Becoming a motor sport official is the best way of getting close to the action without being in the driver’s seat.
Volunteer officials are a vital part of motor sport and without them the sport could not function. Officials ensure that events are conducted safely, fairly and that the rules and regulations are upheld. Every motor sport event requires a number of officials with various skills to perform a wide range of tasks. Events such as the Australian F1 Grand Prix and Rally Australia need over 1,000 officials, whereas a club-level motorkhana or Hillclimb need only a few.
Who can officiate?
Anyone with a desire to become involved in motor sport can become a volunteer official. Minimum age restrictions apply for some roles and activities and there are also supervision requirements for some of the different grades of officials.
To learn more about the CAMS National Officiating Program and the licencing system visit: www.cams.com.au/officials
How can you help out?
Most people know what a Flag Marshall does, but to you know what Scrutineer’s, Timekeepers, Control Officials, Road Closure officials, Clerk of Course, Stewards, Event Secretaires, Document Checkers, Communicators, Course Car Crews, Grid Marshals, Pit Lane marshals, Track Marshals, Fire and Rescue marshals and Recovery Officials do ? These are just a few of the interesting roles that officials perform at motor sport events.
Where to now?
To get close to the action call the CAMS Member Hotline (1300 883 959). Our Staff will inform you about upcoming events and activities that may interest you and help launch your CAMS motor sport officiating career!