Dan Bailey
Dear Motorsports Enthusiast,

I've been involved with Motorsports for quite some time. Ever since my introduction to the Eastern Iowa Dirt tracks in the late '70's up to the current day, I've had the privilege of being involved with Motorsports in just about every capacity available - Driver, owner, official, &, perhaps most notably, as an announcer, radio host, and writer.

And now the next direction of my motorsports involvement is beginning, although with two fewer tires, and I'd like to invite you along for the ride!

How about a little background information?

In the early spring of 2007, three motorcycles found their way into the Bailey Family Garage. Through the summers of '07 and '08 the three members of my family (Myself, my son Zachary and my daughter Allison) enjoyed the glorious out doors riding the trails around southeastern Minnesota. Some great family fun and togetherness was augmented by some real "life training" lessons for Zachary and Allison in coordination, mechanical knowledge and self-confidence.

By the end of the summer of '08, it's pretty safe to say that we had become a cycling family. We were playing on the trails, and I was riding a new cruiser to work when the weather was just right. In addition to the DNR Trails, we'd also begun trailering our trio of cycles up to the "Arkansaw Cycle Park" in Arkansaw, WI ( and were beginning to learn the in's and out's (and up's and down's) of true motocross riding. It was quite by accident, late that summer, that I noticed an ad for a "Beginner's Division" at a year-end Motokazie Motocross event being held the second weekend of September in Mankato, MN (

And so, on nothing more than a whim, we loaded up our cycles and hit the road bright and early one Sunday morning for our first true motocross experience. Allison was not quite ready to take the plunge, but Zachary and Myself registered for the event and enjoyed a pulse pounding day the likes of which I haven't personally experienced since the very first night I took my own stock car around the La Crosse Fairgrounds speedway! The day was incredibly fun and as a little icing on the cake, Zachary wrapped up his experience with a podium finish and a third place trophy to display in his bedroom!

Needless to say, we were all thrilled with the outcome.

For 2009 we formed "Bailey Family Motorsports" and devoted our attention to Zachary's efforts. Sitting atop a 65cc racing bike he stormed the local MX racing scene claiming a couple handfuls of top-3 "podium finishes" (including two overall wins!) and finished the year in the top-10 in point standings in three different divisions throughout the state of Minnesota (Officially Sanctioned AMA District 23)!

And then, near the end of the 2009 season, I decided to give this motorcycle racing another try . . . but this time in a style a bit closer to my usual Stock Car roots. So, in mid September, I loaded up my slightly modified Yamaha TT-R125 trail bike and headed for the Isanti County Fairgrounds in Cambridge, MN to enter my first dirt-oval "Flat-Track" event.

To say that I was instantly hooked with this form of motorcycle racing would be an understatement.

By the end of the evening, I'd learned a lot:
  1. This Flat-Track racing is an absolute blast,
  2. Unlike many local 'stick and ball' sports, there were actual fans in the grand stands,
  3. The second place plaque I was carrying home, made me feel like a hero!!
Now, after a brief break to enjoy the falling snow, I've started making plans for 2010 - and I would love for you to be involved.

Would you like to join "Bailey Family Motorsports" for a summer of fun, excitement, and professional representation?
For 2010, in addition to Zachary's MX plans, I've decided to make an official rookie run in the competitive world of AMA Flat-Track motorcycle racing! Flat-Track motorcycle racing in Minnesota is officially sanctioned by the American Motorcycle Association (AMA - and directed by the state district of motorcycle sport and competition "ARMCA ( the Amateur Riders Motorcycle Association, which is chartered as district 23 (Minnesota) of the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA)."

The current 2010 District 23 Flat-Track schedule is comprised of at least 12 events at 7 different tracks spread around the state of Minnesota (and even a couple special appearances in Wisconsin and Illinois). Additionally, there are plans currently being worked on to bring an official event to the Winona County Fairgrounds in St. Charles, MN. And if that doesn't spark the interest of regular motorcycle racing enthusiasts, Professional Flat-Track motorcycle racing is returning to the state of Minnesota with the AMA Grand National Championship series coming to run the Mile at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, MN on September 11th!

In an effort to keep myself somewhat competitive, despite my "rookie status" I have already purchased a full-fledged 'MX Racing Bike' which is currently undergoing extensive Flat-Track racing modifications for me to campaign during the 2010 season. I must say that I am quite excited about my Yamaha YZ250F!
My main goal for this 2010 season is, honestly and sincerely, quite humble and simple:

Have an enjoyable summer while making a strong rookie run in this competitive sport!

