Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: the business end of a CAD station.
make up a decent race resume and ship it out en masse, accuracy thru volume. Remember also that sponsors don't give a shit where you finish the race, all the care is that people are seeing their sticker/hearing there name. winning the race is the most conventional way to get exposure, but it's not the only way, and it's not really the easiest either. Make sure to say in your race resume how many events you'll be attending, give a rough attendance number for each one, show how many spectators across a whole season, or across the period you're trying to get sponsorship for.
99% of the time they'll sponsor by offering discount on product, you'll almost never get cash. prize/contingency money is about the only way to "make money" on racing, or get to a point where you're being given product, run it for a race or 2 and sell it, that's a decent way to generate revenue aswell. Keep in mind aswell that it doesn't have to be bike related stuff that you're being sponsored by, back when I was racing sleds, I was sponsored by VP fuels, aswell as a local gas station, the local gasstation just gave us a gas card for $500 to help cover fuel expenses for the season, but it was a far cry from Vforce reeds, or somebody like that, who honestly altho they did officially sponsor me, i don't think I ever used it to effect, as their idea of sponsorship was "10% off of all products" but it was still way cheaper to buy used but good parts than to buy new ones discounted.
If you're from a small town, I'd recommend going around to the local businesses, make a day of it and hit as many as you can, write it all down on a list, ones that you've called on once, twice, 3 times, yadda yadda, which ones look promising. Treat it like you would treat going for a job, look presentable, but "dress for the job" you're a motorcycle racer, but also a salesman for them.
if you wanna mail me your race resume I'll look it over for you and help you out with it.
HAIL TO THE KING!!
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