What it Takes to Join a Pit Crew

Fans of auto racing have no doubt witnessed the importance of the racers’ pit crews. Depending on the type of race, a pit stop is where a vehicle stops at the pit lane for new tires, repairs, refueling, or mechanical adjustments. Sometimes a pit stop involves a combination of those or, in longer races, a change of drivers. Many DIY home mechanics tinkering with their gmc manual dream about becoming a member of a racing pit crew, but only a handful of professional mechanics are willing to face the challenges and risks involved in this high profile career.

carIn addition to basic training and certification in automotive repair , pit crew mechanics need to have specialized training in high performance vehicles and specific car models.… Read the rest

The Green Flag is Dropping for Racing Season

Now that most of the winter and autumn months are out of the way, Americans can get back to one of the most popular national pass times: auto racing.  Between NHRA, NASCAR, and American Le Mans, there are plenty of great upcoming events, awesome teams, and some exceptionally skilled drivers, both old and new, like Dale Jr. and Kyle Busch.  Here is a look at some of the big stuff for this year:

The National Hot Rod Association (NHRA), started this year earlier in February at Pomona Speedway, with events in all classes.  It’s looking like a really interesting start to the year, too. … Read the rest