On November 1, as riders at Inman Motocross prepared to race and jump at 40-70 miles per hour, twenty-two Sterling College students spaced themselves around the track. If there was an accident, the SC students had a job to do: step out onto the track and begin waving a large yellow caution flag.
This happened-a lot. Sometimes it was just a five-year-old racer who toppled his own bike; other times it was much more serious. "During one of the pro races, two riders crashed right in front of me," said Amy Morrison, a first-year student from Hutchinson. "Two of the fastest riders were coming back around, so I had to step in. It was a little scary." Scary, but necessary. Caution flaggers such as Morrison protect both the fallen riders and those coming over a jump or around a corner who cannot see what lies ahead.
Rishawn Austin, pro-rata faculty and tennis coach at the College, arranged this service project for students interested in motocross as well as for students who needed to complete service hour requirements for their Foundations of Servant Leadership classes. Austin, who rides a dirt bike but hasn't yet raced, enjoys the family atmosphere at Motocross races and thought this service project could benefit both Inman Motocross and SC students. &qu