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Old 09-02-2010, 12:58 PM   #76
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Yep I think that was your honda I saw leaving on a tow truck at the rally cross in chehails, and you guys won the integra correct?
Yeah, that was us. She was kicking a** until my wife broke the LSD at the end of the 3rd run. It wasnt her fault, things break. Nature of the beast.

Yep, we won the Integra too. My brother in law and I will dual drive it next year in Stock Front.
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Old 09-02-2010, 05:26 PM   #77
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not scoffing at the price or even saying that it is unreasonable just pointing out how hard it will be for most of us to afford it, I am sure you don't have $3500 laying around with nothing to do with it. there are priorities in life and unfortunately rally school can not be #1 as much as I'd like it to be.
I wasn't directing my comment at you, but more in general. Apologies if it seemed like that.

Still, the intro is $895 and while that certainly isn't a trivial amount of money, if you look around at other rally schools that provide a similar experience you'll see comparable prices. That doesn't even take into account that to go to those other schools you'd also have travel and lodging expenses. Doing something like this is like taking a vacation... you save and spend wisely and when you finally do it you have a great experience and memory to look back on.

So yeah, we now have a school in our backyard, and I for one am psyched.
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Old 09-02-2010, 07:01 PM   #78
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What would you suggest for someone who wants to learn how to drive fast on dirt?
You've got the right idea and attitude. Keep doing what you're doing. Take the Primitive school (more than once if you can) and continue to run rallycross events when you can. The more time you spend behind the wheel, the better you will get.

From the sounds of your post you had trouble with the afternoon course on Saturday (Chehalis). You weren't alone, even experienced stage drivers have difficulty driving in very slick conditions. For that, I'd suggest you also try the Primitive Racing school next March. It normally rains for that one and you get real experience learning to finesse the mud.
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Old 09-02-2010, 07:08 PM   #79
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what kind of car was it before the wrx? it seems to me the most popular are golfs but when it is time to add a second car which I can not afford right now I really want to lift a subie. but I guess a fwd car to beat the living hell out of at rally x would not be a half bad idea. I need a bigger driveway and a lot more money
Lots of early Imprezas are available on craigslist; and the FWD versions can usually be had for a song.

The Impreza suspension is rock solid and the car naturally wants to go where you point it. I'm biased but I think the early Impreza is the easiest car to learn on with lots of inexpensive aftermarket parts to improve it. Half of my Impreza wagon are parts that WRX owners have taken off when installing aftermarket parts and they practically give them away since they no longer want them (like sway bars, endlinks, strut bars).

See you at the next ORG rallycross if you're going. Look for the blue Impreza
(#44 on the side). Say hello.
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Old 09-04-2010, 06:52 PM   #80
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Today was an amazing day were myself and a few other NWIC'ers got a personal tour of the DirtFish Rally School from Greg Lund himself. The 300 acre lot has tons of fun looking areas including a gravel skid pad, slalom course, awesome through-the-trees rally passage that can be linked up in different combinations and a very spacious classroom/office area. They're even putting in an indoor gokart track inside one of the old warehouses!

I know that I will for sure be saving up to attend one of their class sessions as it seemed like a blast.

- David Mr_Hox


Oh, and did I mention that I got to attend a little ride along through the slalom course at the end of the tour?


That's Devin/12sechatch in the blue car. Edrach and JasonLHall got even longer runs prior to our quick little jaunt around/over the cones.
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Old 09-04-2010, 10:06 PM   #81
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You've got the right idea and attitude. Keep doing what you're doing. Take the Primitive school (more than once if you can) and continue to run rallycross events when you can. The more time you spend behind the wheel, the better you will get.

From the sounds of your post you had trouble with the afternoon course on Saturday (Chehalis). You weren't alone, even experienced stage drivers have difficulty driving in very slick conditions. For that, I'd suggest you also try the Primitive Racing school next March. It normally rains for that one and you get real experience learning to finesse the mud.
I can take the primitive course like 7 times vs. 3 days at dirtfish lol. I have already signed up for the one in october and depending on how it goes at that one I would like to take the winter driving school also as I spend a lot of time in the mountains snowboarding and by no means do I want to be that person off the road because they were to cocky with the AWD. But your idea about the one in march is a good point so I will have to think about that one too, but as its going now it could very likely be raining next month. I was having a very hard time sat. afternoon with the rain adding to the fact that I ran 2nd group afternoon so by then the ruts were pretty well formed. I was not able to cut the corners tight and ended up going like 15ft wide because I had no clue how to correct the understeer in the mud. I also just got new tires a couple weeks ago so hopefully that will help.
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Old 09-04-2010, 10:15 PM   #82
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I can take the primitive course like 7 times vs. 3 days at dirtfish lol. I have already signed up for the one in october and depending on how it goes at that one I would like to take the winter driving school also as I spend a lot of time in the mountains snowboarding and by no means do I want to be that person off the road because they were to cocky with the AWD. But your idea about the one in march is a good point so I will have to think about that one too, but as its going now it could very likely be raining next month. I was having a very hard time sat. afternoon with the rain adding to the fact that I ran 2nd group afternoon so by then the ruts were pretty well formed. I was not able to cut the corners tight and ended up going like 15ft wide because I had no clue how to correct the understeer in the mud. I also just got new tires a couple weeks ago so hopefully that will help.
Does Primitive use Group N Rally cars?
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Old 09-04-2010, 10:54 PM   #83
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Does Primitive use Group N Rally cars?
no but i'm years away from being ready for group N rally cars
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Old 09-04-2010, 11:39 PM   #84
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Does Primitive use Group N Rally cars?
As much as I like the DirtFish facility, cost can be a major impediment. Plus I really like learning in my own car so the Primitive school certainly has its place and I'll be going there again. On the other, driving one of the group N cars looks like a thrill and a half. It would make a great birthday or Christmas present!
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Old 09-09-2010, 09:35 PM   #85
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There are a bunch of great pics from a guy who just went through the school a few days ago here: 09-08-10 DirtFish Rally School

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I'll be at the Oregon Rally Group rallycross Sun and am taking the Primative class in Oct.
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Old 09-09-2010, 11:30 PM   #86
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There are a bunch of great pics from a guy who just went through the school a few days ago here: 09-08-10 DirtFish Rally School

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I'll be at the Oregon Rally Group rallycross Sun and am taking the Primative class in Oct.
are you going to be driving your bmw at the Rallx sunday? I will be there and also at the primitive school in october. And don't pay attention to people who bash you for those things listed above always good to see more people interested in rally even if they don't own a subaru
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Old 09-29-2010, 01:44 AM   #87
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Prices are up: $895 introductory price
http://www.dirtfish.com/courses/info...rally-driving/

If I wasn't throwing money into my own car right now, I think I'd do it.
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Old 09-29-2010, 03:11 AM   #88
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Yes, I joined because of this thread.

It's all good, welcome to the Nasioc. Now let's see some pics of your E30. I love em'.
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Old 11-18-2010, 12:19 AM   #89
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My understanding is that the property was not purchased but, is being rented. And that the school is only offered during the week to prevent the complaints that would come from the local home owners during the weekend.

Of course this was all second hand info so can't speak to the quality.
The property was purchased. It is offered Wed-Fri for the 3 day course, and Saturday one day courses, currently.
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Old 11-18-2010, 12:22 AM   #90
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The property was purchased. It is offered Wed-Fri for the 3 day course, and Saturday one day courses, currently.
How about you quit spamming old threads.
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