MotorsportReg Updates- Feature Roundup

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July 30, 2015 by Brian Ghidinelli

computer-at-the-racetrackIn this feature recap, I want to give a shout out to my developer and programmer friends who hack during the week and drive, ride, kart or organize on nights and weekends. This episode is all for you as I'm going to detail a number of open source and API updates as well as a free Wordpress theme just for motorsports.

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Topics: Features, API

Pole Position- Track Junkie's Paul Conquest

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July 8, 2015 by Jennifer Ghidinelli

Paul_ConquestAs I prepped this blog I was impressed with the creativity and ingenuity of our featured organizer, Paul Conquest. He just bought a school bus in order to give his drivers more track time, drastically changed his hours to snag new members from other areas of motorsport, and created a unique experience that solved one of the biggest issues in his organization, had his members begging for more, and made money!

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Topics: Customers

5 Quick and easy promotion ideas

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June 24, 2015 by Jennifer Ghidinelli

easy promotion ideasA few weeks ago I worked with one of our new customers, East10Drift, who was looking for some quick and easy promotion ideas. His event was right around the corner and he needed some more registrations. If you're a MotorsportReg customer, we do lots of promotion on your behalf. But that's never going to be enough. The ideas I shared with East10Drift aren't ground breaking and aren't going to flood your events with new attendees- but they're simple, most of the time free, and easily overlooked. 

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Topics: Marketing

MotorsportReg Updates Part 2

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June 10, 2015 by Brian Ghidinelli

Flexibility is what MotorsportReg is all about. You build your tribe with a particular experience that is everything from where you promote your events to how you greet people at the event to how you treat folks who run afoul of your rules. You can customize large parts of the data you gather with MotorsportReg including the person and attendee profiles using our custom question functionality but one category has remained static: vehicles.  

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Topics: Features

MotorsportReg Updates Part 1[Feature Roundup]

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May 28, 2015 by Brian Ghidinelli

A personal goal this year is to improve my communication with what's changed in MotorsportReg. As you may have seen on the blog and on the site, we've added a couple of people to our team which means things will begin changing at a faster (and better) rate. That means I need to tell you more frequently about the changes both obvious and not-so-obvious. Let's catch up with a series of blog posts starting today.

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Topics: Features

How to remove the member # box from your registration form

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May 6, 2015 by Jennifer Ghidinelli

If you run events and either don't have members or don't care to collect member numbers, you've probably complained to us how much you hate the member # box at the beginning of your registration form. It looks something like this:

member_app_WH

Now, as the instructions below the box say, your attendee can just leave the box blank and move on to your registration form. But we all know that attendees don't read! So we've given you the option to remove this box from your registration form. Here's what this page looks like if you choose to remove the box:

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Topics: Features

2 New Webinars- Everything Autocross and Member Engagement

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April 1, 2015 by Jennifer Ghidinelli

Since it's been awhile since we've done a webinar, we decided to bring you 2 of them!

How to re-energize your members and get them off the bench

Jeff Cowan from the Golden Gate Chapter BMW CCA will show you how they transformed their club by using social media, web and email to improve membership engagement.

You'll learn how to:

  • drive engagement through email, website and social platforms
  • improve communication and event variety
  • increase brand awareness
  • spread the work load to prevent volunteer burn-out
  • implement real world examples in your club

Click here to register

Learn how to Autocross, faster!

Mazda Motorsports is joining us for this panel presentation on how to make the most on a precious few runs! Our experts include Karen Babb-Multi-time National Champion and SCCA Hall of Famer, Neal Tovsen-author behind ConeCoach.com and podium finisher at the SCCA Solo Nationals, and Rachel Kerswill- Mazda Solo National Champ.

You'll learn how to:

  • Craft your run strategy
  • Break down the course like a course designer
  • Understand how to use data to maximize each successive run
  • Prepare mentally to focus and counter nerves
  • Benefits and drawbacks to working as a team in Solo
  • What to look for in a potential partner

Click here to register

Both webinars will be held on Tuesday, April 14th- Learn how to Autocross, faster at 9 am PST and How to re-energize your members and get them off the bench at 12 noon PST.

These webinars are FREE so please pass them along to anyone who might be interested.

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Topics: Webinar

Hiring: Lead Product Designer

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March 26, 2015 by Jennifer Ghidinelli

Now that we've hired a developer, we need a lead product designer to help us refine and bring our vision for the future of MotorsportReg and RaceHero to life.  

The designer will own the design and experience of our products going forward. We need someone with strong product design, interaction design and visual design skills to craft the entire user experience from welcome emails to complex workflows. This is a full-time, work-from-anywhere opportunity to have a big impact on our team, software and community.

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We'd love to hire from within our community so please share this with talented people you know. No motorsport-related experience required. Full details and application are on our job description page.

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Topics: Misc

Regulating drones at the racetrack

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March 4, 2015 by Greg Cirillo

We’re leaving this topic to the experts- so we brought in Greg Cirillo to guest blog for us. Greg is a Partner in the law firm Wiley Rein, LLP, and Chairman of the firm’s Aviation Group. He practices in their McLean, Virginia office and in addition to handling unmanned aircraft matters, he has a multinational practice representing owners and operators of private aircraft in purchase, sale, leasing, financing, regulatory and tax compliance matters. Greg also holds an SCCA National Competition License and races his #50 Spec Racer Ford on East Coast road courses.

DroneYears ago, the auto racing community embraced the use of micro video cameras (GoPro, Contour, etc.) for entertainment and education.  We now have the ability to capture that video from outside the car, on a remotely controlled aerial platform.  Views that used to be captured by helicopters and blimps for tens of thousands of dollars, can now be had for hundreds of dollars, or less. A good, remotely controlled, unmanned aircraft (or drone) can cost under $500, and provide high definition footage suitable for broadcast.

Unfortunately, for the near future, the vast majority of well-intended uses are technically illegal. And if you are hosting or sponsoring an event, you need to consider both the safety risks and privacy infringements posed by drones.  What must a host know in order to remain in compliance with law?  And what should a host do in order to minimize liability for drone usage?

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Topics: Misc

Event setup refresher video

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February 26, 2015 by Jennifer Ghidinelli

refresherWow can you believe it's already the end of February! By now you should have your venues and dates secured for the 2015 season. Next step- get your events on our calendar. We already have 1,814 events listed and as we say every year, the earlier you get your events listed the better!

Now if you only run a handful of events in MotorsportReg and it's been awhile, you may find yourself logged into your account and then wondering what to do next. Let us help you out! We created a short video that's meant to clear out the cobwebs and provide you with a crash course in event set up.

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Topics: Features

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