Motor sport cannot exist without the dedication and commitment of those people who organise and marshal the various events. Their primary roles are to ensure the safety of the competitors and the spectators, and to uphold and apply the rules and regulations of the Motor Sport Association (MSA). A lot of work goes into organising even the smallest motor sport event and on the day, it is the Marshal's who enable events to proceed.
ADMC Event Marshals
As well as requiring Marshal's for the events organised and run by the ADMC, the club also participates in other club's events as a reciprocal arrangement to ensure enough trained Marshal's are available throughout Scotland to run the programme of events organised by the various motor clubs.
So what does a Marshal do?
Everything from car park and spectator control, managing Arrival, Start, "Flying finish", Finish and Service Area control points for Stage Rally's through to running check points for Navigation Rally's, to running the paddock, start lines and emergency stations at Sprints and officiating at Autotests. As a Marshal you will get closer to the competitors and cars than a normal spectator so come on.......... join in and get more out of Motor Sport.
If you think you would like to become a Marshal - and participate in motor sport events rather than just spectate, maybe as a taster before you actually try your hand at competing.... then ADMC are always keen to welcome new Marshal's to the fold. Full training will be provided by the club, and if you are really keen there are opportunities to take an MSA approved training course to become certified as an Official MSA Marshal - a qualification highly sought after by National event organisers.
ADMC Marshal's Championship
There is even a specific Marshal's / Organiser's Championship for a Trophy at the end of each year. Marshal's earn points by attending or organising ADMC events or helping out at events organised by other Motor Clubs where ADMC has been asked to assist. Events mean points and the most points wins...
The rules are quite simple, 3 points for actively participating in "setting up days" and 5 points on "event days" as Marshals or officials not named in the official event regulations.