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AGE: 17 years old

RESIDES: Menlo Park, CA

2022 Car Line-Up:  ARCA Menards Series, Super Late Models, Trans Am TA/2

 

 

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BIOGRAPHY

Jesse Love started his racing career at five in quarter-midgets. He never stops pushing the team, its drivers, and crew.  He has racked up numerous Regional, Track, State, and National championships.  He is commonly known around the tracks as “The Hammer”. In 2020 Jesse became the youngest driver to win the ARCA Series West Championship in NASCAR History and then repeated that accomplishment in 2021!

2017 Racing Season

  • 51Fifty Jr Late Model Championship
  • 5 wins 3 in a row in 8 starts

2018 Racing Season

  • 51Fifty Jr Late Model Championship (4 wins, 7 top 3s in 8 starts)
  • BCRA Midget Series Championship (Youngest winner in history at 13)
  • INEX Road Course World Champion 5wins in 8 starts

2019 Racing Season

  • Competed in over 120 races
  • POWRi Midget Racing Series (Keith Kunz Motorsports KKM)
  • SRL Southwest Super Late Models (Naake-Klauer Motorsports)
  • Winged Sprint Cars (360 & 410 Harley VanDyne Motorsports)

2020 Racing Season

  • 2020 ARCA Menards Series West Champion (Bill McAnally Racing)
  • Youngest ARCA Series Champion in NASCAR History
  • ARCA Menards Series West Rookie of the Year
  • Racing Reference "Rising Star" of the year.
  • Selected 19th in the Speed51 Short Track Draft
  • Competed in over 80 races in 20 states.

2021 Racing Season

  • ARCA Menards Series West Championship (Bill McAnally Racing)
  • West Series 2 wins, 4 top 5s
  • ARCA Menards Series 1 win, 5 top 5s, 8 top 10s (Venturini Motorsports)
  • Super Late model 1 win, 6 top 5s, 11 top 10s (Chris Wimmer Motorsports)

In 2022 Jesse will compete in the ARCA Menards Series at tracks under 1 1/2 miles due to age restrictions for Venturini Motorsports. Jesse will also return to Wimmer Motorsports for selected Super Late Model events throughout the year. Jesse returns to the dirt in January at the 36th running of the Chili Bowl Nationals with Keith Kunz Motorsports. Plans are also in place to run selected Trans-AM TA2 events with details to be released soon.

ACHIEVEMENTS

2021 ARCA Menards Series West Series

  • 2021 Championship
  • 2 wins, 4 top 5s

2021 ARC Series and East Series

  • 1 win, 5 top 5s, 8 top 10s

2021 Super Late Model

  • 1 win, 6 top 5s, 11 top 10s

2020 ARCA MENARDS WEST SERIES

  • 2020 Championship
  • 3 wins, 9 top 5's, 10 Top 10's
  • Youngest ARCA Champion in History
  • 2020 ARCA West Rookie of the Year
  • Racing Reference Rising Star Award
  • Selected 19th in the Speed51 Short Track Draft

2019 SPEARS SRL SOUTHWEST TOUR

  • Runner Up, Rookie of the Year
  • Kern County, Top Five
  • 6 Top Tens

2019 BCRA MIDGET SERIES (4 Wins in 4 Starts, Did not compete for Championship Points)

  • BCRA Win, Madera, Vukovich Classic
  • BCRA Win, Madera, Gerhardt Classic
  • BCRA Win, Stockton, Tom Manning Memorial
  • BCRA Win, Kern (Dirt)

2018 MavTV 51Fifty Series: Wins/Achievements: (4 Wins:  2018 Champion)

  • April 2018: Win
  • May 2018: Win
  • June  2018: Win
  • October 2018: Win

2018 BCRA Midget Series Championship [7]

  • 11 Top Ten's
  • 9 Top Five's
  • 4 Wins [6]

