Have you ever noticed people standing near the track waving flags or rushing to a burning car during a car race? Have you ever thought “that would be fun, how can I do that?”
Now is your chance, the Colorado Region SCCA is seeking corner marshals.
Corner marshals stand near the race course and communicate with the drivers via brightly colored flags.
They are the first responders when an accident occurs. They communicate with race control, requesting the dispatch of emergency vehicles. Once you learn and practice these skills, you will be invited to work Formula 1, USCC, IRL and many other pro motorsport events worldwide.
The first step to becoming a corner marshal is getting your SCCA Flagging & Communication (F&C) License. You obtain this by volunteering to work F&C at SCCA events. After 8 or 10 days of OJT at SCCA events, you can request a Divisional F&C license. The Divisional F&C license opens up a world of corner marshal opportunities. You will be invited to participate in professional motorsports events ranging from Formula 1, Indy Racing League, United Sports Car Championship, V8 Supercars and MotoGP. This means free entry to the events, free food, free souvenirs and special access to the drivers and teams.
If this sounds like something you would be interested in, the Colorado SCCA is holding its annual Crash & Burn School April 26th at the Byers Fairgrounds from 10:00am until 4:00pm. This corner marshal training will cover Flagging, Communication and basic car fire extinguishing practice. Everyone is welcome.