RallyCast Episode 37 with Special Guest Matt James

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThis week we welcome Matt James, recent graduate of the Oz Rally Pro Elite Co-Driver Academy.  Matt’s competed with several driver’s over the past few years with multiple national class podiums including a 4th overall at STPR just last month alongside Patrick Brennan.  We’ll be discussing his history in rally, what the Elite Co-Driver Academy program was like, and how it’s changed his co-driving going forward as well as some bits of rally news.

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Open Paddock RallyCast Ep.36 with Special Guest Christopher Bowes

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThis episode we welcome special guest Christopher Bowes of Bowes Media Inc., the other half of the Subaru Rally Team USA Launch Control web series and also the producers of the Canadian Rally Championship TV program.  We discuss Launch Control, Americas Rallycross, the Canadian Rally Championship, Rallye Baie des Chaleurs, and the future of rallying in North America.   Use this link to watch all seasons of the series of Launch Control here And watch the Canadian Rally Championship here   As…

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Open Paddock RallyCast Ep. 35 – Mike Goes to a SCCA RallyCross

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSA little bit of a different RallyCast this week as Mike Shaw went on location to compete in his first SCCA RallyCross.  This was the opening round of the Oregon Rally Group’s RallyCross series and it was at a brand new location. RallyCross is how so many drives get their start before moving on to stage rally and it’s easy to see why.  Although the course was short and sharp, some of the same challenges arose such as changing “road” conditions…

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Open Paddock RallyCast Ep. 34 – Rally News With Special Guest & CRC Leader Hubert Gaudreau

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThis week we discuss WRC Sardegna, losing time cards, man made jumps, the Canadian Rally Championship, Targa Newfoundland, LSPR flooding and more with special guest and co-driver Hubert Gaudreau!  As always let us know how we’re doing by leaving a comment or giving us a good rating in iTunes or wherever it is you listen to us!  Thanks for tuning in!     For more information on the Michigan Upper Peninsula floods and how you can help, go here:  https://upsupply.co/journal/copper-country-flood-relief    

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

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThis 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…

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

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSAs 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,…

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RallyCast Ep. 31 – Oregon Trail Rally Rookies

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSIn 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…

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

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThis 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…

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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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