Sandblast Rally 2018 Recap

Sandblast never fails to disappoint fans with drama, plenty of DNFs, and surprise winners. 2018 would be no different. The one day event on the sandy roads around Cheraw, South Carolina saw 36 cars start the race but only 22 finish. Unfortunately, an expected entry from Amanda Skelly in her rebuilt car named “Stitch” failed to materialize as last minute engine issues prevented the car from being ready in time. A last-minute entry from Barry McKenna in a Ford Escort MK2 energized a list of strong compeitors going for the…

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Chris Greenhouse Impresses at Rallye de Charlevoix, takes the win in 2WD

Our good friend Chris Greenhouse just sent us this press release from one of Canada’s signature rallies, the Rallye de Charlevoix.  Racing against many more experienced local drivers, Chris and co-driver Ryan Scott not only won the 2wd class, but also finished 3rd overall.  It’s great to see Chris do so well after his unfortunately disappointing result at the Yorkshire Rally in the UK a month ago.  It’s also great to see his SRT Neon running as fast and reliable as it is now too.  Congrats Chris and Scott!  If you…

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Chris Greenhouse – Top of the Podium, Again!

  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 photo by Danny Bujold New Richmond, QC, Canada: Chris Greenhouse drove to another Canadian Rally Championship 2-wheel-drive victory at Rallye Baie des Chaleurs 2015. The team of Chris Greenhouse and…

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PR – Chris Greenhouse Gets Redemption at Sandblast

    Chris Greenhouse takes convincing win at Sandblast Rally Chris Greenhouse completely dominated the 2WD field at Sandblast Rally 2015 in Cheraw, SC, USA. He, along with codriver Ryan Scott, won the class by over 7 minutes in their Dodge Neon SRT4. But the Weasel RallySport team also managed to finish the event in an astonishing 2nd place overall in an event with a record-breaking number of entries. Chris was elated at the team’s performance as he sought redemption for a poor finish at the 2014 event. “We came…

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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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Video – CRC Rallye Perce Neige Featuring Chris Greenhouse and Proper Sportsmanship!

[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.

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EPISODE 249 – OPENPADDOCK.NET PODCAST

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSSWell, better late than never right?  As I’ve now taken over editing the podcasts its taken me a little bit to get up to speed with the editing software and get these things posted.  As for the show, Mike Shaw and John Olsakovsky chat about Formula E’s debut, F1’s rule changes, Rally and Red Bull GRC LA, and finish off with the beginning of the long IndyCar silly season.  I hope you enjoy it as much as our past…

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RALLY – Exclusive Interview With Chris Greenhouse!

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | 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 for nearly a decade, this season he made the decision to compete in the Canadian Rally Championship. We talk about how he got started in rally, his slippery…

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PR – Greenhouse Sets Sights on Canadian Championship

  Lebanon, OH, USA – Chris Greenhouse and the All Speed Innovations rally team have committed to the CARSRally Canadian Rally Championship for 2014. The Lebanon, Ohio, USA based team will be fighting for the 2WD Championship in their Dodge Neon SRT4. Last year, Chris had a solid third place finish in the RallyAmerica 2WD National Championship, and will be looking to build on the successes of 2013 in the upcoming Canadian series. “We had a good year in 2013,” said Chris. “We gained a lot of valuable experience, we…

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Review – 2013 New England Forest Rally

The long summer break for rally in America is over. It had been two months since STPR and teams were more than ready to get back into the action at the New England Forest Rally, the 5th round of the Rally America Championship.     As a quick recap, back at STPR Ken Block and co-driver Alex Gelsomino finally got the win they had been waiting for all season. Their win came rather easy as his closest rivals weren’t a factor. Antoine L’Estage didn’t have a car to compete in…

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