Stock Your Garage Like a Championship-Winning Mechanic

Chris Bennet uses widely available wrenches, sockets and power tools that you can easily stock in your own garage.

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Bryan Campbell

In a motorsport race like the 24 Hours of Daytona, hundreds of thousands of moving parts have to work in complete harmony just to finish. To win it outright every nut and bolt, like every member of the team, has to be at peak performance, working with close to no margin of error. Just ask Chris Bennett, Crew Chief for the IMSA SportsCar Championship-winning Wayne Taylor Racing. In 2017, with Bennet overseeing the team in the pits, Wayne Taylor Racing not only went on to take victory at the 24-hour race but also at the 12 Hours of Sebring and the following three endurance races — a collective 42 hours in all.

To no one’s surprise, Bennet is extremely demanding of the tools he uses out there on the course. He needs durability and reliability — but he’s not working with handmade designer tools custom fit his grip. Bennet uses widely available wrenches, sockets and power tools that you can easily stock in your own garage. This is how you build a toolset like championship-winning pro-mechanic.

Original High Abrasion Work Gloves by Mechanix Wear $29

Enduro Pro Headlamp by Streamlight $30

¼” Bit Socket Set by Sonic Tools $700

Wrench Set by Sonic Tools $925

Modular Storage System by Sonic Tools $1,762+

DP 5000 TI Mark II LH by Paoli $6,990

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