My name is Dr. John O'Connor Ph.D. I am writing a 6 part multiple article submission for a Summit Racing Blog  on building a car and obtaining sponsorship. The Second article will be out in April 2016.

Red Dragon Racing Team has been involved in racing for a very long time, whether its performing Sports Mental Game consulting to top NHRA and IHRA teams both in the United States and in Australia, racing our cars at tracks up and down the east coast, or judging car shows, our passion is for racing, winning, and providing our sponsors a unique and exciting program to be part of with Red Dragon Racing Team.

Dr. John O’Connor, the head of the racing team, is a psychological therapist with thirty-four years of experience. While he has worked with almost every issue known to man in almost ever population, he has a particular expertise in sports psychology and athletic performance. He has worked with a pro team in Australia and a pro team in the United States, and both clients won the championship that year. Dr. John O’Connor has a respectable history of published articles on the mental game of racing as well as in other sports. Several are with RPM Magazine. The latest is “Don't Blame Your Ego" in the July 2014 Issue.

Press Coverage for the Build
The Mustang is going to be a featured article in a 6-part Summit Racing Blog. My article is entitled “The Working Man’s Guide to Building a Competitive Race Car and Sponsorship.”
The article is going to be about providing a blueprint for building a weekend racecar that the average guy or girl can build, as well as how to obtain sponsorship to build and race the car.

Existing Partnerships
Books for Charity, Inc., a 501 (C)(3) tax exempt nonprofit charity and
The American Emotional Wellness Organization (AEWO) have signed on with us as associate sponsors. The parts as well as any financial donations you provide us may be tax deductible as we are now associated with Books for Charity, Inc.

Competitive Racing Goals
The car will compete in Super Street & Super Gas categories and we are planning on running several divisional & national events with the car. Our goal is to make 7 National NHRA events all covered by Fox Sports.

Fox Sports Network  Coverage

FOX Sports is the umbrella entity representing 21st Century FOX’s wide array of multi-platform US-based sports assets. Built with brands capable of reaching more than 100 million viewers in a single weekend, FOX Sports includes ownership and interests in linear television networks, digital and mobile programming, broadband platforms, multiple web sites, joint-venture businesses and several licensing partnerships. FOX Sports includes the sports television arm of the FOX Broadcasting Company; FOX Sports 1; FOX Sports 2; Fox’s 22 regional sports networks, their affiliated regional web sites and FSN national programming; FOX Soccer Plus and FOX Soccer 2Go; FOX Deportes and FOX College Sports. In addition, FOX Sports also encompasses FOX Sports Digital, which includes, FOX Sports GO, and Also included in the Group are FOX’s interests in joint-venture businesses Big Ten Network and BTN 2Go, as well as licensing agreements that establish the FOX Sports Radio Network.

“This really is a game-changer for NHRA regarding the presentation of our marquee product, the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series,” said Peter Clifford, NHRA president. “FOX Sports promises to be just the right media partner we’ve been looking for to help give our professional series the stage it deserves and to provide our passionate fans the timely, quality coverage they are craving.”

The Sunday elimination shows will consistently be presented in three-hour programs and the Friday/Saturday qualifying shows will be two hours of coverage. In addition, FS1 and FS2 will provide multiple re-airs for all of the events. FS1 also will provide coverage of select NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Sportsman Series events. In total, FOX national networks will feature more than 450 hours per year of NHRA programming.

The deal also includes NHRA racing on FOX Sports Racing in Canada and the Caribbean, as well as FOX Sports GO, the critically acclaimed app that provides live streaming video of FOX Sports content at home or on the go, and now available in 70 million households. Customers of participating video providers may access the live stream of FOX Sports’ NHRA programming through the FOX Sports GO app for iOS, Android, Fire Tablets and Fire Phones, Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, select Windows devices, and on desktops through Fans can download the mobile app for free from the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Amazon App Store and Windows Store.

“Committing to 16 live events, including four on the FOX broadcast network, certainly demonstrates the commitment and excitement level we have for the National Hot Rod Association,” said Jamie Horowitz, President of FOX Sports National Networks. “As home to the strongest and most diverse collection of racing properties on television, adding NHRA drag racing to the weekly lineup absolutely solidifies FOX Sports as the leader in motorsports television.”

