calling 1-866-SKUTTLE. Also, visit them on Facebook (Skuttle Tight Inc.) or on Twitter @SkuttleTight.

To learn more about Parker FiberNet, please visit parkersystems.net.

Visit Dkota Investments online at dkota.biz.

For all that Visit Kingsport has to offer, please visit visitkingsport.com.

For more on the Grindstaff Rub. Co and their products, please visit grindstaffrubs.com.

For more on Jesse Little, please like him on Facebook at Jesse Little Racing.

Little tweets too. Follow him @JesseLittle97.

For additional information on JJL Motorsports, please visit JJLRacing.com.

JJL Motorsports tweets too. Follow them @JJL_Motorsports.

Partners rally together to send JJL Motorsports to Iowa

SHERRILLS FORD, N.C. – An innovative idea has paid off for JJL Motorsports and driver Jesse Little that will propel them to competing in the upcoming NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (NGOTS) race at Iowa Speedway.

With a huge marketing push from Skuttle Tight, a Willmar, Minn.-based manufacturer that offers two insulted attic access system that are easy to install, nearly 30 companies have pledged their support to join JJL Motorsports as an associate marketing partner for the upcoming M&M’s 200 presented Casey’s General Store at the 0.875-mile short track on June 15.

In addition to Skuttle Tight, the No. 97 Ford F-150 will adorn the logos of BAM, BJ Electric, BK Plumbing, CDS, Fenstra Insurance, Fireside Hearth & Home, Floor To Ceiling, General Mailing, Hair Spys, Iowa Speedway, Johns Machine, KRA Speedway, Lakeland Broadcast, Luminaries LTD, Miller Sanitation, MKCH, Perkins Lumber, Print Masters, Project Build, Quick Signs, Quality Title, Ramaker, Ruffs Wings, Rule Tire & Auto, Thermoseal, Thurston Inc., Tony Iams Trucking, TPI Hospitality, Uncommon and Willmar Forklift.

“The overwhelming support for Iowa is so much appreciated,” said driver Jesse Little.

“Skuttle Tight has been a great partner of ours and for them to take the initiative and help drum up additional support so we can race Iowa and we’re hopeful in the coming weeks we can get more support for Gateway too. The effort by everyone though is just very humbling for our small race team.

“We have a lot to be excited about heading to Iowa it’s a track that I enjoy competing at, so I’m eager to get out there and bring everyone a good finish.”

To help kick off the partnership, Little and his No. 97 JJL Motorsports F-150 will appear at Ruff’s Wings and Sports Bar (2100 US-12, Willmar, MN 56201) on June 11 from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. with an official meet and greet with Little and members of his team.

The event is open to the public and local media are encouraged to attend.

The following day June 12, Little and his posse will make visits to his new partners who are either local Minn.-based or regional based companies.

Business Facebook @ Website Business Overview
BJ Electric https://www.facebook.com/pages/B-J-Lake-Region-Electric/125656644154696 Residential and Commercial Electric
BK Plumbing https://www.facebook.com/Bk-Plumbing-Heating-164575353569511/ Residential and Commercial Plumbing
CDS cdscpa www.cdscpa.com Certified Public Accountants
Fenstra Insurance https://www.facebook.com/Fenstra-Insurance-185243781517546/ http://www.fenstrainsurance.com/ Insurance
Fireside Hearth & Home firesidewillmar http://www.firesidehp.com/ Fireplace install and Service
Floor To Ceiling   https://www.ftcwillmar.com/ Floor Covering, Cabinets and More
Willmar Forklift willmarforklift http://www.willmarforklift.com/ Forklift Sales, Rental and Service
General Mailing   Shipping and Mailing Service
Hair Spys hairspys http://hairspys.com/ Certified Lice Treatment
Johns Machine vetterengines http://vetterengines.com/ Machine Shop, Custom Engine Builder
KRA Speedway kraspeedway http://www.kraspeedway.com/ Local Dirt Track
Lakeland Broadcast( 4-Radio) lakelandbroadcasting https://www.willmarradio.com/ Family of 4 Local Radio Stations
Luminaries LTD luminariesltd http://www.luminariesltd.com/ Lighting, Furniture and Home Décor
Miller Sanitation millersanitationmn Residential and Commercial Garbage Service
MKCH mkchinc www.mkchinc.com General Contractor, Custom Home Builder, Remodeler
Perkins Lumber https://www.facebook.com/Perkins-Lumber-Co-Inc-1382649411763203/ http://www.perkinslumber.net/ Building Material Retailer
Print Masters printmastersofwillmar https://www.printmastersofwillmar.com/ Design Copy and Print Services
Quick Signs quicksignsofwillmar https://www.printmastersofwillmar.com/ Signs, Vehicle Graphics, Apparel and Promotional Items
Quality Title https://www.facebook.com/pages/Quality-Title-of-Willmar/789900264473069 http://qualitytitlewillmar.com/index.html Title Company, Closing Services and Title Insurance
Ramaker ramakerassociates https://www.ramaker.com/ Architecture and Engineering Services
Ruffs Wings ruffswingsandsportsbar https://www.ruffswings.com/ Wings and Sports Bar
Rule Tire & Auto https://www.facebook.com/Rule-Tire-Auto-146265685412510/ https://www.ruletire.net/ Tires, Auto Repair and Plows
Thermoseal https://www.facebook.com/ThermoSeal-Insulation-300138143374554/ https://www.thermosealinsulationmn.com/ Residential and Commercial Insulation Services
Thurston Inc http://www.thurstoninc.net/ Seed Brokerage Firm
Tony Iams Trucking Trucking Company
TPI Hopitality tpihospitality https://www.tpihospitality.com/ Hotel, Restaurant, Resort Developer and Operator
Uncommon uncommonusa http://www.uncommonflagpoles.com/ “Original” Telescoping Flag Pole
Project Build projectbuildmn https://projectbuildmn.org/ Skilled Trades Awareness Coalition
BAM buildersassociationofminnesota https://www.bamn.org/ Minnesota State Association for the Building Industry

In addition Parker FiberNet, Visit Kingsport, Grindstaff Rub, PFC Brakes, Penske Shocks and Dkota Investments will be showcased in Little’s 28th career start.

