On the Grid Podcast: 2023 Top 5
It was another bumper year for the On the Grid Podcast – and to prove it, here are your top five downloaded pods for the year.
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Thanks once again to the TRT family for tuning in during the year, we truly appreciate the ongoing support, and can’t wait to keep the roll going next year.
#1 The SVG debrief with NASCAR journo Jeff Gluck & Owen Kelly
Ep summary: We reached across the oceans to help put Shane van Gisbergen’s mighty win in the NASCAR Cup Series debut on a street circuit into context.
Owen Kelly, who has been there and done that in US Stock Car Racing and helped advise Shane on his NASCAR debut, joined the show to discuss the enormity of the result.
Then we were joined by full-time Cup Series journalist, Jeff Gluck from The Athletic, to get the US angle and see what it all meant from a stateside perspective.
Finally, in a massive show, Team 18’s head honcho Charlie Schwerkolt swung past to discuss breaking their duck and what it meant for his Supercars team moving forward.
#2 Bathurst’s great voice ‘Wilko’ + full 2023 debrief
Ep summary: One of the great voices of the Great Race, Garry Wilkinson, was our special guest as he reflected on his incredible career, having been inducted into the Supercars Media Association Hall of Fame that weekend.
Then it was our breakdown of everything hot and not from the Bathurst week as we ran through all the big moments that made the 60th-anniversary event so good.
#3 Kicking off at the kick off! Newcastle breakdown
Ep summary: The full OTG rundown of that dramatic weekend in Newcastle, with the team pulling no punches in their assessment of what went on, from Triple Eight being pinged, to the SVG-versus-the-world dramas on Sunday afternoon and everything else in between.
Plus, Dale Rodgers went to the Phillip Island Classic and had a light chat with Greg Murphy and Steven Richards about their pounding around in old Nissan Skylines, which sounded like an awfully good time.
#4 B12hr and Gen 3 – OTG is back!
Ep summary – It was our first show for 2023, and was great to have the first driver roll out a new Gen 3 car onto the track.
Todd Hazelwood achieved this when he took the CoolDrive Auto Parts Mustang onto the Winton layout for the first Gen3 laps of any team.
Todd took us through the intricacies of the new car and told us what we could expect to see for the first few race meetings of the year.
We also had a full wrap of the Bathurst 12 hour and plenty more.
#5 Moffat on his TransAm Switch, Gen 3 + Superbikes and more!
James Moffat traded two-litre turbo for V8 grunt in 2023 as he switched from TCR to TransAm – he joined the show to discuss the move, the firepower in the TransAm field this year and his career as it stands – plus his burning desire to get to the top step at Mount Panorama in the Gen3 era.
Bracksy joined the show to preview that weekend’s round of the World Superbikes at the Island, and then we ran down the week that was.