Gas-powered cars will soon be replaced by electric cars, which will be replaced by two-person motorcycles powered by nightmares. Catch some combustion-engine action while you can with today’s Groupon to DirtFish Rally School in Snoqualmie. Choose between two options:
- For $179, you get a two-hour Taste of Rally lesson (a $399 value).
- For $325, you get a half-day, four-hour Intro to Rally lesson (a $650 value).
One of the few permanent rally schools in the country, DirtFish Rally School teaches budding track attackers to skid and tear their way across coarse terrain. On 315 acres at the Old Mill Adventure Park, drivers weave authentic rally cars through miles of gravel and tarmac on stage courses, skid pads, and driving exercise areas. Loaded with Tein suspension, rally tires, and OMP safety equipment, the agile fleet of autos is built for competition by Vermont Sports Cars, whose Rally America series keeps star drivers such as Travis Pastrana from having to jog their races.
Gear gurus begin each lesson with a brief discussion of basic techniques. Because driving, like dog-petting, is best-learned hands-on, students quickly assume the wheel of a 280-horsepower, all-wheel-drive Subaru rally car. There they practice proper vision, skid control, and weight transfer on surfaces made of gravel, dirt, and holograms of preschool bullies’ faces. Two-hour classes trace the Boneyard stage’s devious curves, and half-day sessions run the Boneyard, slide the Skid Pad, and careen across the High-Speed Slalom stages.
At the conclusion of each lesson, student and teacher swap spots for the instructor-driven Thrill Ride, a nearly 2-mile full-speed dash through The Link stage that lets pupils taste a sip of unfiltered rally cola.
DirtFish Rally School has been featured on KOMO 4 News:
It has also appeared on Q13 Fox News and in the SnoValley Star. More than 1,300 Facebookers like DirtFish Rally School. > * It’s a GREAT way to let loose and satisfy your need for speed. – Kaci Aitchison, Q13 Fox
DirtFish Rally School
Among the Old Mill Adventure Park’s 315 verdant acres sliced through by miles of gravel and tarmac roads, DirtFish Rally School’s seasoned instructors impart their driving savvy upon pupils of all experience levels via dirt-lined rally courses of varying lengths. A pre-instructional driver's meeting in a classroom inside the 10,000-square-foot main building enables vehicular gurus to expound upon essential driving skills such as weight transfer, skid control, and how to stop Keanu Reeves from trying to stop the speeding car. Immune to inclement weather, DirtFish staff foils nature’s attempts at forcing drivers to stay indoors with all-season lessons that wend along demanding routes in rain, sleet, and snow. DirtFish’s meticulously maintained fleet of all-wheel-drive Subaru rally cars effortlessly hurtle along the high-speed slalom course and slide across the Skid Pad thanks to competition-ready features including Tein suspension, rally tires, and OMP safety equipment. Upon the course’s completion, DirtFish staffers welcome guests back into the main building where men’s and women’s showers and locker rooms facilitate spruce-up sessions and a museum peppers brains with information nuggets pertaining to the art of rally.
“Driving a rally car is a fantastic experience!”
“These guys are amazing (and the historic car and race suit collection is amazing too). If not for the cost, I would do this all the time!”
“Awesome time, is there a 4 hr level 2 for people who have gone once before?”
7001 396th Dr. SE
Snoqualmie, Washington 98065Get Directions