Starters Instructions

 

GOLDEN RULES ON THE LAKE

  • No cigarette butts on salt, smokers keep an empty drink can on hand to put your ash and butts in.
  • Tarps under everything
  • Fuel and Oil must be contained in safety abundments
  • After exiting track go past green clearance markers before stopping
  • Remember this is a National Park, if you bring it in you take it out with you, do NOT leave your rubbish behind.

     

    RECOMMENDED CLASS NUMBERS AND SIZES

  • All vehicles must display entry number decals on each side of the vehicle.
  • ALL vehicles must display class detail decals on each side of the vehicle
  • Drivers name is optional
  • Chalk / white shoe cleaner will be acceptable
  • It must be very obvious to Start Line officials and volunteers what your entry number is and what class you are running in.
  • This information is relayed to the timers and is used to record your run

 

CARS - Background approx 450mm (round or oval) White with black numbers and lettering approx 80 -100 mm each

MOTORCYCLES - Colours as above - plates fixed to rear of machine approx 300mm (round or oval) numbers and letters approx 50mm each

 

START LINE PROCEDURES - officialS

 

STARTERS ASSISTANT
1. Call next vehicle to up to staging line

2. Confirm Entry number and class
3. Carry out safety Checks (see below)
4. Notify Starter "All Clear"
5. After vehicle leaves start line, call up vehicle from next lane

 

STARTER
1. Radio Driver / Vehicle number and class details to time keeper
2. Wait for "Track Clear" call from Time Keeper
3. Send vehicle down track
4. Wait for Starters Assistant to give all clear on next vehicle

5. Call next vehicle to start line.

 

START LINE PROCEDURES - ALL COMPETITORS

To ensure an orderly and safe start line the following suggestions are recommended.

When coming to the start line please position your vehicle directly behind the competitor in front of you, in an orderly single lane queue. Queue jumping will not be tollerated, if an entrant is found queue jumping they will be instructed to proceed to the end of the queue or be shown a yellow card and not permitted to run that day.

You should start getting ready 3 vehicles back from the startline, this allows time for the Starters Assistant to perform their checks..

If you are not ready or something goes wrong with your vehcle, we don't have the time to wait and the next vehicle will be called, but don't panic, you will get your turn.

NOTE: Prefential treatment is afforded to officials and volunteers who are working all week, but also competing. Special times will be allocated for very high speed vehicles or entrants attempting a significant record run. Entrants must consult the Race Director to be considered for this special privledge and must notify the Chief Starter before moving in the queue.

 

START LINE SAFETY CHECK PROCEDURES - CARS AND TRUCKS

The following safety checks will be undertaken by your Starters Assistant.
Please assist in implementing these procedures;

  • Check scrutineer pass
  • Check valve caps on all wheels, must be metal caps
  • Safety belts - clamp down, must not be able to force hand between belt and body
  • Helmet strap secure - barely room for finger between strap and chin
  • Wrist restraints - check mounting and wrist fit, not required if safety net fitted
  • Neck brace - required for vehicles with speeds over 125 MPH
  • Racing suit / overalls - fastened and zipped to neck
  • Fire extinguishers - check safety release pins removed
  • Parachute pins - check safety pin removed
  • Gloves - on
  • Helmet visor - down
  • Windows - Up
  • Doors - shut tightly
  • Driver - all clear to go
  • Notify Starter - "Ready"
  • "Next competitor" - call to start line

NOTE: ALL DRIVERS / RIDERS / officialS MUST BE ZERO ALCOHOL.
There will be a breathalyzer at the start line

 

START LINE SAFETY CHECK PROCEDURES - MOTOR CYCLES

  • At staging line - fuel on
  • Helmet strap secure - barely room for finger between strap and chin
  • Zip on Leathers - Pulled up to top of jacket, neck clip fastened
  • Boots - fastened
  • Kill switch - lanyard connected
  • Gloves on - fastened
  • Helmet - visor down or goggles on

SCRUTINEER CHECKS

  • Only synthetic chain oil to be used
  • No total loss oil systems (or catch tank fitted)
  • Metal valve caps on all valves

 

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