Grid Marshal


The position of grid marshal is in charge of the grid area during their session and will have total control. Most events will have two grid marshals assigned in each run group and they will have the following responsibilities:

  • Vehicles
    • Ensure all cars are staged and ready prior to first car on track.
    • Watch/look for technical issues such as:
      • Fluid leaks.
      • Loose lugs/wheels.
      • Flat tires or corded tires.
      • Loose articles in cars.
      • Smoke or steam.
      • Inspection mark on car.
      • Doors/hoods/trunks not fully secured.
  • Occupants.
    • All are wearing:
      • Seatbelts/Harnesses.
      • Helmet.
      • Wrist bands.
    • Passengers do not have cameras.
  • While track is hot.
    • One car on start line.
    • One car staged and ready.
    • Ensure drivers are at their cars “ready”.
    • Vehicle movement speeds are limited to “walking speed” at all times.
  • Two-driver cars
    • Plan ahead
    • Ensure drivers have a plan on changing drivers prior to the start. (suggest that the second driver should choose a car in the middle of the grid to go after each time)
    • Having a specific staging area for two-driver cars.
    • No driving multiple cars while driving in a two-driver car.
    • Ensure numbers on car are correct for the driver behind the wheel.
  • Non-drivers
    • Ensure all in grid have wrist bands.
    • Keep non-essential people to a minimum while track is hot.
    • NO pets or children in grid area.