Brian Ghidinelli

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Memberships, licenses & credentials for motorsport

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January 25, 2017 by Brian Ghidinelli

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When I started writing this I was somewhere over Newfoundland, Canada returning from the Autosport show in central England. It is the European equivalent of the Performance Racing Industry show in Indianapolis with a more focused road racing theme befitting their heritage. The floor is covered with all kinds of club and pro-level cars and most of the Formula 1 grid is on display. It takes discipline to get work done with so much eye candy!

Many clubs and circuits also have booths to promote their respective programs and racing championships to attract drivers for the upcoming season. I met with organizers to talk about MotorsportReg and RaceHero and I kept hearing a particular word that underscored why we've invested so much effort leading up to this announcement today: family.

Manage your tribe

Everyone reading this blog can attest to how much work it takes to manage your family/tribe- both literally and figuratively. We can't solve all your problems, but with our new features, we're hoping to greatly improve how you "literally" manage your members.

Today we are officially launching our all-new membership, licensing and credentialing system. Designed specifically for the needs of motorsport groups who primarily exist to organize events, we have launched first-class support for everything an organization manages about its members and participants.

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Topics: Features

Something big is coming...

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November 5, 2016 by Brian Ghidinelli

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We're about to blow the doors off how you manage
memberships, licenses and credentials

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

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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

The Cost of Renting Race Tracks Around the World

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April 28, 2017 by Brian Ghidinelli

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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

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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

Offering a Text/Phone Hotline on Your Terms

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February 18, 2016 by Brian Ghidinelli

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Remember when clubs used to publicize telephone hotlines as a way of keeping members informed? Dial it up and get a voice recording of the latest news. Wondering if that event was still on due to weather? Call up the hotline and hear a short recording left by the event registrar before heading out. Web and email all but replaced hotlines, but let's not throw away the phone just yet. There's a way you can have your hotline without giving up your privacy or sanity.

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Topics: Marketing

Job Opening for a Customer Success Hero

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December 19, 2015 by Brian Ghidinelli

Twenty-fifteen was huge for us - more organizations and more registrations than ever before. We have big plans for the future of MotorsportReg and need to do some hiring in order to execute on that vision.

We're looking for a customer success hero to provide front-line support for our event organizers and attendees. This is a full-time, fully-remote opportunity to work hand-in-hand with fun and passionate enthusiasts across North America and beyond.

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We would love to hire from within our community so please share this with talented people you know! Full details and application are on our job description page.

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Topics: Misc

Feature Updates - Photo/File Uploads, Email Attachments & Updated Design

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October 13, 2015 by Brian Ghidinelli

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Today we are releasing four major updates that have me super excited. You might remember back in August when we gave you a sneak peak to a major change to the look and feel of MotorsportReg. It's here today, along with much more.

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Topics: Features, Updates

Feature Updates - August 2015

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August 26, 2015 by Brian Ghidinelli

This week I'm near Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin - not to attend an event at Road America (drats!) - but rather for our annual team meetup in Lake Geneva. As a fully remote team we find a late summer week to bring the team together, review our progress and refine our plan for the future. It's a chance to replace phone calls and emoji with face-to-face conversations and meals that leaves us energized to keep pushing forward.

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Last month I listed a number of improvements for my programmer friends but I'm back with a larger-than-normal list of improvements and fixes to MotorsportReg, including a sneak peek at a major new feature. 

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Topics: Features, API

MotorsportReg Updates- July 2015

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August 10, 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

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