Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Sean Corr, Empire Racing, LLC, and Pocono Raceway to Honor Fallen Hero



(MOORESVILLE, NC) July 29, 2012 - Sean Corr, of Goshen, NY, and officials at Empire Racing announced today that they will partner with Pocono Raceway in paying tribute to a fallen hero, Staff Sgt. Justin R. Whiting, who lost his life during his third tour of duty. The Pennsylvania Mountains 125 on August 4th will mark Sean’s debut in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

“It is an honor to be able to do something to say thank you to Staff Sgt. Justin Whiting, his family, and our members of the military who have sacrificed for our country. It is a small gesture to make sure that we remember our heroes. We tested at Nashville in preparation for this coming weekend’s Pocono race, and feel confident in the set- up of the truck and the Roush-Yates Engine. We are looking forward to our NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start at Pocono” stated Corr.

Staff Sgt. Justin R. Whiting, 27, was killed in action January 19, 2008 on his third tour of duty in Iraq when his vehicle was struck by an IED while conducting combat operations. A Green Beret, he was a Special Forces medical sergeant assigned to Company B, 3rd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group Airborne. A highly decorated soldier, Whiting’s awards and decorations include two Bronze Star medals, the Meritorious Service medal, two Army Commendation Medals, two Army Achievement Medals, two Army Good Conduct Medals, the National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, two Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbons, Army Service Ribbon, Combat Medical Badge, Parachutist Badge, and Special Forces Tab.

Along with American Heroes Racing, Corr and Empire Racing will host 8 members of Whiting’s unit from Ft. Campbell, and Pocono Raceway will be including them as part of their pre-race activities for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Pennsylvania Mountains 125. The team will also be hosting a large number of Whiting’s family and friends from the Hancock, NY area as they honor one of America’s fallen heroes.

Long time marketing partner, Leonard Bus Sales, will continue their support at the Pennsylvania Mountains 125. Leonard Bus Sales, Inc. is a third-generation family-owned bus distributor of IC Bus, Trans Tech Bus, Champion Bus, and General Coach America products. Since 1965, LBS has provided bus sales, service, and parts to clients in upstate New York. Headquartered in Deposit, N.Y., LBS has full-service facilities in Deposit, Saratoga Springs, Rome, and Bergen. For more information, visit www.leonardbus.com.

Marketing partnerships with Sean and Empire Racing are available for the remainder of the 2012 season. Please contact Team Manager John Bellesfield, at jbellesfield@gmail.com or by phone at 704.914.7110 for more information.

Follow the action of the 125 mile (50 lap) race on August 4th. The Pennsylvania Mountains 125 will be broadcast live on SPEED with pre-race coverage beginning at 12:30 pm (ET), and race coverage beginning at 1:00 pm. Radio coverage of the race will be available on the Motor Racing Network (MRN) and SiriusXM Satellite NASCAR Channel 90.

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