IWMAC Autocross wrapped up by a WRX Club member

18 Apr : 13:23
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It was a slippery track which favoured the AWD cars, but it was not all plain sailing for WRX Club Qld member Mick McMillan. Having some handling issues throughout the day Mick’s Evo has some uncharacteristic understeer, which caused him to collect the occasional cone or two adding 5 second penalties each time.

Mick finally managed to come away with the class and outright win but was pushed all the way by John McMillan a member of IWMAC .

Class A and B were also hotly contested with the class lead swapping right the way down to run 6 for the day.

WRX Club's Steve Allmark push Ric Baggarley from IWMAC all the way to the end to tie up a very respectable 2nd in class B by only 0.4 seconds. This was also good enough to place Steve 6th outright! It does not get any closer for a great day of racing! Adding to Steve's trophy cabinet for the weekend, he took home best presented car!

Well done to both Steve and Mick!

Full results can be found here

April's Feature Car

14 Apr : 10:10
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  • K&N panel air filter
  • Customer reflash
  • Motec diff controller
  • Cusco plated rear diff
  • RaceTech RT4009 fixed back race seats
  • Bond 6 point bolt in cage
  • Project Mu pads
  • MCA coil overs
  • Fully street legal and ADR compliant

Mick picked up his Evo second hand out of Sydney as a street driven car back in 2008. It has come a long way since then with the project beginning around safety. Mick took a trip to Racer Industries on the gold coast and threw seats, rails, boots, suit and helmet in the shopping trolley. At the same time the guys at Bond Roll Cages in Sydney were working hard on making the roll cage.

Feeling comfortable with the car, Mick became a frequent visitor of Queensland Raceway, Ipswich Park and many TRE’s around south east Queensland. Coming from a world of RWD cars (including a beautiful ’67 Mustang) Mick fell in love with the dirt where the car became the car to catch with mick taking first outright in nearly every event he attended.

In order to get better performance, Mick picked up a set of MCA coil overs and diff controller. The car moved from strength to strength and was a sheer pleasure to drive. Tuned so well that it was almost effortless to drive.

These days the car only really sees the dirt due to Mick’s work and life commitments, but it is still the car that everyone tries to catch


Thinking of becoming a member???

14 Apr : 09:29
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To join the WRX Club of QLD you can own any sort of car, or bike, or boat or even a nice pair of runners.

We currently have predominately Subaru’s, but they are not all WRX’s. We are proud to have many Liberty’s, Legacy’s and Forester’s and we even have a 1983 Leone! Getting away from the Subaru's, we have heaps of Evo’s around, including the current Club President with a nice example of an Evo IX. Just to show that all makes and models are welcome, our current Club Secretary cruises around in a 100 Series Landcruiser. Getting away from the AWDs, we have a couple of Mazda’s and even an expensive Camry (aka Lexus).

Our cars stretch from pristine showroom spec vehicles through to full race cars. So don’t think that it’s all about motorsport, there is always something on for everyone!

Remember, you get access to a private forum which is a wealth of knowledge with some of Brisbane’s most reputable tuners, mechanics and exhaust specialists always around to give advice.

Normally our membership including CAMS affiliation is $65 for 12 months but we are currently running a Membership Special where you get 2 Years membership for $100!

How to Join

Please click here to go to our online membership form. Once you submit the form one of our committee members will soon be in contact with you to welcome you to the club and to arrange payment and organise access to the Forum

ChipTorque Dyno Day & Concours D'Elegance - Sat 7th May 2011

13 Apr : 19:55

Chip Torque have again kindly agreed to host these two great events at their premises in Nerang. Both events will run concurrently on the Saturday morning and participants can enter in both events.

When - Saturday 7th May from 8am to lunch time
Location – Chip Torque 3/3/10 Lawrence Drive Gold Coast QLD 4211 (07) 5596 4204
Catering - Food will be provided to all members and drinks will be available for purchase ($1) on the day and limited seating will be provided (bring your soft chairs)

Targa 2011 - Wrapped up by a Queenslander

11 Apr : 16:46
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Congratulations to WRX Club of Qld member Rodney Blank for successfully completing Targa 2011. Rod is a regular at Targa, but this year achieved his best result with a 23rd outright. Rod proudly flies the Subaru banner with his 2004 Subaru Impreza WRX STi C-Spec which runs in the Modern class, with 946 on the doors.

It was a great week for Subaru with 10 out of the top 25 cars being a Subaru.

Queenslander Tony Quinn has claimed his second modern Targa Tasmania title in three years with an emphatic display across five days and 500 kilometres of intense competition around the island state.

The 2009 winner was the dominant force in the event in his Nissan GT-R. He and co-driver, Naomi Tillet, took the lead on Targa stage four on the opening day, and were never headed, crossing the finish line at Hobart’s Wrest Point three minutes and 39 seconds ahead of second placegetter, Dean Herridge, in a Subaru WRX STI. Matthew Sims was third, a further one minute 58 seconds in arrears.

Full results here

Gympie Roadcraft - Skidpan Day - POSTPONED

10 Apr : 19:42
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We have been able to secure the UPDATED date of 5th June 2011 with Roadcraft at Gympie for the club skidpan day Click Here

Running of the day - 8:30am Start at the venue, running through to 4:00pm. Lunch will be provided by the club

Numbers will be limited to 24 cars. Conditions of Track Hire are located within the user forum

Cost $100 - Note $40 WRX Club Credit can be used towards this event

You can pay the $100 into the club bank account and then email the Treasurer on email to let them know. Make sure your deposit includes your Name and the Event (Skidpan). You can also pay by cash, credit card or cheque at any Club Meeting.

WRX Club Dirt Day - Sunday 1st May 2011

10 Apr : 19:40
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To all those who want to drive in the dirt this day is for you. The club has hired the Dirt circuit at IWMAC for a full day of fun. This event has been run previously so some of you have been to the event before. For those of you that haven't it is a great day to see if you are interested in driving on the dirt whilst not being an all competitive day.

Club Meeting - 12th April 2011 - CES RACING - Meadowbrook

10 Apr : 19:35
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Trevor from CES Racing has been a long-time supporter of the club including holding the first tech night approx 14-15 years ago. We have been able to setup a Tech Night at his premises. - CUSTOM EXHAUST SPECIALISTS