$250,000.00 Comp Eliminator Challenge

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  1. Rodger Brogdon

    Rodger Brogdon Administrator

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    I’m sure most of you would agree that in the past couple of years the
    ROOFTEC Comp Eliminator Bonus Fund has been a Huge Success.
    That being said, Im challenging racers, team members, business owners, fans, past sponsors, potential sponsors and everyone else.


    The Challenge is to get 25 or more sponsors for the 2024 Season.
    25 Sponsors at $10,000.00 each
    for a
    Total of $250,000.00.


    If this Challenge is met I will put up an additional $500,000.00.
    That will give us a $750,000.00 Prize Fund for 2024.


    What each Sponsor receives is worth so much more than the $10,000.00 and is greatly benefiting
    (in my opinion) the most exciting and interesting class in NHRA Drag Racing.


    I know it can be done but the Hudson's and I can't do it alone.
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    In 2024 ROOFTEC will again be the primary sponsor the
    COMPETITION ELIMINATOR BONUS FUND!


    IF THE $250,000.00 GOAL IS ACHIEVED THIS IS WILL BE THE PAYOUT.

    Competition Eliminator
    Bonus Fund


    1st CHAMPION - $250,000.00

    2nd - $75,000.00

    3rd - $50,000.00

    4th - $50,000.00

    5th - $25,000.00

    6th - $25,000.00

    7th - $25,000.00

    8th - $25,000.00

    9th - $10,000.00

    10th - $10,000.00
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    $50,000.00 ROOFTEC
    Indy
    Comp Clash

    &
    Calcutta
    (Top 16 in Points)
    (Same Payout as 2023)

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    $75,000.00 ROOFTEC
    Vegas
    Competition Eliminator ShootOut

    &
    Calcutta
    (Top 32 in Points)


    WINNER - $50,000.00

    R/Up - $15,000.00

    SEMIS - $2,500.00 EACH

    Quarter Finalist - $1,250.00 Each
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    $50,000.00 Venetian Resort & Casino


    Competition Eliminator Bonus Fund
    BLACK-JACK Tournament


    1 FREE Entry Per Team / 1 FREE Entry Per Sponsor
    (More details to come)
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    $1,000.00 CASH Bounty
    to whomever takes out the previous
    Comp Event Winner!

    (for each Event)
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    $1000.00
    for the
    Event Winner

    in
    Top Dragster
    Top Sportsman
    Super Stock
    Stock
    Super Comp
    Super Gas
    For all WINNERS at all 10 Events on the schedule.
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    If we (all of us) actively seek sponsors and achieve this goal this will be the
    BIGGEST PAYOUT payout in NHRA Sportsman History!
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    We are also very excited and encouraged that NHRA is fully on board and supportive of
    the Competition Eliminator Bonus Fund for 2024.
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    2024 SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM INCLUDES:
    -
    Sponsor decals are required to be on the sides of all vehicles.
    (This will be checked and confirmed at each event)


    Company decals, product brochures, pamphlets etc... to be distributed to all entries at the first race they attend and will be displayed and available for anyone that wants them throughout the year.

    Additional Sponsor decals will be available at all events as well.

    Company Products will be displayed at each event if requested by the Sponsor

    -We've secured announcer Chris Monaghan who has in depth knowledge of the class, the program and will be way versed on its sponsors products and services.

    Program T-shirts with sponsor logos.

    Sponsors will be provided a contact list of all participants.

    A full list of the sponsors decals will be displayed on the rear of various participants trailers.

    Media Coverage

    Live NHRA.TV
    and
    Competition Plus YouTube coverage/promotion
    Competition Plus has millions of facebook reaches per year with almost
    4 MILLION in December alone and an additional 50,000 subscribers to its YouTube Channel


    Sponsors logo included in all promotional content and on social media pages
    Competition Plus
    Instagram
    Facebook
    YouTube
    Inside Comp Racing
    QuarterMile Classifieds
    Comp Eliminator Bonus Fund
    as well as many other social media outlets


    New strategy is in place to target fans to boost attendance at the divisional events.
    Current organic engagement already amasses a 90-day average of 12.6K dedicated race fans during off season with higher engagement during race season.


