Sunday, August 16, 2009

Holden Racing Team Fires Pit-Crew

This announcement followed Holden Racing Team's decision to take advantage of the Australian government's "Work for the Dole" scheme and employ some out-of-work teenagers.

The decision was brought about by a recent documentary on how unemployed youths from Thornlie were able to remove a set of wheels in less than 6 seconds without proper equipment, whereas HRT's professional crew could only do it in 12 seconds with thousands of dollars worth of high-tech gear.

It was thought to be an excellent, bold move by the HRT management team as most races are won and lost in the pits, giving Holden an advantage over every other team.

However, HRT got more than they bargained for. At the crew's first practice session, not only was the young pit-crew able to change all four wheels in under 6 seconds, but within 12 seconds they had re-sprayed, re-badged and sold the car to the SuperCheap Auto Racing team for eight slabs of Emu Bitter, a bag of weed and some photos of Russell Ingall's girlfriend in the shower.

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