The Motorsport Club of Ottawa and Calabogie Motorsports Park are partnering in presenting a Race Officials Training Day at Calabogie Motorsports Park on Saturday, April 22rd.
Training will be in the following four areas:
- Flag Marshal
- Pit Lane Marshal
- False Grid Marshal
- Paddock Marshal
The day starts at 10:00 AM, free lunch at noon and ends at 2:00 PM. The classroom sessions are concurrent, so each person will be able to attend only one. Contact the organizer for other opportunities if you have an interested in more than one area.
Includes Fire Training for every participant delivered by the Calabogie Safety Team.
The goal is to grow the cadre of local officials available for running events in eastern Ontario, including club track and ice race events, CASC-OR regional race weekends, CMP race series (Calabogie GT, Calabogie Platinum, Calabogie Formula Libre), and even Pro weekends across Canada.
If you are not sure which class you would like to attend, or were unsure about the roles of the different officials, here is a brief description of each.
The role of the scrutineer is to confirm that vehicles entered for the race meet the relevant regulations. They will ascertain that all Cars comply with the Regulations and that Driver Safety Equipment complies with the Regulations. When a Car is found to be ineligible, report the results of the weighing, inspection and disassembly, to the Clerk and the team. During the weekend the scrutineers are needed to observe cars on-track that might have a reported issue like leaking fluids or dragging bodywork.
False Grid Marshal
The Chief Grid Marshal shall be responsible for placing Cars in their grid positions on the False Grid and/or real grid. He shall ensure that all Cars entering the Track bear the scrutineering sticker indicating, and shall control entry to the Track at all times.
Pit Lane Marshal
Pit Lane marshals are there to work with the teams, observe all refuelling and/or repairs of Cars, enforce all Pit regulations for drivers and crew, observe pit lane speed limits, and report issues to race control. The pit marshals are the eyes and ears of race control in pit lane.
One of the keys to a good weekend is to start on the right foot. For big weekends at Calabogie, space in the paddock is at a premium so having a good team ready to handle the load-in is critical. During the weekend, knowing where everyone is located is important so that officials can find competitors.
Lindsey Trudeau is also running the classroom session for the flag marshal school on the same day. Flag marshals have the best view of the racing. They are responsible for signalling information to the drivers about the conditions or messages from race control. They are the observers of driver behaviour.
If you need further details, please contact Richard Muise: firstname.lastname@example.org.