Let the students run the Race Day. Give them roles or "track jobs" in running the event such as:
STARTER - backs the dragsters into the start gate pin housing unit and triggers the start gate. (coordinates with time keeper)
TIME KEEPER - calls out finish times, checks the recording notes, communicates with Starter
CHARGER LOADER - controls handling of chargers and loads chargers into dragsters at the start
LINE THREADERS (2) - thread dragsters onto lines at start, keep race entries assemblied in correct order
RECORDER - Records results and times of races and correctly enters results onto the knockout entry form
TRACK MAINTENANCE (2) - keep track clear of small objects and sweep track periodically
BRAKING SUPERVISOR - controls deceleration at finish by keeping deceleration tool (pillow) correctly placed to avoid dragster damage
FINISH LINE CLEARANCE (2) - unthread dragsters from the finish line end and pass to Pit Crew
PIT CREW (2) - transport dragsters from finish to start oftrack as needed
CHARGER RECOVERY - remove spent chargers from the cars and store them away safely
OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHER(S) - self explanatory
FILM CREW - self explanatory
CROWD CONTROL - I wonder why???
A little coordination is needed, especially between the Starter, the Time Keeper and the Braking Supervisor. Once that is sorted the races should run like clock-work.
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