Episode 289 RallyCast – OpenPaddock.net

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWe 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 WRC Sweden which…

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Episode 288 – OpenPaddock.net Rally Podcast

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadA 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 quick preview Sno*Drift,…

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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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Episode 286 – OpenPaddock.net Podcast

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIn this episode in rally we talk about the wet and wild inaugural SCCA NW Rally Sprint at DirtFish Rally School with clips from winner Jeff Seehorn and chief organizer Kito Brielmaier.  We also discuss all the moves in the WRC (recorded before the Meeke announcement), and the new Hyundai i20 WRC 2016.  In our Ummm coverage, the F1 season ended, but the infighting continues.  In IndyCar The Mayor of Hinchtown is healed, Conor Daly finally gets the full season ride we’ve been hoping for, and…

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Episode 285 – OpenPaddock.net Podcast

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIn this episode we have special guest from the Pacific Northwest Kito Brielmaier who tells us all about the upcoming NW Rally Sprint. We also review the wet and wild Wales Rally GB and other bits of rally news. In our mixed motorsports segment we review the Mexico and Brazil GPs and finally in IndyCar we scrape the barrel to find some news.

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Higgins and Drew Move Up As Wales Rally GB Heads Into Darkness

7 times USA Rally Champion David Higgins and co-driver Craig Drew gained positions as those in front suffered in the stormy conditions during the day Saturday.  Massive amounts of rain, low hanging clouds, slippery mud, and standing water were the order of the day as remnants of hurricane Kate battered the Welsh countryside. Wales is used to heavy rain, however in this case they issued flood warnings and many outdoor events including a beloved rugby match were cancelled.  Not Wales Rally GB though.  The gravel roads in these Welsh forests are quite honestly…

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Higgins and Drew Storm Through Day 1 of Wales Rally GB

Day 1 of the final round of the World Rally Championship is coming to a close and we have of course been following the progress of Rally America multi-Champions David Higgins and Craig Drew.  Competing in a McRae liveried JRM built 2015 Subaru WRS STI Group N R4, the two have stunned many on the rain soaked and slippery Welsh stages with their pace.  Higgins told WRC Live Radio  that other than a little issue with the brakes after service the car has been great and he’s enjoyed moving up the field.…

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Wales Rally GB 2015 Live Coverage

There is a healthy helping of live coverage for Wales Rally GB this weekend.  The final round of the WRC 2015 calendar will have the 3 stages live on WRC+ in addition to the daily highlight and event review programs.  As a bonus, WRC+ is offering a 20% discount to those wanting to purchase their app for the entire 2016 season ahead of time.   SS9 – Gartheiniog 2 – 11.34KM – Starts Saturday 1:30 AM Pacific Time SSS13 – Chirk Castle – 2.06KM – Starts Saturday 6:30 AM Pacific Time…

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WRC 2016 Schedule Revealed

Unlike IndyCar, the WRC can at least get a schedule released prior to the end of their existing season.  Okay, jabs aside there are some interesting bits to this new schedule below.  It’s business as usual up until round 10 in September when the much anticipated China round is supposed to appear.  The big manufacturers like Citroen want it, but at the same time don’t want to pay for a 14th round in the championship.  If it happens as scheduled, teams will have 2 weeks to pack up and leave Germany…

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Episode 284 – OpenPaddock.net Podcast

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIn this episode Mike and John discuss the dramatic finish to World Rally Championship round in Spain along with other rally news. In our UMMM section John gives us a fans percpective from his trip to the hurricane soaked US Grand Prix in Austin, which turned out to be one of the greatest F1 races in a long time. We finish up with IndyCar’s 2016 schedule, and show our support for #Shirts4Sage.   In case you missed it, here’s a link to the IndyCar #Shirts4Sage Josef Newgarden…

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