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Volunteers

 

Stage Rally Marshal

Stage Rally Marshal

 Getting involved in motor sports can be as simple as sticking your hand up and volunteering. Every one of our events relies on a number of volunteers to make them happen. From day of the event positions to behind the scene organizing positions, there are many ways you can help our events happen successfully. 

Most positions only need the commitment to do the job well and we’ll provide the specific training needed to do the job right. Many volunteer duties give you the chance to get behind the scenes and see things that you wouldn’t normally see and can also give you the chance to interact directly with the competitors. Without volunteers our events simply wouldn’t happen.
Here are a few of the ways you can help out with our events:

AutoSlalom

One of the principles behind Autoslalom is that the participants also work the events and make them happen. That doesn’t mean that  help isn needed or appreciated. There are a number of ways to help make these events happen.

Timing: We always need people to man the computers and timing gear that is central to scoring the event. Some technical and computer skills are helpful. Timing will typically be handled by a team of people, and committing to this position will not mean a commitment to all of the events and it won’t stop you competing if you are interested.

Course set-up and tear down: The competition venue starts and finishes as a clean slate. Working with the course designer, crews will set out the course and help mark the cone positions. At the end of the day the course has to be torn down. Typically as many people as are interested can help out with course set-up.

Registration, tech and marshalling: Every event begins with registering the competitors, inspecting their cars and making sure that they have signed the insurance waivers. During the event marshals are needed at a variety of positions to make sure the event is being run safely and to keep track of the competition.

Rally

Performance Rally

Safety Car at the Rocky Mountain Rally

Safety Car at the Rocky Mountain Rally

Marshalls and radio operators: Without a doubt the biggest need in rallies is for marshals. From stage start and finish controls, spectator marshals and side road blockers, there are seemingly endless positions to be filled on the day of the event. These positions are vital to the event happening and require commitment to showing up and doing the job right. Training is provided for the positions although radio positions require an amateur radio license and adequate equipment. Marshals are needed during the event and occasionally the day before the event for the reconnaissance passes.

Technical Inspection: At the beginning of each event, cars are inspected for safety equipment and rules compliance. Volunteeers are needed for all aspects of this inspection and while mechanical knowledge is handy, it is not vital to doing the job. The time commitment is usually a couple of hours before the start of the event and training and direction will be provided.

Registration: Both before the event and while the competitors are registering at the event, volunteers are needed to help hand out competitor packages and track entry fees and information.

Scoring: Scoring rallies is an involved task and requires an understanding of the rules and the timing of the event. Computer skills are important and scoring is done with either a dedicated program or excel spreadsheet. Training is provided.

Navigational Rally

Checkpoint crews: Navigational rallies need crews to find their ways to the hidden checkpoints and track the passage of the competitors. The willingness to drive and the ability to follow maps and/or instructions are valuable assets to enjoying checkpointing. Training is provided.

Registration and technical inspection: Navigational rallies start with competitor registration and a quick road-worthiness inspection of the cars. Assistance is always welcome, and no special knowledge is required.

Road Race

Corner workers: Road racing depends on corner workers as a safety net for the competitors. You’ll have some of the best seats in the house to watch the races, and will be tied into the event operationmarshal3s and know exactly what’s happening. Training will be provided and new corner workers are paired with experienced workers. Each marshalling station is staffed by a number of workers.

Time Attack

Corner workers: As with road racing, Time Attack depends on corner workers as a safety net for the competitors. You’ll have some of the best seats in the house to watch the races, and will be tied into the event operations and know exactly what’s happening. Training will be provided and new corner workers are paired with experienced workers. Each marshalling station is staffed by a number of workers.

Winter Autocross / Rallycross

Like Autoslalom, winter autocross participants are expected to work the events and make them happen. That doesn’t mean that  help isn’t needed or appreciated. There are a number of ways to help make these events happen.

Timing: We always need people to man the computers and timing gear that is central to scoring the event. Some technical and computer skills are helpful. Timing will typically be handled by a team of people, and committing to this position will not mean a commitment to all of the events and it won’t stop you competing if you are interested.

Course set-up and tear down: The competition venue starts and finishes as a clean slate. Working with the course designer, crews will set out the course and help mark the cone positions. At the end of the day the course has to be torn down. Typically as many people as are interested can help out with course set-up.

Registration, tech and marshalling: Every event begins with registering the competitors, inspecting their cars and making sure that they have signed the insurance waivers. During the event marshals are needed at a variety of positions to make sure the event is being run safely and to keep track of the competition.