2018 INEX Road Course World Championship

  • 2019 California State Champion for Pro Road Course Class

2017 USAC: Wins/Achievements

  • USAC HPD Win, Chowchilla, CA (Dirt) 2017
  • USAC HPD Win, Madera, CA (Pavement) 2017
  • USAC HPD Win, Madera, CA (Pavement) 2017
  • USAC HPD Win, Las Vegas, NV (Pavement) 2017
  • USAC HPD Win, Kern, CA (Dirt) 2017
  • USAC HPD Win, Ventura, CA (Dirt) 2017
  • USAC HPD Western Overall Champion 2017
  • USAC HPD Western Pavement Champion 2017 [5]
  • USAC HPD Western Dirt Champion 2017

2017 MavTV 51Fifty Series: Wins/Achievements: (5 Wins: Most Wins in Series: 2017 Champion)

  • March 2017: Win
  • April 2017: Win
  • May 2017: Win
  • August  2017: Win
  • October 2017: Win

2016 INEX Bandolero Silver State Championship 

  • INEX Bandolero-4 Wins on Road Course
  • INEX Bandolero-3 Fast Times
  • INEX Bandolero-Orange Show-Win
  • INEX Bandolero-Las Vegas-Three Wins
  • INEX Bandolero-Rookie of the Year 2016 (Runner-up in Championship)

2016 USAC HPD Dirt and Asphalt

  • USAC HPD Win, Lemoore, CA (Dirt) 2016
  • USAC HPD Win, Las Vegas, NV (Pavement) 2016
  • USAC HPD Win, Ventura, CA (Dirt) 2016
  • USAC HPD Western Overall Champion 2016 [3]
  • USAC HPD Western Dirt Champion 2016 [4]

 

2015 USAC HPD Dirt and Asphalt

  • USAC HPD Win, Madera, CA (Restricted-Pavement) 2015
  • USAC HPD Win, Ventura, CA (Restricted-Dirt) 2015
  • USAC HPD Win, Meridian, ID (Restricted-Pavement) 2015
  • USAC HPD Win, Madera, CA “Harvest Classic” (Restricted-Pavement) 2015
  • USAC Western States Overall “Rookie of the Year” 2015 [1]
  • USAC Western States Champion (Restricted) 2015 [2]
  • Madera Loan Mart Speedway Points Champion (Restricted) 2015

[1] Youngest USAC HPD Midget Western States Restricted Champion.

[2] Youngest USAC HPD Midget Western States Overall “Rookie of the Year” in over 60 years of USAC history!

[3] Youngest USAC HPD Midget Western States Overall Champion.

[4] Youngest USAC HPD Midget Western States Dirt Champion.

[5] Youngest and first driver in the history of USAC series to Win the “Triple Crown” all three Championships in a single season.

[6] Youngest driver ever to win a full-size midget race

[7] Youngest driver to win a BCRA Midget Championship

2011 - 2014 Highlights

  • Baylands Rookie of the Year 2011
  • Baylands Most Improved Driver-Junior Honda 2012
  • California States Race Winner-Junior Honda 2013
  • California States Race Winner-Junior Stock 2013
  • California States Race Winner-Light 160 2013
  • Good Times, Club Championship, Junior Honda 2013
  • Good Times, Club Championship, Junior Stock 2013
  • Good Times, Club Championship, Lt. 160 2013
  • Winter Nationals Winner Junior Stock 2013
  • California Regional Championship Junior Stock 2013
  • California Monza Track Record, Capital-Sr. Stock 2014
  • California Monza Track Record, Capital-Mod 2014
  • California Monza Track Record, American-B 2014
  • Good Times, Track Record Holder, B 2014
  • California Monza Track Record, Baylands, Mod 2014
  • Baylands, Track Record Holder, B-2014
  • Good Times, Club Championship, Mod 2014
  • Tri-Valley, Track Record Holder, Mod 2014
  • California Monza Championship Sr. Stock 2014
  • California Monza Championship Mod 2014
  • California Monza Championship Sr. B 2014
  • Over 100+ Main Event Wins in QMA in 3 seasons

