WTAC 2013 is coming fast - BE THERE!

18 Sep : 16:38
 None    Motorsport


.Well with World Time Attack Challenge 2013 only weeks away, Nev Scott and Steve Faulks are in the final stages of preparation and testing.

Both cars are currently having some last minute changes made, but are well on track to be ready in time.

Nev pilots the Car Mods Australia WRX which is competing in the hotly contested Open Class. The brightly coloured GC8 is not all about the looks; it runs an EJ20 blocked stroked to 2.1l, Custom fuel system, Dailey Engineering dry sump, TSSFAB F&R subframes and arms, Process West Intake, V-Mount and fuel rails, KAPS 6 speed sequential, Front-Alcon Monobloc 6 piston calipers W/355×34 rotors , Rear-STI brembo 2 piston calipers and 300mm rotors, Custom diffs, Custom built WRC spec cage, MoTeC M800 ECU, MoTeC CDL dash, fibreglass doors and lexan windows along with some trick custom aero.

All this adds up to a car that should be right on the weight limit and have over 450hp at the wheels.

Nev backs up from WTAC 2012 where he blitzed the Club Sprint class to come away with a well deserved win.

“We are returning in 2013 with one clear goal in mind. To win. Simple as that.” said Nev “We haven’t made the step up from Clubsprint to Open just to make up numbers. Last year we were very focused on our goal and as the record books show we achieved it. Our time from last year was even hard to believe at first for us but we know from the data there was still a lot more left in the car last year.”

Steve is the owner/driver of the Fulcrum Performance STi which is returning to Club Sprint class again, with the intention of bettering his 7th last year.

While a little more subtle than the Car Mods WRX, the Fulcrum Performance STi still hides some nice looking toys including a custom built NA Autosport 2.5l block with all the bits you would expect in a race car. Matched with the complete Fulcrum Performance package including Tein Super Racing N1’s, EDFC Active, entire SuperPro catalogue all help it go around corners. Performance Frictions Mono Block callipers with 355mm front rotors and standard rear callipers with Performance Friction pads all help pull the rather heavy MY05 STi up. Similarly to the Car Mods WRX, there is a full array of Motec ECU, Diff controller and dash.

With having to run standard doors and windows the Fulcrum Performance STi still tips the scales at about 1400kg and has about 420hp which is the main difference between Club Sprint and Open.

Steve said “With the entry list now published I think that the class is going to be very tight and offer great competition with the likes of Dan Farquhar, Jason Naidoo and Darrin Morrice all putting in very respectable appearances at the Vic Time Attack and the NSW Time Attack and not to mention Jason Wright being a home town boy with a lot of laps and a lot of power behind him. I am hoping the Fulcrum Performance STi will have the package on the day to keep these boys honest.”

The WRX Club of Queensland wishes Nev and Steve all the best for the 18th and 19th of October.

More information about the event can be found on Click Here and remember, they have the unique policy of fully open pits, so come by and say hi to Nev and Steve and check out their Time Attack race cars.

WRX Club AGM - 10 Sept 2013

21 Aug : 06:00

Hi all

Well the year has flown and already we are at the time of the Annual General Meeting. Whilst some of you will now stop reading this post it would be appreciated if you could read all the way through.

It has been a great year for the club and the current Committee have enjoyed their roles and the friendships made during the year. As per the Club Constitution, all the positions are to be made vacant and nominations are sought for each position. For people who have never been involved in Committees before, it can be daunting putting your hat in the ring for a position you know very little about.

This year the committee is going to make it easier by making deputy positions available for each major role so you can learn what is involved. It is hard having a few people doing most of the work so we are trying to make it easy for everyone and keep the club moving forward.

It is important to have new people with new ideas involved in the committee so that the club continues to grow. Your commitment to being a member of the Committee involves one additional meeting per month and assist where needed with events. You also get access to the Committee only section of the forum for ongoing discussions between meetings. Not very much to ask.

The positions vacant are:

Vice President
Deputy secretary
Deputy Treasurer
Events - as many as possible
Meeting Coordinator (new position)
Membership Secreretary
Deputy Membership Secretary
Motorsport Coordinator

All the current committee members are asked to nominate if they would like to continue for another year (of course this is if they are voted in by the members). If 2 people nominate for the one position, that is terrific and the role can be dived into 2positions. Voting will take place at the AGM.

