PIT

ABOUT PIT

Located in Race City, USA (Mooresville, N.C.), PIT Instruction & Training, LLC offers a wide variety of state licensed educational programs, custom designed lean corporate training programs and has proven to be the most unique wedding and event venue in the region.
 
Our six million dollar campus encompasses 5.5 acres and 32,000 square feet. A 98-seat theatre, meeting and classrooms, a six-stall pit road, a quarter-mile approach track, a full athletic training facility, and endless wedding and special event spaces are just some of the amenities we can offer you.
Call or visit our campus today to see how we can help you achieve your goals!
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  • CORPORATE LEAN TRAINING  - Improve the way you do business through PIT's award-winning team building or lean and continuous improvement programs. Add PIT to your upcoming conference or participate in a fan experience.

  • PIT CREW TRAINING - Achieve your dream of a career in motorsports through Pit Crew U. Join the ranks of PCU alumni who consistently win not just races but championships. Enroll today in our state licensed pit crew training programs and put yourself on the fast track to racing!

  • PIT CREW OUTSOURCING - PIT can provide full pit crews to those teams needing race day staffing. Teams outsourced through PIT have also gone on to win not only races but championships while in 5 Off 5 On Race Team Performance. 

  • PIT WELD U - PIT’s state licensed welding courses are designed for the individual who wishes to achieve a career within the welding industry, where skilled welders and metal workers are in high-demand. 

  • WELDER QUALIFICATION TESTING - As an American Welding Society Accredited Testing Facility (ATF), PIT is a full-service testing center, offering welder qualification testing, CWI services and more.

  • WELDING WORKSHOPS - PIT’s welding workshops are perfect for the hobbyist or do-it-yourself individual looking to learn the basic skills associated with various welding techniques.  In addition to regularly scheduled sessions, workshops can also be customized for interactive team outings, and scheduled to fit your timeframe!

  • WEDDINGS & SPECIAL EVENTS - Our six million dollar facility is one of the most unique wedding and event venues in the Charlotte region. We offer 5.5 acres and 35,000 square feet of endless possibilities for your next event. From intimate gatherings to full-scale weddings and large corporate events, we help you make it unforgettable.

  • KEYNOTE SPEAKERS - We offer additional services including keynote presentations.

 

 

 

 

 

OUR TEAM

Ben Cook - Director of Programming & PCU Recruiting - Direct Line - 704-230-4370
Adam Merrell - Director of PCU, Motorsports & Shop Operations - Direct Line - 704-230-4373
Trent Schanen - Director of Event Logistics & Welding School Operations - Direct Line - 704-230-4361
Toni ThomasDirector of Administration - Direct Line - 704-230-4347
 
 
 

Tom DeLoach Jr

Tom DeLoach, owner of PIT, received his bachelor’s degree with honors in chemical engineering in 1969 from Georgia Tech and joined Mobil Oil Corporation at its Beaumont, Texas Refinery.

​Tom progressed through a number of various positions in manufacturing, planning and supply to become Manager Crude Oil Supply for U.S. Marketing and Refining in 1980. In 1981 he was the liaison with Mobil’s diversified businesses: Montgomery Ward, Container Corporation and W. F. Hall Printing Company. He was named Vice President U.S. Supply in 1984; and in 1986, he was appointed Vice President of Marketing. He was elected VP, Corporate Planning and Economics for Mobil Corporation in 1990. He was elected to the Mobil Oil Board of Directors and named VP, Worldwide Supply and Trading in 1991. In 1993, Tom was named Executive VP in charge of International Marketing and Refining and in 1994 was named Chief Financial Officer for Mobil Corporation.

 

In 1998, he became President of Global Midstream, which included global hydrocarbon supply and trading, marine operations, Middle East relationships and worldwide natural gas sales and marketing. From 1993 until his retirement, he was also the worldwide coordinator of Mobil’s Motorsports programs. He retired in 2000 from Mobil Corporation.

 

From 2000 to 2003, he was a partner, then consultant with Penske Racing’s NASCAR Winston Cup teams. He is vice chairman of the Ga. Tech Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Advisory Board, a Director for Liberty Property Trust, and is managing partner for PIT Instruction & Training, LLC.

Jeff Hammond

Motorsports veteran and Fox Sports broadcaster Jeff Hammond, owner, has been involved in NASCAR for over thirty years. Jeff’s career in NASCAR began in 1974 working as a tire changer for Walter Ballard. Becoming one of the best jackmen in the business, Hammond served on all three of driver Cale Yarborough’s Winston Cup champion seasons. Legendary driver Darrell Waltrip took over for Yarborough in 1981 and the Junior Johnson-owned team won yet another championship.

 

At the encouragement of Waltrip, Johnson promoted Jeff to the crew chief position for the start of the 1982 season. The combination of owner Johnson, driver Waltrip and crew chief Hammond set the sport of NASCAR on its ear. Two more championships followed and 43 wins as a crew chief placed Hammond in the record books as one of NASCAR’s all time great crew chiefs

Born on September 9, 1956, Hammond resides in Charlotte, NC and has a son, Colt and a daughter, Heather. Besides his love of racing, Jeff also has a passion for horses, rodeos, team roping, and hunting. His heroes include his father and John Wayne.

 

Jeff Hammond joined Fox Sports at the end of the 2000 Winston Cup season. He and partner Chris Myers host the weekly pre-race show from the famed "Hollywood Hotel" usually located near Victory Lane at each race track. Jeff contributes to the race coverage on Fox and FX with booth announcers, Mike Joy, Larry McReynolds and Darrell Waltrip. Jeff can also be seen every Wednesday night at 6pm eastern on Totally NASCAR on Fox Sports Net.

Welding Programs

All Welding classes are held at:

133 Byers Creek Road, Suite C

Mooresville, NC 28117

Pit Crew Programs
Corporate Programs

Phone: 704-799-3869

Fax:      704-799-3871

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PIT Main Building

156 Byers Creek Road

Mooresville, NC 28117

PIT Weld U

133 Byers Creek Road, Suite C

Mooresville, NC 28117