RallyCast Episode 122 – Sam Albert on ARA Rules, Ferrari Engines, and More

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIn this episode we chat with Sam Albert, one of the fastest privateers in the ARA. Sam’s always very open about and honest about his thoughts on the championship, so we decided to give him a call to discuss the upcoming ARA Open Class rules for 2023, how it might affect privateer drivers like him, and his goal of putting a Ferrari engine into his Subaru WRX STI. Yes, you heard that right. So grab a cold one and join us for another round…

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RallyCast Episode 121 – Mark Piatkowski on What It’s Like to Drive a Rally2 (R5)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThis episode is another one that was temporarily lost due to technical issues.  Back in March we talked in depth with Mark Piatkowski about what it was like transitioning from his NA4 Subaru that he works on mostly himself to a full blown homologated M-Sport Rally2 Ford Fiesta with all the bells and whistles at the Rally in the 100 Acre Wood. 

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Episode 120 – 100 Acre Wood, WRC Cars, and Dodging Wildlife with Alex Gelsomino, Rhianon Gelsomino, and Leon Jordan

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThis is a re-release of an episode from a couple months that had technical issues. We chatted with  talked with Alex and Rhianon Gelsomino about their 100 Acre Wood experience, the current top level of competition this year and dodging wildlife. We also chatted with Leon Jordan of McKenna Motorsports about WRC cars and what makes theirs different from the Hyundai i20 used by Hoonigan. This was all recorded before the new ARA 2023 Open 4WD guidelines were released.

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RallyCast Episode 119 – The Great Adventures of Bryce Proseus

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIn this episode we chatted with one of American rallying’s biggest advocates, Bryce Proseus. He tells us about how just going to see his first stage rally was an adventure in itself. The hook was set and it wasn’t long before he wanted to get into co-driving which led to a dramatic barn hunt for a working motor having blown the original one in pre event test. But the adventures of Bryce Proseus certainly doesn’t stop there. In one of his grandest adventures he…

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RallyCast Episode 118 – Women in Motorsports with Josie Rimmer, Leanne Junnila, and Karen Jankowski

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThis is a special episode in conjunction with Dirtfish and their celebration of Women in Motorsports. In this show your host took a bit of a backseat and let the guests drive the discussion on this important subject. Topics ranged from their personal experiences, ways we as a community can better support and encourage more women to be a part of our rally family, and some of the great things that Dirtfish is doing specifically to expand the coverage of women in our sport.…

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RallyCast Episode 117 – Voices from Sno*Drift 2022

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadOne of my favorite things at a rally is to get a quick word with competitors as soon as I can after they finished. You get some of that raw emotion of their success, whether that’s just getting to the finish or winning their class.  Although I wasn’t physically at Sno*Drift, I called up several competitors to get their reactions from this year’s unusually slick event, soon after they slid past the icy finish boards. You’ll hear from overall winner Mark Piatkowski, Regional Overall winner…

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RallyCast Episode 116 – 2021 ARA Champions Travis Pastrana and Rhianon Gelsomino

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIn this episode we go to the very sharp end of the ARA field of competitors and chat with Subaru Motorsports USA’s Travis Pastrana and Rhianon Gelsomino. Travis gives us a rather long medical list of why he had to miss Sno*Drift, even though he tried to convince his doctors he could still compete. Rhianon tells us about how much extra work she and Travis are doing to keep a competitive advantage as their closest competition switched to top level WRC machinery, and why…

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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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