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P.A.R.T. Why???? Because it's Christmas!


17 Nov : 05:59

That time of year is fast approaching and we have set the date and location for our 2015 Christmas Party. It will be held at Harrigan's Drift Inn on the 12th of December. We will have the area on the grass near the water for our Concourse/car display and awards presentation. If you wish to take part in the display or the Concourse competition or both, then you will need to be there by 10:30 am and will not be able to leave until around 2:30 as once we are inside, the gates will be closed and locked.

For those that would like to Cruise over with other members, we will meet at Yatala Pies at 9:30-9:50 am for a 10:00 am leave.

The Awards for the Motorsport Championship, Social Championship and Concourse will be presented on the day and the Concourse will be judged on the day as well, with the overall concourse winner taking away the perpetual Mark Van Beek award.

In addition to the usual awards for the three competitions, Bowden's Own have generously offered additional prize packs to the top three in each prospective competition.

The Concourse this year will be judged by all of us, the members of the club. When you sign in on the club register, collect your voting slip, take a look at the cars and deposit your choice in the voting box by 1:00 pm. We will count up the votes and will pick the winner.

On behalf of the rest of the committee, Thanks for your support, during what has been a difficult year for the Club and I hope to see you at this years Christmas Party.

Details about Harrigan's location can be found here

Kingston park Go Kart day 25/10/15


26 Oct : 05:38
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A great morning's racing at Kingston Park Raceway.

We had a some stand out results, as well as a couple of bumps and stacks down in the mid pack.

A HUGE congratulations to the overall winner of the day Craig Lawrence with 234 points.
Winner of race 1 and 2, 3rd in race 3 and 2nd in race 4. Craig also posted the fastest lap of the day.

Seriously close second place honours went to Dirk Mitchell on 232 points.
Dirk placed 3rd in race 1, 2nd in races 2 and 3, and then closing out the final race as the winner.
Also 2nd fasted lap of the day and a PB. Congratulation Dirk. A great effort.

Third place on 226 point went to Nathan Schick.
Nathan also stormed through the pack picking up many places in each race placing 4th, 3rd, 1st and 3rd.
A very confident drive and some really good, consistent times.

Thank you to everyone who turned out to support the club. Thanks to Andrew Ross for coming along and cooking the BBQ while we carved up the track.
When the photo's are available I will post them up.
[Submitted by Daniel Watt]

November Club Meeting - Racer Industries - Nov 10


19 Oct : 05:55
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Racer Industries will be hosting the WRX Club of Queensland's November Meeting at their new showroom located at the Performance Driving Centre at Norwell.

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 RSVP on Facebook or the forum

Racer Industries
75 Norwell Road,
Norwell

(Next to the Performance Driving Centre )

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]