Driving Programs

Multiple programs. 2 different car platforms. Any skill level.

Click through the tabs below to learn more about our course offerings. Once you’ve found the one that’s best for you, choose your drivetrain to view our upcoming schedule.  

Two Hour 

Our Two Hour program provides the opportunity to experience what high performance driving is all about, and learn how to handle a proper car in ways only imagined. In addition to understanding basic car control on a gravel road, students experience the thrill of driving a purpose built machine on a course designed to challenge and expand their skills. The program concludes with a Thrill Ride from an instructor to demonstrate what is possible from a professional driver on a closed course. Click here to see the property and view our course maps. *Automatic transmission may be available for rear-wheel drive. Please inquire for details.

Price: $475.00

Choose your drivetrain:

Course Goals:

  • Understand Weight Transfer
  • Throttle Management
  • Left Foot Braking
  • Adapt to Understeer and Oversteer
  • Induce and Correct Slides
  • Understand the Proper Rally Line

Course Maps:

    • Customer Testimonial
      “Amazing! The highlights were the well prepared cars, the excellent instruction, and the well managed rally track. We drove spectacularly painted BRZ’s that offered 200 horses RWD with more than enough torque for the very messy conditions. Gravel tires, modified suspension, modified brakes, race steering wheel, roll cage, sport seats with 4 point harness, helmets with efficiently mounted radios, extra-large washer fluid reservoir (hahaha…needed it!). Five cars, 10 students, five drive instructors. A spare car was available and not needed (The AWD sessions have STI’s with more horses and torque). All the instructors were extremely capable and showcased their skills with jaw dropping showmanship. My instructor was winner in his class (SCCA) at Packwood last year. He was quick to spot weaknesses and pushed my limits. Classroom sessions were interesting and more relevant than I expected (who knows everything). Weight transfer for rally is different than tarmac so new techniques need to be learned. Seat time was great and the flow of the drills and drive sessions was smooth and efficient. The 25 acre DirtFish property is well planned and laid out for the different driving levels taught. We did oversteer turning, slalom and threshold braking/trail braking in drill areas and then enjoyed a much longer track session that combined the areas well. There are only 3 rally schools in North America (New Hampshire, Florida and here). We are very lucky to have this group on our doorstep. Of note, the property is strikingly photogenic, especially in the rain. It has a derelict power plant and mill pond. In summary, save your pennies, do a 1 Day course (minimum) and enjoy a remarkable experience in an amazing car, with incredible instructors in the perfect setting – close to home.”

      The Ball Family

VIP Upgrade Program Want to double your seat time? Our standard classes are designed with time in and out of the car in order to soak up the learning experience and enjoy watching rally cars in action. While we strongly feel time out of the car is nearly as beneficial as in it, we understand the burning urge to get more time behind the wheel. Our VIP Upgrade is an opportunity for students to purchase both seats rather than share a car with another student, as is our standard practice. The VIP Upgrade can be added to any class, please ask our Sales Department for more information.
Capture your DirtFish experience Want to relive your rally experience over and over? Want to make your own GoPro edit? We provide GoPro rentals for nearly every class and with mounts secured in all the best locations on the cars. You’re sure to capture some impressive footage.
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Signature Photography Package Our Signature Photography Package is now included with your class. Our professional photographer will take photos at prime locations on courses throughout your day. After editing to bring out your best, you will be provided with either an email link or a USB at the end of your class.
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Half Day

Experience the excitement of car control at a level most only dream about. Students are given the basics of what it takes to handle a properly prepared car on gravel, and then get behind the wheel to experience it firsthand. Our renowned instructors expertly guide each student on courses designed to thrill and challenge drivers of every background. The program concludes with a Thrill Ride from an instructor to demonstrate what is possible from a professional driver on a closed course. Click here to see the property and view our course maps. *Automatic transmission may be available for rear-wheel drive. Please inquire for details.

Price: $775.00

Choose your drivetrain:

Course Goals:

  • Understand Weight Transfer
  • Throttle Management
  • Left Foot Braking
  • Adapt to Understeer and Oversteer
  • Induce and Correct Slides
  • Understand the Proper Rally Line
  • Straight Line Braking
  • How to Maximize Traction

Course Maps:

    • Customer Testimonial

      “The Intro to Rally class was awesome. Our car was extra muddy from the great conditions- thanks Mother Nature! The hot lap alone with the instructor was worth it. Best fun I have had in years and my day to day driving habits are much better. I will be back for another course, maybe rear wheel. All the staff were super helpful and went out of their way to make it a great experience.”

