We are a community of dedicated, professional corner workers
Lake Erie Communications (LEC) was formed in 1962 when the Mid-Ohio course was built. Members of Race Communications Association (RCA) from Watkins Glen assisted the “father” of LEC, Bill Benham, in training a group of people in the basics of Flagging and Communication (F&C). Bill developed LEC into an important and integral part of motor sports in Ohio.
After Bill’s untimely death in 1977, Sam Oram took the helm and was the patriarch of LEC until November 1995.
Sam’s dedication to the sport and to LEC cannot be matched, and he is sorely missed.
Today, an Executive Director along with a Board of Directors continues LEC activities in Sam’s memory.
LEC members volunteer their time to ensure safe racing is possible at our two home tracks, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and soon to re-open Nelson Ledges. We primarily work Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) events, but we are also committed to events presented by other motor sports groups, such as AMA, IndyCar and SVRA.
Motor sports is exciting! Do you want to be a part of the excitement?
Lake Erie Communications is always looking for volunteers to join our organization. For a small, one-time membership fee you can be a part of the excitement to promote a safe racing environment from one of the best seats in the house. Lake Erie Communications provides full classroom and on station training to prepare you for an adventure of a lifetime.