Performance Instruction & Training (PIT) is a one-of-a-kind pit crew training facility that offers programs for those who aspire to become a full-time over-the-wall pit crew member. PIT also uses the pit crew concepts to relate to business and teaches companies how to become more effective, efficient, and profitable using the pit crew framework.
PIT began doing business as 5 Off 5 On Race Team Performance in 2000 and became Performance Instruction & Training in 2003. Since it’s inception in 2000, PIT has trained over 500 pit crew athletes from nearly every state and four foreign countries and has worked with more than 200 businesses from large Fortune 500 organizations across the country to small, local companies.
Located in Race City, USA (Mooresville, N.C.), PIT’s 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 a banquet space are just some of the amenities offered at the facility.
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
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 Performance Instruction & Training
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 championship seasons. Legendary driver
Darrell Waltrip took over for Yarborough in 1981
and the Junior Johnson-owned team won yet
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.