Behind every great driver is a great team.  The crew members that put in countless hours at the shop and at the track sometimes do not receive the recognition deserved for a job well done.  The combination of a great driver and a great crew is the recipe for making great things happen on the track.

 

That’s why the team at PitBoxes.com, who specialize in fabricating a high quality line of standard and custom pit boxes, is proud to honor a monthly “Pit Crew of the Month” from the short track ranks of America on Speed51.com.  Each month, an esteemed panel of short track industy insiders will vote on which pit crew helped lead their driver to success on the track.  The pit crew with the most votes will then be the “PitBoxes.com Pit Crew of the Month” and will receive a $100 product certificate to use at PitBoxes.com.  At the end of the 2016 season, the pit crew that received the most votes throughout the season will then be the “PitBoxes.com Pit Crew of the Year” and will be awarded a $1,000 product certificate to PitBoxes.com.  For more on PitBoxes.com visit their website today.

 

This edition of the “PitBoxes.com Pit Crew of the Month” for the month of October goes to……

 

Mike Looney

Late Model Stock Cars

Martin and Looney usually use the open trailer pictured here, but they had an enclosed trailer for Martinsville. (Mike Looney photo)

 

Mike Looney and the Billy Martin-owned Late Model Stock Car team entered their biggest race of the year, the Valley Star 300 at Martinsville Speedway, as relatively unknowns.  The grassroots racers who normally show up to the race track with their No. 87 on an open trailer showed up to Martinsville and beat the big boys to claim the $25,000 prize.

 

Looney's win was a true Cinderella story that reminded racers and race fans that with hard work, preparation and a little bit of luck that anything is possible. Winning the Martinsville 300 requires all three of those things, and Looney's team had them all during their weekend at the half-mile paperclip.

 

For their hard work, preparation and ability to defy all odds, the Billy Martin Racing No. 87 team has been named October's PitBoxes.com Pit Crew of the Month.

 

Crew Members

Billy Martin - team owner

Preston McGhee - crew chief

Blake Radar - spotter

Jonathan Looney - crew member

Mark Weaver - crew member

Matt Peters - crew member

Mike Looney - driver

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51’s PitBoxes.com Pit Crew of the Month – October 2016