Open Paddock RallyCast Ep. 33 – Review of the 2018 Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally with William Petrow

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThis week Ian and Mike reconnect with William Petrow of Broken Motorsports who subbed as the “Voice of ARA” at STPR this past weekend.  We review all the excitement from the Waste Management jump to the exclusion drama at the finish from one of the most challenging rallies on the American Rally Association Championship Series calendar.  We finish up with Petrow sneaking in something about “Bleeding Tarmac” …damn it Petrow!   You can follow William Petrow, Broken Motorsports, Bleeding Tarmac, and Rally Updates USA…

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Open Paddock RallyCast Ep. 32 – Ian and Mike Catch Up

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadAs is usual for this busy time of year, we’re playing a bit of catch-up!  So no special guests this week as Ian and Mike cram in news from the WRC including Kris Meeke’s sudden departure from Citroen, recaps from the Oregon Trail Rally and Olympus, and ARA being on a major network TV show.   As always, let us know what you think of the show in the comments, give us a rating on iTunes, and a follow on Facebook, Instagram, etc.  Thanks…

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RallyCast Ep. 31 – Oregon Trail Rally Rookies

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIn this episode Ian and Mike talk Oregon Trail Rally rookies.  We have not one, but two guests this week of which Oregon Trail was their first stage rally. We start with 18 year old first timer Chase Hovinga who had what most would probably agree as the “Press on Regardless” story of the rally weekend in the “Fickle Bitch” Volvo 242.  And then later we talk with Eric Bailey, a former professional motocross racer who competed in the #529 Ford Focus. These two…

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RallyCast Ep. 30 with Co-Driver “Iron Lady” Leanne Junnila

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThis week  we have special guest Leanne Junnila, Team O’Neil co-driver to “Savage” Dave Rally who join’s us to chat about WRC Mexico, stepping up to the R5, how Dave’s recovery is going after their roll, and we find out where she got the nickname “Iron Lady.”  Ian and Mike then discuss M-Sport’s work on an electric stage rally car and other bits of rally related news, and we finish the show with a review of the Rally in the 100 Acre Wood with onsite…

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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 | Download 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 unfortunately we now…

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

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThis 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:    As always, please…

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

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadMike 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 –         Rhianon…

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RallyCast Episode 26 With JWRC Competitors Tom Williams and Phil Hall

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThis 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 going to go…

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

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadLast 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 plans are for…

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