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Author Topic: Need Corner Workers for Events at Dominion Raceway  (Read 1438 times)
Greg.Smith
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« on: April 18, 2016, 12:40:33 PM »

Hi, most of you know me as the solo chair for Old Dominion Region.  I've been contacted by various sources to see if any VMSC members would like to volunteer as corner workers for some upcoming events at Dominion Raceway.  If you have ever worked as a corner worker be it for the SCCA, NASA, IMSA, or other racing organization, we could use your volunteer assistance to fill the need for one of the following three venues.  If you can help, please contact Greg Smith (ODRSoloChair@gmail.com) directly.  Thank you.

1) The First Settlers Region of the Porsche Club of America has an upcoming event at Dominion Raceway (just north of Richmond off I-95 at Thornburg, VA) on the weekend of April 29th through May 1st.  Here's an excellent opportunity to see a great race at the new track while getting paid for your efforts.  If you can't make all three days of the events, don't let that hold you back, as workers are needed all weekend long.  For those of you that think "well, it's been a long time since I did this", don't let that hold you back.  We have some on-line training and will try to arrange a quick refresher course before the event.  Please let us know if you can work this event!

2) Washington DC Region (WDCR) has a Track Night in America (TNiA) event scheduled for May 10th at Dominion Raceway.  This is an excellent opportunity to renew your Corner Worker skills plus drive the new track during the parade laps session (if you like).  Although SCCA members with some Corner Worker or Club Racing experience are preferred, this is an excellent opportunity to have the SCCA pay you to work the event and essentially pay for your SCCA membership.  Since all the TNiA events are scheduled on the 2nd Tuesday of each month for May, June, July, and August, it's a great opportunity for some of our "seasoned" veterans to take advantage of their relaxed schedules while earning money in the process.  Please contact me ODRSoloChair@gmail.com for more info.

3) WDCR has a PDX scheduled at Dominion Raceway on May 28th and 29th. WDCR has a unique volunteer worker program that features work 3 days and get 1 day of PDX FREE (and I expect they will have gas cards available as well).  Planning for this event is far enough in advance that aspiring Corner Workers can gain some experience working the prior TNiA events at Dominion Raceway.  Please let me know if you're interested!  Thanks again!

- Greg Smith, ODR-SCCA Solo Chair
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« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2016, 04:41:47 PM »

As you may have heard by now, Dominion Raceway did not pass their SCCA track  safety inspection.  There are several safety items that need attention plus the track needs to finish their paving of both the track and paddock area. Their track worker force is all but non-existent.  All scheduled events have been placed on hold pending Dominion Raceway completing the required actions and passing the SCCA safety inspection. 

For those that volunteered to help at the PCA event at the end of the month or the SCCA Track Night in America, thank you; however these events have been overtaken by the track's failure to pass the safety inspection.

According to Dominion Raceway, they still intend to to advertise for individuals to become part of their worker staffing for future events.  Once the track publishes their worker requirements, I'll post the info here on the forum.  I'm sure that Dominion Raceway realizes that they need depth in the number of workers they train so there will also be enough workers to staff an event.  Since most of VMSC's members live close to the track, it might be an easy way to see the events while picking up some extra money for thier auto-x/race/rally car.

Thanks again to those that volunteered!
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