Lime Rock Park racetrack in Lakeville, Connecticut announced via press release on Tuesday, March 25, that the circuit seeks volunteers to help with the 2014 racing season. According to Lime Rock officials, this is the first time in 31 years that the facility has asked for volunteers to help with guest staff services at its major season events.
Fans and enthusiasts have the chance to join what will be called the Esses Club Station Staff.
Station Staff will be involved with a range of guest services and facility needs. They will, for example, park cars, monitor access points, check-in campers, and assist with loading in race teams.
The track says Station Staff will have an all-access pass to Lime Rock Park, and get to work hand-in-hand with track management. They may also have the opportunity to meet legendary drivers.
Nancy Eppley, Lime Rock's operations manager, said, "By joining the Esses Club, people will find a fun, exciting and insider way to meet people from all over the world, people who share the same passion for racing."
Lime Rock has scheduled an open-house Esses Club familiarization meeting for Saturday, April 26 at 12:30 p.m. at the track. Lunch will be served and people can meet management, ask questions and find out more about the volunteer opportunities available.
Those interested in volunteering should send an email with contact information to TheEsses@limerock.com.
Including the Historic Festival 32 over Labor Day weekend, Lime Rock's 2014 major event schedule appears below:
May 23-25, IMSA
June 20-21, SCCA
August 28-September 1, Historic Festival
September 19-20, Trans-Am
September 26-27, SCCA NARRCs
Lime Rock Park, established in 1957, is a road course set in the Berkshire region of Northwest Connecticut.
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