A Day Behind the Scenes at Nameless Performance

A month ago I was given the opportunity to go up and visit the Nameless Performance shop and take a ride in the upgraded GT86 (Subaru BRZ) Rally “Beast” alongside 3 time Rally America 2WD Champion, Chris Duplessis.  This is of course not an offer one turns down.   I met up with co-owner Jason Griffith at their new location in Woodland, Washington.  Jason took me for a tour of the new facility and explained a bit of it’s history.  Nameless is growing, and a new shop was necessary to deal…

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Episode 255 – OpenPaddock.net Podcast

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSSThis episode shall be known a “Apocolyptico” as we battled power outages, communications issues, and I even had to step away to fix something at work in the middle.  We ended up with a rally-centric episode beginning with Chris Duplessis talking about his first time driving the Nameless Performance GT-86 in anger at Seed 9 Rally, then we shift to GRC Las Vegas review and preview WRC Wales Rally GB.  Unfortunately the multiple technical difficulties meant that we…

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Seed 9 Rally – Live Streaming Today

The Seed 9 Rally in Jean, Nevada represents Round 7 of the Bilstein Southwest Rally Cup Series presented by Lucas Oil.  Similar to the Mt. Hood Rally last month, Seed 9 is a 1 day event encompassing multiple runs down the same 7 mile stage with a turn around to run it in both directions.   Live streaming of the event beginning at 12:00 PM Pacific Time via SurfRatTV. Links: http://www.seed9rally.com/ or http://surfrat.tv/    List of entrants: Car # Driver / Co-Driver Car Speed Ranking Class 14 David Sterckx / John Reed…

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Rally – Exclusive Interview with John Hoyenga & Chris Duplessis of Nameless Performance Rally Team

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSSThe guys at Nameless Performance invited me out to Portland Speed Industries to see their 2.0 version of their GT-86 rally car project.  It was a heck of a beast of a machine the first time around, but as you can see from the photos, they’ve done some dramatic changes. I sat down with Nameless Performance co-owner/everything man John Hoyenga and their new official driver Chris Duplessis to chat about all the work they’ve done since the GT-86…

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BREAKING NEWS! – Nameless Performance GT-86 Featuring Chris Duplessis

I opened my Facebook to some of the most wonderful rally news!  Nameless Performance has announced the official “Nameless Performance Rally Team” to contest the 2015 Rally America 2wd Championship.  In addition to announcing their intentions next season, they also announced a new driver and co-driver for the team.  Aussie Will Orders will unfortunately no longer be part of the Nameless squad, but taking his place to pilot the GT-86 beast is none other than Chris Duplessis!  Sitting alongside Duplessis will be his former WRC Academy partner in crime Alex Kihurani! But…

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Episode 241 – OpenPaddock.net Podcast

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSSChris Duplessis joins us once again and reviews the New England Forest Rally with Mike Shaw while Doug and John discuss the confusing IndyCar weekend at Toronto. Open Paddock.net episode #241 for Tuesday, July 15th, 2014 24hr du podcaste Preview Rally – Chris Duplessis and Shaw review New England Forest Rally, and GRC was in NYC Formula 1 – German Grand Prix didn’t suck, except for Massa and Lotus IndyCar – Toronto was brilliant racing sprinkled amongst a…

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Three Rally America Titles Decided in New England and Duplessis Shows He’s Still Fast

Well it’s official and expected.  David Higgins and Craig Drew of Subaru Rally Team USA win the New England Forest Rally, and with that the overall 2014 Rally America National Championship.  This is their 4th consecutive Rally America title and there are still two events remaining to run. Their combination of blazing fast pace and consistency is unrivaled and not likely to be overcome anytime soon.  Massive congratulations to the team, crew, and Higgins and Drew for once again showing how dominant they can be. David Higgins and Craig Drew Photo Credit:…

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