RallyCast Episode 27 with Oz Rally Pro’s Alex and Rhianon Gelsomino

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSMike and Ian are finally back together! This week we have returning guests Alex and Rhianon Gelsomino of Oz Rally Pro. We discuss their new Elite Co-Driver Academy program, get a comparison between AP4 and R5 performance, and they even stick around to discuss WRC Monte Carlo and the new WRC+ All Live coverage with us! You can follow Oz Rally Pro, Alex and Rhianon at these Social Media Links: Oz Rally Pro Advanced Rally Training –        Alex Gelsomino –    …

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In The Paddock – Episode 5 Featuring Alex & Rhianon Gelsomino!

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThis week Mike and Ian had the pleasure of speaking with two of America’s most experienced and successful co-drivers, Alex and Rhianon Gelsomino.  These two have traveled the world competing in the WRC, BRC, ARC, ARA, NASA Rally Sport, Rally America, you name it, sitting in the right seat (or sometimes left seat).  Additionally they’ve formed OZ Rally Pro, a program designed to teach teams how to create and use proper pace notes and the keys to becoming professionals just like…

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RallySafe Testing at Lake Superior Performance Rally

If you follow international rally racing, you may have heard of RallySafe.  The RallySafe system is an on-board electronic device that can instantly alert safety crews and oncoming cars of emergencies.  In addition to the safety aspect, this system also provides live timing, including split times and GPS location information.  Here’s a description of the RallySafe system from their web site: The RallySafe unit is a small electronic module fitted to a vehicle for use by the navigator and driver. It incorporates a full colour display, key pad, accelerometers, a…

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RALLY – Colin Clark’s WRC Australia Preview and “Bingle”

The Voice of Rally, Colin Clark entertains us along with fellow WRC Live Radio correspondent George Donaldson with a preview of this weekend’s Rally Australia. [youtube_sc url=”http://youtu.be/smccH-cHiws”] In addition to the beautiful scenery and wildlife of Eastern Australia, Colin also got an up close and personal taste of the dangers these stages can produce.  In a guest ride with none other than 2013’s Rally America 2wd Champion, Brendan Reeves, Colin got a ride he’ll never forget.  After a big jump at high speed they go off the road and crash,…

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Three Rally America Titles Decided in New England and Duplessis Shows He’s Still Fast

Well it’s official and expected.  David Higgins and Craig Drew of Subaru Rally Team USA win the New England Forest Rally, and with that the overall 2014 Rally America National Championship.  This is their 4th consecutive Rally America title and there are still two events remaining to run. Their combination of blazing fast pace and consistency is unrivaled and not likely to be overcome anytime soon.  Massive congratulations to the team, crew, and Higgins and Drew for once again showing how dominant they can be. David Higgins and Craig Drew Photo Credit:…

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PR – Subaru Rally Team USA Dominates STPR

www.rally-america.com Wellsboro, Pennsylvania (June 1, 2014) — Subaru Rally Team USA’s David Higgins and Craig Drew dominated the Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally (STPR), the fourth round of the Rally America National Championship, on May 30-31 in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania. It is the third overall victory for the team this season to widen their Rally America points standings lead.Higgins and Drew won all twelve stages while being first on the road and drove flawlessly while their closest rivals, FY Racing’s Adam Yeoman and Jordan Schulze, gave chase until Yeoman crashed into a tree…

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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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Rally – Oregon Trail 2014 Preview

Round three of the Rally America National Championship gets underway this week with the Oregon Trail Rally.  The only event on the calendar in the western United States, Oregon Trail is also the longest event spanning 3 days.   The Weather: Over the last week the Pacific Northwest has had some fairly heavy rain, however drying conditions are in the forecast with temperatures in the 70’s for Friday and Saturday with only a slight possibility of a few scattered showers on Sunday.  Their could be some dusty conditions on Saturday…

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Rally America Returns to TV Tomorrow …and it Looks Good!

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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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