OpenPaddock RallyCast
RallyCast Episode 55 with Co-Driver Turned Driver, Karen Jankowski

RallyCast Episode 55 with Co-Driver Turned Driver, Karen Jankowski

May 11, 2019

In this episode we welcomed 5 time National Class Champion Co-Driver Karen Jankowski who is making a big change by moving into the driver’s seat for the upcoming DirtFish Oregon Trail Rally!  We chatted about how she got hooked on the sport, favorite moments in the right seat, who she picked to call notes for her first event as a driver, what it's like teaching teens in the B.R.A.K.E.S. driver training program, and she even helped us review the Olympus Rally.

 

You can follow Karen on these links to Facebook and Instagram

RallyCast Episode 54 - California Rally Series Director Jennifer Stonecipher

RallyCast Episode 54 - California Rally Series Director Jennifer Stonecipher

April 21, 2019

In this episode we turn our attention to the desert southwest as we chat with the director of the California Rally Series, Jennifer Stonecipher.  California has a rich rallying history that continues on today as a championship within championships.  You can follow the CRS on the web, Facebook, and Instagram.  Timing and scoring on rallydata.com

CRS Calendar of events for 2019:

May 4: High Desert Trails (C3) Ridgecrest, CA - NRS Sanctioned

June 22-23: Idaho Rally (C3, C3) Boise, ID - ARA Sanctioned

July 26-27: Rally Colorado (C3) Rangely, CO - ARA Sanctioned

Aug 24: Gorman Ridge Rally (C3) Frazier Park, CA - NRS Sanctioned

Sept 27-28: Prescott Rally (C2, C3) Prescott, AZ - NRS Sanctioned

RallyCast Episode 53 - The 100 Acre Wood Rally Review and an Open Paddock Reunion

RallyCast Episode 53 - The 100 Acre Wood Rally Review and an Open Paddock Reunion

April 7, 2019

Well, we recorded this about 2 week ago and I'm just now getting around to posting it. Apologies for the delay as life kind of got in the way.  Anyway, in this episode we had a bit of an Open Paddock reunion where I'm joined by 2 former hosts from the previous version of OpenPaddock, Doug Patterson and John Olsakovsky. Doug is a well known motorsports photographer among his many other exploits, and John "The Race Fan" Olsakovsky has been to many an IndyCar and sportscar race, but this was his first ever stage rally.  We didn't have any special guests this week other than our regular co-presenter Ian Holmes who co-drove the 100 Acre Wood in the 3 Triangles Rally Team rally truck. Since it was many of our first times to this event, we discussed our 100 Acre Wood experiences from that of a photographer, a co-driver, media host, and a rally first-timer.  Thanks to the awesome volunteers and organizers for putting on such a kick ass rally!

RallyCast Episode 52 - The Return of Savage Dave Wallingford and Ian Holmes Becomes a Professional Co-Driver

RallyCast Episode 52 - The Return of Savage Dave Wallingford and Ian Holmes Becomes a Professional Co-Driver

March 13, 2019

This is episode 52 from over a week ago. Apologies on the late post.  Anyway, in this episode we welcomed back to the show someone who has become a massive inspiration to us all, Dave Wallingford. After a nasty crash and roll almost exactly a year ago, Dave broke his back and had to re-learn how to walk again, let alone drive. He’s made a remarkable recovery and will be competing in this week's 100 Acre Wood Rally.  Ian and I also discussed a few other bits of rally news including his experience from the Oz Rally Pro Co-Driver Development Academy and his transition into becoming a more professional co-driver.

 

You can follow Savage Dave Wallingford on Facebook and Instagram.

 

Whether you are a driver or co-driver, you can always learn something new.  Find out more about Oz Rally Pro on their Facebook page.

RallyCast Episode 51 with Keanna Erickson-Chang

RallyCast Episode 51 with Keanna Erickson-Chang

March 3, 2019

A bit of a late post as we recorded this back on Tuesday. Anyway, last week we welcomed one of the few women drivers in rallying, Keanna Erickson-Chang to the RallyCast! We talked about how she got hooked on rallying, her work with the Formula 1 in Schools program, women in racing, and her exciting international schedule for 2019!

