Scam or race school?
After reading some other pages of their website it sounds like the brochure for the Bondurant Driving school, but with the added hook of a TV appearence and the purse
Check out this quote from the FAQ
Q: How can you afford to have such a high purse in a sport that, for the most part, has not had large scale commercial / television viewer acceptance in the United States?
A: This is a television show NOT a rally event. Our purse is equal to or less than many television game shows. Even though Rally Racer™ is NOT a game show but an elaborate motorsport fantasy, it was decided to have a winning purse (prize) to stay as close to actual auto racing as possible
As a guy whos worked in and around the entertainment industry for his entire life... any television show, record company or modeling agency that wants you to pay them to get a shot at being the next big thing, is not worth it!
Contestants on American Idol don't pay to tryout there, do they?
its a cool site, but that "processing" fee sounds pretty fishy. and what channel is this show supposed to aire on? we can't even get WRC or SCCA ProRally on a network other than Speed.
if you live in california, for about the same dough, you can go rallycrossing. all you need is a car that runs and a helmet. check out www.californiarallyseries.com. they've got a schedule of events as well a good 1-day rally school.