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Title: OD & co-OD Responsibilities and Duties
Post by: funrun on February 23, 2009, 05:54:44 PM
OD and co-OD Responsibilities and Duties: are defined as but not limited to the following…

Usually needed to be first one in and last one out, i.e. be able to be there when gate opens (or before) to start setting up. And to be there until last person is out, to make sure everything is picked up, cleaned up, and everyone is off the lot.

Course Design (see Course Design at bottom)

Making sure Registration Information is downloaded from MyAutoEvents.com/setting up event in club computer

Arrangements for the club’s trailer. This could include anything from towing it to or from Virginia
Motor Sports Park up to Richmond Raceway, to as little as being able to move it around on the current
lot it resides at.

Make sure all timing units are fully charged.

Make sure all supplies are full, such as batteries, chalk, blue race tape, miscellaneous supplies, and etc.

Assign Worker Steward/Keep record of all participants and volunteer’s duties

Responsible for making sure race results are tabulated and posted within 48 hours of event (under
normal circumstances)

Course Design:
The lots we use can contain light poles, drainage grates, and misc. objects to design around. 
And as such, for safety concerns, the final course design needs to be reviewed by an experienced course designer. VMSC follows SCCA course safety guidelines as defined in the VMSC Speed Event Regulations and the SCCA National Solo Rule Book (section: Solo II Rules\Solo II Events). These guidelines outline the proper safety distances, and more, to ensure a safe and insured event.

There are many ways to gain insight on course design…
Looking at the many past course designs posted on the internet
Asking for ideas from experienced course designers
Using past designs you have experienced
AND a great reference for course design can be found here…
www.houscca.com/solo/courses.asp#design (see bottom of page, Solo Course Design Manual).


Title: Re: OD & co-OD Responsibilities and Duties
Post by: Magna on March 16, 2011, 09:56:33 AM
New new link is:
http://houscca.com/solo/courses/Course_Design_4-1-2.pdf


Title: Re: OD & co-OD Responsibilities and Duties
Post by: whiteryder on May 27, 2011, 05:12:07 PM
Looking for inspiration?  Happened to catch an old Top Gear episode tonight, and they had an interesting course laid out for some RC cars: 

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l35sUu0u8bk (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l35sUu0u8bk)   (first 3 mins or so)

I'm thinking, a Demolition Ball of Death in the final straight could be an exciting new twist.


Title: Re: OD & co-OD Responsibilities and Duties
Post by: rinkdink72 on April 15, 2013, 06:10:18 AM
co-OD's still needed for May!  Please let me know if you're interested so that i can add you to the schedule!