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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 09-06-2006, 12:48 AM Thread Starter
 
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Thumbs up Track Day Sponcors for novice riders

WOO HOO........I have my first sponcor!

I recently contemplated the idea of learning how to replace my own tires to save some money for track days. I looked into the price of the neccessary machine to do the job. After quite a few track days I would end up not having to pay for replacing my old worn out tires for fresh ones, but I would end up having to do more work & spend more time to prepare for the track. I went to see my mechanic, Jim & I consulted him on the subject. He offered to sponcor me, in a small way (but none-the-less worth it). We made a deal.........I put his sticker on my skins & he gives me 1/2 off my tire replacement. Not a bad deal at all.

If you go to the track often & have a good relationship with those that work on your bike, you might end up in a position to aquire quite a few sponcors. That could possibly amount to free track days if you work it right!

If the Admins will allow it.........my new sponcor is California Speed Dreams
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Man thats great, Congrats.

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post #3 of 22 (permalink) Old 09-06-2006, 06:24 AM
 
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Nice work Chappy! This is why it's a great idea to establish a working relationship with a good shop. It can benefit both of you.



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post #4 of 22 (permalink) Old 09-06-2006, 08:10 AM
 
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That is a good deal... Tires are expensive, especially when you only put a few hundred miles on them and change them out.
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Thats great!! Congrats!! Now that you have 1, others will follow!!
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i had a local mac tool sponsorship. they paid for the paint job and crew uniforms. tires were through contingency programs (just run their stickers and place in top 3-5). Ben beasley also supplied fiberglass (they weren't the best, but free). other local sponsors i spoke with was valvoline and michlen. (even though some riders use michlen, they still put the dunlop stickers on because they had the best paying contingencies).

I had a local shop with a dyno give me discounts on tuning (i can't remember their name, they went Out of Biz).

as mentioned before, AMA has a free sponsorship kit for racers looking for sponsors. it's best if you have a dedicated team and have a full time scheduled event. you don't need to be on the podium to get local sponsors.

other than racing, it felt wierd signing autographs at the pits (during national AMA events).

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Thats great!! Congrats!! Now that you have 1, others will follow!!
Especially if you can compete in some real races.

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Once you start making a name for yourself, winning some races, being consistent in you finishes they will come. This is our 2nd season of racing 1st as an expert and we started to see real green money being paid to us. It’s a pretty awesome feeling. I think Twisty is still in awww over the free Spy sunglasses
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So do you have your racers license?
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No racing license, yet. It is a goal, though. Joining AMA is on the list as well. The problem is that I don't have clue#2 as to forming a crew or team. The only thing I can think of at this moment is clue#1: Talking to my local mechanic. Is that how it's normally done?......Anyone.....BM, Pippi?
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I'm deffinately going to shoot for my racing license before the 2007 seasons start up. Hopefully I'll have some sponsor luck too =)
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Once you start making a name for yourself, winning some races, being consistent in you finishes they will come. This is our 2nd season of racing 1st as an expert and we started to see real green money being paid to us. Itís a pretty awesome feeling. I think Twisty is still in awww over the free Spy sunglasses
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WOO HOO........I have my first sponcor!

I recently contemplated the idea of learning how to replace my own tires to save some money for track days. I looked into the price of the neccessary machine to do the job. After quite a few track days I would end up not having to pay for replacing my old worn out tires for fresh ones, but I would end up having to do more work & spend more time to prepare for the track. I went to see my mechanic, Jim & I consulted him on the subject. He offered to sponcor me, in a small way (but none-the-less worth it). We made a deal.........I put his sticker on my skins & he gives me 1/2 off my tire replacement. Not a bad deal at all.

If you go to the track often & have a good relationship with those that work on your bike, you might end up in a position to aquire quite a few sponcors. That could possibly amount to free track days if you work it right!

