Press Release: Greenhouse outlasts the competition, takes the 2WD win at Sandblast

Photo by:  Rusty Probst     Cheraw, South Carolina, USA Driver Chris Greenhouse and codriver Danny Norkus fought through tremendous adversity and nagging mechanical difficulties long enough to steal the 2WD win at Sandblast Rally 2018.  The team had to come back from an early penalty for illegal service before the first stage had started.  To make matters worse, the delay in getting to the first stage also moved them to the back of the start order which forced them to drive on a much rougher stage than the lead cars and required them…

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RallyCast Ep. 29 with “RalyGrl” Amanda Skelly of Noble Star Rally Team

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS This week Ian and Mike chat with Amanda Skelly of the Noble Star Rally Team.  The Noble Star team has several cars that compete in the midwest and the eastern US, including this weekend’s Sandblast rally.  We get a bit of background on Amanda, how the sport of Archery is akin to how she focuses in rally, and her plethora of Subarus with names like “Stitch” and “Yoshi.”  We caught up with her as she was preparing for Sandblast, but…

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RallyCast Ep. 28 with Keith Morison, Director of the Rally Promoter Association of Canada

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThis week we have Keith Morison who is one of the directors heading up the recently formed Rally Promoter Association of Canada which has a mission to bring the WRC to Canadian soil.  We talk about his background in rallying, organizing, and the plan to bring the World Championship to a more northern part of North America.   Use these links below to follow their progress or become a member to help further the cause! Rally Promoter of Canada  Facebook:   …

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RallyCast Episode 27 with Oz Rally Pro’s Alex and Rhianon Gelsomino

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSMike and Ian are finally back together! This week we have returning guests Alex and Rhianon Gelsomino of Oz Rally Pro. We discuss their new Elite Co-Driver Academy program, get a comparison between AP4 and R5 performance, and they even stick around to discuss WRC Monte Carlo and the new WRC+ All Live coverage with us! You can follow Oz Rally Pro, Alex and Rhianon at these Social Media Links: Oz Rally Pro Advanced Rally Training –        Alex Gelsomino –    …

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RallyCast Episode 26 With JWRC Competitors Tom Williams and Phil Hall

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThis past weekend we spoke with Junior World Rally Championship driver Tom Williams and his co-driver Phil Hall.  We talked about Tom’s background including how he got a bit of a late start in rallying and his special connection to British rally legend and WRC Champion, Richard Burns.  Phil catches us up with what he’s been up to since our last chat back on RallyCast episode 11 and something a little bit special for our followers.   Tom and Phil are…

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Live at The Beer Mongers with Hi Camp Racing’s Travis Nease & Krista Skucas

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSLast week we got a chance to sit down with Travis Nease and Krista Skucas of Hi Camp Racing at The Beer Mongers in Southeast Portland. Travis tells us how a half-day class got him hooked on the sport while Krista comes full circle with the American icon that drew her into the sport a decade ago. We also chatted about how what it takes to put together a national championship campaign, the challenges and success of 2017, and what their…

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In The Paddock with Warwick Patterson of Formula Photographic

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSWe’re back! It’s a new year and we’re super excited with all the guests we’re going to have for you this season! To kick off 2018 we have with us Warwick Patterson of Formula Photographic. Formula Photographic is the video team behind the popular Subaru Launch Control video series and the Canadian Rally Championship TV program. Warwick tells us what it’s like filming motorsports and some of his favorite moments. Follow Formula Photographic and all their awesome content at these social…

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OpenPaddock RallyCast Episode 25 with Jason Anthony

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSAfter a bit of time off for the holidays, we’re back! In this show Mike has a special guest for the RallyCast, Jason Anthony who is a contributing writer to World Rally Blog.  Jason gives some great insight from a fan’s perspective of rallying in the US and abroad. We discuss how the 2017 seasons in the WRC and the USA will be remembered, and what we would like to see in 2018. Apologies for the background noise as we did…

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OpenPaddock RallyCast Episode 24

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThis week Mike and Ian discuss the final round of the WRC in Australia, 5 time World Champion Sebastien Ogier’s big announcement, the fantastic live coverage from CRC’s Tall Pines Rally, and we debate whether side-by-sides should run on stage rallies with cars.   Please let us know what you think in the comments below!

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In The Paddock – Episode 12 with Mike Nagle and Rich Olmstead

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSIn this week’s show we feature two guests that have been part of rallying in the Pacific Northwest since the early days. Mike Nagle, is a former Rally Master of the Oregon Trail Rally and Rich Olmstead is a former competitor and Oregon Trail Rally Chief of Controls.  If you like stories from rallying in the ’70s and ’80s vs. today, then you’ll love this episode!  We talk about the character of early rallies, the Olympus WRC years, the challenges OTR…

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