RallyCast Episode 05 – OpenPaddock.net

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSSIn this week’s episode Mike and Matt begin the first hour with special guest Jeff Seehorn of Seehorn Motorsports who finished on his first Rally America national podium at The Rally in the 100 Acre Wood.  Jeff gives us a drivers perspective of the event and what his plans are for the rest of the season.  Then Matt and Mike give their detailed breakdown of all the happenings from 100 Acre Wood.  Finally at the 1:39 mark we finish with our second…

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The Quick Recap – Rally in the 100 Acre Wood

A close battle at the front, massive accidents, and wide-spread attrition made the 2016 Rally in the 100 Acre Wood one to remember. It feels like someone snuck “Do a Barrel Roll (Press Z or R twice)” into the Jemba notes this year. A Red Cross came out twice this weekend, delaying stages, and even more drivers had offs, rolls, and skids. Thankfully, nobody was seriously injured in any of these instances. A side effect of the delays, stages traditionally run in the dark that we feared gone, thanks to…

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Welcome Back Gravel – Rally in the 100 Acre Wood Preview

The extended wait is finally over. After nearly two months the Rally in the 100 Acre Wood is finally here and it’s looking to be a fantastic event. Rally regulars, off-road specialists, and tarmac professionals will be competing against each other on the Missouri stage roads this weekend. In total, nearly 70 entries are slated to do their best Christopher Robin impressions, a great turnout for the second Rally America national event of the year. Why such a long time between rallies this year? After two of the last three runnings of the…

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Episode 264 – OpenPaddock.net Podcast

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSSMega show this week!  We start out the first hour talking rally with special guests Matt Brandenburg and Elliott Sherwood from BRAKIM Racing!  Who are these guys and how did they get started?  Let alone, why are they turning a Lamborghini into a rally car?  In our second hour we “dive” into WRC Mexico and our photog extraordinaire Doug Patterson tells us about his snow filled experience at this year’s Rally in the 100 Acre Wood.  In the final hour of…

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Day 1 – 2015 Rally in the 100 Acre Wood

The best description I’ve heard of the 2015 Rally in the 100 Acre Wood with its varying conditions and grip levels was a gravel version of Rally Monte Carlo.  Monte Carlo is well known for on a single stage for drives to go from dry pavement to ice to snow and back to try pavement again.  At the Rally in the 100 Acre Wood it isn’t much different.   Tire choice was critical as up and down the paddock teams were saying that at some points they would have really good grip from frozen gravel, but…

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Episode 247 – OpenPaddock.net Podcast

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSSIt’s a marathon session of mayhem, martinis, and motorsports musings with a hint of squirrel as Mr. Whitesell and Dr. Patterson announce their plans to hang up the mic entrusting the future to the far more reliable, sober, and knowledgable hands of Mike Shaw and John Olsakovsky. We hope you have as much fun listening as we think we recalled having recording it. …there’s a rumor that Doug may or may not have passed out at the keyboard.…

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RALLY – BREAKING NEWS – Rally America to be Televised on NBC Sports

I can’t believe I’m actually writing this!  It has been announced via the below image from Sno*Drift that NBC Sports will be carrying coverage of the entire Rally America National Championship series!   As our very own Doug Patterson posted in a reply to Andrew Comrie-Picard a couple of weeks ago “With as many outlets as are available now, surely someone would be willing to pick up a 30-min or hour highlight show for the Rally America events, right?”  Apparently Doug was spot on, but this is one better.  It…

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Rally – Photos from the 100 Acre Wood

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For the first time in a very long while, the Rally in the 100 Acre Wood in and around the Mark Twain National Forest in Southeastern Missouri saw snow-packed roads! It made it tough for many of the volunteers and some of the teams to make it to the event, but there were still a healthy number of folk who made it in before the snows hit. The benefit for us fans was that we were treated to a Sno*Drift Part II on Friday, and great strategy and racing as…

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Episode 176 – OpenPaddock.net Podcast

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSSOn Episode 176 of the OpenPaddock.net Podcast, the OpenPaddock quartet of Kevin, Mike, Doug, and Mike are joined by a surprise guest, Shaun Effin Pechin! We congratulate Danica on her pole, and banter about the latest F1, Grand-Am, and IndyCar rumors. Mike Shaw previews the upcoming Rally in the 100 Acre Wood, and Doug rants about INDYCAR’s decision to postpone the new Indy Lights chassis and engine. Oh, and with Shaun back on the show, there are firings…

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