Volunteers - April 2017

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Volunteers - April 2017

Postby Sebastian Rios » Wed Mar 29, 2017 2:18 pm

Hi Folks, it's time to ask for volunteers to run our next event.

This time, when the cat is away the mice will play...Many of our core volunteers will be at the Crow's Landing Pro Solo, so this is a great opportunity to really help the region. Even if your are first time volunteer; don't worry, there will plenty of support.

In order to secure the insurance we need the following positions:
Event Chair:
Safety Steward:
Youth Steward:
Chief of Gate:

In order to have a smooth running event we need following positions:
Course Designer:
Chief of Registration:
Chief of Workers:
Chief of Tech:

Please post here to volunteer.
Thanks in advance! :D

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Re: Volunteers - April 2017

Postby Adam Tarnoff » Wed Mar 29, 2017 3:12 pm

Course design.
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Re: Volunteers - April 2017

Postby Jason Swindle » Wed Mar 29, 2017 3:14 pm

I'd volunteer for:

Chief of Tech
Event Chair (with some help / pointers)

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Re: Volunteers - April 2017

Postby Jonathan Hartendorp » Wed Mar 29, 2017 3:18 pm

Put me down for Sunday Reg Chief please :mrgreen:

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Re: Volunteers - April 2017

Postby Randy Gonzalez » Wed Mar 29, 2017 3:33 pm

I available for Event Chair, Tech Chief (done both).

My son Matthew is available for Tech Chief or Worker Chief (he's done both jobs in the past as well).
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Re: Volunteers - April 2017

Postby Sean Fenstermacher » Wed Mar 29, 2017 4:57 pm

I can do Safety

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Re: Volunteers - April 2017

Postby Kevin Pao » Wed Mar 29, 2017 5:05 pm

Hey Seb. I can be chief of gate.

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Re: Volunteers - April 2017

Postby deidrereed » Wed Mar 29, 2017 5:25 pm

I don't know what's left, but I can try something! Maybe not course design...

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Re: Volunteers - April 2017

Postby Tom Tanquary » Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:44 pm

Oddly enough, I still have a Youth Stewart license. Which I have in case there is literally no one else that can do it just so the kids can run. If someone else more involved in that group can do it, it would be better. Otherwise I can fill in.
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Re: Volunteers - April 2017

Postby Steve Ekstrand » Wed Mar 29, 2017 11:26 pm

If you do Yutes Tom, I believe the only parents would be David Barrish, Robert Baltazar, Mike Nakata and Will Kalman. Robert, Mike, and Will are very experienced and can help with how we have been separating grid, spacing the karts, and the latest high points in tech.
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Re: Volunteers - April 2017

Postby Vereker Tam » Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:04 am

What positions are left??

I don't mind volunteering.

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Re: Volunteers - April 2017

Postby Tom Tanquary » Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:37 pm

Steve Ekstrand wrote:If you do Yutes Tom, I believe the only parents would be David Barrish, Robert Baltazar, Mike Nakata and Will Kalman. Robert, Mike, and Will are very experienced and can help with how we have been separating grid, spacing the karts, and the latest high points in tech.

Which is why I don't mind doing it. Everyone knows what to do. I just get to be the name on the form. But obviously I do take the job seriously and would just be the eyes for any potential problems....
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Re: Volunteers - April 2017

Postby Steve Ekstrand » Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:23 pm

You have to push those that know what to do to do what they know. ;)

I also check each kart briefly for the main safety items.

Come up with a way to isolate grid so we don't have to shut down.

Help the starter with spacing.

Make sure each kid knows how to turn off kart engine. And where to go after finish. Remind them to turn tight circles towards the course if brakes fail or throttle stuck.

Then its common sense Safety Steward mentality. I'm looking for dangerous objects near their path finish to start or in pull off area near start. I will sometimes cone off the motorhome if their path is too close to those bumper corners. Bad height for a karter to catch. And I've seen Robert "apex" the motorhome.
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Re: Volunteers - April 2017

Postby tdw123456 » Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:23 pm

What does chief of gate do?
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Re: Volunteers - April 2017

Postby Will Kalman » Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:01 am

Steve Ekstrand wrote:If you do Yutes Tom, I believe the only parents would be David Barrish, Robert Baltazar, Mike Nakata and Will Kalman. Robert, Mike, and Will are very experienced and can help with how we have been separating grid, spacing the karts, and the latest high points in tech.


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Postby Leonard Cachola » Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:02 am

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Re: Volunteers - April 2017

Postby Ed T » Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:52 am

I volunteer for Chief of Workers if that position is still available.

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Re: Volunteers - April 2017

Postby Randy Gonzalez » Mon Apr 03, 2017 1:26 pm

OK....I talked with Seb over the weekend and here's where we are:

In order to secure the insurance we need the following positions:
Event Chair: Randy Gonzalez
Safety Steward: Sean Fenstermacher
Youth Steward: Tom Tanquary
Chief of Gate: Kevin Pao

In order to have a smooth running event we need following positions:
Course Designer: I'm working with course design committee to figure out what the plan will be with most of the committee going to Crows. Adam is first for consideration.
Chief of Registration: I'm going to also work with the board to get the right people in this spot for Saturday and Sunday.
Chief of Workers: Matthew Gonzalez
Chief of Tech: Jason Swindle

And for all the other folks that have thrown their name out, I'll have the individual Chief's reach out to you as necessary to get their positions staffed for the day.

Thank you all for stepping up. We'll be reaching out soon. :thumbup:
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Re: Volunteers - April 2017

Postby Sebastian Rios » Mon Apr 03, 2017 4:06 pm

Yup!

Thanks Randy!

And thanks to everyone that volunteered. :thumbup:

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Re: Volunteers - April 2017

Postby Brian Tilley » Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:55 pm

I would be interested in "shadowing" whoever does course so I'm better prepared for another time around. Or if there is just an information packet I can read over for future reference.

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Re: Volunteers - April 2017

Postby KJ Christopher » Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:18 pm

Brian Tilley wrote:I would be interested in "shadowing" whoever does course so I'm better prepared for another time around. Or if there is just an information packet I can read over for future reference.

http://www.houscca.com/solo/courses/Course_Design_4-1-2.pdf

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Re: Volunteers - April 2017

Postby Christine Grice » Fri Apr 07, 2017 6:13 pm

Useful pieces of info for anyone doing course design at CA speedway

Here is a blank map of CA speedway, complete with the 25/50 ft keepouts for safety.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B63a1B ... sp=sharing

Here is a map of where the bad spots are in the lot (not really up to date, but close)
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B63a1B ... sp=sharing

Here is the Roger Johnson course design guide
http://www.houscca.com/solo/courses/Cou ... _4-1-2.pdf

The course design rules are in section 2 of the SCCA rule book
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Re: Volunteers - April 2017

Postby Powerglide » Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:16 pm

A call for volunteers to help with Friday afternoon course setup and also post-event Saturday for course changeover. Many thanks.

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Re: Volunteers - April 2017

Postby William Colvin » Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:07 pm

course setup
I should be able to swing by on Friday
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Re: Volunteers - April 2017

Postby Kurt Rahn » Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:11 pm

Brian Tilley wrote:I would be interested in "shadowing" whoever does course so I'm better prepared for another time around. Or if there is just an information packet I can read over for future reference.

Volunteer for course setup on Fri. once or twice. You'll learn a lot and you can pick the designer's brain.
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