As many of you have seen over the last few weeks/months, activity here at the Can-Am Racing Series has ebbed and flowed from a steady river to little more than a trickle, back to a river. The reason being, for the better part of the 3+ year stretch of CARS, it’s really been headmanned by myself, Greg. While Patrick, Chris, and Mike have helped in various ways along the way, for the most part, its always been handled by me. One of those “if you want it done your way, do it yourself” kind of things. However, lately, my life has taken a turn for the hectic, and as such, I have had to rely heavilly on Chris and Patrick.
Thankfully those two have been up to the task and have kept things running relatively smoothly while I have been absent. But, what this did to me, was make me realize that we badly needed more hands on deck. Mike has unfortunately taken a permanent hiatus from sim-racing, and Chris is being deployed overseas soon with the US Air Force. On top of that, I am moving this week, and Patricks NEORacingNews.com has taken off and is pulling him in many directions. This basically again leaves CARS in need of help.
With all that being said, I am pleased to announce that we administrators have unanimously approved adding our longest standing member, Trevor Williams, to the administration team. Trevor joined us not long after we first started CARS, after he and I met on a New York based racing website. Since then, he’s become one of our most valued members, always willing to pitch in and lend a hand. With my absence lately, he has practically begged to help us in any way he can. Frankly, it makes me feel a little sheepish we never thought of having him join us before. Trevor has been on the streets recruiting for us heavilly for months, and now that he’s an official member of the administration, will also begin writing for the website as well as the other fun administration stuff like rulings and schedule making. So, join us in congratulating Trevor on his new appointment, as we couldn’t be happier to have him join us!
The second announcement is that another long-time member will be joining us as a part-time in-race administrator. Al Smith Jr has ran with us for the better part of a year, and has quickly proven to be one of our most valued members. Administering his own series that we have partnered with (Upstate Racing League) and ran companion series and races with, he brings a lot of experience to the table. While he will not be a full time administrator like myself, Chris, Pat and Trevor, he will assist us with replay rulings and in-race penalties, which is something we have sorely lacked in enforcing due to not enough hands on deck. So, thank you Al, for volunteering and taking on the new assignment!
Thats all we have for you all today, we will see you all on Sunday!