posted on January 06, 2012 00:00
Tech House and Speed by Bill Wood: Episode 101
Guests: Bobby Rahal (00:00), Mark Williams (14:56), Timur Timerzyanov (27:32), Patrick Long (39:50)
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It's the start of the racing year and while the Dakar Rally is going on and World Rally Championship teams are getting ready for Monte Carlo, Tech House & Speed again travels the world looking for the constant variety of motor racing. We go from Ohio to Connecticut to Florida and Moscow. And there's a couple drivers in this webcast with even more Frequent Flyer miles than that!
In Segment One we talk with three-time CART champion and the current ALMS GT champion team owner Bobby Rahal who has an enormous about of experience to share with new drivers. In fact, Rahal and his closest friends in the Road Racing Drivers Club are doing just that, sharing as much as they can to build another generation of drivers. And they're getting attention all over the world from Pakistan to Iran. It's an incredible program!
In Segment Two we talk with Mark Williams, a Senior Vice President at Best Buy, a big box store that's finding good business paying attention to the Sport Compact boxes in rally and rallycross. Mark Williams is one of those who is making the attention possible. That's because he's as passionate about rally and rallycross as anyone you'll ever meet. We see that passion in this conversation.
In Segment Three we go to a city some 500 miles east of Moscow in Russia to talk with one of the fastest rallycross drivers in the world. Timur Timerzyanov won in Belgium last year and finished third in the European Rallycross Championship just two points back from American Tanner Foust. Those two stars may be building a rivalry in the ERC as they fight to shine in international rallycross.
Finally in Segment Four we go to Florida to talk with Patrick Long, a three-time ALMS champion and the 2011 World Challenge champion. In Patrick, we're talking to a guy who speaks five languages that all but take us to far off places with his mind as well as his driving brilliance. It's always a good chat whenever we talk with America's only Porsche factory driver. If you have missed any part of this episode or guest, you can go to iTunes where this and past shows are available for your convenience. Tech House & Speed archives are also available "On Demand" or via RSS syndication at www.ByBillWood.com, www.TechHouseandSpeed.com or at www.RaceFanRadio.com! Enjoy!! TRT: 54:22