The Other Track Stars
Racing is also made possible by a mostly unseen team who show up not for the money but to be part of a weekend activity unlike any other.
Many of the people working at a race event or trackday are volunteers who train for roles at the track. This group of track marshals are training for a MotoAmerica race. Along with those who train them, they serve with a serious commitment to keep the racing organized, competitive, and safe.
Gini Caufield, Events Manager at Circuit of the Americas, organizes the orientation and training of more than 50 volunteers to serve as marshals and support staff at MotoAmerica’s preseason test event.
Volunteer marshals at Circuit of the Americas in Austin get treated with a visit by three-time AMA (MotoAmerica) Superbike Champion Josh Hayes and his team mate, Cameron Beaubier (not pictured) a two-time champion in the same class. Hayes and Beaubier took questions and answers from more than 50 volunteers at a pizza party for volunteers at the close of the MotoAmerica event.
Volunteer cornerworkers, professional safety crew, and EMT personnel practice safe recovery techniques at COTA with a bike that really did go down.
A member of the Can-Do Crew at Grattan Raceway, Michigan, informs the tower of a clear track at a WERA race. Many Can-Do Crew members have served at the track for more than 20 years.
The person no one wants to see, but everyone is glad is here.
An AHRMA volunteer organizes the starting grid for a two-wave start.
AHRMA staff and marshals are almost all volunteers…
serious about their work…
but happy to be an important part of each event.