 

LOVE MOTORSPORTS TEAM

MISSION STATEMENT

Love Motorsports' mission is to go as fast and as far as we can in auto sports.  We insist on competing every week with a team-first approach to auto sports with an emphasis on ethics.  We love to win, but if we don't do it fairly, within the rules, it’s not a win for us.  We also place primary focus at every event upon our driver(s) and our team.  If the driver won, but the team is at each other’s' throats, we are doing something wrong and it's not a “win” for us.  We try to learn something every time we hit the track.  We strive to improve every time we show up.  We endeavor to be there for others as they have been there for us.  We want to race the best and if someone needs help to get the car on the track, we try to give it to them.  Win, lose or draw, we are grateful to be living our dream, every day, both on and off the track!

2022 RACE TEAM & SUPPORT LINEUP

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Venturini Motorsports

Venturini Motorsports (VMS) remains true to its humble beginnings by continuing to field entries in the feeder series of ARCA and cultivating tomorrow’s drivers, mechanics, crew chiefs, and pit crew members.

VMS is committed to the ARCA Racing Series. Considered one of the cornerstone teams in the series, VMS has called ARCA home for the last 30-years. We pride ourselves on developing successful long-term relationships.

The company has had great success developing drivers and other team members to participate in premier levels of NASCAR competition. Such notable drivers include Joey Logano, Erik Jones, William Byron, Justin Allgaier, Alex Bowman, Brian Scott, Ryan Blaney, Brennan Poole, Daniel Suarez, Brandon Jones, and John Wes Townley.

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Wimmer Motorsports

Wimmer Motorsports was established in 2018 by veteran racecar driver and crew chief Chris Wimmer.  Offering race programs, car set-up, and maintenance, car builds, and consulting, Wimmer Motorsports offers top-notch services to drivers and teams across the country.

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Duke Love

Jess Love, a.k.a "Duke" grew up racing Quarter Midgets. Duke has raced sprint cars and midgets throughout his career. He occasionally hops in the team's backup car to give his son, Jesse, a chance at bragging rights by beating his old man.

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Dustin Edge 

Dustin "Edge of Glory" Edge is the latest addition to the Love Motorsports team. Dustin proudly serves his country as an Airman Third Class in the United States Air Force.  Dustin has an unlimited supply of energy and is constantly checking and double-checking all aspects of the cars. Dustin also travels extensively with the team and independently with Jesse. We are extremely grateful that Dustin has decided to join our crazy circus.

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Brett Mizeur

Brett Mizeur was born in Springfield IL. and attended the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana before heading west and graduating from the University of California, Berkeley. Brett spent some time in banking, a couple of start-ups, and then pursued a career in public services in both Law Enforcement and as a Park Ranger. During that time, he also was involved in the log home industry. Brett has three boys and recently retired and looking for the next challenge, being an avid racing fan he has joined the JLR team in the Partnership Relations capacity.

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Rod Wortham

Rod is the Founder and CEO of Race Face Brand Development a full-service marketing and branding agency that works exclusively with young drivers to develop a strong and resonant personal brand using cutting-edge digital and social media solutions and strategies. He also hosts the online TV program Race Face TV that will cover Jesse throughout the 2021 season with weekly driver updates and "Drive-In- 5" a behind the wheel weekly Podcast.

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Lorin Ranier

Lorin Ranier has been in the sport of NASCAR his entire life and has developed a reputation as one of the best talent spotters and driver development experts in the business. Over the years, Lorin has worked with drivers like Davey Allison, Tony Stewart, Jimmie Johnson, Matt Kenseth, and Kyle Larson just to name a few. The Ranier name is legendary in the sport of NASCAR racing. Lorin’s father, Harry Ranier, owned cars driven by Cale Yarborough, Buddy Baker, Bobby Allison, and Davey Allison. The Ranier Racing team won the 1980 Daytona 500 with Baker and won the 500 again in 1983 with Yarborough.