Open Paddock RallyCast Ep. 35 – Mike Goes to a SCCA RallyCross

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSSA little bit of a different RallyCast this week as Mike Shaw went on location to compete in his first SCCA RallyCross.  This was the opening round of the Oregon Rally Group’s RallyCross series and it was at a brand new location. RallyCross is how so many drives get their start before moving on to stage rally and it’s easy to see why.  Although the course was short and sharp, some of the same challenges arose such as…

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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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2014 Mt. Hood Rally – Latest Updates

This page will be updated throughout the event with updated text of driver quotes, stage times, and if possible audio clips from the drivers as well.  Unfortunately initial tests by Mike and Paula Gibeault of rallydata.com showed an extremely weak data signal, so times and quotes will likely be slow in coming. Live Text main site   SATURDAY: &nbsp 14:20 SS3 Completed and cars starting SS4 after another re-seed. Most have been steadily improving their times now that the road has been swept clean, although #271 Matt Tabor was a…

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Rally – Oregon Trail on NBC Sports This Weekend!

PORTLAND, OREGON (May 28, 2014) – The spectacular scenery of The Columbia River George, Mt.Hood and surrounding areas will be on display this weekend as The Oregon Trail Rally, held May 2-4, airs on NBC Sports Network this Sunday, June 1 at 3 pm PT.   Round 3 of the Rally America National Championship will feature rally racing from Portland International Raceway (PIR) and on the challenging gravel roads of Dufur and Hood River.   The one-hour show is jointly produced by Rally America and Rage Productions (Bend, OR) and will…

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