Episode 282 – OpenPaddock.net Podcast

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSSEpisode 281 for Thursday October 8th 2015 Mike is flying solo on this one, that means its heavy on rally this week.  Rally topics include a review of WRC’s Tour de Corse, the 2016 WRC Calendar, Red Bull GRC Barbados, and the announcement of the first SCCA Rally Sprint in the Pacific Northwest.  Mercedes was back on song and the Grand Prix of Japan while Ganassi tests the new 2016 Ford GT.  IndyCar news is light, as can be expected from…

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NASA Rally Sport Releases 2015 Schedule

I can’t help but get behind this method of releasing next year’s NASA Rally Sport racing schedule.  Check out the video, and the listed schedule below.  Even more handy, here’s a link to their iCal calendar too. [youtube_sc url=”http://youtu.be/3AeoJdtPtho”]   Rally School / Rally Cross 2/21/15 February 3.6 months away Ridgecrest, CA Sandblast Rally 3/7/15 March 4.1 months away Cheraw, SC Empire State Performance Rally 4/25/15 April 5.7 months away Rock Hill, NY High Desert Trails Rally 5/2/15 May 5.9 months away Ridgecrest, CA Empire Hill Climb 5/30/15 May 6.8…

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Episode 246 – OpenPaddock.net Podcast

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSSOpenPaddock.net Podcast Episode #246 for Tuesday August 26th, 2014 Preview UMMM – F1 how it should be… at Spa… IndyCar – Dixon wins at Sonoma while Willy P tries to give it away again, Carpenter Fisher Hartman signing, and potential signing, more on 2015 schedule MRTI – All the championships wrapped up at Sonoma Rally – Hyundai wins in WRC and GRC, but Subaru wins in Rally America Ummmmm-Unintelligible ‘malgamum of mixed motorsports musings F1 – Spa Quals…

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MRTI – 2014 Event Schedules Are Here!

The 2014 schedules are out for the entire Mazda Road to Indy: USF2000, Pro Mazda, and Indy Lights. This will be the fifth year for the Mazda Road to Indy Program and for the Cooper Tires Presents the USF2000 National Championship Powered by Mazda, the second year of operation under Andersen Promotions for the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires, and will be the first year for the newly retitled Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires. Firestone, who had been a long-standing supporter and title sponsor of the Indy…

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What Next Year Holds – 2014 Tudor United Sports Car Schedule

On September 20th 2013 IMSA announced the Tudor United SportsCar Championship Schedule.   The season will be a total of 12 events visiting many of the old standbys but there will no doubt be some people missing some of the old venues.   The finalized schedule is below. 2014 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship Schedule Date Event Jan 25-26 Daytona International Speedway Mar 15 Sebring International Raceway Apr 12 Long Beach Street Circuit May 4 Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca May 31 Detroit Belle Isle Jun 29 Watkins Glen International Jul 13 Canadian Tire…

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USF2000 – A Look at the 2013 Schedule

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Earlier today, the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda announced its 2013 race schedule. There are some significant changes from the 2012 schedule, but in all, I think they’re good ones. The series competes along side the other series within the Mazda Road to Indy program and the IZOD IndyCar Series more frequently, and there’s less of a gap between races during the summer. Last year, there were no races in June or July, meaning that teams and drivers had to wait two and a half months after the…

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IndyLights – Firestone Indy Lights 2013 Schedule

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INDYCAR released the race schedule for the 2013 Firestone Indy Lights season. We already knew the IZOD IndyCar Series schedule, so the details of the Indy Lights schedule really comes as no surprise. One thing I am rather surprised at is the absence of the Circuit Trois-Rivières from the schedule. Instead of racing in Canada, the Firestone Indy Lights series rejoins the IZOD IndyCar Series at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course the first weekend in August. This is going to make track time during the already jam-packed weekend at Mid-Ohio…

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Episode 158 – OpenPaddock.net Podcast

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSSWhile Mike is off playing with bears in the woods somewhere in the Smokey Mountains, Shaun and Doug talk about the confirmation of Red Bull Media House as the 2013 Promoter for the WRC, the reconfiguration of the WRC classes, Formula 1 silly season with Hamilton to Mercedes and Perez to McLaren, and we spend a lot of time talking about the IZOD IndyCar Series 2013 race schedule. Sit back and enjoy as we stagger, stumble, and stutter…

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IndyCar – Pocono, The Tricky Triangle is Back!

Some of you in the eastern half of the US may have heard a loud detonation or felt a seismic event yesterday. That was the head out our own Spike Rogan exploding after his conversation with Christopher Mele, Executive Editor for the Pocono Record, about IZOD IndyCar Series’ return to Pocono Raceway. Spike has been leading a campaign for a LONG time advocating the return of open-wheel racing to the tricky triangle through various social-media outlets, including a dedicated page Bring IndyCar Back to Pocono. “Every chance I got to…

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Star Mazda – St. Petersburg Starting Grid and Preview

The Star Mazda Championship Presented by Goodyear begins its 2012 season on the Streets of St. Petersburg this weekend, and it looks like they will start with a pretty healthy grid. While not the 30+ cars they used to have, its still nice to see that 21 cars will take laps in anger around the hybrid airport/street circuit in St. Petersburg, Florida for two races this Saturday and Sunday. Juncos Racing looks to be very strong this season with the addition of Connor Di Philippi and the resigning of Martin…

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