US rally fans, myself included, often complain about the lack of media coverage at stage rally events. In the Rally America Championship we’ve seen it go from the well funded days of a satellite truck with live video and interviews to waiting multiple hours for times to get posted and maybe the occasional Facebook post. There have been some recent
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While today continues the 2nd day of STPR in the states, out west and a wee bit north of the border in Canada the Rocky Mountain Rally kicks off. The 2 day event is the 2nd round of the Canadian Rally Championship and is a favorite among drivers. The entry list may not be large in number, but is big on
Press Release Chelsmford, MA: Team O’Neil Rally School joins Team RallyErika as they head to the final round of the Canadian Rally Championship. The team of Erika Detota and Mary Warren are pleased to announce an exciting new partner – Team O’Neil. The school’s support has allowed the girls to test and tune their Subaru Impreza before their next event.
After a dominant performance at the NASA Rally Sport Sandblast Rally in South Carolina earlier this year, Chris Greenhouse went up to the Great White North to compete in Rallye Baie des Chaleurs, round 3 of the Canadian Rally Championship. Below is the press release form his latest win. Greenhouse unstoppable at Rallye Baie des Chaleurs, wins 2-wheel-drive
Unlike most other forms of motorsports, rally racing is already in full swing for the 2015 season. There is no need to wait for good weather as difficult winter conditions are prime territory for the fire breathing, crest jumping, beasts of rally. Last month already saw the Internationale Jännerrallye in Austria for the ERC, Rally Monte-Carlo for the WRC, and
[youtube_sc url=”http://youtu.be/Zump9CJNXr4?t=20m14s”] You may recall the interview we had with Chris Greenhouse back in September, and although his season in the Canadian Rally Championship was cut short, this video shows the quality of sportsman he is and how racing needs more competitors like him.
Official Press Release:
Chris Greenhouse took the 2WD National win at Rallye Défi 2014 in St-Agathe-Des-Mont, QC, Canada on September 5-6. With codriver Billy Irvin calling the notes, the Cincinnati, Ohio, USA-based driver made a triumphant return to the winner’s circle at one of Canada’s toughest rallies. His Dodge Neon SRT4 escaped much of the heavy damage that adversely affected other competitors and carried him to victory.
“Strategy played an important part in this rally for us,” said Chris after the event. “We needed to run the first four stages with no services in between, and they were quite rough with a large number of both loose and embedded rocks. Without giving up too much in pace, it was imperative that we kept the car from taking mechanical damage and punctures to the tires. We returned to service with no significant damage and a commanding lead that allowed us to drive very conservatively on the later stages.”
After the heartbreak of mechanical failure while leading Baie-des-Chaleur in June, Chris was desperate for points at Defi. “This was a must-win event for us. We were too far behind in points to accept anything else. Now we are back in the hunt for the championship.”
The team will now pack up and head west to beautiful British Columbia for the Pacific Forest Rally in October. Chris would like to thank A1 CVTech, JayRacing.com, Silco Fire Protection, Maddog STS, KW Automotive, O’reilly Auto Parts of Milford, Ohio, and Tire and Lube Express of Milford, Ohio.
Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThis week I had the wonderful opportunity to chat with one of my favorite USA rally drivers, Chris Greenhouse. Chris pretty much lives my dream. He flies airplanes for a living and races rally cars in his free time! Although Chris Greenhouse has competed in regional and national championships in the USA