Episode 264 – OpenPaddock.net Podcast

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSMega show this week!  We start out the first hour talking rally with special guests Matt Brandenburg and Elliott Sherwood from BRAKIM Racing!  Who are these guys and how did they get started?  Let alone, why are they turning a Lamborghini into a rally car?  In our second hour we “dive” into WRC Mexico and our photog extraordinaire Doug Patterson tells us about his snow filled experience at this year’s Rally in the 100 Acre Wood.  In the final hour of our mega (long)…

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Rally – Sandblast Underway With Record Entries

One of the biggest events of the NASA Rally Sport National Championship kicks off today with a massive entry list.  46 cars and 47 “Rally Moto” (Dakar style motorcycle entries) are set to take on the back roads outside of Cheraw, South Carolina.  The one-day event features 70 miles of sandy soil flinging fun.  Although the southeast part of the country was hit with a deep freeze earlier this week, today the area starts out just above freezing and will warm to a much more comfortable high of 60 degrees.…

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100 Acre Wood Rally Gets Boost With Last Minute Entries

  I’ve been watching the entry list for the 100 Acre Wood Rally pretty closely, especially after the low car count that came to Sno*Drift last weekend.  Although as I said in my review of that event here, Sno*Drift is a unique rally and isn’t probably the best test of what the season will look like going forward.  Sno*Drift had only 36 entries of which 13 were national entries.  As of this writing 100 Acre Wood has almost double at 60 cars on their entry list and 19 of those are…

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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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RALLY – ESPR, America’s Only Full Tarmac Rally

Recently I was contacted by Alvin Fong, driver for the Black Box Rally Team based out of Danbury, Connecticut.  Black Box is a privateer team that competes in the Super Production class of the NASA Atlantic Rally Cup and Rally America’s Eastern Regional Championship.  I’m going to get Alvin on one of our Inside The Helmet interviews soon to discuss east coast rallying, but until then he offered to give us a special preview of one of the most unique rallies in America, the Empire State Performance Rally.  ESPR is…

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