I had an idea a few weeks back to put together a fleet of Slash rentals for the local track. Here's my thoughts, maybe someone else can use the idea at their track.
The general idea was to get people to try RC. Up to this point getting someone to the track to try out a car would generally involve borrowing someone's car or dropping the $$ to buy everything. Neither of which made it easy for someone to try out the hobby to see if they liked it or not.
I talked to a few people I know who own businesses and came up with a sponsorship package (I currently have 1 sponsored car, with 2 more waiting to see this before signing on).
For the sponsorship fee, the business gets:
- RTR Traxxas Slash
- Tnt-Fx Wrap featuring their business
- Tnt-Fx Banner to hang at the track featuring their business
Rental fees are structured to maintain the vehicles, add extra revenue to the local track, and give a little something to charity.
Option 1: The Test Drive - $5 (Plus Track Fees)
- 10 minute run with the Slash of your choice
- Test Drive can be upgraded to Option 2
Option 2: The Race - $25 (Plus Race Fees)
- Rent the Slash for a full race day
$2 of each slash rental will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation to find a Cure for breast cancer.
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The hope with this is to get people to try out RC racing...if they like it hopefully it can drive more people to the local shops and tracks. This program is JUST now getting started, so I don't know how popular it will be.