RallyCast Episode 57 – Oregon Trail Rally Review Part 2 with Karen Jankowski and Preston Osborn

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThis is Part 2 of our OTR review we recorded last week with Karen Jankowski and Preston Osborn, two of America’s best co-drivers who switched to the driver’s seat for the 2019 DirtFish Oregon Trail Rally.  We pick up right where we left off in Episode 56 and discuss what it’s like being farther down the start order, dodging fence posts and rolled cars, the complexities of timing issues, ARA’s recent media changes, and the value of regional events including Ian’s review from the…

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RallyCast Episode 56 – Oregon Trail Rally Review Part 1 with Karen Jankowski and Preston Osborn

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThis is Part 1 of our 2019 DirtFish Oregon Trail Rally review with guests Karen Jankowski and Preston Osborn.  Both are championship class winning co-drivers, but at the Oregon Trail Rally they competed for the first time as drivers. We chatted about what their experience was like from preparation to driving the stages from the other side of the car.     You can follow Karen Jankowski of Jankowski Motorsports on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter You can follow Preston Osborn of O.D.D. Racing on…

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Central UP Rally This Weekend

The annual Central UP Rally, a NASA Rally Sport series event, runs this weekend near Powers, Michigan. Comprised of 8 stages over 90 miles, this event features fast and wide, hard packed dirt roads, and often very wet conditions. Open Paddock’s own Ian Holmes will be co-driving for Scott Parrot in a Chevy S-10 rally truck. For more information, check out their website and NASA Rally Sport’s event page.

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This Weekend in Rally

This weekend in rally we have several major events we’ll be following:   The big one in the US is Oregon Trail Rally, one of our favorites. Held every year around Dufur, Oregon, this years rally will feature top battles between Subaru drivers David Higgins and Travis Pastrana, with Barry McKenna and Piotr Fetela looking to upset them with their Open class Fiestas. You can track the cars and see times as they come by following along at http://live.americanrallyassociation.org/live.html as well as following Oregon Trail Rally on Facebook. Another big…

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RallyCast Episode 55 with Co-Driver Turned Driver, Karen Jankowski

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIn this episode we welcomed 5 time National Class Champion Co-Driver Karen Jankowski who is making a big change by moving into the driver’s seat for the upcoming DirtFish Oregon Trail Rally!  We chatted about how she got hooked on the sport, favorite moments in the right seat, who she picked to call notes for her first event as a driver, what it’s like teaching teens in the B.R.A.K.E.S. driver training program, and she even helped us review the Olympus Rally.     You…

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RallyCast Episode 54 – California Rally Series Director Jennifer Stonecipher

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIn this episode we turn our attention to the desert southwest as we chat with the director of the California Rally Series, Jennifer Stonecipher.  California has a rich rallying history that continues on today as a championship within championships.  You can follow the CRS on the web, Facebook, and Instagram.  Timing and scoring on rallydata.com.      CRS Calendar of events for 2019: May 4: High Desert Trails (C3) Ridgecrest, CA – NRS Sanctioned June 22-23: Idaho Rally (C3, C3) Boise, ID – ARA…

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RallyCast Episode 53 – The 100 Acre Wood Rally Review and an Open Paddock Reunion

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWell, we recorded this about 2 week ago and I’m just now getting around to posting it. Apologies for the delay as life kind of got in the way.  Anyway, in this episode we had a bit of an Open Paddock reunion where I’m joined by 2 former hosts from the previous version of OpenPaddock, Doug Patterson and John Olsakovsky. Doug is a well known motorsports photographer among his many other exploits, and John “The Race Fan” Olsakovsky has been to many an IndyCar…

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