Volunteer Positions

Participating as a volunteer for the Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally 2024 offers fans incredibly gratifying experiences, even without being in the driver’s seat of the rally cars. The event simply wouldn’t be possible without the dedicated volunteers generously contributing their time and efforts.

Discover the various roles available for volunteers on stage. If you’re new to rallying, fret not; you’ll be assigned a team captain who will provide you with all the necessary training and equipment to carry out your tasks effectively.

Stage Captain

When you’re volunteering on stage, this is the person who gets everyone in place and ready to do their jobs. After you’ve volunteered for a few years, and you are ready for some more responsibility you can learn how to be a Stage Captain! This is one of the most rewarding positions on stage that a volunteer can have. It’s the job with all the power!

ATC (Arrival Time Control)

Cars pull up, you can chat for a few minutes, and write down some simple times. You’re also assisting with keeping competitors under control, ie.. in line, and moving along.

Starting Line

Cars arrive at the start line 1 at a time, and regularly leave on 1 minute intervals. One person verifies the team’s time card, and another person will do a countdown for the car to begin their rally! It’s also of great importance to check safety measures in the car; checking belts are tight, and head and neck restraints are secure. Great practices!!

Road Marshall

Road Marshals are very important. They secure sideroads and prevent any traffic from entering. Marshals are spread throughout the stages.

Spectator Controls

Spectator marshals are simply crowd control. There are multiple marshals at these locations, regularly staffed by a small team. Keeping the crowd under control and practicing safety for the crowd and competitors.

Flying Finish

Cars come flying by you at full speed and you record, and relay their times to the finish control. Typically 1 person will man a radio and the time log, while another will be handling the timing equipment.

Stop Control

Finish control is where the cars come to a controlled and complete stop and receive their stage times. You record the finish time relayed from Flying Finish, keeping your own time log, as well as writing down the times for the competitors on their time cards. Another great way to have a moment with the teams. And congratulate them on a well done stage!


Rally events have massive amounts of communication going all the time to keep things running smoothly. If you have a HAM Radio License you can help with the communications needed at every part of the rally.

STPR terrain is so convoluted that a 50 watt mobile is needed for 99% of locations!


In between stages the teams come in to Service to work on their cars, take a quick break, and then get back out to the racing. Working in service you will help cars find their spot, answer questions, and communicate with the service crews.