Maybe a message board?
This is a great suggestion and something we may be able to implement given our current resources. My question back is being that Facebook and Twitter act as our social media message board, what is different or what would happen on a message board that is not already happening on our social platforms?
YES YES and YES! I am trying to figure out the best way to do this. Maybe a scrolling photo page on the website? I have 4 years of photos at home, plus all the photos you tweet and post to facebook. If you are an amateur photographer that would like someone to house your photos, we can provide that as well! Please reach out.
Posts (Social) from other members.
You all heard it here! Someone just called out the other members, time to get to work!
If you would like to takeover our social media pages for a night out #atthetrack please contact us. Do you feel having a signup form on the website for this would be beneficial?
More comments on facebook posts.
Again, you heard it here! Why so quiet?
More results tweets.
This is one that some mistake our group as being. We are not a media platform in that sense.
The focus of ‘URFWI’ is not to report. It’s purpose is to look at the industry we all love and show it from the fan perspective. Sights, sounds, stands, cars, food, parking, and so on.
Having said that. We can be the one stop shop for getting that information. If you would like to help us develop a results page please reach out.
***Asphalt fans checkout https://www.wiasphaltracingnews.com/ for a start.
We would love to see more dirt fans participating. It starts with those of you we already have as members! We need your participation first!
Getting our bumper stickers on cars and have more drivers join. I think drivers are fans too!
YES YES and YES! Don’t forget the mission of ‘URFWI’ we want to get new fans in the stands and bring back the old fans too. I feel we are on the cutting edge of connecting the casual unconnected fan to the drivers so we need them too!
Well, here is one for you haha! If you want to try blogging please reach out by contacting us here. We can house your blog long, short, or anything else you may want to produce.
Anyone have some tickets to give away?
Request your member/marketing cards, keep one for yourself, hand the rest out. I usually send 6, if you need more let me know. Send a self addressed stamped envelope to:
Rich Zimpel 316 W. 3rd St. Beaver Dam, WI 53916.
Or find us at an event (coming soon: WIR 8/1 & Beaver Dam 8/12)
More fantasy events.
I have to be honest, about 10 is all I have in me. The weekly warrior flopped. If you would like to produce the results I am open to anything and everything! The key here is time, if I could wave a magic wand we could do more. Anyone know a college kid that is looking to develop an app?
7 years. We have 7 years of stuff or crap or pristine top of the line items for sale this weekend depending on who I am talking to. It is funny how feelings and memories come to us from the objects that surround us. After saving literally every piece of clothing and toy that did not get destroyed by 2 boys, our last 7 years sit on old doors on sawhorses and 6 foot party tables. It’s the strangest items that bring back a lost memory. A pair of socks or slippers, a lost tire from a toy car, or that baseball card from my own youth. These items are a living document of our past and for 75 cents you can have it all!
I was at Slinger this past Sunday and I observed similar occurrences as my mind reminisced on the 28 plus years at the track. Peeling the largest paint chips off the seats, walking down the hill in Section C formerly Section B looking for the Row 33 written in sharpie. Checking to see if I could still see the spot on the track where Tony “the Tiger” had his big fire the one week I missed that season. Walking down the big hill to find my boys in the 2 hour line to get an ice cream and glancing at the office to see the points sheets I grabbed each week. Seeing the tall black guy with the afro and wishing he’d throw his metal chair down the aisle one more time. Remembering the times I had a few too many and all the time meeting new friends and hanging out with old friends and family.
Short track racing, for me, is like time travelling to your best and sometimes worst moments in life. Just as I picked up that onesie and remembered the day I left the hospital terrified of being that responsible for the survival of a living humanoid, one starts to recall not only what happened on the track, but what was going on off the track during that time. In just under 2 weeks we all get to rummage through our Nationals memory banks, and I can not wait!
Rich Zimpel has been attending local race tracks for the past 30 years.