Flat Track Safety Lighting System
Flat track motorcycle racing is fast and furious. With such tight and competitive racing, Riders must commit 100% of their attention to battling closely around a tight track. On-track incidents are virtually inevitable. Riders often do not see a warning flag. Immediate warning of an on-track incident is imperative. Clearwater’s System accomplishes this and is significantly more visible than traditional flagging with bright LED lights on all four corners.
Western Flat Track, LLC (the owner is the co-founder of the Flat Track Safety Group) purchased this system in the summer of 2017 and implemented it immediately. It works! Where previously riders didn't see the red flag until they came out of turn four and saw the flagman, now the racers now see a flashing red light in every corner and they all slow down immediately. From a safety perspective, it's far better than a red flag.
Benefits of the Clearwater Flat Track Safety System:
- Replace your starting light or flag with the Clearwater system
- Use the yellow flashing light setting for sighting laps. It clearly communicates to riders to be alert to track conditions that may not be optimum.
- Corner workers no longer have to make the calls in crash situations. Instead your knowledgeable flagman and race director (who likely have years of experience) monitor the four corners and make the crucial safety calls.
- Replace the corner with observers who do not enter a hot race track. The typical corner worker has always ran out onto the track to wave a yellow flag and direct traffic while racers are at speed. When you think about that, it's insane. You still need monitors on both ends of the track so that if a rider is trapped under a bike, they can assist. But only after the red lights are flashing and riders have slowed. I'm sure you've seen a situation where a corner worker runs out onto the race track with a rider trapped under the bike. The corner worker drops his yellow flag to assist the trapped rider on a hot track. Stop that insanity.
- No more four corner workers to pay. Rather the promoter can pay two monitors or like WFT does it, have the race director covering turns one and two and the flagman observing turns three and four as he's naturally facing that direction while flagging.
- Flat track on-track safety has moved into the 21st century with the Clearwater system.