Typically, rally racing involves teamwork, timing, and a certain amount of driving skill. A driver depends on his team mate to keep track of time and log in at each stop along the course. There are lots of details that must be thought of when driving in races, particularly rally style racing, because of the many stops or check points along the way. The team must keep track of gas, road conditions ahead (gravel road, dirt, curves, etc.) and even tire condition which can determine if the race course can be completed or not. Try rally driving for high speed thrills and excitement First heard about back in 1911 at a Monte Carlo Rally, the sport has grown over the years until it is world wide and highly popular with drivers as well as observers. Rally style racing actually started back in 1894 at the Horseless Carriage races in Paris. Back then a jury made the decision as to who won according to what observer reports told them. The rally sport competitions soon spread from one city to another across France and moved on to other European countries. Originally they did not compete directly with each other but were given their own start times which they competed against. An observer or passenger rides along and is given the task of keeping track of mileage, fuel, time, and also helps the driver avoid traffic hazards along the course. Even today they must be wary of such dangers as farm animals, pedestrians, and other automobiles as they race along their route. Being consistence helps rally drivers compete and win Rally style racing is all about maintaining consistency, making good times between control points, and keeping in control of each second and each mile of the course. Speed is most definitely an important ingredient to win the race and get from point A to point B, and consistency must be maintained as well. Other factors to be considered include knowing what lies ahead. Considerations like road type, road conditions, and weather should be observed. Some drivers are capable of maintaining better control of their car on gravel roads than others and this is a matter of practice and experience. Drive fast successfully means keeping your cool under pressure Driving competitively in any race style, whether it be rally style racing, drag racing, NASCAR type racing, Grand Prix style racing, sprint car racing, dirt track (oval track racing) or even soap box derby racing is a form of competition for both driver and vehicle, whether drivers actually compete head to head or individually as in rally racing. Rally drivers may have an advantage with an experienced observer or partner who keeps track of their progress over the course. Today’s modern cars are far safer than previously models and drivers who take courses in safe driving, learn, and observe the rules will be far more likely to complete the race. Rally driving is a sport rich in tradition, high in popularity, and safe for all involved so let’s keep it that way!