Nominations must be received by the Friday prior to the meeting.

Any queries relating to each position, can be directed to the person currently holding the position or anyone on the Committee.

The AGM will be held on Tuesday 10th September. Venue to be decided.

Look forward to welcoming you onto the Committee.

Subaru writes about the WRX Club of Qld

01 Aug : 15:29
 None    Misc


Check out the write up about the club on the Subaru Australia website

Click Here

August Meeting held @ Subi Evolution 13th aug

01 Aug : 15:05

This is our biggest meeting of the year, Russ invites all his customers along, there will be 150+ people at this meeting and so much to see and do.

We need to support this meeting and wear our club stuff as this is a great way to get new members.
Can the winners of the concourse please bring along your trophies so I can present them to you again and also award the Best in Show as this has not been announced as yet.

See below what Subi Evolutions are planning for the night

SubiEvolution workshop , unit 2/7-9 combarton street, Brendale ,4500.

Hey Everyone! Just a reminder we're holding our annual tech night /get together in just over 2 weeks time! Featuring some hotted -up street Subis AND track cars to drool over, a sausage sizzle ,coffee van , bonfire....followed by 20min meeting run by Glenn Ross ,president WRX Club of Old, where you can find out about what the Club can offer to its members!
Don't forget us! Russ will be doing his best "short n sweet" intro of who and what SubiEvolution is and what we do that makes our workshop unique, before being released to roam free to answer any questions or just have a chat about future work you might have in mind. No challenge too hard ! Lol
Also 5 min demos and some specials from
* Wayne-our Snap On Tools Dealer (can hear running when that truck pulls up during work)
*Paul Ruzic - Time Attack / Track Days/QR/Lakeside Raceways
*Tara Grant- Shutter Bunnies - how to get a great shot of your Subi
*Serge - SubiEvos subcontractor-specialised mechanic
*Federal Tyres with their range of Tyres and specials
*and...Robbie from Offroad Rush if you're looking for some thrills !.....
Which reminds me the best part ! door prize !! Everyone through door ( we want to see at least 150 of our customers or fans or curious enthusiasts join us :-) , gets a raffle ticket and one lucky person will win a WRX rally experience worth $400 proudly provided by Offroad Rush!
And everything is free !!!! Bring a friend if wanted,
just asking everyone that will be coming to please help us by using one of the following options to give a name and approx number of people coming as we need definite numbers in the upcoming week.

Phonecall = 07 3205 4266
Text on our work mobile =0407 509 569
Or if you only like email = email

Log in to the user forum for more info :)

WRX Club Qld well represented at the 2013 Gatton Street Sprints

11 Mar : 12:26
 None    Motorsport

Nev Scott continues to dominate every competition that he and the Scorpion All Wheel Drive Racing WRX enter. Nev blitzed the field by over 2 seconds to come away with some more silverware!

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CarNo. | Driver | Best | Outright
132 | Scott, Neville | 00:34.9 | 1
133 | McMillan, Mick | 00:37.9 | 7
142 | Ross, Glenn | 00:39.4 | 17
141 | Carroll, Nick | 00:40.8 | 36
139 | Bonnici, Anthony | 00:41.9 | 52

The full results can be found here

Nev also features in The Chronicle

Time Attack Lakeside Round 1 has been run

23 Feb : 07:06
 None    Motorsport


The WRX Club Qld has put in a very strong showing at last weekend's event.

Anthony Bonnici pushed his STi to 3rd place in the AWD Street Class followed closely by a 4th placed Terry Ayres in his Evo X, a 5th placed Matthew Martin and rounding out the class a 9th placed Jacob Grima.

Stephen Faulks took the Fulcrum Suspension STi to 1st place in AWD Performance Class with Glenn Ross doing the new sponsors proud by taking the D.A.G.S. Motors car to a solid third place.

