We interrupt this website to bring you this important announcement.
Dear Vision Racing Fans,
We cannot tell you how much your words of support and encouragement have meant to all of our team members in the past few days. We want you to know that we are working hard to get past this speed bump and get our team back to the business of building race cars & IZOD IndyCar & Firestone Indy Lights racing.
Many of you have asked what YOU, as fans, can do to help.
Well, we thought about it and the fact is YOU guys count A LOT. We race BECAUSE of you. We race for you. Sponsors get involved because they want YOU to buy their products and support their involvement in our sport. Neither of us can succeed without you, the fans.
SO… here’s what you can do if you want to help.
“LETTERS OF REFERENCE” Campaign
If you are willing, we would ask you to send a letter, email, short note, fax to Vision Racing that we can pass along to potential sponsors AND the sponsors that have been supportive of us in the past. (They don’t all yet understand the power of twitter & facebook)
Think of it as a letter of reference that we can use to find and secure sponsors that want your business.
Please feel free to send these to us so that we can pass them along on your behalf:
by email at Visionmedia@visionracing.com
by FAX at 317-295-7066
or by snail mail to
Letter of Reference
c/o Vision Racing
6803 Coffman Road, Indianapolis, IN 46268
The on-going economic environment has been difficult on ALL the IndyCar teams AND their sponsors. Sponsors need to know that you are still there to support open-wheel racing, the Indy Racing League, teams, and sponsors.
If you don’t want to do this for us… then please consider doing it for the teams / drivers you DO support or for the league as a whole.
One of the sponsors that HAS supported Vision Racing and our driver Ed Carpenter for a number of years is MENARDS.
We are NOT asking you to HARASS our friends at MENARDS. In fact, ALL we’d like you to do is let them know that YOU still support us and appreciate the support MENARDS has shown us. The folks at MENARDS love racing as much as you do but they also have difficult decisions to make sometimes.
Let them know how you feel Vision Racing & Ed Carpenter have represented them, and how much you LOVE the day-glo yellow No.20 MENARDS IndyCar.
We’ll make sure to get your letters get to MENARDS or if you prefer, you can send you letters directly to them by fax at 715-876-2774.
We’d like to do this as quickly as possible so that we can put your letters in our presentations to potential sponsors first thing Monday morning. We’d also like to send any thank you letters addressed to MENARDS which may perhaps convince them to extend their support of IndyCar racing in some form.
We have no doubt this will have a positive impact and we will keep you posted on our progress because any success we have, on and off the track, will be because of our fans and your support.
As they said, even if you’re not a fan of Vision Racing, consider sending a letter of reference to the sponsor of the team/driver you do support. Let them know that you appreciate their support of the IndyCar Series.