JRDC track day

The 1st track/training day for the 2016 racing season at Dover Raceway takes place tomorrow, Sunday March 6 starting at 10am.
Raj Jadusingh
Cressmore White
Christopher Addison
Dean Corrodus
Oliver Townsend
Marshal instructor: Julian "Vestor" Gordon
The Montego Bay Motoring Club will be doing a dexterity training in the parking lot in conjunction with the track day
So we will be having both a dexterity and a circuit track day
Admission/participation is free this time around.
Bring an approved helmet and a roadworthy vehicle with plenty of fuel.
All participants must register and sign an entry form in order to participate in the day's activities.
A two hour classroom session is mandatory, at the end of which participants must successfully complete a short written test before being allowed to take part in the practical session. Look at it as the written part of a driver's license test.
Dean Corrodus will do driver responsibility and vehicle handling
Raj Jadusingh will do vehicle preparation
Julian Gordon of the marshaling club will do course workers and their function as well as flags and their meanings
Cressmore White and Monique Gibbs will do club requirements such as entry forms, competition license, Additional Supplementary Regulations also referred to as ASRs (a set of instructions/rules specific to a particular event or competition), rules, technical regulations, event officials etc
Ambulance personnel from Medi Alert, Erica Ramparsard will do first responders and how an incident is dealt with from the medical side
Each instructor will have 4 or 5 persons each for the practical
The participants get 2 or 3 laps as passengers with the instructor driving. All the participants are in the same vehicle with the instructor for this first session.
Then the instructor drives the participant's vehicle with the participant as a passenger for 2 or 3 laps.
Then the participant drives their own vehicle with the instructor as a passenger for 2 or 3 laps.
Then the instructor drives his vehicle at the lead of a convoy of his students for 3 laps.
Then the participants drive solo for 4 laps and return to the paddock for debrief.
Food and drink on sale. A Reggae Jammins hamburger/hot dog cart and Soupie John with soup and jerk chicken.
If you are interested and miss it, you are gonna regret it.
I encourage all prospective competitors (old and new, veterans and newbies) as well as anyone who just has a need for speed to come and take part. You may just learn a thing or two...



FLAG SIGNALS a) National flag This flag may be used to start the race. The starting signal should be given by lowering the flag which, for Standing Start Competitions, should not be raised above the head until all cars are stationary and in no case for more than 10 seconds. Should the national flag not be used for any reason, the colour of the flag (which should not cause confusion with any other flag described in this Section) should be specified in the Supplementary Regulations.
b) Red flag This flag should be waved at the start line when it has been decided to stop a practice session or the race. Simultaneously, each Marshal posted around the circuit should also wave a red flag. When the signal to stop is given cease racing, come to an immediate and controlled stop at the side of the Track.
c) Black and white chequered flag This flag should be waved and signifies the end of a practice session or the race.
d) Black flag This flag should be used to inform the driver concerned that he must stop at his pit or at the place designated in the Supplementary or Championship Regulations on the next approach to the pit entry. If a driver fails to comply for any reason, this flag should not be shown for more than four consecutive laps. The decision to show this flag rests solely with the Stewards, and the team concerned will immediately be informed of the decision.
e) Black flag with an orange disc 40 cm in diameter This flag should be used to inform the driver concerned that his car has mechanical problems likely to endanger himself or others and means that he must stop at his pit on the next lap. When the mechanical problems have been rectified to the satisfaction of the chief scrutineer, the car may rejoin the race.
f) Black and white flag divided diagonally This flag should be shown once only and is a warning to the driver concerned that he has been reported for unsportsmanlike behaviour. These last three flags (in d, e and f) should be shown motionless and accompanied by a black board with a white number which should be shown to the driver whose car’s number is displayed. The flag and number may be combined on a single board. These flags may also be displayed at places other than the start line should the Clerk of the Course deem this necessary.
g) Yellow flag This is a signal of danger and should be shown to drivers in two ways with the following meanings: - Single waved: Reduce your speed, do not overtake, and be prepared to change direction. There is a hazard beside or partly on the track. - Double waved: Reduce your speed significantly, do not overtake, and be prepared to change direction or stop. There is a hazard wholly or partly blocking the track and/or Marshals working on or beside the track. Yellow flags should normally be shown only at the Marshals post immediately preceding the hazard. In some cases, however, the Clerk of the Course may order them to be shown at more than one marshal post preceding an incident. Overtaking is not permitted between the first yellow flag and the green flag displayed after the incident. Yellow flags should not be shown in the pit lane unless there is an incident of which the driver should be made aware.
h) Yellow flag with red stripes This should be shown motionless to inform drivers that there is a deterioration of grip due to oil or water on the track in the area beyond the flag. This flag should be displayed, for at least (depending on the circumstances) 4 laps unless the surface returns to normal beforehand. It is not, however, necessary for the sector beyond where this flag is being shown to show a green flag.
i) Light blue flag This should normally be waved, as an indication to a driver that he is about to be overtaken. It has different meanings during practice and the race. At all times: - A stationary flag should be displayed to a driver leaving the pits if traffic is approaching on the track. During practice: - A faster car is close behind you and is about to overtake you. During the race: The flag should normally be shown to a car about to be lapped, if the driver does not seem to be making full use of his rear-view mirrors. When shown, the driver concerned must allow the following car to pass at the earliest opportunity.
j) White flag This flag should be waved and is used to indicate to the driver that there is a much slower vehicle on the sector of track controlled by that flag point.
k) Green flag This should be used to indicate that the track is clear: it should be waved at the Marshal’s post immediately after the incident that necessitated the use of one or more yellow flags. It may also be used, if deemed necessary by the Clerk of the Course, to signal the start of a warm-up lap or the start of a practice session or the start of a race


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