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There is a local track here that offered me a similar deal, Has a track similar sized to the one in the pictures above & a huge grass parking lot, pits are grass & an area around a pond. Offered me a trade off for advertising 1) on a 4'x4' sign as race fans walk in it's right at the entrance 2) an add in all their programs on race nights. It would be about 7 hours work for me weekly, he has mst of the equipment to be used & will supply fuel for the machinery (his & mine if I need to use it) I haven't yet decided what to do. I walked into the race office & asked about it last week because there was a lawncare company on that sign a month ago & it was painted over, they apparently quit. I don't know why, the owner of the track say they gained "alot of business from this". Could be B.S. & it didn't work or I was thinking.... If your out to ideally work 5 days a week & servicing the track takes 1 to do thats 20% of your time making no money. If it did work & you gained much business you'd have to quit servicing the track to service your new customers or buy another truck, trailer equipment & hire a crew & just hope the business keeps coming from it. I have yet to accept or decline the offer.
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Is there anyway of finding out who the previous lawn care business was? Could you call them up and ask them about their experience? Do you think they would give you an honest answer?
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Is there anyway of finding out who the previous lawn care business was? Could you call them up and ask them about their experience? Do you think they would give you an honest answer?
I got in touch with the owner of the other company that was doing the work there today. Turns out he did the work there for months & months, it took the track like 3 monhs to put his sign up as promised & they never got him put on there web site or in the programs as promised. He also volenteered & he & his employees were running the broom crew every saturday night so he coud get his truck (all logo'd up) out on the track in front of the fans. He told me he never gained a single account from all of this & the expenses got too high so he quit doing it. So bottom line is I don't think I am intrested in this form of advertisment at all.
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Chuck I am really glad to hear you were able to do some investigation and find this out. Not only did you help yourself out with this info, but you helped everyone else on here who was considering this.

There is such an allure to having a sign at a race track. I know there are many many people who see these races, but if they don't result in sales, then the time spent there isn't worth it.

There are plenty of places where you can spend time to generate interest in your lawn care business but this doesn't appear to be one of them.
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Well if he wants to try it at rockford I hope he has beter luck than this guy did. I think it's kinda like Mike said earlier in the post "most race fans are, and most blue collar folk do their own work." It seems to just be the wrong demographic. You might have better luck voulenteering to mow a golf course for free if the put your name & number on the side of all their golf karts! The clientel there is more our clientel though that would be a ton of voulenteered time....
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