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Offline wfojohn

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Re: We'll Meet Again
« Reply #105 on: September 30, 2017, 07:34:53 AM »
The ECTA facebook page does not receive their attention for long periods either.

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Re: We'll Meet Again
« Reply #106 on: October 01, 2017, 05:31:43 PM »
Anybody have their email address? I'd be happy to follow up if you'd post it (or PM it to me). I used to have Keith's cell, but it's not in my directory anymore.
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Offline jacksoni

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Re: We'll Meet Again
« Reply #107 on: October 01, 2017, 07:33:12 PM »
all on the website under "contacts" .http://www.ecta-lsr.com/
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Offline nrhs sales

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Re: We'll Meet Again
« Reply #108 on: October 03, 2017, 01:52:29 PM »
Is the ECTA still in business?  Last I heard they stopped taking membership dues in Spring of this year??

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Re: We'll Meet Again
« Reply #109 on: October 03, 2017, 04:12:53 PM »
That would tend to make me believe they were honest in their dealings.  Shouldn't take dues until they've got a venue to offer.
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Offline RansomT

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Re: We'll Meet Again
« Reply #110 on: October 03, 2017, 04:43:52 PM »
For what it is worth; and I know I will probably get shoes thrown at me ....

It's October and still no word.  I have some very good sponsors that are asking for my tentative schedule for next season, it's hard to put in ECTA events when all I hear is "chirp, chirp, chirp"....

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Re: We'll Meet Again
« Reply #111 on: October 03, 2017, 07:30:36 PM »
For what it is worth; and I know I will probably get shoes thrown at me ....

It's October and still no word.  I have some very good sponsors that are asking for my tentative schedule for next season, it's hard to put in ECTA events when all I hear is "chirp, chirp, chirp"....

You bring up a really good point.

I've pursued a few sponsorship opportunities, but with ECTA, and lately, Bonneville, what can a racer realistically expect to contribute to a sponsor's expectations for ROI?

Other than dragging your bike/car to well attended car shows, our visibility is crushed due to lack of venues and opportunities.

We mostly do this because we love it, but to drag a sponsor in at this point, with any expectation of return on their investment, would be tantamount to fraud.

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Re: We'll Meet Again
« Reply #112 on: October 04, 2017, 06:47:30 AM »
 Well, at this point in time you might have to admit there might not be  ECTA racing in 2018? ...It just might be the end of it forever....On the other hand,there's nothing stopping any LSR racers from looking into the use of the runway in Michigen and form their own racing organization...
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Re: We'll Meet Again
« Reply #113 on: October 07, 2017, 01:48:02 PM »
We're still looking at half mile just to keep Amy in seat time. We are lucky that there are 3 events within a half days ride.....Our goal is still to get Amy over 200 in a mile somewhere could have done it in Ohio if there was some racing.    :dhorse:
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Re: We'll Meet Again
« Reply #114 on: October 07, 2017, 03:18:49 PM »

You bring up a really good point.

I've pursued a few sponsorship opportunities, but with ECTA, and lately, Bonneville, what can a racer realistically expect to contribute to a sponsor's expectations for ROI?

Other than dragging your bike/car to well attended car shows, our visibility is crushed due to lack of venues and opportunities.

We mostly do this because we love it, but to drag a sponsor in at this point, with any expectation of return on their investment, would be tantamount to fraud.



I've been really blessed that I have "carved" out some sponsorships from the drag, road race worlds and was able to attend some events this past year that's kept everyone happy except for me.  It's not been the easiest (time wise) to get events in, then I have large time gaps in which events are not...

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Re: We'll Meet Again
« Reply #115 on: October 09, 2017, 07:00:23 AM »
Captthundar if you got enough car Loring ME has enough runway(11/2 miles) to get to 200 MPH, Probably about 2 day drive from NC.

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Re: We'll Meet Again
« Reply #116 on: October 09, 2017, 12:01:11 PM »
Loring Timing Assoc. also measures your speed in the one mile, you don't have to run under power for the full mile and a half.

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« Reply #117 on: October 10, 2017, 09:47:15 PM »
More like 3 days ride for us. Blytheville Ark. is 2 day but they have a weird tire requirement.
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« Reply #118 on: October 19, 2017, 02:52:51 PM »
For what it is worth; and I know I will probably get shoes thrown at me ....

It's October and still no word.  I have some very good sponsors that are asking for my tentative schedule for next season, it's hard to put in ECTA events when all I hear is "chirp, chirp, chirp"....

Several weeks ago I used FB messenger on the ECTA page to stir the pot on behalf of the Michigan venue mentioned above. I got a reply that it had been considered but that it was on the back shelf because of the limited lodging opportunities in that area. I then urged the ECTA to pool all the recent Ohio Mile competitors to see if there would be sufficient interest - even if it meant camping out. The reply was that other opportunities are being examined. I'd like to be optimistic following that reply, but I'm not. I hope I'm wrong, but it sort of feels like there's limited motivation to get a Midwest site... :?
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Re: We'll Meet Again
« Reply #119 on: October 19, 2017, 05:21:06 PM »
For what it is worth; and I know I will probably get shoes thrown at me ....

It's October and still no word.  I have some very good sponsors that are asking for my tentative schedule for next season, it's hard to put in ECTA events when all I hear is "chirp, chirp, chirp"....

Several weeks ago I used FB messenger on the ECTA page to stir the pot on behalf of the Michigan venue mentioned above. I got a reply that it had been considered but that it was on the back shelf because of the limited lodging opportunities in that area. I then urged the ECTA to pool all the recent Ohio Mile competitors to see if there would be sufficient interest - even if it meant camping out. The reply was that other opportunities are being examined. I'd like to be optimistic following that reply, but I'm not. I hope I'm wrong, but it sort of feels like there's limited motivation to get a Midwest site... :?
Rick



   Just the thought of camping out is a turn off for me and my family. After spending all day racing in the hot sun being able to shower and relax in AC cannot be beat as far as I'm concerned. Give me a location I can race at in an area with lodging some places to get food as well as a parts house or hardware store if needed and I'm ready to go. The way I see it the powers to be at ECTA are looking for the best possible location not just someplace to fill the void.
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