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Posted Friday, March 10, 2017 at 11:42pm

Why You Should Buy the All-New 2018 Subaru Crosstrek

Scott’s Comments: Though I like this headline the best, “The 2018 Subaru Crosstrek Will Lay Waste To Volkswagen; The Germans Are Drowning In Tears; Subaru Dealers Are Already Gold-Plating Their Toilets” , here are a couple of pretty good previews to the 2018 Crosstrek that was introduced in Geneva. Outside Magazine’s And a nifty little guide to the difference between 4WD and AWD: 4WD vs. AWD: What’s the Difference? Consumer Reports’ Read More →

Posted Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 7:07pm

Self-Driving Cars: Driving Into the Future

Scott’s Comments: How far away are self driving cars? Good question. This article by Consumer Reports gives a pretty comprehensive overview of where we are at and the challenges that still exist. For example.. “Researchers scan for weird incidents among the millions of test-car miles. This has yielded oddities, such as the Google car that stopped cold while a woman in an electric wheelchair did circles in the road ahead. She was chasing a duck… Read More →

Posted Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 11:59pm

2016 Lake Superior Rally

Anytime you get to spray Travis Pastrana and David Higgins with champagne…its a successful weekend! Photos by Alex Wong/Emotive Image Read More →

Posted Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 12:13am

2016 Oregon Trail Rally

If you examine the August issue of Road and Track, I think you’ll find us on page 60..or so I’ve been told. Haven’t seen my copy in the mail yet..here are our pictures from the race. Photos by Alex Bellus. Read More →

Posted Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 5:09pm

CPD Racing USA welcomes new support, competition and the defense of the Rally America Super Production Championship

Only three short, cold winter months after the end of a successful 2015 championship season CPD Racing USA is headed to SnoDrift to defend their Rally America Super Production title. Lauchlin O’Sullivan and Scott Putnam will head to Michigan for the only planned snow event of the season at the end of January. The eight event Rally America National Championship travels to 7 states over the course of the season, with SnoDrift the traditional kickoff.… Read More →

Posted Saturday, August 29, 2015 at 11:45am

O’Sullivan & Putnam Fight Problems But Remain in Hunt for 2015 SP Title at Ojibwe

O’Sullivan & Putnam Fight Problems But Remain in Hunt for 2015 SP Title at Ojibwe 2012 Rally America Super Production champions Lauchlin O’Sullivan and co-driver Scott Putnam finished the first of two days at the Ojibwe Forests Rally still in the fight for the 2015 SP championship despite intermittent car problems at the Friday overnight halt. Their main rivals for the championship, 2013 Rally America Rookie of the Year Nick Roberts and co-driver Rhianon Gelsomino, in a … Read More →

Posted Monday, June 1, 2015 at 9:31am

O’Sullivan & Putnam Survive Tire Challenge for Second at Olympus Rally

The most significant championship battle in the Rally America championship is in the Super Production (SP) category and the results at last weekend’s Olympus Rally prove that in the extreme. The best rally teams in America invaded Shelton, Washington and the surrounding mountains Saturday and Sunday for competition in a national championship event that dates back to 1973. After Olympus we’ve reached the halfway point in the 2015 season to find Olympus Super Production winner… Read More →

Posted Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 9:55pm

O’Sullivan & Putnam Fight to Build on Super Production Points Lead at the Olympus Rally this Weekend

We’re halfway through the 2015 American national rally championship calendar. The Olympus Rally this weekend in Shelton, Washington is one of the bucket list events in the championship. In fact, The Olympus Rally was part of the first US Rally Championship in 1973. Gene Henderson and co-driver Ken Pogue were the inaugural winners in an AMC Jeep. Olympus later became a World Rally Championship event from 1986-1988. Rally legends John Buffum, Rod Millen, Hannu Mikkola,… Read More →

Posted Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 9:38pm

O’Sullivan & Putnam Battle to First 2015 Win at Oregon Trail

2012 Super Production (SP) champions Lauchlin O’Sullivan and co-driver Scott Putnam are overcoming the demons that have plagued them at the Oregon Trail Rally, the longest in the American rally championship. The team went to Oregon with the idea of finishing and logging points toward a second SP championship in 2015. Instead, they fought car issues again. And, with the help of a crew all-nighter on Saturday that kept their 2009 Lucas Oil/Wolf LED Rally… Read More →

Posted Friday, April 24, 2015 at 12:51pm

A Champion’s Achilles on the Oregon Trail

 By Bill Wood Photos by Scott Rains Greek mythology says a mother named Thetis dipped her baby Achilles in the River Styx to ward off a prediction that the baby would die young. But apparently the river water didn’t touch the baby’s heel where Thetis held them above the water. The myth said that became his weakness, his Achilles Heel. The Achilles weakness for 2012 Rally America Super Production champions Lauchlin O’Sullivan and co-driver Scott… Read More →