In order to help give back to the WRX community and promote the type of environment that we feel our site is all about, we've come up with some ways to reward our contributing members. As you may already know, our mission is to distinguish ourselves as a performance oriented WRX site by encouraging vehicle modifications and sanctioned racing events instead of street racing. So to help further our cause, here are a few things you can do to receive some rewards from us:
1. WRXtuners Driver Program
We will choose various members of our site to become WRXtuners Driver Program. This program is geared towards the serious weekend racer who is planning on participating in at least 5 sanctioned racing events per year (road racing, autocross, rallycross). The sanctioning bodies accepted are SCCA and NASA. We'll build a custom page for your racing effort here to help give exposure to your vehicle sponsors:
To be eligible, you must have an average of 1 post per day and/or 50 minimum posts and 3 photos of your car in our Gallery. You must post a few write-ups in our Racing forums to be considered. Once chosen you'll need to post follow-up race diaries with at least 5 photos from each event within a week of the event date. The race diary/write-up should be at least 4 paragraphs long and the content should be exclusively posted here on our site - it should not be posted anywhere else on the web. In return, we'll reimburse your yearly membership fees for your racing program (up to $50) at the end of the season and you'll receive a free WRXtuners t-shirt. We'll also work on getting you discounted parts, and/or free parts. The more interest you help us build in legalized forms of racing and the more WRX racing enthusiasts you bring into our site (referrals), the more we'll be able to offer in terms of parts discounts/freebies. Obviously, you'll be expected to display a small WRXtuners decal on your car at the events. .
2. Event Photo Coverage
If you attend any type of racing events that take place on a closed race course, take a camera with you. We'd like you to take photos at the event and post them in the forums. This can be an event that your friend was racing in, a NHRA pro race, a driver education event, etc - any event that has a WRX participating in it. Take a minimum of 20 photos from the event and post them in one of our Racing forums and we'll send you out a free WRXtuners t-shirt of your choice.
3. Submit a How-To Article
Everyone loves reading articles submitted by other enthusiasts that guide them through an installation or modification. If you document an installation by taking (3 or more) photos and writing a detailed article that other members can benefit from, we'd love to have you submit it to our site. Submit 3 articles and receive a free WRXtuners t-shirt. The articles will be reviewed for quality by our Moderating team. Your photos should be hosted on our site using the Attachment feature. No linking to an article or photos hosted on another site.
These rewards will only be given for content contributed in 2006. Past contributions prior to January 1st, 2006 will not be considered. Events covered and/or participated in must have taken place in 2006, not before. To claim your Rewards once you've posted your content, send me an email with a link to your post, your shipping info, t-shirt size and link to the t-shirt choice (if applicable), and we'll get the process rolling.