The 2015 New England Forest Rally

The 2015 New England Forest Rally was dubbed “The Battle of the Titans” with a list of entries not seen at a Rally America event in years.  OpenPaddock.net teamed up with Andrew Pascarella of racedinanger.com to get us all the details of how the event went down last weekend… Higgins and Drew topped a stacked field at the 2015 New England Forest Rally. Their biggest rivals Ken Block and Alex Gelsomino fought hard to beat the top Subaru, but dry and dusty conditions on Friday turned into slick and muddy…

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Episode 266 – OpenPaddock.net Podcast

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadFor Tuesday April 7th 2015 it’s back to John and Mike to cover the news of the past two weeks.  In Rally things are still a bit quiet unless you’re Irish.  Also some exciting announcements of two USA rally drivers going global and some international rally machines coming stateside.  In our Misc. Motorsports segment we discuss the surprisingly exciting F1 race in Malaysia.  Then we move on to the shrapnel laden season opener that was IndyCar at St. Pete.  We finish up with a few…

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Red Bull GRC Returns to the Dirt at The Dirt Track in Charlotte

Although gravel and dirt would make any traditional rally car at home, the Red Bull GRC cars are more tuned for tarmac and will be struggling for grip this weekend.  Smooth acceleration and clean driving will be the key.  Tune into NBC at 2:00PM Eastern (11:00 AM Pacific) to watch all the action. To catch heat races make sure you go to http://livetiming.net/grc   IN BRIEF: The Charlotte area is home to a significant portion of the Red Bull Global Rallycross field, making this weekend’s tilt at The Dirt Track at Charlotte…

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IMSA-Six Hours Makes for a Great Race

Perfect! Watching the Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen this word came to my mind time and time again. Sure not everything IMSA did was perfect the racing it self was not flawless to say the least. But that is part of what made this race perfect for racing fans in general. Not to mention the fact that after the 6 hours the points races in all for classes are just beginning to heat up. Yes we can have the performance equality conversation between the DP and the LM P2…

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PR – Pirelli World Challenge returns to New Jersey Motorsports Park with TC, TCA, TCB doubleheader

Millville, N.J. – The 2014 Pirelli World Challenge season, the 25th Anniversary of the championship, sees the series in two places this weekend of May 30 through June 1. While the GT, GT-A and GTS divisions are racing on the streets of Detroit, the Touring Car (TC), new Touring Car A class (TCA) and Touring Car B-Spec class (TCB) have a doubleheader weekend as the series makes its return to New Jersey Motorsports Park for the first time in five years. Thus far Honda has dominated the TC class, but…

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OpEd – Caption This: USF2000 at MidOhio

Spencer Pigot, driver of the #2 Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing USF2000 car sponsored by Team Pelfrey, won Race #1 on Saturday at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. In Victory Circle, he enjoyed the spoils of his winning drive. Ah! The thrill of victory! Leave your ideas for a caption in the comments section below! Get a good/funny/weird photo from the races? Send it to me at doug@openpaddock.net and we’ll post it for all to enjoy and caption.

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