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Old 11-22-2008, 02:54 PM   #1
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Hey everyone,

I dont own a subaru but i really wanna get into rally racing and i dont really kno where to start. i live in southern california and i have looked online for clubs, racing websites, etc. but i cant really find anything in my area on how to get into racing and stuff. i wanna just be able to get around the cars and races and see how it is in person and slowing get more into it.

any suggestions are welcome. thanx guys
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Old 11-22-2008, 03:56 PM   #2
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Old 11-22-2008, 04:47 PM   #3
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search...its been answered many times with the exact title as yours.
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Old 11-22-2008, 04:57 PM   #4
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thanx guys
yeah i couldnt find any of the other threads bout it
just need to look harder next time
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Old 11-22-2008, 05:24 PM   #5
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thanx guys
yeah i couldnt find any of the other threads bout it
just need to look harder next time
yeah...search function on here isnt perfect...i hate telling people to just search for it. but this has been brought up numerous times stated exactly how you said it.
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Old 11-22-2008, 05:30 PM   #6
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go register on dirtyimpreza.com
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Old 11-22-2008, 05:32 PM   #7
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Hey everyone,

... i really wanna get into rally racing and i dont really kno where to start... i wanna just be able to get around the cars and races and see how it is in person and slowing get more into it.

any suggestions are welcome. thanx guys
get out to some races. be patient. try rallycross. work events. work as team service crew. learn the ropes, maybe start by codriving. none of this is new, it's how almost everybody else starts out.

when it comes time to driving...be ready to apply serious money: $10k absolute minimum for a decent car, plus haul truck trailer tools spares $1500 entry fees, $9/gal race gas @ 4mpg x 300 miles /rally, gravel tires at $200 apiece (6-8 per rally) etc etc, $$$x49. if you can't do that, forget rally racing, it will break your heart.

BTDT.
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Old 11-22-2008, 06:45 PM   #8
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get out to some races. be patient. try rallycross. work events. work as team service crew. learn the ropes, maybe start by codriving. none of this is new, it's how almost everybody else starts out.

when it comes time to driving...be ready to apply serious money: $10k absolute minimum for a decent car, plus haul truck trailer tools spares $1500 entry fees, $9/gal race gas @ 4mpg x 300 miles /rally, gravel tires at $200 apiece (6-8 per rally) etc etc, $$$x49. if you can't do that, forget rally racing, it will break your heart.

BTDT.
Or you can race 2wd for about half those figures (other than entry fees).
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Old 11-22-2008, 08:36 PM   #9
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^^True, but why do that??
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Old 11-22-2008, 08:50 PM   #10
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search...its been answered many times with the exact title as yours.
this can't be stressed enough.

These are all great links. Look for events in your area show up and hang out, get a feel for the environment. Make friends and help crew for a team to learn the basics of what it takes to run a single event.
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Old 11-22-2008, 09:50 PM   #11
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^^True, but why do that??
because maxattack pays out money at certain events.

and RWD is a lot of fun.
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Old 11-22-2008, 10:00 PM   #12
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get out to some races. be patient. try rallycross. work events. work as team service crew. learn the ropes, maybe start by codriving. none of this is new, it's how almost everybody else starts out.

when it comes time to driving...be ready to apply serious money: $10k absolute minimum for a decent car, plus haul truck trailer tools spares $1500 entry fees, $9/gal race gas @ 4mpg x 300 miles /rally, gravel tires at $200 apiece (6-8 per rally) etc etc, $$$x49. if you can't do that, forget rally racing, it will break your heart.

BTDT.

Holy crap you are right.. yeah after you try to run a season in a 4wd car you start to get some HUGE bills pretty quick. Racing in the caribbean is cheaper but the drivers 1 to 1 are much better than the US.
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Old 11-23-2008, 11:30 AM   #13
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Or you can race 2wd for about half those figures (other than entry fees).
On a per event basis, yes--tires, gas and spares are def cheaper for 2WD, no evil snails involved. And if you wreck the car, you lose less crashing a well-used Golf vs a built-up STI.

Still, costs for truck/hauling/spares/crew still add up big time. You know what I mean!
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Old 11-23-2008, 12:08 PM   #14
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On a per event basis, yes--tires, gas and spares are def cheaper for 2WD, no evil snails involved. And if you wreck the car, you lose less crashing a well-used Golf vs a built-up STI.

Still, costs for truck/hauling/spares/crew still add up big time. You know what I mean!
Yeah, it's still not cheap by any stretch...but you don't need to be a millionaire to rally.
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Old 11-23-2008, 01:04 PM   #15
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A nicely built "Open Light" car can be run just as cheaply as a 2WD car. I know pretty well after running this last season in CRS with an N/A GC8 and taking home the CRS-GT class championship on a budget smaller than almost every 2WD car out there because junkyard parts are incredibly available and cheap.

OP, you are in SoCal, I'll invite you to come take a look at our car and our team with Rally Innovations so you can get an idea of what is involved. We have great team members (like the Funky Monk above) who help make it all possible and who we try to help out with experience and great times at the rallys and in between prepping the car.

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go register on dirtyimpreza.com

You'll find a great wealth of dirty knowledge on DI.

There are a few of us stage rally guys lurking on there too and for the most part we've all come through the grassroots rallycross ranks to get there.
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Old 11-23-2008, 02:15 PM   #17
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Definately check out rally cross, you can enter in a stock car to see if you like it.
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Old 11-23-2008, 10:51 PM   #18
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Also a lot of rally experience can be gained by running TSD & Monte Carlo events which cost a lot less to do. Since you're in SoCal, there's a dozen SMSCC First Friday Niters per year: http://www.smscc.org/
Porsche Club should have about half a dozen rallyes next year (none scheduled yet): http://zone8.pca.org/events_rally.php and ITN will have some too: http://carzero.freeservers.com/
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Old 11-24-2008, 02:15 AM   #19
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A nicely built "Open Light" car can be run just as cheaply as a 2WD car. I know pretty well after running this last season in CRS with an N/A GC8 and taking home the CRS-GT class championship on a budget smaller than almost every 2WD car out there because junkyard parts are incredibly available and cheap.

OP, you are in SoCal, I'll invite you to come take a look at our car and our team with Rally Innovations so you can get an idea of what is involved. We have great team members (like the Funky Monk above) who help make it all possible and who we try to help out with experience and great times at the rallys and in between prepping the car.

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hey that would be awesome to come out to some events man. thanx for the offer. how would i get in touch with u and come to some events?
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Old 11-24-2008, 02:32 AM   #20
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hey that would be awesome to come out to some events man. thanx for the offer. how would i get in touch with u and come to some events?
Did you go to the photoshoot at Chino Valley Subaru?
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Old 11-24-2008, 09:44 AM   #21
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Old 11-24-2008, 05:09 PM   #22
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Did you go to the photoshoot at Chino Valley Subaru?

no i didnt kno about it

what else is coming up for u guys
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Old 11-24-2008, 05:32 PM   #23
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Not owning a Subaru already puts you several steps ahead. Any cheap light car with lots of available spares will take you pretty far.
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