Episode 187 – OpenPaddock.net Podcast

New OPKevin has the plague this week, so Mike, Doug, and Mike are given free reign of the controls! Whitesell and Patterson debate Sato’s driving and Barfield’s non-call, we recap Indy Lights testing at IMS, BRIEFLY preview F1’s return to Europe, and Shaw brings us all the gory details of the Oregon Trail Rally and Loebs return and dominance at Rally Argentina.

Show Notes


  • IndyCar – Sao Paulo has a new Mayor, despite incumbent’s attempts to block his election, and yes Virginia, it’s May!
  • F1 – Barcelona preview…. not much else
  • Rally – Loeb wins in Argentina, Higgins wins Oregon Trail


  • Sao Paulo
    • Quals
    • Race review
    • Bad day to be Brazilian
    • results – standings
  • Townsend Bell, Buddy Rice Push Indy 500 Entries To 33
  • Pippa Mann is officially 31st entry for next month’s Indy 50
  • Kurt Busch to open IndyCar action next week with test run
  • Kentucky Speedway keen for IndyCar to return


  • O’Gara debuts at Indy in Lights test
  • FIL Test Results
  • Pro Mazda & USF2000 to test at Mid-Ohio and IRP ORP LORP


  • Catalunya Preview


  • Rally America – Oregon Trail Rally
    • Day 1
    • Day 2
    • Day 3
    • results – standings
    • Next Up STPR – May 31st-June 1st
  • WRC – Argentina review
    • Sebastien Loeb adopting Mikko Hirvonen’s style
    • door issue a factor in Dani Sordo’s crash
    • results – standings
    • Next Up Acropolis Rally – May 31st-June 2nd

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