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Old 09-10-2012, 05:26 PM   #1351
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Good point Noah. All I can say is that it was a good run while it lasted. I hope someone with some money can appreciate the time and dedication that you all went through. Luckily, you ARE getting positive publicity around the world, so I have a feeling that if racing isn't in your future, good business will always be.

-Andrew
I do keep hope that we aren't done with it all...it is truly something Adam and I enjoy. Plus we have a car with an array of parts we had engineered/designed, more money than I care to think about into it, and for now it just sits in our shop collecting dust...which is useless on all levels. So in the long run I hope we get more opportunities to utilize what we built and continue back at it shooting for the top. I guess only time will tell.

Thanks for the support, appreciate your response to our efforts.

-Noah
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Old 09-10-2012, 06:31 PM   #1352
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This really sux now. It would be nice to see some real sponsorship come your way.
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Old 09-10-2012, 06:35 PM   #1353
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This really sux now. It would be nice to see some real sponsorship come your way.
I agree with both statements from you.

For what its worth...I'm hopeful for the future but as of this moment (today) there is nothing to suggest something is on the horizon anytime soon.

-Noah
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Old 10-02-2012, 06:00 PM   #1354
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Hard to say why some get a lot and others don't...I honestly think only a select few get real sponsorship (something that keeps them going and charging forward).

We never had much via sponsorship in the past (yes we appreciated the support we got but it was beyond minimal...we still paid for EVERYTHING), so for the most part (99% of it) we did it all on our own dime and at 3-4 years of that and doing it at the level we were attempting to do it at; its just not sustainable in our business model, as we are a very small shop....Unfortunately there is no silver spoon over here, every dime earned here was being used towards being able to race and the enjoyment that went along with it. Its just not financially feasible on our own anymore.

The Underdogs was also not free, although it could of cost exponentially more it still was a pretty penny and even then sponsors didn't care in the end. Shocking to learn that myself while it was going on but its just how it works. You are either with the "In crowd" or not. I will say The Underdogs is now on TV in other countries, which is pretty cool. At least some places saw good value in it and liked the "real life aspect of it", not this phony "reality tv" style junk that is forced down our throats daily nowadays.

Who knows, maybe an investor overseas will come along and want to see the "Return of The Underdogs"....Now that would be pretty awesome if you ask me!

-Noah
This was definitely one of the most terrible things I have ever heard. It's sobering to know that the world of racing can be so cold sometimes.

Any plans to continue competing on a more local level?

Coming from a small-time aftermarket dealer that works hand-in-hand with a small-time shop...best of luck to you guys, your race program was an inspiration to what the small guys can get done, and I hope to see LIC continue racing, even if it isn't at the national level.
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Old 10-02-2012, 06:07 PM   #1355
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This was definitely one of the most terrible things I have ever heard. It's sobering to know that the world of racing can be so cold sometimes.

Any plans to continue competing on a more local level?

Coming from a small-time aftermarket dealer that works hand-in-hand with a small-time shop...best of luck to you guys, your race program was an inspiration to what the small guys can get done, and I hope to see LIC continue racing, even if it isn't at the national level.
Appreciate the kind words you've given.

We could go back to having fun on a smaller scale with NASA again but we really enjoyed the competitive environment, pushing ourselves, our development, and honestly trying to overcome all the never ending obstacles in our way...in the end, we are family guys and run a family business that we can't sink every dime into for "fun" anymore. If it was paying off in marketing dollars and/or sponsorship afforded us to continue we would but as of yet and in 3+ years of racing...it has only been a bottomless pit of money with virtually very little return.

With that said, we never say never...we hope to be on track again someday!

-Noah
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Old 10-02-2012, 06:17 PM   #1356
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Very sad to hear them breaking off the time attacks, but they're definitely a big inspiration for the small guys.
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Old 10-02-2012, 06:54 PM   #1357
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You guys still kick ass in my book! Sorry to hear about you guys not being able to run Time Attack anymore but if you don't have sponsors for the financial backing then it had to be weighing on you and your families just trying to keep your head above the water. Keep your head up guys we all know what an outstanding job you guys do.
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Old 10-02-2012, 06:58 PM   #1358
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if you don't have sponsors for the financial backing then it had to be weighing on you and your families just trying to keep your head above the water.
^ Couldn't of said this line better!

Thanks for the nice words towards us. Again, we hope to be back out there someday again...but need a major sponsor(s) this time to make it happen at the level we were attempting to play at.

-Noah
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