Red Bull GRC – Daytona is Best Track Yet

As we mentioned on the podcast earlier this week, Red Bull GRC’s stop in Daytona has the biggest and most dynamic track to date.  The 0.924 mile circuit features the joker in turn one to split the field and preventing the infamous pile ups that caused red flags in past events.  Additionally this course has long enough straights that the cars are reaching 120MPH!   Qualifying, Heat 1, and Heat 2 are already complete.  What I could best discern from their tweeted commentary, this course is allowing for very close…

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PR – Red Bull GRC in NYC Recap

Red Bull Global Rallycross Race Recap: Volkswagen Rallycross NY IN BRIEF: Tanner Foust’s miserable luck from the onset of the 2014 Red Bull Global Rallycross season appears to be firmly behind him, as his constant speed finally delivered him a victory in Volkswagen Rallycross NY on Sunday. After a penalty to Scott Speed erased a Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross 1-2 finish, Nelson Piquet Jr. stepped up into second place and the points lead, and Ken Block earned his first podium of the year. HEAT RECAPS: Five drivers earned heat victories in six total heats on Saturday,…

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PR – RED BULL GLOBAL RALLYCROSS RETURNS TO DIRTFISH

The breaking news that really kind of isn’t.  Red Bull GRC officially announced today that DirtFish Rally School will be the host of the penultimate round of the championship this coming September 26th and 27th.  In all honesty, I can’t think of anywhere else in the Pacific Northwest to showcase GRC.  I was there back in 2011 and it was quite honestly the best venue they’ve ever had for Rallycross in the USA, ever.  The reason I say this isn’t breaking news is simply because of DirtFish Rally School’s involvement…

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Red Bull GRC Skips Detroit & Converts LA to a Double Header

The Red Bull Global Rallycross Championship announced today that they will not be in Detroit in August and instead will be doubling up their LA round in September to make sure the championship still has 10 rounds.  An interesting turn of events and I’m curious to dig into what caused the Detroit fallout.  Ford would have wanted to make a showing in their home town, but then again it is Detroit so maybe it was bound to fail anyway?  Official Press Release is below.            …

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Red Bull GRC Needs a Win in DC as Much as the Drivers

Today the newly re-branded Red Bull Global Rallycross Championship kicks off it’s first “normal” USA event in Washington D.C., and it is going to be LIVE on NBC.  Not NBC Sports mind you, but the main NBC network (tune in at 2PM Eastern/ 11AM Pacific).  They have promised   So why does Red Bull GRC need a win?  After a successful event in Barbados the series next stop was X-Games Austin that was quite honestly utter crap.  A combination of poor track design, multiple delays from hot headed drivers causing…

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Rally – Red Bull GRC Kicks off in Barbados

Although not televised until next weekend on NBC, you can follow all the happenings of the Red Bull Global Rallycross Championship season opener at the Top Gear Festival in Barbados via social networking and their live timing web site.  Sure it isn’t quite the same as the live programming coming later this season, but unless you want to ignore your Twitter and Facebook for a week you might as well delve in.   Red Bull GRC’s Christopher Leone who was nice enough to take the time to be on our…

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Rally – Red Bull Global Rallycross Media Day

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSWow, what an incredible day.  I got the amazing opportunity to represent OpenPaddock.net at the launch of the newly re-branded Red Bull Global Rallycross Championship at their Media Day in Los Angeles, California.  The location for this media event was at the Port of LA, where after passing by mile after mile of shipping containers my route diverted me to a more scenic drive lined with palm trees and even passing by the historic USS Iowa battleship.  Finally at the end…

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Rally America – Exciting New Developments

Yes, it is not all doom and gloom.  Last week I posted an article that was admittedly a bit vague, with concern for Rally America’s national championships.  Two of the 2013 champions, plus Ken Block and a few other regular national entrants stated that they are unable to continue in the 2014 national championship season.  There were quite a few comments here on the site as well as on Facebook and Twitter and I must say I really appreciate hearing from all of you as passionate about the sport as…

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GRC – Overseas Recap

The Global Rallycross Championship returned to the United States this weekend.  Before I get into the drama of New Hampshire, here’s a quick recap of what happened overseas. First of all, I have been quite critical of the GRC organizers and their track designs, at least until now.  The first event was at X-Games Brazil, and the track consisted of 90% clay dirt and a single concrete slab used as the start / finish.  In Brazil the dust was a huge issue, so to combat that they added water to…

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