Exiting the Track- Must READ for ALL!
Here is an illustration all must review.
1. Signal your intent to exit before 7 with a raised left hand.
2. Stay to the far left side of the track all the way around turn 8. Please continue at a safe pace, but don't dawdle. There are riders still continuing on track and other riders that may be exiting with the intent to ride through the pits and rejoin.
3. Exit through the 2 cones on the far left of turn 9 and continue following the track exit lines into the pits.
4. Once in pit lane stay to the far left if exiting and the far right if re-entering the track.
Instructor/Control Riders Hand Signals- Learn ‘em
Pat on tail: “Follow me”
Arm waving past: “OK to pass”
Arm moving up and down: “Slow down”
Point to the line on the track: “Follow and try this line”
Tap on their tail section: “Move in behind/move off line”
Corner Workers/Flags- Know ‘em
There will be cornerworkers positioned at strategic points around the track to monitor for potential hazards, should any situation occur. They will be armed with flags and radios to alert you of any hazards. Cornerworkers are essential. Corner workers monitor all activity on the track and are responsible for maintaining a safe environment. What he or she says, goes. The flags they will use are as follows:
Yellow Flag: Displayed at the problem corner and possibly the one before. Be extra cautious! Something has happened up ahead. Back off a little, but don’t stop! Be prepared to change your line. You do not need to put a hand up on the yellow flag.
Waiving Yellow Flag: Displayed at the problem corner and possibly the one before. Take extra caution. Back off slightly and be prepared. No passing is allowed until you are past the situation.
Red Flag: Displayed at all stations. The session is over due to an unsafe situation. Slow down smoothly and bring your bike into the pits. At the last corner station, if the red flag is displayed, this will indicate that the session has ended. Riders will need to continue at speed until about half way to exit the track, then progressively start to slow down until you get to pit in. If you were to roll off too suddenly, you could get hit by someone behind you.
Black Flag pointed at you: The flag will be displayed, then rolled up and pointed at you as you go by a cornerworker and/or at start/finish. The flag will be shown if something is wrong with your bike. Get off the racing line and bring your bike into the next safe area or exit the track. Your bike may be leaking oil, etc., so it is very important you stay away from the line where everybody will be. If the rolled up black flag is only at the last corner station, it means that you may be in the wrong group or it is a behavioral problem. Please exit and pull in and report to the “check-in” area.