Volunteer officials get close to the St George 399 action

Organisers of the St George 399 are calling on motor sport fans to book their spot trackside by becoming a volunteer official.

Held on the 4-6 May, the St George 399 will play host to Australia’s best off road teams as they tackle round one of the BFGoodrich CAMS Australian Off Road Championship.

South East Queensland Off Road Racing Association (SEQORRA) Secretary Robert Grant said becoming a motor sport official is the best way to get close to the action without being in the driver’s seat.

“As a volunteer, you get to be part of an amazing team overseeing the event and you see all the action up close and live,” said Grant.

“Off road cars are some of the most impressively engineered in Australian motor sport, incorporating complex, long travel suspension systems and powerful engines to enable them to negotiate the rugged, dusty or sometimes muddy terrain.

“We are seeking volunteers to work in a variety of areas, including recovery, pits, timing, marshalling, administration, and more.”

Grant said anyone could register to be a volunteer official even without previous motor sport experience.

“Volunteer officials receive full training in their allocated role free of charge, as well as a CAMS Official Licence which offers further training and pathways for those that are interest in becoming a regular motor sport official,” Grant said.

Grant said that St George 399 promises to be a fantastic event.

“St George is a small and friendly outback town and the residents are thrilled to be hosting this event,” Grant said.

“The local rodeo will follow the St George 399 on Sunday night and Monday is a holiday.

“With volunteer officials having access to free camping at the track, it’s the perfect excuse to make a weekend of it!”

Anyone interested in volunteering should contact SEQORRA via email [email protected] to find out more.