Guide To Rally Co Driving


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Driver: Ty Turnbull

..."I'm from Los Angeles. For as long as I can remember rally is something that I've been very passionate about. I'm a big Colin McRae fan and I grew up playing his video games. I started driving off-road trucks and riding motorbikes when I was very young. As soon as I got my driver's license I went to a rally driving school and began competing in RallyX events. Two years ago I was able to save up enought money working as an EMT on an emergency ambulance to begin competing in proper stage rally events. I own a Group 2 Ford Focus and I do very nearly all the work on it myself in my home garage."....

...."I won my class in the first rally I finished and have had a podium result in every event that I've finished. My main goal at each event that I enter is to improve my driving technique and to be a faster driver than I was at the last event. By continually racing against myself it has made me one of the fastest drivers in my class and I'm always improving. I don't have any illusions of being the next Sebastian Loeb but I do intend to apply myself with 100% effort to rallying and take it as far as I can go. If I do the best that I can, and don't become a champion, I won't be disappointed. But I don't think that will happen.".....

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Co-Driver: Tony Holden

Tony competed on his first rally in 1981. Starting with UK road rallies, he gained a reputation for his use of pace notes at a time when most co-drivers were using maps. Tony competed with many drivers on British National and European Championship events in the 80's and 90's winning two co-driver championships. He retired from rallying in 1994 when he relocated to the US, but remained involved in motor sports driving Formula SuperVee open-wheel cars as a member of the Vintage Auto Racing Association (winning two championships). He returned to rallying in 2009. Tony lives in Yorba Linda, California.

The Car: 2002 Ford SVT Focus

DMS 50mm Gravel Coilovers, Ford Racing Rally Brake Kit, Getrag 6-Speed Gearbox, ATB Differential, Howe Power Steering with 1.5:1 quickener, Racetech Seats and Harnesses, Welded-In Custom Rollcage, Rally Sump Guards etc.

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