    Dedicated budget to boost all content to expand engagement.

    CompetitionPlus.com will provide daily event results as well as video interviews and commentary.

    Sponsors get one feature story to be run on CompetitionPlus.com
    along with Pop Up Ads throughout the year.


    A feature story about the 2024 ROOFTEC Competition Eliminator Bonus Fund and
    its Sponsors will be on the CompetitionPlus.com website the week before Indy.
    As well as the Tricky Tipsters picks on whos the favorite to win Indy and the
    $50,000.00 Competition Eliminator Clash.

    A results story on the Indy event, overall standings, interviews and the $50,000.00 Comp Clash
    will be on the CompetitionPlus.com website the following week.


    There will also be a second feature story on the 2024 ROOFTEC Competition Eliminator Bonus Fund and its Sponsors on CompetitionPlus.com covering the last race of the year.
    (for this program it's the 2nd Vegas National Event)


    This featured story will showcase the current contenders, information about the points standings going into the last event and the $75,000.00 ROOFTEC Vegas Competition Eliminator ShootOut.
    The Tricky Tipster will again tell us their favorites to win the event and the $75,000.00 ROOFTEC Vegas Competition Eliminator ShootOut.
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    $50,000.00 Venetian Resort & Casino

    -
    Competition Eliminator Bonus Fund
    BLACKJACK Tournament
    1 FREE Entry Per Team and 1 FREE Entry Per Sponsor

    (More details to come)
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    In addition to the feature stories on CompetitionPlus.com, we are providing post-event production video with sponsor logos for media outlets including (Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Inside Comp Racing, CompetitionPlus, QuarterMile Classifieds and Comp Eliminator Bonus Fund)


    Sponsorship Information Packages are now available.
    Anyone interested in receiving SIPs to distribute to potential sponsors please email me at rodger@rooftectx.com and feel free to text or call me at
    (713-444-3990) with any questions


    Note: The Sponsorship Fee doesn't have to be paid until November 2024.

    This program is only going to work and grow if you, we, us, get more involved to support it.
    Everyone who reads this is capable of coming up with an Associate Sponsor
    for the best class in NHRA Drag Racing.
    Let's all work together to keep it going!

    FEEL FREE TO SEND THIS TO WHOMEVER AND POST IT ON ANY SOCIAL MEDIA SITE YOU
    THINK IT WILL BE VIEWED.

    THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

    10 Events for the 2024 Comp Eliminator Bonus Fund

    Belle Rose Sports Nationals
    March 14th - 17th

    Noble OK Divisional
    April 19th - 21st

    Dallas (Ennis) Double Divisional
    May 16th - 19th

    Kansas City Double Divisional
    June 13th - 16th

    US Nationals
    Aug 28th - Sept 2nd

    St. Louis Nationals
    Sept 27th - 29th
    (1.5Points)

    Pine Valley Divisional
    Oct 18th - 20th

    Las Vegas Nationals
    Oct 31st - Nov 3rd
    (1.5Points)

    Count best 7 out of 10
    To be eligible you must compete (attempt to qualify) in at least 7 of the events.




     
    #1 Rodger Brogdon, Jan 2, 2024
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  2. Shane Heckel

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    This is over the top! Can't wait.
     
  3. Bobby Bennett

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    Now is the time for Competition Eliminator racers to leverage their manufacturer relationships to bring sponsors to the table. I don't even have a car in the class, nor do I drive a Comp car, but I have been steadily pursuing a few companies to kick in.

    This is an excellent program for Comp Eliminator racing. The programs that Rodger have put together for this class have led to other divisions moving forward with their own. As a journalist, it excites me to see this groundswell of Comp excitement which became a personal favorite since Modified left in 1981.

