Club Meeting - City Subaru: Sept 8


13 Aug : 07:41
 None    Misc

City Subaru will be hosting the WRX Club of Queensland's September Meeting at their Toowong showroom.

We will have a BBQ available to members of the club starting at 7:00 with the club meeting will be starting at approximately 7:30pm.

Club members and prospective members are more than welcome.

Can you please RSVP

City Subaru Toowong

Corner Milton Rd and Miskin Street
Toowong Brisbane Queensland 4066

August Club Meeting - MR Tuning


12 Aug : 08:30
 None    Social

The August Club meeting was held at the Yatala headquarters of MR Turning. We were treated to a vast array of automotive excellence including Formula 1, Formula 3000, Formula Ford, McLaren, Ginetta, a custom Ford GT40 and more Porsche than you could poke a stick at just to name drop a few!

In fact the cars were that good that we had trouble prying members away from them to come and eat free food - proving the point that a way to a man’s heart is exotic race cars and not food!

MR Tuning has a wide array of expertise from bespoke ground-up builds to custom engineered parts to servicing your daily to the best vehicle set up in south east Queensland. MR Tuning extend their extensive service options though Premium Track Days which give you face to face access to race engineers and professional race drivers like Warren Luff at Queensland Raceway. The next day is being held on 2nd September so keep your eye on their Facebook page for details.

The Club would like to thank Michael, Dan and Tim for hanging around to keep their doors open for our viewing pleasure.

If you would like to take advantage of the Club Special or have any other questions, give the MR team a call on 1800 058 700

Submitted by Steve – Bitten Motorsport

TimeAttack.com.au Lakeside Rd 4


10 Aug : 13:43
 None    Motorsport

A great day of racing on Saturday for TimeAttack.com.au Lakeside International Raceway Round 4. Air was cool and sun was warming the bitumen and it was the best conditions seen at the event all year.

Terry Ayres had the biggest news as he finally got the highly sought after HOLY GRAIL time of a sub 60sec lap! Well done mate, we're all super proud of you. Wear that sticker with pride because you truly earned.

Hannah Taylor also beat her old PB by over half a second and made it into reaching distance of the Holy Grail with a 60.8.

Jason Keen followed Hannah into the 60sec bracket in the Monkeen Motorsport STi, also getting a 60.8 and improving by half a second thanks to the assistance given by fellow club member Malcolm Clark.

Mike Wittkopp was able to get a 62.7 which he was very pleased with. Matthew Martin smashed his old PB by 1.2secs and got a 63.6.

Great job by all, and we'll be seeing them at the next round of Time Attack held at Queensland Raceway on the 27th of August.

Submitted by Jason Keen

2015 Motorsport Cup heats up


10 Aug : 05:45
 None    Motorsport

The Club holds an annual Motorsport Cup and 2015 is starting to look close at the top!

The scoring is nice and simple, the highest total of points with a maximum of 10 rounds will be the winner of the cup. All CAMS and AASA events count.

With over half they year gone, Mick and Jason are fighting it out at the top, but the real action is back in the pack for the minor placing. There is not a lot of room from 3rd all the way back to 10th and with only a few classifying events left for the year it will sure to be a close finish!

WRX Club Motorsport Champion will be announce at the Christmas Party. Check out the forum for more details

Dyno Day


08 Aug : 18:39
 None    Social

Mercury Motorsport held the WRX Club of QLD Dyno Day on Saturday 8th August 2015. We had a great turn out with 20 cars on the dyno and many spectators, plus an Awesome BBQ lunch.

The results are as follows

SUBARU'S
1 Chris Haggarty - WRX - 326.9kw
2 Blake Edwards - WRX - 238kw
3 Camron Mazda Bateman - STI- 223kw
4 Kingsley Paul - STI - 212kw
5 Jason Keen - STI - 206kw
6 Jason Fillmore - STI- 201kw
7 Dean David Vickers - WRX - 171kw
8 Matthew Carmody - STI - 169.1kw
9 Nathan Schick - STI - 160.4kw
10 Andrew Ross - FOZ - 135.6kw
11 Joe Guarino - FOZ - 130kw
12 Steven Cotter - WRX - 119.2kw
13 John Roberts - STI - Run Not Recorded
14 Nicholas Scully - WRX - Run Not Recorded
15 Breno Bas - STI - Run Not Recorded


NON SUBARU'S
1 David Cassells - C63 AMG - 274.8kw
2 Terry Ayres - EVO X - 201kw
3 Ant Bon - JEEP - 129.6KW
4 Scott Feher - ASTRA DIESEL - 93kw
5 Scott Roberts - COROLLA - 80.1kw

We would like to thank Mercury Motorsport for opening your doors to us on a Saturday and hosting a great club event.



