Episode 279 – OpenPaddock.net Podcast

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSPodcast #279 for Tuesday, September 1, 2015 This week is our IndyCar Season Finale Extrava-Rant-Ganza show.  Our good friend Doug Patterson helps us kick things off with rally and a review of the happenings from Rally America’s penultimate round at the Ojibwe Forests Rally.  If David Higgins had challenges, you know full well most everyone else did too.  After a few bits of WRC and F1 news we focus our attention on IndyCar where we have the return of Open Paddock’s venerable ranter,…

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Episode 276 – OpenPaddock.net Podcast

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSPodcast #276 for Tuesday, July 21, 2015 In this week’s podcast we kick off with a detailed report from the New England Forest Rally with special media guest Matt Kalish who was at the “Battle of the Titans” event.  Matt has done motorsports reporting and photography for Rally America, the Red Bull GRC, and more.  Be sure to follow him on Facebook, Twitter, and his web page here.  In our Unexplainable Mixed Malgamation of Motorsports Mayhem section, we mourn the loss of Jules Bianchi and…

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Episode 267 – OpenPaddock.net Podcast

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSFor Tuesday April 21st 2015, this is our big Oregon Trail Rally presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts Mega Preview episode with special guests regional Super Production driver Jeff Seehorn and his co-driver Michael Milos.  In other rally news we preview WRC Rally Argentina that also takes place this weekend and we’ll talk about all the IndyCar related announcements that came out of the Red Bull Global Rallycross Media Day in Long Beach.  In our F1 coverage we’ll talk briefly about China and…

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Episode 265 – OpenPaddock.net Podcast

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThis week is our IndyCar season kick-off with honored guest & former host Mike Whitesell!  In rally, we discuss WRC safety and some big news out of Red Bull GRC.  In our miscellaneous motorsports mayhem we’ll talk a little bit about the Grand Prix of Australia and other F1 news, along with a bit about Conor Daly’s impressive run at the Sebring 12 hour endurance race.  And we finish with the IndyCar and Mazda Road to Indy preview for St. Petersburg.  It’s…

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Episode 260 – OpenPaddock.net Podcast

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSFrom Wednesday, January 14th this is our first episode of the new year, so Happy New Year…2 weeks late!  This week in rally we discussed the goings on in Dakar, the ultimate off-road endurance rally (which has of course finished now that podcast is up…go figure and congrats to Nasser Al-Attiyah!) and we discuss some of the WRC’s new 2015 liveries (unfortunately VW and Hyundai didn’t release their’s until the day after our show).  Red Bull GRC released their 2015 schedule,…

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Episode 259 – OpenPaddock.net Podcast

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSFrom Tuesday December 30th, this is our final episode of 2014.  In rally we talk about the Rally America rumor mill, a bit of news regarding upcoming Rally Monte Carlo, preview the Dakar Rally (Daily Dakar updates on NBC Sports starting Monday Jan. 5th), and we finish up with the latest of a string of new American Rally Championships that just keep coming out of the woodwork.  This time it’s something called the Extreme American Rally Championship.  In F1 we talk…

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Episode 254 – OpenPaddock.net Podcast

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThis week is our “Last Week Tonight” episode, because I’m just now posting the edited podcast almost a week late.  In rally this week I preview GRC Las Vegas, talk about Ken Block’s new Gymkhana beast, and discuss the version 2.0 of the Nameless GT86.  In our UMMMM section we talk about the Torque.tv streaming site, review F1 at COTA and more of Bernie’s madness.  Finally in IndyCar we talk about the new 2015 schedule which was unsurprisingly uninteresting, and the news from…

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PR: Jason Smith and Matt Brandenburg Earn National Rally Championship Titles at Black River Stages

Harrisville, New York (October 26, 2014) The woods of Upstate New York played host to two days of intense rally action last month. Black River Stages, the 2014 NASA National Rally Championship Event was held in the towns of Harrisville and Croghan on September 20-21st. A big field of rally teams from all over the country showed up to see just who would have what it takes to be the fastest on these twisty and sometimes muddy stages. Six qualifying events across the country led up to this winner-take-all event.…

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Episode 247 – OpenPaddock.net Podcast

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | 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. Enjoy! Preview UMMMM…

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Episode 245 – OpenPaddock.net Podcast

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSOP #245 for Tuesday, August 19th, 2014 “Simplify and add lightness” UMMMMM – Unintelligible ‘Malgamation of Mixed Motorsports Media F1 – Max Vertappen fast tracks into F1 with karting and 1 yr GP3 experience NASCAR – Tony Stewart sits out Michigan, probably more races too IndyCar Milwaukee Qualifying (Power stomped it) Championship contenders: Power P1, JPM P3, HCN P8, Pagenaud P16, RHR P19 Race Review RHR out early w/ suspension damage again. Power walked the dog Will Power gets max points,…

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