Make it Fun
Alex is passionate about everyone having fun. “My number one priority at every event is to ensure everyone has fun, especially the novices turning up for their very first autocross event – we want them to come back with their friends at the next event. It can be intimidating turning up to an autocross event for the first time, so we try to make sure we have experienced people in key positions like grid. Grid may look easy, but there’s a lot going on between managing dual drivers and timing cars between re-runs and mechanical delays. Having people on grid who are friendly and calm is critical. These are the people who help novices figure out where to put their car, when to get ready to drive, and where to go to make their run. They are the last face they see before leaving for a run, so we want to make sure our grid team works harmoniously and helps remove the uncertainly for novices.”
“But we’re not only taking care of novices. I want to make sure our repeat drivers have a great time too. So we try to design great courses that give drivers of all abilities a chance to hone their skills and have fun. And for our most advanced drivers – that core who will make the trek to Lincoln – we want to prepare them as best we can. We want to give each driver competing in Nationals the best possible chance of winning their class – and having fun.”
I can see there’s a common theme running through Alex’s explanation – he’s the Captain Of Fun!
At the next event, say hi To Alex … and see if you can get a ride in his orange fun machine.
Before I pinned Alex down, we all did some driving, and the day went pretty smoothly across the board.
Thanks to Alex and everyone who volunteers for making every event #FunWithCars.