OMRRA Volunteer Information
Volunteer workers staff each turn. During the daily events the Race Control has 'ultimate' authority over the entire course, and the Turn Captain is the authority in each turn. The Turn Captain is responsible for directing activity in the turn. Also in each Turn, there are Flaggers, Workers, and at least one Communicator. There will also be a minimum of one Ambulance crew on site (two on race days).
You may take your vehicle to your station in the morning and after lunch, but you are prohibited from "doing laps" or driving at excessive speeds... violators may be subject to punitive measures. Remember: you a part of a Safety Crew.
Each turn will have yellow, yellow and red striped, white with a red cross, red with "P" and "G" and red flags. In addition to these, Start/Finish and Turn 4 have black flags, and Start/Finish has green, white, and checkered flags.
Each Flagger will have up to two assistants, as deemed necessary by the Corner Captain. All turn crews will be briefed prior to beginning of the day's activities.
When there is oil/debris on the track, display the yellow and red striped flag (stationary, not waving) and the Flagger, their assistants, or other Turn Workers where appropriate, will direct the riders to a safe racing line.
When the waving yellow flag is displayed, there is no passing from 100 ft (30 m) ahead of the Flagger until past the incident... report violators to the Race Control.
ONLY RACE CONTROL, STARTER, OR TURN CAPTAINS CAN ORDER A RED FLAG.
The Riders are to signal acknowledgement and greatly reduce speed when the red flag is displayed... report violators to Race Control.
Turn station personnel will pass on instructions from Race Control as required.
Flaggers will warn Riders, through use of the yellow flag, before other Workers proceed to aid fallen or stopped Riders.
Turn Worker will wear proper and safe attire while on course, this includes: long pants (preferably jeans) and good, well covering shoes. A pair of leather-palmed work gloves is also recommended. When you first arrive at your Turn, check the track for oil, debris, or any situation that may pose a potential danger to the racers. Check the track at regular intervals during the day. In the event of an incident, before you, as a Worker, go to the aid of a downed or a stalled rider; be certain that you can approach the course in relative safety. This means watch for race traffic and other bikes that may be leaving the track or crashing. When possible, use the downed bike as a shield between you and the oncoming traffic. ALWAYS WATCH YOUR BACK!
At no time will any Worker render first aid to any Rider, regardless of personal medical experience.
!! DO NOT REMOVE ANY RIDER'S HELMET !!
The only exception is if you are directed to assist by a Paramedic or Emergency Medical Technician.