Showing up at one of our competition events without any previous experience can be a big step. Midwestern Council Race Staff Clinics are designed to give people a little slower introduction to our events.
At our clinics, we will take a more personal approach to finding where you might fit in. Our experienced and friendly volunteers will give you an introduction to most all of the volunteer positions we have available.
We have two types of Clinics; Clinics held at the race track and Clinics held elsewhere. Race Staff Clinics held at the race track are normally held in conjunction with our racing schools. This makes for a low pressure environment for everyone. Occasionally, we also hold clinics at special events. These normally happen before the racing season starts.
We typically hold three Race Staff Clinics at track events each season; At both Drivers Schools and at our Road America event.
How To Participate
Have you ever wanted to get involved in real sports car racing? Midwestern Council is a great place to get started. We have opportunities for you to get involved by volunteering in just about any aspect of our events. The easiest way to volunteer is to just show up at one of our events. We always welcome new volunteers.
To Volunteer for any of the Specialties below, contact our Race Staff Director or call our Hotline!
Race Staff Specialties include:
- Flagging & Communications
Do you want the best seat in the house on race weekends? Flagging & Communications allows you to be close to the action in a safe environment to make sure all drivers and stewards know the conditions out on track.
- Timing & Scoring
Even though our timing and scoring system is all electronic, we still use volunteers to keep track of cars on track and to run the systems. Working in Timing and Scoring allows you to easily keep track of your favorite competitors while they are out on track!
Volunteering in Grid is a great way to get involved if you are new to racing! This allows you to see all the cars before they go out on track! Volunteers in Grid make sure all the cars have gone through tech, have all the required safety equipment, and most importantly, make sure the competitors are lined up the correct order for the Wheel to Wheel races.
- Technical Inspection
Volunteers in the Technical Inspection specialty make sure all competitors have their required safety equipment and that their cars are properly classified and safe to drive on track!
Impound is the specialty that no one wants to see throughout the weekend. Volunteers in Impound handle safety inspections after accidents out on track and any protests that may happen throughout the weekend.
- Safety & Rescue
Safety & Rescue gets you as close to the action as safely possible. Volunteers for Safety and Rescue are normally trained EMTs and Fire Fighters that come to drivers aid out on track. This can be with cars on track at the same time as yourself. As a result, we recommend that new volunteers work under Flagging & communications unless you have the training as suggested above.