A Day Behind the Scenes at Nameless Performance

A month ago I was given the opportunity to go up and visit the Nameless Performance shop and take a ride in the upgraded GT86 (Subaru BRZ) Rally “Beast” alongside 3 time Rally America 2WD Champion, Chris Duplessis.  This is of course not an offer one turns down.   I met up with co-owner Jason Griffith at their new location in Woodland, Washington.  Jason took me for a tour of the new facility and explained a bit of it’s history.  Nameless is growing, and a new shop was necessary to deal…

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Seed 9 Rally – Live Streaming Today

The Seed 9 Rally in Jean, Nevada represents Round 7 of the Bilstein Southwest Rally Cup Series presented by Lucas Oil.  Similar to the Mt. Hood Rally last month, Seed 9 is a 1 day event encompassing multiple runs down the same 7 mile stage with a turn around to run it in both directions.   Live streaming of the event beginning at 12:00 PM Pacific Time via SurfRatTV. Links: http://www.seed9rally.com/ or http://surfrat.tv/    List of entrants: Car # Driver / Co-Driver Car Speed Ranking Class 14 David Sterckx / John Reed…

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Rally – Exclusive Interview with John Hoyenga & Chris Duplessis of Nameless Performance Rally Team

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSSThe guys at Nameless Performance invited me out to Portland Speed Industries to see their 2.0 version of their GT-86 rally car project.  It was a heck of a beast of a machine the first time around, but as you can see from the photos, they’ve done some dramatic changes. I sat down with Nameless Performance co-owner/everything man John Hoyenga and their new official driver Chris Duplessis to chat about all the work they’ve done since the GT-86…

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BREAKING NEWS! – Nameless Performance GT-86 Featuring Chris Duplessis

I opened my Facebook to some of the most wonderful rally news!  Nameless Performance has announced the official “Nameless Performance Rally Team” to contest the 2015 Rally America 2wd Championship.  In addition to announcing their intentions next season, they also announced a new driver and co-driver for the team.  Aussie Will Orders will unfortunately no longer be part of the Nameless squad, but taking his place to pilot the GT-86 beast is none other than Chris Duplessis!  Sitting alongside Duplessis will be his former WRC Academy partner in crime Alex Kihurani! But…

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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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World’s First? – Gravel Spec GT86 to Compete in Nameless Performance Rally

The rally world has been moving towards compact and fuel efficient 2wd cars in the last few years. This makes the sport more affordable for teams and are more relevant to what the manufacturers are selling. A good example would be the Ford Fiesta ST. As good as these cars are, many fans have said that this new era has taken away some of the “ spectacle” of rally racing and long for the days in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s when the rear wheel drive Ford Escort Mark II…

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