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Old 05-08-2007, 11:53 AM   #1
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How can I attract sponsors?

Hello everyone, I am a racer who is seriously competive and is driving at the level of some local sponsored drivers at club races after only 1 year of being in the hobby. I have begun to get attention from other club drivers as "the next regional champ" someday. My question is, if im as about as good as some other sponsored drivers, why have I not been approached by a sponsor? I have begun going to regional points races and traveling to races for a while now.
It seems to me there is something I'm not doing to get sponsored. What else can i do???
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Hello everyone, I am a racer who is seriously competive and is driving at the level of some local sponsored drivers at club races after only 1 year of being in the hobby. I have begun to get attention from other club drivers as "the next regional champ" someday. My question is, if im as about as good as some other sponsored drivers, why have I not been approached by a sponsor? I have begun going to regional points races and traveling to races for a while now.
It seems to me there is something I'm not doing to get sponsored. What else can i do???

have you ever thought about going and talking to a rep from the company or motor tuner that you would like to be sponsored by

you may not get a full sponsor but you can become a TEAM DRIVER which is the first step in getting a factory ride
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Old 05-08-2007, 12:05 PM   #4
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yes I have thought about approaching a rep, but I thought that that is rude and the sponsor is sopposed to come to you... if I do i would talk to the guys at axiom motors, since i live in Portland, Oregon and they are based a few miles away in Vancouver, Washington. By the way, i race stock electric class.
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Some basics....

1. Get in the A main at national races.....(snowbirds, vegas, cleveland, novak, roar nats, etc)......nobody cares much about the regional stuff....

2. If you have a hot sister.....send us skimpy pics. If no hot sister is available....hot cousins work.....or if yer mom's a milf, that will work too.

3. Be an extremely good butt kisser......and make like 5 posts a day hyping the products on the forums.


Above should be taken with humor....

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2. If you have a hot sister.....send us skimpy pics. If no hot sister is available....hot cousins work.....or if yer mom's a milf, that will work too.

Above should be taken with humor....

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can the MILF get a sponsorship
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Old 05-08-2007, 12:14 PM   #7
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well snowbirds aint happening anytime soon for me!

But i did meet Xray factory driver Travis Schreven at a regional event. People have told me that meeting the right people can get you referred for a sponsorship.

Maybe it has something to do with me being 14...
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Victories, plain and simple.

Racing at the same level is not the same as beating the factory drivers.

Start winnig races at a national level ( I.E. races that are written about in magazines etc.) and the sponsors will find you. Making a main or two at a regional level is great but sponsors will want a driver who is somebody that is looked up to by fellow racers and even more importantly is somebody that proves their product is a winner. I personally have beaten many "factory drivers" in the few racers I have entered but I have not won any major titles so therefore I would not consider myself sposorable.

I do know that many manufacturers get tens if not hundreds of letters a month saying " I am fast, I am faster then ___, ____, ___ and ____ I think I should get sponsored." this is not the way to do it . Also make sure you are wanting to get sponsored to help you race more and that you are not racing more just to get sponsored.

Honestly just keep doing what you are doing and add in the folowing:

Make sure to attend the races that get coverage and make the podium

Always make sure to have a good attitude. Their have been several drivers who are super fast and big names that we have passed on because of a lack of proffesionalism in their attitudes.

Be helpful to your fellow racers if you are somebody that everyone thinks is a really good guy they will talk about you in a posotive light and your name will be passed around for all the right reasons and if you develop a following many times the factories will consider over other racers.

Be known as a "less then nice" and you will struggle to gain acceptance at any level.

Just some tips, good luck.
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Thanks for the tips Mr.Black.

hmmm... well for one i could say that ive shown alot of people that the Academy STR-4 gets the job done (i race against all xrays and I have finished on the podium twice)
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2. If you have a hot sister.....send us skimpy pics. If no hot sister is available....hot cousins work.....or if yer mom's a milf, that will work too.
As long as they are over 18...email your resume and pics to [email protected]

If you've got a really really freaking fat sister, send the pics to [email protected].

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Hello everyone, I am a racer who is seriously competive and is driving at the level of some local sponsored drivers at club races after only 1 year of being in the hobby. I have begun to get attention from other club drivers as "the next regional champ" someday. My question is, if im as about as good as some other sponsored drivers, why have I not been approached by a sponsor? I have begun going to regional points races and traveling to races for a while now.
It seems to me there is something I'm not doing to get sponsored. What else can i do???
Send off Resume's to the Companies you are interested on how you have done and placed and a pic of you and your car... Other than that hit some big races that some of the Companies attend.
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My question is, if im as about as good as some other sponsored drivers, why have I not been approached by a sponsor? I have begun going to regional points races and traveling to races for a while now.
It seems to me there is something I'm not doing to get sponsored. What else can i do???
I don't care how fast you are or how helpful you are, or how great your personality is. You need to go to a major race like the Birds or Cleveland, coat yourself with lard and shave all your hair completely off your body, then walk out on the track during the qualifiers and sing "I Am Woman" at the top of your lungs.

I promise you, that WILL get you noticed.
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Yes, the lard! I knew I forgot something last year.
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You should also consider moving up into 19-turn or better yet modified. That's usually where the money is, imo.
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