Over the years we have establish ourselves as a pioneer in the human performance side of the motor sports industry, supporting some of the most well-known drivers in teams worldwide.

At PitFit, we are proud to develop the most well prepared drivers and teams in motorsports, ensuring that physiological and cognitive stressors never become a limitation of maximizing performance.

PitFit Origins

PitFit’s foundation began in 1993 when Jim Leo sent a request to racing legend Roger Penske asking to improve the fitness of his CART Indycar team. To Jim’s surprise, Penske sent back a simple hand-written note from his desk; ‘Go for it”. With little racing knowledge but a wealth of human performance experience and a passion for success, Leo soon started the formidable task of creating a program that could make Penske Racing, the most successful team in racing, even better.

With Leo’s pit crew conditioning program in place Penske dominated the 1994 season by winning the CART championship and the Indy 500. This success led to the eventual creation of PitFit.

A New Way to View  Human Performance

In 1997, Jim Leo formed PitFit and began working with other teams in the CART series. After a successful ‘97 season, in1998, PacWest Racing’s hired PitFit to train their drivers Mark Blundell and Mauricio Gugelmin as well as a comprehensive team performance program. In 2000, PitFit began working with new Indy Lights PacWest driver Scott Dixon.   With a rigid and focused training/nutrition program, PitFit transformed Dixon into a lean winning machine. Down 30 lbs, Dixon won the 2000 Indy Lights title and the rest is history. Six Indycar championships later, Dixon still relies on PitFit for his human performance program.

Jim with Indycar driver Paul Tracy in Las Vegas
Jim with Indycar driver Paul Tracy in Las Vegas
Jim Leo with F1/IndyCar driver Mark Blundell
Jim Leo with F1/IndyCar driver Mark Blundell

Leadership and Growth

In 2020, PitFit added motorsports performance expert Trey Shannon and opened a second location in Cornelius, North Carolina to services a rapidly growing NASCAR and sports car clientele.

The PitFit program has expanded internationally thanks to a renowned remote-training program that services drivers dozens of countries.  The PitFit client list counts hundreds of drivers over the years, including  Scott Dixon, Dario Franchitti, William Byron, Kasey Kahne, JR Todd, and many more.