Shigeaki Hattori: The Man Behind Hattori Racing Enterprises while Merging International Racing Cultures

The Japan Toyota Technical Institute student crew members with Hattori Racing Enterprises team owner, Shigeaki Hattori (Right, Front) and the No. 1 driver Max McLaughlin (Center). Photo – Sharon Burton for Fan4Racing Blog and Radio

Hattori Racing Enterprises is an anomaly within NASCAR ranks as they participate in the K&N Pro Series East along with the Gander Outdoors Truck Series, where they won the championship title last year with Brett Moffitt. And that’s because their participation in the sport gives the two series an amazing international exposure that is driven by the man behind the organization. That man is Shigeaki Hattori who came to the United States from Japan at the age of 30 in 1995.

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Did You Know? NASCAR Technical Institute Students are in the Midst of a Banner Year

Photo – NASCAR Technical Institute website

Honor students at the Universal Technical Institute Moorseville campus, the NASCAR Technical Institute are looking to earn another victory for their student-built engines this weekend at the K&N Pro Series East race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Two teams, Rev Racing, and Hattori Racing Enterprises will run the student-built Spec Engines in the United Site Services 70 on Saturday night.

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Jesse Little Joins Rette Jones Racing in K&N East at Mobile this Weekend


Jesse Little is our guest on Fan4Racing NASCAR & Race Talk on Monday, March 7, 2016 at 9 pm ET. Call 929-477-1790 or tweet @Fan4RacingSite or @Sal_Sigala with any questions or comments during our LIVE broadcast. 

Fresh off the heels of his top-ten finish in the 2016 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East season opener, Rette Jones Racing is now forming a second part-time team driven by third-generation driver Jesse Little.

“I’m really looking forward to this opportunity with Rette Jones Racing,” said Little, who plans to compete in six to eight races overall this season. “In the past year, Mark (Rette, co-owner) and Terry (Jones, co-owner) have built a successful program that has shown speed on the race track and the capabilities of winning. Being a part of the team, I look forward to doubling our chances in the races I compete in.”

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