Pit Steward

Direct activities at automobile or motorcycle racetracks.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$16,000 – $50,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Pit Stewards do?

Directs activities at automobile or motorcycle racetrack: Determines qualifying order of vehicles for each race based on trial event results or by drawing numbers. Assigns STARTERS to position on track. Controls traffic to ensure only authorized number of vehicles are in pit. Directs vehicles to assigned places in pit. Ascertains legality of pit stops according to rules set by sanctioning body authorizing race. Consults with SCORERS to resolve scoring disputes. Determines penalties to be assessed for rules violation. May inspect vehicles and drivers for safety equipment, such as seat belts, harnesses, and helmets.

Should I be a Pit Steward?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.

  • Also known as: Presiding Steward, United States Equestrian Federation Steward, USEF Steward, Wire Steward

    How to become a Pit Steward

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