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Since 1968, the Michigan Turn Marshals (MTM) have been incorporated in the State of Michigan as a not-for-profit association of individuals interested in and dedicated to the sport of automobile road racing.


MTM provides incentive and interest in the fine skills of Turn Marshalling by:

§  promoting training and instruction of the highest caliber in the areas of flagging, communications,
and safety standards to MTM members and other individuals interested in the Flagging and Communications (F&C) specialty of racing.

§  being an informational source for MTM members of racing activities in the State of Michigan.

§  coordinating with sanctioning bodies of racing for their event schedules and MTM membership participation at their events.

§  actively promoting the Flagging and Communications specialty of racing and recruiting new persons
to that activity.

§  being a source of information and support for MTM members who wish to expand their Flagging and Communication activities to racing events in other states and countries.

§  providing leadership to support the purposes of MTM.

       Click here to view the complete MTM Bylaws.


MEMBERSHIP

Membership in MTM is open to any individuals concerned with promoting high standards and safety in the Flagging and Communications activities at racing events. 

Requirements for membership include the ability to perform sound F&C techniques at a minimum of 4 racing events and by receiving a recommendation from a current MTM general member.  (Membership or licensing in other race organizations, such as the SCCA, is not required.)   Payment of a one time fee secures a lifetime membership!

There are currently about 250 “Lifetime” members, from all walks of life, from 18 to 80 years of age!  Southern Lower Michigan is home to most of the members, however MTM also has members representing 20 other States and Provinces in the United States and Canada.

Many of the members are also affiliated or licensed in other F&C organizations such as the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA), the Champ Car World Series (CART), and Waterford Hills Road Racing,Inc. (WHRRI)
 

TRAINING

To promote worker safety knowledge, MTM coordinates with the Detroit SCCA Region and Waterford Hills Road Racing, Inc. to present at least one Flagging & Communications classroom and on-track training session per year. 

These groups also conduct other training on a periodic basis including F&C refresher courses, Fire School training, and Corner Captain classes.


VOLUNTEERS

MTM business is conducted by a volunteer Board of Directors which is composed of an elected Executive Committee (President, VP, Secretary, and Treasurer) and by F&C Chiefs from local race sanctioning organizations.

Additionally, there are a number of other assigned positions to handle certain required duties for MTM.  Currently, these include a Newsletter Editor & Publisher, Webmaster & Database Administrator,  Recruitment Chairperson, Photographer, Training Coordinator, Trash & Trinket Chairperson, and a Social Coordinator.
 

WEBSITE

In 1999, the MichiganTurnMarshals.org Internet website was created and is actively being used as a tool to facilitate communications between its members, out-of-state corner workers, race sanctioning groups and race venues, and many other interested people worldwide.  (On average, the website receives over 60,000 “hits” per month!)

One unique feature of the website is the ability for volunteer corner workers to view information about, and then register for Michigan race events. 
- Members can view who is planning to attend races and can use this information to coordinate car-pooling, share hotel rooms, etc. 
- The F&C Chiefs use the pre-race worker registration to plan assignments and worker loads.
- Race groups and sponsors can use the MTM website to promote their races to trained corner workers and other volunteers.

We are particularly proud of the fact that our website is advertising free, and as such we are very dependant upon donations to pay for annual costs such as Internet web hosting fees.  Please help to keep our website online and screens clutter-free by making a small donation to MTM.
 

JOIN US

So if you already are an experienced F&C Corner Worker or just starting out, whether you live in Michigan or not, MTM welcomes you to join our fun-loving, hard-working, adrenaline-rush junkies at the next race or simply to chat on the Internet. 

Contact one of the
MTM Representatives for more information, register online, or just show up at the track and look for the men and women in their “Worker Whites”.  You will discover that F&C and MTM are indeed "Your Ticket to the Best Seat in the House!"
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