Rally – 2013 Ojibwe Forest Rally

The sixth round of the Rally America National Championship, the Ojibwe Forests Rally held in Detroit Lakes, MN, sun and strong winds greeted 46 teams ready to tackle the narrow, sandy and extremely technical forest roads. Hoonigan Racing’s Ken Block and Alex Gelsomino dominated from start to finish at the Ojibwe Forests Rally in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota on August 23-24th, finishing first overall. This is the first career Ojibwe Forests Rally victory for Block and his third straight overall win in the Rally America National Championship. Block drove a relatively…

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Episode 173 – OpenPaddock.net Podcast

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSSIn this week’s OpenPaddock.net Podcast, Kevin, Mike, and Mike recap an exciting Rolex 24 at Daytona and the opening round of the Rally America National Championship, the Sno*Drift Rally. They also go through the week’s news in Formula One and IndyCar including a look at the recently released 2013 IZOD IndyCar Series rule book. If you haven’t done so already, be sure to like us on Facebook, http://www.facebook.com/OpenPaddock, and follow us on Twitter, http://www.twitter.com/OpenPaddock, for a chance to…

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Rally – Olympus Rally Sees Record 78-Team Entry List

The last round of the Rally America National Championship is almost here! Next weekend, 78 teams will take to the back roads in the mountains around Olympus, WA. That’s a record turnout for the Rally America Series! All season long, the Rally America events have been recording record entries and seeing record crowds come to enjoy rally racing. It all points to the rising popularity of rally racing and seeing competition between real cars. IndyCar racing is exciting, but the cars are nothing like anything you’d see in the showroom,…

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GRC – Event 2 Review: Texas

Another excellent contribution from rally fan and fan of OpenPaddock.net, Mike Shaw (@oregonwings). Do you love motorsports as much as us? Why not contribute your thoughts and opinions? We’d love to post and share them! Round 2 of the GRC takes place at Texas motor speedway in conjunction with the IndyCar event. A little bit longer course is laid out this time vs. the one in Charlotte. It is still 100% tarmac, but the one thing everyone is talking about is the return of the large jump. This time it…

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Episode 137 – OpenPaddock.net Podcast

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Episode 134 – OpenPaddock.net Podcast

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSSJoin the Paddock trio as they talk the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach! A fantastic race at a fantastic venue helps keep IndyCar flying high. we also talk about Nico Rosberg and his maiden win and the first for a Mercedes factory team in over half a century. All of this and our podium challenge results update too! As always, thanks for the download and enjoy the show!!!

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Rally America – Ken Block Wins Sixth Rally in the 100 Acre Wood

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Rally America PR: Salem, MO (February 26th, 2012) — Monster World Rally Team’s Ken Block and Alex Gelsomino piloted their 2012 Ford Fiesta H.F.H.V. to a sixth Rally in the 100 Acre Wood title on February 24-25th, 2012, in Salem, MO. The team won 15 of the 17 stages in a hard-fought battle on the extremely fast Ozark Mountain roads and squeaked out a 29.3 second victory over Subaru Rally Team USA’s David Higgins and Craig Drew. From the very beginning Block set a blistering pace outpacing his rivals to…

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Rally America – Leg 1 Complete at 100AW

It was finally time to see cars on stage and driving in anger for the Rally in the 100 Acre Woods. There were at least five cars on hand with a chance to win the event overall. All eyes were on three drivers however. Ken Block, David Higgins, and Antoine L’Estage were the leaders for their respected manufacturers. When the first car went live at 2:01pm, all gloves were off and the battle dubbed “Clash of the Titans” was under way. Ken Block and his HFHV would take the first…

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