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Old 07-14-2008, 01:04 PM   #21
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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
from what ive seen, i would say just make friends and connections with race vendors. ive seen fast dudes have a few sponsors because they are quiet and keep to themselves when the loudmouths have more free cuz they ask for it.
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Old 07-14-2008, 01:10 PM   #22
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As always I disagree about having to race to be sponsored.
Why wouldn't the sponsor benefit from helping out a trackday junkie?
There are still people seeing him do well, to listen to him sing the praises of the sponsor.
The same benfits are there, it's just a shift in mindset that is required.


Along those lines I have to say that as close to trackday sponsorship I ever got was from Patrick.
He has helped me with advice, answers to technical questions, discounts on parts and supplies, and in ways I'm not sure I can say.
Motorcycles Unlimited has been beary beary good to me.
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Old 07-14-2008, 01:19 PM   #24
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As always I disagree about having to race to be sponsored.
Why wouldn't the sponsor benefit from helping out a trackday junkie?
There are still people seeing him do well, to listen to him sing the praises of the sponsor.
The same benfits are there, it's just a shift in mindset that is required.


Along those lines I have to say that as close to trackday sponsorship I ever got was from Patrick.
He has helped me with advice, answers to technical questions, discounts on parts and supplies, and in ways I'm not sure I can say.
Motorcycles Unlimited has been beary beary good to me.
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You know I feel the same way . In my opinion the guys and gals at the track that dish out good advise and help you out when you need it are who I would trust for products to purchase. While fast guys are awesome, abd we know sponsors likes to see their name on winning bikes! I think that the everyday person buys on reference from people and friends they trust, not so much on who whens a race.
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As always I disagree about having to race to be sponsored.
Why wouldn't the sponsor benefit from helping out a trackday junkie?
There are still people seeing him do well, to listen to him sing the praises of the sponsor.
The same benfits are there, it's just a shift in mindset that is required.


Along those lines I have to say that as close to trackday sponsorship I ever got was from Patrick.
He has helped me with advice, answers to technical questions, discounts on parts and supplies, and in ways I'm not sure I can say.
Motorcycles Unlimited has been beary beary good to me.
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UH HUH...GOOD LUCK WITH THAT THEORY PAL and who is seeing him do well ? and what is your definition of well ? cause the guy thats asking about sponsorship on here... i lapped him every 5 laps @ TWS (Texas World Speedway) and i dont feel i should be sponsored for that !
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You know I feel the same way . In my opinion the guys and gals at the track that dish out good advise and help you out when you need it are who I would trust for products to purchase. While fast guys are awesome, abd we know sponsors likes to see their name on winning bikes! I think that the everyday person buys on reference from people and friends they trust, not so much on who whens a race.
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It's all pretty much been said above...

I will say one thing though -

Initially the last thing you need to worry about is "Sponsors", that's a mistake I made with as a baby novice when I started last year. I would have probably done better (results wise & freedom of speech wise) if I had not gotten sponsorships last year and maybe now - when I can podium on a consistent basis and run in the front in my respective classes.

The other thing I'd suggest is take it small steps and stick with one organization at a time (for results/injuries/unneccessary risks stake).
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Old 07-14-2008, 04:13 PM   #29
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WOW, just WOW.
What??? I don't get the problem with that statement.

Your telling me you buy Repsol just because Hayden wins a race? Or maybe you by an RK chain cause Rossi is sponsored by them. Or do you buy it because you know it is good? How do you know that? My bet is that either you tried it or one of the guys you know or trust says it's good? I for one could care less what a guy has on his tank and I put my faith in products based on other peoples experiences or by trial and error. I would prefer to let someone else have the problems and learn from their mistakes.

That being said the "they" is a bit of a challenge when your just getting introduced into a sport. How do you know who to trust when it comes to advice?

Are you really knocking me for this, cause it seems really logical to me?
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WOW!!!, that you think that even 1% of TD guys know what the they are talking about.

One thing that is strange compared to 10 years ago is that back then there were just maybe 10% of riders that really knew stuff. Nowadays everybody knows everything, and its WRONG!!! lol
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Old 07-14-2008, 04:31 PM   #32
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WOW!!!, that you think that even 1% of TD guys know what the they are talking about.

One thing that is strange compared to 10 years ago is that back then there were just maybe 10% of riders that really knew stuff. Nowadays everybody knows everything, and its WRONG!!! lol
Aight, I totally get what you are saying and I am on the same page with that! I don't trust just any jack that comes walking by, you would be an idiot to do that. There are some people that I do trust though! Starting out I am sure you and everyone else on this forum did too!

