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  • AHRMA.org ~  Corner Worker Manual - page 4
    looking up track and the other watching down track over each others shoulders You must rely on the other person to warn you of oncoming traffic e Do not leave your flag station to help a downed rider f Do not enter the racing surface or an impact zone with oncoming traffic on course Wait for an opening in traffic and ask for a spot from the preceding corner g Barricades Armco tire walls hay bales and fencing may be positioned in and around the corners This provides some measure of protection and security for the riders and workers Use these barriers while you are marshaling Keep spectators race crews or others safely behind the barricades at all times Notify Race Control if you need assistance Example dispatch security to remove spectator from impact zone Call Race Control concerning photographers Roadracing can be dangerous or life threatening If you witness a serious crash or injury please do the following h Immediately flag and report the incident to Race Control as outlined in this manual i Assist emergency personnel only after all racing traffic is cleared j Record what occurred include rider number s contact and any other information specific to the incident you witnessed k Do not discuss the accident prior to debrief with AHRMA officials l Do not transmit medical or accident specific information over the radio or intercom unless directed by Race Control m Do not allow spectators photographers competitors or others access to the accident site unless directed by AHRMA officials Careful observation of the machines as they sweep past your turn may prevent an incident Often you will detect debris leaking fluids or lose parts prior to catastrophic failure n Monitor the track for debris from motorcycles and riders such as knee pucks or nuts and

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  • AHRMA.org ~  Corner Worker Manual - page 5
    station check list 1 Please check the following items and report any discrepancy to Race Control as soon as possible a Establishing the flagger s location Note Once the flag station has been established do not relocate during the event The red flag shall remain with the radio person 1 A properly charged fire extinguisher 2 Operational communications equipment 3 Oil dry and a broom 4 Yellow flag 5 Debris flag 6 Ambulance flag 7 Red flag 8 Inspect the course for cracking or broken pavement 9 Inspect the course for debris oil mud water ice gravel sand rubber tire or other parts 10 Review emergency procedures who what where and how 11 Review hand signals and their meaning with other workers See Diagram B Hand signal for ambulance and Diagram C Hand signal for fire 12 Review the proper operation of the fire extinguisher with all workers assigned to the station 13 Review fuel ignition shutoff procedures E Fire extinguisher 1 Check the gauge on the extinguisher to verify it is fully charged Check the safety pin to ensure it is properly installed 2 Position the extinguisher in a convenient location easily accessible 3 When use of the fire

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  • AHRMA.org ~  Corner Workers Manual - page 6
    The runner or backup a This corner worker will attend a downed rider Do not enter the track or an impact zone to assist a downed rider until the on track traffic is under control and it is safe to do so The runner will assist in moving or loading bikes inspect the incident site for oil gas or other debris and removal of the same The runner may use hand signals directed at the corner captain to request an ambulance or request the race be stopped When responding to a crash the runner should always take the fire extinguisher NOTE Corner crews should respond to incidents as described in Section L Response to an incident examples G Roadracing flags and flagging 1 Purpose a Flags are used to show track status and convey specific commands to the competitors from the corner marshals and other race officials b The purpose of flagging is to warn riders of a hazardous situation on or near the track surface and to protect marshals and downed riders from oncoming traffic c Since a rider usually is focused on the track ahead the flag person is the rider s primary source of information and has the responsibility to warn oncoming traffic of a hazardous condition on or near the track The yellow flag should be in the possession of the flagger at all times Keep the flag in a furled position out of sight and ready to display immediately see Diagram D Furled flag out of sight of rider 2 Flagger s location a Position yourself in a safe place behind a barrier if possible off the track facing oncoming traffic at the entrance to the turn b Always remain standing at the ready while motorcycles are on course c Keep the yellow flag ready

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  • AHRMA.org ~  Corner Workers Manual - page 7
    on a waving yellow flag by an official of the race penalties will be assessed 3 YELLOW RED VERTICAL STRIPES DEBRIS Used by the corner marshals and the starter Indicates great danger on the track ahead debris oil gas dirt hay motorcycles downed riders or marshals are on the track or in the impact zone ahead This condition may require riders to leave their lines to avoid the debris Extreme caution is to be exercised by all riders This flag should be accompanied by a pointing motion from the comer worker directing competitors to the rider s right or the rider s left Always direct the riders away from the debris if possible Passing is allowed Continue flag display until the debris is cleared See Diagram K Debris flag display and Diagram L Point away from debris 4 RAIN The debris flag may be used to signal rain by pointing one arm straight up to the sky while displaying the flag In a stationary position A furled debris flag pointed straight up may be used to signal rain 5 MECHANICAL WAVE OFF The corner worker will point a furled debris flag at the rider s faceshield accompanied by a pointing motion to leave the track This signals the rider to leave the racing surface at the first safe opportunity and indicates a potentially hazardous mechanical problem Riders should exit the track close to a corner station for further instructions and to facilitate communications See Diagram M Furled flag for mechanical wave off 6 WHITE WITH RED CROSS AMBULANCE Indicates an ambulance or emergency vehicle is on course displayed at the corner preceding the incident at the incident and the start finish line May be accompanied by a pointing motion to the riders right or left indicating the direction to proceed Passing is allowed 7 STATIONARY AMBULANCE FLAG Indicates an ambulance is present at or beyond the next down track flag station Riders may have to leave their lines to avoid the incident Once the ambulance enters the next down track flag station they will display their flag and you will retire yours 8 WAVING AMBULANCE FLAG Indicates an ambulance is active at or between your station and the next down track station Extreme caution is to be exercised by all riders Riders motorcycles marshals and possible debris may be on the track or in adjacent runoff area Continue flag display until the incident is clear A waving yellow or debris will often accompany the waving ambulance indicating the possibility of motorcycles downed riders debris marshals or paramedics on the track working the incident Display the flag until the ambulance becomes mobile and the next down track station displays a waving flag At this time it is appropriate to display a stationary ambulance flag The yellow or debris flag should remain displayed after the ambulance is gone if crews are still securing the site 9 RED FLAG Hold stationary or waving as necessary to gain competitors attention Displayed immediately on instruction

