Abingdon, VA April 13, 2017 - Hunter Baize and the No.13 U.S. Forensic Toyota Camry team brought home their second top-10 finish of the season at Greenville Pickens Speedway this past weekend. The team is currently positioned in 4th place in the points standings for the 2017 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East season.
During the off season, Greenville-Pickens Speedway underwent a surface repave in the corners. Consequently, no one really knew how the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race cars would handle during a race under these new conditions. The Martin-McClure Racing team took advantage of the NASCAR sanctioned test-day to make necessary adjustments and learn the characteristics of the upgraded track surface. Upon the completion of testing, Baize commented on the radio "We have ourselves a hot-rod".
On Saturday, Baize qualified for the Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 150 in 12th position after posting a lap of 19.72 seconds around the half mile track. Baize went on to finish the race in 7th position despite suffering a flat right front tire in the concluding laps of the 150-lap event.
T.V. Broadcast Info:
The Kevin Whitaker 150 from Greenville Pickens Speedway will air on NBCSN on Saturday, April 15th at 9pm EST.
"With so many unknowns regarding the repave, our team had their work cut out for them. Hunter, Chris, and our crew worked hard and I couldn't be prouder of the continued effort shown not only at this race but also at the shop.
We were able to take home a 7th place finish despite having a flat tire at the end of the race. All in all, I'd say we had a solid weekend at Greenville Pickens Speedway. We learned a lot about this track. We're looking forward to racing in our backyard and defending our victory from last season."
"I'm very proud of the jobs that our team and driver did this weekend. With the new track surface, we really didn't know what to expect out of the race, but Hunter did a great job managing his equipment throughout the entire event and came home with a solid finish. It was another great points day for us leading into the upcoming Bristol race weekend.
I can't thank U.S. Forensic enough for their support of our team. I'm glad that they could utilize MMR's sponsorship activation program as a means to increase their visibility in the Greenville, SC area.
Our team is looking forward to home court advantage in Bristol where we look to take home another win."
"I struggle to call The Kevin Whitaker 150 anything but strange. With the new repave to the corners of Greenville Pickens Speedway, the track became extremely bottom lane dominant. There were also a pretty crazy amount of yellows in the first half. I feel we had ourselves positioned to compete for a top 5 on the final restart, but due to a flat right front tire we were relegated to seventh. I want to thank U.S. Forensic, as well as everyone at Martin-McClure Racing, for this opportunity. On to a track that is both one of mine, and my team's favorites, Bristol Motor Speedway!"
Hunter Baize will return to pilot the No.13 MMR Toyota Camry at the Zombie Auto 125 at Bristol Motor Speedway on April 22, 2017.
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 13, 2017