It's a "once-in-a-lifetime experience" to feel the speed.
Six TAFE NSW Wagga automotive students are about to get a taste of life in the fast lane as they prepare to help out at the Bathurst 1000 this weekend.
The students will be joined by their teachers at the iconic event and will act as a support crew in the pit lane precinct for unsponsored teams in a number of lead-up races.
Rory Brown, a third-year heavy diesel ag mechanic, said he was excited to be put to work in the pit lane.
"We're getting the opportunity to get that hands-on experience," he said.
"It's something I have always looked forward to doing when I grow up.
"It's a good way to get my foot in the door and get my name out there."
Mr Brown said the past three years have prepared him for the Bathurst 1000, adding when a car pulls into the pit lane he would have a fairly good idea of what needs to be done.
Wayne Sibrey, head of the automotive TAFE NSW Wagga department, said among their responsibilities for the "once-in-a-lifetime" experience will be panel, electrical and welding work.
"All the apprentices we are taking along are the high achievers for their vocation," he said.
"They have put the effort in here, so it is like a reward trip for them.
"It will teach them teamwork, they will have to think on the spot and be involved in minor repairs."
Mr Sibrey said the races and the 210,00 thousand people all created an exciting atmosphere for the apprentices to be a part of.
"To hear the cars roaring past and to have them come into the shed and they get to work on them," he said.
"These apprentices have finished third year."