How to get the most from your R-compound track day tires

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June 13, 2017 by Jennifer Ghidinelli

Talk to 5 different people and you'll get 5 different pieces of advice about your track day tires. We clear up the confusion in our next webinar- How to get the most out of your R-compound track day tires.

You'll learn how to:

  • properly set and check your pressures and understand what they mean
  • use a pyrometer to get reliable, repeatable data
  • scrub in a new set of tires and what happens if you don't
  • properly fit your track day tires on your car
  • drive your first out lap on cold tires

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Topics: Webinar

A Resource Library for Organizers and Drivers

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September 30, 2015 by Jennifer Ghidinelli

libraryOver the last several years we've produced a little treasure chest of material for organizers to run better events and drivers to improve their skills.

Now you can find those gems plus all of our other tools and education in one place. Introducing our new content libraries:

You'll find all of our templates, e-books and webinars in these libraries and we'll post all of the new content we create to these pages too. It'll be your one-stop shop for all our goodies. Happy learning!

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Topics: Webinar

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

FREE Online Seminar- How to Use the Media to Provide Value to Your Sponsors

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July 15, 2014 by Jennifer Ghidinelli

Race_to_Business_Suit-_blogWhether you're trying to getsponsorships for your event, charity or personal racing career, you know that right after you give them your pitch, the first thing out of your potential sponsor's mouth is
"What's in it for me?"

In our upcoming online seminar, Dean Case, Mazda Motorsports Communication Officer, will help you answer that question.  He'll give you the inside scoop on how to use the media to provide value to your partners (AKA sponsors) in his presentation- Winning Off the Track.

Click here to register

You'll learn

  • The role of the media (it is not their job to make you famous)
  • The difference between a press release and a sponsor update
  • How to develop a plan to become the local hero
  • The need for follow-up and why it matters
  • The value of social media
  • Details that make the difference

Webinar details

  • Wednesday, July 30th
  • Two times-9 am PST/ 12 noon EST and 1:30 pm PST/ 4:30 pm EST
  • 60 minutes including 30 minutes of Q&A
  • Hosted by Dean Case and Brian Ghidinelli
  • Space is limited!

Reserve your seat now>>

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Webinar- Everything You Know About Race Tires is WRONG

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June 12, 2014 by Jennifer Ghidinelli

"Racers are very aware that tires are a big deal.  But they have a tough time getting good info on tires and how they work on their car."- Paul Haney

Not anymore!  Paul Haney, author of  The Racing & High-Performance Tire, will share his vast knowledge on race tires and how they work in our upcoming FREE webinar- An Introduction to the Unique Characteristics of Race Tires.

Firestone_tires_2011_Indy_Japan_300You'll learn:

  • Why rubber is such a unique material
  • how a tire uses slip angle to generate cornering forces
  • why tire pressure is so important for grip and control
  • why driving offline in the rain is faster
  • why balance is so important
  • and much more!

Webinar details:

  • Wednesday, June 25th
  • Two times- 9 am PST/ noon EST and noon  PST/ 3 pm EST
  • 60 minute webinar followed by 30 minute Q&A session
  • Hosted by Paul Haney and Brian Ghidinelli
  • Space is limited!

Click here to register for this FREE webinar.

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FREE Webinar- 7 Habits of Highly Successful Driving Instructors

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January 29, 2014 by Jennifer Ghidinelli

Coaching-Colin-Braun-300x225Back in 2003, our founder, Brian Ghidinelli, started MotorsportReg in exchange for some track time at an HPDE event held by his local BMW CCA club.  You could say that this company was built on DE events.  Ten years and 13,000 events later, we haven't forgotten the key role driving instructors play in attracting and encouraging new drivers to our sport.

To thank all of those instructors out there, and continue the education process, we've teamed up with Ross Bentley to present a very exciting FREE webinar-

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Exclusive Webinar- 7 Killer Tips on Filling Your Events

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August 12, 2013 by Jennifer Ghidinelli

In case you missed it the first time around, we're bringing back our very popular webinar, 7 Killer Tips on Filling Your Events.  It  doesn’t matter if you’re running a club race, autocross, concours,  rally, driver school or anything in between, this free webinar will provide  you with 7 things you can do TODAY that will help fill your events.