      -Michelle Madsen, former half-day student

       

      “Great place to learn how to control a car during a slide. My wife and I took the half day course in December. We figured why buy an STI and not learn how to truly drive and enjoy the vehicle and see firsthand how amazing its handling capabilities are. Customer service was great!”

      Rodger Rivera, former half-day student

VIP Upgrade Program Want to double your seat time? Our standard classes are designed with time in and out of the car in order to soak up the learning experience and enjoy watching rally cars in action. While we strongly feel time out of the car is nearly as beneficial as in it, we understand the burning urge to get more time behind the wheel. Our VIP Upgrade is an opportunity for students to purchase both seats rather than share a car with another student, as is our standard practice. The VIP Upgrade can be added to any class, please ask our Sales Department for more information.
Capture your DirtFish experience. Want to relive your rally experience over and over? Want to make your own GoPro edit? We provide GoPro rentals for nearly every class and with mounts secured in all the best locations on the cars. You’re sure to capture some impressive footage.  gopro-image
Signature Photography Package Our Signature Photography Package is now included with your class. Our professional photographer will take photos at prime locations on courses throughout your day. After editing to bring out your best, you will be provided with either an email link or a USB at the end of your class.
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One Day

A proper car and a place to use it, the dream of every enthusiast! Our One Day program provides even more than that with instructors keen on pushing students to extract everything possible from a properly prepared car on a slippery surface. Beginning with basic skill development and progressing to handling a car at speed on a gravel road, students walk away with advanced car control skills that transfer to every driving situation. Click here to see the property and view our course maps. *Automatic transmission may be available for rear-wheel drive. Please inquire for details.

Price: $1,375.00

Choose your drivetrain:

Course Goals:

  • Understand Weight Transfer
  • Throttle Management
  • Left Foot Braking
  • Adapt to Understeer and Oversteer
  • Induce and Correct Slides
  • Drive the Proper Rally Line
  • Straight Line Braking
  • How to Maximize Traction
  • Trail Braking
  • Adapt to Changing Conditions

Course Maps:

  • Customer Testimonial

    “This is absolutely the most fun I have EVER had! The facilities are great, but the staff is what really made this the experience of a lifetime.”

    -Joe Mommah, former one-day student

  • Professional Testimonial
    “I recently took my first full day class in a BRZ here at DirtFish rally school, the experience and knowledge I gained was invaluable. Although slightly different from the BRZ I drive in the Cascadia International Rally Championship, the same principles apply. No matter what level you are at having an instructor with so much knowledge sit next to you is priceless. As we worked through the curriculum of the day, Michelle helped me focus on the little things that I need to improve; throttle control was a big point of emphasis for the day for me. Overall I cannot stress how helpful this day was for me, and I can’t wait to come back and do a 2 day! Thank you to all the instructors and everyone in the front office for making this experience unforgettable!”

    James Rimmer

VIP Upgrade Program Want to double your seat time? Our standard classes are designed with time in and out of the car in order to soak up the learning experience and enjoy watching rally cars in action. While we strongly feel time out of the car is nearly as beneficial as in it, we understand the burning urge to get more time behind the wheel. Our VIP Upgrade is an opportunity for students to purchase both seats rather than share a car with another student, as is our standard practice. The VIP Upgrade can be added to any class, please ask our Sales Department for more information.
Capture your DirtFish experience. Want to relive your rally experience over and over? Want to make your own GoPro edit? We provide GoPro rentals for nearly every class and with mounts secured in all the best locations on the cars. You’re sure to capture some impressive footage. gopro-image
Signature Photography Package Our Signature Photography Package is now included with your class. Our professional photographer will take photos at prime locations on courses throughout your day. After editing to bring out your best, you will be provided with either an email link or a USB at the end of your class.
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Two Day

Take the skills offered in our One Day program, and double them! In addition to increased seat time, students are able to fully immerse in the program and learn techniques beyond the fundamentals. The bar is raised with the introduction of multiple surfaces, requiring advanced techniques and sensitivity which take student’s abilities to an all new level. This not only increases a student’s capabilities but takes the fun factor to eleven. *Automatic transmission may be available for rear-wheel drive. Please inquire for details.

Price: $2,700.00

Our Two Day program is a specialty offering. Please contact our Sales Department for scheduling at: 866-285-1332.

Click here to see the property and view our course maps.

