The 2021 Rally School will begin on Tuesday March 2nd!

The California Rally Series is dedicated to helping new drivers and co-drivers get into this fantastic sport. Since 1997, the CRS has run a local rally school in Southern California where we combine classroom sessions with in-car training over the course of a weekend. Like many events during the pandemic, for 2021 we’re bringing our school online. While we’re disappointed to have to miss the in-person training, we’re excited to offer a program that will be accessible to more people for a lower cost than our usual training. We have reformatted our content to appeal to people who might be curious about how to get in to rally or rallycross, as well as experienced drivers and co-drivers who want to pick up some tips on how to improve their performance.

This year’s school will consist of six sessions held on consecutive Tuesdays evenings beginning March 2nd using Zoom as a virtual classroom. Classes will begin at 6pm Pacific Time and last for two to two and a half hours. Each session will feature two or three separate presentations, with plenty of time in between for question and answer sessions where students can interact with our experienced instructors.

Students may register at any time during the six week period, although it is recommended to start before the first session to get the most out of the learning experience. Instructors include regional and national level championship drivers and co-drivers.

Topics include:

  • How to get started in stage rally and rallycross
  • Basic and advanced rally driving techniques
  • How to prepare a car for stage rally (including what to look for when buying a prepared rally car)
  • Understanding controls and timing
  • Rally navigation from tulips to stage notes
  • Recce and writing your own notes
  • Advanced co-driving
  • Rally team management

ONLINE ENTRY AVAILABLE HERE
Cost is $30 for CRS Members and $60 for non-members (which includes CRS membership, a $30 value for the 2020-21 season)

We look forward to returning to our usual in-person (and in-car) training in 2022.
Preliminary Schedule of Events

WANTED – A few good Co-Drivers!

img_20140920_141348606Of course the CRS Rally School is going to cover rally driving, but did you know it’s one of the most comprehensive rally co-driving schools in the country? Taught by national championship winning co-drivers (navigators). The school is going to get you up to speed with all the specific details and training you’ll need to become a successful rally co-driver.

You may not know what a ” ! L3>2- / Cr ” is, but YOU WILL after taking this school! Everything from Team Management to Stage Notes will be covered. While the drivers are off spinning in circles and figure eights, you will be practicing reading notes on real roads.

Often times there is no cheaper way of getting into the sport of performance rally than co-driving. Drivers typically pay for the car and the weekend, while co-drivers often get picked up at the airport and spend a weekend in one of the most exciting roller coaster rides you can get!

No need to have access to a vehicle for the school, the rally co-drivers will be in instructor vehicles for the breakout session. Don’t wait to sign up! The CRS Rally School only happens once a year!

The 2020 CRS Rally School!

The school will be on Saturday, February 8th,  and is headquartered at the Rodeway Inn & Suites Heritage in Ridgecrest CA.

There will be a limit of 17 for Rally Driver students, a limit of 17 for Rallycross Driver students and a limit of 16 for Rally Co-Driving students. If we reach a limit of paid students we will begin a waiting list for those who haven’t registered and paid yet. The order of the waiting list will be determined by the payment date. Don’t wait, get registered and paid now!
Click HERE to register for the CRS Rally School with RallyData.com!

Choosing your Focus Group

  • All Students get:
      • Performance Rally Overview
      • Beginning Driving I & II Talks
    • Basic Car Prep Talk
    • Team Management Talk
  • In Addition:
  • Rally Driving Group gets:
    • Basic Controls and Timing Talk
    • Control Walk Through
    • Basic Course Following and Safety Items Talk
    • In-Car Driving Practice – 2 ½ hours
  • Rallycross Driving Group gets:
      • Morning In-Car Driving Practice – 2 hours
      • Rallycross 101 Talk
    • Afternoon In-Car Driving Practice – 1 hour
  • Rally Co-Driving Group gets:
    • Basic Controls and Timing Talk
    • Control Walk Through
    • Basic Course Following and Safety Items Talk
    • In-Car Route Following & Notes Reading Practice
    • Advanced Co-Driving Talk
    • Wanted – A Few Good Co-Drivers!

