In the Cockpit: #240 Sidewaz Rally
The sport of rally requires both driver and co-driver to have full faith and complete trust in one another to perform their respective roles to the best of their ability. The top Rally America National Championship teams feature crews so in tune with one another that they can probably finish each other’s sentences.
Today’s edition of In the Cockpit features the O.D.D. Racing duo of driver Greg Healey and co-driver Philip Barnes. See just how well they know one another as they talk about various aspects of the sport and each event:
Who calls the shots between the two of you during a race weekend?
Greg: It's a team effort, though as car owner and driver, I usually get the tie-breaker.
Philip: Greg’s in charge.
Which one of you fell in love with rallying first?
Philip: That would be me.
If you two swapped seats, who would adapt better to the other’s job?
Greg: In the Z, probably me, since he hasn't driven RWD in a while.
Philip: Both of us have taken a few turns on the other side of the car. Greg’s a much better driver than I am.
Who enjoys doing recce more before an event?
Greg: Neither, we generally avoid recce. In fact, last year at Ojibwe, we ran with just tulips.
Philip: Neither of us like it, so we don’t do it.
Who celebrates more after the finish of an event?
Greg: Probably me.
Philip: Greg. As a co-driver, my job continues for a while after the wheels stop turning.