Abingdon, VA April 5, 2017 - Martin-McClure Racing is pleased to announce a new partnership with U.S. Forensic for the Kevin Whitaker 150 at Greenville-Pickens Speedway. U.S. Forensic, with principle offices based in Metairie, LA, is a leading investigative engineering firm with over 30 branches in the United States. The firm offers evaluation, reporting, and expert witness testimony. Their experts provide structural, mechanical, and electrical engineering, accident reconstruction, product and premises liability, environmental, and fire origin & cause evaluations.
While this is U.S. Forensic's first time as a primary sponsor in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, this isn't their first experience as a primary sponsor in NASCAR. U.S. Forensic proudly sponsored Martin-McClure Racing owner, former employee of U.S. Forensic, and former NASCAR Xfinity Series driver, Hal Martin, in 2013 at the Virginia 529 College Savings 250 at Richmond International Raceway.
For the upcoming event at Greenville-Pickens Speedway, Hunter Baize will pilot the No.13 U.S. Forensic Toyota Camry. Baize and the Martin-McClure Racing team look to carry the momentum from an impressive top-10 finish in the season opener at New Smyrna Speedway. Veteran crew chief, Chris Carrier, will oversee Baize and the Martin-McClure Racing team at the upcoming event.
"I am excited that U.S. Forensic, a long-time partner of Hal's, has decided to join us for the upcoming race at Greenville-Pickens Speedway. As drivers, we remember the days of sponsor acquisition, at-track activation and providing a memorable experience for those who made our jobs, as drivers, possible. As team owners, we have the same determination to acquire sponsors who allow us to do our jobs in our new capacity. It is always a special moment for us when former partners join us on our new endeavor. It speaks volumes to us about our organization and the direction we are headed. I couldn't be prouder of this opportunity and I look forward to a solid race this weekend."
"As a Mechanical Engineer, a former employee of U.S. Forensic, and a former driver representing the company in NASCAR, I have a deep sense of pride as well as obligation for this coming weekend. Upon my graduation from the University of New Orleans in 2009, I joined the U.S. Forensic team working and learning under Michael DeHarde. He and the rest of the U.S. Forensic company supported me as an engineer and later as a driver in NASCAR. Being able to continue my professional and personal relationship with U.S. Forensic is an honor and a privilege.
The racing world is full of engineering. Everything we do at the shop in preparation for each race has its roots in engineering principles. We must pay attention to every detail, knowing that being off on an adjustment, even by a 1/16th of an inch, could stand in the way of a trip to victory lane.
I look forward to another strong finish from Hunter this weekend and another solid team effort from our MMR organization as we continue our full season campaign in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East."
"I'm extremely excited to finally get back to the racetrack this weekend. The hiatus from our top-10 in New Smyrna to now is much longer than ideal, but I'm so ready to be back on the track.
Greenville is a really cool racetrack and I'm very interested to see how the corner repave will change how the track drives.
We're also grateful to be representing U.S. Forensic this weekend. They're a great company, and I'm excited about our partnership.
I know my entire MMR team is ready to be at the track, and we're poised to compete for the win this weekend."
Hunter Baize - Appearance Schedule
Saturday, April 8th, 2017
6:00pm | Greenville-Pickens Speedway | NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Autograph Session
About Martin-McClure Racing:
Martin-McClure Racing is a NASCAR K&N Pro Series team that was created with the objective of providing a competitive, professional NASCAR team for up-and-coming drivers to showcase their talents under the guidance of former NASCAR Xfinity Series drivers Eric McClure and Hal Martin. The race-winning organization is based in Abingdon, VA and housed in the former Morgan-McClure Motorsports complex.
About U.S. Forensic:
Since its inception in 2006, U.S. Forensic has performed thousands of evaluations to determine the origin and cause of a loss and the extent of damages. Inspections have included various machinery and heavy equipment, commercial and passenger vehicles, residential and commercial buildings, roadways, and marine structures.
U.S. Forensic provides quality unbiased reports. These include conclusive findings along with repair recommendations, photos, and diagrams. We can also provide schedules and costs of recommended repairs when warranted. All opinions rendered will be based on the facts of the specific assignment, and all work to complete an assignment will be performed under the rules and regulations of the authoritative engineering board of the state in which the evaluation is being conducted. Our experts have testified in local, state, and federal courts.On April 5, 2017