The individual skills stations in these two rounds are actual pit boxes with a full size NASCAR Sprint Cup Series car. The four cars and pit boxes will be set up specifically for the front tire changer + carrier, rear tire changer + carrier, jack man, and gas man + second can man. All team members will begin simultaneously at the sound of a starter’s pistol. They will hit a stop button positioned on pit wall as they leave their respective pit box, creating their individual split time.
FRONT TIRE CHANGER & FRONT TIRE CARRIER
In this box, changers and carriers will work together to simulate race-day condition. Just like a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event, the front tire changer and carriers will start from along side pit wall, attacking the right side of the car first, and then moving onto the left. The second tire will be pre-positioned by the carrier at the pit wall. Competitors will use their own air guns, and a time penalty will be assessed for any lugs not properly installed. Tire Changer must hit split timer button o exit of pit box.
REAR TIRE CHANGER & REAR TIRE CARRIER
Very similar to the Front positions, but the starting position will be just over the wall, near the left rear of the car. Tire Changer must hit split timer button on exit of pit box.
GAS MAN & SECOND GAS CAN MAN
In this box, the gas man and second gas can man will be responsible for filling a car with 18 gallons of non-flammable liquid, using two pre-loaded nine (9) gallon cans. A second gas can man is allowed to hand the second can to the gas man but not leave the established “batter’s box.” For this competition, the single point closed loop fueling system will not be utilized. Gas men will start with one fuel can in hand from just over the wall near left rear of the car, and will be timed through setting the second can down. If the fuel cell is not full, the competitor will receive a time penalty. The gas man must hit split timer on exit of pit box. Once the element is complete, the NASCAR Official will take the cans to be weighed.
In this box, the jack man, using their own jack, must jack each side of the car high enough to lift both tires off the ground. A NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Official will signal when the tires on each side of the car are off the ground. The jack man must start from alongside pit wall and must set off both lights before hitting the split timer button and leaving his pit box.
40 YARD PUSH
As soon as each team member finishes their respective station, they can go to the center of the Bobcats Arena, where a special 40-yard lane is created. Each team will get to push their own 3,200 pound (w/ driver) race car across the finish line. Timing for this individual non-purse element will begin when the car start to move, finishing when the nose of the racing machine crosses the electronic finish line.