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  • AHRMA.org ~  Corner Worker Manual - page 8
    tracks have built in communication systems set up at the stations These may be referred to as hard lines intercom or the network Operating procedures for all communications equipment will be reviewed at the morning corner worker meetings 3 Communication guidelines When communicating on the radio always remember to identify your turn number and flag status Example ARace Control this is three green or ARace Control this is three waving yellow Race Control will answer back and tell you AGo ahead three You will then tell Race Control of the situation at your station Race Control will answer incoming calls according to safety priority If you identify your station as green Race Control may not respond to you immediately Please be patient wait a minute and call again If you identify your flag status as debris or waving yellow Race Control will respond as soon as possible Pay close attention to the flag status of adjacent turns When you hear the turn immediately down track from you go waving yellow respond by displaying a stationary yellow When the radio traffic is clear announce your turn number followed by the word copy as in AThree copy or AThree stationary yellow Keep all communications to a minimum only transmit or request essential information while riders are on track This keeps the network available for emergency communications and conserves battery power Sometimes the excitement of an incident can cause an adrenalin rush in the corner worker as well as the rider No matter how serious the incident take a deep breath key your microphone and calmly identify your station and situation If you yell into the microphone your message will not be understood and valuable time lost While using the headset keep the microphone close to your mouth and always talk in a normal tone of voice A high priority call on the radio is the request for an ambulance When calling for an ambulance you are probably displaying a waving yellow flag Announce your call saying ARace Control this is three waving yellow I need an ambulance copy Race Control will answer your call immediately If your call is not answered within a few seconds repeat the call K Terminology 1 PADDOCK IN Refers to the designated paddock entrance from the hot pit or race surface 2 PADDOCK OUT Refers to the designated paddock access to the hot pit or pre grid 3 PIT IN Designated entrance to the hot pit from track side Pit in is the competitors designated exit from the track leading to the hot pit 4 PIT OUT Designated riders entrance to the track from hot pit or pre grid 5 MX MOTO or MOTOCROSS All refer to the off track excursion experienced by riders after leaving the racing surface unexpectedly may or may not be intentional This journey may be just off the edge of the surface or across the infield If the rider continues riding and reenters the racetrack it is referred to as a MX

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  • AHRMA.org ~  Corner Worker Manual - page 9
    Incident Rider rides off track into grass adjacent to track in impact zone stops his bike gets off and starts looking at it 1 Display a waving yellow flag 2 Call Race Control ARace Control this is three waving yellow Signal the rider to move the bike out of the impact zone to a safe area Send runner if available to signal or assist the rider 3 Wait for Race Control to say AGo three 4 Tell Race Control ARider off rider s left Ride off with possible mechanical runner assisting 5 You are still waving yellow and you should hear over the radio ARace Control this is two stationary yellow backing up three or ATwo copy 6 Race Control will ask for bike number and will tell you to advise when situation changes 7 Your runner has reached the rider and has pushed him out of the impact zone to a safe area If you do not have a runner or are unable to assist signal or motion the rider to move bike to safe area if possible 8 Radio call ARace Control this is three green Bike is in safe area I will advise bike number and if I need a crash truck as soon as I have that info 9 Race Control will respond AThank you three Two go green 10 Advise Race Control of bike number and tow info ASAP c Incident Rider crashes at apex of turn bike and rider slide to grass area just past the edge of the racing surface rider s left 1 Display a waving yellow flag 2 Call Race Control ARace Control this is three waving yellow 3 Wait for Race Control to say AGo three 4 Tell Race Control ARider down rider s left off track in impact zone 5 Turn number two will hear this and display a stationary yellow NOTE When any station says Awaving yellow the preceding station will automatically display a stationary yellow flag When the radio is clear the preceding station should announce ACopy to let Race Control and the station with the active incident know they have a stationary flag flying 6 If you have a runner and the track condition is safe the runner should be on his way to the rider 7 If rider gets up advise Race Control rider is up and moving and that you are moving the bike to safe area If rider does not get up or the runner signals for an ambulance say ARace Control this is three waving yellow I need an ambulance riders left rider is not moving 8 Race Control will respond ACopy three ambulance on its way 9 When the ambulance enters the track start finish will display a stationary ambulance flag The station the ambulance is in will display a waving ambulance flag and the preceding station will display a stationary ambulance flag This flag pattern will progress around the track with the ambulance to the accident While the ambulance is

