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1 Volunteer Safety Training rev 2/25/2013 © 2013 SAE International 2013 Michigan International Speedway

2 Penn State Fire! 2013 Formula SAE

3 Last Years Top-10 Oregon State Univ Karlsruhe Tech (Germany) Universitat Stuttgart Technical Univ of Munich Univ of Michigan - Ann Arbor Graz Univ of Technology (Austria) Metropolia University of Applied Science (Finland) Ecole De Technologie Superieure (Quebec) Friedrich Alexander Univ of Erlangen (Germany) Univ of Wisconsin - Madison 2013 Formula SAE

4 Other Local Schools 11 th place – Toledo 21 – Oakland 24 – U of M Dearborn 40 - Windsor 48 – Michigan State 55 – Western Ontario 74 - Kettering 79 – Ferris State 85 – Lawrence Tech (105 schools competed in 2012)

5 The Events Tech Inspections Wednesday thru Friday Weigh-In, Tilt, Braking, Noise Static Judging Thursday all day Cost, Presentation, Design Acceleration Friday morning Skid Pad Friday morning Autocross Friday afternoon Endurance & Efficiency Saturday all day Awards Ceremonies Fri & Sat evenings 2013 Formula SAE

6 Acceleration Event Friday morning, 9:00am - 12:30pm 75 meter (82 yard) straightaway 2 drivers per car / 2 runs per driver Scoring: 0 to 75 points possible Fastest run counts Cones Down or Out = 2 sec penalty per cone Off Course = DNF (Did Not Finish) = 0 points 2013 Formula SAE

7 Skid Pad Event Friday morning, 9:00am - 12:30pm 2 circles of 50 diameter in a figure-8 pattern 2 drivers per car / 2 runs per driver Each run consists of 2-right and 2-left laps 2013 Formula SAE

8 Autocross Event Friday afternoon, 2:00 ~ 5:30pm Course Length = approx ½ mile 2 drivers per car / 2 laps per driver Typically 3-4 cars on the track concurrently No passing in this solo event Avg Speeds = 35 to 40 MPH Cones Down or Out = 2 sec penalty per cone Off Course = 20 sec penalty Missed Slalom = 20 sec per occurrence 2013 Formula SAE

9 Endurance & Efficiency Event All day Saturday, 9:00am ~ 12:30pm & 1:35 ~ 5:30pm Course Length ~ 1.0 Kilometer Total run = 2 x 11 laps 2 drivers per car / Driver change midway Typically 5-7 cars on the track concurrently Passing within designated zones Avg speed = 35 MPH / top speed = 65 MPH Cones Down or Out = 2 sec penalty per cone Off Course = 20 sec penalty Missed Slalom = 20 sec per occurrence 2013 Formula SAE New Name

10 On-Track Corner Workers Team at each station: SCCA Corner Captain Radio Communicator Yellow / Red Flagger Cone & Car Shaggers Blue Flagger * Passing Zone Signal Marshals * * Endurance Event only 2013 Formula SAE

11 Flag Signals Command Flags Flags that send a message to the competitor that they MUST obey without question Informational Flags Require NO action from the driver Are used as added information to help the driver to maximize performance 2013 Formula SAE

12 Command Flags FLAGEVENTDESCRIPTION Green AutoX & Endurance OK to Start Blue Endurance only Passing Zone Yellow (stationary) Endurance only Danger ahead Yellow (waving) Endurance only Extreme Danger ahead Black Endurance only Penalty Black w/ Orange Circle Endurance only Mechanical problem Red AutoX & Endurance Stop Now Checker Endurance only End of Session 2013 Formula SAE

13 Informational Flags FLAGEVENTDESCRIPTION White Endurance only Slow Car or Emergency Vehicle ahead Red & Yellow striped Endurance only Surface Problem For detailed flag info go to: http: // fsae-flags.TurnMarshals.com 2013 Formula SAE

14 Corner Workers Safety Tips Wear appropriate outerwear – no shorts Bring Work Gloves Do not use cameras or cell phones when track is hot Always be aware of oncoming cars Cross track only when absolutely necessary Be careful when approaching or pushing cars Be aware of hot exhaust system, leaking fuel or coolant, engine fires, broken body or suspension parts, etc. Safest location to push the car is on the main roll hoop, but watch your footing! 2013 Formula SAE

15 Corner Workers Comfort Tips Wear comfortable shoes (but NO open-toes) Apply Sunscreen Stay hydrated Communicate with your Corner Captain and Co-Workers Track sessions are 3-4 hours long. Be prepared. Show up on time and stay until the end of your shift - Were counting on you! Bring a positive attitude – HAVE FUN & BE SAFE ! 2013 Formula SAE

16 Dynamic Events See you on May 10 th and 11 th Plan on arriving at M.I.S. no later than 7:45am Worker Safety Briefings on the track at 8:30am – SHARP! 2013

17 Dynamic Events For more information and a copy of this presentation, go to fsae.TurnMarshals.com 2013


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