RallyCast Episode 05 – OpenPaddock.net

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIn this week’s episode Mike and Matt begin the first hour with special guest Jeff Seehorn of Seehorn Motorsports who finished on his first Rally America national podium at The Rally in the 100 Acre Wood.  Jeff gives us a drivers perspective of the event and what his plans are for the rest of the season.  Then Matt and Mike give their detailed breakdown of all the happenings from 100 Acre Wood.  Finally at the 1:39 mark we finish with our second special guest Kito Brielmaier of the…

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Episode 283 – OpenPaddock.net Podcast

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadEpisode 283 for Wednesday October 21st 2015. In this episode Jace Tuttle helps review the Mt. Hood Rally while Matt Kalish covers LSPR. We also preview WRC Spain and a few bits of other WRC news. John tells us that Bernie finally admits F1 is broken and Lime Rock Park is fighting to stay in existence.  IndyCar, well it’s nothing but more long, long, silly season. We do however have details on what Derek Walker’s plans were before he gave up and stepped away.   Rally Rally…

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Episode 280 – OpenPaddock.net Podcast

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadPodcast #280 for Wednesday, September 16, 2015 It’s a rally heavy episode, as that’s where all the action was last weekend.  We review Rally Australia and give our reasons why night stages should stay in the WRC.  We also review the Red Bull Global Rallycross double header in Los Angeles and hope for a better track in Barbados.  John reviews the Italian GP and other F1 news including word that an American might be back behind the wheel.  And we finish with the commencement of the…

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PR: Red Bull GRC – Detroit

After multiple attempts over the past few years, the Red Bull Global Rallycross Championship finally makes it to the Motor City.  The host location is the famed (or maybe infamous if you’re an IndyCar fan) streets of Belle Isle.   The track hits my personal sweet spot being 0.757 miles long, and the joker lap is very unique with the standard lap and joker encompassing different paths around the signature fountain.  I do have concerns about the tight Turn 1 potentially causing red flags as the exit is extremely narrow…

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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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Episode 265 – OpenPaddock.net Podcast

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThis week is our IndyCar season kick-off with honored guest & former host Mike Whitesell!  In rally, we discuss WRC safety and some big news out of Red Bull GRC.  In our miscellaneous motorsports mayhem we’ll talk a little bit about the Grand Prix of Australia and other F1 news, along with a bit about Conor Daly’s impressive run at the Sebring 12 hour endurance race.  And we finish with the IndyCar and Mazda Road to Indy preview for St. Petersburg.  It’s been too long…

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Episode 259 – OpenPaddock.net Podcast

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadFrom Tuesday December 30th, this is our final episode of 2014.  In rally we talk about the Rally America rumor mill, a bit of news regarding upcoming Rally Monte Carlo, preview the Dakar Rally (Daily Dakar updates on NBC Sports starting Monday Jan. 5th), and we finish up with the latest of a string of new American Rally Championships that just keep coming out of the woodwork.  This time it’s something called the Extreme American Rally Championship.  In F1 we talk about Haas purchasing…

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Episode 257 – OpenPaddock.net Podcast

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadReturning after a week away, we finally review F1’s finale at Abu Dhabi and other F1 nonsense.  In rally we talk about the return of Sebastien Loeb, more WRC silly season, and a bit about N. American rally.  We finish up with IndyCar rules changes, and more teams coming to Indy Lights.

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Rally – Mikko Hirvonen Announces Retirement

Mikko Hirvonen is one of the fastest drivers and one of the most beloved personalities the World Rally Championship has ever seen. He broke the mold of how most westerners saw Finns, as Mikko was unafraid to show his raw emotions and talk in detail about his successes and failures to the media. He also has one heck of a sense of humor that was well displayed in his travel videos he did with co-driver Jarmo Lehtinen in their first season with Citroen.  By far Mikko’s  greatest successes came from the…

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MRTI – Championship Battles Tighten After MidOhio

The Mid-Ohio IndyCar weekend is a special one to many of us here at OpenPaddock.net. Ok, two of us: Mr. Whitesell and myself. While we do enjoy the IndyCar action throughout the weekend, one of the true joys of the event is the variety and quantity of racing one gets to enjoy. The Mazda Road to Indy was fully represented with Indy Lights and Pro Mazda holding double-headers and USF2000 holding a triple-header. The multiple points-paying races meant that the championship standings could change dramatically, and there were indeed some…

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