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Old 01-23-2014, 07:27 AM   #1
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Wanna see a MotoGP Free (sort of free?)

Greetings Everyone and Uncle Duke here hoping everyone is weathering the glacier gripping most of our country. I just got a request from Circuit of the Americas asking us to help out with the upcoming MotoGP race April 10-13. Here is the volunteer link: http://circuitoftheamericas.com/volunteer-motogp.

Things down in Austin should be much different this year. For one thing, well, its not the first year any more so a lot of the glitches we encountered last year will for sure be handled. Secondly, while details are not available yet, the Track is working with a few hotels to get us a better rate for lodging than last year.

One thing that won't change is the work: we get to help out at one of the most amazing tracks on this blue planet and as past workers know, ya just can't get a better view of the racing action than from working a corner station.

If anyone has any questions, either call Jeannie Caulfield at COTA (512) 655-6592 or the main number (512) 301-6600. And of course, you can always call me at my home number of 517.626.7454 or my cell phone 517.927.8023. Uh, when I'm not Uncle Duke, the rest of the world knows me as Ken Browde.

One more thing: don't worry if you have limited or no corner marshal experience at this time. Just be sure you put down on the volunteer application that you are an ADV member! Last year the track learned that each and every ADV volunteer was great, learned the ropes in record time and truth be told, it was ADV volunteers that essentially saved the bacon for the track as they were short-handed going into race week. We have the utmost respect from both Indy and COTA MotoGP staffs and I think that is pretty cool indeed!

So hope to hang out on a corner with everyone and I really hope everyone that volunteered last year will be coming back for even more fun this year!

Many thanks for your consideration and please SIGN UP NOW!!!

All my best,

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Old 01-23-2014, 10:48 AM   #2
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Old 01-23-2014, 11:18 AM   #3
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Old 01-24-2014, 06:28 AM   #4
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Just replied to their email of acceptance, had a great time last year.
Free? My only cost last year was gas money, I camped in the parking lot with quite a few other volunteers.


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Old 01-25-2014, 07:14 PM   #5
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In,I Kinda expected to get a email from Kathy or Sandy about this. is this different than what I did for the Moto Gp at Indy or USGP F1 at COTA?
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Old 01-26-2014, 04:59 AM   #6
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I think it's different in that working one event doesn't automatically put you a list for every event. However I did get invites to the F1 last October. Didn't go but I'm going to try to work F1 this year.

I did get an email from them Dec 12 asking if I was going to volunteer for MotoGP.


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Old 01-27-2014, 10:10 AM   #7
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Yep its different!

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In,I Kinda expected to get a email from Kathy or Sandy about this. is this different than what I did for the Moto Gp at Indy or USGP F1 at COTA?
Sandy and the USAC crew are not in charge of this event so signing up is a bit different. Please go to the volunteer link I placed at the top of this thread and apply directly. Don't wait for an invitge from the track....we're working on that for next year but this year, we all have to be pro-active.

IF you or anyone has any questions, please contact me at the numbers I put on the first parft of this thread, or shoot me an email at buffalo2stbreath@aol.com. Any old timers on this thread should figure out the bike I refer to with my email addy. Or just call me on my cell of 517.927.8023.
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Old 01-27-2014, 12:12 PM   #8
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Sandy and the USAC crew are not in charge of this event so signing up is a bit different. Please go to the volunteer link I placed at the top of this thread and apply directly. Don't wait for an invitge from the track....we're working on that for next year but this year, we all have to be pro-active.

IF you or anyone has any questions, please contact me at the numbers I put on the first parft of this thread, or shoot me an email at buffalo2stbreath@aol.com. Any old timers on this thread should figure out the bike I refer to with my email addy. Or just call me on my cell of 517.927.8023.
I did, Forgot to mention the ADVrider thing!
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Old 01-27-2014, 12:47 PM   #9
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glad I saw this thread I got the letter form COTA on Jan 22 and I didn't even notice

looks like Im going to be a track marshal

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Old 01-27-2014, 04:37 PM   #10
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Old 01-27-2014, 07:18 PM   #11
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Old 02-07-2014, 11:09 AM   #12
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Got my acceptance email today...
I will be the old guy towing the walker with attached oxygen bottles ("must be able to run long distances").
I worked the esses at Road Atlanta in the WERA championships back around 1988. I was stationed at the top of the esses, and had to run all the way down to the Armco at the bottom a couple of times to help fallen riders. Why I didn't stay down behind the Armco, I will never understand - after all - all the riders ended up down there when they fell. Now that I am older and wiser, I will be sure to study the ground carefully in order to minimize the effort required for pursuing errant riders. I will also wear comfortable shoes.
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Old 02-18-2014, 09:38 AM   #13
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BTW - I reserved a room at the Drury Inn (two queen beds, non smoking, for Thurs, Fri, Sat), in case anyone wants to go halvsies. Ladies preferred.
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Old 02-18-2014, 08:23 PM   #14
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BTW - I reserved a room at the Drury Inn (two queen beds, non smoking, for Thurs, Fri, Sat), in case anyone wants to go halvsies. Ladies preferred.
what about some soft water balloons and a tuck?
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Old 02-19-2014, 04:19 PM   #15
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Now that's just nasty.
Lock the door and I will get back to you...
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