“The winner ain’t the one with the fastest car; it’s the one who refuses to lose.” – Dale Earnhardt
Hello, drag racing fans and car enthusiasts! Welcome to Mark Quitter Racing. MQ Racing is owned and operated by Mark Quitter. Mark Quitter Racing participates in quarter-mile automobile drag racing whose premier car is a Phantom Black 2004 Pontiac GTO. Drag racing is done legally on professional race tracks, not the street. Numerous modifications have been done to the car making it both safe and competitive.
Mark Quitter Racing is actively seeking sponsors and in return will promote advertising and marketing for our sponsors and for anyone who has helped support this fun and exciting endeavor. Please continue reading below for more information on the sponsorship process.
- Promote “Safe Teen Driving”
- Develop brand awareness
- Develop a strong fan base via social media
- Create a strong media presence
- Establish long term relationships with corporate partners
- Secure funding for the 2020 NMCA Racing Season
Our mission is to win races, as well as promote extensive marketing for all those involved. Marketing campaigns include social networking, website ads, public appearances including racing events, apparel, merchandising, and of course advertisement on the race car itself. Supporting a good cause, winning races, and having fun, all while creating a fun and resourceful atmosphere for all those involved is what Mark Quitter Racing is all about. Drag racing is family-friendly, and fun to watch for people of all ages.
Merchandising is also another great resource for sponsors and brand awareness. As the saying goes, “Any publicity is good publicity”. Tee shirts, hats, hoodies, jackets, key chains, and more can all become part of the sponsorship and brand awareness process. For more information please read all of the sponsorship options by visiting the Sponsorship category of this website.
How You Can Help
Aside from racing, Mark Quitter Racing will be accessible in bringing sponsors advertising to the public eye. During a sanctioned event thousands of spectators will see a sponsor’s advertisement.
Marketing via the race car, social networking, websites, flyers, magazines, merchandising, and so on will return a sponsor’s donation into customers. It’s fun, creative and being part of racing is something people of all ages can enjoy.
The more wins Mark Quitter Racing earns, the more media coverage we will receive. As our team grows, we will continue to bring race fans the entertainment they deserve. Mark Quitter Racing will conduct itself in a professional manner, making it safe for the team and fun for their fans and the spectators that come to see them race.
Constant upkeep of the vehicle is needed to keep it safe for the driver, competitive, and fun to watch. Everybody loves a winner, and we race to win! Sponsors and donations will help keep Mark Quitter Racing in the winner’s circle.
Corporate sponsorship helps back the team financially as well as individual donations. Corporate sponsors can share the winning excitement by placing advertising on the vehicle as well as advertising in the pit area where the car is parked while waiting to race. The pit area is open to the public allowing greater advertising exposure during a racing event. Also, Corporate sponsorship can go well beyond the basics of advertising. Creating brand awareness through racing is nothing new and has been around since the creation of Automobile Racing. Merchandising, advertising, marketing, and bringing your products and services together through racing is creative and fun for all involved.
Mark Quitter Racing sponsors support more than just racing, they support “Safe Teen Driving” too!
Mark Quitter Racing sponsors now have the opportunity to donate our supporting affiliates book “What Teenage Driver’s Don’t Know – The Unwritten Rules of the Road” to a school or organization of their choice. The book contains valuable tips for both new and veteran drivers to help keep them safe and not to become another statistic. Keeping teenagers safe on the road is our main objective, and we want racing fans to know that you care too.
Marketing with Mark Quitter Racing is a great way of creating a new business relationship that will be both fun and exciting. Our commitment to marketing your products and/or business is what puts everyone in the winner’s circle. Our sponsorship will be unlike any other marketing promotion you have used in the past. It’s fast, it’s fun, it’s exciting, and it will create additional opportunities for your business in reaching out to new customers, employees, family, and others.
A minimum contribution of $3500.00 is required to receive all benefits of the “Safe Teen Driving” marketing program. Other options are available. Please contact us for details.
Merchandising and brand awareness is a huge part of becoming a sponsor for any person or event. My job will absolutely make sure every sponsor who contributes to our agreed amount or donation will get the proper marketing they require. Sponsorship can come in the forms of money, car parts, services, or a combination of these things. In return, I will market and create brand awareness in every way I can per our agreement. Placing your company logo on merchandising items and advertising in new ways you may or may not have thought of. Maybe you always wanted to see your company logo on apparel or on the side of a race car. Well, this is your chance!
- Tee Shirts
- Coffee Mugs
- Key Chains
- Tri-Fold handouts
- Anything else we can think of
Business and Corporate sponsors are encouraged to contact me directly so we can make all marketing visions a reality. Not every sponsor has the same needs. Your sponsorship will be customized based on the level of donation you can contribute, and the marketing value you are looking for. Please use the Contact form or email me at email@example.com for more information. Thank you.
