Job Descriptions

  Race Day Volunteer Positions – Job Descriptions 

 

Position Duties & Responsibilities 
Chief Steward: Officiates the races with the assistance of corner and tower spotters. Cannot be affiliated with any drivers in the event they are working. Officiating includes designating strikes, DOTs, etc. Does have the authority to disqualify drivers for situations described in the USAC rulebook. Must be familiar with the current USAC rulebook. 
Corner & TowerSpotters:

 

Helps the Chief Steward determine when calls must be made on the track. Watch the race and give input and feedback when necessary. Cannot be affiliated with any drivers in the event they are working.     Must be familiar with the current USAC rulebook. 
Pit Steward: In charge of staging lanes. Coordinates with the Chief Steward and tower to send cars out to the racetrack. Checks safety items to make sure drivers and cars are ready to race. Items to check, but not limited to: brakes are functioning, RaceCeiver is functioning, arm restraints and seat belts are fastened properly, steering wheel fully attached. 
Head Scorer: Records the order of cars crossing the start/finish line for each lap of a race. Keeps track of the number of strikes for each car that is involved in an incident.     Keeps track of cars that enter the pit lanes and how & when they exit. Determines the finishing order of a race. Head scorer will verify the finish with all other scorers. If other scorers have questions or mistakes, the head scorer will make the final decision. Must be familiar with USAC scoring procedures. Rules and procedures for scoring are found in the current USAC rulebook. 
Scorer: Records the order of cars crossing the start/finish line for each lap of a race. Keeps track of the number of strikes for each car that is involved in an incident.     Keeps track of cars that enter the pit lanes and how & when they exit. Determines the finishing order of a race. Must be familiar with USAC scoring procedures. Rules and procedures for scoring are found in the current USAC rulebook.
Raceiver: Communicates with drivers during the race. Duties include helping to get the cars lined up for the initial start and for re-starts; notify drivers of caution flag, red flag and black flag. 
Lap Card Flipper: Accurately reports the lap count during the race using lap cards. The cards are displayed to the flagger at all times. Laps should begin with the total laps to be run and work down to the last lap. This person is in the tower and will make sure the laps are correct with the help of the race scorers. 
Scale House Steward: After qualifying and heat races, all cars must go over the scales. The scale steward will record the total weight (drive and car) for each competitor and verify they meet the requirements for their class. These are posted in the scale house and can be found in the current USAC rulebook. Heavy class drivers must be weighed in normal street attire to ensure they meet the minimum weight of 100 lbs.   This weight should also be recorded.

 

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