One quart at a time: 7th Street Savages head to championships
EUGENE, Ore. -- At your average auto shop, you might wait 20 minutes for an oil change. But there's nothing average about the crew at Jiffy Lube franchise #1407 in Eugene.
They're the only co-ed crew to beat out 1,500 other Jiffy Lubes around the country for a spot in a national oil change bout, the J-Team All-Stars Championship.
The team calls themselves the Seventh Street Savages and they train to a famous song, "Eye of the Tiger," by Survivor.
"Its really exciting to watch them go from one competition to the next one and just barrel through it straight to grand finals," team coach Kara Beachem told KVAL News.
The Savages already won the Western National Championships, which qualified them for the Nationals in Miami.
To win this competition, they'll have beat one opponent - the clock.
"I think once we get on that airplane its nothing but game face all day long," said Beachem. "In our test runs, 3 minutes and 43 seconds. Our official time was 4 minutes and 29 seconds."
Beachem said recording those times disappointed the team.
Owner of the Jiffy Lube location Bob Hacock told KVAL News, "I'm expecting them to bring home first place. They've grown close over the years which has helped them get to that point."
Pride aside, there is a lot at stake in the national competition. First place gets a $10,000 grand prize, with $5,000 for second and $2,500 for third place.
However Hacock said that win or lose, they're still in Miami. "It's a great reward," Hacock said.