But as a noob today, how do you know who to trust? As you say everyone has an opinion and everyone thinks they are right??? All I was suggesting is that if you know and trust someone at the track listen to them when it comes to products. Don't go buy somthing just because your favorite racer has it plastered all over their bike!
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Can somebody sponsor me $20.00?
I got .50 to contribute... how nice are you?
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UH HUH...GOOD LUCK WITH THAT THEORY PAL and who is seeing him do well ? and what is your definition of well ? cause the guy thats asking about sponsorship on here... i lapped him every 5 laps @ TWS (Texas World Speedway) and i dont feel i should be sponsored for that !
Thanks PAL, 'preciate the kind thought.

My definition of well, is someone who is experienced and respected. That knows how to communicate, not only riding techniques, but also how to work into casual conversation infor mation about products.
Someone who is knowledgeable about the hobby of trackday riding and is willing to share that knowledge.

The way I see it, there is a longstanding mindset that it's all about racing. That the reason people do T/Ds is because they want to race. That if you arent a racer then you don't belong on a track. That it's a sport that requires competition to see who is best/fastest.

I'm saying that T/Ds are a hobby. We don't all want to race. We don't all measure our success based on a lap timer or a $10 trophy. Some of us base success on learning a new line, or a getting better body position or helping someone new to the hobby overcome their fear and learn the joy of high performance riding.

If you cling to the idea that only racers should have sponsorship, let me ask a question.

Where is the audience? There are no crowds to see the sponsors outlay of cash.
Largely the same people are at the track on a T/D.

So, I say why not sponsor a trackday rider? He can talk up the product or service, display the name on his easyup or whatever a racer can do, to virtually the same group of folks and with LESS sponsorship since trackdays cost less than a full race schedule.
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Thanks PAL, 'preciate the kind thought.

My definition of well, is someone who is experienced and respected. That knows how to communicate, not only riding techniques, but also how to work into casual conversation infor mation about products.
Someone who is knowledgeable about the hobby of trackday riding and is willing to share that knowledge.

The way I see it, there is a longstanding mindset that it's all about racing. That the reason people do T/Ds is because they want to race. That if you arent a racer then you don't belong on a track. That it's a sport that requires competition to see who is best/fastest.

I'm saying that T/Ds are a hobby. We don't all want to race. We don't all measure our success based on a lap timer or a $10 trophy. Some of us base success on learning a new line, or a getting better body position or helping someone new to the hobby overcome their fear and learn the joy of high performance riding.

If you cling to the idea that only racers should have sponsorship, let me ask a question.

Where is the audience? There are no crowds to see the sponsors outlay of cash.
Largely the same people are at the track on a T/D.

So, I say why not sponsor a trackday rider? He can talk up the product or service, display the name on his easyup or whatever a racer can do, to virtually the same group of folks and with LESS sponsorship since trackdays cost less than a full race schedule.
yep. i do see the point ur trying to make & i agree with u to a certain degree. but in the real world it just doesnt work that way. trust me, ive been racing motorcycles for 15 years. sponsorship is very hard to come by, especially without any results to show for. Grinchy is right. ive had more friends & family sponsor my efforts than the dealers or manufacturers. right now i get help from South Central Race Center, Northwest Honda & LoneStar Trackdays. there are also others that help me here and there, but the bottom line is... u gotta pay to play just like everyone else. so buck up and spend the big bucks if u wanna race otherwise stick to trackdays. nobodys gonna give u for being a nice guy
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1 way
a sponsor looks at you as his billboard. you have to stand out of the crowd for him to want to sponsor you.

other way
get a good job and sponsor yourself. saves you from having to kiss .
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yep. i do see the point ur trying to make & i agree with u to a certain degree. but in the real world it just doesnt work that way. trust me, ive been racing motorcycles for 15 years. sponsorship is very hard to come by, especially without any results to show for. Grinchy is right. ive had more friends & family sponsor my efforts than the dealers or manufacturers. right now i get help from South Central Race Center, Northwest Honda & LoneStar Trackdays. there are also others that help me here and there, but the bottom line is... u gotta pay to play just like everyone else. so buck up and spend the big bucks if u wanna race otherwise stick to trackdays. nobodys gonna give u for being a nice guy
Well in the real world it COULD work that way.
I know sponsorship is hard to come by.
Nice job working your sponsors names into the discussion.
I don't wanna race, T/D's are big enough bucks to spend when you are looking at cars and college for the kids.
Finally your last statement is completely wrong, in spite of me being a nice guy, people give me all the time!
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Well in the real world it COULD work that way.
I know sponsorship is hard to come by.
Nice job working your sponsors names into the discussion.
I don't wanna race, T/D's are big enough bucks to spend when you are looking at cars and college for the kids.
Finally your last statement is completely wrong, in spite of me being a nice guy, people give me all the time!
oh u cracked a funny one. look... im with ya bro. everybody should get free ! but welcome to reality BB. it aint like that and probably aint gonna be any time soon.
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