Racing against the clock for $6,000 worth of auto tools

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By Lindsay Robinson By Lindsay Robinson
By Lindsay Robinson By Lindsay Robinson
By Lindsay Robinson By Lindsay Robinson
By Lindsay Robinson By Lindsay Robinson
By Lindsay Robinson By Lindsay Robinson

CHANDLER, Ariz. -- It’s an intense competition, using agility, teamwork and of course automotive skills. It’s this year’s Pit Crew Challenge held at the Bondurant School of High Performance Driving.
It's a race to change all four tires, fuel filter, spark plugs and wires, and then cross the line as a team.

More than 20 high school team, made up of five students each went against each other and the clock to win this year's competition. Universal Technical Institute is helping the students and checking their work.

The fastest team takes home more than $6,000 worth of Snap-On tools for their school.

"This is huge, it's great exposure for the students to get out and see what it's like to work in the industry," said Chad Ogle with Universal Technical Institute."It's a great opportunity for the schools to show their support in this type of industry, so there's really nothing like it out here right now."

Along with the tools, the winning team also takes home a monstrous trophy and of course bragging rights for the year.

"I don't mind getting greasy, I love it," said competitor Taylor Maciejewski, who is about to graduate from Dobson High School.

Taylor said she grew up around cars and loves impressing her friends and strangers with her auto shop knowledge.

"People really don't expect me to do it, oh yeah, I can change your oil or I can change your tire, if I see someone on the side of the road I get out and try to help they're like you're so tiny, I say I got it, I got it, I can help you out," said Maciejewski.