RACE MEETING OFFICIAL’S ROLES
The roles of the Officials at Karting Australia Race Meetings are clearly defined in the General Rules, Chapter 7 of the Karting Australia Manual that is available by clicking here.
The Stewards of the Meeting shall have authority to enforce compliance with the International Sporting Code, Karting Australia Rules including the Supplementary Regulations any Addendums and Bulletins issued, the program, and the instructions to Drivers (if any), and to adjudicate upon any dispute or complaint arising during the Meeting subject to the rights of appeal provided by the Karting Australia Rules and in particular shall have power in accordance with these Rules.
A Race Director will be a suitably qualified person appointed by Karting Australia to the National Championship, National Series and/or National Cup level Meetings whose responsibility it is to maintain continuity of sporting activity management at the Event.
CLERK OF COURSE
The Clerk of the Course is responsible for the general conduct of the Meeting in accordance with the Supplementary Regulations, Program and Organising Permit.
The Secretary of the Meeting shall be responsible for the organisation of the Meeting as regards all material and notices required in connection therewith. They shall satisfy themselves that the various Officials are acquainted with their duties and are furnished with the necessary equipment and issue armbands or a form of identification designating their status at the Meeting. If necessary they shall assist the Clerk of the Course in the preparation of the information required for the Stewards of the Meeting’ Report.
CHIEF TIMEKEEPER AND TIMEKEEPERS
The Chief Timekeeper and Timekeepers shall use timing equipment in accordance with Karting Australia Rules and oversee the timing of each Competition in accordance with these Rules.
CHIEF SCRUTINEER AND SCRUTINEERS
The Chief Scrutineer and Scrutineers are generally responsible for ensuring compliance of each Kart and associated equipment including apparel with the Karting Australia Rules.
Flag Marshals are Officials appointed to give signals by flags and/or lights to the Competitors in accordance with the signals described in the Karting Australia Rules and consistent with the instructions of the Clerk of the Course.
JUDGES OF FACT
The Judges of Fact at each Meeting are the Starter, Chief Timekeeper Lap Scorer, Scale Marshal, Fuel Tester, Grid Marshal, Noise Control Marshal and Chief Scrutineer and any other Judges of Fact specified in the Supplementary Regulations or any Addendums and Bulletins issued.
In a Competition in which a decision has to be made as to whether or not a Competitor has touched or crossed, or as to any other fact laid down in the in the Supplementary Regulations or in any applicable Rules for the Competition, one of several judges of fact shall be approved by the Stewards of the Meeting, upon proposal of the Organiser, to be responsible for one or several of these decisions.
The Starter shall signal the start of Competition in a manner that is fair for all Competitors, signal Competitors with flags and boards as required by Karting Australia Rules along with signalling the end of a Competition.
The Pit/Paddock Marshal shall be responsible for the general organisation, layout and control of the pit/paddock area.
The Grid Marshals shall be responsible for the marshalling of the Karts in their correct grid positions, controlling Karts until such time as they are placed in the hands of the Starter and at all times to co-operate with the Pit/Paddock Marshal.
The Scale Marshals shall be responsible for weighing Karts/Drivers in accordance with Karting Australia Rules.
NOISE CONTROL MARSHAL
The Noise Control Marshall shall be responsible for monitoring and reporting on noise levels of all Karts in accordance with Karting Australia Rules.