SEBRING, Fla. (March 15, 2013) – When the 2012 BFGoodrich Tires SCCA Workers of the Year were announced at the Runoffs® in September, each were presented a certificate for a set of BFGoodrich Tires, and one lucky winner was drawn to receive an all-expenses paid trip to Sebring International Raceway for the 61st Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh from Florida. This week, Cal Club’s Joi Robinson, the Southern Pacific Worker of the Year, is enjoying that prize as the guest of BFGoodrich Tires and its parent company, Michelin.
Robinson and her guest, fellow SCCA member Lisa Jones, were found taking in an IMSA GT3 Cup race Thursday afternoon at Turn 17.
“We got here on Wednesday and since then, we’ve been trying to figure out how to be a spectator, and not want to work!” Robinson said. “I figured it out quicker than she [Jones] did!
“I’ve run into a few crew members that I know that have raced in our Region. We’re getting prepared for next month at the Long Beach Grand Prix, where we’ll see a lot of them.”
Part of being a spectator is determining where to spend time watching the famed endurance classic on Saturday.
“We’ll spend some time in the suite. We’ve been scoping out some of the different places, probably four, five and six. This is our second time coming here to Turn 17, and it’s a nice little area as well.”
When asked for her overall thoughts about the BFGoodrich Tires SCCA Worker of the Year program, Robinson was quick and to the point.
Each year, SCCA and BFGoodrich Tires annually recognize the best workers in the SCCA Club Racing program. Individuals are nominated and then one worker per SCCA Division is selected and revealed as the Worker of the Year at the National Championship Runoffs.