Choose your drivetrain:

Course Goals:

  • Understand Weight Transfer
  • Throttle Management
  • Left Foot Braking
  • Adapt to Understeer and Oversteer
  • Induce and Correct Slides
  • Drive the Proper Rally Line
  • Straight Line Braking
  • How to Maximize Traction
  • Trail Braking
  • Adapt to Changing Conditions
  • Pendulum Turns
  • Proper Use of the Hand Brake
  • Recognize and Adapt to Different Surfaces
  • Recognize Limits

Course Maps:

  • Customer Testimonial
    “I’ve always enjoyed driving. I’m a city/suburban driver with limited dirt road driving in a family Outback station wagon. Before coming to Dirtfish, I had no racing or professional driving experience or training. I’m not a gear head either. I don’t know about horsepower, engine size, or how to improve my car’s performance—besides adding gas. The first day was really difficult for me to learn so much so fast and do things that just weren’t natural, like braking with the left foot and turning the wheel into the turn before the turn. Everything in me was telling me, “No, this is not right!” but the instructors kept encouraging me until I was having fun doing it the right way. I normally drive looking ahead, but to look ahead to my exit which could be 90 degrees to my right or left was nerve racking at the beginning, but by the second day I was doing it! The second day was challenging and frustrating, but still fun. I couldn’t put everything we learned all together. I wanted to have a smooth run, but couldn’t do it as well as I wanted. Michelle kept encouraging me not to get frustrated and instead focus on my next turn and keep going. The third and final day, my very last run on the track was AWESOME!!! Over two miles of going fast, controlling the car, doing the full slides through the turns was AMAZING! Being able to brake through the hairpin turns, downshifting correctly and taking off was a blast! At the end of the third day, I didn’t want to go home! I wanted to keep going and come back again, which I will – probably in the winter in the snow, which the instructors said was a whole different experience. The instructors were patient, supportive, friendly, welcoming, informative, and very experienced. They wanted to be there and really enjoyed training even inexperienced drivers like me. They encouraged me throughout the entire experience and told me what I could improve on. They consistently coached me to improve in positive ways that made me feel that I could do it.”

    Stacy Cooper

  • Professional Testimonial
    “Dirtfish has been one of my biggest supporters from day one. Their facility and instructors are top notch and continue to be a key to my success in GRC.”

    Bucky Lasek

VIP Upgrade Program Want to double your seat time? Our standard classes are designed with time in and out of the car in order to soak up the learning experience and enjoy watching rally cars in action. While we strongly feel time out of the car is nearly as beneficial as in it, we understand the burning urge to get more time behind the wheel. Our VIP Upgrade is an opportunity for students to purchase both seats rather than share a car with another student, as is our standard practice. The VIP Upgrade can be added to any class, please ask our Sales Department for more information.
Capture your DirtFish experience. Want to relive your rally experience over and over? Want to make your own GoPro edit? We provide GoPro rentals for nearly every class and with mounts secured in all the best locations on the cars. You’re sure to capture some impressive footage.  gopro-image
Signature Photography Package Our Signature Photography Package is now included with your class. Our professional photographer will take photos at prime locations on courses throughout your day. After editing to bring out your best, you will be provided with either an email link or a USB at the end of your class.
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Three Day

**Successful completion counts toward an unrestricted Rally America license**

Developed for drivers of every background, our Three Day program is designed to push participants beyond their comfort zone in a manner which encourages development but with minimal risk. Through measured progression and carefully selected exercises and courses, our flagship program is designed to produce driving confidence in every condition imaginable. The result is heightened sensitivity, superior control, and the confidence to extract the most from a vehicle in any situation. Beginning with a straightforward understanding of loose-surface car control, our talented crew of instructors coach students through challenging techniques that steadily develop each day using multiple courses that include gravel, mud, pavement, and everything else our amazing facility contains. The payoff comes on the final afternoon, when all of the new-found talents are honed on a comprehensive course run throughout our entire property. Click here to see the property and view our course maps. *Automatic transmission may be available for rear-wheel drive. Please inquire for details.

