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RallyCast Episode 10 – Vexit and Subaru Helps ARA Solidify It’s Legitimacy

 

Show Notes:

WRC News –

    • Wales Rally GB – Yeah, seems everyone forgot we just had a rally!
      • Results Standings
      • WRC2 – Closest championship and closest battles
        • Results Standings
        • Lappi finishes SS3 13.4 seconds faster than anyone else in class!
        • Standings – Evans / Suninen tied for 1st, Lappi still has Australia
          • WRC2 champ strategies – top 3 only competed against each other 3 times
    • VW Pulls out of the WRC aka “Vexit”
      • Saved WRC from great recession, brought in a level of commitment, marketing, and professionalism that set a new standard.
      • 4 consecutive driver and manufacturer championships
      • VW won 42 of the 51 WRC rounds since it entered with its new Polo program in 2013 (potentially 43 if they win in Australia)
    • What does “Vexit” mean for the sport?
    • VW developing the POLO R5 for customer sale in 2018
    • The big question…where do the drivers go?
      • Ogier
      • Latvala
      • Mikkelsen
    • WRC “anti-Ogier” rules reverted for 2017

 

  • Where does Red Bull take its sponsorship?

 

American Rally Association –

Rally America

  • Season Finale results from LSPR
    • LSPR Results
    • 2016 Rally America Championship Results
      • Overall
        • Higgins and Drew -Decided earlier
        • SP champ Troy Miller
        • NLO champ Seamus Burke
      • Super Production
        • Troy Miller
        • Agatino Fortunato
        • Lauchlin O’Sullivan (partial season)
      • 2-wheel drive
        • Cameron Steely
        • Ryan Millen
        • Steve LaRoza
      • B-Spec 2wd
        • Jordan Guitar
        • Keanna Erickson-Chang
        • Tommy Passemante a.k.a. “Street Bike Tommy”
      • National Limited Open
        • Seamus Burke
        • Adam Short
        • Garry Gill
  • Rally America – 4 events confirmed for 2017 so far
    • Studless Sno*Drift; Atlanta, Michigan area; January 25-28th
    • Rally in the 100 Acre Wood; Salem, Missouri area; March 17-18
    • Colorado Rally; July 20-22nd;  
      • New Location, new organizers, new roads, but exciting to see that they have worked with the mayor and governor to plan a Denver, Colorado city stage to start the event!
    • Lake Superior Performance Rally – Confirmed to stay with RA – No dates given as of yet
  • Will RA survive?

Red Bull GRC

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Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIn this episode Mike, Matt, and Tom welcome new member Ian Holmes to the show.  Ian helps us debate VW’s exit from the World Rally Championship and where the drivers might go.  We also discuss the big announcements last week from Subaru and the American Rally Association which appears to cement the new series as