WRX Club QR Track Day - Saturday, 29th of April, 2017

09 Mar : 18:45
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WRX Club QR Track Day - Saturday, 29th of April, 2017

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

The Club has booked a session at Queensland raceway in the street sprints series.
QLD Raceway is located at Champions Way Willowbank
The session includes 4 x 5 laps runs. (normally there are 1-2 extra runs at the end of the day)

The cost to enter is $100, Please log into the forum to reserve your spot

The Street Sprints are open to road registered vehicles, which must be fitted with street legal tyres and exhaust.
Unregistered and Race cars are permitted to run on the day, however will not be eligible for points for the Series.

Westhold Timers
In order to receive lap times at the Sprint events you will need to either purchase or hire a Westhold timer from the circuit office. The cost of buying a Westhold timer outright is $120, or you can hire a timer for $20 a day ($120 upfront. $100 will be refunded once the timer is returned in good condition at the end of the day). The average battery life of the Westhold timer is between 3-5 years (depending on usage). Westhold timers are used at both Queensland Raceway and Lakeside Park.

Drivers who are attending Street sprints, Drifts, Roll Racing, Happy Laps sessions with Downshift, Torque Time, Hi-Octane and Street Factor, will require a Racers Clubman Licence. The licence is required due to the increased risk of an accident occurring during these sessions and therefore Personal Accident Insurance must be covered. This licence can be pre-purchased online or applied for on the morning of their track session. It is recommended to pre-purchase online to ensure you receive the full amount of track time.

Racers Licence Fee's:
- Annual Clubman Licence $65 purchase on the day or online here
- Single Event Clubman Licence $20 can be purchased on the day

Helmets, Neck to Wrist to Ankle non flammable clothes will be required, if you do not have
Them you will not be allowed to participate.

Proceedings of the day-
* 12 pm – Meet at Qld Raceway
* 12:30pm- Drivers briefing
* 1pm - On Track

2016 JapNats - It's a wrap

21 May : 06:06
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Congratulations to Mick McMillan for winning not only his class in Perfourmance AWD and JapNats 2016 this weekend, but also being our fastest member at the event.

Mick backed this up by showing his skills off at our dirt day the very next day, no rest for the wicked

2016 Gatton Street Sprints

22 Jan : 07:25
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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

WRX Club represented at Sport GT @ the Island

20 Nov : 13:30
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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.

WRX Club brings home 3 in the top 10 at Noosa

17 Nov : 05:39
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“The Hill” is classed as one of the premier hill climb events in Australia and runs on Gyndier Drive which runs through the Tewantin State Forest. The track surface is 1.5km of undulating bitumen of varying age which makes for challenging and exciting variations in grip.

The WRX Club of Queensland was represented by three cars, the Bitten Motorsport STi and the AR Developments Evo which was dual entered. They lined up against 159 of the fastest hill climb cars in the country including cars like the Skelta of Ray Vandersee; which competed in many Targa Tasmania’s and also ran in the famous Pikes Peak in 2012.

The weather forecast for the weekend was not looking favourable in the lead up but after setting the cars up Friday afternoon there were no signs of the predicted rain. Saturday morning presented as a fine, but very humid day with the temperature managing to touch close to 35 degrees.

Saturday presented 4 runs to the guys and Steve from Bitten Motorsport went into the evening as the fastest tin top, with Mick and Corey in the AR Developments Evo just behind.

Sunday morning was wet and overcast, but the track soon dried out when the sun broke through to give 2 dry runs in the afternoon.

With a total of 8 runs Steve, Mick and Corey all finished strong with 58.41, 59.88 and 59.91 respectively. These results saw Steve taking home first in class, fastest tin top, fourth outright and the Glenn Ross Memorial Trophy for fastest AWD. Corey finished the weekend with third in class and seventh outright and closing out the Club’s account was Mick with fourth in class and eighth outright.

Great work by the guys for the strong representation and to all finish within the top ten of a class event.

Michael Von RappardDallara Hayabusa53.121
Warwick HutchinsonVan Dieman RP92 53.96 2
Darren DuffieldRPV 113 2600T57.313
Stephen FaulksSubaru WRX STi58.414
Matt ReadReadster MTR159.445
Zak DavidsSubaru WRX59.836
Corey BakerMitsubishi EVO 59.887
Mick McMillanMitsubishi EVO 59.918
Garry Ford Ford Escort 60.009
Ray Vandersee Skelta G-Force60.2510

2015 Noosa Hill Climb

26 Oct : 13:30
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Club members Stephen Faulks, Mick McMillan, Nev Scott and Corey Baker will be battling it out in a field of 158 cars (13 of them AWDs) at one of Australia’s premier hill climbs - the 2015 Noosa Hill Climb.

Noosa Car Club put on the event which is held at the picturesque Gyndier Drive in the middle of the Tewantin State Forest on the 7th and 8th November. The 1.5km asphalt road is only open to cars twice a year so it is a great spectacle!

Cars date back as far as a 1936 Ford running a 4L V8 and a 750cc Austin from the same year though to current production cars.

Club members will be fighting for class rights between WRX’s, Evo’s, Skylines, an AWD Sylva and the winner of the Cootha Classic Hill Climb, a beautiful replica Audi Quattro S1.

Racing starts at 8:30 on both Saturday and Sunday and Spectators are able to buy tickets at the gate for:

Adult - Day Pass $15
Adult - Weekend Pass $20
Children – Under 14yrs free

Lakeside Ride

16 Oct : 06:03
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Time Attack racer and Club member Steve Faulks piloted the Bitten Motorsport STi to a blistering time of 54.84 on R Spec tyres.

This time put the Bitten Motorsport STi well on top in the Lakeside Holy Grail by just under a second.

Steve told WRX Club "We skipped 2 rounds mid morning as we had to get a replacement radiator cap, but the laps were consistently in the low 55’s on an old set of medium Yokohama 050 – which were much better than what we had a Maximum Attack. For the lap that I pushed, I actually probably over tried, the lap was not as smooth as I would have hoped. But the car handled everything that I asked and when I came over the line -0.3 popped up on the dash and I knew that we had set a new PB.”

Photos: 4020 Media

World Time Attack Challenge

16 Oct : 05:46
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This weekend sees Club member Nev Scott taking on the world at the 2015 WTAC.

If you want to track the event, it is on Friday 16th and Saturday 17th October and the live stream can be found here on both days.