|The Racing Flags
The flags are the marshals’ and officials’ primary method of communicating with the drivers during any session on track. Learning the flags, their meaning and uses is one of the basics of racing, no matter what form your participation takes.
Green flag – the session has started / course is clear
Blue flag – you are being overtaken by a faster car (check mirrors)
Yellow flag – Caution! Slow down; be prepared to stop. No passing!
White flag – service vehicle or slow car on course
Oil / Debris flag – slippery surface
Black flag – report to the pits
Red flag – race has been stopped
‘Meatball’ flag – you have a mechanical problem; report to the pits
‘Bermuda’ flag – infraction warning flag, used by ASN/Canada/FIA only
Chequered flag – session is over
One of the most important functions of META is our marshal training program. This teaches the basics of turnworking: flagging, communications, quick response, timing and scoring and other positions.
We offer formal training seminars in conjunction with certain events at Mission Raceway Park, and also encourage anyone who is interested in working races to come out and meet us at any road racing event there. Training ‘on the job’ is provided on an ongoing basis, by experienced workers.
For information on marshal training, including upcoming seminar dates, please contact our Training Committee
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