RallyCast Episode 49 with Michael Hooper of River City Rally

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThis Episode we chat with Michael Hooper of River City Rally out of Chattanooga, Tennessee. He tells us how he got started in rallying and why he decided to choose a Lexus as his vehicle of choice. Hoop also took first place at the inaugural Missouri Ozarks Regional Rally a couple weeks ago where he did a charity raffle for the Fanconi Research Foundation with the winner being rewarded to co-drive.     Photo by MTJ Photography Follow River City Rally at the following social…

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RallyCast Episode 48 with Cameron Steely & Preston Osborn of O.D.D. Racing

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThis week we called up our friends Cameron Steely and Preston Osborn of O.D.D. racing. O.D.D. has become one of the preeminent rally teams in America highlighted by their amazing 2WD Rally America Championship win in 2016.  Since then they’ve moved on to Limited 4WD and just won their class a week ago at Sno*Drift 2019.  Apologies for some of the audio issues as Cameron’s cell phone kept dropping in and out a few times.       You can follow Cameron and Preston at the…

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RallyCast Episode 46 with 2018 Rally America Champions Dave and Mike Brown

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIn this episode we chatted with 2018 Rally America Champions Dave and Mike Brown of Denver, Colorado. We talked about what got them into rallying, hillclimbs including one that could have ended tragically, competing for the overall championship in an Open Light car, and their plans for the 2019 ARA Championship season. You can follow Dave Brown by searching Racer Dave on Facebook and Twitter and check out his awesome videos on YouTube here:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCIFrPRhyDtrHWOm-AQiHHQ  Co-Driver and brother Mike Brown can be followed on Facebook…

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RallyCast Episode 45 with Doug Shepherd of ARA

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIn this episode we chatted with American Rally Association Series Manager, Doug Shepherd. ARA has now become the sanctioning body for most rallies in the US and we chatted with Doug about all the changes for 2019 including the expansion of new events, super regionals, rules changes, and what other exciting things we can look forward to this season.

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RallyCast Episode 44 with Dave Carapetyan

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIn this episode we chat with Texas Dave Carapetyan of Rally Ready Rally School. Dave’s not only a great rally driver and instructor, but also one of the most entertaining personalities in motorsports. It’s 2 hours of fun covering everything from his start dumping all his savings into a rally car at the age of 17, the trials and tribulations of Pikes Peak and meeting Sebastien Loeb, filming with Aaron Kaufman and the Discovery Channel, UTVs, smack talk of JVL, gluten free beer, and…

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RallyCast Episode 43 with Antoine L’Estage

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadAlmost can’t believe we are posting this!  This week we had the opportunity to chat with on of North America’s legends, none other than 10 times Canadian Rally Champion Antoine L’Estage!  We discussed what it’s like being considered a rally legend and how he was shocked by the late decision by Subaru Canada to pull their factory team.  We also got details on how his latest adventures working gravel crew in the WRC came about, his experience driving a Proto Fiesta in Latvia, and what…

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RallyCast Episode 42 with Al Dantes Jr. and Michael Hooper

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadFrom Tuesday October 30th 2018.  In this show we had our Lake Superior Performance Rally review with Al Dantes Jr. of Tower City Race Team and Michael Hooper the 2WD winner of LSPR and now the Rally America 2WD overall champion!  We chatted about the event and the crazy changing conditions, something called the Sisu Challenge, and other bits of rally news.   

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RallyCast Episode 41 with 2018 ARA Open 2WD Co-Driver Champion Martin Brady

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadCo-Presenter Ian Holmes returns and we welcome special guest and recently crowned American Rally Association Open 2WD co-driver champion Martin Brady of JRD Rallysport.  We chat with Martin about how he got started in rallying in Ireland, the championship run this year, what it’s like rallying in the US vs. abroad, and Ian and Mike finish the show with comments regarding recent rally news.  The show was recorded Tuesday October 16th, so some of our speculations from the news has been confirmed, others have…

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RallyCast Episode 40 with Sam Albert of the DirtFish Rally Team

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThis week is a bit of a make-up episode as technical difficulties rendered our previous attempt a couple weeks ago unusable.  That said, we have back with us special guest Sam Albert. We discuss the Ojibwe Forests Rally and how in a scary moment his brake pedal became the gas pedal and the challenges from the newest national championship event, the high altitude, tight and twisty, hot and dry, Idaho Rally International.  

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