Tag: off-road racing

Why race location is more important than the race itself

The inventor of McDonald’s, Ray Kroc, had a very unique view of venue. He once said that the secret to success was not how you made the burger, or the people who serve the food — although those are important factors. In fact, Mr. Kroc would say that he wasn’t in the hamburger business at...

/ March 21, 2017

Are you overlooking the demand for trail races?

Most race promoters can agree that trail races are the easiest way to get into off-road racing. They can be as simple as a chalk-drawn starting line and a stopwatch timed finish, to as complex as wave starts and chip timing. However, if you’re looking to get into off-road racing, the trail race is the...

/ February 6, 2017

The 5 productivity tools every race promoter needs to use

Every profession has tools, and race promotion is no different. Clipboards, stopwatches, and paper sheets are the hallmarks of a race promoter’s trade. Same goes for race planning. Race promoters exclusively use spreadsheets to plan, manage, and direct their races. First, they build their spreadsheets on their computers. Then they print their spreadsheets for their...

/ November 20, 2016

Reckoneer launches the Merchants of Dirt Podcast

Introducing the Merchants of Dirt Podcast, hosted by me: professional Reckoneer and race promoter, Kyle M. Bondo! Get all the insider’s guide to practical recreational engineering you’ve come to expect from Reckoneer.com, this time as a podcast you can take with you! Why a podcast? #1 — My Take on Reckoneer Topics First, I provide...

/ October 31, 2016