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Military & Veteran Pit Crew Experience at Grattan Raceway Michigan

June 19, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT

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Military & Veteran Pit Crew Experience at Grattan Raceway Michigan
Building a community to the military & veteran population by providing non-clinical outreach through active participation in motorsports.

About this event


Qualifying applicants will be placed into teams as pit crew members, being assigned specific roles and duties by the team owners. This event comes at no cost to the participant. This is a hands-on event, you do not need any prior mechanical background to participate.


Light Mechanical Work (Check/adjust the air in tires, Check lug nuts, Check suspension for loose bolts/nuts, Add fuel, Check/add oil and/or water, Check and record tire temperatures, Connect/unconnected jumper battery (depends on car/team) in the paddock and on the false grid)

Communicate to driver during sessions/traffic alerts/lap times/track conditions/anything relevant

Monitor live timing-to give lap times

Manage task list/time management (ensure car and driver is ready for next session)

Ensure driver restraints are latched and tight

Get and return tools

Assist in loading/unloading

Assist driver in Tech following the race.

Participate in Podium ceremonies, if the team is 1st-3d.

Other ancillary duties as part of a team.

There are no pit stops during the race. Exact duties will vary by team and type of car.

Participants will not be asked to perform any duties that are beyond their capabilities (knowledge/skill/physical ability).

To be considered interested participants must be Active duty, guard, reserve, a Gold Star parent, or a veteran with a service-connected injury.

Upon request provide supporting documentation for validation…

A valid Driver’s License…

A DD214…

A VA rating letter (rating percentage is not a selection factor, just used to verify the warfighters status)…

To keep operational costs low we give priority to veterans local to the local area.

Past VETMotorsports participants will be considered.

VETMotorsports encourages Peer-to-Peer guest invites (Vet to Vet).



Grattan Raceway
7201 Lessiter Road Northeast
Belding, MI 48809 United States
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