"I want to use my influence to empower others. I have always believed that you can do anything you put your mind to and I am setting out to prove it. My dream is to race cars, my goal is to inspire others."- James Kirkham
JOIN THE MOVEMENT!
Setting the Stage
The glory days of racing are gone, no more showing up at the track, helmet in hand and setting fast times to get a ride. It is this shift and the take over of big money in corporate America, that under dogs like me can no longer afford the outrageously steep world of racing. It's this same shift that has ousted the fans who have played an integral part in generating record breaking growth and popularity of the sport.
However, this news does not discourage the determined. I am left inspired and more motivated than ever to prove that together WE can do anything. WE can force a change in direction. WE don't need to rely on the deep pockets of the wealthiest 2% to make our dreams come true, no. Because together WE can form the first-ever crowdfunded race team. WE can do it, yes WE can!
James, of Kirkham Racing, has been given an opportunity to race for one of the best teams in one of the biggest road racing series in America, The Continental Tires Sports Car Challenge, May 13-14 at Virginia International Raceway. One seat in this series with a team that has the potential to win costs $10,000. Typically, people either personally finance or acquire sponsorship dollars to secure a seat in various races. In our case...we need YOU! Your financial contributions will cover a two full days of practice to fine tune the car, qualifying and the main event, race day. Basically, it will cover the cost to run this entire team for the week, including use of all equipment and their personnel.
We are asking for an additional $5,000 so that we can produce a short film featuring a behind-the-scenes look into the real world of racing- the costs, the team, the fans, the action and the future.*
We humbly and graciously invite you into becoming a part of the movement that is bound to turn heads and shake things up in motorsports. With a strong presence at The Continental Tires Sports Car Challenge in front of a national TV audience, this could be the catalyst to sparking change in a stagnant sport. Be a part of the first-ever crowdfunded race team and join us on the journey!
*side note: In the unlikely event that we don't meet our mark (which won't be the case :) ), all contributions raised will be redirected to secure another ride for James and for launching Kirkham Racing apparel. On the other hand however, the more we raise, the more we race! Any overage will go towards securing additional rides for James this season.
Kirkham Racing has been built purely through the love and support of our family, friends and fans. We simply wouldn't exist without you. By contributing to the movement you enable us to continue to make a positive shift in motorsports. It is our hope is to use our influence to inspire the other under dogs to live the dream, pursue their destinies and not let the naysayers determine their worth. Think a driver version of Micky Ward!
Aside from our eternal gratitude for your support, you will be able to watch the event live on SPEED TV if you can't make it in person. You will also have access to exclusive behind-the-scenes web videos brought to you by YAER Productions and Kirkham Racing leading up to the event.
There are also a few other perks to sweeten the deal for joining the movement...check them out on the side-bar.
Other Ways You Can Help
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3. Wear your Kirkham Racing apparel and tell people where you got it. :)
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