Solo Worker Positions
Solo Worker Positions

***Worker Check-in for the first heat of the day is at 10:30 a.m.***

***Worker Check-in for all other heats is at the beginning of the final runs of prior heat.***

The worker assignment descriptions are meant to assist you in completing your work assignment. The event flows smoothly because of you and we hope these notes will assist you in making this event run with as perfectly as possible. There are no unimportant jobs. Thanks in advance for giving your job your best. Enjoy the event!

Safety
  • Ensure the safety of all competitors, crew, and spectators.
  • Solo Safety Steward license required.
  • This is the most important job of the whole event.
Tech
  • Perform safety inspections of vehicles as per sections 3.3, 4.3, and 5.6 of the Solo Rules.
  • Ensure that vehicle numbers and classing complies with section 3.7 of the Solo rules and that required decals, if applicable, are in place.
  • This is the most important job of the whole event.
Gate & Waivers
  • Make sure everyone who comes onto the site has signed the waiver and has a wristband or hard card visible on their waist or higher.
  • Sign, date, and list the event name on all waivers used.
  • Assist in completion of minor waivers. Sign as witness, give parent one copy, and retain remaining copies for Registration.
  • This is the most important job of the whole event.
Course Designer / Builder
  • Assist course designers with course set-up.
  • This is the most important job of the whole event.
Corner Worker - All

Note: Corner workers are the most important workers to ensure a safe, fun, and efficient event. Watch the other people in your station. Be aware that a car may leave the pavement if it becomes out of control. All course worker positions should be taken seriously.

DO

  • Check-in with the Worker Chief prior to the beginning of your work heat.
  • Make sure your station has adequate supplies (extra cones, fire extinguisher(s), red flag, and a radio with sufficient battery life.)
  • Know your area of responsibility and the location of your radio person.
  • Spread out to effectively cover your area and communicate to other corners (ie: decide who is primarily responsible for cones in overlapping sections).
  • Make sure all of the cones in your area are in the proper place when you first come on station AND periodically check them all during your work shift.
  • Read and understand the pylon rules (see Section 7.9.1, 2, and 3 of the current Solo Rules). Pointer cones do not count if hit.
  • Pay attention to the cars on course for accurate cones counts AND your safety.
  • Replace cones as soon as possible as another car will be through the course in 10-20 seconds, depending on the course.
  • Be prepared for exposure to sun, rain, wind, heat, cold, etc. while on course. Holding an umbrella is permitted, but ensure that it cannot be mistaken for a red flag.

DO NOT

  • Use cameras or cell phones on a corner station.
  • Sit down or wander from your post.
  • Turn your back to the cars on course.
  • Red flag a car unless instructed to do so by the radio person OR if it is an emergency. However, if in doubt, error on the side of safety! The red flag must be kept in hand, held against the leg, and ready for immediate deployment.
  • Litter!
Corner Worker - Radio
  • Call in all penalties, course deviations, re-runs, and parts that have fallen off of cars to Control.
  • Ensure that runners have properly accounted for downed cones.
  • Ensure that your corner’s flagger is able to hear radio commands for a red flag, or be able to communicate a red flag situation to your flagger
  • Use proper radio procedure as instructed by Radio Control. This is typically handled as follows:
    • Corner worker: "Control, this is corner 1"
    • Control: "Go ahead corner 1"
    • Corner worker: "Plus 2 on 101 A Stock" (this denotes 2 individual cones, worth 2 seconds each)
    • Control: "Thank you corner 1" or "Copy, 2 on 101 A Stock", etc.
  • This is the most important job of the whole event.
Corner Worker - Running & Flagging
  • Reset displaced or downed cones on each run.
  • Communicate any penalties to course radio worker. (Review section 7.9 of the Solo Rules and/or Driver Information booklet about penalties and course deviations)
  • Using good judgment: red flag cars on course when necessary for safety.
  • This is the most important job of the whole event.
Grid
  • Use a radio to communicate with Radio Control and ensure that both parties can hear eachother clearly.
  • Make sure grid marshals understand correct procedures and that they check every car for a tech sticker.
  • Determine when the 2-driver break is and modify, if necessary, based on the flow of the heat. One half of the heat may have significantly quicker cars than the other.
  • Coordinate the timing of reruns and inform those drivers accordingly.
  • Make sure grid marshals have cars at the starting line and in queue at all times.
  • Assign assistant grid marshals to direct traffic into and out of grid, keep track of mechanicals, two-driver cars, and reruns.
  • Ensure other grid workers line-up vehicles in their proper numbered grid position and send to start line.
  • This is the most important job of the whole event.
Starter
  • Under the direction of the Event Steward and Timing and Scoring, start cars at an appropriate interval to allow both safety and smooth event operation. Use appropriate discretion to avoid allowing faster cars catching up to slower cars.
  • Be alert to cars spinning/breaking on course before starting cars. It is the starter’s job, to the best of their ability and visibility, to ensure that the course is safe for a car to start.
  • Verify that helmets are strapped on and that seat restraints (if applicable) are tightened.
  • Unless otherwise dictated by Radio Control, use a radio to communicate to Control the number and class of the car that is ready to begin their run.
  • Be listening for any commands from Radio Control, such as “hold start”, and control the car at the line accordingly.
  • This is the most important job of the whole event.
Sound Control
  • Measure and record sound levels for each run of each car from a safe distance defined by the Safety Steward.
  • Immediately provide to the Sound Steward the car number and class of any vehicle over 92 dBA (warning level, 94 dBA is violation level).
  • This is the most important job of the whole event.
Timing - Computer
  • lf you are not familiar with the AxWare Software, please see the T&S Chief.
  • Enter penalties as directed by Radio Control.
  • Print a set of audit results at the end of each run.
  • Make corrections to the master event timing file as noted by auditing.
  • This is the most important job of the whole event.
Timing - Radio Control
  • Perform a worker check to ensure that each corner station, starter, and grid chief has a working radio. Instruct course radio workers in proper radio procedure.
  • Check with each station to verify supplies, personnel, and instructions on how to call in penalties before the start of each heat.
  • Record all cars on the Radio Incident Log and note penalties, DNFs, or re-runs as appropriate. This allows for easier cross-reference to the Compter Log and serves as a backup for the order of cars.
  • If the starting line is in sight of Radio Control so that car numbers and classes can be seen at the starting line, inform the Starter to not call in numbers and classes, as this can help reduce the amount of radio chatter. Ensure that the Starter is still listening to their radio for any “hold start” or other requests.
  • Inform Timer and Computer Operator of any penalties as soon as possible so the record will stay current and accurate.
  • If a safety situation arises, inform specific corner workers to red flag any car(s) on course.
  • If the runs need to be stopped for any reason, such as computer error or safety issues, immediately inform Starter to “hold start” and ensure it is acknowledged.
  • Immediately inform Grid of reruns. If Grid does not acknowledge or cannot hear you, send an auditor, if possible, to personally inform them.
  • This is the most important job of the whole event.
Timing - Audit
  • Compare times and penalties as printed out by the computer to the official handwritten record from the Timing Log, Radio Control Log.
  • Correct any discrepancies and inform the computer operator when time allows
  • Post mid-heat results on the outside of the trailer, as possible.
  • This is the most important job of the whole event.
Timing - Announcer
  • Provide an accurate and interesting commentary of the action on the course in a tasteful and unbiased manner.
  • Make announcements as requested by Timing or Op Steward (i.e., calling for worker check-in, recognition of sponsors/vendors).
  • This is the most important job of the whole event.