Price: $3,900.00

Choose your drivetrain:

Course Goals:

  • Understand Weight Transfer
  • Throttle Management
  • Left Foot Braking
  • Adapt to Understeer and Oversteer
  • Induce and Correct Slides
  • Drive the Proper Rally Line
  • Straight Line Braking
  • How to Maximize Traction
  • Trail Braking
  • Adapt to Changing Conditions
  • Pendulum Turns
  • Proper Use of the Hand Brake
  • Recognize and Adapt to Different Surfaces
  • Recognize Limits
  • Driving Real Roads
  • Basic Understanding of Rally Navigation

Course Maps:

  • Customer Testimonial
    “This place needs a warning…. ** Caution, may be habit forming! ** I had a blast here. a few of my co-workers and I just did the 3 day RWD class, learning to control/slide the Subaru BRZ around various tracks on dirt, asphalt, mud, slop, deep mud, and transitions to and from all of the above. It rained very heavily the day before we arrived and dried out on the 1st day, then drizzled on and off the remaining time. All this sounds really messy, but it was a little mud on the shoes from walking to/from the car and a little mud on the back of the pant legs from getting in and out of the car (you swing over the roll cage and catch mud on the sill). It was very exciting, a little frustrating and ultimately rewarding. After 3 days it all came (sort of) naturally. Just a note of caution, I don’t recommend doing left foot braking in the rental car on the way back home or to the airport… the vacuum boost makes it anything but smooth and your passengers won’t really appreciate it 😉 The track cars don’t have power brakes, so the left foot gets a good workout and is kept very busy. It takes about a day and a half to get comfortable with left foot braking if you haven’t driven like this before. Most of the cars are manual transmissions, although you really use 2nd most of the time, although you can grab 3rd on the last day in the longer straights and on the slalom. They have an automatic too apparently, but I never saw it. Don’t let not knowing a manual transmission stop you from this fun course. It’s a great way to learn some skills and the amount of shifting is really limited. The instructors are all great. Very helpful and most provide a lot of feedback. They all seemed to have positive things to say, even when I *know* I was in the wrong place on the track, or hit the brake too late or did one of dozens of other things wrong. It’s nice to have the encouragement when you know you screwed up. It’s a little expensive for the session, but you have an instructor at all times with you in the car (for this class). You’re never alone on the course and they will help keep you safe with their input, the brake and a kill switch if things go really wrong. It’s motorsport, so there is risk involved and accidents can happen, but there was never a time that I felt unsafe. They limit the class to 5 cars, which is 10 students, half driving and half observing. They provide nice lunches from a local cafe and their facilities are well kept. They have several tractors to fix holes and ruts in the track between sessions so even though the road may degrade (which is one of the limits you need to learn to drive to) you start each lesson with the surface in good shape. The cars have a rough life but are also well maintained (and they have a spare just in case) and most importantly, the team here know their stuff! I can’t wait to go back to do the 2 day advanced RWD when it’s available!”

    Richard Southern

  • Professional Testimonial
    “For me, this is where it is at. No matter how many times I have been to DirtFish, I spend 3 days behind the wheel and always feel like I have found an extra edge as a driver. 3 days allows you to truly fine tune your skills behind the wheel and take your driving to the next level.”

    Jim Beaver

VIP Upgrade Program Want to double your seat time? Our standard classes are designed with time in and out of the car in order to soak up the learning experience and enjoy watching rally cars in action. While we strongly feel time out of the car is nearly as beneficial as in it, we understand the burning urge to get more time behind the wheel. Our VIP Upgrade is an opportunity for students to purchase both seats rather than share a car with another student, as is our standard practice. The VIP Upgrade can be added to any class, please ask our Sales Department for more information.
Capture your DirtFish experience. Want to relive your rally experience over and over? Want to make your own GoPro edit? We provide GoPro rentals for nearly every class and with mounts secured in all the best locations on the cars. You’re sure to capture some impressive footage. gopro-image
Signature Photography Package Our Signature Photography Package is now included with your class. Our professional photographer will take photos at prime locations on courses throughout your day. After editing to bring out your best, you will be provided with either an email link or a USB at the end of your class.
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Three Day Advanced Program

After successful completion of our Three Day program, we’ll push the limits even further. Picking up where the Three Day leaves off, participants will experience more elaborate instruction, more technical exercises and higher speeds, with the goal to extract the most from the longest courses we offer. Using areas only seen on this advanced program, students are able to push their abilities using every square inch of road we have. Note: In order to focus on advanced techniques, this program spends very little time on fundamental methods. Therefore, prior to participating in a Three Day Advanced program students must first complete a Three Day program. Click here to see the property and view our course maps. *Automatic transmission may be available for rear-wheel drive. Please inquire for details.

Price: $4,500.00

Please note: in order to optimize the skills and techniques learned, we require that a Three Day Ultimate Rally Techniques program be taken prior to the Three Day Advanced program.

