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Winter Edition 2016

Rex Driver #65

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Official Magazine of the Impreza WRX Owners Club of South Australia Inc. Winter 2016

Contents CLUB RACING

SOCIAL & NEWS

14 SubiNats16

8

Member Profile: Jay ‘Birdy’

The biggest Subaru event of the year and WRXSA was 12 Member Profile: David Daly there in force to show the rest of Australia was SA MOTORSPORTS Subaru’s are made of! 44 Collingrove Records

26 SARC Walky 100

45 Mallala Lap Records

35 MegaZone Norlunga Rallysprint

46 Willunga Records

38 British Touring Car Championship

47 Phillip Island Lap Records

51 Super GT

47 WRXSA Dyno Records

40 Australian Rally Championship

48 Victoria Park Sprint Lap Records 48 Legend of the Lakes Records 49 Mount Alma Mile Records

Front cover: Damien Brand at SubiNats Photo by Tuned Photography


REGULARS 3

Club Info Page

6

Look Who’s Torqueing (Club President Report)

7

Editorial

9

New Members Welcome

42 2016 S&J Club Championship Wrap-up 52 ‘Classic’ Rex Driver 54 WRXSA Club Merchandise 55 Rex Driver Advertising 56 Club Partners 58 Upcoming Events

ARTICLE & PHOTO ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Thank you so much to everyone that contributed to make this another fantastic edition of Rex Driver! Without your support this magazine would not be possible : Tuned Photography Spiro Koulianos Jay ‘Birdy’ David Daly TRW Photography Damien Brand Nigel McGaffin Tania Langcake Matthew Langbrandner Damien Hirst Damien Anderson Jason Bartsch Sean Jenner Frank Kutsche "Sticks & Stones" STS Images www.btcc.net BTCC Official Website Subaru Australia Subaru International If you would like to contribute or just send in some pics of your car contact me at sethcoultas@gmail.com.


LOOK WHO’S TOURQUING Spiro Koulianos

Back again for another great edition of our magazine and as always the club and its dedicated committee has been busy setting so much up for members. Such a busy time of year for the club with all the events going on, Subinats, other motorsport days and by the time this is out another AGM will be past with a new committee at the wheel driving the fun and value to even better levels.

Spring too is upon us and with our member base looking so good it would be a pity to not add the sound of burble and boost into those lush hills. Get out there and get involved, there are always so many friendly, helpful members out there on events so if you have been hesitating use the great weather coming up as an excuse; jump onto the forum get the info and get out there.

The 2nd WRXSA/Eblens Collingrove day will also be And as always when you are out there tag in some over and if the 1st one was any indication of the pics with #wrxsasocial. Check out the latest from our success of the event, this one is going to be even website. bigger and better. A lot was learned from last time Spiro Koulianos meaning a much smoother running day so that everyone has more fun and more focus on smashing some PBs’.


Editorial

This is a very special edition of Rex Driver that focuses on the amazing event that was SubiNats16. A whole convoy of WRXSA Crew made the trip over to Phillip Island in Victoria to mix it with the best Subies that Australia has to offer. Unfortunately I was unable to make the trip due to a new baby arrival but by all accounts (and we have a few of those, 8 included in these pages!) it was a weekend that everyone will remember for years to come. For those that were stuck in Adelaide watching the weekend unfold via Facebook; there is always next year!

Beside all the great photos and stories from SubiNats16 we have 2 new member profiles (welcome to the club guys!), and a selection of Subi motorsport news from here in SA (thanks Frank!) around the world to keep you up to speed.

As with any social club the more you put in the more you will get out so don’t be afraid to get involved; the committee members are a fun friendly bunch that are more than willing to assist people that want to join in. We all share the same passion and want to make the WRXSA Club the best it can be. If you missed the AGM but still want to get more involved the club has monthly committee meetings on the second Tuesday of every month at the Astor Hotel. Everyone is invited to come along and have a chat, if you don’t let us know, we won’t know what you want!

On a personal note, as I mentioned earlier I have been blessed with my second child and as such the timing of the Rex Driver Magazine has been a little... erratic. Rest assured I will continue in the role of Editor and with the help of everyone will endeavour to deliver a Club Magazine that is unrivalled by any As I write this we have just had the clubs Annual General Meeting, and while some people have taken in the car club scene; but, it may be a little later a step back from the organising roles we have had a arriving than I would like. number of new faces filling in to help out where they can, and you can expect a full welcome article As always I am keen to find out what content you would like to see in the magazine, and if you would in the next edition of Rex Driver. like to submit articles even better! Once again this is the perfect time for all members, Until next time, stay safe and when you see a fellow new or old; to put forward any ideas they have for Subie driver don’t forget to give them a wave! Catch the club. There is plenty to love already but with you all later. Seth Coultas your input we can make this club even better!


