NASA NorCal starts new Jr Official Program

Junior Officials Program

Purpose
NASA recognizes the need to get people involved with the sport at a young age. This serves several functions. Minors that are 10-15 years of age can often find things to do that are not constructive. As they approach adulthood, it’s imperative that adults give them opportunities that lead to the right track. Therefore, NASA endeavors to provide constructive activities for minors at  the regular NASA events. All activities require parental consent, regional consent from NASA management, as well as a properly executed minor waiver and release.

Overview
The Junior Official Program provides a place within NASA events that will engage, challenge, and educate minors. Job and duty descriptions are found in the Club Codes and Regulations (CCR). All minors in this program must be supervised. The criteria for each position are listed below.

Timing and Scoring
• Timing and Scoring must be in an unrestricted area.
• Minimum age – 10 years old.
• Duties are limited to those typically performed in Timing and Scoring, such as, but not limited to, hand-taping, computer operation, database work, and printing / posting results.

Registration
• Registration must be located in an unrestricted area.
• Minimum age – 10 years old.
• Duties are limited to those typically performed in Registration, such as, but not limited to, handling forms, money, wristbands, decals, distributing handouts, and answering questions.

Tech Inspection
• Tech inspection duties must be in an unrestricted area.
• The use of any powered saw or other cutting device, by any minor is prohibited.
• Safety glasses required at all times for all minors performing duties.
• Minimum age-13 years old.
• Duties are limited to those typically performed in Tech, such as, but not limited to, weighing cars, taking measurements, researching, fuel testing, and visual inspections.

Pre-Grid
• The pre-grid area must be located in an unrestricted place (e.g. paddock). No working in the pitlane, hot pits, or other restricted areas.
• Minimum age-13 years old.
• Duties are limited to those typically performed in pre-grid, such as, but not
• limited to, checking wristbands, checking for driver preparation, observing
• proper decals denoting run groups, meeting compliance, etc., distributing
• water, and assist drivers with items like fastening window nets.

Violations Controller
• This is one of the positions that make up Race Control. It is not considered a “risk” position simply because any mistakes made are simply “on paper” and do not increase or decrease risk for any other person.
• This is a job that is perfectly suited any minor, ages 10 years old and up, supervised.
• The race control building must be located in an unrestricted area.

If you are interested in participating in this program please contact our Office at
707-872-7223 or scott@nasacarcontrol.org for more details.