Episode 186 – OpenPaddock.net

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New OPMr. Shaw gets ready for his weekend of rally goodness as Rally America visits his stomping grounds for the Oregon Trail Rally. Doug recaps the first SCCA Midwest Division Solo event of the year, and Kevin and Mike Whitesell preview the Sao Paulo IndyCar race, and recap all the news from IndyCar and Formula 1.

Show Notes

Preview

  • Weekend of Rally goodness – Rally America Oregon Trail, WRC Argentina
  • IndyCar building up to the 500 (It’s almost MAY!!!!), but first Sao Paulo
  • Why F1 didn’t make sense to Porsche, why Marussia may not be back next year

But First…..

  • Nascar drops nuclear bomb on Kenseth/JGR
  • Props to our own Jeremy Salenius for winning the RTF class at MidDivs this weekend.

Rally

  • ERC SATA Azores – Kopecky wins his first gravel event and is 3 for 3 in ERC, Kubica rolls, Breen 2nd again
  • Oregon Trail Rally Preview
  • Higgins, L’Estage, or Block?
  • Rally Argentina Preview
  • Loeb: WRC absence a concern

IndyCar

  • Tony Kanaan fit for Sao Paulo IndyCar race despite injury
  • Military won’t provide flyover for Indianapolis 500; IMS makes other plans
  • ABC Broadcast Changes for indy 500
  • Michel Jourdain Jr back to Indianapolis 500 with Rahal team
  • Lazier Brothers Aiming For Indy 500 Return
  • Panther DRR Planning To Shut Down After Indy 500
  • Sao Paulo Preview

F1

  • Porsche ruled out Formula One entry due to lack of relevance to road cars
  • Pirelli makes changes to hard compound tyre
  • FIA sticks with telemetry supplier despite continued issues
  • Thai Grand Prix track layout approved
  • No prize money for teams finishing outside top ten in constructors’ championship
  • Ecclestone says Formula 1 flotation back on course
  • Formula 1′s new cars set for January bow next year
  • Next Up – Catalunya in 2 weeks