    This kind of program cannot sustain itself forever, and I think we all understand that. So, if we all bring just one sponsor to the table. Bliss, Ashton and Rodger have all the details on how to make it all happen - or if you happen to see me, I know the details and will be happy to share.

    PLUS, if you have a car or engine, something to sell - post it here, and then QUARTERMILECLASSIFIEDS.com. QMC is also a CEBF sponsor. Support those who support your class.
     
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  4. dragracer57

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    Great news for comp. racers and all racing in general. I hope we can all pull together and make this happen as planned. Thanks again for your efforts Roger..
     
  5. Bliss Hudson

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    Howdy Folks!
    A few things

    First, if you have raced comp the last 3 years, y'all need to sponsor. I make all y'all look so cool on the internet and I love doing it but you gotta support the fund with more than just your stellar looks. You don't even have to have a company, just do it yourself. If you're racing you have a chance at winning back your own money so you won't even owe anything. And don't say anything about "oh I don't have the money" you're comp racers so I don't believe you :rolleyes:

    Next, go ask some of your friends to sponsor. I know you know people, all you gotta do is text and be like 'sup. And if you don't know people, then consider this practice for getting your own sponsors.

    Lastly, you gotta support the sponsors. Like for real. Go buy some soap, go eat some Lupe when you're in town, buy some insurance from CCR, order an engine from Southwest Performance, buy Owen Corning shingles and tell 'em Rodger sent you, like and share the posts on Facebook???? It literally takes 8 seconds, some of y'all get down the track slower than it would take to support the sponsors, just saying.

    I love all of y'all and I love this fund but I'm McFreaking tired and we need some help, so step up.
     
  6. Rick Brown

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    Hi all y’all to the North, South, East and West! Still getting used to the summer heat here in Texas after relocating from Ohio to be near the majority of the Family.

    Not on here much but wanted to say Hi to all the Friends back in D3 and miss racing back there a lot! I have gained new friendship down here also and glad to be able to race mostly Spring and late Summer/Fall.

    I just wanted to express my gratitude to Rodger Brogdon, the Hudson Family, Bobby Bennett and his crew including video specialist Les Mayhew and announcer Chris Monaghan for providing us a very competitive Comp Bonus Fund and publicity to help not only me but everyone else in the Comp Class. Also thanks to Mady, our D4 Director and husband Matt for the coordination of events. I know there had been some adverse discussion by some last year but with the new changes in the schedule for 2024, hopefully, it will help involve more support and growth in the Midwest. I understood some of the discussions due to the cost and time of some not being able to travel near the D4 area. I would not have been able to attend from Ohio. Now having included Indy, St. Louis, the double at Kansas City and Vegas to the West, hopefully with the increased purse and (2) Comp Clash Bonus Races we will see more cars attend from all Divisions, especially D3, D5. There were already (16) states represented last year and cars from almost each Division.

    As Rodger’s post says: This program is only going to work and grow if you, we, us, get more involved to support it.
    Everyone who reads this is capable of coming up with an Associate Sponsor
    for the best class in NHRA Drag Racing.
    Let's all work together to keep it going!


    Best thing that has been laid out is that it will not affect the racers of D3, D4 or D5 for any of their Divisional races. D1, D6 and D7 it affects only one each, although D2 it does affect three by the online NHRA schedule.

    I can tell you, it has been great fun and a lot of competition but with the great help of the Hudson Family, they make the racers Comradery real! Found out at Indy they are Friends with the Jerry Arnold Family from D3! Congratulations to Chase Williams for his #1 Finish and Don Thomas for the Cash Clash Win, both great competitors and Families!

    I know this year will likely be the most competitive ever but that’s why we all do this, TO WIN and to see all of our Friends! With this kind of money made available by Rodger putting up not only his money but a lot of time to set up all the phases of this Fund, come join us and please add to the Bonus Fund by searching for Sponsors to complete the payout as listed for all of us!

