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About


Welcome to Texas' premiere loose surface car control school. Let us teach you how to drive a rally car and become a left-foot braking, Scandinavian Flicking, sideways sliding pro in as little as a half day!

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About


Welcome to Texas' premiere loose surface car control school. Let us teach you how to drive a rally car and become a left-foot braking, Scandinavian Flicking, sideways sliding pro in as little as a half day!

A student on our advanced rally stage during day 3 of a Rally Ready University class.

We live Rally Racing.

There is nowhere else on earth quite like the Rally Ranch. As the first and only purpose-built rally racing facility in Texas, Rally Ready Driving School is designed from the ground up to take anybody with interest in the sport from where you are today to the skills to take on professional rallying in 3-days or less. 

 

Students and staff after an awesome 1-Day class. Photo: Brandon LaJoie

WHO ARE WE?

Rally Ready is a passionate and diverse group of motorsport professionals with background in rallying, desert racing, road racing and business. What brings us together is a common passion for learning, teaching, and empowering our students, whether their goals are recreational or professional. As accomplished drivers, we understand what makes rallying so special and we have worked for over 6 years to put together the best facility in the world, in order to share the sights, sounds, smells and feels of rally racing. In 2009, the team first conceptualized the Rally Ready Driving School and after several years of planning and training, Rally Ready taught our inaugural class in the spring of 2012. 

 

"The team you are part of is remarkable.  We're novices, even as spectators.  We were worried.  In an industry such as racing, we were a little afraid that we would meet blustering, arrogant, swaggering, down-talking specimens that couldn't carry a thought in a pail.  (Yeah.  Sorry about that.)  But your team is .... just.... remarkable.  To a man, they were smart and funny and capable and efficient and each as concerned as the next with a good day for all." 

- C Stamper

 

This. City. Rules.

Located just outside the hustling, bustling mecca for fun that is Austin, TX, the Rally Ranch offers a range of experiences to fit any budget, and we're a great excuse to plan your Austin trip. Questions about your stay in Central Texas? Call us! We're those rare, elusive born-and-raised "Natives" you've heard about.

Preparation is everything.

Our instructors are experienced, championship winning racers with a variety of background and experience from off-road to drifting, circle track to rally. Our facility is fresh, never frozen (except for those rare and brief Texas winters) grade-A Texas groomed dirt. We take our dirt serious 'round here.

Something for everyone.*

*who likes to have fun

Whether you've never heard of rallying or you've been dreaming of sliding sideways since the Group B days, we have a class, experience, or event to get you behind the wheel no matter what your experience level or budget.

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What is Rally


"Good drivers have dead flies on the side windows."

-Walter Röhrl

What is Rally


"Good drivers have dead flies on the side windows."

-Walter Röhrl

WHAT IS RALLY?

Today, rallying takes on many forms. From the glitz and glam of the prestigious Monte Carlo Rally and the World Rally Championship all the way down to the grassroots SCCA Rallycross, the art of loose surface car control covers a vast array of series and sports both domestically and internationally. Rallying has been around since the dawn of the automobile. The first automobile competitions were grand events from city to city across countries and eventually continents. The drivers were daring pilots who threw caution to the wind and pushed themselves and their fragile vehicles to the absolute limit. Eventually, as cars grew faster, the navigator and co-driver began to play a more critical role describing the course to the driver in vivid detail with a set of specially prepared instructions called Pace Notes.

World Rally Championship

WRC is what hooks most of us on the sport of rally. It is the fastest cars, the fastest drivers and the fastest co-drivers competing on the best rally stages on earth. 

American Rally Association

The ARA National Championship is the premiere stage rally series in North America. It is classic stage rallying at its finest. 

NASA Rally Sport

The National Auto Sport Association hosts some of the best organized and most fun rallies in the country. NASA offers regional events as well as their own rally National Championship and focuses a lot on driver education.

Global Rallycross

In the U.S., Rallycross has traditionally been the same format as an autocross but on dirt. In 2011 we found out that not all rallycross was created equal. Global Rallycross is 6 cars wheel-to-wheel on a half paved, half unpaved circuit battling for top honors about as politely as a bar fight. It's a wild spectacle.

More info

Below are a couple of our favorite videos that most accurately represent the epicness of our sport. "Easier Said Than Done", a rally documentary by our friend and 2WD rally champ Matt Johnston, is a favorite and a beautiful look into the reality of what this sport is like.

 

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