We’re finally across the halfway point between the last race of last season and the first race of this season. That means its time to start getting into the details for the races this summer. The schedule and nightly sponsors are coming together (though there’s always room for more). On the personnel side we’re still looking for a few folks able to fill some open positions we have this year.
- Track Maintenance
- Scorers & Lapboard Operator
- Gate Workers
- Wrecker Driver & Wrecker Driver Helper
- Tshirt / Apparel Sales
Track Maintenance –
- Prepping the speedway for races Saturday night starts Wednesday evening. Wednesday night the track is heavily watered to get a moisture base into the track. Thursday night the track is bladed and packed, along with being watered to ensure the moisture base started on Wednesday stays. If all goes well, Friday night we just maintain the moisture level on the track, along with packing the backside of the corners, pit roads, and any other maintenance needed. Saturday is another day for maintaining moisture, and then monitoring the track and watering as needed throughout the races.
- Ideally we’d like one person who could head up these efforts, though if you can help with some of the tasks listed but not all of them we’d love to make you a part of the Jamestown Speedway Crew.
Scorers & Lapboard Operators –
- Have a knack for detail? Like a fast paced way to make the races fly by? We’re needing people interested in being hand scorers during the races. We have state of the art computer systems to make lineups and keep track of what position everyone is in, but as a backup we always have one or two people keeping track of positions the old fashioned way – with a pencil and paper. I know, it sounds fun right? I know its not for everyone, but it is for some people. And if you’re one of those people, give us a shout and we’d love to make you a part of the team.
Gate Workers –
- Quick, how much does it cost for 2 adults and a ten year old to get into the pits? If you answered $60 (2X$25 +$10), you have what it takes to be a gate worker at the speedway. Bonus question – can you flash a wide smile when someone walks up who you haven’t seen in a week? Yes? Then this job is for you! Greeting drivers, asking how they did the night before, getting to know what kind of pickups they drive or what they do for day jobs during the week, being the first to hear gossip and results from Friday night’s races – all benefits of working at the pit gate at the speedway. Need folks for the main pit gate that’s open until race time and also for the back gate that is open all night. So maybe you’re a family member who gets drug along to the races but you’d rather spend your evening reading a book on your iPad. We’ll give you a perfect place to do just that, and we’ll even hook you up with the wifi password for the blazing fast wireless Internet we have.
Wrecker Drivers & Wrecker Driver Helpers –
- Another pretty self-explanatory job posting! Either driving a wrecker or riding along in the wrecker and helping hook up wrecked cars, telling the wrecker driver where to go and what to do to the point where he almost hands the keys over and says ‘here, you do it’ but not quite. These are the best jobs in the house. Driving around in old trucks, getting in the middle of the action, helping make the show run smoothly and quickly.
Track Photographer/Videographer –
- Have a knack for taking pictures worth a thousand words? Or even 100 words? Like putting videos on YouTube? We're looking for someone to take behind the scene pictures of the speedway and tell the story of the 2015 season in pictures & videos. Not an action photographer like Cody, but someone who can take pics of trophy presentations, sponsor events and the like.
Tshirt / Apparel Sales –
- Last but certainly not least – though the track promoter’s Carhartt farmer jeans and nerdy looking hiking boots scream ‘I’m the king of fashion,’ he secretly would like help in the area of tshirt and apparel sales. So if you have good ideas for shirts or novelty items we could sell on race nights let us know. We’ll gladly give you a cool job title like ‘Director of Novelty Sales’ and let you go to town.
This is shaping up to be a fun and exciting year at the speedway. More race nights, the traditional Labor Day Duel races are back, the Dakota Classic Modified Tour Championship, 2 NLRA Late Model dates, the Stock Car Stampede, its going to be awesome. We hope you’ll want to be a part of it!!
If you want to be part please contact Tim Baldwin or Keith Veil and let them know.