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hey all
i'm new to rally cars and am hoping to get into it next year
heres a little background info on me
my name is shawn greeley
from sault ste marie
28 years old
raced motocross for the last 10 years got hurt last year and lost most of the movement in my right arm. (broke my radial head in 12 peices as well as my ulna and humerous. have regained most of the movement and strenght but will never be able to motocross anymore due to all the cartaldge being sheared off)
i've watch and followed rally since i was young but never thought about doing it until i got hurt.
so i'm looking at getting a car probably a focus zx3
so what will i need ?insurance wise saftey equipment ect?
 

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Welcome!

Definitely check out the 'Sticky' threads in Car Construction and USA forums. Get to a few events (volunteering is a good way to learn the requirements).

(another) Shawn
 

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While it is not until January 27, 28, 2012, Sno*Drift which is the first event in the annual
Rally America championship series is only about 3 hours south of you in the areas east of Gaylord, Michigan. This is a great event to go to and to learn about the sport. The link to their website is below:

http://www.sno-drift.org/

The closest Canadian event will be Tall Pines at Bancroft Ontario on November 25, 26 - the last event in the 2011 Canadian championship and also a really great event. Unfortunately the trip is a little longer - probably about 9 hours each way if the weather co-operates.

http://www.tallpinesrally.com/

Welcome.

Jim
 

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Welcome. Now, I know its not a national event anymore, but is there not still a rally this fall called the Lake Superior Performance Rally?

Yup, there it is. October 15th, 16th

http://www.lsprorally.com/

This should be nice and close to the Soo. Tall Pines is also a great event.

You can look up the Juggernaut racing team as they are driving a ZX3 Ford Focus.
 

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Lake Superior is around 4 hours from Sault Ste. Marie. It is well worth going to for the scenery as well as the rally - the Keewenaw can be spectacular in the fall.

Adrian
 

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thanks guys
i've been doing lots of research so i'll def check out all the threads and stickys
my work shedual sucks so i wont make the lake superior race but am hopping to go to the rally of the tall pines
 

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Shawn, welcome - there are not too many rally people up north. I'm in North Bay, but I have volunteered at Tall Pines for 10 years now. If you are interested in volunteering drop me a line and we can chat.
 

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Welcome to the looney bin.

Read the stickies.

Get your passport (or enhanced driver's license, if Ontario has those).

http://www.rallyracingnews.com/2011rallyschedule.html

Probably the best 3 rallies are close to you:

lspOr, Sno*Drift, and Tall Pines.

Web addresses were already cited above. Come on out and volunteer/crew/spectate.

press on,
 
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