What You Will Receive When You Sponsor Mark Quitter Racing?
Each sponsor will receive a predetermined amount of books based upon their contribution. Each book will include our sponsor’s business advertisement on the back cover, giving each sponsor even more exposure, and letting the reader know our partners also support “Safe Teen Driving”. Extra book copies are available for an additional fee.
Sponsors are free to distribute the books to whomever they wish or we will donate them on your behalf to local high schools, libraries, or to the organization of your choosing.
The cost of the program includes all shipping costs to any destination within the Continental United States. Books will be shipped to the destination of your choice.
Your Corporate $3500 contribution includes:
- 100 books with business advertising on the back cover
- Website ads
- Advertisement on any distributed merchandise we use; hero cards, posters, and flyers
- Advertisement on apparel; t-shirts, hoodies, etc.
- Corporate exposure via social networking
- Your advertisement on the car
- Media exposure for your business
Any sponsorship above $5000 receives all of the above, plus:
- Special guest appearance by Mark Quitter and the race car at your place of business, company outing, etc. (Must be within 70 miles of the Chicago Illinois area)
- A special Sponsor plaque with Mark Quitter Racing photo to proudly display in your place of business.
Supporting “Safe Teen Driving” and a drag racing team at the same time is a new and exciting way to promote your business. This is the Winning combination for you and your business. Become a sponsor today and support “Safe Teen Driving” and “Mark Quitter Racing”.
*A $3500.00 minimum contribution is needed to supply books with advertisements. All other contributing sponsors will receive all of the above excluding the 100 books with advertising.
* All advertisements must be family orientated and comply with all NMCA Rules.
Do I Have To Use My Sponsorship On The “Safe Teen Driving” Marketing Program?
Absolutely not. Your sponsorship can be used for any form of marketing and advertising you like including merchandising. I work together with sponsors to come up with the best solution that is right for both of us. This may be my website, this may be my car, but it is both of our futures. Let’s work together, have some fun, benefit from the services we can come up with.
Why Should I Sponsor Mark Quitter Racing?
Mark Quitter Racing has something other advertisement and marketing companies just can’t offer – The dedication to succeed. Our commitment to racing as well as to our sponsors will put us all in victory lane!
More reasons to sponsor Mark Quitter Racing:
- Presents a new and exciting way to draw more customers towards your business
- Creates brand awareness for your business in the sport of drag racing
- Advertising with a team that gives back to the community
- You love drag racing
- You want to be involved with a fun drag racing team
- Spark enthusiasm with customers and employees that you sponsor drag racing
- Your kids and/or wife/significant other loves drag racing
- Bragging rights that you have a sponsorship with a drag racing team
- Personal pride
Is Sponsorship Tax Deductible?
Yes, in most cases sponsorship is tax-deductible. Sponsorship may be classified as an advertising or marketing expense. Check with your accountant for allowable tax deductions in your state.
How Much Does Sponsorship Cost?
There is no minimum or maximum amount a sponsor can give. Sponsoring with Mark Quitter Racing is a fun way of advertising your business, company, or product or to become actively involved with who you are supporting. You decide how much you want to spend and together we will work out the details.
How Do I Become a Mark Quitter Racing Sponsor?
There are 3 ways of becoming a sponsor. You can donate money to Mark Quitter Racing in exchange for advertisement, by donating or paying for anything we can use for our Racing Team. This would include parts and upgrades as well as various items. And lastly services we are interested in.
Below are other examples of items that can be donated to help sponsor Mark Quitter Racing:
- Spark Plugs
- Web Design
- Graphic Artist
- Apparel Printing
- Banner and paper printing (including posters, signs, stickers)
- Car Wraps (including advertising that can be placed on the vehicle)
- Race Entry Fees
- Safety gear: Helmets, Jackets, Racing Suits
- Car Trailer: This does not necessarily need to be donated, just use of one when needed would qualify
- Vehicle for towing a trailer: Not asking for you to buy, just need one available to use when needed
- Custom Made Apparel: Items such as hats and t-shirts displaying our racing team
- Printing (tri-folds, handouts, and other items to be given out to fans and spectators)
- Bodywork & Paint
- Any other item you can think of that we can use. Think we could use something, just ask!
Can I Make a Donation Without Becoming a Sponsor?
NO! (and YES!) Anyone who helps me in any way financially will be considered a sponsor. All contributions both great and small will be considered as a sponsorship donation and will be greatly appreciated. Your help is what makes dreams come true, for all of us. I will do everything I can to be sure you are accredited and welcomed as a sponsor. If you do not wish to be endorsed as a sponsor and would like to stay anonymous, your contribution will still be enormously appreciated. Please visit the “DONATIONS” page for more information.