Minimum age 16 established for AMA competition event corner workers

February 4, 2008

Effective February 1, 2008, the minimum age requirement for corner workers (“Flaggers”) at any AMA Sanctioned competition event is 16 years. AMA Promoting Organizers are required to adhere to this rule. Failure to do so may jeopardize event insurance coverage and will result in revocation of AMA Sanction privileges.

Sound judgment and decision-making skills are essential qualities for a corner worker to possess, especially when it comes to the important responsibility of safeguarding participants and spectators alike. While there may be exceptions, young persons may often lack these skills and the ability to apply them in the fast-paced environs of a racing event.

AMA is committed to effective risk management and to be proactive in our effort to minimize insurance coverage costs. It is certainly in everybody’s best interest to staff corners with qualified individuals and we should extend our best effort to do so. To that end, the AMA, in consultation with our risk management partner Wells Fargo Motorsports, has established the minimum corner worker age of 16 years for AMA Sanctioned competition events.

AMA continues to offer the AMA Flagger Safety video to AMA Organizers free upon request. This 10-minute video is an excellent training aid and should be viewed by all your corner workers. Send your request for the video to AMA Organizer Services Clerk Priscilla Applin.

We appreciate your cooperation and continued efforts to provide the best amateur motorsports environment and experience possible. Thank you.

Questions regarding this bulletin should be directed to Cherie Schlatter, AMA Organizer Services Manager.