04 OCT 2019
Sights set on golden rattle gun
The 2019 PIRTEK Pit Stop Challenge champion will be decided in seven days at the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000, and with two cars in the top four, Brad Jones Racing will again be fighting for the title.
Nick Percat's BJR Holden Commodore is sitting on top of the leaderboard with 175 points, 5 points ahead of the nearest challenger, while the team's other car, Tim Slade's Freightliner Alliance Racing Commodore, sits in third position on 162 points.
First held in 2017 and running across six races, the challenge has now expanded to nine races at eight events, with the finale taking place at Mount Panorama. Times are recorded from pit stops and points awarded in descending order with a total of 24 up for grabs for the fastest team and 1 for the slowest.
Brad Jones Racing is the only team to make the top 4 and compete for the title each year - a testament to the team's diligent efforts to perfect their pitstops throughout the season.
"Everyone at BJR takes this competition very seriously and after last year's results, coming away with a tie it left us with unfinished business to complete," said BJR team owner Brad Jones. "We are determined to win the PIRTEK Pit Stop Challenge Golden Rattle Gun this year. We're a close team and every member works together to deliver their best performance. In sudden death finals like this it can become a lottery, but we are as well prepared as we can be"
The top four teams will be competing for the $20,000 prize money, Golden Rattle Gun and bragging rights as the 2019 PIRTEK Pit Stop Champions.
Fans can come down on Friday the 11th of October at 6:30pm -7:30pm in Pit Lane to cheer the Brad Jones Racing team on.