2016 Gatton Street Sprints

22 Jan : 07:25
 None    Motorsport

Gatton Street Sprints is the first sprint event of the calendar every year, and it is a great way to start your motorsport year off.

The weekend starts on Friday afternoon with check in and scrutineering, and racing starts Saturday and runs all the way through to Sunday afternoon.

Throughout the event there is not only sprint racing, but drift demos, and Saturday night sees one of the biggest burn out competitions in south east Queensland!

If you are worried about what the littlies will do; don’t! This year, the Downs Motorsport Club is pulling out all stops with a full food court and entertainment precinct which will have all the stalls required to keep your little rug rat busy.

The Club always has a solid number of entries, and 2016 will be no different.

If you are keen head over and put your entry in online. But if you are not a racer, come and have a look.

Photo from Collie George Pix

Turntable Studio February meet - Tuesday February 9

19 Jan : 19:02
 None    Social

Turntable Studio will be hosting the WRX Club of Queensland's February Meeting at their state of the art studio located at Northgate.

Through the use of unique technology, Turntable Studio is now able to offer world class studio conditions with the additional functionality of 360 degree interactive software. This allows enthusiasts the chance to have one of a kind imagery of their vehicle and provides an opportunity for businesses to showcase their products like never before.

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 either log into the Forum or Facebook and RSVP

Turntable Studio, 2/169 Toombul Rd, Northgate

Turntable Website

WRX Club Dirt Day - Sunday, 7th of February, 2016

11 Jan : 08:34
 None    Misc

ONLY 20 DRIVERS get in and pay early to secure your spot
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.

There will be a Driver’s Disclaimer you must agree to and sign to participate.

The drivers & passengers must attend the drivers briefing, sign in and agree to the rules. Both drivers and passengers will be given a wrist band that will be supplied once all the above has been undertaken.

Gates will open at 7.30am with the track opening at 9am. A barbeque lunch and drinks (bottled water) are included for all attendees.
This is a private event which will result in a lot of fun track time for all involved with the focus on enjoyment.

Proceedings of the day-

* 07:30 - Arrive and set up camp. Please feel free to bring seats and marquees
* 07:45 - Drivers Briefing
* 08:45 – Car checks and sighting laps.
* 09:00 - 12:00 - Runs
* 12:00 - 12:30 - Lunch
* 12:30 - 15:30 - Runs


* No door to door racing.

* No official timing.

* No more than 3 cars on the track at one time. Depending on how the day is going and driver attitude, we may allow more on the track as the day progresses.

* Laps will be starting from a standing start on the starting pad you will be waved on to the track where you will complete 1 standing lap and 2 flying laps (this may be changed throughout the day depending on the general feeling - 3 laps is a good place to start as cars don't get too hot).

* When you are shown the chequered flag, your run has ended. This could be the end of your run, it could be a problem with your car or it could be a problem on the track. If you think you were shown the flag or are even not sure it was meant for you, GET OFF THE TRACK!!! THERE WILL BE ZERO TOLERANCE ON THIS, AND A SINGLE BREACH YOU WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE.



* Helmets, Neck to Wrist to Ankle nonflammable clothes

* Civil Driver’s License Required

* Passenger laps you can bring people out for a spin (they will have to have Helmets, Neck to Wrist to Ankle nonflammable clothes)

* There is no need to rush at the start of the day - I can guarantee that there will be times when there is only one car on the track (and sometimes none) so you will get
plenty of lap time.

For more details and to enter, please see the following link-

Click Here

Note: you will need ot be a current and financial member of the club to veiw the link.
[Submitted by Ant]

2016 Meet and Greet

04 Jan : 09:36
 None    Social

Welcome to 2016

At the start of each year we like to kick things off with a social event; the MEET AND GREET.

This is a great opportunity for all club and non-club members (existing, new and prospective) to get together and enjoy a BBQ and refreshments.

Details of this event:
WHEN - SUNDAY 17 January from 11am to 2pm
WHERE - Colmslie Beach Reserve at the end of Colmslie Rd - its on the South side of the river just to the west of the Gateway Bridge

Other Info:
The club will be having a FREE BBQ and refreshments for everyone! We will use the undercover area and BBQ's there and we'll have the club marquees there for extra shade as well.

We would like to emphasise that this is a FAMILY event - your partners, kids, dogs etc are very welcome. The reserve has loads of parking, grassy areas, kids playground and public toilets.

There will be a lucky door prize for all those attending, so be sure to see a committee member on arrival.

Looking forward to seeing you
WRX Club Committee

Motorsport Championship winners

16 Dec : 05:50
 None    Social

Congratulations to the 2015 Impreza WRX Club of Queensland Motorsport Championship winners.

The closest championships this club has seen in years, Michael McMillan and Jason Keen were grabbing as many points as they could, swapping 1st and 2nd position for the entire year. Stephen Faulks secured a from behind victory during the last scoring event for the season at Noosa Hill Climb when he took maximum points for his victory there.

Steve also has the honor of being the first to receive the perpetual Impreza WRX Club of QLD Glenn Ross Memorial Trophy for his hard work in earning the championship. Avid motorsport enthusiast, competitor and Club President Glenn Ross tragically passed earlier this year. He will always be watching from the great racing circuit in the sky, and I'm sure is proud of everyone keeping the motorsport passion alive in the club.

For club members who apparently can drive fast, the 3 members who were last to arrive to our trophy ceremony were, you guessed it, the podium winners. Let's not mention that the ceremony was held up by the arrival of the fastest driver there...

Well done to all drivers who competed this year, and we can be sure to see more heated battles as the 2016 season has already begun!
1st Place: Stephen Faulks
2nd Place: Jason Keen
3rd Place: Michael McMillan

Trophy Winners

14 Dec : 16:30
 None    Social

Congratulations to the 2015 Impreza WRX Club of Queensland trophy winners!

Social Championship
1st: Steffi & Andrew
2nd: Matt Carmody
3rd: Blake & Kristina

Concourse de Elegance
1st: Jason Valavous
2nd: Joe Guarino
3rd: Nathan Schick

Motorsport Championship
1st: Stephen Faulks
2nd: Jason Keen
3rd: Michael McMillan

Impreza WRX Club of Queensland Champions

14 Dec : 16:27
 None    Social

Congratulations to the Impreza WRX Club of Queensland champions. Each winner won a specifically chosen prize pack from club supporter Bowden's Own Premium Car Care for their field of excellence.

Social Champions Steffi and Andrew (left) won a car clean pack to keep their car looking shiny as they go to so many events.

Motorsports champion Steve (middle) received an engine bay cleaning kit to keep his engine looking as good as it performs.

Concourse de Elegance winner Jason (right) won a detailers kit to help keep his ride looking pristine at a moments notice.

Well done to all who competed as all 3 titles were tightly fought including multiple ties and points from every event making the difference. The remainder of the winners will be announced later this week.

WRX Club represented at Sport GT @ the Island

20 Nov : 13:30
 None    Motorsport

Club member Nev Scott is currently at Phillip Island running on the Sports GT in the CMA STi.

Practice 1 has been run on Friday in the wet and Nev banked 8 solid laps with a fastest of 2:14.9566 which was good enough for P16 and just over 10 seconds off the pace.

We are all looking forward to seeing the speed of the Subaru tomorrow in the dry!

Good luck to Nev and the CMA team.