It is about 5 weeks until we have some fun at High Plains Raceway on May 21st and 22nd, so it’s time to ramp up my search for volunteers!
It takes a lot of volunteers to staff the corners so that we can run a safe and fun event and keep the cost of participation reasonable. For those who have driven at past events, it really is a great way to “give back” and also to round out your performance driving skills by seeing the event from the “other” side and to see how others improve on track throughout the day. And for others, it is a way to check out what happens at driving schools, and to get out and do something fun and different while enjoying the Colorado outdoors. Bring a friend and you’ll be put on the same corners together.
No experience is necessary to work corners. We have pre-reading material, do training at the track prior to going out to the corners, and I’m usually able to pair newbies up with more experienced people or with people they request. Volunteers will be in constant radio contact with the Control person, and do not have to respond to accidents – they are very rare … and we have a safety truck, wrecker and ambulance for that. Those who volunteer early get their choice of corners. We provide lunch and complimentary dinner on Saturday night, and, for people who drive out just to volunteer, we can help with a gas allowance and a partial hotel allowance.
I’d appreciate hearing from anybody who is interested in volunteering as soon as possible. I don’t mind you changing your mind prior to the event as long as I’m told beforehand, so please volunteer today! Just fire me an email and I’ll get you signed up.
RMC BMW CCA DS Chief of Safety