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TimHayosh

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Just back from Rally school. Met up with BIll Barfoot, the promoter for Arizona for rally events. He told me he just inked a deal with Canyon Offroad Park to host a rallycross once a month. This starts next Saturday (3/2/02). You can drive your street car. No cage, seats, fuel cell, or anything like that is required. Just a basic street car. He was also VERY interested in having off-road trucks show up. He said that if 3 of the same "type" of vehicle show up, they can have their own class. Fee's (cheap) and other specifics are available at <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.rallycrossusa.com/>http://www.rallycrossusa.com/</A>

This is a great oppertunity to see your driving skills develop. They will have timing gear, etc as well as people organizing the whole thing. Tech inspection (does it have seat belts?) begins at 9am +/-. You don't even need a helmet, since there will be some there for you to use.

FWIW, I would be happy to share all the things I learned this weekend at school with anyone that wanted to learn about Left Foot Breaking, Hand Brake turns, etc.

This is also a great way to see other fully prepared rally cars and meet some of the drivers. Hanging out over the weekend with them was just like hanging out with off-roaders. They're just like us.

See you there,

Happy motoring, Tim
 

Jerry Zaiden

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Tim,

Do they do rally cross in California? If so what is the link to their web site.

Thank you,
Jerry Zaiden
 

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Jerry,
They sure do. There was one today in Ridgecrest. There is also a series at the Toomstone Paintball park in Crona. I dont have any web adress's maybe Tim does. Hey Tim I just got back myself from the school. Pretty cool, we ( my wife and I) learned a bunch about all the tech stuff ( route books, time cards , etc). The driving part seamed to be more geared toward people who had never got there car loose. There was just too many cars and too little time to really get much instruction. All in all had a great time. If all goes well we plan on running the Rim. Marshall
 

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Jerry, I haven't seen the 2002 RallySprint Schedule yet but, I know there will be an event April 6 at:
Tombstone Paintball Park, Corona, Ca

The contact is Scott Bottomley ralmeister@aol.com. Drop him an email, and he can fill you in on the details.

WARNING! There may be a difference between a RallySprint and a RallyCross! The Tombstone stuff is listed as a RallySprint, which may require a rally prepared car. This is unlike a RallyCross, in which you can use a basic street car (even a rental! I've done that twice now!).

For more info, just go to the <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.californiarallyseries.com/>CRS webpage</A>. If you don't find exactly what you are looking for, just send an email to anyone listed. They are all very interested in helping. They're great people and want to see the sport grow.


Happy motoring, Tim
 

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Here's the total CRS sched. They just added a bunch of RallyCross events.


California Rally Series
2002 Event Schedule
as of February 25, 2002

* CRS Rallycross Championship Event

Feb 23-24
CRS Rally School presented by Subaru Wester Region
and RallyCross
Ridgecrest, CA * Ray Hocker
760-375-3289

March 2 Phoenix RallyCross, Phoenix, AZ * Bill Barfoot

March 23 Shake-down event
no championghip point
Tombstone Paintball Park, Corona, CA
Gabe Pari

April 6 Seed 9 RallySprint
Tombstone Paintball Park, Corona, Ca 1
Scott Bottomley

May 3-4 Rim of the World Rally
Palmdale, CA 2/3 Mike and Paula Gibeault
760-375-8704

May 18 CRS Rally-X Championship Event
Tombstone Paintball Park, Corona, Ca * Gabe Pari

Aug. 24 Gorman Ridge Rall
, Frazier Park, CA 3 Ray Hocker
760-375-3289

Sept. 14-15 CRS Rally School presented by Subaru Wester Region
and RallyCross
Palmdale, CA *
Mike and Paula Gibeault
760-375-8704

Sept. 21 Treeline ClubRally
Monrovia, CA 3
Pete Morris

Sept. 28 CRS Rally-X Championship Event
Tombstone Paintball Park, Corona, Ca * Gabe Pari

Oct. 12 Las Vegas Region RallyCross
Jean, NV *
Scott Bottomley

Nov. 1-2 Prescott Forest Rally
Prescott, AZ
2/3
Bill Barfoot

Nov. 9 Las Vegas Region RallyCross II
Jean, NV * Scott Bottomley

Nov. 23 CRS Rally-X Championship Event
Tombstone Paintball Park, Corona, Ca * Gabe Pari

Dec. 13-15 Ramada Express Hotel & Casino International Rally
Laughlin, NV 2/3/1
Roger Allison
Ray Hocker


Happy motoring, Tim
 

WRC

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Great info Tim! Thanks. No one can say that there isn't enough going on with the local rally scene.

