Introducing Mark Mundy

Mark is a 23 year old up and coming Tasmanian Drift Racer who is seeking sponsorship for the 2012 Tasmanian Drift Series and beyond.

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Mark is a 23 year old up and coming Tasmanian Drift Racer who is seeking sponsorship for the 2012 Tasmanian Drift Series and beyond.

What the heck is Drifting?

The CAMS (Confederation of Australian Motor Sport) website says

Drifting is the fastest growing form of motorsport in the world. What started as an underground activity on the mountain roads of Japan has developed into a high profile professional sport in that country and over the last 2 years it has exploded in popularity throughout the world. The Drift Australia Series started in 2005 and is recognised by CAMS as the official Australian Drift Championship.

Drifting is an ‘extreme’ sport. Unlike other types of motor sport it is not just about who is fastest or who crosses the line first. Drifting is a judged sport – just like surfing, snow-boarding, freestyle BMX or motocross, snow-boarding, skateboarding, etc. A drift competition consists of a series of elimination rounds in which two drivers at a time slide their cars, side-by-side through a short course of just 3 or 4 corners. A tandem ‘drift battle’ consists of two runs with each car taking a turn to lead. A panel of judges assess the relative car control demonstrated by each driver by awarding points for criteria such as speed, angle, line, ability to emulate the other driver, proximity between the cars, etc. and choose a winner who progresses to the next round of eliminations.

The sport has become increasingly popular in Tasmania, and the inaugural Tasmanian Drift Series commenced in 2007 as a three round competition.  Since then it has expanded to the current four round competition in 2012 as well as a round of the national Australian Drift Grand Prix series.  Each season also sees a number of practice days designed to encourage new drivers and spectators into the sport.

Competition and practice and events are spread across Baskerville and Symmons Plains racetracks and attract growing audiences in excess of 2000 spectators.

As a competitor, each round, inclusive of travel, tyres, fuel and entry fees costs Mark in excess of $750, and as such, he is seeking sponsorship to assist on offsetting some of these costs.

What can you expect should you choose to sponsor Mark?

Mark and his support team are happy to work with potential sponsors to determine a package that is beneficial to all parties. Each competition round event will provide your brand exposure on the track and in the pit area (accessible to the public) to in excess of 2000 spectators.

The 2012 Tasmanian Drift Series is sponsored by the WIN Television Network, and whilst it is not directly televised, footage is taken should WIN choose to put together a highlights/news packages. This sponsorship has also been confirmed for the 2013 series.

Each event is attended by a number of professional and amateur photographers with a number of professional photos from each event being displayed on the Drifting Tasmania website (http://www.driftingtasmania.com).

Large volumes of both professional and amateur photos are also published on Social Media websites such as Facebook and Twitter generating exposure to large volumes of people who were not in attendance at en event. Video footage of these events will also usually end up on YouTube.

What will it cost to sponsor Mark?

In short, whatever you want to pay. Obviously the greater the contribution, the more exposure your brand will get on the vehicle – eg, a sponsorship of $100 per round will get you a bigger sticker and more prominent position on the vehicle than $50 per round, but every little bit helps and is thoroughly appreciated.

Mark has a bright future in this sport and this is your chance to get on board early and support an up and coming star.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact myself via this website.

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