About Team IRON BUTT

Team Iron Butt was formed in 2000 with a view toward driving and riding in high profile long distance motorsports events in North America. Primary drivers include Norm Babcock and his son Michael Babcock. Results for 2003 are set forth below.

Team Results in 2003

Open Track Challenge:
1st Place All Wheel Drive; 3rd Place in T-3 Touring Car Division
One Lap of America:
1st Place Luxury Sedan Class; 10th Place Overall
 

Team Plans for 2004

Open Track Challenge       --    April 19th thru 23rd              --    (5 day tour of five premier race tracks around the west coast)

One Lap of America          --    April 30th thru May 8th         --    (8 days, 7 tracks, and over 5500 miles of American highway)

Pikes Peak Hill Climb        --    June 26th                               --    (12.4 miles, 156 turns, and 4700 vertical feet... flat out!)

Targa Newfoundland         --    September 11th thru 19th       --    (2200km tarmac rally on the island of Newfoundland)

SCCA Regional ITE          --    TBD                                      --    (various SCCA sanctioned races throughout the year)
 

Advertising Space Availability for Supporters:

Supporters have the opportunity to have their logos and/or associated advertising material displayed on the car, the enclosed trailer, on the service truck, on the driverís racing suits, on helmets, and on other casual wear worn before, during and after the event.

Car: depending on the event, the windshield is normally reserved for the title sponsor of the event, and the front fenders, front doors and hood are usually reserved for other event sponsors, event material and car numbers. The front and rear bumpers, roof, rear doors, side panels, side glass and trunk area are available to Supporters.

Enclosed trailer: the entire surface area of the 24 foot enclosed trailer is available to Supporters.

Driving Suits: the entire suit is available for displaying Supporterís patches or needlework, subject to allowing other Supporters to display their patches (a la NASCAR driverís suits).

Helmets: the entire helmet is available for displaying Supporters logo or paint schemes, subject to allowing other Supporters to display their logos.

Note: notwithstanding the above noted "booked" space, we are aware of the need to get your name into photographs, TV and film footage, and will do all possible to ensure that you receive the coverage you desire.
 
 

Publicity:

It is our goal to secure quality Supporters to help mitigate the cost of preparation and operation of Team Iron Buttís entry in the above events in 2004. Team Iron Butt recognizes that it has an obligation to provide a good return on investment to each Supporter. We will do our very best to recruit a publicist to the Team and to continually increase the amount of local and National press coverage devoted to the event in question and the supporters of Team Iron Butt.

Team Iron Butt also agrees to cooperate with Supporterís staff to ensure that they have timely releases and photographs for inclusion in house publications and advertising.

Above all, Team Iron Butt hopes to develop a long term working relationship with each Supporter, and will do our very best to earn and maintain that relationship.
 

Supporter Classifications:

So as to quantify the obligations of both parties, we have established three "levels of support". It is our sincere hope that one of these levels will meet your requirements, and that you will join us as an official Supporter of Team Iron Butt.

Should you desire to support Team Iron Butt in some other fashion, we would be delighted to consider your proposal.

Bronze Supporter:

Provide US $1,000 per event, or $4,000 for all five events; Bronze Supporter furnished stickers (up to 12" long) displayed on both sides of car, both sides of enclosed trailer, and one Supporter furnished patch displayed on each driverís racing suit.

Silver Supporter:

Provide US $2,500 per event, or $10,000 for all five events; Silver Supporter furnished stickers up to 15" long, displayed on sides of car, sides of enclosed trailer, and one Supporter supplied patch displayed on each driverís racing suit. Driver and co-driver will wear Silver Supporter furnished shirts, jackets and/or caps at major pre and post event functions where the press is present and will seek out opportunities to be interviewed and/or photographed in Silver Supporter livery.

Gold Supporter (this level is available to the first qualified applicant):

Provide $25,000 for all five events; Gold Supporter furnished stickers up to 15" long, displayed on sides of car and roof or hood, sides of enclosed trailer. Driver/co-driver will compete in a custom driverís racing suits featuring Gold Supporterís corporate colors and logos. Driver and co-driver will wear Gold Supporter furnished shirts, jackets and/or caps at major pre and post event functions where the press is present and will seek out opportunities to be interviewed and/or photographed in Gold Supporter livery. The car will be entered and referred to as the "XYZ Audi S4 Quattro" in all press releases and related.

Race car, trailer and support truck available for custom paint in Gold Supporterís livery at Supporterís cost and expense if desired.

In addition, for all levels, Team Iron Butt will display Supporter supplied literature and brochures, and in some cases samples of Supporterís products and services, at pit stops where Team Iron Buttís support crew is present.

In some cases, Supporterís products and/or services may, at Team Iron Buttís option, be received in lieu of cash. All funds are to be in United States currency.
 

Releases:

Team Iron Butt team members agree to execute Supporterís reasonable releases of liability, and also allow the use of photos of the car and its drivers in Supporterís advertising.
 

Contacts:

For additional information or detail regarding this proposal please contact:

Norman J. Babcock
1253 Rosewind Circle
Castle Rock, CO 80104
720-733-8889 (home)
303-349-4671 (cell)
normbabcock@earthlink.net

Michael S. Babcock
13559 W. Saguaro Lane
Surprise, AZ 85374
623-975-2300 (home)
623-332-2300 (cell)
mike@teamironbutt.com
 

Supporters for 2004:

Joe Hoppen Motorsport, Inc.
6245 Clark Center Ave., Unit M
Sarasota, FL 34238-2741

Champagne Motorsports, Ltd.
2900 South Broadway
Englewood, CO 80110