contribute to more enjoyable, more efficient, and safer motor racing
. They are responsible for the safety of competitors and are stationed at various points of danger around race tracks
to assist them in case of any collisions, accidents or track problems. Marshals are also known as course workers, corner workers, corner crews, turn marshals, corner marshals, track safety workers
, or other equivalents.
A rally marshal
holds much the same duties, but are present at rallies
. They are usually housed in posts along the stage of a rally at junctions, to be of aid if a car has an accident.
Professional top racing organizations like NASCAR
, Champ Car
, Indy Racing League
, and others employ small bodies of full-time paid workers that are highly organized and trained. They are often augmented by volunteers that make up the majority of workers, especially at amateur levels such as Kart racing
Becoming a marshal
Anyone wishing to apply to be a marshal would usually be advised to attend a training session that takes place at their nearest racetrack. Normally this would be a two day session with the Saturday being reserved for flag training for experienced marshals wishing to become flag marshals and a session held for those of all levels on Sunday.
During the Sunday session in the early morning, after a briefing session, marshals are usually split into two groups, newcomers & inexperienced and those who are more experienced. During a newcomer session, they would... Read More