Episode 208 – OpenPaddock.net Podcast

New OPThis week Doug, Mike, and Mike review the IndyCar and IndyLights finales at Fontana and begin looking at the silly season news and rumors. Mr. Whitesell leads us through the news in Formula 1 and we preview the final Indian Grand Prix. Wrapping up the show, Mr. Shaw recaps the glorious event that was LSPR and gives us a preview of the WRC Rally de Espana.

OpenPaddock.net Podcast: Episode 208 – Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013


  • Fontana Review
    • IndyCar title rivals get grid penalties
    • Viso out, Munoz in for Fontana IndyCar
    • Wilson suffers fractured pelvis in Fontana crash
    • Dixon claims third title as Power storms Fontana IndyCar finale
    • Results – Final Standings
    • Manufacturer’s Championship – Chevy
  • Andretti Autosport officially confirms Honda switch
  • Andretti Autosport confirms Hinchcliffe return with new sponsor
  • Supposedly this went down to the wire
  • Sebastien Bourdais to join KV Racing
  • St. Petersburg Grand Prix seeking new title sponsor
  • HP, Schmidt Hamilton Motorsports to part ways
  • 2014 IndyCar calendar features 18 races, same three double-headers
  • ABC Supply, Andretti Sports Marketing announce 2014 Milwaukee IndyCar plans
  • Ashley Judd “Going to Give It Another Try” With Estranged Husband Dario Franchitti


  • Karam takes Lights title, Munoz wins Fontana
  • Brabham gets Andretti Lights seat
  • Tony Cotman on 2015 Indy Lights car

Formula 1

  • Ecclestone to give Valencia barriers to New Jersey
  • Torro Rosso hire Kvyat for race seat
  • The Indian Grand Prix Farewell Tour Preview


  • Higgins/Subaru win LSPR and take RA championship
    • Ken Block on his lid…. again
    • Results – Final Standings
    • Reeves/Ford win 5th in a row at LSPR for 2wd championship
    • closest battle in years, 5 lead changes in two days
  • LSPR Super Production – Sterckx cautiously secures SP title after small off
    • Moyle wins first stage on home soil but ends Day 2 in the trees
    • Dillon Van Way shows his 2014 potential, wins handily and ends up 3rd on overall podium
    • Lucy Block – Best damn livery of the rally. Rainbows, Unicorns, and Robot Dinosaurs (no joke!)
    • LSPR – Two time British Rally Champion, JWRC and IRC competitor Guy Wilks pays visit to Rally America
  • WRC – Spain Preview
    • 15 stages and a total of 355 competitive kilometers
    • First 2 days on circuit smooth tarmac
    • Sunday finishes on gravel – teams only get 75 minutes to convert cars from tarmac to gravel

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