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November 8, 2019

Lucas Oil Speedway looking for flagman, Jumbo-Tron operator, hand scorer for 2020 season

Lucas Oil Speedway is taking applications for a new flagman, Jumbo-Tron operator and manual scorer for the 2020 season. (Kenny Shaw photo)
WHEATLAND, Missouri (November 8, 2019) - Lucas Oil Speedway has some employment opportunities for those interested in joining its team for 2020 and beyond.

With the retirement of long-time flagman Bruce Korte, the speedway is looking for a replacement in one of the most-visible and important positions at the speedway. Candidates need a minimum of two years' of experience, among other requirements.

 

Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager Danny Lorton said he's also looking for a new Jumbo-Tron Operator/Media Specialist and a Manual Scorer/Pit Cashier. A look at the openings:

 

FLAGMAN
 Seasonal Part Time
Position Summary: Controls actions of race vehicles through display of flags and lights, signaling Competitors to stop, slow, go, finish, etc.
 
Goals and Objectives
  • Maintains constant communication with track officials, in particular the Race Director and Scorers
  • Makes constant observation of track and race vehicles, and immediately reports exact location and nature of any incident or accident, ensuring that appropriate flags and/or lights are displayed to warn drivers
Duties and responsibilities
  • Sets a good example for peers with regard to punctuality, attendance, attitude and hygiene.
  • Maintains constant communication with track officials
  • Determines when all competitors are on the track
  • Displays flags informing drivers when to
    • Proceed with caution
    • Accelerate to race speed
    • Slow
    • Lineup as directed (pairs or single file)
    • Start
    • Stop
    • Exit Track
  • Also displays flags notifying drivers of halfway point, 2 laps to go, 1 lap to go, move over for faster traffic, and to immediately exit track and contact an official
  • Operates yellow and red flashing lights
  • Notifies other officials of accidents or incidents by stating exact location and nature of incident
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading trade publications
Qualifications
  • Minimum 2 year's Experience
  • Teamwork & Leadership Skills
  •  Self-motivated
  •  High energy level
  • Excellent Non-Verbal Communications Skills
  • Professional presentation and conduct
  • Must be responsible and self-managed
  • Must have excellent follow-up and tracking skills
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to carry out each essential duty satisfactorily.
 
JUMBRO-TRON OPERATOR/MEDIA SPECIALIST 
Seasonal position
Position Summary: Work in a fast paced and live production environment performing the following duties: Operate, maintain, and further develop a Daktronic Pro-Star System (similar to Jumbo-Tron), create and manipulate graphic and video media creations, and operate/assist with the filming of live events. 
 
Key Areas of Responsibility
  • Operate/Maintain/Develop Pro-Star video board system for weekly races and special events
  • Develop new media creations using Final Cut Pro and Adobe Creative Suite (graphic and video) to ensure fresh, date related, and crowd enticing content.
  • Operate or work with another team member for filming of all events
  • Archive yearly event footage
  • Operate the various functions of the Jumbotron scoreboard as directed by the Events Coordinator or designee
  • Troubleshoots malfunctions and makes repairs and adjustments in a timely manner
  • Ensures constant upkeep of Jumbotron equipment to the standards of Lucas Oil Speedway.
  • Enhances department and organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments
Qualifications
  • Knowledge of electronics & computers
  • Specific Jumbo-Tron training and experience
  • Strong drive to learn new technologies
  • Extremely flexible to changing environments, project requirements, and fast paced live event situations
  • Strong level of advanced computer skills/technology knowledge
  • Experience with video/photo editing
  • Previous experience with Final Cut Pro or Adobe Creative Suite beneficial
  • Ability to communicate with technical and non-technical audiences
  • Available to work non-traditional hours including weekends and holidays during racing season
Additional skills
  • Communications
  • Written and Verbal Skills
  • Self-Motivation & Initiation
  • Planning
  • Teamwork
  • Multi-tasking
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to carry out each essential duty satisfactorily including the proven ability to secure appointments, create professional presentations and close sales. Acceptance of work hours customary in the field of sports/entertainment is necessary.
 
MANUAL SCORER/PIT CASHIER
Seasonal/Part Time 
Position Summary: As the Manual Scorer, you will be responsible for maintaining and accurately record race scoring based upon visual observation of race vehicles on the track. 
 
Duties
 
  • Maintains and accurately records race scoring based upon visual observation of race vehicles
  • Provides information to Public Address Announcer as it is verified and pursuant to
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading trade publications.
  • Completes required training as mandated by Speedway management.
  • Conducts sales transactions in ticketing or other areas as assigned
  • Maintains accurate records of all transactions and turns in all monies and receipts at the conclusion of assigned shift.
  • Maintains overall cleanliness to the highest standards at all times in all areas.
   
Essential functions
 
  • Strong knowledge of auto racing and its rules. 
  • Ability to pay attention throughout the entirety of a race without missing any race action
  • Keep track of every car on the track and as they exit in which order they fall out
  • Assist with correct stats, and lineup changes
  
Qualifications and Requirements
 
  • Must have a flexible schedule including nights, weekends and holidays
  • Must be comfortable to work in a fast paced, high pressure environment
  • Keep a professional demeanor with the ability to interact with fans, staff members, drivers
  • Teamwork, Leadership Skills, Self-motivated, High energy level, Excellent Verbal Communications Skills
  • Good Customer Service Skills
  • Ability to Count Money and Make Change
 
 
Go to LucasOilSpeedway.com for more details on the requirements and responsibilities for each position and to download an application. Those interested also can email Lorton at dlorton@lucasoilspeedway.com.

 

Lucas Oil Speedway is an equal opportunity employer.

 

The 2020 season will begin on April 4 with the first Weekly Racing Series program of the season, following an Open Test & Tune on March 28.

Season passes, along with Show-Me 100 three-day passes, will go on sale later this winter. Look for that information at LucasOilSpeedway.com and on Lucas Oil Speedway's Facebook page. Contact Admissions Director Nichole McMillan for more info at (417) 282-5984 or via email at Nichole@LucasOilSpeedway.com.

 

CONTACT:
Danny Lorton
Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager
Office: (417) 282-5984