Forward Sports Marketing

Speed. Precision. Integrity.

Established in 2006, FSM is an industry leading agency for sponsor placement and activation in Motorsports. FSM works with race teams, racing series, and sanctioning bodies to match up product and service oriented promotions that increase exposure, create new business, and generate return on investment for sponsors.

Capabilities

Forward Sports Marketing joins industry expertise and exceptional talent to exceed clients' expectations in the creation and execution of personalized strategic campaigns. Results driven, FSM delivers diverse programs for an equally varied clientele to expand desired market reach and optimal target engagement.

You're covered

FSM’s expert team is focused on delivering an extraordinary campaign experience for the client, sponsor and primary target audience. We can handle all of your sponsorship needs including:

  • Prospecting
  • Contract Negotiation
  • On-Site Activation
  • Promotions
  • Hospitality

Proven Success

FSM strategically manages automotive events with on-site sponsor activation for maximum brand exposure to participants and spectators annually across North America.

We provide unmatched service by managing and maintaining activation programs from start to finish as well as imperative off-site campaign components.

Get Connected

FSM has a successful track record of brokering partnerships between our network of national retailers and clients with new or product line additions, resulting in additional revenue and distribution channels.

Be Seen, Be Heard

Our professional media team is ready to assist organizations with all of their public relations and media requirements. We take a strategic approach of managing online and social media to traditional platforms with national and local media outlets.

Highlights

 

Super Chevy Shows

The Super Chevy Show tour is the premier national event for all Chevrolet enthusiasts offering something for everyone. From high-powered Chevy racing action to the spectacular show cars at the top NHRA and IHRA tracks across the country. The Series boasts one of the nation’s finest Performance & Restoration Midways for GM products, as well as a Swap Meet and Car Corral at most events. The Super Chevy Show is widely considered the best brand-specific event in the country..

 

Fun Ford Series

From Ford-powered and Ford-bodied bracket racers looking to earn some “cred” on the drag strip to Blue Oval restoration experts showing off their finished masterpiece or searching for that hard-to-find part at the Swap Meet, Fun Ford Weekend has something for everyone. With 12 national events at the top NHRA and IHRA tracks in the country, Ford fans are sure to enjoy all the action on the track and browse the Car Show or Manufacturers Midway for the best in FoMoCo aftermarket and restoration products.

 

Mega Mopar Action Events

Mopar fans are invited to go plum crazy and celebrate everything that makes Mopar stand out in a crowd with Mopar Action magazine at a Mega Mopar Action event. From vibrant colors like Top Banana or Panther Pink and daring stripe combinations, Mopars shine at 9 national events at the top NHRA and IHRA tracks in the country. There’s something for all Pentastar enthusiasts, like watching HEMI-powered American muscle on the drag strip and admiring cars like Challengers, Javelins, Barracudas and Road Runners in the Car Show. Each event also hosts the best in Mopar aftermarket and restoration products in the Manufacturers Midway and hidden treasures in the Swap Meet. Mega Mopar Action is the largest national series honoring the iconic brand.

 

Jim Dunn Racing

Jim Dunn Racing is owned and operated by legendary innovator, Jim Dunn. Having competed with drag racing’s elite for over 60 years, Dunn is heralded as one of the most respected car owners and tuners in the entire sport.

Dunn is one of the original pioneers of NHRA Drag Racing and began his career as a competitor in 1950. Since he retired from driving in 1990, Dunn's career has continued to flourish as a respected crew chief, technical adviser, and car owner. In 2001, Dunn was voted No. 27 on NHRA's list of the Top 50 Drivers of its first 50 years, and in 2006, he was given the great honor of induction into the International Drag Racing Hall of Fame.
 

 

Real Pro Mod (RPM) Association

36 racers participating in the NHRA Pro Mod series make up the RPM Association, which was organized to develop exciting sponsor promotions for fans of the 250mph door-slammer entries.   Known as some of the quickest and most difficult cars to race due to their high horsepower, short wheelbase, and suspension components, always bring a full field of twenty or more entries to the 16-car qualified field that compete in Top 10 NHRA national event markets.   In addition to exposure in front of huge crowds during qualifying and race days at the tracks, fans and sponsors of the NHRA Pro Mod series also receive exposure on Discovery Channel’s Velocity network recap of each race, broadcast to more than 62 million homes in the U.S.

