About the Michigan Turn Marshals
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.
training and instruction of the highest caliber in the areas of
§ 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.
promoting the Flagging and Communications specialty of racing and
recruiting new persons
§ 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.
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)
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.
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 &
Recruitment Chairperson, Photographer, Training Coordinator, Trash & Trinket Chairperson, and a Social
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
for Michigan race events.
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