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Old 12-06-2017, 12:41 PM
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Rally racing - where do you start?

I am interested in doing some racing. BUT I have no idea where I should start.
Here are my I guess list of wants haha

I would prefer rally or rally cross.

I know Hondas and Subarus, so I would prefer to race a Subaru or a Honda. Prefer a Honda really.

Buying a pre built car is always cheaper I assume, I guess not such a big deal for a rally cross car.

I would prefer to rally, where can I get more info?
For those that do rally, what kinda budget do you need for the year? keeping in mine, entry level class.
I have a truck and trailer already.

What else do I need to know? Fill in some blanks for me
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Old 12-06-2017, 02:02 PM
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Re: Rally racing - where do you start?

MLRC.ca or kwrc.on.ca

RallyCross is the right place to start to get a feel of things. both MLRC and KWRC have rallycrosses and winter rallyx's throughout the year.

I rallyx'd with KWRC for a few years. Usual costs - $100 for the entry fee, $1000 or so for rally tires, cost of car, gas, $20 for a wash after the event etc.

A ton of fun for the money. As for the car, pretty much any car will work. Subarus, Evos, Ford focuses, talons, Audi's etc are what most people are running.
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Old 12-06-2017, 02:26 PM
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Re: Rally racing - where do you start?

Thanks!!!

It's about a 3 hour drive for me for the rally cross. How many runs do you get?
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Old 12-06-2017, 02:45 PM
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Re: Rally racing - where do you start?

mlrc is about 3 hours away from the city. kwrc is closer, about an hour or so. usually 5-6 runs and fun runs after.
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Old 12-07-2017, 12:41 PM
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Re: Rally racing - where do you start?

awesome thanks for the info
Looking for a cheap car to try this out. Most cheap cars are FWD, I am going to regret that decision?
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Old 12-07-2017, 01:00 PM
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Re: Rally racing - where do you start?

Lots of quick FWD cars in the series. Ford focuses are pretty quick from what I've seen.

Cars run in classes. 2 wheel drive, awd na, awd fi etc. Whether you will regret a fwd is debatable, depends on what you are looking to get out of it. I started in awd fi and thats the only class I'd run. The only other car I'd consider is a rwd. I personally will not run a fwd although they are quick.

As usual, tires are most important, then car and/or driver.
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