Klein Tools, Chicago, IL, announced it will repeat its sponsorhip of the 2007 American Le Mans Series (ALMS), and is again the official hand tool of ALMS.
The Klein Tools sponsorship includes the "Klein Tools Pit Crew Challenge." As in 2005 and 2006, the contest consists of 20 cars and teams who will vie for the championship, with the grand prize winner receiving $20,000 and preliminary and semifinal winners earning $10,000.
The Challenge will take place at four Series venues: Salt Lake City, UT, Lime Rock, CT, Detroit, MI, and Monterey, CA.
The Pit Crew Challenge involves a driver change, changing four wheels/tires and simulated refueling. At the end of the tire change and refueling, the new driver will be required to start the engine and drive forward, breaking the laser beam, ending the competition for that car.
New to the 2007 season, Lowe’s Home Improvement and Klein Tools have partnered for select Series events to feature demonstrations of the Klein Tools Pit Crew Challenge throughout the race season.
The demonstrations will feature ALMS teams and drivers in simulations of the actual challenge at Lowe’s stores in Florida, Georgia, Ohio and Wisconsin.
This year, Klein Tools will continue to strengthen its ties with ALMS racing team Intersport Racing, which began in 2006.
Visit www.kleintools.com for more information.