Finally, an affordable RALLY DRIVING SCHOOL where you can learn the basics of rally driving and car control in a safe and incredibly fun environment. If you have never slid your car around a slippery corner, or have experimented some but want to learn the secrets of the pro’s, this school is for YOU! If you want maximum SEAT TIME for lowest dollar cost, here it is. If you just want one of the absolutely BEST weekends of your life, this is it. We have graduated over 700 students and nearly every one says that the school was one of the best experiences of their lives. A few of the women students sheepishly admit that driving the perfect pendulum turn really is “better than sex”. And many come back to repeat the class next year.
Unlike many schools, our instructors focus upon your unique driving style, then help you to refine your skills to improve your driving. We encourage but do not demand left-foot braking. We help you to improve turn-in points, hand position, how to look ahead, and how to control a big, long slide using car balance techniques. Even better, we ENCOURAGE students to use their own, appropriate, car to save money (Subaru’s of all flavors, Fords like Fiesta & Focus, Mazda’s, etc and not lowered Camaro’s or Nissan 300Z’s.) But we do also have a limited number of seats in our fleet of RENTAL CARS (generally older, Subaru like Impreza). The school takes place on a BIG, open grassy flat field.
The format is typically a 2.5 day school, in various places around the country (see current schedule) with 4-5 hour GROUND SCHOOL (classroom) on Friday night at the host hotel (headquarters). We go over basics like understeer, apex points, and rally terms like “slippy maybe” and everyone gets a goody bag and course book filled with details on how to get into rallying. Then 8 hours of DRIVING INSTRUCTION on Saturday with an instructor. The day is divided into EXERCISES that you get to repeat over and over again like a SKIDPAD or our LAUNCH exercise until you have mastered it. At LUNCH, you will pair up with another student or a NAVIGATOR student and we put on a MINI STAGE RALLY, that then takes you off-site to a lunch spot. You then have to navigate back to the site and continue your exercises until the GRADUATION RUNS in the late afternoon, where we record times and let you see how you stack up to the other students. We break down at 5pm and usually head to a local watering hole for some down time, bench racing and story telling. Sunday is a real, SCCA RallyCross competition at the same site where you will register, tech, walk the course, and compete with TIMED RUNS along with locals to give you a taste of real competition.
We provide loaner helmets for the weekend, but have helmets available for sale if you want one of your own. We also can make the weekend more memorable with a PRIMITIVE RACING TEAM T-Shirt (yellow or black) or new BLACK HOODIE!
When: Tentative: March 29-31, 2019
Where: Santa Rosa, CA (NORCAL)
HQ likely to be the new Hampton Inn Petaluma 707-397-0000 (groundschool would be there Friday at 4:45pm with PIZZA and beer available) Don’t try to book there until the GROUP RATE is in place (approx 1/24/19) 450 Jefferson St, Petaluma, California, 94952, USA I highly recommend that you stay here at the Hampton.
GROUP RATE TBA (I think about $169/night) which is GREAT in that area and at a BRAND NEW Hampton and with breakfast included. Other hotels are in the area as well. Best Western Garden Inn, America’s Best Value, Redwood Inn, and the really shady Motel 6’s
DRIVING School will be held at SONOMA County Fairgrounds on SOUTH side, off of Linnwood in Santa Rosa. Regular Registration is now $595. Regular Registration ends Feb 28th! then $695 until March 25th (if space is available)… after that, CALL
Here is the list of REGISTERED STUDENTS, if you are not on here, you are not yet in the school. PAYMENT gets you in the school. CALL to discuss 503-624-2139
DRIVING STUDENTS: PAID: AnnaLise-S (rental car), Hillary-W (rental car), Scott-A, Tomas-G (rental car), Karim-S, Alex-T (rental car), Tania-Z (rental car), Jia-P (rental car), Michael-K (rental car), Daniel-S (rental car), Lee-C (rental car), Lee’s Friend TBA (rental car), Claire-C (Chev Sprint), Richard-L (rental car), Jeffrey-J (rental car), Chris-F (STi), Dustin-Y (GTI), Michael-C (TBD), Terry-S (TBD), Craig-H (Rental), James-Y (BRZ) Vlad-M, Vlad-M friend (Porsche 944)
Students in our RENTAL CARS (5MT): AnnaLise, Hillary, Tomas, Jia, Alex, Tania, Michael, Daniel, Lee, Lee’s Friend, Richard, Jeffrey, Craig ONLY 1 SEAT LEFT!
