Help grow the motorsport you love

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February 22, 2017 by Jennifer Ghidinelli

We know you love motorsport. Do you also care about the health of motorsport? Do you wish more people knew how awesome this sport is? How much fun they would have? How many great people they would meet? Here is your opportunity to be the authority on the motorsport events you love.

Become one of our Calendar Captains, moderate event listings from around the web and grow the sport by helping fellow enthusiasts find nearby events from one comprehensive event calendar.

Our motto is: "nobody should miss an event because they didn't know about it".

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Topics: Organizers

The Cost of Renting Race Tracks Around the World

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March 23, 2016 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

Driver Assigner Tool - A Breath of Fresh Air for the Time Pressed Organizer

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January 14, 2015 by Katie Moosman

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Before we get started, let me introduce myself. I’m Katie and I’ve been working for MotorsportReg for the past 8 months. Before that, for 6 years I used MSR on a daily basis as an organizer.

Just like many of you - I’ve spent countless hours scrambling before an event assigning my run groups, pairing instructors and gathering paperwork. Anything that could save me precious time before an event was better than gold!

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Topics: Features, Organizers

The Next Ten Thousand Members

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December 17, 2014 by Viet-Tam Luu

Editor's Note: This is a guest post by Viet-Tam Luu, former Director of the San Francisco Region SCCA. While these are Tam's views on his experience, we don't think it's unique to the SCCA nor women nor road racing. Is the motorsport subculture sufficiently inclusive to stay relevant and healthy?  What do you think? Share this with your fellow club members and reflect on what you are doing to engage your next 100, 1,000 or 10,000 members.

Ten_thousand_membersChoose three words that would best describe road racing in North America? Allow me; I won’t mince any words here: old, white, male.

It’s not a condemnation of a specific organization or its membership, and it’s not universally true, but any random sampling of the active members in our sport would bear me out.

At the end of a six-year run serving on the Board with San Francisco Region SCCA, I look back and reflect on our particular successes and failings. As a Director, one of my personal goals has been to attract new members to the club. Our stagnant membership numbers show that with regards to that task, achievements are still far outnumbered by unfulfilled and unaddressed opportunities. Like a racer still chasing that elusive pole position, the challenges ahead of us still loom, ever slightly beyond our reach. How do we move forward as an organization? What should the club of the future look like, and how do we get there?

Like every other organization, our clubs do not operate in a vacuum. The social climate in which we live is changing, and it behooves us to understand and adapt.

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Topics: Marketing, Organizers

11 Pieces of Advice from 11 Motorsport Event Organizers

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September 16, 2014 by Jennifer Ghidinelli

A_rising_tide_lifts_all_boatSWe're big fans of this quote. The more we can help our community grow, the bigger the community becomes. And that benefits us all. 

So I searched through our blog and pulled out some sage advice on how to run great events, straight from our organizer's mouths.  Maybe you can pick up a trick or two from our experts?

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Topics: Organizers

One More Key Skill for Motorsport Event Organizers

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May 20, 2014 by Jennifer Ghidinelli

A few weeks ago we posted a blog asking "do you have what it takes to be a motorsport event organizer?"  We shared 7 key skills motorsport event organizers said were must-haves.  Quick recap-

  1. Organization
  2. Attention to detail
  3. Communication skills
  4. Computer skills
  5. Time management
  6. People skills
  7. Perseverance/ patience

One our organizers, Norm Nelson whom we featured in a Pole Position blog not too long ago, wrote in with another important skill and we just had to pass it along. think_outside_the_box

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Topics: Organizers

While the Boss is Away

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May 14, 2014 by Ann Boss Maycock

The boss was away last week, so... cat_asleep_at_keyboard

Well, to be honest, it really wasn't much different than normal.

That's not surprising though, because we've worked hard to put things in place to keep MotorsportReg running smoothly, even when we're not at the keyboard.

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Topics: Organizers

Portrait of a Motorsport Event Organizer

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April 29, 2014 by Jennifer Ghidinelli

A couple of weeks ago we shared the results of a survey we did last year to see if you have what it takes to be a motorsport event organizer. Turns out if you're organized, pay attention to details and have good communication skills, you're probably suited for the role.

Now let's look at what kind of people actually are organizers. Below are some charts that illustrate the demographics of the people who took our survey. Some surprising, some predictable, but all still interesting. 

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Topics: Organizers

4 Common Gripes About Your Registration Pages

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April 18, 2014 by Stacy King

Here at MotorsportReg we pride ourselves on having one of the best customer service and support experiences in the business.  Not only do we support our end-customers, the event organizers, but we also support their end customer, participants.  In fact many participants who email or call us, don't realize that  we're not the ones putting on the events.  That's why we promote that using MSR is like adding another member to your team!  Last week alone we received nearly 1,200 emails and 180 phone calls.

We thought it might be educational (and interesting) to share some of the gripes we get from attendees about registration forms.  Below are a few of the most common ones (in no particular order).

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Topics: Marketing, Organizers

3 Easy Ways to Promote Early Registration

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February 21, 2014 by Ann Boss Maycock

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We work with enough event organizers to know what keeps them up at night when preparing for an event:

  • Will I have a good turnout?
  • Will I earn enough money to cover all of my expenses?
  • Will there be enough participation/ competition for the attendees to have a good time?

While we can't predict the outcome of your event, we can help you get started on the right foot.  Encourage attendees to sign up early!  This is the best way to predict the success of your event with enough time to make adjustments if necessary.  Here's how to do it:

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Topics: Organizers

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