Member Profile: Jay ‘Birdy’ Lover of shiny objects… and chicken wings, Jay is a keen tea drinker and the proud owner of his Subaru rumble box, the aptly named ‘Smurfy’. His love for Subaru started with his MY00 ‘Classic’, a royal silver-coloured Impreza WRX. It was a simpler time when young Jay still has no knowledge of the inner workings of a car. It was a love hate relationship from the start - with blood, toil, tears and sweat thrown into the mix. Despite all that, it brought smiles to the heart of man whenever the turbo spools. One can only describe such a feeling to that sugary rush from having one too many candies - you know it’s bad for you, but you just can’t stop.

On an unfortunate Friday the 13th, the car had an untimely death, meeting its maker at the hands of a tow ball. Luckily enough, no humans were harmed, saved a few days of sore neck and a broken heart (both literally and metaphorically). As the old was farewelled, it led onto bigger and better things, as he welcomed ‘Smurfy’ into the family - A handsome, blue-blooded MY05 Impreza WRX STI. It was love at first sight, for him, a car that was just out of reach was suddenly a reality. The car came into ownership with minimal modifications and was cared for by the previous owners.


Keeping a decade-old car in such a mint condition would not have been an easy feat. Whilst motorsport is something that is in stored in the future, it may be a while until he draws up the courage and confidence to do so. Until then, he spends his spare time learning on the inner workings of the car and getting his hands dirty with help from his mates. Why WRXSA you asked, simple - Why not?

Welcome New Club Members! Fellow members please make new members feel welcome at future events. We hope they will enjoy their time in the club, and wish them the very best.

‘Smurfy’ - The Australian-delivered MY05 Impreza WRX STI Colour: Blue mica Engine: Factory EJ207, stock turbo, axle-back muffler. Transmission: 6-speed MT w/DCCD ECU: Factory, EcuTEK tuned Suspension: Bits and bobs from the Whiteline catalogue, JDM-spec STI pink coils. Exterior: STI V-Limited front under spoiler, JDM-spec 17x8 BBS/STI ‘Spec C’ forged wheels, JDMspec factory HID headlights w/in-cabin levelling control, Rally Armour mud flaps.

581 Sam Charlick 582 Nilesh Prasad 583 Steve Cathie 584 Aaron Citti 585 Johnathon Skurrey 586 Mark Dixon 587 Kym Beard 588 Samantha Mohring 589 Jason Sears 590 Matthew Oh

591 Ton Dang 592 Daniel Chi Yan Wu Welcome everyone, we can’t wait to meet you at an event soon!


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Member Profile: David Daly

Hello! As a new member of WRXSA I would like to formally introduce myself.

Motorsport – I’ve owned a 99 wrx wagon, 04 wrx wagon and now currently have a 05 sti which I have had for about 3 years now. I am the second owner of David Daly, Born and bred in Ireland and moved here this car and it was 100% stock when I got it and have started the mods in the last year or so. I have also just to Australia about 10 years ago. Irish and Aussie started to do some events since joining the club as I citizen now so best of both worlds… have always wanted to but one thing or another got in the way. Why I joined WRXSA? Well cars and anything really with an engine are my life. I've worked as a I have done a few practice sessions at Mallala before Motor Mechanic since I was 18 and still to this day in previous cars but since joining the club I have now earn my living swinging spanners. I've worked on a done Collingrove Hillclimb and of course the amazing wide variety of gear from Porsche 911's to Underground Drill Rigs to Caterpillar 60 tonne Dump Subinats at Phillip island just recently where I got to know a lot more of the WRXSA members and they got Trucks. I got the love of Jap cars when my old man to know me. So it was a great way to get amongst it ran a Japanese engine and gearbox reconditioning mechanical workshop and jap import car yard where I and be active within the club and of course get to worked part time on Saturdays, and any other time I enjoy the best Subaru event you can get your hands on so I would highly recommend it, a must for fellow could while I was growing up while also doing my Subi fans. Looking forward this year to a few more apprenticeship with a European car dealership. Hillclimbs and also SA Time Attack in October so see how we go. Maybe more if I can make it. I quickly fell in love with the very first WRX around the late 90's and since then I was hooked. Jap cars my was thing. Subaru all the way and what better If you see me out and about anywhere come say way to enjoy the Subaru life than to join an awesome hello. If you’re thinking of joining the club, hit me up if you’re unsure of anything just like I did before I group like WRXSA that has cruises, social outings, CAMS affiliation for motorsport and also meet a great joined and before my first proper motorsport event. bunch of people with the same passion and love of Everyone I spoke to was more than friendly and cars as I do at the same time. willing to help/offer advice which is great. That’s the clubs culture that has really stood out to me since joining, which I love.


My Car.....the mods so far........ 2005 STi Engine - Original EJ207 and VF35 turbo Koyo alloy racing radiator Perrin radiator hoses MRT Aftermarket intercooler MRT and X Force TBE 500hp fuel pump Mishimoto Silicon inlet hose Process west Cold Air Intake with K&N Stage 3 Ecutek tune from S&J making a safe 204 awkws on the dyno Suspension/wheels/tyres Red series MCA coilovers White Enkei Forged STI 18' wheels Yokohama AD08R's 235/40 R18 tyres Drivetrain/Brakes Standard 6 speed STi gearbox with DCCD and 114.3 hubs Brembo brakes front and rear with project mu brake pads and dba street series discs front and rear Heavy duty stage 3 Competition ceramic clutch kit

Many more mods in the pipe line but that will do for the moment. See what the future holds for this one but everyone always wants to go faster and faster, it’s the nature of the beast. I hope to meet many more WRXSA members in the near future and possible future fellow members too along the way at the next couple of events, cruise etc. so look forward to meeting you all. Be Safe.

