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CHAPTER 8 - RACE OFFICIALS AND DUTIES

CHAPTER 8 RACE OFFICIALS AND DUTIES


RACE DIRECTOR:

Designated by the EMRA, and is in overall control of race event. Decisions affecting race day events are made jointly between the Race Director and Race Day Officials. A rider may seek a ruling on any matter concerning the race and the application of EMRA rules from the Race Director whose judgment is final at that event. Has discretion to advance or demote riders between classifications.

CLERK OF THE COURSE:

Reports to the Race Director and is responsible for all matters concerning track safety. This person has the authority to stop a race by ordering a red flag displayed, or to remove a rider from a race by ordering a black flag displayed. If a Race Director is unable to perform his duties during an event for any reason, the Clerk of the Course assumes the duties and responsibilities of the Race Director as outlined above.

REFEREE:

Reports to the Race Director and is responsible for receiving all protests and rendering decisions thereon, subject to appeal to the EMRA. The Referee renders decisions on disqualification of competitors, and may fine, penalize or disqualify any rider who violates any of the rules of the EMRA.

Allocates a location for engine inspection and measurement; said location to be properly enclosed. Have engines ready for measurement on completion of meet.

STARTER:

Reports to the Clerk of the Course and is responsible for starting and finishing races and for displaying appropriate flags, as specified in Chapter 3.

CHIEF COURSE MARSHAL:

Reports to the Clerk of the Course and is responsible for assigning all trackside marshals. The Chief Course Marshal must be familiar with EMRA rules and events, and must ensure that all corners are manned with experienced personnel and equipment.

PRE-GRID GRID MARSHAL:

Reports to the Clerk of the Course and is responsible for organizing pre-grid procedures and for ensuring that all riders are gridded correctly. The Pre-Grid Marshall has the authority to stop riders at the pre-grid gate if it is unsafe to enter the track or if the event is under starters orders.

CHIEF TECHNICAL INSPECTOR:

Reports to the Clerk of the Course and is responsible for ensuring that all machines are prepared properly as outlined in Chapter 5 and that each rider’s protective equipment and clothing is in good order.

CHIEF REGISTRAR:

Reports to the Race Director and is responsible for registration, and the preparation of grid sheets for each event in the meet.

CHIEF SCORER:

Reports to the Race Director and is responsible for scoring of races, and producing final results sheets for each event during the meet.

RIDERS/RACER REPRESENTATIVE:

Reports to the Race Director or the Clerk of the Course, and acts as a liaison between the competitors and the Race Officials. Competitors are encouraged to discuss matters of concern with the Riders Representative before approaching any other Official for a ruling. If one or both of the rider reps. are in the race or are filing a protest, the competing riders’ rep must first approach the referee. The Referee and Race director will make the decision after all data has been retrieved.