STPR had four B-Spec entries, but Matt Hoffman in the Sonic was just getting out of the co-driver’s seat and opted to run just the regional events. In national, that left the usual suspects, myself and the Maxxis/HRD entry with Jordan Guitar and Billy Jang. The last entry was Nitro Circus’ Tommy Passemante, more…
It’s Rally Finland time, and we’re here again to see who has the best idea who’s the best at predicting the result. It could be you! Or even you back there. Yes, even you! But probably not. It’s usually either between Dusty Ventures and You Can Tell a Finn, who are likely to tell us about the Finns.
This was a month ago now, but I’ve been a wee bit busy lately. I took my ‘65 F-100 to its first rally event and ended up working start control at Skyline and Danaher stages with an old friend and a fellow Jalop.
America temporarily invaded Canada during the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812. This time, rather than an army, America is sending NASA Rally Sport across the border to invade. The Extreme Elite Series (Challenge Xtreme Elite - CXE) will consist of five events, the winner of which will be crowned the Canadian…
Last weekend at Gatebil, a huge motorsports gathering in Norway, X Games gold medal-winning rally car driver Liam Doran got into some serious trouble. People who attended the festival claim Doran—who has since been fired from his team—got into brawls, attacked cars, and generally acted like a shithead. Here’s video of…
Dan Downey’s truck and trailer burned down on the way to the New England Forest Rally this weekend. Did that stop him from entering the race? Hell no!
Forget Subarus—this is the kind of vehicle you need for a good rally. A ‘66 Ford pickup.
This is Stéphane Lefebvre at WRC’s Rally Poland. You might think that his car was done for the day. This was not the case.
It finishes up.
Last weekend I visited the World Rallycross round in Höljes, Sweden. I did a guide for what to expect here last year, so I’ll only show a couple of videos and a bunch of photos now.
Last weekend’s Rally Poland should have been enough excitement to bring you to your feet regardless, with total underdog Ott Tänak almost getting his first ever World Rally Championship win. But if absolutely nothing will get you off your butt, here’s a visual. Don’t sit down outside corners like this dude.
One thing’s for certain here: World Rally Championship co-driver Simone Scattolin’s balls are miraculously even larger than whatever kind of giant mutant bee he’s swatting at with his notes.
Welcome to Rally Flashback, where we revisit a previous running of the upcoming WRC round. This month we look at the 2014 running of Rally Poland, its 4th time on the WRC schedule.
This is the most impossibly perfect comparison of how different rally cars behave around a corner I have ever seen. And I do mean impossible.
Subaru’s factory-backed driver and madman Mark Higgins broke the Isle of Man record this year for four-wheeled vehicles not once but twice in one week. The lovely folks over at Subaru had me out to the Isle of Man to take a close look at the car. I can tell you they didn’t just build a car—they built a weapon.
A Toyota Corolla is not a car bound for a pampered, garage-kept existence. It is instead a utilitarian conveyance that will live the hardest life possible in the hands of people who won’t be kind to it, precisely because it is a common Corolla—cheap, reliable and robust. So, I wasn’t kind to the Corolla I was loaned…
Earlier this month, Subaru driver Mark Higgins set a blazing average speed of 128.72 mph at one of the most treacherous race courses there is at the Isle of Man TT race. The record-shattering lap was fun enough to watch from outside of the car, but now there’s footage from inside—narrated by Higgins himself.
The first weekend of July is coming up, and that means a couple of things in Sweden. It never really gets dark, and the World Rallycross Championship visits Höljes for what is called The Magic Weekend.