Desire to have #FunWithCars starts young!
Written by James Ray Volunteer grid worker Greg Holt is a great example of someone whose passion for race cars started early in life. He shares an old family photo showing him sitting in the cockpit of an older cousin’s micro midget sprint car. Greg’s father, Henry, can be seen holding onto the roll bar, like he is worried Greg might take off! Another more recent family photo shows Greg as a young father and playing with oldest son Eric’s slot car racing set. Many of us catch the fever young in life and it never leaves us. We just want to have #FunWithCars! For those unfamiliar with grid workers, they are the ones wearing white helping position the race cars in starting order before each on-track session. Volunteer grid workers provide valuable service by checking driver safety gear and verifying each car displays a current-event tech inspection sticker. They look at driver harness belts and HANS straps to ensure they are fastened, check that helmet and gloves are on, window nets are up, and (for open cockpit cars) that the driver is wearing arm restraints. As race cars [...]