Photograph by Angela Wyant

A Mini Cooper in the amateur division sports extra lights for night stages-and a license plate, unheard of in any other kind of racing.

In “Triple Caution! Loose Surface! Flying Finish!” (October 2003), Preston Lerner explores the thrills, dangers, and cool auto tech of rally racing, America’s fastest-growing motor sport. There’s no shortage of sites dedicated to rallying, but the following Web guide should at least get you started.

World Rally Championship events, photos, rankings, results:

The Sports Car Club of America’s rally program

Daily updates on North American rally racing teams and events

California residents and rally neophytes can check out upcoming races

Rallying in good old England

Learned enough that you feel like talking, rather than reading about rallying? Check out these discussion forums.