Mark Boudreau

Introducing Road to Racing, a Potential Game Changer for Young Canadian Racing Drivers

Introducing Road to Racing, a Potential Game Changer for Young Canadian Racing Drivers

Reading Time: 5 minutes Canada is geographically a large country with a relatively small population, yet it has still managed to produce its fair share of great race car drivers. From the legendary Gilles Villeneuve and his son Jacques to Paul Tracy, James Hinchcliffe, Robert Wickens, Bruno Spengler, Patrick Carpentier, Alex Tagliani, Scott Goodyear and Greg Moore (trust me … Read more

A Look Back at 2020 on the Motorsport Prospects Blog So Far

A Look Back at 2020 on the Motorsport Prospects Blog So Far

Reading Time: 5 minutes To say that 2020 has been a challenge is an understatement. Tragic, confusing, frustrating and solemn are just some of the words that can be used to describe the weirdest year in memory but that does not mean that it has been without some triumphs and progress. Society as a whole and racing in particular … Read more

8 Podcasts All Racing Drivers Should Subscribe To

8 Podcasts All Racing Drivers Should Subscribe To

Reading Time: 5 minutes Podcasts are all the rage and for good reason. You can subscribe to those that speak to your interests whether that be culture, sports, news or entertainment and you can listen to them at a time that is convenient to you whether that be in the car, at the gym or at work. For racing … Read more

What Are My Options of Racing on a Limited Budget?

What Are My Options of Racing on a Limited Budget?

Reading Time: 5 minutes In conversation with Jim Tramontano of No Money Motorsports Racing is expensive, on that topic everyone can agree. But what if you want to race as a hobby? Merely for fun with no interest in going pro or racing in the more professional echelons of the sport? I put that very question to Jim Tramontano, … Read more

A Look at the Formula E Racing Documentary “And We Go Green” and Sustainability in Motorsport

A Look at the Formula E Racing Documentary “And We Go Green” and Sustainability in Motorsport

Reading Time: 8 minutes I just finished watching “And We Go Green,” the documentary about Season 4 of the Formula E championship and I thought I would post a few words. I don’t normally write film reviews on Motorsport Prospects but as the film deals with sustainability in motorsport, a topic that will be covered on the blog in … Read more

Motorsport Prospects on the MotiV8 Training Motorsport Coaching Podcast

Motorsport Prospects on the MotiV8 Training Motorsport Coaching Podcast

Reading Time: < 1 minute I was recently a guest on the extremely informative Motorsport Coaching podcast presented by MotiV8 Training. In the podcast I talk about the mission of Motorsport Prospects, why I am doing it and why drivers should check it out. You can download the podcast on all the popular podcasting services including Apple Podcasts here. Enjoy … Read more

Sports Prototypes, the Future of Motorsport and Running a Motorsport Business in the Age of COVID-19 – An Interview with Jesse Gröse of Von Gröse Motorsport Management

Sports Prototypes, the Future of Motorsport and Running a Motorsport Business in the Age of COVID-19 - An Interview with Jesse Gröse of Von Gröse Motorsport Management

Reading Time: 5 minutes As we enter into an extended period of lock-down due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, its impact is being felt not only on our health but in our economy and businesses large and small are feeling the effects. In motorsport, racing teams large and small are not immune. When there is no racing there is … Read more

Motorsport Prospects has launched a Motorsport Events page

Motorsport Prospects has launched a Motorsport Events page

Reading Time: < 1 minute I have just launched an Events page on Motorsport Prospects. With the current enforced shutdown of racing there are a lot of great driver-development and business of motorsport webinars available that would be of interest to a lot of drivers worldwide. With Motorsport Prospects growing its page views month over month, I thought it would … Read more

A Positive Spin

A Positive Spin

Reading Time: 3 minutes Last week Daily Sportscar published an excellent post by DSC Deputy Editor Stephen Kilbey called “Concentrate On The Little Victories” (a highly recommended read) with the central point being that, in these times of uncertainty where nobody truly knows what will happen, we will in fact get through this. As he rightly points out: This … Read more

