November 14, 2014 // Franchising.com // Greenwood Village, Colo. – Grease Monkey International, Inc. conducted its 2nd Annual National Pit Crew Challenge on Sunday, Oct. 12 at Grease Monkey™ Center #649 in Castle Rock, Colo.
The challenge is part of the Certified Pit Crew Program that Grease Monkey™ developed to recognize the organization's top performing technicians. In order for a Grease Monkey™ location to become a Certified Pit Crew, the location must meet a strict set of criteria including top scores on the technician required certification courses and competitive time trials on the Full Service Oil Change. Locations that become certified are eligible to participate in the annual Winners' Circle Challenge, which consists of Area, Regional and National competitions.
The National Champions, Pit Crew #739 from Fairmont, West Virginia completed their Full Service Oil Change with the fastest time. The crew received a cash prize, leather jackets, recognition patches on team member racing crew uniforms, individual trophies, and a travelling trophy to be displayed in the winning team's location for one year. The center is owned by franchisee Gary Kelley.
Pit Crew #687, owned by Ron Morrow, were the returning champions from Parker, Colorado. The crew finished in second place this year and received a cash prize and individual trophies.
The checks and trophies were presented to the winners at the conclusion of the event. The winning team from Fairmont was escorted by limousine to a championship party after the competition.
A championship highlights video can be found on YouTube.
Founded in 1978, Grease Monkey International, Inc. is one of the largest automotive maintenance chains not owned by a major oil company, with more than 270 centers located in the United States, Latin America and China. Grease Monkey™ centers focus on a “less hassle, more hustle” customer experience to fit the busy lives of the driving public by meeting their vehicle maintenance needs based on vehicle manufacturer recommendations. Grease Monkey™ centers provide oil changes and other services that meet or exceed vehicle owner's manual specifications and maintain warranty requirements. Services include fluid, filter and tire maintenance, as well as brake services. For more information, go to www.greasemonkeyintl.com.
SOURCE Grease Monkey International, Inc.