8th Annual Rallycross Fest – Hosted by DirtFish Rally School

8th Annual Rallycross Fest – Hosted by DirtFish Rally School

Our friends at DirtFish Rally School are hosting the 8th annual Rallycross Fest this July! Nestled in the trees and mountains of beautiful Snoqualmie, WA , Dirtfish Rally School provides the best background for our favorite week of the year. This event is all about making RX available to all levels of driver, partnering with the best instructors to help drivers build their skills and bringing the community together for an incredible celebration of the sport we all love.

Rallycross Fest kicks off on Thursday, July 27th with the Advanced Rallycross Workshop followed by the Novice Rallycross Workshop on Friday, July 28th. Saturday and Sunday will be full days of racing on two separate courses. Competitors will race in one course on Saturday, July 29th followed by a second full day of racing on Sunday, July 30th

Rallycross Fest isn’t just for drivers either. Spectators are welcome and encourage to join on Saturday and Sunday for the race. Attendance as a spectator is free!


If you’re looking to learn more or to register yourself to drive, check out their official website and registration page here.


Registration Packages
Race Weekend Only: $250
Race Weekend + Novice Workshop: $425
Race Weekend + Advanced Workshop: $550
Race Weekend + Novice Workshop + Advanced Workshop: $725

Participant Limits

  • Novice Workshop Registration is limited to 40 participants.

  • Advanced Workshop Registration is limited to 20 participants.

  • Race Weekend is limited to 200 participants.

Registration Opens: Tuesday, May 16th at 7pm
Registration Closes: Friday, July 14th at 11:59pm
Payments: Payments will be processed on Saturday, July 15th after registration closes.

Car/Safety Requirements: All cars must meet safety requirements and pass technical inspection on race day. Check out the full Rallycross Rules for more info.

Spectator Info: Spectators are welcome and encouraged to join us on Saturday-Sunday, July 29-30th for the race weekend! There is no charge to enter – simply sign a waiver then come hang out. You will be directed to park in the upper lot of DirtFish then can walk down to the lower race area. Please follow any instructions or requests from staff, volunteers and other workers – their job is to keep you safe!

Note: No guests or spectators permitted during the workshops. This includes spouses, kids and co-drivers. Only registered drivers may attend the workshops.

We’ll have Northwest Rally swag by the course and on your way in or out, be sure to stop by the Dirtfish school building to check out their great collection of racing memorabilia and get your own Dirtfish gear!

Questions? Please don’t hesitate to email us: [email protected]. During the race weekend, we will be slow to respond.

Saturday Schedule

7am: Gates open
7:30 – 9am: Tech inspection, check in, course walking
9 – 9:30am: Course open for walking
10am – 12pm: Race Session 1
12:30 – 2:30pm: Race Session 2
3 – 5pm: Race Session 3

Sunday Schedule

7:30am: Gates open
8 – 9am: Course open for walking
9:30 – 11:30am: Race Session 1
12 – 2pm: Race Session 2
2:30 – 4:30pm: Race Session 3
5pm: Awards

The schedule for the workshops on Thursday and Friday will be shared closer to the event. The workshops are full day events.

Other Details

  • Lodging: There are hotels and motels within a 20-30 radius. Lodging in the area can book up and will get more expensive as the race gets closer. For AirBnB, we recommend looking for places to stay in Snoqualmie, North Bend and Issaquah.

  • Camping: No camping permitted at Dirtfish. Some great local campgrounds are Tolt MacDonald Park and Tall Chief Campground (again, reserve your spot early!)

  • Car storage: You may leave your car overnight at the venue between school and/or race days.

  • Early tech inspection: Save time and stress on race morning by getting through tech inspection and check in on Friday, July 28th. You can come to Dirtfish between 3-5:30pm, pass tech, get checked in and even leave your car so that you can show up and race on Saturday!

If you are new to the sport or have some questions, check out these helpful links and you can always email us!

Rallycross Rules

New Competitor Guide

Rallycross Novice Workshop

Getting started in Rallycross is about more than just learning to race. In this class, we first introduce competitors the basics of the sport – rules, reading cones, working the course and preparation with Race Director, Kito Brielmaier. Then we move into car control and race technique with Dirtfish lead instructor, Nate Tennis. The first part of the day is spent in a classroom setting then we take what you have learned in class out onto the course. You will run through stations that are dissected course elements to give you the ability to practice with Dirtfish and MoDD instructor feedback. The day wraps up with a mini rallycross course where you can put all of the elements together. All in-car practice is in your own race vehicle.

Rallycross Advanced Workshop

Open to competitors who have raced in 5+ rallycross events, have taken our novice class or another Dirtfish course, this class is designed to teach you advanced car control techniques and how to put multiple elements/skills together on race. This class has a short in-class portion to discuss the techniques and elements that will be practiced. The in-car portion of the class will give drivers the chance to practice complex elements with Dirtfish and MoDD instructor feedback. The class size is limited so that we can provide a higher instructor to student ratio and make sure you get plenty of coaching with these advanced skills. The day wraps up with a mini rallycross course where you can put all of the elements together. All in-car practice is in your own race vehicle.