In these two HD videos, see the
issues that develop under the stress and load of desert racing...Watch self-sufficient, remote
desertpit crews think fast and work
hard to keep race cars in a competitive position, with the highest likelihood of finishing the
These HD videos can be viewed at
1080P quality and full-screen mode—if you have enough bandwidth!
Ever wonder who
keeps these race cars rolling? Watch the behind-the-scene efforts of well rehearsed, organized pit crews!
See the fast-paced
action of the Pro Pit and
Arguably, desert races get won or lost at the
check point pits...In this HD video coverage, see the action of the 'Pro Pit' and others, as they keep race cars
rolling during a grueling, 500-mile race!
The Pro Pit
out of Yerington, Nevada, contracts with racers at VORRA events. For a reasonable,
pre-paid fee per race car, the Pro Pit makes a concerted effort to keep the team's car in the
race. With skills honed at the Baja 1000, the Pro Pit works hard for teams that compete at these
regional VORRA events.
While tires are a mainstay for pit
crews, the Pro Pit staff also applies years of wrenching experience to repairing these race
organizes the tires and has them ready for designated vehicles. Logistics is a large part of pit crew work.
Organizational skills can make or break a racing effort. For the smaller team, a
professionally based crew like Pro Pit offers the best prospect for finishing the
Here, Brenda with the Pro Pit
listens carefully to a race team's plea for tires. On its very first lap, the car has two flat tires—15 miles
from the check point pit! Every team matters to the Pro Pit. The crew is impartial and dedicated to keeping
all contracted racers in position.
Cars roll in for assistance, and the Pro Pit crew jumps to
the task at hand. This car has shifter problems, and tires need attention, too. Dehydration is also a risk in
desert racing, and the navigator's water pack has broken. Drivers and cars need support at the
is grateful for the repairs and quick service. Refreshed briefly and ready to tackle more desert, their car
is about to roll out...
crew consists of support from friends and fellow enthusiasts. This car's pit is home-based and
quite able. They work hard to re-tire and fuel the car, getting it back on the course in