Writers for Solo Nationals

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Writers for Solo Nationals

Postby spitfire4gp » Thu Jul 19, 2007 11:48 pm

If you like to write, consider being part of the crew providing the coverage in SportsCar Magazine for the 35th Solo Nationals.

I need about two dozen writers to cover the event and so far I have 18. I need a few more to cover both Thursday-Friday classes (people driving Tuesday-Wednesday) and the Tuesday-Wednesday classes (Thursday-Friday drivers). [See Run Days list at bottom of this message]

The perks are:

1-This counts as your work assignment, :) and

2-You do NOT have to work on the days you run :D

The necessaries are:

1-I prefer people who are there all four days (enabling #2 above)

2-You have to get stories back to me within a about week (October 7 deadline)

No one should have to write up more than two classes (Open and Ladies are considered one class for story purposes). The basic job is to be there when the classes are running, talk to a couple of the key players, then write a story (likely after you get home) of about 500 words.

You e-mail it to me, I do the editing and fact checking, and perhaps plug in some historical perspective, and send it to the magazine. I also take care of preparing all results for publication, so you do not have to worry about that.

Great writing talent is secondary to just being there. I can edit most anything into a reasonable narrative, but the eyes and ears of the reporters are invaluable. This is like the good old days of hot-lead journalism -- you're the ace reporter, I'm "rewrite." I�ll send you a brief "how-to" with the story assignments.

If you can be part of the crew this year, please e-mail me direct to rocky@spitfire4.com with the following info:

1. Your name

2. Mailing address

3. Phone numbers (home & work)

4. e-mail address

5. Your Social Security Number *

6. Your class, days you run [see schedule below]

7. What day you plan to arrive/leave Topeka

8. Where you plan to stay in Topeka (motel, etc.)

9. Any preferences for classes you'd like to cover

10. Second choice for event work assignment in case I can't use you as a writer.

(* A California requirement, SportsCar is published in California.)

I'll confirm your reply, but assignments are not made until the run/work order is known in late August.

If you enter using the entry form in SportsCar or the flyer mailed from SCCA, in the �Worker Information� area circle �OTHER� and write in "SportsCar." If registering online at the SCCA.com website, leave the �Work Preference� line blank and at the bottom of the page in �Notes to registrar� write in �Work Preference - SportsCar Writer.�

If you've already sent your entry and checked off some other worker preference, just let me know what you checked. I can get it changed.

Hope to hear from you soon!

--Rocky Entriken

Chief of Writers



------ Run Days ------

~~~TUE-WED~~~

SS CS ES HS

STS2 SM SM2

CSP DSP FSP

CP FP GP

AM BM CM DM FSAE



~~~THU-FRI~~~

AS BS DS FS GS

STS STX STU

ASP BSP ESP

XP DP EP

EM FM F125

and, of course, the corresponding Ladies classes

--Rocky Entriken
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