Before Iowa Speedway, JJL Motorsports will have an updated inventory of items on their official online store which will include a new tee-shirt design available in several different sizes.

Be sure to stay tuned to JJL Motorsports and Jesse Little’s social media platforms where an upcoming contest will allow you the opportunity to win a pair of Skuttle Tight-themed cornhole boards for your summer extravaganza.

For more on Skuttle Tight, please visit skuttle-tight.com or by calling 1-866-SKUTTLE. Also, visit them on Facebook (Skuttle Tight Inc.) or on Twitter @SkuttleTight.

To learn more about Parker FiberNet, please visit parkersystems.net.

Visit Dkota Investments online at dkota.biz.

For all that Visit Kingsport has to offer, please visit visitkingsport.com.

For more on the Grindstaff Rub. Co and their products, please visit grindstaffrubs.com.

For more on Jesse Little, please like him on Facebook at Jesse Little Racing.

Little tweets too. Follow him @JesseLittle97.

For additional information on JJL Motorsports, please visit JJLRacing.com.

JJL Motorsports tweets too. Follow them @JJL_Motorsports.

Jesse Little; JJL Motorsports determined to shine at Charlotte Motor Speedway

CONCORD, N.C. – For Jesse Little and his JJL Motorsports team, Friday night’s North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway is their Super Bowl event.

Running a limited NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (NGOTS) schedule, the team takes great pride on every race they compete – but when it comes to Charlotte, it’s a prime opportunity to shine at their hometown track.

“I always look forward to Charlotte,” said Little. “It’s an important race for a lot of people. For a lot of my guys, this is their hometown race, so everyone’s morale is up because we feel like can go and put on a show on Friday night.”

Little, a native of Sherrills Ford, N.C. will make his NGOTS start at the 1.5-mile track on Friday night and looks to better his 16th place performance from last May.

“Charlotte’s an extremely fast track and the Trucks put on a great show there,” added Little. “It’s a relatively quick race, so we learned that track position is crucial for this race. We also need to make sure we keep our truck balanced as the track and weather conditions change throughout the day, especially with practice in the morning, qualifying in the afternoon and the race at night.

“We had a good truck last year and were in the hunt for a top-10 finish but had some late race obstacles that prevented us from getting there Despite those obstacles, we fought as a team, learned a lot and wound up with a decent finish.

“Hopefully we can take with what we learned last year and in our races this season and can get our first top-10 on Friday night.”

The team also hopes their performance on Friday night will spark the interest of a potential new marketing partner as the team will compete in the eighth race of the year without the benefit of a primary partner.

“We have a great team who can take a company’s dollar and stretch it a mile,” added Little. “We have a ton of races that we’d like to compete in this summer and surely would welcome the support.

“We know that strong performances will enable us the opportunity to bring new marketing partners to the table and I hope we can go to Charlotte and prove that.”

Without a primary partner, the team is still extremely thankful to have a slew of associate partners who will adorn the team’s truck for Little’s second Charlotte run.

Skuttle Tight, Parker FiberNet, Visit Kingsport, Grindstaff Rub, PFC Brakes and Dkota Investments will be showcased in Little’s 27th career start.

Looking forward, JJL Motorsports continues to work hard on securing additional partners and sponsors for the 2019 season including the upcoming race at Texas Motor Speedway and several races this summer.

“It takes a lot of people and even a bigger effort to get our No. 97 Ford to the track each week,” explained JJL Motorsports team principal Jason Little. “We continue to fight hard and go to the race track every week and give 100 percent. We’d like to increase our schedule this season but need the sponsorship support to make it happen.

“We’re doing a lot of things to try and bring new partners to the table, but we know that performance is everything and if we can go to Charlotte and run competitive, we have another opportunity to tell our story.”

The North Carolina Education Lottery 200 (134 laps| 201 miles) is the eighth of 23 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series races on the 2019 schedule. Practice begins on Fri., May 17 from 9:05 a.m. – 9:55 p.m. A final practice session is set for 10:35 a.m. – 11:25 p.m. Qualifying is set for later in the day beginning at 4:35 p.m. The 32-truck field will take the green flag shortly after 8:30 p.m. with live coverage on FOX Sports 1 (FS1), the Motor Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (Satellite Radio, Channel 90). All times are local (Eastern).

For more on Skuttle Tight, please visit skuttle-tight.com or by calling 1-866-SKUTTLE. Also, visit them on Facebook (Skuttle Tight Inc.) or on Twitter @SkuttleTight.

To learn more about Parker FiberNet, please visit parkersystems.net.

Visit Dkota Investments online at dkota.biz.

For all that Visit Kingsport has to offer, please visit visitkingsport.com.

For more on the Grindstaff Rub. Co and their products, please visit grindstaffrubs.com.

For more on Jesse Little, please like him on Facebook at Jesse Little Racing.

Little tweets too. Follow him @JesseLittle97.

For additional information on JJL Motorsports, please visit JJLRacing.com.

JJL Motorsports tweets too. Follow them @JJL_Motorsports.