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 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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