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Military & Veteran Pit Crew Experience in Blytheville, AR.

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Arkansas Aeroplex

4701 Memorial Dr

Blytheville, AR 72315

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Building a community to the military & veteran population by providing non-clinical outreach through active participation in motorsports.

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This is a 3-day event (Friday through Sunday).

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Qualifying applicants will be placed into teams as pit crew members, being assigned specific roles and duties by the team owners. This event comes at no cost to the participant. This is a hands-on event, you do not need any prior mechanical background to participate.

Duties:

Light Mechanical Work (Check/adjust the air in tires, Check lug nuts, Check suspension for loose bolts/nuts, Add fuel, Check/add oil and/or water, Check and record tire temperatures, Connect/unconnected jumper battery (depends on car/team) in the paddock and on the false grid)

Communicate to driver during sessions/traffic alerts/lap times/track conditions/anything relevant

Monitor live timing-to give lap times

Manage task list/time management (ensure car and driver is ready for next session)

Ensure driver restraints are latched and tight

Get and return tools

Assist in loading/unloading

Assist driver in Tech following the race.

Participate in Podium ceremonies, if the team is 1st-3d.

Other ancillary duties as part of a team.

There are no pit stops during the race. Exact duties will vary by team and type of car.

Participants will not be asked to perform any duties that are beyond their capabilities (knowledge/skill/physical ability).

To be considered interested participants must be Active duty, guard, reserve, a Gold Star parent, or a veteran with a service-connected injury.

Upon request provide supporting documentation for validation...

A valid Driver's License...

A DD214...

A VA rating letter (rating percentage is not a selection factor, just used to verify the warfighters status)...

To keep operational costs low we give priority to veterans local to the local area.

Past VETMotorsports participants will be considered.

VETMotorsports encourages Peer-to-Peer guest invites (Vet to Vet).

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Arkansas Aeroplex

4701 Memorial Dr

Blytheville, AR 72315

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Organizer VETMotorsports.org

Organizer of Military & Veteran Pit Crew Experience in Blytheville, AR.

VETMotorsports is an award-winning, non-profit, non-clinical outreach program that honors and empowers active military, National Guard, Reserve, Gold Star parents, and veterans with service-connected injuries and their caregivers by embedding them with professional racing teams and putting them behind the wheel to race in amateur events. By placing veterans in hands-on, high-stress, team environments that mimic active duty, the organization gives them direction, empowerment and challenges that help them focus on ability and moving forward rather than disability and the past. Since its founding in 2012, VETMotorsports has helped more than 200 injured veterans participate in over 80 motorcycle and auto racing events across the United States. More information about the organization is available at www.VETMotorsports.org.

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