The Back Bone of Every Event
Our club racing volunteers, or “workers” as they are affectionately referred to, are the back bone of every event. Their outstanding efforts keep our races fast and our racers safe. Consider volunteering your time if you want to give back to the club or get up close and personal with race cars.
Wave flags and respond to emergencies on track, check for driver safety on the grid, control timing and scoring, and more! Volunteers receive special SCCA gifts and swag, free lunch everyday, free Saturday night dinner.
Flagging and Communication (F&C)
The F&C crew (or “corner workers”) spend the race day out on track at corner stations in whites, waving alert flags to drivers, responding to on-track incidents, and communicating via radio with race control. There’s no better way to get close to the action! There is always a great need for corner workers – to learn more about volunteering, attend a membership meeting, contact the Flag & Comm Specialty Chief or Divisional Officer, and take a look at these reference documents:
All registrations for Workers and Volunteers are handled by our registration partner MotorsportReg: coloradoscca.MotorsportReg.com
Another way to get involved is Flag Track Night in America.
The Course Marshall, together with the Chief Steward, keeps all crews and equipment organized and ready for on-track activity. For example, the marshal looks for corner workers on station, fire extinguishers in place, ambulance at the ready, and the like.
The emergency crew is responsible for establishing and implementing medical, fire and safety plans. This includes having ready and waiting a medic team, ambulance, wrecker, fire truck and organizing responses to incidents both on and off track.
The race starter is perched in the start finish stand and communicates the start, suspension and finish of each on-track session to the drivers, including waving the checkered flag at the completion of each race. Special training and a national license is required.
Pit and Grid
This crew is hard to miss in their bright orange shirts on the grid. Grid workers organize race cars for their race or session, checking transponders and safety belts as the drivers prepare themselves. Pit workers guide cars in and out of the hot pit and to impound when necessary.
The Chief Scrutineer is responsible for the technical and safety inspection of the race cars and reports directly tot he Chief Steward. The scrutineers ensure that every car passes a tech inspection before each event and, per the Chief Steward’s direction, conducts post-race inspections of impounded race cars for compliance to specific class rules (e.g. minimum weight or operation of safety gear).
The Registrar is responsible for checking in drivers, crew and workers for the event. The registration team prepares a registration station where race credentials are verified, insurance waivers are signed, entry fees are collected, and information and schedules for the race weekend are distributed.
Timing and Scoring
It wouldn’t be racing if we didn’t care who won. The timing and scoring officials, aided by laptops and electronic transponders on each race car, track the lap times and race position of each car. Official results are posted immediately at the race track and later posted on this website.
On a race track with noise regulations, the Chief of Sound Control will determine a location for sound measurements, record noise levels during the event and report vehicle violations to the Chief Steward.
Racers, crew, officials and workers alike look forward to the comradery of the post race festivities provided by the club. Hospitality volunteers help the Race Chairman arrange food, libations and other supplies for the events.
What an exciting year for Colorado Region Club Racing! We want to give our racers, volunteers, and spectators smooth, efficient, safe, and FUN events! Thats where the race chairman comes in. Each event chair establishes the tone for the entire weekend. Volunteering as the Race Chairman, puts you in the drivers seat for planning the party and choosing event memorabilia, volunteer incentives, and other give-aways. Planning a race can be fun and easy… Read more in The Colorado Region Race Chair Manual and Event Planning Guide.