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    Default IndyCar Racing at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course

    I am sure some of you get tired of hearing me ask, but considering there are new members on this site every day, I wanted to be sure to pass along the invitation... So, if any firefighters on here are interested in helping out at the IndyCar Race (and American LeMans Series) at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course during the weekend of July 18-19-20, 2008 send me an e-mail and I will e-mail back an application.

    With the addition of several former Champ Car teams to the Indy Racing League, there will be a need for several more firefighters at this event. Obviously it is best if you can be there for all three days, but I am sure they won't turn you away if you can only make it out for one or two days.

    I won't gaurentee that you will get close to Danica Patrick, but everyone I have worked with tells me that they have had a great time being a part of such an exciting event.

    You can e-mail me at ran812@aol.com
    Last edited by MetalMedic; 06-05-2008 at 10:31 PM.
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    God I would love to do this and know some other guys that would also, so I will pass this along.


    Too bad I will have left for basic training by then.
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    Default Ack!!!

    Someone named "Rex" sent me an e-mail, and the damned AOL webpage appears to have eaten the darn thing... now I have lost the e-mail address. So, if you are reading this, PLEASE e-mail me again!

    Sorry...
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    I sent this out to some guys on our dept who are avid racing fans. Only got one back who said he will be out of town but is DEFINITELY interested in future events and would make sure that he would be availible for them. He wanted to know if he could get an application or info for future reference and just to hold on to.
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    Send me an e-mail and I'll send back the paperwork in .pdf documents. We had a great event with the Rolex Grand-Am Series last weekend. Could have used about 4-5 more firefighters for that one. IRL is going to be the challenge since it will take over 50 firefighters to do it right...
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    Working IRL this Friday down here in Richmond. 8AM to close for Friday's event, not able to work at the track on Saturday since I have to work my regular shift that day. Oh well, I'll take 14 hours of OT in Friday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoxAlarm187 View Post
    Working IRL this Friday down here in Richmond. 8AM to close for Friday's event, not able to work at the track on Saturday since I have to work my regular shift that day. Oh well, I'll take 14 hours of OT in Friday.
    Want to come to Ohio and do it again???
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    Default Bump

    With just two weeks to go, we are pretty short on help.... so I am bumping this to the top again in case someone missed it the first time. A lot of action at Watkins Glen International today... Danica almost ran over the Target team in the pits (maybe it was the bulls eyes on their uniforms???).

    Check your schedules... check with your brothers and sisters at your departments. If you have a fire card and can fog a mirror, we can find a place for you July 18-19-20!!!

    Thanks!!!
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    .......bump.........


    Check your emails metal medic!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RFRDxplorer View Post
    .......bump.........


    Check your emails metal medic!
    I hope I didn't lose something in the spam filter... my AOL account is not what it used to be....
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    Quote Originally Posted by MetalMedic View Post
    I hope I didn't lose something in the spam filter... my AOL account is not what it used to be....
    Alllllllllllllrighty, then check your PMs!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RFRDxplorer View Post
    Alllllllllllllrighty, then check your PMs!!!!
    Done! (I need to lengthen this to at least 10 letters even though I have nothing further to add that is of any use to you or I whatsoever).
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    Will you take a NASCAR trained Pit Supervisor from Pocono?

    And are there decent (cheap) quarters near by?
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    Pit road supervisor - I FEEL YOUR PAIN!!

    Sure, we can use all the help we can get. E-mail me your contact info and I'll get it to the powers-that-be...

    There is free camping at the track for the volunteers. As for "cheap" lodging, there is a Knights Inn in Mansfield that is probably the most reasonable that I would consider staying in that would probably not be filled with race fans. It certainly is not "5-star" but you get what you pay for.
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    Hey metal medic!

    Any update on working Mid Ohio this year? I am still extremely interested.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RFRDxplorer View Post
    Hey metal medic!

    Any update on working Mid Ohio this year? I am still extremely interested.
    If you are interested, I am sure we can use you! There should be some training scheduled in March or April... you can pretty much make plans to be there for at least the IRL/ALMS weekend since we seem to always be short handed during that one since we staff each of the pit boxes.

    I will post something when I get information on what is coming up!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MetalMedic View Post
    If you are interested, I am sure we can use you! There should be some training scheduled in March or April... you can pretty much make plans to be there for at least the IRL/ALMS weekend since we seem to always be short handed during that one since we staff each of the pit boxes.

    I will post something when I get information on what is coming up!
    Alright I'll be standing by. I know of a few other guys who would also like to do this if their schedule permits everyone from 36 hr to 240 and EMT to Paramedic and Probies to Chiefs, so once you get that info shoot it my way and I can hopefully bring a few guys down with me.
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    A little action from 2008's IRL/ALMS weekend...


    DeFerran Motorsports fuel spill and fire...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2sIbTz-7cw


    Milka Dunno & Danica Patrick exchanging driving tips after quallies...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sN7eLhSuwCw


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    Quote Originally Posted by NEOgreg View Post
    A little action from 2008's IRL/ALMS weekend...


    DeFerran Motorsports fuel spill and fire...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2sIbTz-7cw
    Saw this one up close and personal (and if you are who I think you are... you did too!). Kieth Jones was the fueler, and while he has suffered some severe burns, the last I heard he was doing better than expected and we might see him back at the track in 2009.
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    Default MidOhio Training Day March 29th!

    Just a reminder for those who are interested... if you have not contacted the track yet, please go to this website:

    http://www.midohio.com/About-Us/Empl...y-Team-Members

    Download the application and get it in ASAP. Also send Tom Sneeringer an e-mail:

    tsneeringer@midohio.com

    to let him know if you think you would be coming to the Safety Team Training Day on Sunday 3/29/09 from 8AM to 5PM.
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