Episode 258 – OpenPaddock.net Podcast

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadOne 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 for timing/scoring and new racing platforms such as…

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Episode 257 – OpenPaddock.net Podcast

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadReturning after a week away, we finally review F1’s finale at Abu Dhabi and other F1 nonsense.  In rally we talk about the return of Sebastien Loeb, more WRC silly season, and a bit about N. American rally.  We finish up with IndyCar rules changes, and more teams coming to Indy Lights.

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Rally – OpenPaddock LIVE from Mt. Hood Rally!

I’m happy to announce that I’ll be out at the Mt. Hood Rally this Saturday providing (hopefully) live-ish stage end reporting!  I say live-ish as I don’t have live radio as an option, however I will be recording stage end reactions from the drivers and posting texted quotes.  Of course this is all relative to the signal we are able to get in the area, but thanks to the help of rallydata.com of whom I’m working in conjunction with for live texting, we should be able to make it work thanks…

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Episode 168 – OpenPaddock.net Podcast

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadKevin, Mike, Mike and Doug are happy to have Conor Daly as their guest tonight. Conor talks with the OP boyz about the different racing culture in Europe, having spent the past two years competing full-time in GP3. He also talks with us about his goals for 2013, his upcoming IZOD IndyCar Series test with AJ Foyt Racing, as well as a bit of rally. We need to start a campaign to get Conor into the X-Games RallyX event! Also, anyone have a car…

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F1 – Williams Confirm 2013 Drivers

The Formula 1 season has been over for just a couple of days now, but that is just long enough for Sir Frank Williams to announce his 2013 driver lineup. The Williams team had a mixed season in 2012 as consistency was an issue. Even with those issues, it was one of the best that Sir Frank has had in the last half decade as the team returned to the top of the podium with a stunning drive by Pastor Maldonado during the Spanish Grand Prix. The car had shades…

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OpenPaddock Podcast – Episode 165

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThis week on the OpenPaddock Podcast, we have a packed show and a full house! Mike, Doug, and Kevin are joined by our new Rally reporter Mike Shaw and friend of the show John Olsakovsky. We begin with analysis from Mike Shaw on Petter Solberg’s future in rally and the sad sorry state of M-Sport. Whitesell and Patterson get excited about the addition of GT3 cars in the SCCA Pirelli World Challenge, for our money, some of the absolute best sports car racing to…

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Featured – OpenPaddock.net F1 Challenge

The Formula 1 season is here and to mark the start in Melbourne, we have opened up a Formula 1 prediction game over at Autosport.com! The rules are easy, pick the top 10 finishers and pick fastest lap and other statistics. The entry is free! Just head over to Autosport.com and click on the Castrol Prediction banner. Quickly register for the game and look for the OpenPaddock.net league! Below is the information to join! You here us pick podiums every week on the show, now it is time for you to…

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Rally America – Leg 1 Complete at 100AW

It was finally time to see cars on stage and driving in anger for the Rally in the 100 Acre Woods. There were at least five cars on hand with a chance to win the event overall. All eyes were on three drivers however. Ken Block, David Higgins, and Antoine L’Estage were the leaders for their respected manufacturers. When the first car went live at 2:01pm, all gloves were off and the battle dubbed “Clash of the Titans” was under way. Ken Block and his HFHV would take the first…

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