I went out and raced against 20 other older and more experienced drivers and came home with a 10th and 11th place finish for my first two feature races. I still wasn’t really sure I liked racing, so my Dad took me to more practices, for a lot more laps so I would feel more comfortable in the car. The best I ever placed in 2016 was 5th, and in season points I finished 11th overall out of 31 registered drivers. By this point I had decided I liked racing.
Partnership is about exchanging value between yourself and a company. The first question you ask yourself before emailing out a proposal is "what can I do that they can't?" You have to offer something that the company itself is in need of, or could additionally profit from, and can't get without your help.