Harraka Makes Debut on Famed Martinsville Short Track with Wauters Motorsports
‘Harraka and Wauters Motorsports begin their marketing partnership with MC10’
For Immediate Release
Mooresville, NC (March 26, 2012)-Paulie Harraka will make his debut at historic Martinsville Speedway in the No. 5 MC10 Ford F-150 NASCAR Camping World Truck Saturday, March 31, 2012. Harraka will be making his second start for Wauters Motorsports as he pursues the 2012 Camping World Truck Series Sunoco Rookie of the Year title.
Harraka is known for his short track performances but this will be his first attempt at the .526-mile paperclip shaped racetrack in Martinsville, Virginia.
“I can’t wait to get to Martinsville. While Martinsville is a unique place, with such tight corners, it’s the closest we’ll come to the tracks that I’ve raced up to this point,” Paulie Harraka said. “Because I’m very accustomed to racing on 1/2 –mile short tracks, I believe I’ll be able to adapt quickly to Martinsville. Plus, the tight and tough racing that Martinsville creates is what this series is known for!”
Team owner, Richie Wauters in his tenure as a crew chief has posted four top-five and eight top-10 finishes at Martinsville Speedway but has yet to bring home the prized trophy, a Grandfather Clock.
“We’ve come close to winning at Martinsville,” team owner, Richie Wauters said. “We are looking forward to having Paulie (Harraka) on the short track, as he is accustomed to them, but Martinsville is a tricky little track with two tight corners that really tests your braking. We have a brand new chassis that we are bringing and are happy to get back to racing.”
The Martinsville Speedway Kroger 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race also brings a new partnership for the team, as MC10 begins their marketing partnership with Harraka and Wauters Motorsports.
MC10 reshapes electronics to create thin, conformal systems that flex, stretch, and bend seamlessly with the natural world. The company is currently developing products for the sports, military, and biomedical fields and has initial partners including Reebok and Massachusetts General Hospital.
MC10’s patented technology allows conventional electronics to connect seamlessly with soft tissue both on and in the body, thereby creating entirely new types of wearable electronics. A key aspect of this approach is the ability to create body-worn sensors that are durable and collect high quality data.
For more information on MC10 and its applications please visit www.mc10inc.com.
Harraka will be in-show featured NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver on the Prerace Setup Show live on SPEED beginning at 1:00pm on Saturday, March 31, 2012. SPEED followed Paulie Harraka and Wauters Motorsports in Daytona and traveled to Duke University to shadow Harraka for a day in the life of a college senior / professional racecar driver.
SPEED will broadcast live NCWTS final practice Friday, March 30, 2012 at 2:00pm and qualifying on Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 10:00am. The Kroger 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race is slated for Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 1:30pm ET. The race will be broadcast live on SPEED, MRN and Sirius Satellite Radio.
For more information on Paulie Harraka and Wauters Motorsports visit www.PaulieHarraka.net, Facebook: Paul Harraka, Twitter: @PaulieHarraka, www.WautersMotorsports.com, Facebook: Wauters Motorsports and Twitter: @WautersMotors5.