- Wednesday 06 March, 2013
NORWALK, Ohio – Contingency sponsors with huge hearts know that anything can happen in drag racing, especially in the Mr. Gasket $53,100 Super Series at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio.
So rather than making all racers knock on their doors asking for sponsorship, contingency sponsors met at the track and laid down extra cash for event winners and sometimes runners up.
Extra cash, that is, in addition to the weekend class payoffs.
Contingency means the sponsors pay money depending on: If you won the race, if you bought the sponsor’s product, and if you displayed the sponsor’s decals on each side of your race vehicle.
You know you’ll need parts anyway. So before you trot off to the parts store or browse online, read through the list of contingency sponsors to see if they offer a payoff on something you want. Also, you may need to keep the receipt.
For example, Mickey Thompson, the official tire of Summit Motorsports Park, offers a $20 payment to whomever wins the local points race in Bear Motorsports Junior Dragsters, Mallory Super Pro, Mr. Gasket Pro, Wiseco/Cycle Tech Super Bike, and Accel Sportsman delivered on time by TFC Transportation, as long as they use Mickey Thompson drive tires and show a decal on each side of the vehicle.
Sponsors provide contingency decals free at Guest Services on the Budweiser side of the track at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio. So pick up decals before eliminations begin at a race.
Even a rookie can win an event.
And sponsors want their decals crossing the finish line first, so they widen the opportunity to include all racers.
In a big way, the sponsors say to everyone lining up in round one, “Go for it! Try our products. Our money is waiting for you after the winner’s circle. And have a great time at the track!”
The 2013 Summit Motorsports Park Season Brochure lists 47 ways to cash in on contingencies.
For more information, go to the Racers tab at the top of the Home page on this Website, go to Programs on the left side of the page, and find the Contingency Program, and click to open the contingency form, or click on parts win cash.
There’s one more very important matter: Truly great racers keep track, and remember to thank their sponsors.