About this event
ARPCA's 2017 ClubRace is approaching quickly and now's the time to sign up to get CLOSE TO THE ACTION and make it a HUGE Success!!
"ARPCA...Fueled by Volunteers"
With a few short months to go, Bill Sulouff, Club Race Chair and the Team Captains of each discipline are looking for volunteers to assist in each capacity of the event (starting Thurs Oct 12 thru Sun Oct 15).
In order to ensure everyone can enjoy the spectacular racing action at PittRace during the event, volunteers are being recruited to work 1/2 day shifts for most positions. Ideally to ensure consistency and continuity, we are looking for volunteers to register for more than just one shift i.e. AM or PM (afternoon) shift on multiple days. But heck, we'll take anything you can squeeze into your busy schedule. Please select areas of interest or positions in which you're interested in serving. We CANNOT guarantee you will get your selection but Bill & Company will do their best to accommodate.
Volunteers serving a 1/2 day shift will be compensated to the greatest degree our budget allows: lunch (supplied by DoubleWide Grille) on day in which they serve. Serve just TWO or more shifts and you'll receive EXCLUSIVE 2017 das Bürghring swag (t-shirt, hat, lanyard and more) along with close up access to all the racing action, pits, etc.
Questions or other ideas - please email Club Race Chair, Bill Sulouff here: firstname.lastname@example.org
Be a part of the racing excitement at ARPCA's 2017 Das Bürghring!
Below are abbreviated descriptions of each volunteer position available. Please review and on next page select which jobs each day you are willing to assist in making ARPCA's 2017 Club Race a success. Follow links within each job description for in-depth details as needed.
6 Volunteers are need Friday afternoon to assist with setting up for Oktoberfest aka Brats and Brews once track goes cold Friday. Light lifting will be required (setting up chairs, tables, etc.).
Cars must pass tech inspection before they can drive on the track. Safety is number one. Thursday and Friday are the busiest days for tech.
Responsibilities include moving cars over the scales (which are open Friday thru Sunday). Race cars are weighed on scales to make sure they are the proper weight for their car and class. This position is largely inside away from the elements. Read more...
TIMING & SCORING
This is the nerve center of the Club Race and is an indoor assignment.
During each qualifying session, sprint race, and enduro race we need to verify that each car has an electronic transponder that sends a signal to wire loops embedded in the track pavement. That signal indicates the car number and driver that have just crossed the start/finish. That information goes to a computer in the timing & scoring tower that uses special software to record the racer’s lap times. The computer does the primary timing and tracking, but we do a manual back-up to track the position of all cars each time they pass the start/finish line in the event that the computers fail. Read more...
Greet PittRace attendees, racers and spectators, and ensure all have signed PCA waivers and know where they should go upon arrival to PittRace.
Working the corners is a fun and action packed assignment. Each corner throughout the track is manned by 1-2 professional SCCA corner workers. Here we assign a maximum of 2 volunteers to each corner to assist the SCCA corner worker. We have many volunteers who return each year and request a specific corner or corner worker.
There is no better way to get closer to the action unless you are actually driving!! Read more...
GRID & PITS
Welcome to the grid! We appreciate your volunteering to help us to grid and release the cars onto the track.
When working the grid, you will do a safety check on each car. The two most frequent items are a liquid leak and that the hood latches are not in place. Anything you see that you need a 2nd opinion on, please ask! Read more...
GARAGE MEISTER ASSISTANT
Are you good at herding cats? Then the Garage Administrator is the role for you!
This is the Administrative role for the race. Driver registration, hot pit passes, copies, radios, race results from tower are faxed here for copying and distribution. Volunteer assignments and paperwork are also handled here and every volunteer must sign in every day! Read more...
Everyone must stop here and get a wrist band to get into the track. Registration involves ensuring everyone signs the waiver. This is a very busy place Thursday afternoon and Friday morning.
This position requires 4 to 5 people to assist with getting the driver’s checked in, this is an indoor sitting job that begins at 7:00 AM Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The first couple of hours are the busiest so you need to be a morning person.
Assures equipment is in place and functional for Tech, Reg & Grid, Jacks, Scales, Signs, Laptop, Printer, Radios, Number Boards, supplies etc.
MISCELLANEOUS / UNDECIDED
Positions are needed at various times thru out the event. You would be asked to check-in at the volunteer tent at a prearranged time and responsibilities may include:
- Setting up tables and chairs for driver’s meetings, rolling posters, etc.
- Help with setup for the Friday night Oktoberfest and Saturday night awards banquet.
- Running to the store for ice, water, etc.
- Shuttle Driver / Golf Cart Driver
- Various other needs that may come up during the event.
Most assignments are of short duration allowing you free time to participate in other activities of you’re choosing.