The AVRG would welcome anyone who is not a member of SCCA, or a SCCA
member participating in activities other than road racing, to join us
at HMRC and discover what it is like to assist in putting on a race.
Trial memberships will be provided for non-members and any friends who
might wish to join you in a race weekend. There are several specialties
needing assistance. In order to help you decide where your talents
might best fit, following is a brief description of the specialties as
well as a name you can contact for further information.
MIDIV Volunteer Program
Flagging and Communications (F&C)
This specialty (also known as Corner Worker) is one of the most
critical and important jobs at the track. You will be part of a team
that is in control of a part of the race circuit. Your basic
responsibilities are the communications to the operating officials
through a radio system, and to the drivers on the circuit with the use
of flags. As a team member, you will also be responsible for aiding any
driver or drivers who may be having difficulty near your corner
station. This may mean helping a driver who has a mechanical problem
get to a place of safety off course, or responding to a critical
incident involving a driver's immediate safety. If you enjoy being
outdoors and being "up close and personal", this is the place for you.
Timing and Scoring (T&S)
You will be part of a team responsible for timing and tracking each car
that is on the track, whether it is in a qualifying session or in a
race. The timing of a car during qualifying determines the position a
driver starts in his race. Tracking or scoring determines finishing
position. Lap times and finishing positions are critical to a driver
who is competing for points in his series as well obtaining crucial
sponsorships. If you cannot work outdoors, or want air-conditioned
comfort, this specialty is for you.
Technical Inspection (Tech)
If you want to see racecars up close to see what makes them tick, then
this is your area. It is helpful to have a mechanical understanding of
cars, but not entirely necessary for each team member. Tech is
responsible for confirming that cars are in compliance with the
specified rules. This may encompass safety items, specified weight,
modifications to the drive train, suspension, etc. Tech inspectors also
conduct inspections on racecars throughout the year at various
Grid and Pits (Grid)
The main duty of the grid team is to put the racecar in its assigned
starting position in the pre-staging area (the Grid). Other duties
consist of checking the drivers for proper racing attire, seeing that
the car has the proper tech sticker for the event, and alerting drivers
as to the amount of time before their respective race. This specialty
affords you the opportunity to meet the drivers and to see the cars up
close. If called upon to work in the "hot" pit area, your
responsibilities will be to alert all personnel of any incoming racecar
and to give assistance to any disabled car whether it is a mechanical
failure, or possible emergency to the driver or car.
Ready to get involved?
If you are interested in joining us at Hallett to help with the races,
please contact the listed individuals or any officer in the NEOKLA, Oklahoma, or Wichita
Region. Arrangements can be made for you to work in the specialty of
your choice. You will then be able to work other racetracks that
conduct SCCA road races such as Heartland Park, Topeka. If you want to
just come out and enjoy the weekend and look each area over before
making a decision, please contact us.