October 14, 2019
In this show we look back on last week's Wales Rally GB where there was an American invasion of sorts competing in the Junior WRC. We called up Keanna Erickson-Chang and Ryan Booth just after they got home to find out more about what it's like to complete one of the world's most challenging rallies.
In this episode we mentioned several stage-end interviews you may not have heard on WRC All Live. Here's a link to all the interviews conducted by the Wales Rally GB media team: https://eventnewss.ynil.com/events/2019/WRGB/WRC/itinerary-WRC.html
September 29, 2019
In this episode Mike and rally photographer Tedrick Mealy look back at STPR with special guest Mark Piatkowski of the MAP Rally Team. Mark has been one of the fastest regional competitors in the east having finished 1st overall regional at both the New England Forest Rally and STPR. We discussed several subjects from the weekend event including the controversially rough Waste Management stage, how to handle a Red Cross, and an interesting conversation about why a fast driver like Mark enters as a regional instead of national that lead to an interesting idea from none other than Petter Solberg. It's 2 hours of chatting at the virtual rally pub that we call the RallyCast.
You can follow Mark Piatkowski and his MAP Rally team on Instagram and Facebook
Tedrick Mealy's fantastic rally photos can be found on his web site tmealyphoto.com as well as Instagram and Facebook
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September 11, 2019
In this episode we review the Ojibwe Forests Rally from a couple of weeks ago with special guest and Ojibwe National Open 2WD winner Ryan Booth. Ryan had a stand-out performance in his first outing in a McKenna Motorsports Fiesta R2 while Ian was happy to be back in the right seat of the Three Triangles Rally Truck. Join us for a great discussion about some of the best stage roads in the American Rally Association championship.
August 31, 2019
In this episode we welcome a new guest, driver of the #305 Limited 2WD Subaru BRZ Santiago Daniel Iglesias who won his class at the regional Summer Sno*Drift Rally a few weeks ago. We talked with Santiago about what got him into rallying, why he chose the BRZ platform, and discussed the Summer Sno*Drift event which is done in the classic “blind” style with no recce and only route notes. He also gives us an exclusive on some plans he has for a rally outside the USA.
You can follow Santiago Daniel Iglesias of the Escuderia Boricua Rally team at these links social media links:
We also mentioned the Rallying for Steve fund for mental health. Below is a link for that worthy cause.
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.
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
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.
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:
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.