Using A Timing Stand To Organize Your Race Team

Using A Timing Stand To Organize Your Race Team

17 July 2020
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Competitive motorsports are getting more accessible for small teams to get into, but becoming a large team requires a lot of hard work, and some specialty equipment can help streamline your support crew. A timing stand or pit box can help in a lot of ways, and there are a lot of options to choose from. 

Organizing Information

One of the most important things you need during a race or event is good information about the car, the track, and the other teams on the track. A good pit box or timing stand allows you to have multiple workstations and people working in a compact area and sharing information to improve the performance of the car and the driver. 

The pit crew and the crew chief make changes to the car using this information, so a timing stand that allows everyone to see the track and have information in front of them can make it easier to relay information quickly to the right team member. The size of the timing stand and the configuration can be custom made to fit your needs and your team, making it an even more effective tool. 

Often timing stands have multiple levels so that the crew chief and other members can sit up high enough to see the track, the pit box, pit road, and other vital areas. The best timing stands fold into small compact units that are easily transported to events in the team's trailer and then set up in the pit once the team has one assigned to them.

Custom Designs

While there are some standard timing stand designs on the market that you can buy, there are also some very custom units that are made to suit the team and their needs. If you need a specific layout to accommodate team engineers, team owners, and sponsors at the track, you may want to select a timing stand that accommodates VIPs on the top level and engineers and pit crew members on the bottom level. 

If you are looking for a custom design, contact one of the companies building them to discuss what they can do for you and how to make the most of the space you have available. The size of the timing stand can be critical in small venues so make sure you take some measurements or talk to the sanctioning body for your sport to clarify the size of the timing stands allowed at the track and if there are any special considerations that they require to approve the timing stand at their event.

For further questions you may have, reach out to a timing stand specialist like United Race Parts.

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