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Old 07-13-2008, 10:56 PM   #1
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how to secure sponsorships

besides actually having to be an active racer, how do you secure a sponsorship? ide like to at least start finding out ways to do this as by next year ide like to start racing and would like to be able to have somewhat of an understanding and a headstart. thanks
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I was told by a racer that its kinda like applying for a job. Most of the businesses you can go online and send in your information to apply to be sponsered by them. And im sure there are other ways but this was the one way i was told you could do!
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Most of the companies don't "sponsor" you...more like rider support as in nice discounts. Not saying you can't find a business/company to sponsor you and if you do that's awsome.
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here's something our man Patrick posted up.

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if ur not racing, then what do u have to offers the sponsors ?
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Old 07-14-2008, 07:02 AM   #7
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jody's right

you have to have something to offer your sponsors.
let them know what YOU can do for THEM.
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Try Sponsor House they have all kinds of stuff for getting sponsored. They don't give you money but huge discounts on their gear. I was introduced to this by one of my buddies that races motocross.

Here is my profile:
http://www.loopd.com/Members/Timmetim/Home.aspx

The site is www.loopd.com

For what it is worth you wont actually get any sponsors until you race, which makes sense right. Sponsors are in it for the advertising, they want some ROI (return on investment). However, i think if you are an instructor or participate at tracks quite often it may make a difference, but I don't know for sure.

Hope this helps. Good Luck.
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guys he said he will be racing by next season. he's trying to figure out how to start getting sponsors. he's just getting his ducks in a row right now.
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guys he said he will be racing by next season. he's trying to figure out how to start getting sponsors. he's just getting his ducks in a row right now.
I am in the same boat, I want to have my rookie season in the CMRA next year. I asked these same questions about 2 months ago, just passing along what I have learned and been told by sponsors I have approached.

Basically, it is pretty tough to get anyone to talk to you until you are actually racing. Thinking about, next year, etc doesn't work for these folks. They want to see results, number of events per month, etc. This is all based on my research, it may be different based on sponsors but all the folks I have talked to say the same thing, start racing and then give us a call. A couple of folks directed me to Sponsor House (www.loopd.com).

Hope it didn't come across as negative in my response, I was simply trying to pass along what I had learned. Which I admit, isn't much.

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guys he said he will be racing by next season. he's trying to figure out how to start getting sponsors. he's just getting his ducks in a row right now.
to get his ducks in a row, he'll be needing some ducks.
the way to get is to give.
it ain't rocket science.
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guys he said he will be racing by next season. he's trying to figure out how to start getting sponsors. he's just getting his ducks in a row right now.
stick to what u know hot-rod nobody is gonna sponsor anyone that doesnt have any results to show of.
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+1 meeelion

It can happen, but being a novice is hard to get anything substantial.

Make sure you apply for all the contingency you can.

Sponsorship is prolly the last thing you need to think of right now.
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+1 meeelion

It can happen, but being a novice is hard to get anything substantial.

Make sure you apply for all the contingency you can.

Sponsorship is prolly the last thing you need to think of right now.
try learnin to go fast & winnin races first. that way when u ask for sponsorship, u dont look like an idiot.
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Make a resume. How else?


... obviously if you have nothing to put on your resume then you will not be getting the job.
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try learnin to go fast & winnin races first. that way when u ask for sponsorship, u dont look like an idiot.
+1

as stated already....the only type of sponsorship you should be looking for is DISCOUNTS on parts/tires/gear......

if you're lookin for a free ride....you better be beatin the top 5 experts in the CMRA. even then, getting FULL sponsorship usually won't happen. you gotta pay to play.

other than that, read up on how to obtain CONTINGENCY MONEY.
http://cmraracing.com/pdf/2005/Conti...ENCY%20101.pdf
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Involve as many friends and family as you can when you go racing.
Sponsorship at grass roots level is more about who you know than it is what you can do/deliver.
Spending a day at the track during a race meet can be pretty exciting to those that have never been before.
Get them involved, make them feel a part of it.
get your SO to lay on some catering, it doesn't have to be expensive and everyone loves a great day out.
you only need Aunt Daisy's boss to say, "you know what, i'd love to see my name on that bike, or how much do you think you'd need to make you're bike more competative".
network, network and network somemore.
Unless you are a front runner this is realistically the only way to source more funds.

DON'T cover your race bike in stickers because you think it looks cool.
Run plain white fairing with your number, it needs to be shouting out for sponsorship.
If the tyre guy, brake pads guy helps you/looks after you, show you appreciate it by getting his name on the bike but keep the main areas free for the "big one" .
If Uncle Jim gives you some dollar towards a tire, get him a print of the bike in action and a thankyou.

I could go on and on........................
good luck anyways
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stick to what u know hot-rod nobody is gonna sponsor anyone that doesnt have any results to show of.
I want a cool nick name like hot rod! I get Timme' Momola... and he gets hot rod? What the ......
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