A new web portal aimed at encouraging more staff into IndyCar received over 150 applications in a matter of hours.
In recent years, growing entries in the IndyCar Series has led to a shortage of elite personnel in some areas, especially in engineering roles as The Race highlighted in a recent feature.
On Tuesday, IndyCar president Jay Frye tweeted a link to the new portal saying the “IndyCar paddock is rapidly growing – teams need good people in multiple areas”.
The @IndyCar paddock is rapidly growing- teams need good people in multiple areas- we created a portal/one stop shop for teams to view prospect’s resumes- if interested go to 👉 https://t.co/49gslsGaxV
— Jay Frye (@JayRFrye) November 1, 2021
The portal was immediately overwhelmed and Frye’s tweet has gained almost 1000 likes and over 200 retweets at the time of writing.
A range of series insiders interacted with the tweet including Indy 500 winner and IndyCar champion Ryan Hunter-Reay who described it as an “awesome first step” for people looking for a way to get into the series.
Over the years I’ve had so many people ask me how they can prepare and apply for a career in IndyCar. This is an awesome first step!! https://t.co/A5NwEbx4rN
— Ryan Hunter-Reay (@RyanHunterReay) November 2, 2021
“As the IndyCar paddock continues to rapidly expand, we have learned that the timeliness of talent acquisition has become a major focus and hurdle,” said Frye.
“In an effort to assist our teams, we created a one-stop job portal where job seekers and teams can come together.
“Judging by the reaction since the launch of the database, it is off to a great start.”
The portal allows you to select which areas of expertise you have, provide your contact details and upload a resume and cover letter.