    Take care and with Respect!

    Rick Brown
     
  7. deuces wild

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    Thank you Rodger for everything you have done for comp eliminator. Also thank you to all the sponsors of the program. I know every comp racer is appreciative of your contribution to comp eliminator.
     
  8. Rodger Brogdon

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    UPDATE

    This post has had over 3500 views since being Posted.
    Theres almost 600 Licensed Competition Eliminator Racers.
    Theres no reason 600 of us cannot come up up with at least 25 Sponsors.
     
    #8 Rodger Brogdon, Jan 8, 2024
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  9. dragracer57

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    Everything has gone silent in this post.. No news is not GOOD news, this program is probably the best thing to happen for sportsman racing in 25 years. If we can make this happen , it could take off and create other programs like this for all sportsman classes. Do not let this die on the vine. Chase the money and get it done... My opinion
     
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  12. Rodger Brogdon

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    UPDATE
    We have 18 confirmed.
    7 more to go.
     
  13. dragracer57

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    We have a lot of lookers, but not many takers. The clock is ticking , lets get in done...
     
  14. Rodger Brogdon

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    This post has had over 3500 views since being Posted.
    Theres currently almost 600 NHRA Licensed Competition Eliminator Racers.
    Theres no reason 600 of us cannot come up up with at least 25 Sponsors.

    I imagine that most of us are business people. Go to your suppliers and put pressure on them. I know all of my suppliers get X amount of Co-Op money during the year.
    But a lot of it goes unused.
    So ask. If you dont ask You'll never get anything. Dont be afraid of hearing NO.
    I can promise you theres a YES in there somewhere.
    But you have to go looking for it.
     
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  15. Joey arrowsmith

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    600 guys and gals might hold a license but only 200 attempted to qualify last year. Out of those 200, about 150 are active comp racers meaning they go and race and aren’t a pro mod or factory stock using a points race as testing.
     
  16. Bliss Hudson

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    Boooooo we gotta get em back to racing comp again
     
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  17. Joey arrowsmith

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    A lot of it is age… there’s more guys retiring from comp as they get older than new young blood coming in. If I was I lucky enough to be in rodgers shoes I’d have rooftec as the title sponsor of comp and have this payout be at the national championship level, you’d pull in so many racers from T/S T/D and SS to race for this money if they could concentrate more in their division plus I think it would be easier to pull in more sponsors. I believe it’s hard for a company say from here in Minnesota want to put money into a program that’s mainly in the south. Just my two cents, y’all are lucky to have Rodger in your backyard doing something like this. I for one do not have the money or resources to come play with y’all but maybe I’ll show up for one race like usual, I just hope I don’t get met with a “WTF are you doing down here” like I did in Tulsa
     
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  18. Bliss Hudson

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    Who knows, the more sponsors we are able to get, the more money that would be in comp, and the bigger areas and bigger level we would be able to make it in future years! And I'm gonna make a big official post later but one thing we've always stood by is if you don't have the money or the means to race with us you can always support by liking/commenting/sharing my super amazing videos and content (which I do believe you've been featured in before, my friend, from your trip to Tulsa;)) Anyway, always good to hear all perspectives, and luckily for you we've added some races a bit closer to home (for you that is, they're quite a bit further from my home lol), hope to see you at some this year!
     
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  20. Rick Brown

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    At this point I hope we're getting close to the acceptable threshold to make this series a reality and move forward!
    I personally would like to Thank all the past years sponsors and especially the 2023 group that were part of the series in my first full year.
    With this recent post by Mr. Willson, I will appreciate getting to know him and his company along with all the previous sponsors and new alike!
    It will be great to see the new list when compiled. I and others have been trying our best to get a few signed up, THANK YOU!

    Respectfully, Rick Brown
     

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