In Person – Honda Civic GRC Supercar at New York Auto Show

For months, rumors have been floating around of a new manufacturer coming into Red Bull Global Rallycross in 2016. The scuttlebutt encompassed everything from Mini returning, to Chevy entering full time, and Honda designing a brand new Fit exclusively for the series. This week we found out that last rumor hit squarely in the 9 ring, just off the bullseye. During their New York Auto Show press conference, Honda revealed a newly designed GRC Supercar for the 2016 season. Not a Fit, but a rallycross version of its new for…

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Episode 273 – OpenPaddock.net Podcast

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSSPodcast #273 for Wednesday, June 24, 2015 Tonights rally segment is condensed almost as much as the IndyCar schedule, but only because Mike had to rush to a meeting for work. Doug and John pick up the slack and cover the 24 Hours of LeMans and Austian Grand Prix in the UMMMMM segment.  We recap the Toronto IndyCar race and discuss Walker’s vision for 2018 and the Best Driver ESPY nominees.  Who do you think deserves one?

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Chip Ganassi Racing Joins Red Bull Global Rallycross Championship

With the massive growth the last two years in the Red Bull Global Rallycross Championship it was probably just a matter of time before another of America’s giant motorsports powerhouses stepped in.  Last year Andretti Autosport joined the fray with Volkswagen and drivers Tanner Foust and Scott Speed.  Now, Chip Ganassi Racing is coming on board with drivers Brian Deegan and Steve Arpin, two proven GRC talents.  Ganassi’s has a new @CGRrallycross twitter feed, that shows that the drivers will be using Ford Fiesta ST GRC Supercars.  How long until we…

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Episode 240 – OpenPaddock.net Podcast

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSSIt’s the Rally Edition of the OpenPaddock.net Podcast as we have Chris Leone on hand to discuss all things GRC and a tip on how you can some some bucks in New York, and Chris Duplessis to recap the Mt. Washington Hill Climb and preview the New England Forest Rally. The boys also look back at the IndyCar race at Iowa, argue about penalties, and scratch our heads about why no one is watching these magnificent races. Open…

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Red Bull GRC Skips Detroit & Converts LA to a Double Header

The Red Bull Global Rallycross Championship announced today that they will not be in Detroit in August and instead will be doubling up their LA round in September to make sure the championship still has 10 rounds.  An interesting turn of events and I’m curious to dig into what caused the Detroit fallout.  Ford would have wanted to make a showing in their home town, but then again it is Detroit so maybe it was bound to fail anyway?  Official Press Release is below.            …

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Episode 232 – OpenPaddock.net Podcast

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSSDoug returns this week to join the Mikes in discussing the qualifying weekend for the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race. We also preview this weekend’s Road to Indy races on Carb Day and the Night Before the 500. Shaw recaps the news from the GCR, WRC, and Rally America, and we wrap up the show with a preview of the Monaco GP and which Mercedes we think will win. OpenPaddock.net Podcast, Episode 232 – Tuesday,…

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Episode 231 – OpenPaddock.net Podcast

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSSIt’s the Mike & Mike show again! Doug is buried in ungraded final exams, and Shaun is busy making life difficult for the bad guys. Joining M&M this week is Christopher Leone, Social Media Manager of the Red Bull Global RallyCross, to discuss the cool things that are happening with GRC this season including their new broadcast deal wtih NBC! Shaw recaps the rest of the news from the world of rally racing, and Whitesell gives us his…

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PR – Everyone is Going Purple!

Royal Purple Synthetic Oil has been on a tear with partnerships lately.  First was the announcement at the Red Bull Global Rallycross Media Day that Royal Purple was renewing their partnership with the Red Bull GRC series and sponsoring an Olsbergs MSE Ford Fiesta GRC Supercar that will be driven by Steve Arpin.   Then last week Royal Purple announced a partnership with Subaru Rally Team USA.  The especially interesting point here is that Royal Purple is not just backing the SRT USA Global Rallycross Team, but also their Rally…

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Rally – Red Bull Global Rallycross Media Day

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSSWow, what an incredible day.  I got the amazing opportunity to represent OpenPaddock.net at the launch of the newly re-branded Red Bull Global Rallycross Championship at their Media Day in Los Angeles, California.  The location for this media event was at the Port of LA, where after passing by mile after mile of shipping containers my route diverted me to a more scenic drive lined with palm trees and even passing by the historic USS Iowa battleship.  Finally…

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Episode 226 – OpenPaddock.net Podcast

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSSOpenPaddock.net Podcast, Episode #226 – Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 Rally Dave Henderson – SP – Oregon Trail and Olympus – Cascadia I.R.C. Rally America on NBC Sports review Shaw’s GRC adventure GRC’s Indy Connection Barracuda Racing to GRC Andretti to promote GRC in DC Austin Cindric in GRC Lites Red Bull GRC Announces Sanctioning Agreement With USAC Reinvigorated Rhys Millen backed by Red Bull & Hyundai…again Also supporting new young talent Tyler Benson Ford / OMSE welcomes Red…

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