Sandblast Rally 2018 Recap

Sandblast never fails to disappoint fans with drama, plenty of DNFs, and surprise winners. 2018 would be no different. The one day event on the sandy roads around Cheraw, South Carolina saw 36 cars start the race but only 22 finish. Unfortunately, an expected entry from Amanda Skelly in her rebuilt car named “Stitch” failed to materialize as last minute engine issues prevented the car from being ready in time. A last-minute entry from Barry McKenna in a Ford Escort MK2 energized a list of strong compeitors going for the…

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In The Paddock – Episode 1

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThis is episode one of our new “In The Paddock” interview series. This week we chat with Anders Green of NASA Rally Sport just before this weekend’s Sandblast rally.  He tells us about the latest NRS tech, including details of a new digital route book app they just launched  yesterday. NASA  Rally Sport Links: Digital Route Book app Website Facebook Twitter   Let us know what you think in the comments!

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PR – Travis Nease and Krista Skucas at Portland International Auto Show

Portland, OR (25 January, 2016) – The #81 Open Class Stage Rally car of Travis Nease and Krista Skucas will be joining the Oregon Rally Group/Subaru booth at the Portland International Auto Show this weekend, January 28-31st with driver and co-driver in attendance.   Travis Nease and Krista Skucas will be contending all eight rounds of the 2016 Cascadia International Rally Championship in their 2004 Open Class Subaru WRX STi.   Krista brought her five years of co-driving experience when she joined the team on Travis’ sixth event of his…

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Rally, Rally, Everywhere a Rally

Are you bored with the long IndyCar off season already?  Or tired of the lame NASCAR chase which has turned into a demolition derby with cars used as weapons?  Or are you just holding your breath waiting for next week’s WRC finale at Wales Rally GB?  Don’t fret, there is still plenty of racing going on, especially in rally.  Today alone there are not one, not two, but three different rally events taking place here in the USA. Here in the Pacific Northwest the revival of the Wild West Rally…

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Ryan Millen Debuts New Rally RAV4 at Idaho Rally

Massive thanks to our friend Matt Kalish for providing this in-depth interview with one of rally’s most legendary racing family members.   Ryan Millen: “It kind of feels like a perfect fit.“   When a driver named Millen decides to enter a rally in the United States big things are expected to follow. Ryan Millen, son of rally champion Rod and brother of Pike’s Peak legend Rhys has made a name in desert racing, most notably winning the 2014 running of the Baja 1000 in a Toyota Tundra. This weekend, he…

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PR – Chris Greenhouse Gets Redemption at Sandblast

    Chris Greenhouse takes convincing win at Sandblast Rally Chris Greenhouse completely dominated the 2WD field at Sandblast Rally 2015 in Cheraw, SC, USA. He, along with codriver Ryan Scott, won the class by over 7 minutes in their Dodge Neon SRT4. But the Weasel RallySport team also managed to finish the event in an astonishing 2nd place overall in an event with a record-breaking number of entries. Chris was elated at the team’s performance as he sought redemption for a poor finish at the 2014 event. “We came…

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Rally – Sandblast Underway With Record Entries

One of the biggest events of the NASA Rally Sport National Championship kicks off today with a massive entry list.  46 cars and 47 “Rally Moto” (Dakar style motorcycle entries) are set to take on the back roads outside of Cheraw, South Carolina.  The one-day event features 70 miles of sandy soil flinging fun.  Although the southeast part of the country was hit with a deep freeze earlier this week, today the area starts out just above freezing and will warm to a much more comfortable high of 60 degrees.…

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RALLY – NASA Rally Sport Announces Affordable Testing Program

I have to say that NASA Rally Sport has been extremely innovative the past few years.  From adding “Rally Moto” and experimenting UTVs to timing and scoring using jailbroken Nook tablets.  Not every idea works out, but some things just make logical sense and today’s press release is one of those ideas that makes sense.  Usually only top teams can afford to shut down a section of road and do proper testing, however NASA Rally Sport’s grassroots mantra is all about being inclusive.     Newberry, MI (January 29, 2015)The mantra…

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Rally – Exclusive Interview with John Hoyenga & Chris Duplessis of Nameless Performance Rally Team

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThe guys at Nameless Performance invited me out to Portland Speed Industries to see their 2.0 version of their GT-86 rally car project.  It was a heck of a beast of a machine the first time around, but as you can see from the photos, they’ve done some dramatic changes. I sat down with Nameless Performance co-owner/everything man John Hoyenga and their new official driver Chris Duplessis to chat about all the work they’ve done since the GT-86 debut in 2013.…

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