Rally Racing 101 in the Subaru WRX STI
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.