Personal space: Flagger

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State Department programmer David W. Sterling has been flagging racers for the Sports Car Club of America since 1984. Shown in action at Summit Point Motorsports Park in Charlestown, W.Va., he says, 'Flaggers are the eyes to see the race is run safely and fairly. I get in for free, and I'm guaranteed the best seat in the house.'

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