Two additional side goals that I have for 2010 are:
  1. Spread the word about this fantastic, and historic, grass-roots sport,
  2. Professionally spread the word about those local and area businesses who support me.
As you can see, I'm approaching this rookie run in the highly competitive world of Flat-Track motorcycle racing with some extremely realistic expectations - the focus right now is not on "winning the most" or "going the fastest" or "making a splash" . . . but, rather, to learn this sport, represent my supporters to the best of my professional abilities and hopefully finish up the season as one of those 'new faces' to whom many (either in the media or not) turn to when looking for a media "sound-bite", a quote for a printed write-up, or photo for a web presentation.
Now that you've heard about my plans, I hope you'll read with me just a bit more as I respectfully request your involvement in the BAILEY FAMILY MOTORSPORTS endeavor.

1. First and foremost, and undeniably most important for anyone considering sponsorship involvement - I feel that I have MUCH more to offer than any others in the world of 'local motorsports'. I already have an immediate and reliable MEDIA PRESENCE. As you may know, I have a long and professional media career tightly interwoven into the local motorsports scene. While I am not promising, or even suggesting, free media coverage, I can offer the true potential for "professional mentions", "sponsor references" & similar "naming associations" for sponsors of BAILEY FAMILY MOTORSPORTS during any of my media moments ("So, we loaded up the (sponsor name) Yamaha YZ250F and headed to the Track", etc)

2. Perhaps you've seen my professional web work, in the past with sites such as the official Fox Ridge Speedway web site, and now the official Mississippi Thunder Speedway web site ( A BAILEY FAMILY MOTORSPORTS web site already has a year under its belt at and is now awaiting a co-branding opportunity with your business logo and contact information. This web site is designed to have prominent display of any and all supporters of BAILEY FAMILY MOTORSPORTS - with live links available to your business web site and as much information about your business integrated into our web site as you desire.

3. Similar to the stock car world, we can feature prominent display of sponsor logos and/or naming, via professional vinyl lettering, on key locations of my YZ250F and even my safety equipment.

4. BAILEY FAMILY MOTORSPORTS is definitely open to the idea of dispensing business cards, business coupons or any other printed material you might have available, at the various tracks we visit.

5. If our schedules permit, we are hoping to submit an application to participate in a couple local summer parades. Another opportunity to show our supporter's names and present their community involvement!

6. Last year we set up a table at a local eating establishment during their "Bike Night". With colorful brochures about BAILEY FAMILY MOTORSPORTS and color photos available for autographs, we were visited by a majority of the people on hand for the event. We plan on a similar display for 2010 . . . another opportunity to "Co-Brand" your business along with BAILEY FAMILY MOTORSPORTS to an already interested audience.

7. An enclosed trailer such as the one currently used by BAILEY FAMILY MOTORSPORTS could be an excellent "traveling billboard" for the logos and naming of BAILEY FAMILY MOTORSPORTS supporters - prominently displayed on the exterior of the trailer in professional vinyl lettering for all to see. Remember, not only would this trailer be following me to my "Flat-Track" events . . . it is also used to haul Zachary's gear to his MX events. Preliminary scheduling means that this trailer will be "on the go" almost every weekend from early April through the end of September!
8. As a value added service to your business, I would be more than happy to lend my voice, image or video (in full racing gear with the cycle, if so desired) to any other marketing options you undertake. My more than 20 years of professional experience in commercial radio gives me the ability to professionally represent your business 'in the studio' or 'in person' at any events you might have scheduled.

Admittedly, most of these Supporter / Sponsor opportunities are quite normal to the Motorsports scene, however, I truly feel that for perhaps one of the few times in local motorsports, BAILEY FAMILY MOTORSPORTS can actually offer solid business R.O.I. (return on investment) via a combination of all eight marketing examples listed above - particularly a combination of my media involvement and experience along with the BAILEY FAMILY MOTORSPORTS web site.
I would very much enjoy the opportunity to speak with you further regarding the 2010 plans of BAILEY FAMILY MOTORSPORTS and a possible future relationship with you. I think this could be an excellent opportunity for you to 'cross promote' your business to an audience that year after year shows some of the highest customer loyalty - motorsports competitors and fans. If you are interested, get in touch with me via the 'CONTACT US' link at the top of this web site, I'd be more than happy to spend as much time as you desire speaking with you concerning a potential relationship - I would also be interested in hearing any other ideas you might have. Please feel free to contact me via any of the means provided at the top left of this document (Cell phone, Home Phone, E-Mail).

Here's looking forward to a fun and exciting 2010 racing season!!

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