RallyCast Episode 10 – Vexit and Subaru Helps ARA Solidify It’s Legitimacy

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSIn this episode Mike, Matt, and Tom welcome new member Ian Holmes to the show.  Ian helps us debate VW’s exit from the World Rally Championship and where the drivers might go.  We also discuss the big announcements last week from Subaru and the American Rally Association which appears to cement the new series as a real championship.  We go over the 2016 Rally America Championship results, what the ARA announcement might mean for Rally America, and we finish things off with…

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Toyota Reveals 2017 WRC Entry at Paris Motor Show with Surprising Sponsor

Today at the Paris Motor Show Toyota Gazoo Racing along with team boss and 4 times World Rally Champion Tommi Makinen, showed off their new 2017 Yaris WRC car with a massive Microsoft logo on the side.  In addition to Microsoft, Toyota Gazoo Racing also added DMG Mori (a machining company similar to Haas), and electronics manufacturer Panasonic.   In the press release, Toyota President Akio Toyoda stated “I believe that, like Toyota, Microsoft aims to enrich society in meaningful ways. Based on the on-going partnership, we aim to further develop…

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Kris Meeke Flies to Fastest Ever Victory at WRC Finland

WRC Finland.  Known as the Spiritual Home of Rally or the Grand Prix of the WRC due to its high speeds and massive fan base.  Regardless of what they call it, Finland is a special place for ralliests.  It is like going to Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Le Mans, or Monaco.  Steeped in history as the then Rally of 1000 Lakes, Finland has been on the World Championship calendar ever since the WRC was created.  The gravel roads here are as wide as a major thoroughfare, but are littered with crests, jumps,…

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Episode 291 RallyCast – OpenPaddock.net

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSWe have a massive show this week starting off with two special guests, Tino Fortunato of the All Fours Rally Team and Nick Roberts of the Nick Roberts Global Rally Team!  Then we move on to a preview of the Rally in the 100 Acre Wood, followed by a special review of the rejuvenated British Rally Championship from our good friend Tom Firth in the UK.  Then we finish it off with a bit of WRC Mexico. It’s a long show and…

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WRC Mexico 2016 USA On Air Times

Set your reminders folks, as there’s a healthy helping of live coverage for WRC Mexico this weekend.  Teams will be grinding it out in the hot and high altitudes outside of Guanajuato, and for once they are in a time zone we American’s don’t have to stay up all night follow!  There are 3 stages live on WRC+ in addition to the daily highlight and event review programs. SS1 – Guanajuato Street Stage – 1.09KM – Starts Thursday  6:00 PM Pacific Time SSS14 – Agua Zarca – 16.47KM – Starts Saturday 12:00 PM Pacific Time SS21 –…

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Episode 290 RallyCast – OpenPaddock.net

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSIn this week’s RallyCast we kick things off with special guest Anders Green of NASA Rally Sport!  NRS is known for their focus on grassroots rallying, but what you may not know is that they are also technical innovators when it comes to rally timing, scoring, registration, and organization.  Anders gives us the lowdown on all their new tech goodness as well as a preview of the upcoming Sandblast Rally which is only 8 days away!  Also in the program, Mike and Matt review…

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WRC – Are They Really Arguing About Safety?

The safety argument. It’s such an easy thing to use as the basis for an argument because nobody wants to say they are against safety right?   This week is the Rally Sweden, round 2 on the WRC calendar and the only true winter rally on the schedule (although Wales has had its share of surprises with a bit of the white stuff).  Unfortunately mother nature wasn’t cooperating and unseasonably high temperatures had melted all the snow for many of the stages.  In a desperate move to keep the rally on, organizers cancelled…

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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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Episode 288 – OpenPaddock.net Rally Podcast

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSA little bit of a change up as we split off the rally podcast into it’s own episode.  Our sportscar and open-wheel podcast will be recorded later in the week.  This week hosts Mike and John are joined by “The Professor” Doug Patterson, and a special guest and friend of the show from across the pond Tom Firth.  In this episode we wrap up our views on the Dakar Rally and Robby’s DNF.  We have a lot from WRC Monte Carlo, give a…

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Dakar Rally Report – Loeb Does it Again

9 times World Rally Champion has now won Stage 3, exciting many stage rally fans and showing that yesterday wasn’t a fluke.  That’s now two for two for Sebastien “The Master” Loeb and the powerhouse Peugeot Dakar team.  It didn’t take long for the cheers and jeers to start on social media of course.     We heard everything from: So now Loeb is making the Dakar as boring as he made the WRC. Thank goodness for the bikes   To:   Peugeot have done their homework since last year…

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