Registration begins at 7:30 AM at the Flight Deck room on the second floor and classroom sessions begin at 8:15 AM.

Give the gift of the CRS Rally School!

Fancy Gift BoxDo you know a friend or loved one that would LOVE to get a full day of instruction and training on the sport of performance stage rally? You can directly sign them up now, and a welcome email from us will be their surprise (use YOUR email address when you sign them up. Simply forward that welcome email to them when you are ready to give them their gift). The CRS Rally School is $200 and includes a free 2020 CRS Membership! Give both the School and the Rallycross on Sunday for $240.

 

Click below to download a printable PDF – and surprise them with RALLY SCHOOL!rally_school_gift

The 2019 CRS Rally School!

The school will be on Saturday, February 9th,  and is headquartered at the Rodeway Inn & Suites Heritage in Ridgecrest CA.

There will be a limit of 20 for Rally Driver students, a limit of 20 for Rallycross Driver students and a limit of 16 for Rally Co-Driving students. If we reach a limit of paid students we will begin a waiting list for those who haven’t registered and paid yet. The order of the waiting list will be determined by the payment date. There will be a limit of 60 participants for the rallycross on Sunday. Don’t wait, get registered and paid now!
Click HERE to register for the CRS Rally School with RallyData.com!

Choosing your Focus Group

  • All Students get:
    • Performance Rally Overview
    • Beginning Driving I & II Talks
    • Basic Car Prep Talk
    • Team Management Talk
  • In Addition:
  • Rally Driving Group gets:
    • Basic Controls and Timing Talk
    • Control Walk Through
    • Basic Course Following and Safety Items Talk
    • In-Car Driving Practice – 2 ½ hours
  • Rallycross Driving Group gets:
      • Morning In-Car Driving Practice – 2 hours
      • Rallycross 101 Talk
    • Afternoon In-Car Driving Practice – 1 hour
  • Rally Co-Driving Group gets:
    • Basic Controls and Timing Talk
    • Control Walk Through
    • Basic Course Following and Safety Items Talk
    • In-Car Route Following & Notes Reading Practice
    • Advanced Co-Driving Talk

Registration begins at 7:30 AM at the Flight Deck room on the second floor and classroom sessions begin at 8:15 AM.

The 2018 Rally School Schedule & FAQ

  • Click here to get the 2018 Schedule of Events
  • The School is on Saturday, February 10th
  • The Rallycross is on Sunday, February 11th
  • You will need to provide your own vehicle
  • More details about the school are available
  • The class will be at the Rodeway Inn & Suites Heritage, Ridgecrest
  • Other lodging in the area is available
  • Participation is limited – so get signed up!
  • ONLINE ENTRY – Register here
  • A working lunch and buffet dinner is included!
  • Class includes a Full 2018 CRS Competitor Membership! ($30 value)
  • Hands-on time for both drivers and co-drivers!
  • Optional path includes Drivers, Co-Drivers, and Rallycross Drivers
  • Special “Rally” Room Rate at both the Rodeway Inn

The 2018 CRS Rally School!

The school will be on Saturday, February 10th,  and is headquartered at the Rodeway Inn & Suites Heritage in Ridgecrest CA. The Rodeway Inn has a special school rate of $75 (for 1 or 2 people with either a king or 2 queen beds), with an additional $8 for each additional adult, all plus tax.  A hot breakfast is included in the room price.  Mention the Rally School when making your reservation (760) 446-6543. The Rallycross will be on Sunday, February 11th!

There will be a limit of 20 for Rally Driver students, a limit of 20 for Rallycross Driver students and a limit of 16 for Rally Co-Driving students. If we reach a limit of paid students we will begin a waiting list for those who haven’t registered and paid yet. The order of the waiting list will be determined by the payment date. There will be a limit of 60 participants for the rallycross on Sunday. Don’t wait, get registered and paid now!
Click HERE to register for the CRS Rally School with RallyData.com!