Be Safe and Be Nice During These Difficult Times

Be Safe and Be Nice During These Difficult Times

Reading Time: 4 minutes We are facing difficult and unprecedented times with the COVID-19 pandemic as regular life has ground to a halt, or at least an enforced pause. Motorsport along with other let’s face it, non-essential activities have been postponed and we are all searching for answers while hoping that “normality” will return as soon as possible. With … Read more

Racing is Racing – Motorsport is Not Doomed

Racing is Racing – Motorsport is Not Doomed

Reading Time: 9 minutes “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” Winston Churchill Over the weekend as I was watching three distinctly different motorsport events it got me thinking about the change that the sport is going through and what the future holds for it. My conclusion may buck the … Read more

In Conversation with F1600 Team Owner Brian Graham of Brian Graham Racing

In Conversation with F1600 Team Owner Brian Graham of Brian Graham Racing

Reading Time: 13 minutes Brian Graham, one of the most successful team owners in Canadian motorsport with a roster of alumni that have raced with his Brian Graham Racing team is a man who you could forgive for bragging. He has literally “been there, done that” and has the championships to prove it. But as I sat down to … Read more

In Conversation with Motorsport Physical Trainer Stewart Wild

In Conversation with Motorsport Physical Trainer Stewart Wild

Reading Time: 4 minutes As you know from the digital pages of the Motorsport Prospects blog, I have stressed the importance of physical conditioning for race drivers from the very beginning. Being in peak physical condition is a necessity to compete at your highest possible level, it enables you to react better to what is going on while on … Read more

The Yacademy Winter Testing Series: Spring Training for Open Wheel Racers

The Yacademy Winter Testing Series: Spring Training for Open Wheel Racers

Reading Time: 4 minutes You can never get enough track time in motorsport, especially if you are a young, developing driver. Simulators are great tools but they are intended to augment track practice, not to replace them. Experienced racer Gustavo Yacamán saw the need for a more structured training experience for young drivers and thus his Yacademy was born. … Read more

The Power of your Story in the Search for Sponsorship

The Power of your Story in the Search for Sponsorship

Reading Time: 5 minutes It is a cliché to say that a majority of a racing driver’s work is conducted off the track in the hunt for often elusive sponsorship, but it is the truth. In these days of tightening company budgets and the often niche-nature of motorsport, raising a budget to finance your ride in an ever increasingly … Read more

Whatever it Takes – In Conversation with Driver Coach Ross Bentley – Part 2

Whatever it Takes - In Conversation with Driver Coach Ross Bentley - Part 2

Reading Time: 13 minutes Last week in Part 1 of my interview with professional driver coach Ross Bentley we talked about the importance of the will to learn, doing “whatever it takes” and the value of doing your homework. You can read Part 1 here. This week we continue our conversation and delve into things like the magic of … Read more

Whatever it Takes – In Conversation with Driver Coach Ross Bentley – Part 1

Whatever it Takes - In Conversation with Driver Coach Ross Bentley - Part 1

Reading Time: 9 minutes This week on the Motorsport Prospects blog I talk to Ross Bentley of Speed Secrets. Performance coach, author and public speaker, Ross has raced in both Indycars and endurance racing and is the author of the well known Speed Secrets series of performance books, webinars and online coaching tools. This is the first of a … Read more

A Chat with Belinda Riseley of MotiV8 Training

A Chat with Belinda Riseley of MotiV8 Training

Reading Time: 5 minutes This week I chat with Belinda Riseley of MotiV8 Training about athlete performance, the setting of SMART goals, social media presence, PR and the importance of working off the track as well as on. Motorsport Prospects: How did you get involved in motorsport and how did MotiV8 Training start? Belinda Riseley: I have been fortunate … Read more

Introducing Motorsport Prospects Version 2.0

Introducing Motorsport Prospects Version 2.0

Reading Time: 6 minutes On December 1st the brand-new Motorsport Prospects soft-launched (surprise!). Over the next two weeks I will be reviewing what has been going on since the last mid-season review in June and explaining why I revamped the site and what you can expect in the future. What is Motorsport Prospects? The mission of Motorsport Prospects is … Read more