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Posted Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 2:37am

Olympus Rally

Ending a Championship Season A decade ago Lauchlin O’Sullivan was the best 2WD, production-based rally driver in America. That includes the 2002 Group 2 title in the SCCA Pro Rally series. Last weekend at the Rally America season ending Olympus Rally in Washington, O’Sullivan returned to the top spot on the Podium with enough points to claim the 2012 American Super Production title with co-driver Scott Putnam. Actually the championship moment came halfway through Olympus… Read More →

Posted Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 2:37am

Olympus Rally

Saturday – Day 1 A decade ago Lauchlin O’Sullivan was the best 2WD rally driver in America. That includes the 2002 Group 2 title in the SCCA Pro Rally series. This weekend at the Olympus Rally in Washington, O’Sullivan returned to the top spot on the Podium with enough points to claim the 2012 American Super Production title with co-driver Scott Putnam halfway through Olympus, the final event on the 2012 American rally championship calendar.… Read More →

Posted Saturday, July 14, 2012 at 2:36am

New England Forest Rally

Saturday – Day 2 It was a fight to get out of Maine with a Super Production podium finish at the New England Forest Rally. We battled for first and second in the category for two-thirds of the rally before a major problem threatened everything on Special Stage 9 of the 11 in the event. In short, we were pushing as hard as we could when the car drifted about six inches too far on… Read More →

Posted Friday, July 13, 2012 at 2:35am

New England Forest Rally

Friday – Day 1 We’ve reached a critical place in our quest for the 2012 Rally America Super Production (SP) title. After Day 1 and four of the seven stages in the New England Forest Rally (NEFR), we’re sitting second in the SP category and eighth overall. It wasn’t our strongest day. But there’s some indication that we could win the championship with a third place finish in SP so that’s our main focus right… Read More →

Posted Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 2:35am

A Championship Ride

The rollercoaster ride continues.. A battle for a championship in any kind of motor racing competition can be a rollercoaster ride of emotion, results and hard, hard work. Even wins along the way can be pocked with enormous disappointment, broken parts, brilliant service work and dumb luck. That’s been the championship chase story for Lauchlin O’Sullivan and co-driver Scott Putnam as they battle for the 2012 Rally America Super Production category title. Not only is… Read More →

Posted Saturday, May 5, 2012 at 2:33am

Saturday Oregon Trail Rally

Problems continued to plague Lauchlin O’Sullivan and co-driver Scott Putnam in Day two of three at the Oregon Trail Rally east of Portland Saturday. The crew is 12th overall and fourth in the Super Production category with four stages left on the final day Sunday. Some observations from co-driver Scott Putnam: We came in on a tow strap from the eleventh and final stage Saturday night. That’s the kind of day we had. We’re still… Read More →

Posted Saturday, May 5, 2012 at 2:32am

Saturday Oregon Trail Rally

Here’s a Saturday Afternoon update from Putnam. After SS8 Lauchlin O’Sullivan and co-driver Scott Putnam are 12th overall and fourth in the Super Production category at the Oregon Trail Rally east of Portland in a resort community called The Dalles. At the second service of the day the crew is fourth in Super Production 2:38 from third. We’ve had lots and lots of issues with the car. Everything from brakes going out to brakes locking… Read More →

Posted Saturday, May 5, 2012 at 2:32am

Friday Night Lights

After the Spectator Stages at the 2012 Oregon Trail Rally Lauchlin O’Sullivan and co-driver Scott Putnam are fifth overall and leading the Super Production category by a second-and-a-half over David Sterckx and co-driver Karen Jankowski. In other words, they have a real fight on their hands! Here’s a Saturday morning update from Putnam. Basically we got through the Friday stages. The first couple of runs were getting used to the different tarmac tires. We had… Read More →

Posted Thursday, May 3, 2012 at 2:31am

2012 Oregon Trail Pre Event Blog Post #2

Pre Event Blog Post #2 At the Oregon Trail rally it’s typically about the roads. The roads here are spectacular. I love three, four, even five day events, three hundred miles worth of stages, I’m there. Give me 25 mile stages. I don’t get a chance to practice so the longer stages and lots of miles equal longer events and they get me warmed up behind the wheel. To me, what gets me going are… Read More →

Posted Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at 2:30am

2012 Oregon Trail Pre Event Blog Post #1

Pre Event Blog Post #1 The next event in the championship is the 2012 Oregon Trail Rally. Scott Putnam, my codriver, and I are tied for first in the Super Production championship with last year’s SP champions Travis and Terry Hanson. We both have a win and a second in the first two events. Oregon Trail is the third of six events in the championship this year. Personally I’m ready. With our budget there’s not… Read More →