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RallyCast Episode 93 - James and Ryan Pryzbylkowski of Vilko Motorsports

RallyCast Episode 93 - James and Ryan Pryzbylkowski of Vilko Motorsports

February 15, 2021

In this episode we talk to a couple of grassroots competitors. Brothers James and Ryan Pryzbylkowski are newer to the sport from the competition side, but have been spectating rallies for several years until they had the opportunity and means to finally build cars of their own.   It's a fun chat about how they first learned about rallying and what it's like to do that first event.

 

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RallyCast Episode 92 - DirtFish Media’s Colin Clark

RallyCast Episode 92 - DirtFish Media’s Colin Clark

January 17, 2021

In this episode we chat with one of our favorite WRC reporters, Colin Clark.  Colin gives us his thoughts on the upcoming Monte Carlo Rally, what it's like to ride in one of the newest generation Hyundai i20 WRC's at speed, and the upcoming 2022 regulations.  Be sure to also stick around for the end where we introduce a new segment we're calling "The View From the Right Seat" where this time we have a short chat with Alex Gelsomino about his years of rallying with Ken Block and the Ford relationship that has come to an end after 11 years.   

RallyCast Episode 91 - Our Annual Chat with Co-Driver Alex Kihurani

RallyCast Episode 91 - Our Annual Chat with Co-Driver Alex Kihurani

January 1, 2021

Happy New Year listeners!  In this episode Co-Driver Alex Kihurani chats with us about the challenges of their condensed 2020 WRC3 season, working with the FIA's new Rally Star driver program and how sim racing plays a part, getting used to the speeds of Rally2 machinery, and the exciting plans he and Sean have for the 2021 season which starts in just a few weeks.  After what we heard, you'll definitely want to renew that WRC+ All Live subscription! We also have a brief chat with Scott Alderson of Scott Alderson Art who's seeking a little bit of sponsorship help to keep those really cool rally coloring books free. 

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RallyCast Episode 90 - Alex and Rhianon Gelsomino Return

RallyCast Episode 90 - Alex and Rhianon Gelsomino Return

December 13, 2020

In this show Alex and Rhianon discuss their pandemic shortened 2020 season and how what started out as quite the blow to their business and livelihood, suddenly opened a new opportunity when Rhianon got the call co-driver for Travis Pastrana in the #199 Subaru. We also talk about how American rally rules encourage good sportsmanship vs. other places in the world, and how Alex and Ken used that to their advantage in their early years competing in an Olsbergs Fiesta. We also chat about the crazy contraption Subaru came up with for Rhianon to use to wipe the windscreen in front of Travis while traveling at high speed, and we even chat a bit about the WRC and their past experiences at the Monza Rally Show. So kick back and grab a cold one while you listen to the latest edition from our virtual rally pub.

RallyCast Episode 89 - Olympus 2020 Part 2

RallyCast Episode 89 - Olympus 2020 Part 2

December 6, 2020

In Part 2 of our Olympus review show, we conclude our interview with Regional overall winner Dave Clark, and then provide some thoughts and insight from our commentary crew which includes our host Mike Shaw, rally photographer Tedrick Mealy, and recently announced 2020 Eastern Regional Open 2WD champion co-driver, Kelsey Stephens of Cooper Autoworks.  

RallyCast Episode 88 - Olympus 2020 Part 1 with Regional Overall Winner Dave Clark

RallyCast Episode 88 - Olympus 2020 Part 1 with Regional Overall Winner Dave Clark

November 28, 2020

In this episode we welcome a man who's smile we didn't think could get any bigger, but then he won the overall regional in his BMW E36 M3.  It isn't often a 2WD car can make it to an overall podium, let alone an all out win, especially in the dumping rain and slippery conditions that Olympus 2020 had on offer.  Mike Shaw and guests hosts Kelsey Stephens and Tedrick Mealy find out how he was able to pull if off and how he got started doing this crazy little sport that we all love.  

RallyCast Episode 87 - ARA’s New Series Competition Director Preston Osborn and Ojibwe Forests Rally Review

RallyCast Episode 87 - ARA’s New Series Competition Director Preston Osborn and Ojibwe Forests Rally Review

September 12, 2020

In this episode we welcome back friend of the RallyCast Preston Osborn. After toasting to his new role as ARA's new Series Competition Director, we chat about what interested him in taking up the new position, areas he plans on focusing first, and what his recent skills as a team manager and competitor at O.D.D. Racing can bring to the sanctioning body's management team. From there  we delve deep into a review of the Ojibwe Forests Rally and learn why everyone should keep an eye on a kid named Andre D'Orazio.

 

Also, check out our full written review from the event, including fantastic pictures from David Cosseboom of iHeartFast

https://openpaddock.net/2020/09/07/2020-ojibwe-forests-rally-battle-royale-edition/

RallyCast Episode 86 - Rally Colorado Preview with Travis Nease and Dan Norkus

RallyCast Episode 86 - Rally Colorado Preview with Travis Nease and Dan Norkus

August 15, 2020

With Rally Colorado this weekend we wanted to get a quick preview out to all of you so you'll know what these competitors will be facing.  We called up Travis Nease and Dan Norkus to give us an idea of what the roads are like, what they think of the hefty entry list of competitors, and what their plan of attack is being 3rd on the road in a new car.

RallyCast Episode 85 - The Pub Chat

RallyCast Episode 85 - The Pub Chat

August 9, 2020

We didn't have any special guests this week, although we think we're all a little bit special in our own way.  In this episode Mike, Ian, Kelsey, and Calvin chat about numerous subjects including socially distanced rallying, dealing with high temps, and what we think of one day rallies for national championship rounds. We also chat about the rest of the world starting to rally again, WRC cars running in national events, schedule changes, whether we'd like to see tarmac rallying as part of ARA's future, and more in a hodgepodge of rally chat at the virtual rally pub we call the RallyCast.

RallyCast Episode 84 - 2020 Southern Ohio Forest Rally Preview with Jeremiah Johnson and Jeremy Meyer

RallyCast Episode 84 - 2020 Southern Ohio Forest Rally Preview with Jeremiah Johnson and Jeremy Meyer

July 17, 2020

It's rally week!! With the American Rally Association's national championship restarting, we caught up with event Chairman Jeremiah Johnson and ARA Marketing and Media Director Jeremy Meyer.  We get a quick preview of the roads, weather, competition, ways to follow, and how they'll be running a socially distanced championship event.

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