Rally Pro FAQ
What is Rallying?
Rallying is one of the oldest and most popular
forms of motor sport in the world. A team of driver and
co-driver hurtle down closed public roads on a variety of
surfaces in rally cars ranging from the mildly modified
Group N cars to the outrageous 300 bhp All Wheel Drive,
$500,000 WRC cars.
Unlike some other forms of racing, the team competes against
the clock at 1 minute intervals - and the fastest time wins!
These competitive sections or "Special Stages"
are linked together by public road sections called "liaisons"
where the team obeys normal traffic laws but must reach
the next Special Stage right on time - not a minute early
or minute late.
Depending on the terrain and country, Special Stages can
involve high speed driving on twisting and turning dirt,
gravel, snow, ice and asphalt roads. Frequently cars are
airborne and they are always sliding as the drivers set
the cars up for corner after corner - often with no previous
reconnaissance and only the skill of the co-drivers map
reading to help them.
What is a Rally School?
To be a successful rally driver you must be skilled
at controlling your car when confronted with all types of
road surface. You must be prepared to handle loose gravel,
standing water, hairpin turns, "blind" crests
and lots more. Unlike racing, many of these skills have
an everyday application in being a controlled, safe driver
as well as a fast one!
What type of car will I drive?
Beginners taking a one-day rally course drive
a 2WD, while students in multiday advanced programs also
drive 4WD vehicles. Most school cars have a standard (manual)
transmission. If you do not know how to drive a standard transmission, your instructor will teach you at the start of your program.
Is video provided?
An optional photo and video package can be added to your program for an additional price. You are welcome to bring your own GoPro or similar camera. Our cars are equipped with camera mounts.
How old must I be?
The minimum age to participate in the course is 18. You
must also possess a valid driver's license.
Can I bring a guest with me to The FIRM?
Guests are welcome to accompany you to The FIRM but they are not permitted to ride in the car with you or drive unless they have paid to share your training program. When you share your program with a friend, you each pay a discounted price.
What should I wear for training?
For safety, you must wear long pants, a long-sleeved shirt and closed-toed shoes. Helmets are provided. Racing suits are available for use when appropriate.
Where is the driving school located?
The RallyPro Driving School is located in Starke,
Florida, approximately 25 minutes northeast of Gainesville
and 90 minutes from Orlando. The nearest commercial airport
is in Gainesville. Private and corporate planes fly into
Keystone Heights Airpark, adjacent to the driving school.
How many driving tracks (stages)
We have six training stages:
- 1000 ft Skid Pad
- Asphalt Road Course
- Broken Tarmac
- Loose Gravel
What is the price range for driving
The cost varies, depending on the number
of days, group size and type of car.A one-day private training session is $2200. Half day sessions are sometimes available at a reduced cost.
Are there facilities for corporate groups?
Yes. We can easily accommodate groups of 3 to 75.
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