The 2013 motogp needs our help again!

Discussion in 'Racing' started by Uncle Duke, May 29, 2013.

  1. Uncle Duke

    Uncle Duke Official Old Fart

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    Greetings, Friends. Ken Browde and once again, the Indianapolis Moto GP race team needs our help and this year, more than ever. For reasons I cannot fathom, we have a severe shortage of workers for this year's event, which will be run August 15 to the 18. WE need F&C as well as Track workers.

    Now, before I go any further, let me tell you that the staff at Indy/USAC has praised everyone from ADV for the excellence in performance, the dedication, the overall expertise (even among the novices!) that ADV brings to the GP. And as many returning veterans will surely tell you, we F&C and Track workers at Indy are treated with respect, honor and everyone is very appreciative of our efforts, unlike some other tracks that will remain unnamed...for now.

    Oh, and while you are working the event at Indy, you will be very well fed and very well appreciated.

    So please check your calendars and for additional information please call one of us:

    Ms. Sandy Byrnes
    (p) 847-475-0500
    (c) 847-494-4312

    Or call me:

    Ken Browde
    (p) 517-626-7454
    (c) 517-927-8023

    Or go to the web site: www.motogpworker.com

    One other request: I really do not know how to fully naviigate this site so please spread the word any way you can. If you call Sandy, tell her you ar ADV: our group reputation preceeds you and even if you have never flagged an event before, you will be warmly welcomed! Sandy and the MotoGP/USAC have quickly learned that any member of ADV can do the job well.

    Please hurry. We really need YOUR help!

    All my best,

    Ken Browde (alias Uncle Duke)
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  2. spezjag

    spezjag Long timer

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    Ken -

    I will be at the race, and am checking with my brother (who lives in Indy and with whom I will be staying) to see if he is interested. I will let you know ASAP!

    Thanks!
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  3. Possu

    Possu de-nOObed!

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    If they'd pay my travel & food costs, I'd sign up now. I don't drink at all and thus, consider myself good value :D
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  4. Uncle Duke

    Uncle Duke Official Old Fart

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    Well, they won't pay your way BUT you will get the following:

    All the free food you can handle and its good!
    A very nice hat that is not available to the general public.
    A very nice golf shirt that is also not available to the general public.

    And most important are these two factors: first, you WILL get a seat that money cannot buy and you will be helping assure the safety of the greatest motorcycle racers on the planet.

    How can you beat that? :clap
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  5. spezjag

    spezjag Long timer

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    Uncle Duke -

    I checked the web site you linked to, but could not find the answers to some questions I have and that I need to pass off to my brother before he could commit.

    I am assuming there is some training required. When would we have to report in by? That will obvioulsy affect our respective schedules.

    Also, I am assuming for planning purposes that we are talking eight-hour days for at least Friday through Sunday, correct?

    Finally, my brother loved the Indy Mile event on Saturday evening last year - would this affect our ability to attend that?

    Thanks!
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  6. spezjag

    spezjag Long timer

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    All -

    I called Sandy Byrne today and got answers to my questions:
    I hope this helps!
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  7. yooperbikemike

    yooperbikemike high, wide and handsome

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    Do you have to have prior experience?
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  8. spezjag

    spezjag Long timer

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    No, but Sandy indicated that they usually pair volunteers with experienced flaggers. I suspect my job would be to stand around, hand flags to the guy with experience, and generally just look sexy as hell. :sweeti
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  9. yooperbikemike

    yooperbikemike high, wide and handsome

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    Damn, that's the job I was after!
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  10. spezjag

    spezjag Long timer

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    Jealousy does not become you. :lol3

    Ken -

    I submitted applications for both me and my brother, and I will get him to fill out the other papers required so we can submit them as well.

    We are really looking forward to this!
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  11. okiegtrider

    okiegtrider Been here awhile

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    you will enjoy the experience. My wife and I will be there, This will be our third Indy race to volunteer. Lots of great people in the flag crew from all over the world. Long days, but some good laffs in the evening at the golf club next door to the track.

    Hope to see you there.
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  12. ZLTFUL

    ZLTFUL Optimistic Pessimist

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    Really debating this. I have done a ton of track days over the years and raced long long ago in a galaxy far far away so I know what the corner works/flaggers do.
    But having never done it myself, I am hesitant...

    I have also attended Indy in 2009 and 2011 and volunteered on Ducati Island in 2011 (obviously not the same).

    So what say you? Go for it? :evil
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  13. advNZer?

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    go for it. i say!
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  14. okiegtrider

    okiegtrider Been here awhile

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    what he said:deal

    besides, its fun and you cant buy a seat that close to the track, the flag gang has a good time.

    sort of looks like this might well be the last hurrah for the GP at Indy, come be part of the show.

    sign on, we need ya man!
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  15. advNZer?

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    cmon!Its almost guaranteed you will enjoy what you have go to do without taking into account that the people doing it with you will be of like mind!Whats the hesitation!If the exercise wasnt several k i would consider it myself!
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  16. spezjag

    spezjag Long timer

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    We've received our info packets in the mail, and I should be able to mail them back by Monday.

    I am looking forward to this!
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  17. hulabaloo

    hulabaloo hanging on.......

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    We all want that job!

    The whole weekend is a blast its hard work but fun too and everyone looks sexy in Indy blue! :evil
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  18. car94

    car94 What's this Box for?

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    I singed up to be the Track Test rider! I volunteered to ride my gixxer around until all the rubber was worn off my tires!!:D
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  19. car94

    car94 What's this Box for?

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    Update. Sandy Called asked me a few questions and said I was accepted. Said I could the guy waving the checkered flag!:clap
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  20. okiegtrider

    okiegtrider Been here awhile

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    Received a dvd in the mail along with paperwork on flagging procedure today. Probably an inmate or two on that video. I know at least one in the video :D

    Getting excited to head up to Indy for another GP. Hope to see some of you there!
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