Photo Credit: Danielle Trakney

Photo Credit: Danielle Trakney

About Jesse Grose

       Starting karting 2008 in Easykart 125 Lite class; Jesse competed in the Florida Karting Championship Series. It was a small class so the chance of learning was greater than that of other more competitive classes. Jesse finish 4th in the points at the end of the 2009 Florida Karting Championship Series season. In 2010, Jesse and his dad purchased a IAME Leopard motor and set out for the TaG(Touch and Go) Senior championship. The results varied with two top ten finishes by the end of the season. In the fourth round of the Florida Karting Championship Series at Ocala Gran Prix, Jesse was offered to test a Gillard kart from P.D.B. Racing Team America. Jesse showed promise for the team. In the last round of FKCS at Monticello Kart Club; Jesse not only competed in TaG Sr. with his own kart, but he also competed in KF2 on-board a Gillard with P.D.B. Racing Team America. Jesse took pole position, fastest lap, and won the race by a fifteen second margin. Making the transfer from privateer to team driver, Jesse started driving for P.D.B. Racing Team America. This time in TaG Sr. finishing 11th in the points championship out of 47 competitors. Jesse finished 9th in TaG Sr. championship points out of 47 competitors. Jesse has also competed at Daytona Kart Week in TaG Sr. as well as Florida Winter Tour where Jesse drove up to 3rd at one point but sadly retired due to handling issues. In 2012, Jesse competed at the first annual Inverness Grand Prix street circuit event where he finished 3rd. In 2013, Jesse started traveling with Robinson Motorsports, eventually testing and participating in two races with the team; scoring two top ten finishes. The team was bought in February of 2014 and was renamed Prism Motorsports. Jesse scored several podium finishes and even gained his first championship. In 2015, Jesse continued in the Spec Racer Ford Endurance series. Scoring three double podium weekends in a row, all six podiums were a mix of three overall second places and three second place in class finishes. In addition to his car career, Jesse stepped back into a kart for the first time since 2013. He qualified on pole for the 2015 Inverness Grand prix and had the fastest lap of the day, about a second faster than the next fastest kart. Unfortunately, Jesse couldn't sweep the entire event as a down pour of rain flooded the event forcing a premature end to Jesse's return to karting. In 2016, Jesse competed in his last two races with Prism Motorsports, setting a new Spec Racer Ford Gen 2 lap record and setting a new record for most laps by a Spec Racer Ford in a 1.5 hour endurance race at Palm Beach International Raceway. Jesse then made his first appearance in prototype racing by being the first driver to drive the new Elan NP01 at Sebring International Raceway. Subsequently Jesse was invited to race in the 24 Hours of Colorado, where the team finished first in class and finished the 24 hour race. Becoming the first Elan NP01 to finish a 24 hour race. Then, testing for Ligier USA in their Ligier JS51 CN sports prototype at Palm Beach International Raceway. In October, Jesse joined with LMP Motorsports as their official driving coach and team driver. Jesse tested and helped develop the team's Ligier JS P3. This stay only lasted two months as a disagreement forced a premature end to the Jesse's stay with the team. On January 1st, Jesse opened his new business venture, Venturi Motorsport Management. 

 

Info

Name: Jesse Grose

Nationality: Austrian-American

Team: Atlantic Racing Team

Height: 5' 11''

Weight: 175 LBS

Age: 23

Wins: 7

Podiums: 20

Top Fives: 21

Favorite Track: Sebring International Raceway

Favorite Food: German