The 2017 race season has been a busy one for sports car driver Ryan Dalziel. While racing in both the Pirelli World Challenge and IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship, he has also been building the framework for his newly launched business: Race CarCoaches.
Like many professional drivers, Dalziel spends the majority of his off season and spare time throughout the race season as a coach for hire at amateur race events or club days hosted at tracks around North America. With Dalziel’s busy race schedule, it was not uncommon for him to turn down a coaching opportunity and recommend an alternative coach to his client instead. When an old client reached out looking for someone local, Dalziel found it difficult to pull from his limited network of coaches, and RaceCarCoaches.com was born.
“So many of us rely on word of mouth for our deals, and I realized there was untapped potential in how we coaches get business,” said Dalziel.
Dalziel then created RaceCarCoaches.com: a location based website where clients can browse the profiles of professional coaches and choose the one right for their on track needs.
“There are so many great websites out there that allow you to find businesses based on location, but nothing out there for race car coaches or track day needs,” said Dalziel. “This will provide that, and hopefully build a strong network of clients and top-level coaches.”
First utilizing his own network of professional coaches, Dalziel privately opened up the website to allow the first members to create accounts and profiles, and list their experiences, services offered, and locations. To ensure credibility and professionalism, each coach was carefully screened before being published on the website. Subscription based for the coaches only, the site will be free for clients to browse and communicate with their coaches.
As the website continues to grow, clients will eventually have the ability to rate their coaches, allowing the stronger performing coaches to stand out.
“The goal is to be able to make it easy for clients to not only find high-quality coaches, but the coach that’s right for them,” said Dalziel. “We want to build this site to be the go-to resource for finding the best in the business. The first priority is to get coach profiles uploaded, and awareness out to the customers.”
RaceCarCoaches.com launched earlier this week and with Dalziel at the helm will continue to grow in the coming months.