RallyCast Episode 42 with Al Dantes Jr. and Michael Hooper

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSSFrom 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 | DownloadSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSSThis 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,…

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

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSSLast 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,…

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OpenPaddock RallyCast Episode 25 with Jason Anthony

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSSAfter 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…

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OpenPaddock RallyCast Episode 21

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSSAfter a brief hiatus, the RallyCast is back!  In this week’s show Ian and Mike discuss the latest news from the WRC’s silly season and then we reflect on the American Rally Association’s final round at the Muscatell Ojibwe Forests Rally.

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

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSSIn 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 | DownloadSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSSRallyCast 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…

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OpenPaddock RallyCast Episode 15

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSSRallyCast 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…

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Subaru of America Partners with ARA for 2017 Championship Season

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE American Rally Association, Inc.   NATIONAL LEVEL SPONSOR ANNOUNCED FOR THE 2017 AMERICAN RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP Subaru of America to Sponsor American Rally Association 2017 Championship Season     Plymouth, NH– The American Rally Association (ARA) is excited to announce Subaru of America as the first national level sponsor for the 2017 ARA National Championship. As the inaugural year for ARA, the support and sponsorship of automotive industry icon Subaru of America is a key development for the new series. ARA, an organization of experienced volunteers, is…

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RallyCast Episode 09 – An Interview with the American Rally Association

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSSIn this episode we have something special!  With all the questions and controversy surrounding the new American Rally Association we decided to call them up and find out the details!  We devoted the entire show to an interview with Chris Cyr, Vice President and Tim O’Neil the Chairman of the ARA. We wanted to know what makes the ARA different and how they plan on succeeding where other attempts at creating new sanctioning bodies had failed.  If you have…

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