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Unsung heroes deliver BJR big payday

BRAD Jones Racing has reigned supreme once more in pitlane, clinching a fourth successive PIRTEK Pit Stop Challenge crown.

The final was initially due to take place at Bathurst, only for wet weather to postpone it until the Gold Coast 500.

Even with a new format, BJR could not be stopped this morning.

BJR was quickest through an all-in semi-final, with Triple Eight Race Engineering also proceeding to the decider ahead of Dick Johnson Racing and Walkinshaw Andretti United.

There, Triple Eight set the benchmark at 6.84 seconds – the exact same time it managed in the semi – before BJR whizzed through in 6.26 seconds to secure the $20,000 prizemoney.

“The guys take it very seriously,” said a jubilant Brad Jones.

“It’s something that I feel is a very open and even competition but we work really hard at it and their hard work is rewarded every year. You saw how excited they get about it, it’s fantastic.

“They’re such great guys, like Sammy who runs it all, he used to be on the gun. They’re just doing a great job and the thing about it is we’re all in it together.”

As for how they’ll spend the winners’ cheque, Jones said: “It gives these guys an opportunity to buy a few beers and have a fantastic Christmas.

“It’s well appreciated. I’d like to thank PIRTEK for contributing to this, it’s a great team-building exercise for us and everyone loves it, as you can see.

“It’s an amazing thing for us to have this opportunity year after year. It’s a great competition.

“I’d say I was probably more nervous at the start of that than I am at the start of a race.”

BJR’s pit crew was in the limelight last month, helping Andre Heimgartner to two podiums at Pukekohe.

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