Rally Racing 101 in the Subaru WRX STI

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The J-Turn: Episode 8

On this episode of The J-Turn, I head to Washington state for my first foray into rally driving at Dirt Fish Rally School.  There, Don Wooten teaches me the fundamentals of rally car control in the school’s 2007 Subaru WRX STI, whose 4-cylinder, turbocharged engine produces 300+ horsepower.

From the skidpad to the slalom and The Boneyard, I try my hand at every course and, by the end of the day, declare myself ready for The Wedge. Situated as a full rally stage, The Wedge offers real rally driving, and making one mistake can equate to wrapping your car around a tree.  Find out what happens when I head out onto the challenging circuit and see how effectively I’m able to apply my newfound rally knowledge.



84 Responses to “Rally Racing 101 in the Subaru WRX STI”

  1. Jessi Lang says:

    *Rally Racing 101 in the Subaru WRX STI! – The J-Turn Episode 8*

    On this episode of The J-Turn, Jessi Lang heads to Washington state for her
    first foray into rally driving at +DirtFish Rally School. There, *Don
    Wooten* teaches her the fundamentals of rally car control in the school’s *Subaru
    WRX STI*, whose 4-cylinder, turbocharged engine produces 300+ horsepower.

    From the skidpad to the slalom and the boneyard, Lang tries her hand at
    every course and, by the end of the day, declares herself ready for The
    Wedge. Situated as a full rally stage, The Wedge offers real rally driving,
    and making one mistake can equate to wrapping your car around a tree. Find
    out what happens when Jessi heads out onto the challenging circuit and see
    how effectively she’s able to apply her newfound rally knowledge.

    +Motor Trend Channel +Jessi Lang +Subaru WRXparts +Rally America +
    RALLYCROSSRX +wrc +WRC #Subaru #WRX #STI #TheJTurn #Subie #Rally #WRC
    #DirtFish #rallycross

  2. The J-Turn says:

    *Rally Racing 101 in the Subaru WRX STI! – The J-Turn Episode 8*

    On this episode of The J-Turn, Jessi Lang heads to Washington state for her
    first foray into rally driving at *Dirt Fish Rally School*. There, *Don
    Wooten* teaches her the fundamentals of rally car control in the school’s *Subaru
    WRX STI*, whose 4-cylinder, turbocharged engine produces 300+ horsepower.

    From the skidpad to the slalom and the boneyard, Lang tries her hand at
    every course and, by the end of the day, declares herself ready for The
    Wedge. Situated as a full rally stage, The Wedge offers real rally driving,
    and making one mistake can equate to wrapping your car around a tree. Find
    out what happens when Jessi heads out onto the challenging circuit and see
    how effectively she’s able to apply her newfound rally knowledge.

    +Motor Trend Channel +Jessi Lang +Subaru WRXparts +Rally America +
    RALLYCROSSRX +Subaru Pacific +wrc +WRC #Subaru #WRX #STI #TheJTurn #Subie
    #Rally #WRC #DirtFish #rallycross

  3. longer adrenaline says:

    This girl had a super manly voice

  4. El Duderino says:

    This looks so fun. He seems like a great teacher too.

  5. Melzer says:

    I drive around so much out here where i live that i’ve come to learn so
    many techniques for sliding and braking. I want to go to one of these
    schools so bad though.

  6. MaxFlare says:

    How does one get payed for doing this? How does one make a resume for this
    job? How does one endure so much bliss in life without passing out while
    doing this?

  7. A says:

    I went to Team O’Neil Rally School. They have a drop off in a hairpin turn
    that you really need to be on your toes about if you’re going fast. The
    rear wheel drive BMW was a different beast and took rallying to a whole new
    level for me. Good to know there’s a reputable rally school on the west
    coast should I move there.

  8. Gabe Diaz says:

    id love to do rally as a job. :P

  9. TemeculaParkour says:

    Great video, pretty girl, and informative <3

  10. Dynamo Gamma says:

    Awesome, would love to do this.

  11. Laughter Heals says:

    Almost awkward at 6:17

  12. Vandal1281 says:

    Looks so fun

  13. Kyle Montgomery says:

    What kind of mud flaps do they use?

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  15. Carnage88 says:

    left foot braking muddy subies! gotta love it!

  16. bigtank616 says:

    thats how subies are treated and how they should be treated

  17. whiteshade112 says:

    Don Wooten is a really cool guy, just spent the last three days with him at dirtfish.

  18. Aaron Dizon says:

    Had no idea this school existed, and I live in Washington. I will definitely try to go there soon.

  19. Russell Siete says:

    I love Rally

  20. Brabusrocket800 says:

    Oh come on,girl!Don’t make yourself to look so stupid.You can more than this.You are in an auto magazine…Show us what you really can.Please! :)

  21. festerovski says:

    petrol

  22. Roy Batty says:

    Nice, I’m assuming she was cooking my dinner under the hood of the car with the engine heat…. otherwise there will be hell to pay.

  23. antihero0000 says:

    That was awesome! I’m a avid rally fan and I love that you are including all types of racing. Make more!

  24. gniskiy says:

    Are there any readable content on the web about these instructions given to Jesse i.e when the brake, etc in different phases of taking a corner?

  25. mrjackfrodo says:

    So cool!

  26. Fullforce LTX says:

    Just think in some country’s women cant even get a license…
    Good job, I wish my wife would at least learn to drive a stick…. hot hot hot … lol

  27. Jared Tate says:

    ah okay so you brake to transfer the weight to the front and accelerate to shift the weight to the back….
    rally is so tough.. you got know more concepts like throttle management, how to get the best amount of traction, determining the limits of the car, adapt to different conditions, remember the line…. oh WRC is the hardest and toughest motorsport!

  28. Jared Tate says:

    don’t crash it then haha

  29. Jared Tate says:

    too bad it is an expensive hobby

  30. ImHereToAnnoyYou says:

    There’s nothing worse than paying for a car ‘experience’ and the car breaking.

  31. fatboy19831 says:

    Good show Jessie.

  32. Gen Lapinid says:

    nothing gets better than a woman who drives so good =)

  33. Maulana Akbar Maksudi says:

    that was fantastic !!

  34. stakone says:

    awesome vid. Thanks for sharing

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