Episode 241 – OpenPaddock.net Podcast

Chris Duplessis joins us once again and reviews the New England Forest Rally with Mike Shaw while Doug and John discuss the confusing IndyCar weekend at Toronto.

Open Paddock.net episode #241 for Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

24hr du podcaste


  • Rally – Chris Duplessis and Shaw review New England Forest Rally, and GRC was in NYC
  • Formula 1 – German Grand Prix didn’t suck, except for Massa and Lotus
  • IndyCar – Toronto was brilliant racing sprinkled amongst a comedy of errors
  • IndyLights – Belardi dominates Toronto
  • USF200 – Latorre emerges on top after a contact-filled double-header.


  • NEFR Review with Chris Duplessis
    • 3 titles won in New England
    • Duplessis finishes 10th overall…in a B-Spec!
  • GRC – Foust wins his first event of 2014 and Scott Speed penalized after charging into second giving Piquet Jr. the champ lead
    • My opinion of the TV product
    • GRC Lites Recap – Dejong doesn’t win?
  • WRC – Monte Carlo adopts “Rally 2” (Super Rally) rules
  • WRC – Helsinki Battle Sat. July 26th
    • Legends Gronholm, Kankkunen, Makinen
    • Current Finnish stars Latvala, Hirvonen, and Hanninen as well as Ogier, Ostberg, and Neuville.
    • 2 laps and fastest time proceeds
    • Will be LIVE streamed!! on WRC.com

UMMM (Unidentifiable ‘Malgamation of Motorsports Musings)

  • Formula 1 – Germany
  • Hamilton quali woes – brake failure.
  • Massa on his lid
  • Riccardo and Alonso battle was epic
  • Vettel irrelevent?
  • Toto Wolff and Paddy Lowe injured in cycling accident
  • SCCA – Tragic incident in Texas
  • IMSA – Plant set to cover the IMSA weekend at IMS


  • Toronto Doubleheader
    • Saturday WTF? Finally postponed, NBCSN didn’t cut in to inform fans.
    • A royal clusterf***.
    • Race 1 (65 laps) Box Score
      • Pagenaud gets punted on lap 1, goes on to finish 4th.
      • Also involved: Sato, Filippi, Munoz, & Conway
      • Bourdais dominates!
      • HCN, TK, Pags, Dixon, RAHAL?!?, Kimball, Hinch, Power, Wilson
    • Race 2 (65 laps) Box Score
      • Six cautions
      • Conway calls for slicks on lap 43. Marches on to victory.
      • RHR involved in late race caution.
  • Points status – Do Ryan & Simon still have a chance?
  • Finally a week’s respite before Mid-Ohio
  • New scoring pylon at IMS PHOTO


  • Two contact-laden races for USF2000
  • Enerson’s point lead evaporates as Lattore and Eidson split the two races.
  • Belardi dominates the IndyLights race as Alex Barron takes his first win.

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