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RallyCast Episode 95 – SnoDrift 2021 Part 1 “Winners and Binners”24/02/2021 Duración: 53min
Okay, maybe Winners and Binners is a bit harsh, but indeed that’s what happened with the guests in part 1 of our Sno*Drift rally review. The father daughter team of Stephen and Katie Gingras have shown impressive performance at other events, but unfortunately the icy conditions caught out the #12 NA4WD Subaru. If it was slick for 4WD machinery, just imagine what it was like for a RWD Subaru BRZ! And that’s exactly what our next guest Santiago Iglasias of Escudería Boricua Rally drove to a class win in Regional…
RallyCast Episode 94 – Sno*Drift 2021 Preview20/02/2021 Duración: 37min
In this episode we speak with the Marketing Director of ARA Jeremy Meyer about the new changes including the addition of RallySafe and their media partnership with Dirtfish. We also chat with Dirtfish Media’s Trevor Wert about their new role, and with Kelsey Steven’s of Cooper Autoworks who’s also going to be at Sno*Drift with a small media team. This is looking to be one of the best covered Sno*Drift rallies in ages! And no, your ears do not deceive you. I apparently can’t count, because in the intro I…
RallyCast Episode 92 – Dirtfish Media’s Colin Clark17/01/2021 Duración: 01h26min
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…
RallyCast Episode 91 – Our Annual Chat with Co-Driver Alex Kihurani02/01/2021 Duración: 01h29min
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 young driver program and how sim racing plays a part, getting used to the speeds of Rally2 machinery, and the exciting plans Sean and Alex have for the 2021 season which starts in just a few weeks. 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…
RallyCast Episode 87 – ARA’s New Series Competition Director Preston Osborn and Ojibwe Forests Rally Review06/12/2020 Duración: 02h06min
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…
RallyCast Episode 86 – Rally Colorado Preview with Travis Nease and Dan Norkus15/08/2020 Duración: 36min
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 Chat09/08/2020 Duración: 01h36min
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…