Top rules to ALWAYS
1. YOUR safety is top priority. Always keep eyes out for cars coming
2. The safety of the other workers on course is second priority. Keep
your friends safe.
3. The safety of any spectators is your third priority. Sometimes people
wander on course or stand somewhere dangerous. Stop cars if you need
to until the spectators can be moved to somewhere safe.
4. The cars on course can sometimes be a danger to their drivers or other
cars on course. Be especially wary of novice drivers on their first
run. They can sometimes wander off course and head for other cars.
Stop cars that are lost or point them to a safe course exit.
5. Shagging a cone is last and least important duty when you are working
Rules for working
1. Always stand up. NO SITTING EVER! You never know when you need to
fetch a cone or even run out of the way.
2. When you see a cone hit at your corner, RUN for it! DO NOT walk. You
have approximately 30 seconds to get to the cone(s), put them back
in the box, and get back to a safe distance.
3. If you can’t get to the cone, or there are a bunch of them,
DO NOT try to be a hero or risk your life! Have the radio worker call
in and the starter can hold the next car. If a second car is on track
then they can get a rerun if the cones are down. Radio in right away
if you cannot get the cones.
4. Always face the course. Know where the cars come through your area.
Only if you are RUNNING back to your corner station should your be
back to the course.
5. If you are the red-flag holder, always keep it at the ready in your
hand. Don’t roll it up. Keep it bunched up in your hand. If
you are told to red flag a car, wave the flag around vigorously.
It should unfurl itself as you do this. Remember, the driver is very
focussed on the course and you need to make the flag stand out for
him. You might need to step toward the course to get more attention.
6. When the car stops, quickly get over to the driver and have him continue
through slowly or give other directions that the safety steward radios
to you. Remember, there may be another car still coming behind and
it may not be slowed or stopped yet!
Cone and course
1. If a cone is completely out of the box, whether standing up or knocked
over, it’s OUT.
2. If the cone is knocked over on its side, it is out. Even if its touching
3. If the cone is standing up, yet part of it still touches or crosses
the box it sits in, then it is GOOD (OK, no penalty). Cars have been
known to hit cones, flip them in the air, and have them land back
in the box, standing up. This is OK (no penalty).
4. If the car goes outside of a gate or on the wrong side of a pointer
(laying down) cone, then that car is OFF COURSE and is DNF’d.
5. If a car spins around, turns around, or gets outside of the “normal
driving line”, yet stays inside the proper gates, does not shortcut
a gate and does not go twice through a gate, it is OK (no penalty). Only
when a gate is missed is it OFF COURSE.
6. If a driver goes through the same gate twice by way of spinning out
or not going through the correct gate sequence (i.e.. slalom), that
is also OFF COURSE.
Cone inside the chalked outline box
Cones out of box are a penalty
Cones over but touching - still a penalty
Cone up but still touching box - OK!