Episode 279 – OpenPaddock.net Podcast

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSSPodcast #279 for Tuesday, September 1, 2015 This week is our IndyCar Season Finale Extrava-Rant-Ganza show.  Our good friend Doug Patterson helps us kick things off with rally and a review of the happenings from Rally America’s penultimate round at the Ojibwe Forests Rally.  If David Higgins had challenges, you know full well most everyone else did too.  After a few bits of WRC and F1 news we focus our attention on IndyCar where we have the return of Open…

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Rally Photographers – A Passion That Endures All Conditions

Before I post up the official Open Paddock review from the Rally in the 100 Acre Wood, I wanted to say a little something about our good friend and photographer Doug Patterson and the other photographers at the event.  This weekend Doug, and many other media “photogs” drove many hours in icy conditions to then freeze their butts off (actually I think it is their hands that suffer the most) standing for many hours in the middle of the forests to capture the images that describe the action and atmosphere better…

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Rally – OpenPaddock On-Site at Rally in the 100 Acre Wood

Today kicks off round 2 of the Rally America Championship at the storied Rally in the 100 Acre Wood.  Based in the foothills of the Ozarks around Salem, Missouri the roads here are very fast and wide consisting mostly of hard packed dirt.  In previous years open class drivers have been so fast that they eclipsed the maximum allowed average speed for a stage.  That won’t be happening this year as the conditions are going to be very slippery with the a couple of inches of snow that fell overnight and temperatures…

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