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 37 with Special Guest Matt James

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThis 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 | DownloadThis 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 always, comments and…

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

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadA 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 or managing the…

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

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThis 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. 32 – Ian and Mike Catch Up

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadAs 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, Instagram, etc.  Thanks…

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RallyCast Ep. 31 – Oregon Trail Rally Rookies

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIn 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 Focus. These two…

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