In The Paddock – Episode 8 with Dillon Van Way

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSSThis week we feature Dillon Van Way.  Dillon’s one of America’s rally success stories that started as a hobbyist and went on to win both a 2WD and Super Production Championship in Rally America. After taking his talents international with a run in the NACAM Championship and the Drive DMACK Trophy, this year he had the rare opportunity to enter the Junior World Rally Championship.  We ask him about the highs and lows of competing with the best…

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American Dillon Van Way to Compete in Junior World Rally Championship

2014 Rally America Super Production Champion Dillon Van Way released the news on Facebook that we’ve been holding on to for a little while.  Van Way is set to compete in the Junior World Rally Championship.     Van Way stated on Facebook: Better late than never… I planned on making a cool announcement post, but since I’m sitting in the airport on my way I guess this will have to do. It’s official, I will be competing in the 2017 JWRC! It’s an incredible opportunity and I am so…

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Rally America Champion Enters Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy

It isn’t often we see American rally drivers cross the pond to compete in any rally, let alone a round of the WRC.  Starting today with a short super-special around Lousada, Portugal 2014 Rally America Super Production Champion Dillon Van Way and his British co-driver Andrew Edwards fired up their M-Sport built Ford Fiesta R2 1.0L along with 9 other teams from around the globe for what is considered the best prize in rallying.  Here’s DMACK’s description of the rewards on hand this season. Widely considered as the most affordable…

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Episode 286 – OpenPaddock.net Podcast

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSSIn this episode in rally we talk about the wet and wild inaugural SCCA NW Rally Sprint at DirtFish Rally School with clips from winner Jeff Seehorn and chief organizer Kito Brielmaier.  We also discuss all the moves in the WRC (recorded before the Meeke announcement), and the new Hyundai i20 WRC 2016.  In our Ummm coverage, the F1 season ended, but the infighting continues.  In IndyCar The Mayor of Hinchtown is healed, Conor Daly finally gets the full season…

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Episode 277 – OpenPaddock.net Podcast

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSSPodcast #277 for Tuesday, August 4, 2015 This week we kick off rally with special guest Dillon Van Way former Rally America Super Production Champion who is now competing internationally in the FIA NACAM Rally Championship in Ford Fiesta R2.  We also call up our good friend Matt Kalish who was at the Red Bull GRC double header in Detroit.  In our F1 segment we talk about the surprisingly interesting race in Hungary, and then we finish off…

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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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PR – Subaru Rally Team USA Dominates STPR

www.rally-america.com Wellsboro, Pennsylvania (June 1, 2014) — Subaru Rally Team USA’s David Higgins and Craig Drew dominated the Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally (STPR), the fourth round of the Rally America National Championship, on May 30-31 in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania. It is the third overall victory for the team this season to widen their Rally America points standings lead.Higgins and Drew won all twelve stages while being first on the road and drove flawlessly while their closest rivals, FY Racing’s Adam Yeoman and Jordan Schulze, gave chase until Yeoman crashed into a tree…

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Rally – Oregon Trail on NBC Sports This Weekend!

PORTLAND, OREGON (May 28, 2014) – The spectacular scenery of The Columbia River George, Mt.Hood and surrounding areas will be on display this weekend as The Oregon Trail Rally, held May 2-4, airs on NBC Sports Network this Sunday, June 1 at 3 pm PT.   Round 3 of the Rally America National Championship will feature rally racing from Portland International Raceway (PIR) and on the challenging gravel roads of Dufur and Hood River.   The one-hour show is jointly produced by Rally America and Rage Productions (Bend, OR) and will…

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Rally – Oregon Trail 2014 Preview

Round three of the Rally America National Championship gets underway this week with the Oregon Trail Rally.  The only event on the calendar in the western United States, Oregon Trail is also the longest event spanning 3 days.   The Weather: Over the last week the Pacific Northwest has had some fairly heavy rain, however drying conditions are in the forecast with temperatures in the 70’s for Friday and Saturday with only a slight possibility of a few scattered showers on Sunday.  Their could be some dusty conditions on Saturday…

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