Shawn Courchesne is creating coverage of NASCAR short track racing and more
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patrons

Hi there. Thank you so much for visiting the RaceDayCT Patreon page, a place where you can help support the continued coverage of racing in New England through small financial pledges.

In May 2012, after 19 years as a sports reporter at the Hartford Courant, I decided to leave the newspaper to launch RaceDayCT.com. The website has truly been a labor of love since day one. Over the years at The Courant I covered everything from college football to the NFL to Major League Baseball, but covering motorsports became my passion. And that passion still exists today.

Over the last five years we have operated RaceDayCT primarily through the support of some very loyal and amazing advertisers. As in many aspects of publishing and media, changing economics have made for trying times in attracting new marketing partners.

Unfortunately, the changing landscape of the media has almost entirely left short track racing behind. In Connecticut, despite a thriving short track racing market, no daily newspapers currently offer any regular coverage of short track racing events in the state. Racing trade papers have all but disappeared, and what’s left don’t have the means to offer any real time coverage of short track racing in a timely manner.

At RaceDayCT we pride ourselves in being the only Southern New England based website focused solely on offering professionally produced short track racing coverage.

One thing we are not ready to do is make RaceDayCT a subscription based site or have pay-wall sections of exclusive "pay-for-it" content, which is the direction being taken by many outlets covering short track racing across the country. And while we’ve strived to avoid going in the direction of subscription based journalism, over the years many loyal readers of RaceDayCT have asked how they could help individually. Now we have the program that allows that to happen in Patreon.

Patreon allows readers to make small monthly contributions that support the ongoing coverage of short track racing. That supports comes with tiered reward programs for offering that support. Thank you for reading this and if you have any further questions regarding the program feel free to E-Mail me at [email protected]. As always, we can't thank you enough for your loyalty in reading and supporting RaceDayCT. 

Rewards
Inside Scoop
$5 or more per month
Thank you so much for coming on board, It sounds like you're ready to get a little inside knowledge. You'll now have exclusive access to the new weekly RaceDayCT podcast show Unmuffled. You will also have access to the RaceDayCT Unmuffled Quickcasts, which will be short podcasts also posted exclusively at the RaceDayCT Patreon page. You'll also be invited to the special RaceDayCT Patrons private Facebook group and have insider access to behind the scenes posts along with exclusive videos and group chats. You'll also have access to the private Patrons Only section for RaceDayCT Patreon members at the RaceDayCT Patreon page which will also have content exclusive for Patreon Members. Yes, you get all that for just $5 a month, or basically about 16 cents a day. 
Like A Boss
$10 or more per month
So you want to step up and have some say about what we're doing here? Well thank you very much, I'm ready to take your orders. You'll be able to choose a driver for a special "Ten Questions" feature and you can help pick some of those questions. You'll also get everything offered to the Inside Scoop category. 
On The Air
$15 or more per month
So you not only want to step up and have some say about what we're doing here, but you want to make your voice heard too? Well let's do it then. The On The Air tier will give you the opportunity to appear as a guest on an upcoming RaceDayCT Podcast. You'll also get everything offered to the Publisher and Inside Scoop categories. 
Assignment Editor
$25 or more per month
Hold up, you really want to step in here and tell me what you want to see here? I can't thank you enough, I'm ready to get to work for you. In addition to choosing a "Ten Questions" driver feature and getting a chance to be showcased on an upcoming podcast, you'll also be able to suggest a special RaceDayCT Daily Poll of your own. You'll also get all the perks offered to the Inside Scoop category. 
Marketing Partner Introduction
$30 or more per month
E-Mail [email protected] at RaceDayCT for full details on this package. 
Publisher
$50 or more per month
Wow. I'm floored. Well, you really want to take over here. Be my guest, I'm ready to get to work for you. The publisher level will get you a special RaceDayCT swag bag full of goodies. You'll also get all the perks from the Assignment Editor, On The Air, Like A Boss and Inside Scoop categories. 
Marketing Partner I
$60 or more per month
E-Mail [email protected] at RaceDayCT for full details on this package. 
Marketing Partner II
$100 or more per month
E-Mail [email protected] at RaceDayCT for full details on this package. 
Goals
69 of 100 patrons
When we reach 100 Patrons we will start a special Supporter Of The Month feature that will offer some special surprises for all supporters.
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Hi there. Thank you so much for visiting the RaceDayCT Patreon page, a place where you can help support the continued coverage of racing in New England through small financial pledges.

