$2000 Challenge: Get paid to work the event

By Colin Wood
Apr 1, 2024 | $2000 Challenge

Photography Credit: David S. Wallens

Here’s your chance to help make the low-buck magic happen: We're currently hiring autocross volunteers for our Grassroots Motorsports $2000 Challenge presented by Tire Rack.

Here’s how it works: As a volunteer, you’ll be standing near the autocross course in the parking lot of Gainesville Raceway. When cars hit cones, you’ll walk onto the course to reset the cones and use a radio to alert timing & scoring.

So, what’s in it for you? Each half-day shift will pay $50, and course workers will also receive a free T-shirt, free lunch, and free spectator access to the evening’s drag racing. They’ll also receive the limitless gratitude of our competitors and attendees, and they’ll see the autocross from the best viewing area possible–the middle of the course! Sign up for both shifts and you’ll get paid $100 for the day.

Please note: Workers must be 18 years of age or older, and must be able to move themselves around, pick up cones, and maintain awareness of their surroundings. Volunteers who choose to race in the autocross may only run for exhibition due to changing course conditions.

Click here to sign up for a volunteer shift. For more information about the $2000 Challenge, visit 2000challenge.com.

The Grassroots Motorsports $2000 Challenge is presented by Tire Rack, in association with CRCMiller and BendPak.

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QuasiMofo (John Brown)
QuasiMofo (John Brown) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
4/1/24 3:32 p.m.

Hey boss, I was signed up for AM shift, If you want to make it both AM and PM I'll make that happen for you.

Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard GRM+ Memberand Publisher
4/2/24 10:44 a.m.

That would be fantastic if you're up for it. We could use a few more afternoon volunteers. 


QuasiMofo (John Brown)
QuasiMofo (John Brown) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
4/3/24 9:53 a.m.

In reply to Tom Suddard :

It's that or sit at the hotel hoping someone buys a book. The way I see it is at least this way I will have sunburned calves.

SV reX
SV reX MegaDork
4/3/24 10:32 a.m.

We can offer 2 volunteers.  We'd prefer morning (but might be able to be talked into the PM). 


Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard GRM+ Memberand Publisher
4/3/24 10:49 a.m.
RonnieFnD HalfDork
4/3/24 5:11 p.m.

Can't wait to work it.  Best seat in the house!

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