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Military & Veteran Pit Crew Experience at Grattan Raceway Michigan
June 19, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
One event on June 20, 2021 at 8:00 am
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 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).