RallyCast Episode 85 – The Pub Chat

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWe didn’t have any special guests this week, although we think we’re all a little bit special in our own way.  In this episode Mike, Ian, Kelsey, and Calvin chat about numerous subjects including socially distanced rallying, dealing with high temps, and what we think of one day rallies for national championship rounds. We also chat about the rest of the world starting to rally again, WRC cars running in national events, schedule changes, whether we’d like to see tarmac rallying as part of…

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RallyCast Episode 84 – 2020 Southern Ohio Forest Rally Preview with Jeremiah Johnson and Jeremy Meyer

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIt’s rally week!! With the American Rally Association’s national championship restarting, we caught up with event Chairman Jeremiah Johnson and ARA Marketing and Media Director Jeremy Meyer.  We get a quick preview of the roads, weather, competition, ways to follow, and how they’ll be running a socially distanced championship event. 📸 by iHeartfast     

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RallyCast Episode 83 – Chris Greenhouse

In this episode of the RallyCast presented by Oz Rally Pro we welcome back Chris Greenhouse. Although not seen as frequently on the American rally scene of late, Chris is one of the fastest 2wd competitors out there. We talked about social distanced rallying, his overall win at Central UP, and how he’s looking forward to the depth of competition at the upcoming Southern Ohio Forests Rally. We even helped plant the seed of a potential run at the ARA Open 2WD championship. Grab a cold one and  enjoy a…

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RallyCast Episode 82 – Jamie Beliveau of Beliveau Boys Racing

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIn this episode of the Rallycast presented by OZ Rally Pro, we welcomed fan of the show and competitor Jamie Beliveau of Beliveau Boys Racing. We talked about how rallying is a family affair that went from TSDs with his dad to Rallycross and on into stage rally. We also learned that rallying a Nissan Frontier is your best bet for learning Scandinavian flicks, Team O’Neil is apparently a household name at gas stations in North Carolina, and the solution for rally entry bloat is that we just need…

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RallyCast Episode 81 – Oregon Trail Rally Reflections

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIn this episode of the Open Paddock RallyCast presented by Oz Rally Pro we reflect on Oregon Trail Rally’s past with Chairman Doug Heredos, Clerk of the Course Rebecca Ruston, Volunteer and competitor Dylan Hooker, and driver of the zero car from Team Fugawi? Lee Sorenson.  

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RallyCast Episode 80 – Steve and Katie Gingras

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIn this episode we chatted with Steve Gingras who won the SCCA Production GT class championships in 1997 and 1998. That may have been 20 years ago, but a recent return to the stages showed that he’s still quick behind the wheel as the next generation, Katie Gingras, can attest. We talked about rallying then, rallying now, and got a ton of stories in between. So kick back, grab a glass of your favorite local brew and enjoy another round at the virtual rally…

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RallyCast Episode 79 – Subaru Motorsport USA Co-Driver Robbie Durant

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadMost of us know Robbie as co-driver to one of the best known talents in American rallying, but he’s had another life across the pond as well. Growing up in one of the world’s motorsports hubs made racing seem like a normal path to take in life. He’s worked with F1 teams, helped restore historics, and even gets behind the wheel himself from time to time. Motorsports has always been simply second nature. So kick back and grab a pint (or a coffee), as…

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RallyCast Episode 78 – Stories and Spirits with AJ Hakala and Dmitri Alpinsky

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIn this episode recorded Tuesday April 21st 2020 we invited two guests to the show by request. Dmitri “Name Dropper” Alpinsky has been rallying in the US and Canada since the late 1990s and AJ Hakala has been co-driving mostly in the western US since 2004. It’s 2 hours of reflections and stories with two competitors from opposite ends of the continent that became close friends through motorsport.  

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RallyCast Episode 77 – Home School with Oz Rally Pro

Podcast: Play in new window | Download In this episode we talked with Alex and Rhianon Gelsomino about how they’ve been coping during the Coronavirus lock-down, training in the middle of a recent earthquake, and the creation of new online courses that have been a lot more successful than even they initially estimated. They also give our listeners some training tips that could be hugely valuable at sharpening your skills while you’re cooped up at home.   As is typical with our Rally Pub style chats, we delve into many…

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RallyCast Episode 76 – What Have Some of Our Rally Contributors Been Up To?

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadMike and Ian invited a whole cadre of Open Paddock’s friends back on April 1st to a Skype call to see how they are coping with the current Coronavirus lock down. You’ll hear Ian mention Goodwood yet again, and the rally truck is apparently available for Birthday parties. Kelsey and Calvin of Cooper Autoworks have serious issues with procrastination, yet still find a way to add more to their to do list. Adam Bachi of Limitless Studios has seemingly limitless file storage for his…

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