Meet our Pit Lane Coordinator and Registrar, Ashley Prout McAvey!
Occupation: When not chasing after her kids and dog, Ashley also works part-time from home as a private Development Consultant. In all her extra free time: Ashley serves as SCDA Pit Lane Coordinator and Registrar.
Education: Yale College ’96 & Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies ’00 (Go, Bulldogs!)
Current Track Car: My feet, running up and down pit lane all day.
First Track Car: Has not arrived yet.
Daily Driver: ’07 Volvo V70 Wagon
Dream Track Car: BMW M5
Favorite Track: I’m not one to pick favorites! Although, I love any track where it’s above 32 degrees and there is no wind chill!
Any Speeding Tickets We Should Know About? I still say no, however, Ian and my husband, Ken, disagree wholeheartedly. They were in my car in Costa Rica when I was pulled over for “speeding.” Given that I was able to barter with the “police man” in Spanish and negotiate a much lower charge and the fact that he accepted Costa Rican money and proceeded to put it in his pocket with a wink, I still say I have never gotten a single speeding ticket!
Most Memorable Track Experience: Watching Ian win the 2000 SCCA Spec Racer Ford National race at Watkins Glen in a crazy torrential downpour after most of the cars spun off the track.
Least Memorable Track Experience: Watching Ian in the same race cross the finish line only to hydroplane into the wall. Instead of “Checker or Wrecker” we coined a new phrase for that one- “Checker and Wrecker!”
Ultimate Track Goals: To make sure all SCDA drivers leave our events smiling!
Tracks Driven: Lime Rock when I was 16, in a white BMW, with my Dad as my instructor. That was all I needed! I’ll let you guys have the fun! Also, NHIS bringing our terrific flaggers some refreshments in between sessions. I like having the track to myself, thank you very much!
Years Running with the SCDA As long as SCDA has been running.
Favorite Food: Homemade Guacamole and Salsa.
Hobbies: Hiking, visiting our national parks, watching Ken fly fish, looking at trees.
Anything Else We Should Know? I bottle fed a baby black rhino in Zimbabwe many moons ago- I highly recommend that!