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Become An Official

Becoming a volunteer official at kart race meetings can be an exciting and rewarding experience for motorsports enthusiasts. Our clubs can't run race meetings without the commitment and dedication of our volunteer officials.  Our Officials handbook below provides very comprehensive information on what is involved and the various roles available to a KNSW official. But here are some simple steps to get you started. 



Contact your local Karting Club

Reach out to local karting clubs or tracks to express your interest in volunteering. You can find one here. They can provide you with information on upcoming events and how to get involved. Or express your  interest using the form below and we'll provide you with more information and put you in touch with the right person.


Attend Training Sessions

We offer free training sessions for volunteer officials. These sessions cover topics such as race procedures, safety protocols, flag signaling, and communication techniques. Attending these sessions will equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively officiate kart races.



Obtain Licenses or Certifications

You'll need to obtain specific licenses or certifications to officiate races. These certifications typically involve completing training courses and passing examinations to demonstrate your understanding of race procedures and safety protocols. We'll guide you through this process.


Gain Experience

Gain Experience: Volunteer at kart race meetings to gain hands-on experience. Start by assisting experienced officials in various roles. This will allow you to familiarise yourself with the duties and responsibilities of a karting official while learning from seasoned professionals.



Stay Updated

 Stay informed about rule changes, updates in race procedures, and advancements in karting technology by regularly consulting official rulebooks, attending meetings, and participating in continuing education opportunities. Keeping up-to-date with the latest developments in the sport will ensure that you can effectively officiate kart races.


Maintain Professionalism and Integrity

As a volunteer official, it's essential to maintain professionalism and integrity at all times. Be fair, impartial, and consistent in your decisions, and always prioritise the safety of competitors and spectators.


By following these steps and dedicating yourself to the role of a volunteer official, you can play an essential part in ensuring the smooth and safe operation of kart race meetings while contributing to the growth and development of the sport.

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