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[Webinar Recap]- 7 Killer Tips on Filling Your Events

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August 14, 2013 by Jennifer Ghidinelli

A few weeks ago we hosted our most successful webinar yet, 7 Killer Tips on Filling Your Events.  And this past weekend we presented it again before a very enthusiastic crowd at the SCCA National Convention.  In case you missed it you can check out the recording here.  And you can download the slides here.

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Topics: Marketing, Webinar

[Webinar Recap] Time to Save Time- 6 Features to Get You to the Finish Line Faster

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August 13, 2013 by Jennifer Ghidinelli

We’re happy to say that our first webinar of 2013 was a success!  What better way to start off the weekend than by learning how you can save time on event registration in order to do more important things; like perhaps cheer on our local San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl this weekend (go Niners!).

In case you missed it, here’s a brief overview of the 6 Features to Get You to the Finish Line Faster:

1. Private Landing Pages

All organizations on the Premium Plan are entitled to a private landing page with your own URL (yournamehere.motorsportreg.com). This page will always list your current MSR events.  No need to update anything.  We do it all for you!  And if you collect your membership dues using MSR, those “events” will be listed at the top of your page.

2. Deferred Payments

Using deferred payments is similar to using your credit card to book a hotel.  When you make your hotel reservation, you put your credit card on file to hold the reservation. And then once your stay is complete, your card is charged.  This same methodology can be used in MSR for an attendee to book a spot in an event.  Using deferred payments gives you the organizer the flexibility to charge the card whenever you want.  This can save you time from issuing refunds if an attendee cancels.  And generally, people register earlier and more often because there’s no penalty for cancelling which provides you more visibility into who’s attending your events.

3. Elections and Surveys

MSR provides an easy and confidential way for you to hold your elections online.  If you’re currently using paper ballots for your elections, this feature will save you time and money!  And our survey feature allows you to easily ask for feedback from your attendees and members.

4. Google Analytics Integration

Google Analytics does many things, but in general, it monitors your website traffic.  This valuable information can help you determine the best ways to market your events and get more attendees by telling you where your web traffic is coming from and what keywords people are searching for to find you.  You can integrate your events in MSR with Google Analytics which provides a wealth of information.  For example it can help you determine where people are coming from that register for your events.  We’re working on an e-book on how to effectively use Google Analytics and MSR, so keep your eyes posted to our blog!

5. Custom Member Types

Creating your own member types allows you to segment your database of members and then use that information to build reports, send emails or customize your registration form.  Some common member types that our users typically build include: volunteers, stewards, teens, workers, coach, T&S, F&C, solo approved drivers, etc.

6. Membership Validation

Rather than verify your members manually, you can use MSR to do it for you automatically.  We already have system integrations in place with the national organizations of SCCA, BMWCCA, PCA, Audi, and MBCA which makes this process much easier for you.  And if you don’t belong to one of those organizations, you can simply upload a member file to our system and we’ll verify against the file.

7. BONUS- Wordpress/Joomla Plugin

We couldn’t stop at just 6 time-saving features, so we threw in a bonus!  If your website is running on Wordpress or Joomla (60% chance it is) you can use our plugin to automatically list your events on your website.  No need to update or monitor.  The plugin does it all!

To see a recording of the webinar in its entirety, click on this link.  If you’re not already on our Premium Plan and are ready to take advantage of these features to save time in your event registration process, then sign up here and we’ll get you started!
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Topics: Features, Webinar

Exclusive Webinar: Time to Save Time- 6 Features to Get You to the Finish Line Faster

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August 14, 2013 by Claire Lanyado

We're kicking off our webinar series this Friday with an in depth look at the best features included in the Premium plan. These are the features our top customers use to make their events more successful.

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Topics: Webinar

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