Painting Skeletal Meshes for a crowd?

Hey guys,

Just wondering what the method was for placing crowd supporters around a track (as shown in the image attached).

i see that you cant drag and drop skeletal meshes into the foliage painting tool. Which would have been a perfect solution.

Surely theres a way to do it, without having to painstakingly sit and place and rotate each and every crowd member individually?

Any advice, greatly appreciated!