Episode 289 RallyCast – OpenPaddock.net

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSWe continue our segregated podcasts with episode #289, what we’re calling the Rally-Cast.  This week for your listening pleasure Doug Patterson joins Mike Shaw and Matt Kalish as we interview special guests Troy Miller and Steve Harrell who showed just how close a rally can be decided, and that sportsmanship among competitors can be more important than a victory.  We also discuss the rest of the results from Sno*Drift as well as other Rally America news.  We finish off with a short preview of…

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Sno*Drift 2016 Day 1 Complete, on to Day 2

  Results from Day 1 of Sno*Drift National Rally show what we all typically expect from the slippery snowy event. Staying on the road and out of the snowbanks is key, as is using the right tire, especially since studs are not allowed. Top seed SP driver Lauchlin O’Sullivan and co-driver Scott Putnam used their advantageous first on road position to good use and lead the overall standings by almost 3 minutes.  Last year’s 2WD champion Troy Miller has moved to SP class and has a new co-driver in Steven…

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RALLY – BREAKING NEWS – Rally America to be Televised on NBC Sports

I can’t believe I’m actually writing this!  It has been announced via the below image from Sno*Drift that NBC Sports will be carrying coverage of the entire Rally America National Championship series!   As our very own Doug Patterson posted in a reply to Andrew Comrie-Picard a couple of weeks ago “With as many outlets as are available now, surely someone would be willing to pick up a 30-min or hour highlight show for the Rally America events, right?”  Apparently Doug was spot on, but this is one better.  It…

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Episode 173 – OpenPaddock.net Podcast

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSIn this week’s OpenPaddock.net Podcast, Kevin, Mike, and Mike recap an exciting Rolex 24 at Daytona and the opening round of the Rally America National Championship, the Sno*Drift Rally. They also go through the week’s news in Formula One and IndyCar including a look at the recently released 2013 IZOD IndyCar Series rule book. If you haven’t done so already, be sure to like us on Facebook, http://www.facebook.com/OpenPaddock, and follow us on Twitter, http://www.twitter.com/OpenPaddock, for a chance to win some sweet…

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Episode 172 – OpenPaddock.net Podcast

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSIt’s rally time!! Mike Shaw takes us through a recap of the opening round of the World Rally Championship, the legendary Monte Carlo Rally, and gives us a preview of the opening round of the Rally America series, the always slippery Sno*Drift Rally. Kevin, Doug, and Mike Whitesell finish out the show with news from Formula 1, IndyCar and a brief look at the upcoming 24hrs of Daytona. We’re also giving more stuff away this week! To one of our Twitter…

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Rally America – Slippin’ ‘n’ Slidin’ at Sno*Drift

The first of six rounds for the Rally America National Championship is in the books, and wow was it a great rally! The conditions near Atlanta, MI in the upper portion of the lower peninsula were treacherous! There was packed ice below about an inch or two of snow on the road surfaces which made grip difficult to manage. Since studded tires are not legal in every state where the Rally America championship is contested, they are prohibited in the technical regulations. I don’t care how aggressive of a tread…

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