NSK sponsors UT Martin Baja Team
Contact 1: Erin Chesnut
MARTIN, Tenn. — NSK SPONSORS UT MARTIN BAJA TEAM – NSK Steering Systems Inc., located in Dyersburg, has contributed $1,000 to the University of Tennessee at Martin Baja Team to support their travel and participation in the annual Baja car competition, held April 27-30 in Gorman, Calif. Senior engineering students at UT Martin are required to participate in one of several competition design projects before graduation, one of which is the Baja car competition. During this project, students design and construct an off-road vehicle according to specifications established by the Society of Automotive Engineers. They then join teams from around the world to race their vehicles in a variety of challenges, including a 100-mile endurance event. In addition to NSK, the UT Martin Baja Team has also received sponsorships from MTD, Greenfield Products, Parker Hannifin, Waymatic Inc., North American Assembly, Dana Inc., B&R Machine and Gear Corp., and Blurton Group, LLC. Pictured with the Baja car are (front row, l-r) students Burcu Tari, Austin Lenagar, Mike Andrews and Kaleigh Strickland; Eric Davidson, NSK engineer; (middle row) Jody Jones, NSK manager; students Matthew Harriss, Cole Schaenzer, Karl Ullrich, Michaela Strickland and Ben Walker; (back row) Dr. Robert LeMaster, professor and interim chair, UT Martin Department of Engineering; and students Mohammed Bukhari, Kyle Winstead and Sungho Moon. Not pictured are team members David Blurton, Ty Goodlow, Brandon Koon, Katie Schubert, Savannah Ducker, Ben Mimms, Carson Richardson and Matt Morgan.