[Submitted by Steffi Brown]

WRX Club of Qld well represented at Cootha Classic


27 Jul : 19:02
 None    Motorsport

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Based in the heart of Brisbane, the Cootha Classic makes motorsport easily accessible to local residents.

At the core of the event, it is a celebration of motorsport, but there is so much more to it. With boutique food stalls, live entertainment, trade exhibitors, music, interactive displays and celebrity drivers complimenting the non-stop on track action.

The Club will be well represented with approximately 10 cars on show in the display area from the older GC8's to the current VA's, but all will be beautifully presented to represent the iconic WRX brand.

To go along with the looks, the Club will also be showing off some of its muscle with at least three cars already securing their spots.

STREET

Representing Monkeen Motorsport will be Club President Jason Keen in his STi built by John French Motors. "The Monkeen Motorsports '06 STi "Cindy" has been built as my daily car that regularly drives to the race track, wins its class, and drives home ready for normal weekly duties. It has been built to be a reliable race car for the road"

MODIFIED

The club is represented in the Modified class by Hannah Taylor in her MY02 WRX. Hannah is a regular at Queensland Racetracks and runs extremely well in the Queensland Time Attack series.

UNLIMITED

Running in the Ultimate class, Stephen Faulks and the Bitten Motorsport STi will be pushing it all to the limit for outright honors. "I’ll be up against GTs and some other high performance cars, so it’ll be interesting to see how I go against those guys. The historic and special vehicle classes will be something to keep en eye out for as well – they’re always awesome.”

Daniel Callow will also be representing the Club in his recently completed Car Mods Australia Wide Body STi.

Treat yourself to a great father's day weekend on the 5th September and head to the local hill climb and enjoy all the sites, tastes and racing.

For more information about the event check out the Cootha Classic webpage



August Club Meeting - MR Tuning - 11 Aug 2015


24 Jul : 13:01
 None    Social

MR Tuning and the Bitten Motorsport team will be hosting the WRX Club of Queensland's August Meeting at their head quarters in Yatala.

We will have a BBQ available to members of the club starting at 6:30 with the club meeting will be starting at approximately 7:00pm.

Club members and prospective members are more than welcome.

Can you please RSVP

MR Tuning's Website

Halmark Business Park<
12/ 28 Burnside Road
Yatala QLD 4208
(Exit 41 off Pacific Highway)

2015 AGM & Bob Jane Tech Night - In review


22 Jul : 11:16
 None    Social

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A relaxed ambiance plus BBQ Dinner and drinks provided for those pre-meeting hunger pains with a side of the must have social catch-up by members and new members alike.

Welcoming of first time attending members (Michael, Hannah & Nathan) enjoyed the relaxed, friendly atmosphere before moving into the formal part of the night; AGM nominating and voting of the new committee team.

We welcome the new 2015/16 team:
  • President - Jason Keen
  • VP - Andrew Ross
  • Treasurer - Brendan Bassa
  • Membership - Matthew Carmody
  • Secretary - Anthony Bonnici
  • IT - Stephen Faulks
  • IT Deputy - Michael Chora
  • Merchandise - Andrew and Steffi
  • Motorsport - Daniel Watt
  • Social - Stuart Kerr, Nathan Schick, Black Edwards, Kristina Ebert
  • Committee Advisor - Donna Ross

With all the formalities done and dusted we got stuck into the Bob Jane Tech and promotions part of the night.

Bob Jane Coorparoo being a club supporter offers many great incentives and promotion to club members at great pricing and has all your questions covered with expert advice and knowledge.
  • Trade Pricing on all tyres that the team stocks / sources
  • $60 Wheel alignment using all the latest technology (saving $25)
  • 18" XXR's + RS3 tyres fitted, balanced and alignment combo for $2,000

Now if you feel like putting those new wheels and tyres to use the club has many social events coming up including the Northern NSW Cruise on Sunday 26th July starting from Yatala at 7am. Travelling through Murwillumbah on route to Nimbin for the famous (infamous....) Nimbin Marks for the first stop of the day. Then it's onto some pristine national parks and finally making lunch at Bangalow.

For those seeking a louder and more power orientated event; the club will be hosting a Dyno Day on August 8 at Mercury Motorsport (another great club supporter) with limited spots still available for just $20. Jump in and enjoy a number crunching day with a sausage sizzle supplied.

More information for both events can be found on the WRX QLD forum.

[Submitted by Nathan Schick]