The event has close to 200 volunteers. We have to close the roads when cars are running a stage which means getting permission from the folks who own the roads. We need volunteers stationed along a special stage at any place someone could possibly enter the course.
Other players that get involved are the County Sheriff personnel, EMTs, ambulance, fire, crash recovery, HAM radio operators, and many more. My wife logs in arrival times, giving competitors a start time for the special stage, logging the actual start time, and timing them at the finish. She also calculates their special stage time and passes that time to a scoring group.
We boondock camp in the area of the rally (as do many other folks). The rally covers two days but we camp for four nights. This year’s rally is on a Saturday and Sunday. We’ll go on Thursday, using Thursday and Friday to set up camp, put out course markers and road closed information, communication checks, etc. We stay over Sunday so that we can celebrate and relax before heading home on Monday.” – Dave Erickson, 2011 Ford F350, 2006 Arctic Fox 990
“Here’s a video we did while we were at the Blue Max air show with Gordon and Angela.” – Charlie and Jeannie Coushaine, 2001 Ford F350, 2012 Chalet DS116RB