RallyCast Episode 67 – 2019 Lake Superior Performance Rally Review with Al Dantes Jr.

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIn this episode we grabbed our favorite Yooper, Al Dantes Jr. of Tower City Race Team to help us review the final round of the American Rally Association National Championship.     Check out our final stage end team portraits with driver quotes here:  https://www.facebook.com/pg/OpenPaddock/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10157070814113995   You can follow Al Dantes Jr. and his Tower City Race Team at the following social media links: Facebook Instagram Twitter

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RallyCast Episode 66 – #AmericanInvasion Review of Wales Rally GB with Keanna Erickson-Chang and Ryan Booth

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIn this show we look back on last week’s Wales Rally GB where there was an American invasion of sorts competing in the Junior WRC.  We called up Keanna Erickson-Chang and Ryan Booth just after they got home to find out more about what it’s like to complete one of the world’s most challenging rallies.     In this episode we mentioned several stage-end interviews you may not have heard on WRC All Live. Here’s a link to all the interviews conducted by the…

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RallyCast Episode 65 – 2019 STPR Review with Special Guest Mark Piatkowski of MAP Rally Team

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIn this episode Mike and rally photographer Tedrick Mealy look back at STPR with special guest Mark Piatkowski of the MAP Rally Team.  Mark has been one of the fastest regional competitors in the east having finished 1st overall regional at both the New England Forest Rally and STPR.  We discussed several subjects from the weekend event including the controversially rough Waste Management stage, how to handle a Red Cross, and an interesting conversation about why a fast driver like Mark enters as a…

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RallyCast Episode 64 – Ojibwe Forests Rally Review with Special Guest Ryan Booth

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIn this episode we review the Ojibwe Forests Rally from a couple of weeks ago with special guest and Ojibwe National Open 2WD winner Ryan Booth. Ryan had a stand-out performance in his first outing in a McKenna Motorsports Fiesta R2 while Ian was happy to be back in the right seat of the Three Triangles Rally Truck.  Join us for a great discussion about some of the best stage roads in the American Rally Association championship.     

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RallyCast Episode 63 – Interview with Santiago Daniel Iglesias and a review of Summer Sno*Drift

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIn this episode we welcome a new guest, driver of the #305 Limited 2WD Subaru BRZ Santiago Daniel Iglesias who won his class at the regional Summer Sno*Drift Rally a few weeks ago. We talked with Santiago about what got him into rallying, why he chose the BRZ platform, and discussed the Summer Sno*Drift event which is done in the classic “blind” style with no recce and only route notes.  He also gives us an exclusive on some plans he has for a rally…

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RallyCast Ep. 62 – Christopher Bowes of Bowes Media Discusses Subaru’s Launch Control on Amazon Prime

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubaru just announced that Launch Control is now available on Amazon Prime Video. In this episode we bring back Christopher Bowes of Bowes Media, the producers of the highly successful Subaru Motorsports USA video series and discuss being on the new platform and what we can expect in Season 7.    

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RallyCast Episode 61 – Rally Colorado Review and the Story of Earl with Preston Osborn and Ed McNelly

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIn this episode we bring back Preston Osborn of O.D.D. Racing along with their Master Technician and competitor Ed McNelly to review Rally Colorado. Preston jumped into a new roll as rally organizer and Ed tells the tale of Earl the rally car, one of the first M-Sport Fiestas in the USA who’s long rallying career came to a dramatic end at the event. Photo:  Tedrick Mealy before (Oregon Trail Rally) and Jon Seaton after (Rally Colorado) Video of Earl’s demise:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8gJhpiPBgw

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RallyCast Episode 60 – NEFR Review with Cooper Autoworks’ Calvin Cooper and Kelsey Stephens

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIn this episode we review the 2019 New England Forest Rally with Cooper Autoworks’ Calvin Cooper and Kelsey Stephens who pressed on regardless of a cracked oil pan to finish 4th in National Open 2WD driving their “Fun wheel drive” BMW E30.     You can follow Cooper Autoworks at the following social media outlets.  Instagram  Facebook  YouTube 

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RallyCast Episode 59 – WRC Mid-Season Review with Colin Clark Rally

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIn this episode we chatted with legendary World Rally Championship stage end reporter and host of Kitchen Table Shakedown Colin Clark to get a mid-season review of the WRC.     Be sure to follow and subscribe to Colin and his Kitchen Table Shakedown on these social media outlets: Instagram Facebook YouTube

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RallyCast Episode 58 – Subaru Motorsports USA’s Oliver Solberg

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIn this show we chatted with none other than the young phenom, Oliver Solberg, winner of the Olympus rally and driver over the #70 Subaru Motorsports USA Subaru WRX STI.  Oliver tells us what it’s like driving for Subaru in America and about his approach to this weekend’s Idaho Rally International.  Co-presenter Ian Holmes also gives us a little look back at the Central UP rally.    

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