RallyCast Episode 114 – Part 1 of What’s New for 2022 with Preston Osborn

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadA few weeks back we had a long call with ARA Competition Director Preston Osborn to talk about what’s new for the 2022 season. We had so much to talk about that we felt it best to split it into two episodes. So in this Part 1 we discussed what was learned over the 2021 season and he detailed the new rule changes for 2022 and the reasoning behind them. So grab a nice Sno*Drift chilled beverage from the virtual rally pub we call,…

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RallyCast Episode 113 – East African Safari Classic with Andy Brown of Tuthill Porsche and Co-Driver Alex Gelsomino

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadHistoric rallying has really taken off in recent years, but the one event on everyone’s bucket list is the East African Safari Classic. In this episode we talk with Andy Brown, the team principal of Tuthill Porsche, and co-driver Alex Gelsomino who will be competing alongside Ken Block in their first Safari Classic. We chat about the the cars, equipment, and preparation for this week long 5,000 kilometer event that starts February 10th. Follow the event on these social media links Tuthill Porsche    …

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RallyCast Episode 112 – William Petrow and US Rallysport Federation

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIn this episode we chat with William Petrow, the Marketing and Promotional director of the new US Rallysport Federation sanctioning body. We get into the nitty gritty about what holes this sanctioning body is designed to fill, the different car classes, and we also get a bit of an update of what’s new at the Broken Motorsports shop. I also drop in some of my thoughts from WRC Monte Carlo last weekend and what I think of the new Rally1 hybrid cars.

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RallyCast Episode 111 – Kyle Tilley

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIn this Episode we get to know Era Motorsports’ Kyle Tilley. If you haven’t met Kyle yet, I imagine you soon will. It’s hard to imagine a man with this much of a passion for rallying had his first event at Ojibwe Forests Rally just last year. Although he drives everything from LMP2 sports cars at 200MPH and NASCAR Cup cars on circuits, it’s rallying that Kyle loves most and is going all in for 2022. If you want to get in on the…

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RallyCast Episode 110 – Oregon Trail Rally Clerk of the Course AJ Rossiter

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIn this episode we chat with Oregon Trail Rally clerk of the course AJ Rossiter. We talk about taking on being a clerk of the course and what it entails, why he’s set aside his helmet and set his sights higher, as well sharing some of our favorite moments from the final round of the ARA championship. You’ll also hear from some of the competitors in this episode that I caught at the end of the first running of the Maryhill Loops stage.

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RallyCast Episode 109 – ARA 2021 National Class Champion Mark Piatkowski

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWe often talk about the rally family, but in this episode the term is much more literal. We talked with Mark Piatkowski and his dad Andy Piatkowski about Mark’s road to becoming the new LN4 combined class champion. We discussed his start in rallying, going from NA4 to Super Production and back to NA4, the value of wrenching on your own car, the challenges of getting to rallies across the country while also working a day job, and his decision to go from a…

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RallyCast Episode 108 – The Nor‘Wester Experience

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadAs most of you know, I’ve been around rallying for over a decade, but oddly it wasn’t until last month that I competed in my first ever TSD rally. Fellow Oregon Trail Rally organizer Mike Nagle wrangled me into joining him for the iconic Nor’Wester Auto Rally put on by the Rainier Auto Sports Club. Although I had a general understanding of TSDs, I had no idea just how challenging and enjoyable these regularity rallies could be.  So in this episode we chatted with…

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RallyCast Episode 107 – Stories from Ojibwe Part 2 with Mark Piatkowski, Steven Harrell, and Ian Holmes

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThis is part 2 of our stories from the 2021 Ojibwe Forests Rally. After the event we caught up with Mark Piatkowski who explains his crazy 1.8 second win over Ele Bardha and his hopes for a national championship. We then chatted with co-driver Steven Harrell about his 3rd place in the hotly contested regional overall, as well as his earlier adventure in the desert with Ryan Millen. Finally we bring back co-driver and our former co-host Ian Holmes claimed his first regional Open…

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RallyCast Episode 106 – Stephen and Katie Gingras from Ojibwe and Sound Man Derek Johnson Love

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThis is Part 1 of our chats from the Ojibwe Forests Rally 2021, and in this episode we caught up with Stephen and Katie Gingras about their close fight for the regional overall, and we get a taste of what LSPR is going to look like. I also introduce you to Derek Johnson Love, a longtime supporter of Open Paddock, and now taking  on a larger role behind the scenes to make the RallyCast sound better.

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