THE execution of pit stops will be crucial come this year's Bathurst 1000, but before Sunday's Great Race the Brad Jones Racing crew want to fire.
It is because the 2019 Pirtek Pit Stop Challenge champion will be decided at the Bathurst 1000, and Brad Jones Racing will again be fighting for the title with two cars in the top three.
Nick Percat's Holden Commodore is sitting on top of the leaderboard with 175 points, five points ahead of the nearest challenger.
The team's other car, Tim Slade's Commodore, sits in third position on 162 points.
First held in 2017 and running across six races, the challenge has now expanded to nine races at eight events, with the finale taking place at Mount Panorama.
Times are recorded from pit stops and points awarded in descending order with a total of 24 up for grabs for the fastest team and one for the slowest.
Brad Jones Racing is the only team to make the top four and compete for the title each year - a testament to the team's diligent efforts to perfect their pit stops throughout the season.
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"Everyone at BJR takes this competition very seriously and after last year's results, coming away with a tie it left us with unfinished business to complete," team boss Brad Jones said.
"We are determined to win the Pirtek Pit Stop Challenge golden rattle gun this year. We're a close team and every member works together to deliver their best performance.
"In sudden death finals like this it can become a lottery, but we are as well prepared as we can be."
The top four teams will be competing for the $20,000 prize money, Golden Rattle Gun and bragging rights.
Fans can come down on Friday, October 11 from 6.30pm in Pit Lane to cheer the teams on.