We need people to help with the Greenpower event, as we look after on-track safety.
I need a dozen people to act as my eyes and ears & to radio in when cars stop – and there will be several that will run out of juice to keep me busy with the recovery trailer!
Would you like to be involved with this unusual event, it’s an opportunity for Motorsport enthusiasts to contribute towards the careers of the engineers of the future?
The format has changed slightly this year. There will be two 90 minute races for the Formula 24 cars (secondary education pupils) separated by a 1 hour race for the Formula 24+ cars (further education and corporate competitors). This should make the event more interesting as there should be more cars still running at the end of each race.
What is Greenpower? Greenpower is a charitable organisation that promotes engineering as a rewarding career to anyone aged 9-25, while also focusing on sustainability, teamwork and the community.
How? Students have to design, build and then race simple electrically powered cars. Greenpower specify certain design parameters, mostly safety related, supply a standard 24v electric motor and batteries, and then the teams get on and build a car. The project is now part of the National Curriculum.
For those of you who haven’t been before, there's nothing strenuous or dangerous about your duty, but don’t jump out in-front of one of the cars, some can be doing 30+ mph! The day is particularly suitable for our less active (or more senior) helpers as you can sit down in the comfort of your car or arm chair (if you bring one!) and watch the cars go by. Can you help?
Signing on is from 8.30am, and the last race will finish at 4.30pm. There will be Breakfast from 7.30am for early arrivals. Hot and cold drinks and a sandwich lunch will be provided to volunteers too, but as the lunch break is just 30 minutes you may wish to bring food & drink with you, as that 30 mins includes getting to & from your post.
We already have half a dozen volunteers but could do with several more. Motorsport marshalling experience is not necessary and there is no need for orange fireproofs! If you can help, or know someone who may be interested in coming along to assist with this charity event, please let me know. The more people we get, the more interesting it will be for all of us!
Timetable for Greenpower 2014 event:-
Date: Wednesday 24th September
0700 – Greenpower Officials on site
0730 – Teams start arriving
0830 – Marshals Signing-on
0900 – Marshals’ Briefing
0930 – 1100 – Practice
1130 – 1300 – IET Formula 24 Race 1 (Secondary Education competitors) 90 Min Race (Awards 1400)
1330 – 1430 – Formula 24+ (Further Education competitors) 60 minute race (Awards 1530)
1500 – 1630 – IET Formula 24 Race 2(Secondary Education competitors) 90 Min Race (Awards 17.00)
1645 – Pack up our equipment