At 18 years old, Jesse Grose is already a four-year veteran on the competitive kart racing scene. He first hit the tracks at age 14 and today competes in the Florida Karting Championship series with P.D.B. Racing Team America, a sister team to the famed European factory team based in the Netherlands. He’s also a new member of Team E3 Racing.
Grose currently is 9th in points (out of 27) after a strong first-round finish the Florida Karting Championship. He’s got two wins, four top-five finishes and six top six-finishes over the past few years in the series.
Grose also is a regular in the Formula Kart Productions’ Florida Winter Tour and TAG Senior events. He also races street circuit events in Florida, including the Inverness Grand Prix and the Grand Prix of Palm Beach, known as the most prestigious kart race in the Americas. And he aims to launch a career racing cars in the SCCA (Sports Car Club of America) Pro Formula 1000 championship at Road Atlanta in Braselton, Georgia, recognized as one of the world’s best road courses.
“I am very proud to say that I am an E3 Spark Plugs brand ambassador,” says Grose. “I am striving to make a career out of being a professional race car driver … I am on my way! It’ll be a rough ride, so buckle up and watch me GO!”