RallyCast Episode 54 – California Rally Series Director Jennifer Stonecipher

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIn this episode we turn our attention to the desert southwest as we chat with the director of the California Rally Series, Jennifer Stonecipher.  California has a rich rallying history that continues on today as a championship within championships.  You can follow the CRS on the web, Facebook, and Instagram.  Timing and scoring on rallydata.com.      CRS Calendar of events for 2019: May 4: High Desert Trails (C3) Ridgecrest, CA – NRS Sanctioned June 22-23: Idaho Rally (C3, C3) Boise, ID – ARA…

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RallyCast Episode 51 with Keanna Erickson-Chang

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadA bit of a late post as we recorded this back on Tuesday. Anyway, last week we welcomed one of the few women drivers in rallying, Keanna Erickson-Chang to the RallyCast! We talked about how she got hooked on rallying, her work with the Formula 1 in Schools program, women in racing, and her exciting international schedule for 2019!     The best way to follow Keanna is here on Instagram    

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RallyCast Episode 49 with Michael Hooper of River City Rally

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThis Episode we chat with Michael Hooper of River City Rally out of Chattanooga, Tennessee. He tells us how he got started in rallying and why he decided to choose a Lexus as his vehicle of choice. Hoop also took first place at the inaugural Missouri Ozarks Regional Rally a couple weeks ago where he did a charity raffle for the Fanconi Research Foundation with the winner being rewarded to co-drive.     Photo by MTJ Photography Follow River City Rally at the following social…

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RallyCast Episode 48 with Cameron Steely & Preston Osborn of O.D.D. Racing

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThis week we called up our friends Cameron Steely and Preston Osborn of O.D.D. racing. O.D.D. has become one of the preeminent rally teams in America highlighted by their amazing 2WD Rally America Championship win in 2016.  Since then they’ve moved on to Limited 4WD and just won their class a week ago at Sno*Drift 2019.  Apologies for some of the audio issues as Cameron’s cell phone kept dropping in and out a few times.       You can follow Cameron and Preston at the…

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RallyCast Episode 45 with Doug Shepherd of ARA

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIn this episode we chatted with American Rally Association Series Manager, Doug Shepherd. ARA has now become the sanctioning body for most rallies in the US and we chatted with Doug about all the changes for 2019 including the expansion of new events, super regionals, rules changes, and what other exciting things we can look forward to this season.

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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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In The Paddock – Episode 2 Featuring Erick Nelson of the ARA

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIn this episode Mike Shaw chats with Erick Nelson the Competition Director of the American Rally Association.  Erick tells us about his background, how the inaugural season is going so far, and goes into detail about the recently announced Junior Championship set to start in 2018.   Official ARA Junior Championship Press Release    

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OpenPaddock RallyCast Episode 16

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadRallyCast Episode 16 from Monday February 20th.  In this episode Mike, Ian,and Matt review WRC Sweden and then at the 1:04 mark we turn our attention to the first event of the new American Rally Association, Rallye Perce-Neige which ran alongside the Canadian Rally Championship. We close with Ian describing how he ended up drinking large amounts of alcohol out of a boot.   WRC Sweden Event Results Driver Standings Manufacturer Standings   WRC Sweden on Red Bull TV: Recap Day 1 Live Stage…

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RallyCast Episode 10 – Vexit and Subaru Helps ARA Solidify It’s Legitimacy

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIn this episode Mike, Matt, and Tom welcome new member Ian Holmes to the show.  Ian helps us debate VW’s exit from the World Rally Championship and where the drivers might go.  We also discuss the big announcements last week from Subaru and the American Rally Association which appears to cement the new series as a real championship.  We go over the 2016 Rally America Championship results, what the ARA announcement might mean for Rally America, and we finish things off with the Red Bull…

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