Go To Team Management Runs Laps with Clark Crew at Coca Cola 600

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In the field for a day with Director of Photography, Skip Clark at Lowe’s Motor Speedway.
I get to travel a little with Go To Team, but don’t log nearly the miles that our video crews (Skip Clark, Tom Wells, Dave Baker and Jimmy Hall ) do. My job as Operations Manager is first and foremost to provide support to our guys, while they’re busy “Making Cool TV”. It’s always great to get out from behind the desk and remember how much hard work Go To Team Crews do and how much fun they have doing it! 

I recently had the opportunity to visit Partner and Director of Photography, Skip Clark in Charlotte, NC and spend a day at track visiting our NASCAR clients, including FOX Sports. The FOX Sports crew is a remarkable organization that’s taken our crews across the country for Races, Football, and even Monster Trucks.

I’ve always thought of Skip as a Rock Star, but it’s always good to be reminded why. Skip has the coolest toys and newest gear. I see the invoices and have a TV production background, but the gear he has is amazing not to mention what Skip can do with it. Skip’s “Do Whatever it Takes” attitude hasn’t changed in his 8 years with Go To Team and has been passed on to every single employee here.

I had a great time meeting with our clients and crew members… putting faces with voices or emails. I don’t think there’s a corner of the track we didn’t go to. I had the opportunity to see Fox’s “Hollywood Hotel” set, stand on top of the trailer in the infield, talk to Fox Anchor Jeff Hammond (and, a shout out to Danny Shull).

While traveling up to the top of Lowe’s VIP area we bumped into “Humpy” Wheeler who just retired as manager of the Speedway. What an honor on his last day. He was gracious, accommodating, and funny. A treat for someone who can appreciate his tremendous marketing efforts. Watching the pit crews work in the garage area made me think about the team aspect to NASCAR that we at Go To Team can appreciate.