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Pit Crew

Be part of the racing team and enjoy the race from the inside. It is usually free to join us as a pit crew at most events. Some venues might require minor waiver forms and you might need a valid license to ride along.
Here are some of the things you can do as a Frog Racing Pit Crew member:
 
  • Learn how an event is run
  • Meet other racers
  • Help with car prep
  • Help with notes and race logs
  • Learn about car setup
  • Help with tire changes, mechanical fixes and services in timed control environment...
  • Check car between runs (e.g. tire pressures and temperature, fluid levels...)
  • Help with driver switches and checklists
  • Record car telemetry and analyze run performance
  • Setup on-board cameras and analyze footage
  • Participate as a course worker
  • Ride as a passenger
  • Wear awesome Frog Racing shirts and hats
  • and most importantly... have fun!


Rally service

During a stage rally, there are scheduled times for service that needs to be performed in a limited amount of time (usually ranging from 20 to 40 minutes). There are a number of routine checks that have to be performed (see our checklist attached to this page for short and long service items to check: https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=ZGVmYXVsdGRvbWFpbnxsZWZyb2dyYWNpbmd8Z3g6Njg1MDg0OGM1OTEwNTAwZA) and sometimes some more important repair or fixes that need to be addressed. The video below shows all the operations that the service crew might have to perform.

Service crew training video


Quick index of what is in the video:
0:05 Pit crew introduction
3:40 Presentation of our Rally Cars
10:44 Tools and parts
24:53 QuickJack operation
32:13 Short service
36:31 Generator operation
38:18 Wheel change
41:51 Long service
43:25 Brakes
48:35 Coilovers/Suspension
56:38 Trailer
58:19 Winch

Here is a list of tools we carry on board the rally car:


Spares

Inevitably things will break during rallies even with the best possible prep. It is necessary to carry spares with you so that the car can be fixed at service. Here is a list of spares we carry with us:
  • wheels/tires
  • brake rotors/pads/calipers
  • cv axles front/rear (complete and/or boots)
  • ball joints
  • swaybar end links
  • control arms/spindles/knuckles/trailing arms (4 corners)
  • suspension (4 corners)
  • driveshaft
  • differential
  • clutch/transmission (if multi-day rally)
  • radiator
  • hoses (vacuum, fuel line, brake lines...)
  • fuses/relays/light bulbs/electrical wire
Check with Wali at https://jdmracingmotors.com/en/ for great deals on spare packages.

Of course you will also need all the tools necessary for service. Check our service crew training video below:

Pit crew Hall of Fame
Here is a list of people who helped us as pit crew:
  • Fred Duell (Suby Solutions)
  • Dan Downey (Downey Dirty Racing)
  • Dan Colburn
  • Joey Levesque
  • Stephen Levesque
  • Joe Sanguinetti
  • Kevin Brolin
  • Mike Driver
  • Devin O'Connor
  • Casey Pease
  • Ian Cook
  • Morris Levy
  • Gabe Jacobsohn

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Emmanuel Cecchet,
Jan 11, 2017, 5:07 PM