Toronto Kart Club, being a true not-for-profit organization, relies on
volunteers for the many duties that need to be performed, in order to
keep the Club running. These duties occur during race-days as well
as behind the scenes with administration and organization of events.
Generally, no experience is necessary -- just a willingness to be part
of your club!
Find out how you can get involved, and get more out of being a member of
Toronto Kart Club. If you are interested in becoming a Board
member in the future, you will require prior involvement in one of the
positions listed below. All positions also qualify for High School
students needing community service hours!
Below is a chart of all positions. General descriptions of various
assignments are listed below the chart. If you see a vacancy
and would like to sign up to help, just contact us by clicking on the
SIGN UP link and sending us an email. Even if you can only help
for one or two events, we'd love to hear from you.
Descriptions of TKC Duties/Assignments
Corner Marshalls assist the Race Director, by being
positioned in key corners along the race track. Corner Marshalls
are responsible for watching the karts, reporting any incidents to the
race director via radio, holding/waving appropriate flags as directed by
the Race Director, and assisting any disabled karts in their
vicinity. Being a corner marshall involves standing for long
periods of time, and being alert and able to follow instructions.
Must be at least 16 years of age.
The Grid Marshall is responsible for ensuring that each class
is positioned in the correct order, according to the grid chart provided
by the scoring tower. The Grid Marshall should ensure that each
driver is wearing appropriate safety gear. Upon direction from the Race Director, the Grid
Marshall gives appropriate advance warnings (5 minute, 1 minute) to the
drivers, and then signals the drivers to enter the track. For
timed qualifying procedures, the Grid Marshall spaces the karts at
appropriate intervals, when instructing each kart to enter the
track. The Grid Marshall is in contact with all other officials
Scales & Transponder Collection
The Scales official is responsible for observing the weight
of each kart and driver upon exit from the track, and ensuring that each
kart enters the scale area in an appropriate and safe manner. Any kart/driver found to
be underweight, is reported immediately to the Race Director and Scoring
Tower. After the final heat for each class, transponders should be
collected and placed in the cases, and licenses returned to the
Pre-Race Safety Inspector
After morning registration, each Junior kart, and any Senior
rookie kart, must report to the pre-race Safety Inspector. The
Safety Inspector goes over the kart, to ensure that each item on the
pre-race inspection form is satisfactory. The Inspector then signs
and keeps the form, and places a sticker on the kart. All forms
are then turned over to the scoring tower or post-race technical
Assistant Post-Race Inspector
Assist the chief Technical Inspector to scrutinize selected
karts in accordance with ASN Canada and TKC technical regulations.
Prior to the first qualifying heat, engines and tires of all
karts must be marked/sealed with paint, to ensure that they have not
been tampered with or changed during the day.
Scoring -- Computer
Responsible for operating the computer and scoring software,
printing results, recording and entering penalties, ensuring that all
karts on track are communicating with the computer, reconciling computer
results with manual results, using the PA system to call classes to grid
and pre-grid, and maintaining communication with all officials via
radio. Prepare grid sheets and provide to Grid Marshall. Knowledge of the AMB track timing software is required;
training can be provided.
Scoring -- Manual
Responsible for manually recording each kart as it crosses
the start/finish line for all heats, and reconciling results with the
computer system. Can also assist with PA to ensure that
classes are being called to grid, and assist with preparation of grid
Race-Day Registration Assistant
Assisting the primary registrar with morning registration,
which involves morning set-up, receiving pre-tech self-declaration forms
and issuing stickers, overseeing waivers and
wristband distribution. After registration closes, assist with packing up
supplies and transferring them to the scoring tower.
Hershey Centre and Special Events Committee
Assist the Committee Chairman with various aspects of
organizing and setting up and promoting special race events. This will also involve a small
amount of time during the week prior to the event, in order to set up
the physical track, barriers, etc.
Communications & Media
Assist the Board of Directors with press releases, race-day
reports and other promotional material, and ensure that items are
written in an expedited manner and distributed to various
online and printed media. If you are a budding
reporter/journalist, you would enjoy this position. This position
could also involve photography.
Ironman Enduro Event Coordinator
Assist the Board of Directors with organizing the Ironman
Enduro event, which may involve, but is not limited to: Ordering
special awards, sourcing out prizes (purchased and/or donated),
arranging for t-shirts, arranging for BBQ supplies, food and beverages,
assisting with race-day duties such as the pit-stop, awards ceremonies, etc.
Assist with design/layout, organizing and cataloguing photos,
taking photos at race-days during the year, assist with compiling driver
profiles and photos, assist with putting the book together using
appropriate software, etc. Working knowledge of graphics programs
and Photoshop is preferred. Also needed are assistant
photographers who enjoy taking digital photos.
Assist the Banquet Coordinator with various aspects of
organizing and setting up the year-end banquet with respect to venue
bookings, menu selections, awards, acquiring prizes, setting up on the
day of the banquet, etc.