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The track marshals are, of course, essential for the great race. Like motorsport marshals, their job is to carry and wave the flags that start and finish races, make sure that races are safe, and help broken-down competitors. They also tend to align with Greaseball and his gang, suggesting they may not be impartial.

The Marshals are generally played by the performers playing National Engines, while not needed in their specific characters. From 2003 onwards, the "Trax" roles were created as specific stunt skaters who are identified as track marshals.

Trax History

Trax's origin can be traced to the Las Vegas production. The production employed Todd Lester, an ensemble member with stunt-staking experience, as 'The Flying Marshal' – a track marshal who would perform stunts in the run-up to each race.

This role was expanded upon for the 2003 US Tour, with stunt skaters being formally added to the cast, and given the character name 'Trax'.

Trax roles were added to the German production in 2005.

Role

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Entry of the Nationals - Ruhrgold Bochum 2014

The Trax performers wear inline-skates, rather than quad skates like the rest of the cast.

As they are stunt performers rather than actors, the Trax tend not to take part in ensemble numbers, sing or interact with many of the other characters in the show. They accompany the National Engines on their introductions, carrying flags and helmets, they "Check the race track" before each race, taking the opportunity to perform stunts.

Gallery

Designs


Bochum, Germany

Onstage

Portraits

Backstage


US Tour 2003

Backstage

UK Tours 2004-2008, New Zealand 2009, UK Tour 2012-2013

Onstage

Portraits


Cast

Bochum, Germany

2005 - 2006 Joey Egan Adam Nazarko
2006 - 2007 Joey Egan Adam Nazarko
2007 - 2008 Joey Egan Adam Nazarko Guido Rosenkranz
2008 - 2009 Joey Egan Adam Nazarko Guido Rosenkranz
2009 - 2010 Joey Egan Adam Nazarko Guido Rosenkranz
2010 - 2011 Manuel Reckow Etienne Vogel Guido Rosenkranz
2011 - 2012 Manuel Reckow Etienne Vogel Guido Rosenkranz
2012 - 2013 Manuel Reckow Etienne Vogel Guido Rosenkranz
2013 - 2014 Manuel Reckow Etienne Vogel Guido Rosenkranz
2014 - 2015 Manuel Reckow Etienne Vogel Joey Egan / Alex Deutschmann
2015 - 2016 Manuel Reckow Etienne Vogel Alex Deutschmann
2016 - 2017 Manuel Reckow Etienne Vogel Alex Deutschmann
2017 - 2018 Manuel Reckow Etienne Vogel Alex Deutschmann
2018 - 2019 Joey Egan Etienne Vogel
2019 - 2021 Joey Egan Etienne Vogel Jeremy Suarez Jimenez

US Tour 2003 - 2004

2003 - 2004 Ben Tucker Rotundo

UK Tours 2004 - 2008

2004 - 2008 Matt King

NZ Tour 2009

2009 Matt King Leo Terris

UK Tour 2012-2013

2012 - 2013 Matt King
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