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Motorsport Official

WA Sporting Car Club

For each event that the WASCC conducts at Wanneroo Raceway we require between 30 and 100 volunteer officials. These officials fulfil numerous and varied roles and there's an opportunity to choose which area suits your interests. These roles are:

Flag Marshals – Using various coloured flags, signals and warnings are conveyed to the drivers on the circuit while they are practicing, qualifying or racing. Flag Marshals are as close to the action as you can get (without being in the car!!).

Pit Lane–These Officials control all vehicle and personnel movements in Pit Lane to ensure the safety of all. Pit lane Marshals also attend any incident in Pit Lane or on the track during the start of an event.

Grid Marshals –Grid sheets are provided for each event by the Timing team, and it is the Grid Marshals responsibility to assemble the vehicles in this nominated sequence prior to each event.

Starter – Essentially starts and finishes the races from a position above the start/finish line. Lights, flags and signal boards are used by the Starters to control the start and finish of events as well as to convey control messages to individual drivers all in accordance with directives from Race Control.

Race Control – Control the event, including emergencies, maintain the event timetable and program and modify as necessary, apply Motorsport Australia rules and event supplementary regulations, co-ordinate officials at the event, manage incidents, ensure emergency plan is implemented when and if needed, liaise with civil authorities, ensure relevant permissions are obtained and more.

Event Administration – The roles of event administration include: organisation of the event, distribution of relevant paperwork, schedule of the event, arranging officials, monitoring and fine tuning the event.

Stewards – Stewards adjudicate upon any dispute or protest arising during an event and are also responsible for ensuring the competition is conducted safely.

Timing – Timekeepers register competitors times and produce results using timing equipment.

Scrutineers– Scrutineers are responsible for checking the compliance of vehicles to the eligibility and safety requirements of Motorsport Australia National Competition Rules.

Crash/Recovery Team – This team, together with a range of vehicles for tow, lift and recovery are on standby during race meetings, ready to attend any incident which requires a vehicle to be “recovered”.

Fire Crew– Fire and rescue marshals attend to fires within competition vehicles and on the track and are responsible for the extrication of competitors from their vehicles if required.