Instructions for Course Workers

There are several different work assignments available, details of which are available in the 'Sign Up for Work' section of The Novice Guide PDF. More than likely, if you are a novice, you will be assigned to work a particular area of the course with cars zipping past you. It’s not too often you get to spend time playing in traffic and this is not a particularly safe place to be, but if you follow certain common sense rules, you should have no problem.

 

  • ALWAYS STAND ON THE INSIDE OF A TURN, IN THE MIDDLE OF A CIRCLE.

  • NEVER TURN YOUR BACK TO A CAR!!! NEVER SIT DOWN WHILE CARS ARE RUNNING!

  • PLEASE DO NOT USE A CELLPHONE WHEN ON COURSE!

  • IF A CAR SPINS OR SLIDES — WAIT UNTIL IT STOPS TO APPROACH IT OR PICK UP CONES.

  • RUN TO PICK UP CONES, DO NOT WALK

  • NEVER PICK UP ANY CONES WHEN THERE’S A CAR APPROACHING. (But you must run to pick up and replace any cone(s) that have been knocked down or out of their respective boxes quickly after the offending car has passed).

  • NEVER HESITATE TO RED FLAG A CAR IF SAFETY IS A CONCERN. ALWAYS RED FLAG A CAR FROM THE SIDE OF THE COURSE. DO NOT WAIT FOR A RED FLAG INSTRUCTION, BE ALERT.

 

Report to the Station Captain (aka Radio Worker) any of the following situations:

  • Any cone that is displaced or knocked over using the images below as a guide.

  • If a car goes off course and does not return onto the course in the EXACT same place — this is known as a DNF (Did Not Finish) which is a “course deviation.”

 

The Station Captain (aka Radio Worker), via radio, tells the person in the timing trailer the cone count or penalty situation of ALL cars that run. Course work is a demanding job. It requires you to be ALERT all the time for a long time. Use the same CONCENTRATION working course that you do driving the course…and don’t forget that your SAFETY is more important than any cone! In ALL cases, MAKE SURE the Station Captain acknowledges your input.

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