In The Paddock – Episode 1

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSSThis is episode one of our new “In The Paddock” interview series. This week we chat with Anders Green of NASA Rally Sport just before this weekend’s Sandblast rally.  He tells us about the latest NRS tech, including details of a new digital route book app they just launched  yesterday. NASA  Rally Sport Links: Digital Route Book app Website Facebook Twitter   Let us know what you think in the comments!

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Episode 290 RallyCast – OpenPaddock.net

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSSIn this week’s RallyCast we kick things off with special guest Anders Green of NASA Rally Sport!  NRS is known for their focus on grassroots rallying, but what you may not know is that they are also technical innovators when it comes to rally timing, scoring, registration, and organization.  Anders gives us the lowdown on all their new tech goodness as well as a preview of the upcoming Sandblast Rally which is only 8 days away!  Also in the program, Mike…

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Rally, Rally, Everywhere a Rally

Are you bored with the long IndyCar off season already?  Or tired of the lame NASCAR chase which has turned into a demolition derby with cars used as weapons?  Or are you just holding your breath waiting for next week’s WRC finale at Wales Rally GB?  Don’t fret, there is still plenty of racing going on, especially in rally.  Today alone there are not one, not two, but three different rally events taking place here in the USA. Here in the Pacific Northwest the revival of the Wild West Rally…

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PR – Chris Greenhouse Gets Redemption at Sandblast

    Chris Greenhouse takes convincing win at Sandblast Rally Chris Greenhouse completely dominated the 2WD field at Sandblast Rally 2015 in Cheraw, SC, USA. He, along with codriver Ryan Scott, won the class by over 7 minutes in their Dodge Neon SRT4. But the Weasel RallySport team also managed to finish the event in an astonishing 2nd place overall in an event with a record-breaking number of entries. Chris was elated at the team’s performance as he sought redemption for a poor finish at the 2014 event. “We came…

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Rally – Sandblast Underway With Record Entries

One of the biggest events of the NASA Rally Sport National Championship kicks off today with a massive entry list.  46 cars and 47 “Rally Moto” (Dakar style motorcycle entries) are set to take on the back roads outside of Cheraw, South Carolina.  The one-day event features 70 miles of sandy soil flinging fun.  Although the southeast part of the country was hit with a deep freeze earlier this week, today the area starts out just above freezing and will warm to a much more comfortable high of 60 degrees.…

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RALLY – NASA Rally Sport Announces Affordable Testing Program

I have to say that NASA Rally Sport has been extremely innovative the past few years.  From adding “Rally Moto” and experimenting UTVs to timing and scoring using jailbroken Nook tablets.  Not every idea works out, but some things just make logical sense and today’s press release is one of those ideas that makes sense.  Usually only top teams can afford to shut down a section of road and do proper testing, however NASA Rally Sport’s grassroots mantra is all about being inclusive.     Newberry, MI (January 29, 2015)The mantra…

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Episode 258 – OpenPaddock.net Podcast

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSSOne of the most fun OpenPaddock episodes in recent history!  In our first hour and headlining the show are our special guests, NASA Rally Sport’s East and West directors Anders Green and Kristopher Marciniak.  NASA is the place for grassroots affordable rally racing, and it has a number of advantages beyond the cost savings.  Anders and Kris tell us all the details of the NASA rally series and how NASAhas the the flexibility to experiment with new technologies like Android tablets…

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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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NASA Rally Sport Releases 2015 Schedule

I can’t help but get behind this method of releasing next year’s NASA Rally Sport racing schedule.  Check out the video, and the listed schedule below.  Even more handy, here’s a link to their iCal calendar too. [youtube_sc url=”http://youtu.be/3AeoJdtPtho”]   Rally School / Rally Cross 2/21/15 February 3.6 months away Ridgecrest, CA Sandblast Rally 3/7/15 March 4.1 months away Cheraw, SC Empire State Performance Rally 4/25/15 April 5.7 months away Rock Hill, NY High Desert Trails Rally 5/2/15 May 5.9 months away Ridgecrest, CA Empire Hill Climb 5/30/15 May 6.8…

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PR: Jason Smith and Matt Brandenburg Earn National Rally Championship Titles at Black River Stages

Harrisville, New York (October 26, 2014) The woods of Upstate New York played host to two days of intense rally action last month. Black River Stages, the 2014 NASA National Rally Championship Event was held in the towns of Harrisville and Croghan on September 20-21st. A big field of rally teams from all over the country showed up to see just who would have what it takes to be the fastest on these twisty and sometimes muddy stages. Six qualifying events across the country led up to this winner-take-all event.…

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