So over the past few race weekends Jerry hired Raif Shah and Adam Rylance to work for him in his tent supporting Jerry and us (team). They are guys probably in your wheel house age-wise and the like. I really enjoyed their help.
It was really great in that a) they knew our circuits well (having raced them for years) and had really helpful things to suggest in regards to setup, the track etc.
I think that alone is valuable. But to the noob in me, I also value the general “keep em running” services.
Maybe you just charge a day rate like I dunno, 250 bucks. What you probably don’t have yet is a dually and a massive trailer full of parts. So you’ll probably be buying parts and the like from one of the established tent programs for now?
Basically, help a new racer through the day. We learn by osmosis. Guys like me will happily pay a day rate for you to hold my hand. Your experience is valuable!
You could offer coaching too, either as a part of this day service or maybe as an add on of sorts.
To clarify, the day rate is not what I spend. In reality it’s 250 plus tires, parts, fuel etc. maybe you could work something out longer term with the Manus that have a strong presence in your area and become a dealer. I buy my karts through my guy because he’s a dealer and because he can source used stuff too.
Some tent “partially” and do the work themselves mostly but Jerry is there to lend a hand. Some folks need less than me.
If you are able to add value, your program will grow and before you know it, you’ve got a tent full of folks and it’s sorta like a team! I certainly consider myself “team Jerry’s tent”.
You’ll likely run into Adam at some point as he literally just moved to Co. Say hi for me!
Anyways, I bet there’s a bunch of ways to offer valuable services. I’m just sharing what I have experienced and found valuable.