FOX Sports has also committed to heavily promoting all NHRA Mello Yello Series shows throughout its media platforms. NHRA will sell advertising and sponsorship packages and assume responsibility for the production of the shows in concert with FOX Sports, with the creation of an in-house television production group as well as handle all international distribution for the programs.

FOX Sports will join the NHRA in offering this exciting addition to the FOX Sports racing portfolio to the linear and digital marketplace.

FOX Sports 1
FOX Sports 1 is America’s fastest growing national multi-sport channel that launched on August 17, 2013 in approximately 90 million homes and boasts nearly 5,000 hours of live event, news and original programming annually.  The channel has several pillar sports: college basketball and football, MLB, NASCAR, NFL (ancillary programs), international soccer, UFC and Golden Boy boxing, and adds USGA events, including the U.S. Open, and FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2015.  FOX SPORTS LIVE is FOX Sports 1’s flagship 24/7 news, opinion and highlights program, providing around the clock coverage through regularly scheduled programs, hourly updates and an information rich ticker.  Original programs include: NASCAR RACE HUB; AMERICA’S PREGAME; MLB WHIPAROUND and the groundbreaking BEING: documentary franchise.  FOX Sports GO, a new authenticated mobile sports experience for iPhone, iPad, Android devices and the web, serves as the channel’s digital extension. The app offers more than 1,100 live games and events from cross FOX Sports, FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports 2 and FOX Sports’ 22 regional sports networks, as well as scores, highlights, news, stats and analysis.

FOX Sports 2
As an extension of FOX Sports 1, America’s fasting growing television network, FOX Sports 2 capitalizes on the strength of the big and bold FOX Sports brand.  With nearly 45 million subscribers, FOX Sports 2 continues to deliver thrill-seeking sports like UFC and motocross, and expand its breadth of programming to cover other top sports properties such as soccer as well as NASCAR practices and qualifying and overflow college basketball games. FOX Sports 2 offers viewers motocross action from the world’s best riders in stunning locations across the globe with Red Bull X-Fighters, Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship and more. LIVE UFC fights, weigh-ins, prelims, and PPV post fight shows are proven ratings drivers and are accessible to all fans on FOX Sports 2.  With an abundance of knockout programming, FOX Sports keeps the action and excitement flowing on FOX Sports


We are currently working on a 1995 Ford Mustang GT with a 351 W Its a in house race car, for O'Connor Performance and our Red Dragon Racing Team what better way to advertise and show everyone at the track how great your products are than to run them in our own race car, We would put your company name of the side of the car for everyone to see, and be able to sell more products to more people. We race at Bristol and Cherokee racetracks.

Everyone is fascinated with dragons and our Dragon is a one off very unique design that  I photographed while on assignment covering the Hand-Over in 1997.  Where Hong Kong went back to the motherland China, the 100 Days of Celebration were filled with Dragons . All were hand created just for the event and were destroyed after it was over never to be recreated.  The Chinese explained that by creating these dragons only for the celebration it would bring them good luck and good Karma for the future.

So in fact, our Dragon image will bring our team and all associated with us aka our sponsors good Luck and good Karma.

Here is what we plan on doing to promote your company or product:

  • The Red Dragon race car will be available to attend special events
  • We will have 5 public address announcements at the racetrack Every night we race we will bring a list of our sponsors to the announcers stand so they can mention them when we are out on the track.
  • We will post your weekly results along with a short description of the week’s races on our web site
  • Your company logo and or product will be listed on our website with a link to your website.
  • We will mention your company in any radio adverting or interviews we do.
  • We will promote your company logo or products on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Pininterest, LinkedIn and other social media outlets
  • We will include your company or product information in all our press releases.
  • We will include your company information in any articles we publish.
  • We will include your company information in our SEMINARS.

Marketing Items –

  • We are creating a billboard that will travel with us listing all of our sponsors for all to see at each track, event we attend and at our Seminar sites.
  • We will make car and driver appearances.
  • We have special decal packages that include the race car, and hauler.
  • We will also have available for fans any other promotional items like stickers, fan t-shirts, hats etc. and other promotional items from your company that you provide to us.
  • We will attach your company logo patches on our crew shirts for all to see at the events we attend.
  • We will also be more than happy to have any type of mascot you have in your company branding at our events and in our pit. 

Why sponsor us!


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