Monday, October 14, 2013

Michael Waltrip Endorses Jet Edge Waterjets in New Video

NASCAR legend Michael Waltrip injects his trademark humor and master pitchman skills into a new video endorsing Jet Edge precision waterjet cutting systems.  Watch the video on Jet Edge’s YouTube Channel at

In the video, Waltrip, a two-time Daytona 500 champion and co-owner of Michael Waltrip Racing credits Jet Edge for helping MWR become a major player in NASCAR’s highly competitive Sprint Cup Series.  

“Racing is a team sport and one of our most important team members is our Jet Edge waterjet,” Waltrip says.  “Thanks to Jet Edge, we’re able to take design improvements to the racetrack weeks faster, and that makes us a force to be reckoned with.”

Waltrip explains that the Jet Edge waterjet has been so critical to MWR’s success, they decided to add a second system.  MWR Chief Technical Officer Tom German joins Waltrip in the video, providing an overview of the NASCAR team’s new Jet Edge EDGE X-5 5-axis waterjet and the team’s plans for its use.

“Our engineering department is very excited to have this powerful new tool,” German says. “The Jet Edge EDGE X-5 is taking our fabricating capabilities to a whole new level.  In fact, we’ve already taken design improvements to the track and Victory Lane.”

MWR installed its first Jet Edge in 2008, when the new NASCAR team was struggling to get off the ground.  In 2013, MWR doubled the size of its water jet shop as part of a major capital improvement project and added the new 5-axis Jet Edge to complement its existing system.  MWR uses its Jet Edge waterjet systems to cut more than 1,000 parts for its three Sprint Cup teams, which include the #55 Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota Camry driven by Brian Vickers and Waltrip, the #56 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota Camry driven by Martin Truex Jr., and the #15 5-hour ENERGY Toyota Camry driven by Clint Bowyer. 

MWR values its waterjet systems so much, it has twice surprised the small family owned Minnesota company with Jet Edge decaled Sprint Cup cars.  Brian Vickers raced the #55 Jet Edge Toyota Camry to an 11th place finish this spring at Martinsville Speedway and the #55 Jet Edge-Freightliner Toyota Camry to a ninth place finish last fall at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Established in 1984, Jet Edge is a global designer and manufacturer of waterjet systems for precision cutting, surface preparation and coating removal. Jet Edge waterjets are used around the world in a broad range of industries, from the world's leading airlines to automotive, aerospace, industrial manufacturers, machine and job shops.

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