Episode 97 – OpenPaddock.net podcast

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadJoin Shaun and Doug as they recap this past weekend’s rally action as well as rumors surrounding Subaru and the WRX. Doug has all of the Firestone Indy Lights news from the week as well as a look ahead to Edmonton. We cover Foyt and Honda as well as who else will pick what. As always, sit back and enjoy the show!

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Service Park – STPR, Ukraine, and 2012

Another weekend of great rally action warrants another edition of the Service Park. We had the Rally America boys and girls going at it here domestically and the Prime Yalta round of the IRC as well. Don’t forget the FiA has released the 2012 WRC calendar as well with the return of an old friend and some new faces being excluded. 2012 WRC Calendar: The FiA has released next year’s calendar and to a few peoples surprise, Monte Carlo is back on for 2012. If you remember, Monte Carlo had…

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MSP – Neuville, Loix, Hanninen, and Oregon Trail

It has been a long while since I have been able to write a Monday Service Park, but I have one for you this week as the IRC concluded its third round in France. A good rally with lots of excitement and a Peugeot claiming the top step over the mighty Skoda Fabia S2000. So without further delay, here is this week’s Monday Service Park. Tour de Corse-E.Leclerc The third round of the IRC saw the series head to a historic event on the French island. The rally is traditionally…

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Rally – Red Bull Skoda Ready to Attack SWRC

One of my top story lines for Rally Mexico is going to be the arrival of the Red Bull Skoda outfit and 2010 IRC champion Juho Hanninen. A seat that was previously held by Patrik Sandell now goes to one of the top all around drivers in rally and they will be looking to win south of the border. Skoda is currently fielding one factory level entry with their man Juho at the wheel while a second car will be fielded by Baumschlager Rally Racing. Hermann Gassner jr will be…

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MSP – Sweden, Mikkleson, VP Fuel, and SPEED Center

The WRC season has arrived and because of that, we will now move the Service Park column to Monday to accommodate. What a show the WRC put on in Sweden to usher in its new era of car and talent. This rally had absolutely everything and will go down as one of the most exciting rallies we have seen in a long time. Final Thoughts on Sweden Are you serious!?! This has been one of the best overall rallies we have seen in sometime. New Zealand was amazing due to…

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SSP – Kubica, Sandell, and DMACK *Update*

Welcome to this week’s Sunday Service Park and it is with great regret we kick off the column with terrible news. Yet again the motosport world has turned its eyes to rally and not for the right reasons. Lotus Renault F1¬†driver Robert Kubica suffered a huge accident this morning in Italy competing in the Ronde di Andora rally. The Formula 1 ace and a pre-season favorite has multiple fractures in his right arm and leg. The polish driver was air lifted to the hospital where surgery began on his right…

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Rally – Sunday Service Park 1/23/11

After a brief break, we are back for another Sunday Service Park with just a few things happening…including the Monte Carlo Rally. Not a big deal is it? Team that with a few driver signings and we now present this weeks service park. Monte Carlo The IRC kicked off its season with the centenary edition of the Monte Carlo Rally. The Indy 500 of rally has really become an invitational event since leaving the WRC a couple years ago. Every year we see a couple WRC drivers step outside of…

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