RallyCast Episode 53 – The 100 Acre Wood Rally Review and an Open Paddock Reunion

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWell, we recorded this about 2 week ago and I’m just now getting around to posting it. Apologies for the delay as life kind of got in the way.  Anyway, in this episode we had a bit of an Open Paddock reunion where I’m joined by 2 former hosts from the previous version of OpenPaddock, Doug Patterson and John Olsakovsky. Doug is a well known motorsports photographer among his many other exploits, and John “The Race Fan” Olsakovsky has been to many an IndyCar…

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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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Open Paddock RallyCast Ep. 33 – Review of the 2018 Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally with William Petrow

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThis week Ian and Mike reconnect with William Petrow of Broken Motorsports who subbed as the “Voice of ARA” at STPR this past weekend.  We review all the excitement from the Waste Management jump to the exclusion drama at the finish from one of the most challenging rallies on the American Rally Association Championship Series calendar.  We finish up with Petrow sneaking in something about “Bleeding Tarmac” …damn it Petrow!   You can follow William Petrow, Broken Motorsports, Bleeding Tarmac, and Rally Updates USA…

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Live at The Beer Mongers with Hi Camp Racing’s Travis Nease & Krista Skucas

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadLast week we got a chance to sit down with Travis Nease and Krista Skucas of Hi Camp Racing at The Beer Mongers in Southeast Portland. Travis tells us how a half-day class got him hooked on the sport while Krista comes full circle with the American icon that drew her into the sport a decade ago. We also chatted about how what it takes to put together a national championship campaign, the challenges and success of 2017, and what their plans are for…

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OpenPaddock RallyCast Episode 25 with Jason Anthony

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadAfter a bit of time off for the holidays, we’re back! In this show Mike has a special guest for the RallyCast, Jason Anthony who is a contributing writer to World Rally Blog.  Jason gives some great insight from a fan’s perspective of rallying in the US and abroad. We discuss how the 2017 seasons in the WRC and the USA will be remembered, and what we would like to see in 2018. Apologies for the background noise as we did our first “on…

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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 17.2

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadRallyCast Episode 17.2 from Monday, May 1st 2017.  As stated in our previous episode, we haven’t been on the air in quite a while and talked so much we found it fit to split the podcast in two.  In this episode Mike, Ian, and Matt review that latest USA rallies with a heavy focus and Mike’s admittedly biased review of the Oregon Trail Rally.    ARA App Links: Apple / Google Play ARA Oregon Trail Rally Facebook Video Links: Pre-event Press Conference PIR Super…

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OpenPaddock RallyCast Episode 15

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadRallyCast Episode 15 from Tuesday January 31st.  In this episode Mike, Ian,and Doug start off with special guest Kito Brielmaier of SCCA RallyCross about the new sponsorship with DirtFish Rally School.  Then it’s on to a review of WRC Monte Carlo, Rally America Sno*Drift, and a quick look at the entries for this weekend’s first ARA / Canadian Rally Championship event Perce-Neige.  Ian finishes up with a story about the first woman to ever win a non-gender FIA Rally Championship trophy, Louise Cook.  Louise…

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