Coming Soon: All New Attendee Registration Experience


February 15, 2021 by Brent Whitten

In late 2020 we launched a website redesign to better align with modern design and mobile user experience principles. We've received a tremendous amount of helpful feedback from organizers and attendees, which we continue to collect and use to make iterative improvements. Within the website launch announcement, we teased that the updates to the site and calendar were simply the first phase in our plans to upgrade the look, feel, and usability of the MSR platform.  

Phase two has been underway for several months and will begin rolling out soon. We have given the attendee registration experience a face lift with one singular objective in mind - making the experience of registering for your events easier and more intuitive for attendees. We've had several organizers beta testing these updates over the last month, and their feedback has been instrumental in the redesign. 

More than just refreshing the look and feel, the new experience will reduce the number of steps involved in registration and eliminate barriers that have been common points of confusion or frustration for attendees during the event registration process. 

New registration form
The first release in this overhaul is a redesign of the registration form styling with a simplified, more intuitive, and mobile friendly layout. This update will be automatically applied and requires no additional work on your behalf - simply create your registration forms in the Form Builder, and they'll automatically be displayed with the new layout.

This new design is much more mobile friendly. With larger package and touch-anywhere-to-select design, tapping your way through a registration from a smart phone or tablet has never been easier.

Here's a sneak peek of a new form layout: 

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Topics: Updates, Organizers, Design, UX

SpeedWaiver Updates Are Live


January 27, 2021 by Brent Whitten

SpeedWaiver continues to get better and better

We’re starting 2021 off strong with more enhancements to SpeedWaiver. With over 200 organizations using SpeedWaiver to sign more than 90,000 waivers, we've been able to collect a tremendous amount of user ideas and feedback. We have released several new features since we last wrote an update here in November.

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Topics: Features, Updates, Organizers

How to Return from COVID-19


May 7, 2020 by Brian Ghidinelli

As the world begins to emerge from COVID-19 lockdowns, people are asking how they can return to their normal lives including hobby activities. We believe you should follow all applicable government rules but also exercise personal caution. We all love the cars, motorcycles and karts that attracted us to motorsport but the people are why we stick around. 

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Topics: Organizers, News

Help grow the motorsport you love


October 2, 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


April 28, 2017 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

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


January 14, 2015 by Katie Moosman

Paperwork stress
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


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


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


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


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

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