The best way to follow Keanna is here on Instagram

 

Photo by Tedrick Mealy

RallyCast Episode 50 - John Buffum Returns to Monte Carlo 50 Years Later

RallyCast Episode 50 - John Buffum Returns to Monte Carlo 50 Years Later

February 23, 2019

We said we’d do something a bit special for Episode 50 and so we did!  We had the honor of having America’s legend in rallying Mr. John Buffum on our show!  John recently returned to the legendary Monte Carlo Rally 50 years after his remarkable 12th place finish in 1969.  This time he competed in the historique version of the event in a Tuthill Porsche similar to what made him successful so many years ago. Warwick Patterson of Formula Photographic also joins us as he was on the cols of Monte documenting the 50th Anniversary achievement.  Epic, simply epic!

 

Be sure to follow Formula Photographic's Facebook page for information on the Buffum 50th Anniversary of Monte Carlo video.

 

RallyCast Episode 49 with Michael Hooper of River City Rally

RallyCast Episode 49 with Michael Hooper of River City Rally

February 17, 2019

This episode we chat with Michael Hooper of River City Rally out of Chattanooga, Tennessee. He tells us how he got started in rallying and why he decided to choose a Lexus as his vehicle of choice. Hoop also took first place at the inaugural Missouri Ozarks Regional Rally a couple weeks ago where he did a charity raffle for the Fanconi Research Foundation with the winner being rewarded to co-drive.

Photo by MTJ Photography

Follow River City Rally at the following social media links:

YouTube

Facebook

Instagram

River City Rally also races for a great cause.  Get more information on Fanconi anemia and the Fanconi Anemia Research Fund here:  https://www.facebook.com/fanconianemiaresearchfund/

RallyCast Episode 48 with Cameron Steely & Preston Osborn of O.D.D. Racing

RallyCast Episode 48 with Cameron Steely & Preston Osborn of O.D.D. Racing

February 6, 2019

Another episode already you say? We figured you just can't get enough of us! This time we called up our friends Cameron Steely and Preston Osborn of O.D.D. racing. O.D.D. has become one of the preeminent rally teams in America highlighted by their amazing 2WD Rally America Championship win in 2016.  Since then they've moved on to Limited 4WD and just won their class a week ago at Sno*Drift 2019.  Apologies for some of the audio issues as Cameron’s cell phone kept dropping in and out a few times.  

You can follow Cameron and Preston at the following O.D.D. Racing links:

Instagram

Facebook

YouTube

As always, we really appreciate it if you give our show a like, a share, or leave a comment!  Thanks for listening!

RallyCast Episode 47 - The 2019 Sno*Drift Rally Review with Al Dantes Jr.

RallyCast Episode 47 - The 2019 Sno*Drift Rally Review with Al Dantes Jr.

February 2, 2019

In this episode we review the 2019 Sno*Drift Rally, Round 1 of the American Rally Association National Rally Championship with detailed reviews of both National and Regional podiums with guest commentator, Al Dantes Jr. of Tower City Race Team.  Ian and Mike also give our take on WRC Monte Carlo and the fabulous nail biting finish.

 

Tedrick Mealy's pictures from Sno*Drift can be found here.  We encourage you to follow him on Facebook and Instagram as well!

RallyCast Episode 46 with 2018 Rally America Champions Dave and Mike Brown

RallyCast Episode 46 with 2018 Rally America Champions Dave and Mike Brown

January 19, 2019

In this episode we chatted with 2018 Rally America Champions Dave and Mike Brown of Denver, Colorado. We talked about what got them into rallying, hillclimbs including one that could have ended tragically, competing for the overall championship in an Open Light car, and their plans for the 2019 ARA Championship season.

You can follow Dave Brown by searching Racer Dave on Facebook and Twitter and check out his awesome videos on YouTube here:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCIFrPRhyDtrHWOm-AQiHHQ 

Co-Driver and brother Mike Brown can be followed on Facebook at L5>4 Rally 

The Brown brothers would like to thank:  SpeedyRooEcoTech; ACT ClutchesZF Design transmissions; All Drive Subaroo; Porterfield Brakes; Flatirons TuningRocky Mountain AutosportsBA Ingenuity; and motoroso.com