Robin Posted July 6, 2017 Report Share Posted July 6, 2017 I offered to volunteer at an upcoming race meet and could use some advice from those with experience. I've never been to an auto race and could use a little help to prepare for it. My interest in endurance racing is fairly new; it started in 2015. What I have learned is from reading internet postings and watching streams on the 'net. I know absolutely nobody who does any auto racing and I am hoping that by volunteering at a race I might meet some people who wouldn't mind helping me learn more about racing. Of course this is insane but you guys race chump cars so I figured you would understand people who do crazy things. I am hoping there is some way I will be useful to the race organizers. I am nowhere near as agile as the pit crew members I have seen online. And being short, female and um mature I am hardly an intimidating personality. On the other hand I do have 20+ years experience organizing, hosting, managing and running low-level competitions for the organic form of horsepower and there are some things about putting on sports competitions that should be common to all. And those competitors were operating equipment with very limited braking and steering and it doesn't even stay on the ground all the time. I'm hoping I could at least be useful gofering for race control or staffing some administrative post. So, on to my request for advice. What will help a newcomer prepare for a weekend at a Chumpcar race? I live on a farm and am used to being outdoors in all sorts of weather for significant periods. I live in the same region as the track so have a reasonable idea about the climate. Are there any particular sorts of clothing I should bring? Any special pieces of equipment I should have? I gather that earplugs are useful but anything else? Any particular advice on social customs at the track? So what advice would you give your crazy aunt who has decided to volunteer at a chump car race? 8 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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