We want people who are reliable, logical and responsible, who would love to get involved within the drifting community and make New Zealands biggest drifting events happened.
We especially need people who have a First Aid Certificate or a vehicle suitable for towing our cars back onto the track. If you don’t have these – we would still love to have you aboard!
Want to get closer to the action?
Be part of the team that puts together a high energy D1NZ Drift Day!
Marshals are the backbone of any Motorsport event. Without their assistance, race meetings could simply not happen. Most marshals generally donate their time on a volunteer basis, and Motorsport in general is indebted to their efforts.
Aside from just manning flag points, there are many different tasks performed by marshals at each Motorsport event.
They have a specialised job to do, they have to recover cars from off-track spins and rolls and assist in rescuing drivers when this is necessary.
Rescue marshals, like flag marshals work as a team and train as a team.
They are shown how best to fight a fire, use tow ropes/cars and the proper use of two-way radios.
A rescue marshal will assist ambulance officers when called on to do so. It is a specialised activity for reasonably fit and alert men and women.
It is also exciting and every so often, calls for quick responses and discipline and an ability to report on incidents clearly and accurately to the clerk of course.
Being a rescue marshal is not all-hard work and provides some of the best viewing on the track.
They relay messages to the race car drivers that are vital.
These messages can tell a racer that there is an ambulance or service vehicle on the track; that someone has dropped oil which is a hazard; that there has been an accident or a spin, and great care is needed; or that another driver is about to pass.
A flag marshal will also relay messages from the race director (called clerk of course), to the drivers, including the stopping of a race.
Flag marshals man specially protected flag points, which are very close to the action. They always work as a team, with experienced people assisting newcomers.
They need to be alert during the races, but can relax in between.
For close to the action excitement, there is very little to match being a motor race flag marshal.
Grid marshals are required to ensure competing vehicles are in the correct position on the starting grid. They also assist the starter by controlling the staged release of competitors from the grid during handicap starts.
Pit marshals have the task of controlling the movement and location of vehicles within the pit area. Meet and greet drivers on a one to one basis.
The key to a successful event is communication. These people provide the means of quickly passing documentary information (e.g. grid sheets, result sheets, reports etc) between the event control centre and key officials.
Spectator and Parking Marshals
Spectator marshals are required at major events to ensure that spectators do not expose themselves to unnecessary danger and do nothing to endanger the competitors or the event.
Parking officials ensure that all vehicles attending the event are parked in the correct location and the most efficient use is made of the parking space available.
Technical Officers and Scrutineers
Are you interested in things technical? Perhaps you work as a mechanic or have a technical qualification. People are needed to check and maintain technical regulations for the various classes of Motorsport. Its the scrutineers whose job it is to check competing vehicles prior to the event to ensure mechanical integrity and safety.
If you are interested in coming to volunteer to work with us these are just some of the benefits you will receive for being loyal to the sport you love:
D1NZ Merchandise – you will get supplied with a uniform for the day, which you will get to keep, reminding you of the day you helped us out!
Free VIP Entry – includes entry to the after parties (R18) and we will even supply you with 2 x General admission passes for a couple of your friends to come along and watch the action in return for your time.
Lunch – you don’t need do bring a sandwich as we will provide you with a catered lunch, to fill you up after you have worked up an appetite!
Friendships – it’s a great way to meet new people, talk to the drivers and get some insider information on putting a drift car together and even getting into the races yourself.
If this sounds tempting then please email, phone or write to us and let us know the following information:
Applicable experience (if any):
What you love about drifting:
What role you would like to perform on the day (if known):