Episode 198 – OpenPaddock.net Podcast

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThis week, Doug and Shaun recap their duel at the Kansas City Region SCCA Solo Event #8, Neely shares news and rumors from around the IndyCar Paddock as we all look forward to Mid-Ohio, Doug gives us the latest from the Mazda Road to Indy, Shaw reviews the New England Forest Rally and previews Rally Finland, and Whitesell leads us through the sad circus of Formula One as we head into the summer break. Show Notes: OpenPaddock.net Podcast – Episode 198,…

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Rally – MINI Withdraws from Estonia

The MINI WRC team has withdrawn their car driven by Kris Meeke for Rally Estonia. While not a World Rally event, the national rally will be used as a test bed for some teams heading into the legendary round in Finland. The entry list has a lot of talent as Markko Martin looks to defend last year’s title. Mads Ostberg will also be participating in a Ford Fiesta WRC. The team was forced to withdraw the entry after a testing crash caused severe damage to the John Cooper works machine.…

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Rally – MINI Continues 2012 Preperations

This weekend marks the running of the Acropolis Rally in Greece. Typically recognized as one of the hardest rallies on both car and crew around. The MINI works team will not be competing in the event this year, but that has not stopped the team from travelling to Greece. The John Cooper works drivers took part in the typical rally recce today along with their 2012 championship competitors. While the team is not going to run their machines during the event, they did take down pace notes for next season’s…

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Episode 50 – Openpaddock.net Podcast

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSJoin Doug and I as we take a look back at last weekends races. We also discuss the ususal news that has surfaced as a result of the events. We also look ahead to Mid-Ohio as that is where the whole OP crew will be this weekend! Hope to see all of the readers and supporters out there! Sit backa nd enjoy the show and prepare yourself for the siege of information that will be Mid-Ohio.

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Rally – Flash from the Past to Compete in Finland?? *UPDATE*

One of the great things the WRC has shown us the last few years is the ability for drivers to make returns for select events. For example, we had Marcus Gronholm make a cameo appearance at Rally Portugal last year and Rally Sweden this year. However not even that can top Juha Kankkunen and his attempt to run in the Rally Finland event that is coming up. The four times WRC champion is making waves in the rally world as he sits on the very edge of making a comeback…

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Rally – Finland Results and Review

Finland had a number of great story lines heading into the weekends action. Kimi Raikkonen made his WRC debut in an Abarth, Mikko Hirvonen looked to extend his points lead and move closer to a championship,¬†Jari Matti Latvala looked to finish a race, and did we mention Kimi Raikkonen was making a debut? Day 1 seen action go into full swing very quickly. Right out of the gate Mikko and Sebastian went on the attack and would not back down for the entire day. The battle would go to Hirvonen…

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