In May 2012, after 19 years as a sports reporter at the Hartford Courant, I decided to leave the newspaper to launch RaceDayCT.com. The website has truly been a labor of love since day one. Over the years at The Courant I covered everything from college football to the NFL to Major League Baseball, but covering motorsports became my passion. And that passion still exists today.

Over the last five years we have operated RaceDayCT primarily through the support of some very loyal and amazing advertisers. As in many aspects of publishing and media, changing economics have made for trying times in attracting new marketing partners.

Unfortunately, the changing landscape of the media has almost entirely left short track racing behind. In Connecticut, despite a thriving short track racing market, no daily newspapers currently offer any regular coverage of short track racing events in the state. Racing trade papers have all but disappeared, and what’s left don’t have the means to offer any real time coverage of short track racing in a timely manner.

At RaceDayCT we pride ourselves in being the only Southern New England based website focused solely on offering professionally produced short track racing coverage.

One thing we are not ready to do is make RaceDayCT a subscription based site or have pay-wall sections of exclusive "pay-for-it" content, which is the direction being taken by many outlets covering short track racing across the country. And while we’ve strived to avoid going in the direction of subscription based journalism, over the years many loyal readers of RaceDayCT have asked how they could help individually. Now we have the program that allows that to happen in Patreon.

Patreon allows readers to make small monthly contributions that support the ongoing coverage of short track racing. That supports comes with tiered reward programs for offering that support. Thank you for reading this and if you have any further questions regarding the program feel free to E-Mail me at [email protected]. As always, we can't thank you enough for your loyalty in reading and supporting RaceDayCT. 

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Rewards
Inside Scoop
$5 or more per month
Thank you so much for coming on board, It sounds like you're ready to get a little inside knowledge. You'll now have exclusive access to the new weekly RaceDayCT podcast show Unmuffled. You will also have access to the RaceDayCT Unmuffled Quickcasts, which will be short podcasts also posted exclusively at the RaceDayCT Patreon page. You'll also be invited to the special RaceDayCT Patrons private Facebook group and have insider access to behind the scenes posts along with exclusive videos and group chats. You'll also have access to the private Patrons Only section for RaceDayCT Patreon members at the RaceDayCT Patreon page which will also have content exclusive for Patreon Members. Yes, you get all that for just $5 a month, or basically about 16 cents a day. 
Like A Boss
$10 or more per month
So you want to step up and have some say about what we're doing here? Well thank you very much, I'm ready to take your orders. You'll be able to choose a driver for a special "Ten Questions" feature and you can help pick some of those questions. You'll also get everything offered to the Inside Scoop category. 
On The Air
$15 or more per month
So you not only want to step up and have some say about what we're doing here, but you want to make your voice heard too? Well let's do it then. The On The Air tier will give you the opportunity to appear as a guest on an upcoming RaceDayCT Podcast. You'll also get everything offered to the Publisher and Inside Scoop categories. 
Assignment Editor
$25 or more per month
Hold up, you really want to step in here and tell me what you want to see here? I can't thank you enough, I'm ready to get to work for you. In addition to choosing a "Ten Questions" driver feature and getting a chance to be showcased on an upcoming podcast, you'll also be able to suggest a special RaceDayCT Daily Poll of your own. You'll also get all the perks offered to the Inside Scoop category. 
Marketing Partner Introduction
$30 or more per month
E-Mail [email protected] at RaceDayCT for full details on this package. 
Publisher
$50 or more per month
Wow. I'm floored. Well, you really want to take over here. Be my guest, I'm ready to get to work for you. The publisher level will get you a special RaceDayCT swag bag full of goodies. You'll also get all the perks from the Assignment Editor, On The Air, Like A Boss and Inside Scoop categories. 
Marketing Partner I
$60 or more per month
E-Mail [email protected] at RaceDayCT for full details on this package. 
Marketing Partner II
$100 or more per month
E-Mail [email protected] at RaceDayCT for full details on this package.