Send me a message and I'll be happy to find you a spot to hang out with a team for the weekend.
Attending as a spectator is the cheap and easy way to check out a race. Crew is considered "anyone that touches the car", like a mechanic or an extra warm body that you have helping with fueling. Usually friends and family that aren't touching the car get spectator passes.
So if you can find a team to hang out with, camp for the weekend with, and just kind of experience what their paddock space is like, you'll pick up a LOT of info over the course of a weekend, and maybe even meet a team to drive with next year.
My team's plans aren't 100% set in stone yet for gingerman, but I already have backup plans in process so I can see if I can have you tag along with me if I go with another team or not.
If you want to contribute as crew, you'll either need safety gear (to help with fueling), or possibly offer your own tools and a detail of what your wrenching expertise is.
World record simca driver, kei car owner, zymurgist
1989 Merkur XR4Ti - Project Merkur Space Program - Winner "Halloween Meets Gasoline" The Pitt Maneuver 2022
1980 Dodge Challenger: Most Extreme eLemonAtion Challenger (Rust Belt Ramble 2021 Dishonorable Mention)