Episode 184 – OpenPaddock.net Podcast

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New OPIt’s Rally Week! Mike Shaw gets top billing this week with his review of Rally Portugal and some news from Rally America. Jeremy Salenius joins us to talk about the Kansas City SCCA Solo season, and Kevin and Doug wrap up the show with all things open-wheel including a wrap-up of the Chinese GP, and a preview of the IZOD IndyCar Series and Firestone Indy Lights races on the Streets of Long Beach.

Pace Notes

Lead-In

  • Ogier and VW win 3rd straight rally
  • Kansas City Region SCCA season is underway!
  • Moss shows that sexism is alive and well
  • More troubles for Webber and Perez told to speed it the hell up
  • LBGP for sale? KK says no, unless it’s stupid money
  • Matthew Di Leo moves up from USF2000 to Indy Lights

Rally

  • Rally Portugal Review
    • VW dominates again, but not without showing weakness
    • If only – Ostberg, Sordo, and Neuville
    • WRC2 – Finn Esapekka Lappi cruises to win by over 11 minutes, Kubica had multiple issues including shifter problems
    • WRC3 and JWRC show experience is key – Bryan Bouffier wins WRC3, barely crawling his DS3 R3T back to service with transmission probs. Pontius Tiedeman from WRC Academy takes first JWRC win
  • Loeb’s new Pikes Peak monster
  • Aussies return to Oregon Trail Rally – 70 entrants! preview soon
  • X-Games GRC Brazil this weekend – Buddy Rice & Scott Speed to compete

SCCA

  • Events 1 & 2 Review
  • Championship Standings
  • Rallycross Preview
  • Midwest Division Event at MCC

Formula 1

  • Moss: Female drivers lack aptitude
  • Chinese GP Review
  • Weber Penalized for loss of wheel after Vernge contact
  • Perez, Button is faster than you. Do you understand?
  • Bahrain Preview

IndyCar

  • Green-Savoree (maybe Bernie) seeking to purchase LBGP
  • Audi entertains joining IndyCar engine competition
  • Indy 500 News
  • Briscoe to drive for Ganassi
  • Daly to Foyt
  • Long Beach Preview

MRTI

  • MDL debuts at Long Beach
  • Long Beach preview