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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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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RallyCast Episode 52 – The Return of Savage Dave Wallingford and Ian Holmes Becomes a Professional Co-Driver

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadApologies on the late post as we recorded this a week ago. Anyway, in this episode we welcomed back to the show someone who has become a massive inspiration to us all, Savage Dave Rally. After a nasty crash and roll almost exactly a year ago, Dave broke his back and had to re-learn how to walk again, let alone drive. He’s made a remarkable recovery and will be competing in this week’s 100 Acre Wood Rally. Ian and I also discussed a few…

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RallyCast Episode 51 with Keanna Erickson-Chang

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadA bit of a late post as we recorded this back on Tuesday. Anyway, last week we welcomed one of the few women drivers in rallying, Keanna Erickson-Chang to the RallyCast! We talked about how she got hooked on rallying, her work with the Formula 1 in Schools program, women in racing, and her exciting international schedule for 2019!     The best way to follow Keanna is here on Instagram    

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RallyCast Episode 49 with Michael Hooper of River City Rally

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThis Episode we chat with Michael Hooper of River City Rally out of Chattanooga, Tennessee. He tells us how he got started in rallying and why he decided to choose a Lexus as his vehicle of choice. Hoop also took first place at the inaugural Missouri Ozarks Regional Rally a couple weeks ago where he did a charity raffle for the Fanconi Research Foundation with the winner being rewarded to co-drive.     Photo by MTJ Photography Follow River City Rally at the following social…

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RallyCast Episode 47 – The 2019 Sno*Drift Rally Review with Al Dantes Jr.

Podcast: Play in new window | Download In this episode we review the 2019 Sno*Drift Rally, Round 1 of the American Rally Association National Rally Championship with detailed reviews of both National and Regional podiums with guest commentator, Al Dantes Jr. of Tower City Race Team.  Ian and Mike also give our take on WRC Monte Carlo and the fabulous nail biting finish.

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