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Entries from August 28th, 2007

AMA motocross is not NASCAR

August 28th, 2007 · Comments Off on AMA motocross is not NASCAR · Industry, Politics of Riding, Racing

I frequently make reference to NASCAR when discussing MX/SX racing, MX/SX governance, and the general business of motorsports. And just as frequently someone rolls their eyes and remarks “Motocross is not NASCAR.” Yep. I got that. You see, it’s pretty obvious. After the NFL, NASCAR may be the most popular sports business in the US. It’s […]

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The cost of inner conflict

August 28th, 2007 · Comments Off on The cost of inner conflict · Politics of Riding, Safety

On Aug. 12, 1978 Darryl Stingley, a wide receiver for the NFL’s New England Patriots, was leaping for a pass he had no chance of catching. Stingley was airborne, his body almost parallel to the ground, arms outstretched. Jack Tatum, a defensive back for the Oakland Raiders, was running at full speed toward Stingley. Tatum launched […]

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Effects of motorcycle industry consolidation on the AMA

August 26th, 2007 · Comments Off on Effects of motorcycle industry consolidation on the AMA · Industry

Recently I was on PitPass Radio, a weekly radio show that covers motorcycle racing. The hosts of the show – Scott Casbar, Tony Wenk, and Ed Kuhlenkamp – are really nice guys and do a great job. Their guest list is filled with industry leaders, racers, promoters, and interesting personalities from the world of two-wheeled […]

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That could have gone better

August 21st, 2007 · Comments Off on That could have gone better · Industry, Politics of Riding

I just finished my little segment on PitPass Radio. I don’t know what I expected, and it certainly could have gone worse. But I didn’t feel like I did a very good job. I think they wanted someone a little more controversial and I’m just not that guy. At least not yet. I need to […]

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I’ll be on PitPass Radio tonight

August 21st, 2007 · Comments Off on I’ll be on PitPass Radio tonight · Events, Industry

I wrote a couple of weeks ago about my letter to Scott Casbar at PitPass Radio. Looks like I’ll be on tonight. Wish me luck. They seem like nice guys. Hope I don’t get “Jerry Springer’d”.

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Should the AMA get out of racing?

August 1st, 2007 · Comments Off on Should the AMA get out of racing? · Politics of Riding, Racing

Tuesday nite I was listening to PitPass Radio, a two-hour weekly talk show about all manner of two-wheeled competition. The hosts, Scott Casbar and Tony Wenck, do a really good job, covering all kinds of topics and guests from the world of motorcycle racing past and present. I listen to the show live whenever I’m […]

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