Rally – Regional Voices from SS6 Oregon Trail Rally

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSSWe hear a lot about the national entrants and I’ve got some clips from them as well that I’ll be posting later, but for now I wanted to shine the spotlight on the regional rally racers.  These teams make up the bulk of the entrants to every rally and drive just as hard as the national guys.  These clips are from the end of Special Stage 6, the first running of Big Boyd.  Big Boyd is the longest stage of the…

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2014 Mt. Hood Rally – Full Recap

The 16 car field for the Mt. Hood Rally included many local veterans and some novices eager to take on the 6.14 mile “Road 17” just south of Hood River.  I drove the stage in my passenger car and it was amazingly fast and flowing with only a few long sweepers that would require some good timing as to when it tightens and opens back up.  I had thought it might have had a few twisty bits, but not really.  The fastest person on this stage is the one that…

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Rally – Cascadia IRC Launches at Oregon Trail

First of all, I must admit that I’m not the best at following the local/regional rally competitors here in the Pacific Northwest.  That will change this year though with the new Cascadia International Rally Championship having their first event at the Oregon Trail Rally.  As Dave Henderson of Suspect Motorsports told us in our interview a few weeks ago in podcast Episode 226  , the Cascadia IRC is a new “Championship within Championships” designed for regional teams in the Pacific Northwest to compete beyond just single events.  This means some…

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