Since starting this blog over a 1.5 years ago, I have begun to feel a real part of the racing community. This may sound strange, but the Facebook application has helped in this regard. In the last 2.5 weeks I’ve been actively trolling & “friending” within Facebook. I’m impressed by the number of amateurs & professionals that are active in motorsports & the supporting industries.
This has inspired me to “up my game” on this blog. I am beginning to forge new relationships (both professional & cooperative) to further forward our mutual goals.
On Facebook I’ve seen all sorts of racing series participation:
- Formula 1
- Formula Atlantic
- Sprint & Modified Cars (on dirt tracks)
- American Le Mans Series
- NHRA & IHRA Drag Racing (dragsters, cars & motorcycles)
- Motorcycle racing
- SCCA & NASA Road Racing
- Motorboat racing
- …and of course, Autocross participation, among others…
There are many different racing formats (some I have probably forgotten). These appeal to & are participated in by both men & women, both amateur & professional, & at all levels around the world. But there is a universal desire to do well & also have fun. The impression I get is that winning is nice, but the camaraderie of participation is the most important – friendship is what counts. These racing relationships last for a long time after the racing activity fades away.
In addition, there are the all important support industries…
- go fast & replacement parts
- driver/racing education
- logistics & transportion
- promotion & advertising
- racing news reporting
- the grand variety of sponsors
- …and other support categories…
My Facebook page is in my name, Dan Scanlon. I have just recently started a Facebook Fan Page called Racing Ready. My recent blogging activity since before Christmas has slowed down, as I have been working on my Facebook promotion. At the beginning of December I had about 200 Friends; currently I’m over 1400 & growing. . . Yes, there is a plan behind all this activity.
Mostly, Racing Ready & I am looking to befriend most anybody that is active in the above listed series & industries. Thanks!