Gordon Culleto, 18, of West Tisbury graduated from the Performance Instruction & Training (PIT) facility in Mooresville, N.C. on Oct. 22. Pit Crew U. is a training course for individuals interested in a career in the motorsports industry as an over-the-wall pit crew athlete. In addition to learning pit stop choreography and each of the six positions on a pit crew, students become proficient in race day preparation, equipment maintenance and selection, and pit road rules and regulations.

Mr. Culleto, a 2012 graduate of Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School, will join PIT’s 5 Off 5 On Race Team Performance program, which prepares students for tryouts and placement with professional teams.