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Nancy Selleck
04-25-2006, 09:59 AM
Just a reminder to make sure you understand what you're supposed to do to receive contingency awards.

In the past week, I've received 3 or 4 phone calls from racers who have not received their Pirelli money from either Oak Hill or MSR.

After a little research, it turns out that the reason that they didn't receive their contingency money was because they didn't fill out the proper forms.

Here is a brief overview of what happens to your forms after you turn them in at tech: The week after we return from a race, we go through all of the contingency forms turned in to tech, verify race results on each form, make copies of the forms and then mail the original forms and a copy of the complete results to each of the appropriate contingency sponsors. The forms that you fill out and that we verify are what the sponsors use to pay contingency. If you don't fill out the proper form, they have no way of knowing you won any money.

The contingency requirements that need to be met in order to receive contingency awards are printed on the back of the CMRA tech form available at each race. The same contingency requirements information and awards information is posted on the Forms page of our website as well. The contingency requirements sheet describes exactly what riders need to do to be eligible to receive contingency awards: which forms they need to fill out and what to do with them, where stickers need to be placed on the bike, whether or not the sponsor's name is required to be listed in the rider's results, etc. We provide the information, but it's up to the rider to read the info and then meet those requirements.

As a club, we will not sign off on contingency forms which were not brought to tech with the bike before racing begins. We have no way of verifying that the required product is being used or other requirements have been met without seeing the bike and the form at the same time. We owe it to our contingency sponsors to make sure that the CMRA is following the correct procedures to insure that sponsors' requirements are being met.

Bill Syfan is our contingency coordinator and his contact info is on the Contact page of the website. If you have any questions about contingency, please feel free to contact Bill.

Additional information about contingency and how it works is available on the CMRA Announcements page in the thread titled "Contingency 101".

Nancy Selleck
04-25-2006, 09:59 AM
Just a reminder to make sure you understand what you're supposed to do to receive contingency awards.

In the past week, I've received 3 or 4 phone calls from racers who have not received their Pirelli money from either Oak Hill or MSR.

After a little research, it turns out that the reason that they didn't receive their contingency money was because they didn't fill out the proper forms.

Here is a brief overview of what happens to your forms after you turn them in at tech: The week after we return from a race, we go through all of the contingency forms turned in to tech, verify race results on each form, make copies of the forms and then mail the original forms and a copy of the complete results to each of the appropriate contingency sponsors. The forms that you fill out and that we verify are what the sponsors use to pay contingency. If you don't fill out the proper form, they have no way of knowing you won any money.

The contingency requirements that need to be met in order to receive contingency awards are printed on the back of the CMRA tech form available at each race. The same contingency requirements information and awards information is posted on the Forms page of our website as well. The contingency requirements sheet describes exactly what riders need to do to be eligible to receive contingency awards: which forms they need to fill out and what to do with them, where stickers need to be placed on the bike, whether or not the sponsor's name is required to be listed in the rider's results, etc. We provide the information, but it's up to the rider to read the info and then meet those requirements.

As a club, we will not sign off on contingency forms which were not brought to tech with the bike before racing begins. We have no way of verifying that the required product is being used or other requirements have been met without seeing the bike and the form at the same time. We owe it to our contingency sponsors to make sure that the CMRA is following the correct procedures to insure that sponsors' requirements are being met.

Bill Syfan is our contingency coordinator and his contact info is on the Contact page of the website. If you have any questions about contingency, please feel free to contact Bill.

Additional information about contingency and how it works is available on the CMRA Announcements page in the thread titled "Contingency 101".

Nancy Selleck
04-25-2006, 12:47 PM
One other suggestion: even if the sponsors don't require that you list them in your results, seems like it would be the right thing to do.

Unless you send them thank you letters at the end of the year for their generosity, this is the only place where they'll see their names.

Looking through the results, there's quite a number of folks who don't have any sponsors listed at all.

Nancy Selleck
04-25-2006, 12:47 PM
One other suggestion: even if the sponsors don't require that you list them in your results, seems like it would be the right thing to do.

Unless you send them thank you letters at the end of the year for their generosity, this is the only place where they'll see their names.

Looking through the results, there's quite a number of folks who don't have any sponsors listed at all.

Joseph Browning
04-27-2006, 10:19 PM
I can tell you that as a sponsor, the very small act of putting our name next to yours- even if you finish 19th place- means a lot. All sponsors, regardless of their size or financial ability, try hard to support the sport. The very least you guys could do is say "thanks for being a partner." Trust me, I know sponsors that spend a lot more than they really should, just for the love of the game.

Joseph Browning
04-27-2006, 10:19 PM
I can tell you that as a sponsor, the very small act of putting our name next to yours- even if you finish 19th place- means a lot. All sponsors, regardless of their size or financial ability, try hard to support the sport. The very least you guys could do is say "thanks for being a partner." Trust me, I know sponsors that spend a lot more than they really should, just for the love of the game.

track terror
05-20-2006, 11:20 AM
Thanks for the useful info.

track terror
05-20-2006, 11:20 AM
Thanks for the useful info.