Greene County News Report
WILBERFORCE — Athletes from Central State University will be participants in the Drive for Diversity Pit Crew Challenge July 25 in Indianapolis.
The program is a comprehensive training program for aspiring minority male and female pit crew members. It focuses on instilling the fundamentals, discipline and confidence required to be a top athlete on a NASCAR pit crew. The program includes weekly hands-on, over-the-wall position training and coaching for tire changers, tire carriers, fuelers and jackmen, as well as weight training, agility and footwork programs.
Being one of the only minority NASCAR team owners in racing, Max Siegel developed a mission to diversify the participant and audience bases in NASCAR. Along with NASCAR’s Drive for Diversity Program, Siegel’s team has launched the NASCAR Drive For Diversity Pit Crew Development Program.
To offer this opportunity to minorities across the nation, the NASCAR Drive For Diversity Pit Crew Development Program has launched a development tour. Each tour stop offers entertainment, access to a 2015 Gen 6 Race Car, participant giveaways, driver autographs, driving simulators, photo opportunities with celebrity judges and drivers, and much more.
Top participants at each tour stop will receive an invitation to compete against other competitors in the NASCAR D4D Showdown located at the famous Charlotte Motor Speedway Oct. 9.
Pit crew members in the national series can earn extremely competitive wages, along with the excitement of being involved in one of the most recognized sports in the world.
More information can be found at http://revracing.net/d4d/welcome/.