Jesse Bitterling

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 Jesse Bitterling


Jesse Bitterling drives the #225 Modified Class car.  His home track is Shadyhill Speedway, but he can also be found racing at Gas City Speedway.  He lives in Star City, IN.

Team members helping Jesse are:  Dave Meyers, Rhonda Planck, Jordan Bitterling, Trevor Bitterling, Will Planck, Jason Bitterling.

Jesse started racing in 1984 in the Street Stock Class at Shadyhill Speedway because he wanted to be like Dad.  His first win was in 1987 in the Limited Late Model Class at Shadyhill Speedway.  Career highlights include 1997 Bunker Hill Track Champion in Modified, 2000, '05, '06 Shadyhill Speedway Track Champion in Modified, '05 Sportsmanship Award at Shadyhill Speedway.

The thrill of racing for Jesse is the friends and the challenge.  His most exciting racing moment was winning the Dealer Choice in Butler Michigan.  He's most proud of being the recipient of the Sportsmanship Award, which is voted on by his peers.

Jesse's racing hero is his Father, Jay Bitterling.

Of racing, Jesse says, "You have to work hard and be on top.  Surround yourself with knowledge!".

His favorite racing website is




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