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    This is what it takes to run a typical race day in 2005

    From WMRC Vice President Rob New (gixxstar on BCSB)....

    We obviously don't fill all of these positions and many are filled with just one. This doesn't include ambulance, track setup, track teardown, or the organizing that takes place to ensure all this happens. Martin is in charge of our setup and teardown squad. Some are paid non racers because some must be filled all day which means no racing. Practice days are more of a skeleton crew.


    1) Security
    2) Security
    3) Security
    4) Results/Gridding
    5) Results/Gridding
    6) Scoring
    7) Scoring
    8) Scoring
    9) Scoring
    10) Scoring
    11) Scoring
    12) Head Tech
    13) Tech
    14) Tech
    15) Race Director
    16) Radio Control
    17) Sound
    18) Starter
    19) Gate
    20) Gate
    21) Cashier
    22) Cashier
    23) Trophy girl
    24) Trophy Girl
    25) Course Director
    26) Head Reg
    27) Reg
    28) Reg
    29) Reg
    30) Reg
    31) Reg
    32) Reg
    33) Reg
    34) Reg
    35) Reg
    36) License & CMA
    37) Gate line up waivers
    38) Gate line up waivers
    39) Crash truck
    40) Pre-Grid
    41) Pre-Grid
    42) Grid Runner
    43) Grid runner
    44) Lunch
    45) Referee
    46) Db Com
    47) Corner Marshalls (30 positions to be filled each day)
    Last edited by C-YA; 08-25-2005 at 10:58 PM.

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    Hmmm, I thought it was much more complicated than that.
    I didn't say it was your fault, I said I was blaming you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rgm
    Hmmm, I thought it was much more complicated than that.
    Nice!!

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    Hey Kim, for a safe, smooth running day, add at least 10 more marshals.
    Please, everyone, this is a dire situation. These hard working individuals burnout if there is not enough help. When someone burns out, we lose them forever. If you care about racing, step up. No one is so important, or has the special priviledge of just being a taker. Give back, or this thing will fold and then you will be stuck to go across the border, or over the Rockies.
    It makes me wonder if I want to use vacation days to help out people that think we are their servants. At the beginning of the season, my position was a paid job, but that just did not sit right. Now I am strickly volunteer and only prepared to continue if I see more participation. If you don't care, why should the rest of us?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetshoes
    Hey Kim, for a safe, smooth running day, add at least 10 more marshals.
    Sounds good, thanks Debbie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetshoes
    Hey Kim, for a safe, smooth running day, add at least 10 more marshals.
    Please, everyone, this is a dire situation. These hard working individuals burnout if there is not enough help. When someone burns out, we lose them forever.
    MotoGP had 340 corner workers. Surely we can scare up 30-40?

    Maybe it's a matter of dragging friends and family out. That's how I stumbled into this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetshoes
    Please, everyone, this is a dire situation. These hard working individuals burnout if there is not enough help. When someone burns out, we lose them forever.
    You nailed it there, Deb. I'm reminded of our former corner worker coordinator who took over the job before Westwood closed and saw us through working at Seattle and at several Chilliwack events. In the end, he just found himself signing on for one job but doing much more, and just got used up to the point that he'd had enough and I don't think he's even been at any Mission races.

    Like you said: Treat people right and they will come back. Take them for granted, and don't be surprised to never see them again.
    "When in doubt, FLAT OUT!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZoomaFoo

    Like you said: Treat people right and they will come back. Take them for granted, and don't be surprised to never see them again.
    Trouble is, its always the same people who help. If you volunteer, you get free entry, food and bevvies and the best view of the track.

    We need some fresh blood, come on people, you don't have to do it every race, one or two would be a start,
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