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Posted Friday, February 27, 2015 at 10:05pm

Overcoming Rally Diversity at 100 Acre Wood

2012 Rally America Super Production champions Lauchlin O’Sullivan and co-driver Scott Putnam return to the wild and crazy Ozark woods of south central Missouri this weekend. The Rally in the 100 Acre Wood can be as diverse as the fairy tale stories heard in Winnie the Pooh from which the rally was named. The traditionally wild weather is an example of the event’s diversity.  During testing Wednesday afternoon it was 41 degrees and partly cloudy.… Read More →

Posted Thursday, August 22, 2013 at 5:26pm

Rallying Back To Ojibwe After Rolling Over – And Over – In Oregon

Photo: Ben Rogge When Rally America returns to the pine-filled forests of northern Minnesota for the Ojibwe Forests Rally, it’s pretty safe to say no one will be happier than Lauchlin O’Sullivan, driver of the Lucas Oil, Wolf LED-sponsored Super Production Subaru WRX STi, and his co-driver and team owner, Scott Putnam. For Putnam, it’s a chance to compete on the national stage in his home state once again. And for both guys, it will… Read More →

Posted Thursday, August 22, 2013 at 5:17pm

Physics of a Rollover

It’s all about the Gs baby. No, we’re not talking about the rap song by Big Bang. We’re talking about the measurement of gravitational forces acting on objects such as the human body. At launch for example, the Space Shuttle astronauts experienced 1.7 Gs. In a rally car rollover, such as the one Lauchlin O’Sullivan and Scott Putnam endured at the Oregon Trail Rally, they experienced 2 Gs, and for a brief time, exponentially more… Read More →

Posted Thursday, August 22, 2013 at 5:11pm

Video: The difference a flat tire makes…

Notice the difference in how these cars come through this particular corner. Subaru’s David Higgins comes through cleanly, we have a flat on the passenger side rear which causes our car to be very loose. The flat tire shredding is what is tearing the bumper skin off. Read the Article >> Read More →