With the addition of big names to the 2nd round of the Rally America National Championship at the 100 Acre Wood Rally, organizers are now in desperate need of more volunteers. Ken Block alone can draw in considerably more fans and add to that a likely close battle with David Higgins and a 60 car field and the event will be packed. All this means there is a need for more marshals to help keep the rally safe and fun for everyone.
I’ve been volunteering at rally events for years and I can guarantee there is no better way to watch a rally than volunteering. You get closer to the action than any regular spectator could hope to get, and usually get some neat spiffs to sweeten the deal. Even more interesting is working a start or stop control where you get a first hand view of the technical aspects of the sport and just how close the times can get between drivers. Usually these jobs require little to no prior experience. At Oregon Trail it is common for an entire family to volunteer as road marshals blocking off an access road. They’ll bring their lawn chairs, BBQ, etc. and make a day of it.
I can’t think of a more exciting battle than that of Ken Block and David Higgins at 100 Acre Wood. It is bound to be close, and as a volunteer you can get the best view in the house. If you are planning on going to the 100 Acre Wood Rally based in Salem, MO I highly encourage you to sign up to be a volunteer. Here’s the link to the 100 Acre Wood volunteer page: http://www.100aw.org/?page_id=67