NOT YET PAID, but interested: John Alkema, Rod-K, Zoltan-B, Steven-C, Arthur-T, Kevin-H, James-Y, Jesse-I, Matic-P and wife, Alex, R, Jeremie-S, Suzi-H, Daniel-D, Thom-M ONLY a COUPLE SPOTS AVAILABLE!
NAVI STUDENTS: Zach-W, one possible other (Matic)
INSTRUCTORS: Lisa-S, Gleb-S, Tyler-M, KrisJon-L, Steve-P, Jay-M, Lee-S, Thomas-R
awaiting confirmation: Josh-R, Jason-C, Michel-HM, Brent-B, Ivan-T
HELPERS: D’John; Donnie-S, Joe-L, Kiersten-A, Yulia-S, Russ-B
Sign Up Now (NORCAL) Click on “Sign Up Now”
From WEBSITE, type “SCHOOL” or “NORCAL” into SEARCH AREA to pull up the REGISTRATION page to add options and make payment (if you don’t opt to make payment when directed there after hitting the SIGN UP NOW button above.)
Here is a LINK to a scan of the GRADUATION RUNS & RALLYCROSS APRIL
2018 Coming “soon”
2016 NORCAL: 2016 04 17 Santa Rosa RallyCross Results v1 (CLICK on BLUE LINK)
Graduation runs: Graduation Runs NorCal 2016 (CLICK on LINK)
When: WINTER 2018 or early spring 2019 TBA
Where: Ridgefield, WA exit 16 (Spencer’s property)
Sign Up Now (OR/WA)
CALL or EMAIL if you have any questions. firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-624-2139
Who: Open to all licensed drivers, at all levels of rally and driving experience, with emphasis on BEGINNER to INTERMEDIATE levels. Personalized instruction is available
What: Three days of instruction starting with about 5 hours of classroom training on Friday night (approx 5pm-10:15pm) with short breaks. TSD (Time/Speed/Distance) and DRIVING exercises on Saturday with a full RallyCross competition on Sunday. All driving in a large, open, safe field.
When: Friday (4:45-10:15pm) CLASSROOM GROUND SCHOOL
Saturday (7:45am-5:20pm) Driving School at LARGE FIELD
Sunday (8am-5pm) RALLYCROSS Competition EVENT in same field
Where: Next schools are Santa Rosa, CA and then Chehalis, WA
Fee: Early Registration is LESS if paid by check. (MORE by paypal or CC) click links above or call 503-624-2139
Regular registration (typical price):$595 NORCAL (early entry) $500 OR/WA (early entry)
Send checks to: Primitive Enterprises
9460 SW Tigard ST Ste 104
Tigard, OR 97223 Phone: (503) 624-2139
Send PayPal payments to: email@example.com
Plan to bring:
- Notebook and Pen and small CALCULATOR o Old towels (feet, windshields, etc.)
- Digital Watch or clock (TSD exercise) o Helmet (Snell 2000 or later) if you have one, or we have loaners
- Bottle of Water and a snack bar o Rain Slicker (depending on weather)
- Shoes that can get muddy o Extra pair of socks if wet and T-shirt if hot
- Sunscreen and sunglasses (weather permitting) o Some cash for lunch
- Waterproof box or duffle to keep stuff dry while driving if raining (tarp?)
- Questions you have always had about driving, navigating, rally, or car control
- Willingness to listen and learn