Category Archives: European Rally Championship

Rallies This Weekend – We Laugh at Silly Long Off Seasons!

Unlike most other forms of motorsports, rally racing is already in full swing for the 2015 season. There is no need to wait for good weather as difficult winter conditions are prime territory for the fire breathing, crest jumping, beasts of rally. Last month already saw the Internationale Jännerrallye in Austria for the ERC, Rally Monte-Carlo for the WRC, and

Episode 206 – OpenPaddock.net Podcast

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Kevin Neely and Mike Shaw are joined by special guests John Olsakovsky, regular Op-Ed contributor to OpenPaddock.net, and USF2000 pilot for Belardi Auto Racing and friend of OpenPaddock.net Peter Portante. The boys hash out all the news in IndyCar as everyone including all of the MRTI head to Houston, the details of the

Episode 204 – OpenPaddock.net Paddock

Podcast: Play in new window | Download NASCAR imitates Formula One as Bowyer scratches an itch, Montoya will make an encore appearance in open-wheel racing, Kimi is confirmed at Ferrari as the 2014 calendar takes shape, and we recap the WRC Rally Australia and ERC Rally Poland. OpenPaddock.net Podcast: Episode #204 – Tuesday September 17, 2013 The continuing NASCAR saga

Episode 202 – OpenPaddock.net Podcast

Podcast: Play in new window | Download The OP Boyz are joined this week by Belardi Auto Racing’s Peter Portante to discuss the insanely close Indy Lights championship, relive the crazy Race 3 USF2000 start at Mid-Ohio, and preview of the up coming USF2000 race at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Everyone joins in the ranting fun over the demoltion derbys

Episode 192 – OpenPaddock.net

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Fearless Leader Shaun Pechin returns to the show and brings a new level of sketch to the joint! Shaun lets loose with six months worth of saved up rants and diatribes about …well… everything! Neely, Whitesell, Shaw, and Patterson try to get in word in edgewise as we talk about the IndyCar infomercial

Episode 182 – OpenPaddock.net Podcast

New OPOpen Paddock #182 – April 1st, 2013

All is quiet in motorsports we care about…

Preview

  • Indycar oval rookie testing & barber preview
  • Loeb helping Kubica with WRC debut and Loeb takes on Pikes Peak
  • Thailand for 2015 F1 date?

Miscellaneous other stuff to keep us entertained….

  • Formula E says “a race in Monaco is going to happen”
  • Michelin to supply Formula E
  • LE MANS: Conway Lands WEC Drive With Delta-ADR
  • GRAND-AM: Series Confirms DTM/ITR Agreement

IndyCar

  • Oval Rookies Turn Laps At Texas
  • Daly closing in on Indy 500 ride with A.J. Foyt Racing
  • Indy 500 and Brickyard 400: Want to park in the infield? It will cost you this year
  • Company of IndyCar CEO candidate Zak Brown up for sale
  • Barber preview

Rally

  • Robert Kubica to get advice from Sebastien Loeb on WRC debut
  • Unsurprisingly, Loeb wins first GT event in McLaren MP4-12C … Hold that thought – Stripped of win due to seat belt issue from teammate
  • Loeb at the wheel for Peugeot’s Pikes Peak return
  • Foust wins opening round of RallycrossRX, Petter suffers steering issue in semi-final
  • Rally America’s Dillon Van Way to do BRC, but first event postponed due to snow / ice

F1

  • Driver dispute settled, says Marko
  • Red Bull team orders row: Vettel apologises to team staff
  • Force India signs new Mercedes deal
  • Thailand planning for 2015
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Podcast: Play in new window | Download Open Paddock #182 – April 1st, 2013 All is quiet in motorsports we care about… Preview Indycar oval rookie testing & barber preview Loeb helping Kubica with WRC debut and Loeb takes on Pikes Peak Thailand for 2015 F1 date? Miscellaneous other stuff to keep us entertained…. Formula E says “a race in

Episode 181 – OpenPaddock.net Podcast

New OPIt’s “We love Canada night” on Open Paddock! Hinch and Hargrove mount Canadian invasion in St. Pete. Kevin and Mike2 talk about the IndyCar season opener, the full gambit of Mazda Road to Indy races at St. Pete as well as the SCCA Pro Pirelli World Challenge. Mr. Whitesell leads us through the chaos that was the F1 Malasian GP, and Mr. Shaw closes out the show with all things rally. Sit back, crack open a ice cold Labatt Blue, and enjoy! Oh, and by the way, Canada, this weekend TOTALLY makes up for your inflicting Brian Adams on the rest of us.

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download It’s “We love Canada night” on Open Paddock! Hinch and Hargrove mount Canadian invasion in St. Pete. Kevin and Mike2 talk about the IndyCar season opener, the full gambit of Mazda Road to Indy races at St. Pete as well as the SCCA Pro Pirelli World Challenge. Mr. Whitesell leads us through the

Episode 180 – OpenPaddock.net Podcast

New OPMike Whitesell takes the reins as Kevin is swept off to Oz by the tornados and gives us a review of F1’s season opener in Melbourne and a preview of IndyCar’s opener at St. Pete. Doug reviews the USF2000 season opener at Sebring, and Mr. Shaw points and laughs at us for starting our seasons so darn late as he recaps the week’s news from the world of rally.

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download Mike Whitesell takes the reins as Kevin is swept off to Oz by the tornados and gives us a review of F1’s season opener in Melbourne and a preview of IndyCar’s opener at St. Pete. Doug reviews the USF2000 season opener at Sebring, and Mr. Shaw points and laughs at us for starting

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