Crowdfunding Your Racing Career

Martin Pond

Martin Pond has been chosen to compete in the Optima Ultimate Street Car Invitational, a dream come true for this regular family man. But after three full events, the engine has become worse for wear and repair costs have taken away from his budget for travel and lodging for the final event in Las Vegas.

Pond has turned to crowdfunding to make this once in a lifetime opportunity into something real.

Although this is an unorthodox way to go about getting “sponsored,” it makes us wonder: how far would you go to get into a race? What would you give up for a race car? Have you ever bartered for spare parts?

Let us know in the comments below.


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