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RallyCast Ep. 62 - Christopher Bowes of Bowes Media Discusses Subaru’s Launch Control on Amazon Prime

RallyCast Ep. 62 - Christopher Bowes of Bowes Media Discusses Subaru’s Launch Control on Amazon Prime

August 14, 2019

Subaru just announced that Launch Control is now available on Amazon Prime Video. In this episode we bring back Christopher Bowes of Bowes Media, the producers of the highly successful Subaru Motorsports USA video series and discuss being on the new platform and what we can expect in Season 7.

RallyCast Episode 61 - Rally Colorado Review and the Story of Earl with Preston Osborn and Ed McNelly

RallyCast Episode 61 - Rally Colorado Review and the Story of Earl with Preston Osborn and Ed McNelly

August 11, 2019

In this episode we bring back Preston Osborn of O.D.D. Racing along with their Master Technician Ed McNelly to review Rally Colorado. Preston jumped into a new roll as rally organizer and Ed tells the tale of Earl the rally car, one of the first M-Sport Fiestas in the USA who’s long rallying career came to a dramatic end at the event.

Photo:  Tedrick Mealy before (Oregon Trail Rally) and Jon Seaton after (Rally Colorado)

Video of Earl's demise:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8gJhpiPBgw

 

RallyCast Episode 60 - NEFR Review with Cooper Autoworks Calvin Cooper and Kelsey Stephens

RallyCast Episode 60 - NEFR Review with Cooper Autoworks Calvin Cooper and Kelsey Stephens

August 3, 2019

In this episode we review the 2019 New England Forest Rally with Cooper Autoworks' Calvin Cooper and Kelsey Stephens who pressed on regardless of a cracked oil pan to finish 4th in National Open 2WD driving their "Fun wheel drive" BMW E30.

You can follow Cooper Autoworks at the following social media outlets. 

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RallyCast Episode 59 - WRC Mid-Season Review with Colin Clark Rally

RallyCast Episode 59 - WRC Mid-Season Review with Colin Clark Rally

July 16, 2019

In this episode we chatted with legendary World Rally Championship stage end reporter and host of Kitchen Table Shakedown Colin Clark to get a mid-season review of the WRC.

 

Be sure to follow and subscribe to Colin and his Kitchen Table Shakedown on these social media outlets:

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RallyCast Episode 58 - Subaru Motorsports USA’s Oliver Solberg

RallyCast Episode 58 - Subaru Motorsports USA’s Oliver Solberg

June 22, 2019

In this show we chatted with none other than the young phenom, Oliver Solberg, winner of the Olympus rally and driver over the #70 Subaru Motorsports USA Subaru WRX STI.  Oliver tells us what it's like driving for Subaru in America and about his approach to this weekend's Idaho Rally International.  Our co-presenter Ian Holmes also gives us a little look back at the Central UP rally that he competed a week ago.

RallyCast Episode 57 - Oregon Trail Rally Part 2 with Karen Jankowski and Preston Osborn

RallyCast Episode 57 - Oregon Trail Rally Part 2 with Karen Jankowski and Preston Osborn

June 15, 2019

This is Part 2 of our OTR review we recorded last week with Karen Jankowski and Preston Osborn, two of America’s best co-drivers who switched to the driver’s seat for the 2019 DirtFish Oregon Trail Rally.  We pick up right where we left off in Episode 56 and discuss what it’s like being farther down the start order, dodging fence posts and rolled cars, the complexities of timing issues, ARA's recent media changes, and the value of regional events including Ian's review from the Headwaters regional rally.

 

You can follow Karen Jankowski of Jankowski Motorsports on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter

You can follow Preston Osborn of O.D.D. Racing on their Facebook and Instagram

RallyCast Episode 56 - Oregon Trail Rally Part 1 with Karen Jankowski and Preston Osborn

RallyCast Episode 56 - Oregon Trail Rally Part 1 with Karen Jankowski and Preston Osborn

June 11, 2019

This is Part 1 of our 2019 DirtFish Oregon Trail Rally review with guests Karen Jankowski and Preston Osborn.  Both are championship class winning co-drivers, but at the Oregon Trail Rally they competed for the first time as drivers. We chatted about what their experience was like from preparation to driving the stages from the other side of the car.

You can follow Karen Jankowski of Jankowski Motorsports on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter

You can follow Preston Osborn of O.D.D. Racing on their Facebook and Instagram

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!