If the Admins will allow it.........my new sponcor is California Speed Dreams
Looking at some of the photos on their site (fun photos), I want to be sponsored by them too
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No racing license, yet. It is a goal, though. Joining AMA is on the list as well. The problem is that I don't have clue#2 as to forming a crew or team. The only thing I can think of at this moment is clue#1: Talking to my local mechanic. Is that how it's normally done?......Anyone.....BM, Pippi?
Well our crew/team consists of me, Twisty and our 2 pittie girls aka the "pit crew"

Twisty has a few licenses, WERA, Fasttraxx, etc. I would talk to local mechanics or bike shop and see if they would be willing to sponsor you. You only need yourself, a name for your team (we are Twistified Racing) and get going from there.
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Well our crew/team consists of me, Twisty and our 2 pittie girls aka the "pit crew"

Twisty has a few licenses, WERA, Fasttraxx, etc. I would talk to local mechanics or bike shop and see if they would be willing to sponsor you. You only need yourself, a name for your team (we are Twistified Racing) and get going from there.

Right on..........thank you, Pippi! Much appreciated!

1bad...........I agreee... thankfully my wife hasn't seen those pics.............................................. ...................yet.....
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getting sponsors depends on what your plan is...

you need to be organized.
if you want the most track time, stick with endurance events.
AMA has a sponsorship package (it was available back in 1992, it should still be available today) which consist of attendance statistics for each track event. This will help if you are looking for national sponsorship.

you also need to schedule your entire race event for the season. budgeting is the worst part (trying to squeze cash from an empty wallet). Once you make friends with other racers, you can combine resources at each event and share crew duties.

it's hard getting a pit crew or even a sponsor while still in the novice class. i would wait until you get your expert license.
the advantage of AMA pro is the televised events. For experience and low cost, i recommend WERA as oppose to AMA/CCS.

endurance series allows for multiple riders. here is where you can find buddies and relatives to pit with. don't mention this to AMA but I let a bunch of my non-licensed buddies do practice sessions in return for pit crewing duties at certain major race tracks.

also, when you have sponsors, have a spare bike and another team member to get the sponsor's names on the track. I will tell you this, I had the most fun during my novice season. AMA Pro class was cut throat and the privateers weren't as friendly compared to expert WERA. It could also be that I didn't know too many of the AMA privateers. the WERA racers see each other more often and help each other out.

to get national sponsors, you need to look professional. This includes good graphics on the trailer and also nice looking pit crew uniforms. Show your track schedule dates and use that AMA package for attendance stats and check if it will be televised. Managing a team takes alota time.

racing is a money pit. the successful privateers usually have a business related to the sport. if you wanna do what i did, start collecting credit cards and file bankruptcy at the end of your racing career.

and last advice, never go solo... if you end up in the hospital, all your stuff will disappear.

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getting sponsors depends on what your plan is...

you need to be organized.
if you want the most track time, stick with endurance events.
AMA has a sponsorship package (it was available back in 1992, it should still be available today) which consist of attendance statistics for each track event. This will help if you are looking for national sponsorship.

you also need to schedule your entire race event for the season. budgeting is the worst part (trying to squeze cash from an empty wallet). Once you make friends with other racers, you can combine resources at each event and share crew duties.

it's hard getting a pit crew or even a sponsor while still in the novice class. i would wait until you get your expert license.
the advantage of AMA pro is the televised events. For experience and low cost, i recommend WERA as oppose to AMA/CCS.

endurance series allows for multiple riders. here is where you can find buddies and relatives to pit with. don't mention this to AMA but I let a bunch of my non-licensed buddies do practice sessions in return for pit crewing duties at certain major race tracks.

also, when you have sponsors, have a spare bike and another team member to get the sponsor's names on the track. I will tell you this, I had the most fun during my novice season. AMA Pro class was cut throat and the privateers weren't as friendly compared to expert WERA. It could also be that I didn't know too many of the AMA privateers. the WERA racers see each other more often and help each other out.

to get national sponsors, you need to look professional. This includes good graphics on the trailer and also nice looking pit crew uniforms. Show your track schedule dates and use that AMA package for attendance stats and check if it will be televised. Managing a team takes alota time.

racing is a money pit. the successful privateers usually have a business related to the sport. if you wanna do what i did, start collecting credit cards and file bankruptcy at the end of your racing career.

and last advice, never go solo... if you end up in the hospital, all your stuff will disappear.

-a|ex
Excellent info there BM!! And I can attest to the money pit part!!!! That is NO JOKE.
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Excellent info there BM!! And I can attest to the money pit part!!!! That is NO JOKE.
No doubt.



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