Team O'Neil rally school here I come!

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Team O'Neil rally school here I come!

Post by ragek23 » Sat Apr 07, 2012 7:12 pm

Ill be leaving tomorrow for the 2 day school next week. I cannot wait!

http://www.teamoneilmotorsports.com/

I'll be going through the same school where Ken Block learned how to drive :). I'll be sure to post some pictures and video.

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Post by mjrpaine » Sat Apr 07, 2012 8:17 pm

Must be nice Mr. Moneybags ...


PRICING
2 day: $1897
3 day: $3392
4 day: $4772
5 day: $5750



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Post by ragek23 » Sun Apr 08, 2012 12:01 pm

been saving for a bit. I've wanted to go for a long time. But that's also y i am only signed up for the 2 day school :P.

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Post by UriahRR » Sun Apr 08, 2012 4:37 pm

Sweet deal, man. Hope you learn a lot and can take criticism well. :thumbup:
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Post by Haganracing » Sun Apr 08, 2012 9:51 pm

Nice, have fun man!
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Post by Midnight_Rider » Sun Apr 08, 2012 11:37 pm

That will get the adrenaline going. :gears:
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Post by ragek23 » Mon Apr 09, 2012 5:21 pm

Update from day 1. Today we learned the basics. We learned left foot breaking, skid pad control and then applied everything to a basic slalom course and then a more complex gate course. We ended the day learing accident avoidance. We drove euro spec Fiestas all day. Tomorrow we get to drive an audi quattro :).

I went up with my roomate from college. He didnt' know how to dive a manual before this course and in one day he learned how to drive manual on top of all the driving skills. Aparently it was a little much on one run:
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^ here he lifted off the throttle after initiating the turn. He did not counter steer either. End result. He ended up in a ditch and had to wear a pink helmet for the rest of the day.
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Post by honda_zman » Mon Apr 09, 2012 5:43 pm

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Post by ragek23 » Thu Apr 12, 2012 7:29 pm

Well I am back! It was tons of fun and I think i am going to go back to finish up the other three days. I missed out on a lot in the last 3 days of the school. I would totally go back just to learn how to jump a car lol.

Here is my friend showing off the pink helmet.
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My friend Dan actually got to pass the helmet off to someone else who also got stuck. Then, 30mins later this happened:

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He lost control hit anothe ditch and a dirt mound and managed to flip it on it's side. I was suprised how light the landing was and also how little damage there was to the outside of the car.

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At the end of the day we got to try our hand at the Audi 4000S quatro awd. I had to most fun learning the pendulm turns. I could do those all day.

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Post by BlackRoseRacing » Sat Apr 14, 2012 5:53 am

Sounds like this was fun :)
Reading through this it sounds like the way I drive in WNY winters :lol:
"pendulm turns"
^^ I had to google this quick...This is the way "Lighting" McQueen was taught to take turns in the movie CARS :lol:
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Post by ragek23 » Sat Apr 14, 2012 9:55 am

Yeah it's your basic crowd peaser rally trun. Its so weird, you turn right to turn left :P. And you are right about WNY winter driving. I used a lot of those techniques playing around in the snow without even knowing.

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Post by ThatKevin » Sat Apr 14, 2012 10:41 am

it looks like sooo much fun!!!! I want to do it :(
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Post by Danteneon » Sat Apr 14, 2012 12:59 pm

So awesome that you got in car roll-over pics :rofl:

I am super jelly btw.
If I could just figure out how to meld the Outback and the Neon into one car...

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Post by ragek23 » Sat Apr 14, 2012 1:06 pm

I am only pissed off i turned the go pro off the run before. Would have been awesome to have in car video of it :P.

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Post by Danteneon » Sat Apr 14, 2012 1:26 pm

No doubt!
If I could just figure out how to meld the Outback and the Neon into one car...

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Post by ThatKevin » Sat Apr 14, 2012 1:49 pm

never turn off the gopro! that's why I have a 32gb card for mine.. get EVERYTHING
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Post by ragek23 » Sat Apr 14, 2012 3:12 pm

haha it's not the card. the battery dies way before i fill the card up.

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Post by Fuzzyneon » Sun Apr 15, 2012 9:24 am

i am so unbelievably jealious

looks like the most fun ever


more pics and have a blast man!
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Post by ragek23 » Wed May 09, 2012 11:01 pm

found a video a student took on his experience through the class. Its very well done and nicely edited.

http://youtu.be/QrrWAUx-KZ8

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Post by dtjackten » Thu May 10, 2012 7:49 am

i am really jealous... looks like a blast.. glad you had time. now start saving for the other days. :lol:
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Post by ragek23 » Thu May 10, 2012 1:49 pm

yeah I am kicking myself right now, a similar licensing class oppertunity came up but, this was is for road course and track racing like the challenge series or amature nascar. Its $2400 for the 5 day course at skip barber in CT at lime rock park. Its normally a $4K course but they had a corporation cancel and they have a massive amount of openings. Bummer is I am on call that whole week and I spent all my money on rally school so I am a little strapped for cash.

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