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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!

Rally Ready Co-founder Dave Carapetyan, 3-time Pikes Peak Open Champion, on his way up the Pikes Peak Hill Climb for the 10th consecutive year in 2014.

Rally Ready Co-founder Dave Carapetyan, 3-time Pikes Peak Open Champion, on his way up the Pikes Peak Hill Climb for the 10th consecutive year in 2014.

We live Rally Racing.

There is nowhere else on earth quite like Rally Ready. 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. 

Who Are We?

It was in 2004 when Dave Carapetyan and Brianne Corn first met. It wasn't until two years later that the two became friends and started a long, rocky, prosperous friendship. With a combined 4 Pikes Peak Hill Climb championships and Brianne's impressive record of Rally America, SCCA, Bonneville and Texas Mile records, the two decided that the only thing more important than racing was sharing the sights, sounds, smells and feels of rally racing. It was in 2009 that the team first conceptualized the Rally Ready Driving School and with the help of Rob Amato over the next few years, Rally Ready taught our inaugural class in the spring of 2012. 

Ferrari Challenge champion Mark McKenzie in an Open Class Evo 8 Rally Car during his private training at Rally Ready.

Ferrari Challenge champion Mark McKenzie in an Open Class Evo 8 Rally Car during his private training at Rally Ready.

This. City. Rules.

Located just outside the hustling, bustling mecca for fun that is Austin, TX, the Rally Ready Driving School offers a range of experiences from our 2.5 hour Rally Experience, a perfect to supplement you're Austin stay, all the way up to our 4 day Rally Ready University program, a great excuse to plan your Austin trip. Questions about your stay in Austin? Call us! We're those rare, elusive born-and-raised "Natives" you've heard about.

Preparation is everything.

Our instructors are experienced, championship winning rally drivers. 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're a character from In Like A Lamb, Out Like A Lion, we have a class for you starting at under $300.

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What is Rally


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

-Walter Röhrl

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What is Rally


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

-Walter Röhrl

WHAT IS RALLY?

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. 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 Lone Star Rallycross series, the art of loose surface car control covers a vast array of series' and sports both domestically and internationally.

World Rally Championship

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

Rally America

The Rally America National Championship is the premiere stage rally series in North America. It is classic 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 barfight. It's a wild spectacle.

Lone Star Rallycross

What we've come to know as rallycross in the states is the most accessible form of motorsport. Like an autocross, it takes place one car at a time on a short course made from cones. Lone Star Rallycross has use of the same perfectly groomed roads and facility as the Rally Ready Driving School and as such is a great series for prospective students and alumni alike to sharpen their skills.

 

 

Below is 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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