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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OpenPaddock RallyCast Episode 23

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSWelcome to another edition of the Open Paddock RallyCast!  This week we draw all our attention to our co-presenter Ian Holmes and his trip to Wales Rally GB.  Ian goes in depth on what it’s like spectating a WRC event and the advantages and disadvantages of using a travel service like RallyTravel.com.  We also have a few quotes from friends of our show that co-drive in Wales and other bits of rally news.    Please let us know what you think…

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In The Paddock – Episode 11 with Michelle Miller of DirtFish Rally School

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSIn this episode we welcome Michelle Miller who we found out does everything including instructing, co-driving, team management, once stage rallied a Geo Metro, and more!  Michelle had just returned from competing in the 2017 DirtFish SCCA Rallycross Nationals from Heartland Park Topeka in Topeka, Kansas so we have a heavy focus on that event.  We also see a return of former OpenPaddock co-host Doug Patterson who was also attending the rallycross national event.   To find out more about SCCA…

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In The Paddock – Episode 10 with Al Dantes Jr.

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThis week we had with us one of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan’s favorites, Al Dantes Jr.  Al tells us when he got bit by the rally bug, where the name Tower City Race Team came from, and how his Mazda RX7 got the name Rexine.  We also discuss last weekend’s Lake Superior Performance Rally where he and co-driver Brandon Snyder achieved their best result yet. You can follow Al Dantes Jr. and the Tower City Race Team on these social…

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In The Paddock – Episode 9 with Sam Albert

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThis week we have with us Sam Albert.  Sam is a DirtFish Rally School instructor and joined us fresh off the heels from the past weekend’s Pacific Forest Rally, round 5 of the Canadian Rally Championship.  Sam tells us about his challenges at PFR, what got him interested in rally racing, and what it’s like working for one of the nation’s premier rally racing schools.   You can follow Sam Albert Rally on these social media channels: Facebook Instagram Twitter And…

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In The Paddock – Episode 8 with Dillon Van Way

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThis week we feature Dillon Van Way.  Dillon’s one of America’s rally success stories that started as a hobbyist and went on to win both a 2WD and Super Production Championship in Rally America. After taking his talents international with a run in the NACAM Championship and the Drive DMACK Trophy, this year he had the rare opportunity to enter the Junior World Rally Championship.  We ask him about the highs and lows of competing with the best young rally talents…

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In The Paddock – Episode 7 with “Savage” Dave Wallingford

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS In this episode we have with us Dave Wallingford. Dave or “Savage Dave” as he has come to be known, has been competing in 2WD all around the country as well as above and below the US border the last couple of years. Next year he is upping his game with the an M-Sport built Fiesta R5.  We ask Dave about the new car, his plans for 2018, and where the nickname “Savage” Dave came from. You can follow Dave…

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In The Paddock – Episode 6 Featuring William Petrow of Broken Motorsports

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSIn this episode of our In The Paddock series, Mike and Ian catch up with William Petrow of Broken Motorsports.  Petrow and his Broken Motorsports shop have become synonymous with east coast rallying as he’s seemingly built or owned many regional and national competition cars. We ask how he got started in this crazy sport and where the hashtag #DamnitPetrow came from. Check out the Broken Motorsports web site here You can follow Petrow’s live streams on facebook via US Rally Updates And of…

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In The Paddock – Episode 5 Featuring Alex & Rhianon Gelsomino!

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThis week Mike and Ian had the pleasure of speaking with two of America’s most experienced and successful co-drivers, Alex and Rhianon Gelsomino.  These two have traveled the world competing in the WRC, BRC, ARC, ARA, NASA Rally Sport, Rally America, you name it, sitting in the right seat (or sometimes left seat).  Additionally they’ve formed OZ Rally Pro, a program designed to teach teams how to create and use proper pace notes and the keys to becoming professionals just like…

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In The Paddock – Episode 3 Featuring DiRT 4 Game Designer Paul Coleman

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSIt’s all about the DiRT! Nerd out with Mike Shaw & Matt Kalish as they talk with Codemasters’ Chief Game Designer of DiRT4, Paul Coleman.  Paul tells us about the new DiRT4 title, their revolutionary new dynamic stage system, and his quest to create the most realistic yet still playable Rally / Rallycross game.   Buy your copy here:           

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