SS – BOS – Column – July – 2020

This ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has had a tremendous negative impact of the international economy and the sports industry has been among the hardest hit. As the country begins to open four months after the initial shutdown, the costs have been massive to motorsports. While this crisis began with many unknowns, the path forward appears to […]

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SS – BOS – Column – June – 2020

This month we will examine how the sports industry plans to reopen for business after the lengthy shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As the economy begins to upon up slowly, there are many factors affecting its return. There is no clear road map of how to return to racing and guidelines presented by governmental […]

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SS – BOS – Column – May – 2020

This month we will examine how the sports industry continues to be impacted by shutdown during the pandemic and what lies ahead. This year has been like no other. During the past century, world wars have been the only reason that the down sports world has been shut down. The COVID -19 pandemic of the […]

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SS – BOS – Column – April – 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has canceled thousands of events worldwide, including races. This month we will take a look at the financial impact the coronavirus could have on the motorsports industry. As the racing season was getting underway, health events were beginning to appear on the radar screen. Weeks later as the initial events were being […]

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SS – BOS – Column – March – 2020

Sports betting continues to gather momentum. This month we examine to status of legalized gambling as it relates to motorsports and the outlook for the future. The landscape for betting changed in May 2018, when the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act was appealed. Established in the early 1990’s, the act outlawed sports betting nationwide, […]

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SS – BOS – Column – February – 2020

The new racing season is upon us, hope and excitement fill the pits and garages around the globe.  While most of the spotlight will be on the highest levels of professional motorsports, lots of action takes place at the grassroots level. This month we will take a look at the role of gentlemen racer in the […]

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SS – BOS – Column – January – 2020

The new year, decade and season bring optimism on all fronts. Time to look forward at the calendar of business aspects affecting racing. As a result, we will take the time to look forward at the calendar of business aspects affecting racing. Lets first review the monumental developments that occurred over the last 12 months. […]

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SS – BOS – Column – December – 2019

As the racing season winds down, there was another major announcement in motorsports finance. This was not expected by almost everyone and caught the industry by surprise that early Monday morning. Penske Motorsports will acquire the principal operating assets of Hulman & Company. This includes Indianapolis Motor Speedway, NTT Indy Car Series, and IMS Production. […]

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SS – BOS – Column – November – 2019

This month, we will take a look going private transactions by the publically traded track operators. October 2019 will be recognized as a landmark in the business of motorsports.  Both International Speedway Corporation and Speedway Motorsports will no longer exist as publically traded entities. International Speedway Corporation and Nascar announced their intention to merge late […]

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SS – BOS – Column – October – 2019

This month, we will take a look at employment in the motorsports industry. Racing is typically looked at from the competition perspective. How fast can they go, what does it take to get there with the ultimate goal of taking the checkered flag. It takes many people to get there. Most of the discussion centers […]

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