 

Affinity Motorsports

Based in Indianapolis, and lead by one of the most experienced Crew Chiefs in the open wheel industry, John Cummiskey, the “Road to Indy” development team will compete in the Cooper Tires USF 2000 Series presented by Mazda.   Cummiskey’s background logged extensive years with Team Penske before more recent stints at Andretti, Newman-Haas, Dragon Racing, and Ganassi, before growing his Indy Car restoration business to the level that he could field his own team.   The team will feature talented young drivers looking to work their way up the competition scale, and prepare themselves for the next level in open wheel racing.

 

Dote Racing

The Dote family started racing together in the mid 80's, spending weekends at the track.  In 2009 they started a Top Fuel team and compete in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series.

Leah Pritchett pilots the Top Fuel Dragster for the team.  She has been racing since the age of 8 years old with past success driving a Jr. Dragster, Nostalgia Funny Car and a Pro Modified car.

 

Walsh Motorsports / Precision Turbo & Engine

Don Walsh, Jr. drives the 2014 Precision Turbo & Engine Pro Mod Camaro.  Debuting at the NHRA US Nationals in 2014, the team qualified #1 and the car was named the "Best Engineered" by NHRA.

 

Erbacher Racing

Known throughout the world for his custom motorcycles, Erbacher has a passion to light up the drag strip at over 300 mph.  Erbacher racing fields a two car team that competes in the FIA European Drag Racing Championship series.
 

 

Top Fuel Harley Association

The newly formed association represents an array of drivers in the wild class of nitro powered motorcyles.  These drivers compete in several events throughout the country and bring a show for fans in every venue they visit.
 

 

Ray Price Capital City BikeFest and Motorsports Expo

In 2004, Ray Price Harley-Davidson partnered with the city of Raleigh, North Carolina to develop North Carolina’s first downtown motorcycle rally. The festival has grown significantly in the past eight years, bringing in more than 125,000 attendees in 2014. Bikefest was awarded with the 2013 Dealernews Top 100 Merit Award for Best Event. The 11th annual Ray Price Capital City Bikefest will be held in the heart of downtown Raleigh on September 25, 26 and 27

The Ray Price Motorsports Expo was launched in 2014 with exceptional success.  The Expo received attention from across the country with several industry magazines covering the event and bike builders and exhibitors from all over the United States.  Over a three day period, spectators came to see one of a kind motorcycles, high energy stunt shows, fashion shows, industry and manufacturer representatives, big rigs and more.  This is truly a unique motorcycle event held inside the Raleigh Convention Center in conjunction with the Ray Price Capital City Bikefest.

 

Satterfield Racing

The '68 Firebird, affectionately known as the "Turbo Pig" can be seen at Pro Mod races throughout the country.  With an NHRA event win in 2013, the Satterfield racing team is a competitive force among the Pro Mod ranks.

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Contact

Call US AT

816-246-8866

Office

520 NE Colbern Road, Suite A
Lee's Summit, MO 64086

Email

Ryan Haas - Managing Partner

ryanhaas@forwardsportsmarketing.com

Todd Parker - General Manager

tparker@forwardsportsmarketing.com

Nicole Erickson - Media & Public Relations Manager

nerickson@forwardsportsmarketing.com

Jeff Foster - Director of Sponsor Development

jfoster@forwardsportsmarketing.com

Brian Skurdal - Director of National Sponsorships

bskurdal@forwardsportsmarketing.com

Steve Cutelli - Sales Representative

Dan Philyaw - Marketing Coordinator

dphilyaw@forwardsportsmarketing.com

Jackson Hobbs - Marketing Coordinator

jhobbs@forwardsportsmarketing.com

Zach Skinner - Marketing Coordinator

zskinner@forwardsportsmarketing.com