The 22-year-old celebrating seven years as an official
Repco Supercars Championship
By Charlie Bullis
The 2021 season marks Casey Myerscough's seventh year as a scrutineer for the Repco Supercars Championship.
Myerscough is one of many unsung heroes who dedicates their time to keep motorsport competitions running like a well-oiled machine.
They do it not for fanfare, trophies or race wins, but for the love of racing.
The love began for Myerscough through her father, who motivated her to get involved.
Casey has been scrutineering since 2015
Casey, along with her sister, began scrutineering local motorsport events when she was 16 years old.
Now aged 22, she has attended every Supercars event in Darwin since it began visiting the Northern Territory. She only missed out in 1998, as she was born the following year.
In 2015, she began volunteering.
"My dad’s a mechanic, so I’ve been around cars all my life," she told Supercars.com.
"But you don’t need to have an in-depth knowledge of cars, you can have a basic knowledge and you can learn on the job.
Will Davison rolls in for post-race check in Darwin
"We have plenty of people who want to teach the younger ones coming through."
As the race winner crosses the finish line at Hidden Valley Raceway, her job begins.
Post-race scrutineering sees the top three cars and drivers weighed, with measurements taken of key areas to ensure compliance with category regulations.
Having accrued knowledge of regulations and specifications through her years of scrutineering grassroots categories, she says the tension of post-race situations isn't something to be overwhelmed by.
"We have our regulations and specifications for local and Supercars events," she explained.
"We go through the regulations and a figure out what standards we are looking for, numbers and years; then we go out and check helmets, check harness and all the gear.
"It’s something because I’ve had a break now due to the coronavirus-affected season, I can’t sight off the standards like I used to, but two years ago I could have resighted all the standards off the top of my head.
"As long as you are looking at those regulations and paying attention to what you are looking for, you don’t need to be a mechanic to do it, you can be a general person or fan."
Myerscough admits it’s the behind-the-scenes access and being up-close with championship-winning cars that keeps her coming back year after year, along with the sense of community among the local scrutineers.
"You get to be behind the scenes and learning about things that you would never know as a spectator," she explained.
"As a spectator, you don’t know what goes on behind the scenes, as soon as you volunteer you get to be in pits, looking at the cars and touching them and you get to understand what goes into these events.
"It’s really cool.
"Find your local club, would be my advice.
"All local clubs need help and are happy to teach people on the job.
"Scrutineering offers such a great opportunity; you go in and get your job one but then you also get to enjoy the sport as well."