Open Paddock RallyCast Ep. 33 – Review of the 2018 Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally with William Petrow

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThis week Ian and Mike reconnect with William Petrow of Broken Motorsports who subbed as the “Voice of ARA” at STPR this past weekend.  We review all the excitement from the Waste Management jump to the exclusion drama at the finish from one of the most challenging rallies on the American Rally Association Championship Series calendar.  We finish up with Petrow sneaking in something about “Bleeding Tarmac” …damn it Petrow!   You can follow William Petrow, Broken Motorsports, Bleeding Tarmac, and…

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American Rally Association Expands to 6 Rounds with Canadian Winter Opener

In today’s press release from the American Rally Association, they have announced their full 2017 championship schedule along with a new 6th round to begin the season with a winter event in Canada.   Full press release: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SIX EVENTS INCLUDING A ROUND IN CANADA FILL OUT 2017 ARA SEASON American Rally Association Formally Announces Events in 2017 National Championship Series   Plymouth, New Hampshire (October 16, 2016) – The American Rally Association announced today that they will collaborate with the Canadian Rally Association for Round 1 of…

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Op-Ed: American Rally Championships Expected to be a 5 to 4 Split for 2017

After yesterday’s announcement that the Oregon Trail Rally will switch to the newly formed American Rally Association, there was a quick response from the organizers of the Rally in the 100 Acre Wood that they would remain under the existing Rally America sanctioning. We would like to announce that Rally in the 100 Acre Wood will be March 17-18, 2017 and will be Round 2 of the Rally America Championship. The 100AW group is starting its planning now and hopes the sanction has little bearing on who can come to…

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STPR 2016 – Review & Photo Gallery

By Andrew Pascarella   We were hoping the 2016 Waste Management Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally would provide a continuation of the close battles at the front we saw from the previous rounds that included Subaru Rally Team USA Teammates David Higgins and Travis Pastrana.  Coming into the event, Travis had won 100 Acre Wood while David won the Oregon Trail Rally.  They had one victory each with the two trading stage wins and gaps so close that each event was only decided on the final stages.  Unfortunately before STPR began the gap between Travis and David…

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STPR Starts Today! – Links to Follow Round 5 of the Rally America National Championship!

Bouncing back across to the eastern side of the country after the west coast swing of Oregon Trail Rally and Olympus Rally we’ve now reached the halfway point in the Rally America National Championship.  The Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally is round 5 and it is set to be a barnstormer of an event.   At the top Open Class we have the returning battle between Subaru Rally Team USA teammates David Higgins and Craig Drew vs. Travis Pastrana and Christian Edstrom.  So far the score is one win apiece, so who will…

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Episode 234 – OpenPaddock.net Podcast

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThe ever awesome and entertaining Chris Duplessis joins us to discuss Rally America’s Susquehannock Trail Perfomance Rally, Mike Shaw breaks down the rest of the news from the world of Rally and gets us ready for the X-Games GRC event, Jeremy and Doug recap the Kansas City Region SCCA’s Solo Event #4, look at the season championship standings, and Jeremy recaps the Spring Nationals from Lincoln Air Park, and lastly John and Doug take a look at the surprisingly entertaining IndyCar…

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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 191 – OpenPaddock.net Podcast

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSKevin, Mike, Mike, and Doug review IndyCar’s double-header at Detroit and admit surprise that it didn’t suck. We also offer opinion on the technical plan Walker has for IndyCar, and we discuss the news from Formula 1. Mike Shaw recaps the STPR Rally and the Acropolis Rally, and we collectively fire Shaun for being back in the States and not joining us on the show. A reminder from last week’s show that the Kansas City Region SCCA will be hosting it’s…

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