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BIOGRAPHY

Jesse Love started his career in Quarter Midgets at age 5. He achieved multiple track, regional, state, and national championships. He has since earned five USAC Championships, USAC Rookie of the Year, seven wins with INEX Silver State series in Las Vegas, Jr Late Model track record holder at both Madera Speedway and Las Vegas Motor Speedway, and the INEX Rookie of the Year.

2017 and 2018 MavTV 51Fifty Energy Drink Late Model Champion

In the 2017 eight race series, he achieved an astonishing 5 Wins breaking the existing records for most Wins in a season and most consecutive Wins (3). In 2018 he won his second consecutive 51Fifty Jr late Model Championship bringing home 7 top-three finishes including 4 wins.

2018 BCRA Midget Series Champion

Jesse Love, at the age of 13, made US history this summer when he became the youngest ever winner in a full-size midget series race, accomplishing the feat while racing in the BCRA Midget Series.  He finished the season off with two more wins in the series and won the overall Championship, the youngest racer ever to do so.

2018 INEX Road Course World Champion

51 FIFTY Toyota Racing Development driver Jesse Love takes down the WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP WIN at the INEX Road-course World Championships at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Jesse competed in the Young Lion division. He qualified with his Silver State Championship earlier in the year... he won 5 out of the 8 races. By winning the World Championship in Young Lion, he also earned a provisional to the Pro Division Race. He tagged the rear of the 23 car field and finished with a Top 10 in his first ever Pro start.

Jesse is an official Toyota Racing Development Driver and will represent TRD in 2019 racing for Keith Kunz Motorsports (KKM) in the POWRi National Midget League. 

AGE: 14 years old

RESIDES: Menlo Park, CA

2019 Car Line-Up:  POWRi National Midget League, SRL Southwest Late Model Tour, Winged Sprint Cars, more to come.

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ACHIEVEMENTS

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

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

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]

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

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

[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

THE LOVE MOTORSPORTS TEAM

OUR MISSION

Love Motorsports mission is to go as fast and as far as we can in autosports. We have a faith-based, team-first approach to autosports. We love to win, but if we don't do it fairly, ethically and within the rules and guidelines, it is not truly a win. Our primary focus is to develop our drivers, and we demand communication, cooperation, and respect within and between the confines of the team. We strive to improve every time we show up and learn every time we go out. We believe in paying it forward and will help other teams get their cars on the track and will lend a helping hand whenever possible. Win, lose or draw, we are grateful to be living our dream - both on and off the track!

2019 RACE TEAM & SUPPORT LINEUP

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Keith Kunz

Keith Kunz is the owner of Keith Kunz Motorsports (KKM) and he is the closest thing short-track racing has to a kingmaker these days. Since 2001, he has operated Keith Kunz Motorsports out of this shop in Columbus, Ind. and only the top racers in the country have had the opportunity to sit behind the wheel of his cars, drivers include Tony Stewart, Christopher Bell, Cole Whitt, Kyle Larson, Rico Abreu and more. 

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Mike Naake

Mike Naake is the owner of Naake Motorsports and has an alliance with Tom Klauer Motorsports to form Naake-Klauer Motorsports. They field cars in the NASCAR K&N, Pacific Challenge Series, 51Fifty Jr Late Model Series and SLR Late Model Series.  Jesse will be driving again for Naake-Klauer Motorsports out of Sacramento, CA for the 2019 SRL  Southwest Tour Late Model ten race series.

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Harley VanDyke

Harley VanDyke is the owner of Harley Van Dyke Motorsports and fields cars in several winged sprint car series across the country. In 2019 Jesse Love will run 14 races in the number 5H on both the West Coast and in the Midwest. The infamous winged sprint cars are fan favorites no matter what national series they follow.

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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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Nick Stafford

Nick Stafford, an accomplished QMA driver, and National Champion has been "on the box" with Jesse throughout the USAC and Late Model career. Nitro Nick is a calming force in the pits, ever mindful of chassis adjustments throughout the night.  Nick consistently provides race-ready cars for Jesse and keeps the team on track with set up notes and changes.  

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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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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.

 

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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 2019 season with weekly driver updates and "Drive-In- 5" a behind the wheel weekly Podcast.