Driver // Charles Buren

Charles Buren

Driver Biography:

Charles Buren started his rally racing career in 2002 at the Dryad Quest SCCA Club Rally driving his Production class 1986 Toyota MR2.



Charles was the Oregon Rally Group 2003 Open Class Rally Cross Champion.




In 2004 Charles helped as a Creator of Safe Drives LLC.




In the 2006 season we saw Charles earn the Group 5 Northwest Regional Rally America Championship.




2007 saw Charles again earn the Group 5 Northwest Regional Rally America Championship.




In the 2008 seasons North West Rally Championship Series Charles finished 1st in the Group 5 Class. This, his third year as a regional rally champion! Charles also finished second, by one point, in the Group 5 Northwest Regional Rally America Championship.



In the 2009 Mt. Hood Rally, the team finished first place in G5 and fourth overall.



Charles last ran at Idaho Rally 2011 whilst riding a 4 wheel ATV. He came first in class, he was the fastest 2 wheel drive vehicle in the event finishing an astonishing 6 overall!

Other high points of his performance rally driving career have included several in class rally stage wins including one on snow, mulitple first in class event wins, second place in class on four separate performance rally weekends, one overall stage win at the Doo Wops Rally Sprints in Feb 2003 beating some well known all wheel drive cars while racing the MR2.



Other driver highlights include one overall class win at the Larison Rock Hill Climb in 2004 as well as one overall class win and one hill record at the Bible Creek Hill Climb in 2003 (still stands). Charles has also accumulated several Solo2 overall class wins and even finished third in HS class in the Oregon Region Solo2 2002 Championship in his inaugural Solo2 season.




Charles volunteers with the Oregon Rally Group to organize and set-up events when possible.




When not rally car racing Charles works as CEO of Safe Drives LLC. Charles currently holds and Oregon State Drivers License and a Rally America Regional Drivers License.

How did you get started in Rally or Rallycross?

Driver Biography:

Charles Buren started his rally racing career in 2002 at the Dryad Quest SCCA Club Rally driving his Production class 1986 Toyota MR2.

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// About
Name - Charles Buren
Hometown - Portland, Oregon, USA
Occupation - CEO and Founder of Safe Drives LLC, an automotive safety product retailer found at safedrives.com

// Career Results
Year Event Class Finish
2012 Mt Hood Group 2 DNF
2009 Janice's Jaunt Group 5 1
2009 Ray's Rambler Group 5 1
2008 Wild West 2 Group 5 3
2008 Wild West 1 Group 5 2
2008 Wild West 2 2WD 4
2008 Wild West 1 2WD 2
2008 Worker Appreciation Rally Sprints 2WD 1
2008 Worker Appreciation Rally Sprints Group 5 1
2008 Oregon or Bust 2WD 3
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2008 Oregon or Bust Group 5 1
2008 Wagons Ho Group 5 1
2008 Wagons Ho 2WD 4
2007 Gene Neilson Stage 2WD DNF
2007 Gene Neilson Stage Group 5 DNF
2007 John Nagel Rally Group 5 1
2007 John Nagel Rally 2WD 4
2007 Trails End 2WD 2
2007 Trails End Group 5 1
2007 Oregon or Bust 2WD 2
2007 Oregon or Bust Group 5 1
2007 Oregon Trail Rally 2WD 5
2007 Wagons Ho! 2WD 5
2007 Oregon Trail Rally Group 5 4
2007 Wagons Ho! Group 5 1
2007 Doo Wop Regional Rallys Group 5 2
2007 Doo Wop Regional Rallys 2WD 6
2006 Mt Hood 2WD 5
2006 Mt Hood Group 5 2
2006 Trails End Group 5 2
2006 Trails End 2WD 5
2006 Oregon or Bust Group 5 2
2006 Oregon or Bust 2WD 4
2006 Wagons Ho! Group 5 2
2006 Wagons Ho! 2WD 6
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