That is now the Supercars weekend done for another year! I want to say a huge thank you to each and everyone of you for a fantastic job done over the weekend. Whether you did one day, two days, or all three, thank you from the bottom of my heart for giving up your time and putting in an amazing effort. Things got particularly tough for a couple of days with a few no-shows and a few people withdrawing every day, plus our ongoing support for the Young Officials program on Saturday. Thank you all for being flexible while I moved many people around to balance the flag points out.
Thank you to the flaggies from interstate for making the trip across the Nullarbor to join the team. Having made the trip in the opposite direction a few times, I know it’s not a cheap exercise, both financially and in time. You’re all welcome back at any time and hopefully I will see you at the Bathurst 6 Hour when a group of us make the trip over east next year.
Last, but certainly not least, I want to thank my Fox team. Your ongoing support is greatly appreciated and you all did a fantastic job in supporting the flag points in your sectors over the three days.
This year was the first time trialling a Fox team and trying to keep pairs of flag marshals together throughout the three days, with just a change of flag point to give a different view of the track. With such a high percentage of people not able to attend for various reasons throughout the weekend, it became a bit more difficult keeping people together. We welcome any feedback anyone may have regarding anything flaggy over the weekend. I can’t guarantee I can fix it but I would like to know what worked and what didn’t.
Further to Tracey’s speech last night, WASCC would also like constructive criticism sent through to me if there’s anything anyone would like passed on to WASCC.
From Colin’s speech, it’s all looking positive from the sounds of things to get a new contract signed with Supercars. For those not aware, this weekend’s event was the last event in the current contract, so negotiations have commenced for a new contract. With the calibre of event put on with the high level of professionalism of the whole group of officials, it does make life a bit easier to get a new contract signed, which is a credit to you all again.
Just to give everyone the heads up, I won’t be checking this email for the next couple of days. I’m taking a couple of days off from motorsport before moving into Clerk of Course role for the next two events on the state calendar. Hopefully this break will be far more successful at being ‘no motorsport’ than the scheduled weekend in Brisbane I took a couple of weeks ago where there was meant to be no motorsport and I spent four days on it. Hahahahaha! Please send through your feedback and I will respond once I’m back on air.
Once again, well done and to the WA flaggies, I will hopefully catch you in Collie in a couple of weeks or Albany/Barbs next month!