MPMC General Membership Meeting

A general membership meeting will be held from 3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m at the Indiana Convention Center in room 243 on Wednesday, December 7, to update MPMC members on the most current and ongoing council initiatives. The meeting will serve as a great opportunity to meet the select committee and learn how to become more involved. The event will feature a presentation entitled “Marketing in 2016 and Beyond: It’s Different, But Here’s How to Succeed,” presented by Brian Lohnes of, and Zan Martin and Jeff Lee from Martin & Company Advertising. From this open discussion, attendees will take away tools on how to maximize exposure for their companies.

Sanctioning Body Discussion

Issues, challenges and opportunities between motorsports manufacturers and sanctioning bodies will be addressed at an open discussion between manufacturers and a panel of representatives from several motorsports sanctioning bodies. This valuable discussion will take place from 2:00pm-3:30pm on Thursday, December 8 located at the Indiana Convention Center Room 242. Scheduled to participate are representatives from ARCA, NASCAR, ProMedia (NMCA/NMRA) and Formula Drift. This session is open to manufacturers only.

Preparing a Sponsorship Proposal

When motorsports companies begin their strategic marketing forecasts for the year, event sponsorships are a large factor. Companies may be asking themselves: Which events should I be part of? What opportunities should I jump on? How do I negotiate maximum exposure within my budget? In a session to take place in the Indiana Convention Center Room 242 from 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. on Friday, December 9, Alex Striler, Director of Sales and Marketing for Team Lucas will help attendees navigate these tough questions. Alex is also the author of “Motorsports Marketing and Sponsorships” and “X Play Nation of Action Sports”.

What Are the Motorsports Hauler Rules of the Road? Part 3

MPMC continues their interactive discussion on laws that affect racers and manufactures alike for the third year in a row. Not a rehash of previous seminars, this 2016 edition will pick up where last year’s session ended. There are numerous State & Federal regulations that apply to the operation of anyone hauling a race car to or from an event, to distinguish between a hobby or a taxable, fee paying business. Guest speakers will share their extensive experience navigating the myriad regulations of hauling race cars and equipment.   This very popular discussion takes place in the Indiana Convention Center Room 242 from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm on Friday, December 9.


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