WOW! This is a truly phenomenal opportunity. Selfless giving to allow other to have new experiences, learn more, and have a great environment to be coached, and see what a track weekend is like.
How has no one taken you up on this? Do you post this on any other platform, social media, your race org, local twisties with newer riders that are eager and serious about it?
I worked my ass off for days on the ambulance to afford my first track weekends, now i have just built it into my budget. Instead of getting more gear, I would like to start doing this.
Sponsor a rider for a full weekend once a year.
Gosh, what a great community! Keep it up!
I'm really not sure why no one has taken me up. Smaller rider community for the 675 and even smaller still in Colorado I would imagine has something to do with it. I must admit though it isn't an entirely selfless thing. I don't gain anything from it at all but my company sponsors a class for the race club and as such I am afforded an opportunity to help new riders come out. It still costs me money but in a roundabout sort of way.
I sit on the board as the tech guy for our club. I started a program for loaner gear for new riders to help get them on the track to see if it is something they want to continue to pursue before they spend a ton of money buying suits, etc. Fellow members donated extra gear (a ton of it!) that I keep track of and drag around with me... so that is where the gear comes from. The club owns it, not me.
So this is how I am able to offer this. I only offer this to 675.net members and my clients. I don't put it out there for other clubs or organizations for fear of getting a huge demand that I cannot supply. While I love to do this, my resources are not unlimited.
I really like this particular community and I have been here for a while. This forum and the people here have helped me out in tremendous ways, I am just trying to give back a little. 675 people do it better anyway 😉
Although, I would certainly support someone else who was interested if they were to reach out.