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  • AHRMA.org ~  Corner Worker Manual - Diagrams
    rider Diagram E Stationary flag one hand method Diagram F Stationary flag two hand overhead Diagram G Waving flag in figure 8 Diagram H Stationary flag two hand method Diagram I Stationary flag front of body method Diagram J AHRMA flags Diagram K Debris flag display Diagram L Point away from debris Diagram M Furled flag for mechanical wave off Back to Top Back Return to index page Copyright 1987

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  • By-Laws – AHRMA
    not include your name on your ballot your ballot will not be counted SECTION 8 Performance of Duties A Trustee of the Association shall perform his or her duties as a Trustee including his or her duties as a member of any committee of the Board upon which he or she may serve in good faith in a manner he or she reasonably believes to be in the best interests of the Association and with such care as an ordinarily prudent person in a like position would use under similar circumstances A Trustee may not serve in a compensated position within AHRMA operations A Trustee may not participate in or attempt to influence any decision by the Association that may affect his or her own personal business interest or otherwise use his or her position as a Trustee for personal gain In performing his or her duties a Trustee shall be entitled to rely on information opinions reports or statements including financial statements and other financial data in each case prepared or presented by persons and groups listed in paragraphs a b and c of this Section 8 but he or she shall not be considered to be acting in good faith if he or she has knowledge concerning the matter in question that would cause such reliance to be unwarranted A person who so performs his or her duties shall not have any liability by reason of being or having been a Trustee of the Association Those persons and groups on whose information opinions reports and statements a Trustee is entitled to rely upon are a One or more officers or employees of the Association whom the Trustee reasonably believes to be reliable and competent in the matters presented or b Legal counsel public accountants and persons with expertise in a particular area with whom the Association has consulted or c A committee of the Board upon which he or she does not serve duly designated in accordance with the provisions of the Articles of Incorporation or the Bylaws as to matters within its designated authority which committee the Trustee reasonably believes to merit confidence The duties of the Board of Trustees shall include but are not limited to 1 Hiring and firing of the Association s Executive Director 2 Setting all policy for the Association 3 Adopting an annual budget and overseeing its administration by the Executive Director 4 Appointing and terminating such standing or special committees as it deems appropriate pursuant to Section 9 Subsection H and 5 Electing officers of the Association SECTION 9 Administration of the Association by the Board A Regular Meetings There shall be at least two regular Board meetings per year with the time and place of such meetings designated by the Board of Trustees B Special Meetings Special meetings of the Board of Trustees may be called by or at the request of the Executive Director the Chairman of the Board of Trustees or any five Trustees The person or persons authorized to call special meetings of the Board of Trustees may fix any place as the place for holding any special meeting of the Board of Trustees or may call a special meeting to be conducted by means of telephonic conference or other similar means Any Trustee may participate in a special meeting by means of telephone conference or similar communications equipment by which all persons participating in the meeting can hear each other at the same time Such participation shall constitute presence in person at the meeting C Notice 1 Regular Meetings Written notice of any regular meeting of the Board of Trustees stating the place day and hour of the meeting shall be given as follows a By personal service mail facsimile or e mail to the Trustee s address facsimile number or e mail address on the books of the Association at least thirty 30 days before the meeting b Any Trustee may waive notice of any regular meeting in writing executed and filed with the records of the meeting either before or after the holding of the meeting The attendance of a Trustee at any meeting shall constitute a waiver of notice of such meeting except where a Trustee attends a meeting for the express purpose of objecting to the transaction of any business because the meeting is not lawfully called or convened Neither the business to be transacted at nor the purpose of any regular meeting of the Board of Trustees need be specified in the notice or waiver of such meeting 2 Special Meetings Written notice of any special meeting of the Board of Trustees stating the place day and hour of the meeting shall be given as follows a By personal service mail facsimile or e mail to the Trustee s address facsimile number or e mail address on the books of the Association at least forty eight 48 hours before the meeting b Any Trustee may waive notice of any regular meeting in writing executed and filed with the records of the meeting either before or after the holding of the meeting The attendance of a Trustee at any meeting shall constitute a waiver of notice of such meeting except where a Trustee attends a meeting for the express purpose of objecting to the transaction of any business because the meeting is not lawfully called or convened Neither the business to be transacted at nor the purpose of any special meeting of the Board of Trustees need be specified in the notice or waiver of such meeting D Quorum A quorum of the Board of Trustees necessary to conduct any Association business at any meeting shall consist of seven Trustees Unless otherwise provided in these Bylaws in any matter requiring a vote of the Trustees a simple majority of the Trustees then present shall be required to approve any proposed action The use of a proxy vote is permitted provided that the voting member present has the proxy authority in writing from

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