Choosing your Focus Group

  • All Students get:
    • Performance Rally Overview
    • Beginning Driving I & II Talks
    • Basic Car Prep Talk
    • Team Management Talk
  • In Addition:
  • Rally Driving Group gets:
    • Basic Controls and Timing Talk
    • Control Walk Through
    • Basic Course Following and Safety Items Talk
    • In-Car Driving Practice – 2 ½ hours
  • Rallycross Driving Group gets:
    • Morning In-Car Driving Practice – 2 hours
    • Rallycross 101 Talk
    • Afternoon In-Car Driving Practice – 1 hour
  • Rally Co-Driving Group gets:
    • Basic Controls and Timing Talk
    • Control Walk Through
    • Basic Course Following and Safety Items Talk
    • In-Car Route Following & Notes Reading Practice
    • Advanced Co-Driving Talk

Registration begins at 7:30 AM at the Flight Deck room on the second floor and classroom sessions begin at 8:15 AM.

2017 Rally School – Schedule and FAQ

  • Click here to get the 2017 Schedule of Events
  • The School is on Saturday, February 11th
  • The Rallycross is on Sunday, February 12th
  • You will need to provide your own vehicle
  • More details about the school are available
  • The class will be at the Rodeway Inn & Suites Heritage, Ridgecrest
  • Other lodging in the area is available
  • Participation is limited – so get signed up!
  • ONLINE ENTRY – Register here
  • A working lunch and buffet dinner is included!
  • Class includes a Full 2017 CRS Competitor Membership! ($30 value)
  • Hands-on time for both drivers and co-drivers!
  • Optional path includes Drivers, Co-Drivers, and Rallycross Drivers
  • Special “Rally” Room Rate at both the Rodeway Inn and Springhill Suites

The 2017 CRS Rally School!

The school will be on Saturday, February 11th,  and is headquartered at the Rodeway Inn & Suites Heritage in Ridgecrest CA. The Rodeway Inn has a special school rate of $73 (for a single or double with either a king or 2 queens), $81 for three people or $89 for four people, all plus tax. A hot breakfast buffet is included in the room price. Use the code “RAL 17” when making your reservation (760) 446-6543. The Rallycross will be on Sunday, February 12th!

There will be a limit of 20 for Rally Driver students, a limit of 20 for Rallycross Driver students and a limit of 16 for Rally Co-Driving students. If we reach a limit of paid students we will begin a waiting list for those who haven’t registered and paid yet. The order of the waiting list will be determined by the payment date. There will be a limit of 60 participants for the rallycross on Sunday. Don’t wait, get registered and paid now!
Click HERE to register for the CRS Rally School with RallyData.com!

Choosing your Focus Group

  • All Students get:
    • Performance Rally Overview
    • Beginning Driving I & II Talks
    • Basic Car Prep Talk
    • Team Management Talk
  • In Addition:
  • Rally Driving Group gets:
    • Basic Controls and Timing Talk
    • Control Walk Through
    • Basic Course Following and Safety Items Talk
    • In-Car Driving Practice – 2 ½ hours
  • Rallycross Driving Group gets:
    • Morning In-Car Driving Practice – 2 hours
    • Rallycross 101 Talk
    • Afternoon In-Car Driving Practice – 1 hour
  • Rally Co-Driving Group gets:
    • Basic Controls and Timing Talk
    • Control Walk Through
    • Basic Course Following and Safety Items Talk
    • In-Car Route Following & Notes Reading Practice
    • Advanced Co-Driving Talk

Registration begins at 7:30 AM at the Flight Deck room on the second floor and classroom sessions begin at 8:15 AM.

53 Rally School Participants, 93 Rallycross Competitors, 6 Runs, and 1 Rainstorm!

The CRS Rally School & Rallycross was a fantastic success this year! We’d like to thank those that participated and we can’t wait to see you out at the next rallycross, or on the stages! The rallycross results are up on rallydata.com right now – but are available here to download:
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