Pole Position- Midwest Cafe Racing Association


October 5, 2016 by Jennifer Ghidinelli

Midwest Cafe Racing Association (MCRA) was one of the first motorcycle clubs to start using MotorsportReg, so what better club to feature for our first motorcycle Pole Position blog! I learned that some things are universal between all motorsport clubs (the accomplishment you feel sharing your passion with a newcomer) and some things have a much more significant impact for motorcycle clubs (weather!).

josh_davis.jpgMCRA runs motorcycle track days and racing events in the Midwest area and caters to every level of rider. They offer inexpensive "Test the Track" sessions to help riders experience the track in a safe and controlled manner while also having fun. And their MCRA Challenge Series is keeping motorcycle racing alive and strong in St. Louis and the Midwest.

Josh Davis has been with the club for about four seasons. He's experienced everything MCRA has to offer. As a customer, he participated in track days, went through the race licensing program, and raced the GT-AM class. He's been on the board of directors for roughly two years (Treasurer) and this season was asked to help coach new riders. He shared with us his passion for his sport and his club.

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Topics: Customers, Pole Position

Behind the scenes @ the SCCA June Sprints


July 27, 2016 by Dan Broughan


The Summer of 1956 was the first full season of racing at Road America, and it included the Chicago Region SCCA June Sprints on the 23rd and 24th of June. My dad was younger than my 3 year old son, landing on the moon was considered science fiction and a young Mario Andretti had just emigrated to the United States the year previous. A lot has happened since then both on and off the track, but as mentioned on junesprints.comthe WeatherTech® Chicago Region SCCA June Sprints® remains and it’s 61st running makes it possibly the longest consecutively held road race in America.

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Topics: Customers

Feature Updates (and t-shirts!) - June 2016


June 22, 2016 by Brian Ghidinelli

It's feature update time! We have a big batch of bug fixes and enhancements to tell you about. Before we get down to business, let us share one fun thing: the first-ever Official Team MSR t-shirt and hoodie!

Super soft premium tees from BELLA+CANVAS and hoodies from Tri-Mountain that you won't want to take off

We designed ourselves t-shirts and hoodies inspired by F1 team jackets and when our friends saw the mockup, they wanted one too! So, we’re letting everyone be part of Team MSR and grab a super-soft sweatshirt or t-shirt. But there’s only one printing so get your pre-order in today: http://msreg.com/msrshirt

Now, on to how we're making your events better!

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Topics: Features, UI

Find events quicker with our calendar update


June 2, 2016 by Jennifer Ghidinelli


Last week we rolled out a refresh to our national events calendar making it even easier to find events. We see a lot of emails and social media announcements from organizations telling their attendees to go "register for the event on MotorsportReg" without providing the event-specific link.

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Topics: Updates

Personalize your organization, events & profile with shiny new images


May 25, 2016 by Dan Broughan


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Topics: Design, UI, UX

How to promote your events in forums


May 11, 2016 by Jennifer Ghidinelli

We all know that good promotion is one of the keys to running successful events. And just having your events listed on the MotorsportReg calendar is a great place to start. But that's not enough if you want to break even, make money, or sell out your event.
We've previously blogged about how much time motorsport enthusiasts (and your potential attendees) are spending in forums. It's A LOT! And that's why it's a great place to promote your events. It's a pretty simple process and doesn't take any special skills- just your time. Follow our 5 easy steps below and be on your way to finding some new attendees.
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Topics: Marketing

16 Amazing Helmet Painters

Top Helmet Painters

To many people, a helmet is just the thing that protects your head. But there is a cottage industry of artisans that use helmets as the raw material to create works of fine art that just-so-happen to double as safety equipment.

Custom painted helmets can take upwards of 40 hours for disassembly, design, paint and reassembly before seeing action on track. They are incredible labors of love created by craftsmen around the globe. We've highlighted sixteen of the best and their most stunning designs ranging from amateur karting through Formula 1.

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The Cost of Renting Race Tracks Around the World


March 23, 2016 by Brian Ghidinelli


What goes into the cost of organizing an HPDE, track day or race event on a road course? Many things, of course, but the largest fee is the track surface itself. It requires many experts to prepare, lay and maintain the specially formulated asphalt that resists high lateral G forces and somebody has to pay for it. That person is the event organizer, and by proxy, their participants. Today we're going to peek behind the curtain at the cost of road course rentals around the world.

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Topics: Organizers

Feature Updates - March 2016


March 16, 2016 by Brian Ghidinelli

I promised last year to update you more regularly on the changes we're making to MotorsportReg. We typically deploy updates 3-6 times per week and as we've grown the team over the past year, the rate of those changes has increased so let's catch up!

While we focus on the frequently requested and bigger changes, there are a slew of updates in the Quick Hits section. Make sure to skim for gold nuggets!

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Topics: Features, API

All things design


March 2, 2016 by Dan Broughan


Hello and welcome to the very first post in our new design series! We plan on posting periodic articles where you’ll hopefully get a better understanding of how and why we do the things we do regarding the look and feel of MotorsportReg. 

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Topics: Design, UI, UX

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