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There are many other opportunities to get involved and help the club!
Emergency services make our events the safest places you can find. At a moment's notice they can be on the scene of an incident anywhere at the track. They are responsible for picking up disabled vehicles during and after sessions. They also help clean up the mess an errant race car can make.
flagging & communication
Workers in F&C are the eyes, ears and hands of those in charge. They communicate vital information to the drivers via colored flags, and to the control tower and stewards via radio. They are the first ones to arrive at an incident and are happy to help the unfortunate driver get out of harm's way. They also clean up the mess left behind.
Grid workers line up cars at the beginning of each session. They also check the driver's safety gear, and make sure they have their belts fastened, their helmet and gloves on, and that they're ready to go.
Pit workers direct traffic in and out of the pits during sessions. They also make sure pit rules are followed for safety and they control access to the track.
The first smiling faces that everyone sees when they arrive at the track are the Registrars. Registrars check SCCA membership cards and licenses, and then issue credentials so that participants and event workers can get into, and sometimes onto, the track.
Technical inspectors, also called scrutineers, have two important jobs. First and foremost, they inspect each and every car to make sure it is safe. Second, the car must be "legal." This means that it must comply with the rule book. Each class has a distinct set of rules governing engines, suspension and bodywork.
SCCA sound control is an effort at self policing in order to keep tracks open. By keeping our cars quiet, we will be nice to the neighbors of the race track, and hopefully won't fall under the mandate of government or town control.
Stewards are the den mothers of our club. It is their responsibility to run the events, handle any difficulties that arise and generally keep things going smoothly. It's a tough job and we're glad they do it.
timing & scoring
"We are the souls that time men's tries." Timing and Scoring has one of the most important jobs at the track. They must "time" each car, and maintain a lap chart showing each car's position in the race, and produce a list of finishing positions at the end of the race.