Some say: “It’s only after you finish a rally without lifting off the throttle that you’ll need a faster car.” Rallying to this level of commitment takes dedication, practice, and great competition. For some, 2WD is a stepping stone. For others, it is the only class that matters.
NASA Rally Sport is excited to bring back the Two Wheel Drive Challenge presented by Team O’Neil Rally School and Streetwise Motorsports. The 2015 2C will consist of three events starting with Idaho Rally International this June 13-14. We hope to turn up the volume on the rivalry between the Southwest and Northwest drivers that typically meet in Idaho for some great 2WD competition. Get signed up at: http://idahorally.org/
Knowing that the Gorman Rally was adding miles of new twisty forest stages made it’s inclusion as a 2C event an easy choice. Look for a 2WD car to win this event outright on August 22nd in Southern California. Their new site is: http://www.gormanrally.com/
Finally, the event that was a proving ground for 2C makes it’s return on October 2-3. The Prescott Rally had 2WD make up 2nd and 3rd of it’s overall podium last year and will once again make a fantastic season final! Details: http://www.prescottrally.com/
We’ve increased the overall cash purse to $6,000+. The twist this year is the payout based on participation. Rallies with less than 14 2WD competitors will see a top prize of $250. Kick that up to 15-24 and a $500 top prize will be offered. Hit the 25 car mark and we’ll make it $1000. For example Idaho had 27 2WD cars take to the stages last year. If that happens again, you will see a 1st – $1000, 2nd – $600, 3rd – $300, 4th – $100, 5th – $60. All three events will have payouts to 5th, and the full breakdown will be on our site. Get ready for some awesome 2WD battles! http://www.nasarallysport.com/main/2WD_Challenge
Both of our presenting sponsors are serious about 2WD as a starting point for rally. Team O’Neil in Dalton, NH offers classes in Ford Fiesta school cars and their curriculum focuses on starting with the skills and techniques of 2WD. Streetwise Motorsports in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA builds and supports 2WD rally cars and is ready to help you get started in 2C with their many years of technical experience.
Our mission is to continue growing the grassroots excitement of the sport and encourage the building of more affordable rally cars and setting the goal of winning individual events. We want to showcase grassroots talent with social platforms, driver interviews, video, and buzz around the battles that are often overlooked. Let’s show the next generation of rallyists how much fun we can have driving as fast as possible on closed dirt roads! Join us!