Choose your drivetrain:

We’ll still highlight all of the tools learned in the Three Day Ultimate Rally Program, plus the addition of:

  • Handbrake with Downshift
  • Linking Corners
  • Acute Corners
  • Overlapping Pedal Inputs
  • Reading Roads
  • Processing Pace Notes

Course Maps:

  • Customer Testimonial
    My life is filled with quite a few number of exhilarating experiences.  That said, I think my most recent experience at DirtFish Rally School has to top the charts.  The most wonderful people run this place and make every waking second a joy to be there.  I have suggested to everyone I know that they go and try it.  Young or old, there is no escaping the excitement that comes with rally driving.  There will be NO disappointment!  They made learning a new skill such incredible fun.  Rain or shine the fun doesn’t change.  I think by the end of my experience I left with a smile that lasted for a long time.  I will be returning for as many events as I can.

    – Adrian  Biesecker

  • Professional Testimonial
    “For me, this is where it is at. No matter how many times I have been to DirtFish, I spend 3 days behind the wheel and always feel like I have found an extra edge as a driver. 3 days allows you to truly fine tune your skills behind the wheel and take your driving to the next level.”

    Jim Beaver

VIP Upgrade Program Want to double your seat time? Our standard classes are designed with time in and out of the car in order to soak up the learning experience and enjoy watching rally cars in action. While we strongly feel time out of the car is nearly as beneficial as in it, we understand the burning urge to get more time behind the wheel. Our VIP Upgrade is an opportunity for students to purchase both seats rather than share a car with another student, as is our standard practice. The VIP Upgrade can be added to any class, please ask our Sales Department for more information.
Capture your DirtFish experience. Want to relive your rally experience over and over? Want to make your own GoPro edit? We provide GoPro rentals for nearly every class and with mounts secured in all the best locations on the cars. You’re sure to capture some impressive footage. gopro-image
Signature Photography Package Our Signature Photography Package is now included with your class. Our professional photographer will take photos at prime locations on courses throughout your day. After editing to bring out your best, you will be provided with either an email link or a USB at the end of your class.
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  • DirtFish is an advanced and performance driving school located in Snoqualmie, Washington, USA only 30 minutes from Seattle. We offer driver instruction, training and coaching programs and experiences for advanced car control, driver development, road and circuit racing, motorsports, SCCA rallycross, stage rally, EVOC and tactical, stunt driving, teen drivers, new drivers, track days, track racing, off-road truck racing, winter snow and ice driving, formula and open-wheel car racing, high performance driving, autocross, desert racing, overland and defensive driving, providing confidence and safety techniques behind the wheel.

    Being one of the top rally schools in the USA, we teach advanced car control techniques used in racing series and circuits, such as World Rally Championship, WRC, Rally America, Canadian Rally Championship, Red Bull Global Rallycross, Cascadia International Rally Championship and FIA World Rallycross. DirtFish utilizes courses on multiple loose surfaces conditions; dirt, mud, gravel, tarmac, pavement, and other sealed surfaces using the all-wheel AWD drive Subaru WRX STI and the rear-wheel drive RWD Subaru BRZ.

    Our high adrenaline programs, courses, and property boast the perfect location for your next event, activity or adventure, whether it’s corporate team building, sales incentive programs, arrive and drive programs, vehicle testing (Mudfest), property rentals, bachelor and birthday parties- we are capable of it all.

    Our property, facilities, and location have been used for many different film productions, most notably Top Gear, Twin Peaks and Roadkill. It is perfect for movies, commercials, promotional videos, stunt videos, viral videos and is a great scouting location. DirtFish has been featured in productions with Ken Block, Bucky Lasek, Launch Control, The Smoking Tire with Matt Farah, Forza, T-Mobile, Travis Pastrana, Toyota, Barnacles Nerdgasm and more.

    DirtFish has been compared but rated highest among other driving and car control schools, such as Team O’Neil, Bondurant, Bridgestone Winter Driving School, Florida International Rally & Motorsports Park FIRM, Proformance at Pacific Raceways, Skip Barber, Rally Ready and The Ridge Motorsports park.

    If you’re making travel plans and have some time to kill during your vacation, or are looking for a last minute deal, check out our DirtFish Signature Thrill Rides or our DirtFish Driving Simulator, equipped with XBOX, PC, Playseat, Logitec and Fanatec products that is primed and ready with Forza, Project Cars and Dirt Rally.