Pit Stops

Imagine filling up your car and changing all four tires in less than 25 seconds. That's exactly what happens during a pit stop - and much more. With the format of IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge events, a lot happens during a routine pit stop.

What To Watch For:

No one is allowed over the wall until the car comes to a full stop.

A mechanic connects an air hose to the car and pneumatic jacks lift the car.

During a driver change, a crewman is allowed over the wall to assist connecting the driver's drink tube, radio, hoses and safety belts along with the three crewmen allowed over the car to work on the car. In addition to refueling and tire changes, crewmen routinely perform other work on the car including wing adjustments, repairing damage resulting from contact and other mechanical work to the car.

A speed limit of 60 kilometers per hour is strictly enforced for cars driving in the pit lane. Anyone caught speeding will be black flagged and must serve a drive-through penalty down pit lane.

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