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AKA Newfie Girl
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Thanks to all that have come out to help keep us safe! Come on out for the last round! This saturday and Sunday at Mission Raceways. Training is provided, so are snacks, liquids and lunch. Post up or PM if you have questions.
 

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When do I have to let you know by if I am avalable?
Even if you won't know until the morning of the event, we appreciate you coming out.
 

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Hopefully this will help with some of the questions:

The last race weekend is September 23/24 - best seat in the house is the side of the track and you get a free lunch & drinks as well.

Remember to wear something OTHER THAN red, green or yellow. Closed toed shoes only out on the track.

Saturday is a practice day and we need corner workers for that day. I think this is close to the schedule for that day:

Registration/Tech: 7:00am
Riders' Meeting: 8:45am
Practice: 9:00am-noon
Practice: 1:00pm-5:00pm

Sunday is the race day and the schedule is something like:

7:00am Gates Open
7:05am Registration and Tech Opens
8:30am Riders Meeting

9:15am Practice group #1 - Slow-Medium (above 1:19 lap times) 15 mins
9:30 Practice group #2 - Fast (below 1:19 lap times) 15 mins
9:45 Practice group #3 - Novice 15 mins
10:00 Break / Bike pick-up

Qualifying Races
10:15 Battle Of The Twins/ SV Cup / Open Singles / F3 4 laps
10:30 Intermediate 600 Supersport 4 laps
10:45 Novice 4 laps
11:00 Expert 600 Supersport 4 laps
11:15 Formula 40/ Sportsman 4 laps
11:30 Open Supersport (Exp. and Int.) 4 laps
12:00 F2 / Vintage 4 laps

Lunch 12:15 – 1:15

Main Races
1:15 Superbike – Race 1 8 laps
1:35 Battle Of The Twins/ SV Cup / Open Singles / F3 10 laps
2:00 Intermediate 600 Supersport 10 laps
2:25 Novice Heat 1 7 laps
2:50 Expert 600 Supersport 10 laps
5 min Break
3:20 Formula 40/ Sportsman 10 laps
3:45 Novice Heat 2 7 laps
4:05 Open Supersport (Exp. / Int.) 10 laps
5 min Break
4:40 F2 / Vintage 10 laps
5:05 Superbike - Race 2 12 laps
5:45 Trophy Presentations
7:00pm Gates Close

If you're interested in helping out just show up at 8:00 a.m. on either or both days. There's a Corner Worker meeting at around 8:00 a.m. so just show up for the meeting & that would be great!

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!
 

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I will do it again. It isn't that hard people. More people the better.
Yeah yeah yeah......not that hard because you let me do all the work!!!! :laughing :laughing

If YOU are lucky, maybe we'll work together again.........:thewave
Am I just hilarious or what???? See you there........
 

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The Wizard
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Cornerworking is super fun. Get good food, snacks, watch the bikes, psychedelic holusinations from the race gas...
 

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Yeah but make sure you don't happen to wake up late and then not arrive before the races start, because even if you're and experienced corner worker and don't require the instructions at the start of the day, you might just get a nasty tongue lashing for even showing up in the first place (albiet late). Apparently you are only welcome if you arrive FIRST thing in the morning. So if your alarm doesn't go off, might as well not head all the way out to Mission. :horse

No, I am not kidding.
I think it's great that we get the volunteers that we do and have all year long.

I also tend to agree that it is a good idea for all of them to be at the race track before racing begins for the safety of themselves and the safety of all riders. Even if they are experienced, it's always a good idea to be on the same page as everyone else at the start of the day.
 

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We as racers have to show up to rider meeting every single race, period, no exceptions and in fact we run a random name check every meeting to ensure attendance. Even the experienced ones. We are not allowed on track without our own safety talk every single race or practice. Some may not consider the meeting to be required as they have been doing things so long, but we have policies in place to ensure your safety, and our own. We have requirements we must meet under our insurance. I am sorry if you were turned away Jody, and I am also sorry you were inconvienced but it is important to us that everyone going out on our track as a volunteer or a rider, is given the safety talk each and every time. Its not a safe sport, and so we do everything we can to ensure everyone remains safe and will continue to do so.

Again my apologies Jody if you were turned away.
 

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Frankly, as someone who gets his ass out of bed at 5 to show up on time, I have no sympathy at all for latecomers...

I found it quite disapointing to see "volunteers" show up at noon, just in time for lunch, for a half day of work!

Good on ya WMRC!!
 

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AKA Newfie Girl
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Without knowing the full details, all I can do is again apologise that you were treated rudely.

We expect our cornerworkers at the morning meeting regardless of experience, and while its not a written rule, we have always asked our volunteers be there in time for the morning meeting.

Don, I hear ya....
 

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I actually was not turned away (only spoken to very rudely and in a condescending manner in front of everyong present about arriving late).

However, prior to that day, I have arrived ON TIME to almost every race weekend for the past 4 years to work as a volunteer. Yes, also getting up at dawn to head out to Mission from Delta.

I would have thought though (and the reason I was upset by all of this) is that a little respect was not too much to ask for, despite my late arrival, considering how much time I have spent volunteering. If I had been told in a polite and considerate manner that late arrivals were not acceptable (even though for years I have seen people arriving later than myself and not receiving similar treatment at all, as the more help the better, no matter when you arrive they were always welcomed), I would be left feeling better about the whole situation. There are no "rules" in place regarding the corner workers having to arrive at a certain time. Yes, I know that we are asked to be there for the safety chat and whatnot and it is best for everyone involved if they know that all the corners are fully staffed, however, if the only way I could make it out to volunteer that day was by arriving late, if I had known I was going to be treated that way, I would not have come.
Dang Jody - you have to quit being so darn reliable!! :) You've set an expectation of yourself now & I guess because you're a "staple" out there someone noticed when you weren't.

I appreciate you out there because of your experience & time put into the club. I give you a two :thumbup :thumbup

And sorry to hear about what happened; I hope you'll be out there this weekend despite what happened. :confused
 

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Here's a pre-emptive :thumbup to all corner workers that come out to help.
 

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Yeah yeah yeah......not that hard because you let me do all the work!!!! :laughing :laughing

If YOU are lucky, maybe we'll work together again.........:thewave
Am I just hilarious or what???? See you there........
Yeah I did the man's work; picking things up. You just had to stand around and look pretty.:laughing :laughing

Yeah maybe I will be lucky. I guess you will have your personal photographer, Saturn, with you? He tells people it is the bikes, but it really is you.:)

See you Sunday!
 

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Jody, shit, don't let one stressed out person (in probably a moment of weakness brought on by lack of sleep..and volunteers!) ruin your fun of racing. I'll work any corner you and Yvonne are hiding in:evilgrin

Of course, being Sunday, morning, after Friday night, I'll be late:laughing
 

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Thanks to the Volunteer in T5 that picked up my bike at the August round.

I pulled a total MotoGP moment by not even attempting to pick it up. I just walked away lol
 

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Yeah I did the man's work; picking things up. You just had to stand around and look pretty.:laughing :laughing

Yeah maybe I will be lucky. I guess you will have your personal photographer, Saturn, with you? He tells people it is the bikes, but it really is you.:)

See you Sunday!

I know...I know.....even the boys drop off their phone number to me......that just says .........

And Saturnin??!!!! Now that you mention it.....I thought he was pretty sweet to me..........:laughing :laughing
All that talk will only starts........:lurking :lurking
 
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