Nev Scott picked up where he left off putting the Scorpion All Wheel Drive WRX to a convincing 1st place in Outright Class

As always Track Photos was out on the day with shots from the Morning Session and the Afternoon Session

You can check out how all the points came out from Time Attack

Hardtuned Exclusive Track Day #4

22 Feb : 08:42
 None    Motorsport


.Coming up on the 3rd of March, Nev Scott with the Scorpion All Wheel Drive WRX is expected to set the time to beat. Other WRX Club members Jason Keen in his well setup STi and Steve Faulks in the Fulcrum Performance STi along with 60 other cars will put on a strong performance.

It will be a whole day of Time Attack, Gymkhana, Drift & Cruise Laps with Passengers!

There will be plenty of action all day with guys out to show that they are the best of their class in either the WRX vs EVO Battle, Nissan Cup, Honda Cup, Mazda Cup or the Toyota Cup no to mention the special grouping for the fastest guys in the <1.05 Club All Star Challenge

For more information on this sold out event you can check the HardTuned.net site


Meet N Greet 27/1/13 postponed due to weather

27 Jan : 07:27

Due the increasing weather warnings we are postponing the meet and greet, they are now predicting 100kmph winds and hail, rain is ok and we have had great days in the rain before. This is so unpredictable right now we can't put ourselves and our cars in danger

Please check the forum for more information here.

Here is a link to the warnings page, please stay safe.

Click Here

Further information from the Early Warning Centre:

Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in the
Wide Bay and Burnett,
Southeast Coast and parts of the
Darling Downs and Granite Belt Forecast Districts.

Issued at 4:30 pm Saturday, 26 January 2013.

Synoptic Situation:
At 4pm EST, Ex Tropical Cyclone Oswald was slow moving over the Central Highlands and Coalfields district, about 75km east northeast of Emerald and 250km west northwest of Gladstone. Ex Tropical Cyclone Oswald is expected to move south southeast this evening and through Sunday, contracting into New South Wales on Monday.

Damaging winds, with gusts of around 110km/h are expected over the Wide Bay and Burnett, northern stretches of the Sunshine Coast and northern parts of the Darling Downs and Granite Belt district. Wind gusts in excess of 125km/h may occur and this could cause significant damage or destruction to homes and property in localised areas.

These conditions are expected to contract southwards into the Southeast Coast district and also extend west to the Great Dividing Range during Sunday, with destructive wind gusts in excess of 125 km/h possibly developing, which could cause significant damage or destruction to homes and property in localised areas.

There have been multiple reports of tornado activity through the northern Wide Bay this afternoon.

Heavy rainfall which may lead to flash flooding is expected over the Wide Bay and Burnett district and Southeast Coast district, extending west to the Great Dividing Range. Six hour rainfall accumulations in excess of 100mm are likely. This could lead to rapid river and stream rises. Widespread 24 hour rainfall accumulations in excess of 250mm are likely.

Currently, the heaviest rain is located on radar over the southern Capricornia district and through the Wide Bay and Burnett district. Some areas through the southern Capricornia have now recorded over 1000mm over the past 48 hours. Since 9am today, Walla has recorded 154mm, Bundaberg 104mm and Bungadoo 102mm.

Water levels on the morning high tides are likely to exceed the highest tide of the year about coastal and island locations from Burnett Heads to the New South Wales border during Sunday and Monday. The sea level is likely to rise above the normal tide and the exposed beaches will experience damaging waves and flooding of some low lying areas close to the shoreline.

Dangerous surf conditions, with significant beach erosion, are expected along the coast from Burnett Heads to the New South Wales border, particularly during Sunday and Monday. This includes Hervey Bay and northern parts of Moreton Bay.

Flood Warnings are current for various rivers and streams in these districts, see Click Here.

A separate Severe Weather Warning is current for the Capricornia and Central Highlands and Coalfields districts.

Emergency Management Queensland advises that people should:
* Move your car under cover or away from trees.
* Secure loose outdoor items.
* Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees.
* Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.
* Avoid driving, walking or riding through flood waters.
* Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.
* Surf Life Saving Australia recommends that you stay out of the water and stay well away from surf-exposed areas.
* Check your property regularly for erosion or inundation by sea water, and if necessary raise goods and electrical items.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.