<A target="_blank" HREF=http://wrcss@hotmail.com>Sean R.</A>
 

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Really interestd in the April 6 event. Anyone going? Se what my hooptie yota can do.

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Hmmmm, Pat I may take my truck out there and test it out as well. I am not familiar with rally stuff (sorry) how are the tracks, Im guessing pretty flat if you can use a stock car. Is it mainly turns and stuff? Sorry for my ignorance I "usually" stick to bikes and trucks but I'm interested in all off road activities.

Later

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I plan on being there. Just putting the last touches on the "rally toy". It will be (if ready) a good place to figure the little $h!# box out.

<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1>Edited by Marshall on 02/28/02 11:15 AM (server time).</FONT></P>
 

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Not to sure what it entails, Sitll e-mailing and calling. I'll let ya know what I find out.

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E-mailed for info and:


Pat,
I'm glad to answer any questions you've got, our upcoming event on April 6th is being held in Corona, Ca. Our remaining events will be later this year in October and November at Jean Dry Lake, Jean, NV.
Now about April 6th which is a RallySprint and is held on a closed course with cars going one at a time, but first does your truck have a cage in it? A five point harness? and do you have a sa approved 95 or better helmet?
In order to compete you'll need your truck to have those things for the RallySprint. For the Rally-X being held later in the year, all you would need is a snell 90 or better helmet and seat beats just like any passenger car. That's all and $20 bucks. That easy!
I hope I answered your questions Please let me know if you have any more.
Scott Bottomley.

So it looks like it will be later in the year since I am cageless at the present time.

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Hey Pat nice .gif...gotta love the camel

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Awww Damn. Well looks like I'm with you Pat, seeing as I don't have my cage yet either. I guess it'll be Rally-x though.

Later

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I'm with you guys. The rally-x stuff is cool. Pretty much just like autocross but on dirt. As far as I know the only difference between rally sprint and rally cross is how hard it is on the vehicle (course length, jumps and so on). I could be wrong, but they sound very much the same other wise. Also, as far as I know, what they consider a cage is a basic Auto Power (very cost efficient) bolt in type, not a full on “off road racing”, weld in cage like we are all used too.

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CoiloverKid

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wow! maybe he'd rent the car haha. sounds killer! the STILLEN shop is down the street from me and they have a couple EVO VII's out that i've sat in, and that alone was a priveledge. i think they're running some in the american rally circuit somewhere...

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TimHayosh

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Previously it was spoken: wow! maybe he'd rent the car haha.

Today I rented a car from Avis and won my class! (My rally car is not ready yet.) RallyCross is a Kick! It's a great way to develop your driving skills and meet some cool people. Entry fee was $25. The promoter was asking where my off-road friends were. (Probably San Felipe!). Anyway, get out there!

Happy motoring, Tim
 

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Sounds like you had a blast, Wish I could have drove to AZ to join ya.

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TimHayosh

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Yeah, it was a lot of fun. There were 20-30 cars. Pretty good considering there was hardly any advertising. It's pretty cool to just show up in whatever ya got and "race". Some of the Subaru's were amazingly fast. I don't think they were too worried when I pulled up in the rental Sunbird.

Andrew Browns STi Outback (275+ hp, 6 sp sequential gearbox) had the fastest lap time of the day. Blistering. He owns AVSport. (AVSport built the Subaru that won the Ramada Express Rally in Dec.

Happy motoring, Tim
 

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SUNBIRD?! whoa...that's so rad! what's a good rental car? anything that's RWD?

also, if anyone wants to help...i think i might build out a datsun 510 to rip around in, sounds like fun!! (thank God for ecology) there's one sittin in the yard that i think could still run


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