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SKID PAN DAY 26 SEPTEMBER 2015


16 Oct : 06:24
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Date: 26 September 2015
Where: Roadcraft Gympie

On Saturday the 26th of September a bunch of us club members headed to Roadcraft in Gympie to test the skidability of our beloved rexies (or not in some cases!) The weather was fantastic, it stayed nice and sunny all day.

There was a variety of skill levels from the complete novice (that'd be me Jess, I'd only driven our STI once before the day) to the more experienced. The aim of the day was fun and we certainly managed that.

We started off with some basic loops to get the water spread but before we knew it, we were having to dodge cones all over the place. We got through at least four different courses if not more by the end of the day. Each course brought a different type of challenge for all of us and at the end of the day yes there were times and results, but competitive or not it was FUN AS!

Thanks to all who organised the event and kept the day running smooth. Can't wait to attend future events just like this one with the club that's for sure.

Jessica and Nathan Schick.
[Submitted by Jessica Schick]

Club Skid Pan Day 26/09/2015


06 Sep : 19:57
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We have the Final Skid Pan for 2015 coming up, this is a low speed and is kind on tyres as the surface is smooth and wet.

Roadcraft at Gympie Click Here

At this event we will be running short courses, somewhat like a wet motorkhana,

Date: 26 September 2015

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

Numbers will be limited to 20 cars. You must be a club member to drive and must hold an Open Licence.

Conditions of Track Hire are attached

Arrangements to stay will be posted in due course


Cost to drive $100
Passengers $10

Link to thread on the portal can be found here-

Click Here

[Submitted by Ant]

***Cancelled*** WRX Club Dirt Day - 30th of August 2015


17 Aug : 14:55
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Due to bad weather Saturday night, this event has been Cancelled as the track will not be dry in time.

Please log onto the forum for more details.

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WRX Club Dirt Day - Sunday 30th of August 2015

FINANCIAL MEMBERS ONLY

ONLY 25 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 at all competitive day.

There will be a drivers 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.

Drivers and passengers will be given a wrist band and it must be displayed to starter before entry to the track.

Gates will open at 7.30am with the track opening at around 9am. Lunch and Drinks will be available at the venue.

This is a private event which will result in a lot of fun track time for all involved with the focus on enjoyment.

The track will be prepped the day before by IWMAC, so we should have an excellent surface to run on. That being said, if you have any concerns about the condition of the track or anything else about running on the day, you can withdraw before you start or after the sighting lap, with a full refund, no questions asked

Proceedings of the day
  • 07:30 - Arrive and set up camp. Please feel free to bring seats and marquees
  • 07:30 - Scrutineering (NO RALLY TYRES) and Disclaimer
  • 07:45 - Drivers Briefing
  • 09:00 - 12:00 - Runs
  • 12:00 - 12:30 - Lunch
  • 12:30 - 15:30 - Runs


The Basics
  • No door to door racing
  • No timing
  • No more than 3 cars on the track at one time
  • 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 4 flying laps (this may be changed throughout the day depending on the general feeling - 5 laps is a good place to start as cars don't get too hot)
  • Dangerous driving will NOT be tolerated and you will be asked to leave
  • Strictly Financial Club Members ONLY
  • Helmets, Neck to Wrist to Ankle non flammable clothes
  • Civil Drivers License Required
  • Passenger laps - You can bring people out for a spin (they will have to have Helmets, Neck to Wrist to Ankle non flammable clothes as well as sign a disclaimer and pay $5 fee)
  • 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 some times none) so you will get plenty of lap time.


Link for members to pay Click here to view the topic on the portal

[Submitted by Anthony Bonnici]

August Club Meeting - MR Tuning


12 Aug : 08:30
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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

Dyno Day


08 Aug : 18:39
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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]

August Club Meeting - MR Tuning - 11 Aug 2015


24 Jul : 13:01
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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
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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]

2015 SDT Morgan Park Track Day


17 Jul : 11:42
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Cool winter air treated the turbos well for this years Morgan Park track day. This year we had 5 club members David, Matt, Michael, Nick and Simon meet up at Yamanto McDonalds early in the morning to make the 2hr journey to the best racetrack nearby to Brisbane (yup, it's better than QR and even Lakeside).

The guys started the day by dialling their eyes and cars in with the horizontal hill climb / sprint before tackling a few of the other faster and more challenging track configurations.

With in car coaching from professional racing car driver Chris O'Shannessy, everyone improved their driving skill and were able to take their cars as close to the limit as they dared. Nick Carroll's video shows off his skill and how varied and challenging this track is.

Well done boys!
[Submitted by Jason Keen]