Our driving season is about to kick off. As always, the events could not happen without the help of amazing people – yes, our volunteers! IRDC is a not-for-profit organization that only works because of the countless hours volunteers give to plan and execute the events.
Volunteer for entry fee credits and Amazon Gift cards is back!
Back by popular demand, with some tweaks, is our program from last year. For each day of volunteering (in non-paid, non-board member/Director positions), a volunteer will have the option to choose from:
- Amazon gift card of $25
- Entry fee credit of $75
- Valid for 1 year after issuing
- Valid for any IRDC driving event (HPDE, Driver School, Test and Tune or Race)
- Ok to gift to a friend or family racer. A common scenario in 2018 was a friend or family member of a driver, would volunteer and the credits would be gifted to that driver.
Click below to register for volunteering at each our driving events in 2019.
Note: Like in 2018, all other worker benefits remain. We will continue to provide coffee, snacks, water, lunch (on both days), Saturday evening dinner and the gas mileage benefit. The above benefits are additional. Thank you for volunteering – we couldn’t have our driving events without you!
Volunteers Needed for Specific Positions!
IRDC is looking for an experienced, energetic, self-starting individual as Equipment Manager. This paid position is responsible for all aspects of procurement, maintenance, inventory and expenditure recording concerning all IRDC owned equipment used at each race event.
Position requires some experience in racing, vehicle, track and administrative equipment maintenance. Position also includes equipment procurement and monthly expenditure recording responsibilities.
This open position is to backfill the great work that Skip Russell has done for IRDC for the past couple years and has recently moved to Alabama. Thank you, Skip!
Assistant Technical Inspector(s)
Walt and Tim Julian have been our Technical Inspectors for 21+ years! That is not a typo! This year will be the last year for Walt and we’re looking for 1 or 2 people to start training this year to backfill and partner with Tim in 2019 and 2020.
Role description from the IRDC by-laws: The Chief Technical Inspector, with his/her assistants, shall be responsible for checking the mechanical state of automobiles, both in regard to compliance with these regulations and in the interest of safety.
In particular, he/she shall: (a) Inspect and certify that all competing automobiles comply with safety regulations before going on the track for participation as defined in Section 701. (b) Conduct inspections of automobiles at the request of the Race Steward. (c) Report to the Race Steward (only) any automobiles which he/she finds do not conform with the requirements of Competition Regulations.
Cars that suffer significant damage will have it noted in their logbook by the Chief of Tech or his/her assistant. Cars that have both SCCA and ICSCC log books will have that information listed in their ICSCC log book. Both log books will be presented at Tech.(ICSCC Comp Regs 406)
This team includes turn workers, pre-grid support, and safety team. These people are on the front line providing advanced notice of incidents, track conditions and other crucial safety information. Each station is in constant contact with race control so you are in the know at all times. Many of our Turn Marshalls are so experienced that they travel the country and work at IMSA, Pirelli World Challenge, IndyCar and event Formula 1 races!
This position requires a full day commitment as well as the following:
- Must be 18 years of age or older
- In decent health
- Have 20-40 or better vision (as corrected)
- Have good hearing (aids ok)
- Wear white or light colored clothing (no flag colors) – we suggest wearing layers and bringing either an umbrella or rain coat just in case. We can’t always order the weather exactly as we would like it.
- Must wear closed toe, closed top shoes. The more comfortable the better, you will be on your feet for most of the day.
Interested? Sign up to volunteer for any of our events (linked above) and show up to the worker meeting at 8am each morning. We’ll get you trained and ready to go!