Hi Friends and Family,
This is Mason. As most of you already know my entry to race Dakar was accepted by the ASO. A lot of people have reached out to offer to help my effort. I have been training hard and will be heading to Europe to train in Sept, to race Morocco in October and then on to Dakar right after Christmas. My total budget for this is $111k so although my mom and dad help me, I need to also rely on sponsors, friends and family to help. I have put together a sponsorship program with logos on my bike and rally jacket. If anyone is interested in that I can send you more information. I am also fortunate to have a few rally friends doing fundraisers for me also. A few people have generously offered to donate items to the raffles for my fundraisers too. I am going to have to sell my bicycle, work, solicit sponsorships and hopefully I can meet my goal. I set this at $25,000 because I am hoping I can get businesses to sponsor me too.
When I am not training, I help people make road books, I have a small bike repair business and I am a full-time college student. Since graduating high school in 2020 I have completed 36 college units so that I can take the fall off from school to focus on training. If there is something I can do for you in exchange for your help here, please message me.
I know that finishing Dakar alone is a huge accomplishment so that is my goal. Just to have a safe, solid, fast rally. If anyone has questions about what I am doing and how, please message me. I can also teach you how to do rally or make road books, bike setup, etc. I don't like just asking for free money, so hopefully I can pay you all back some how later. I am also going to be making t-shirts soon. Basically anything and everything I can to reach my goal. I have the best support team behind my effort, BAS Dakar KTM Racing Team. They will be my mechanics and take care of me. I was able to spend some time with them last year and I feel very confident we will make a great team.
Thanks to everyone for being super awesome supporters!