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

A Champion’s Achilles on the Oregon Trail

┬áBy 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 →

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. ┬áDuring testing Wednesday afternoon it was 41 degrees and partly cloudy.… Read More →

Posted Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 5:27pm

2014 LSPR Rally: SS13 Short Clip W/Commentary

Shot from the bumper cam with commentary from Lauchlin. The stage was pretty hairy with lots of standing water and deep puddles. Negotiating standing water is an art in itself, with unpredictable results even when entered correctly. Read More →

Posted Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 12:46am

2014 LSPR Rally, Car 90: SS6 – Back at it tomorrow.

The evening did not end up as planned.. radically changed conditions following a big jump caught us out leaving us high centered. A bent a-arm is the only casualty and we will re-enter under superally rules Saturday with a hefty time penalty. Read More →

Posted Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 1:58am

2014 100 Acre Wood – Update

by Bill Wood There are items on a wish list, items on a bucket list and items that should be drowned at the bottom of a bucket. It’s the items in that third category that struck 2012 American Super Production rally champions Lauchlin O’Sullivan and co-driver Scott Putnam Friday before the 100 Acre Wood Rally even started. On the Shakedown Stage Friday morning O’Sullivan and Putnam launched down the road to get in a little… Read More →

Posted Sunday, January 26, 2014 at 6:13am

2014 Sno*Drift Rally – Saturday Update

by Bill Wood 2012 Super Production champions Lauchlin O’Sullivan and co-driver Scott Putnam led the Super Production category throughout the 2014 season-opening Sno*Drift Rally in northern Michigan. After a terrible 2013 season, O’Sullivan and Putnam took this important victory as they launch into what they hope is another championship run. “Winning is a hell of a lot better than balling your car up that’s for sure,” Putnam said with a laugh after the Victory Circle… Read More →

Posted Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 6:01am

2014 Sno*Drift Rally – Friday Update

by Bill Wood 2012 Super Production champions Lauchlin O’Sullivan and co-driver Scott Putnam had a 2013 season to forget. And after Day One at the 2014 season opener at the Sno*Drift Rally in Central Michigan, forgetting 2013 is getting easier and easier. O’Sullivan and Putnam in their 2008 Subaru WRX STI are fighting snow, ice and a balky car to move to a more than 1:30 minute lead over Dillon Van Way and co-driver Andrew… Read More →