Volunteer Sandy’s best seat in house
FOR 25 years, Supercars team official Sandy Golding has been watching over the track in a bid to keep the drivers safe.
And the racing veteran believes it happens to be the best seat in the house.
The Townsville resident has volunteered to stand trackside and monitor the races for eight years at Townsville’s event. “I’m a revhead,” she said. “It’s always been different every year I’ve done it.”
Ms Golding said while she was biased towards her home track, Bathurst was the “pinnacle”.
Fellow volunteer and Cairns resident Jim Cavill has given his time for all nine of Townsville’s events after falling in love with motorsport as a teenager.
“I started 45 years ago when I was 13,” he said. “I’ve always been a volunteer.
“I’ve done all but two of the Formula 1 Grand Prix.
“It’s the closest you can get to the cars without actually driving them.
“It’s better than grandstand tickets.”
Brisbane resident David Morris said he had also been volunteering as a team official for 25 years.
“I’ve done every one here, which is nine,” he said.
“We stand in the same spot and help with the safety.
“I just love coming to Townsville.”
Mr Morris said the team officials were on alert for some big crashes this weekend.
“As long as the drivers are safe, we don’t mind a bit of biffing and baffing,” he said.
REVHEAD PARADISE: Supercars track marshalls Jim Carvill, Sandy Golding and David Morris.