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The club who benefits most from you officiating. For example: If you officiate at 4 meetings at Lismore, 3 meetings at Port Macquarie, and 2 meetings at Tamworth, then the invoice should be sent to Lismore.

If you believe you have met the criteria specified in R.4 Officials Licensing, you may complete the Officials Upgrade Request Form. The request form will then be assessed by the Officials Panel and may involve the requestor being observed in their Official role at a Race Meeting prior to being upgraded.

If the Supplementary Regulations contain Qualifying to determine the grid, D Grade Licence Holders / P-Platers start from where they qualify in the specified races.
Otherwise for all other race formats, P-Platers must start at the rear of the grid. Refer rule M.2.18 Race Grid Determination in the Karting NSW Rule Book.

When making a reference to a kart, driver or parent/guardian, even if you know the person’s name it is best to communicate the kart number only. For example: “The guardian of kart number X”. During starts it is best to keep the radio clear for instruction from the Clerk of the Course and the Starter.

A critical incident is an instance of something happening; an event or occurrence that requires attendance from emergency services such as Ambulance, Police or Fire Brigade.

After calling emergency services, refer to the final page of the Supplementary Regulations for who from Karting NSW you need to notify for Critical Incidents.

If the meeting is going to run late, it’s best to consult with Chief Steward to explore options for completing the race meeting. This may include reducing the number of laps, reducing the number of heats, or combining classes.
All changes to the race format must be communicated by an Event Bulletin and signed by the Chief Steward.

The absolute minimum number of officials you need for a Club Race day are:
1 x Chief Steward – Grade 3,
1 x Clerk of Course – Grade 4,
1 x Scrutineer. – Grade 4. 
It is also mandatory there are Emergency/Medical Services present during official practice and racing. If it is a very small race meeting, the Clerk of Course can perform other roles such as Scrutineer or Starter. However, the Chief Steward must only perform the role of Chief Steward.

The club will also need a Chief Timekeeper, Safety Officer, and Grid Marshal though no formal training is required for these roles.

If the complaint or dispute cannot be resolved at the race meeting, the matter must be referred to a Tribunal, but only after a Stewards Hearing has been held. It’s very important that statements from each party are taken, along with statements from any witnesses as Tribunals rely heavily on facts and evidence.

If you find yourself unsure of anything on Race Day, refer to the final page of the Supplementary Regulations for who you can call for questions and support.

Rule Change requests can originate from anyone involved in Karting; however, the submission must be performed in accordance with the Communications process specified in rule A.5.1 of the Karting NSW rule book. The Rule Change request form can be found here.

Karting NSW jackets are reserved for:
– Grade 1 Officials,
– Grade 1 Scrutineers,
– Officials Panel Members,
– Karting NSW Board Members.
Officials who have not yet upgraded to Grade 1 are welcome to purchase their own jacket via Officials HQ.

Karting NSW have provided clubs with a ‘set’ of Officials ID cards. Similar to UHF radios, clubs should be equipped with ID cards. Officials may also order their own for the roles in which they are accredited via Officials HQ.

Think you’ve got what it takes to Level-UP?

If you would like to upgrade your Officials accreditation, please contact the Officials Coordinator on
0417 970 206
for information on upgrade procedures, training and assessment.