.....Dave Irish......


What an awesome weekend, with a great bunch of friends. The organizers did a fantastic job and I participated in as many events as I could. Race day for me could not have gone much better. I set my fastest time on R specs in the second session. 2.2 seconds faster than last year. This was after completing a driveshaft change between the first and second session. For the fourth session we bolted the slicks on and went another 1.4 seconds faster again. To my surprise this put me 4th outright for the event. Shootouts to the WRXSA team media Flashh and Zoe and also to pit chief Daymow for all his help. We all kept him busy but I'm sure he wouldn't have it any other way. Its always a downer to see some of your mates have mechanical issues but it's great how we all get in and help each other however we can. Looking forward now to catchups now at the next event. Damien Brand


What can you realistically say to convey what an amazing weekend SubiNats 16 was. It's was the ultimate mates weekend combined with the ultimate racing weekend and the ultimate cruise.

Road tripping is great at the best of times but to start off an early Friday morning by meeting up with subis and more subis on trailers was amazing. Driving in convey showing a true force representing SA. Stopping at Subaru Docklands for the SubiNats dyno challenge and skid pan demonstrations was a great experience. A huge workshop that was crazy busy plus a bunch of modified boxers making noise on a dyno was something to behold.

Saturday was in part final prep day.. the caravan park became a workshop.. pad changes and brake bleeds the main task plus an exhaust change and some gearbox checks. All ready to race.

SubiNats also had an early morning cruise and meet at the foreshore where we parked and proudly showed what WRX SA is about.. awesome cars and friendly conversation. Saturday all done and dusted had us heading to bed, a few beers consumed, ready for race day Sunday.


Morning came and we were slightly excited and headed for the track.. first ones there before the gates even opened.. whoops. The weather was near perfect with that brilliant cool turbo air and dry track the PBs really did tumble. Despite some mechanical issues for some members the day finished on a high personally breaking my goal of a sub 2 minute lap in my last session - total joy! Then off to the pub!! All in all the weekend was as good as it gets. Even if you don't want to race your car this club is full of amazing people and I highly recommend getting involved and getting out to events. Just being around this group of fabulous motorsport enthusiasts.. well its kinda infectious! Nigel McGaffin


PI / SubiNats 2016 was the event I'd been waiting for. It's always the highlight of my Motorsport year and this year was no different. With new Tyres and 60 more awkw than last year, to say I was excited and Optimistic about a sub 2 minute time was an understatement. I didn't sleep well Thursday night, excitement levels were high. Friday's early start wasn't coming quick enough. The saying 'the trip is half the fun' is definitely true with the WRXSA crew. Two way radios and a bit of fun banter make the trip go quickly. I enjoyed the extra day of this years event. Saturday morning was finally a chance to have a look at Cowes as a tourist before heading to the meet and greet to check out some of the sweet Subies there. I was proud to see our WRXSA boys there with their cars. They were some of the best for sure. A spin on the Go-karts, which is a replica of the main circuit, along with Damien Brand and Andy Kemmler was great fun with everyone on a fairly level playing field. Congrats to Damien for finishing 3rd and 2nd in his heats. A quiet WRXSA BBQ Saturday evening was enjoyable and just what I needed before Sunday's sprint. I love the PI circuit. It's exciting, fast, & makes you feel a little bit invincible. I made the mistake of watching Hirsti and Brand fly down the straight at upwards of 220kmph. It got My adrenaline pumping so hard I felt physically sick. The stomach settled as always after my first run and I started to concentrate on my Goals. First goal was to beat my PB the second to go sub 2minutes. The PB came on my third run of the day and I was feeling very positive. Unfortunately I wasn't to have any further opportunity. During my fourth run I noticed I was having trouble getting the power down. I managed 210kmph down the main straight and around the next 2 corners and that was it, rolling to a stop Bandit's engine had given up. A tow back to the pits and a quick look from the WRXSA SubiNats mechanic Mr Damien Andersen and a suspected seized bearing was determined the most likely culprit. Despite knowing the inevitable end of my high km stock engine was always looming I was crushed. A evening consisting of a few drinks and laughs with my fellow club members helped to soften the blow a little. Monday morning, loaded up for the trip home, with thoughts of where to from here. Maybe it's finally time for that 207.... All in all, despite the expensive weekend for several of us WRXSA crew it was a fantastic weekend with a fantastic group of people I now consider family. What's better than mates, laughs and Motorsport? Tania Langcake


With next to no track experience, being a relatively new member and still feeling like a bit of a stranger signing up to the Phillip Island trip for me was a mix of nerves and excitement. I have always wanted the opportunity to try out my car on a race circuit, yet didn't really know what to expect or how the car would take it. Having little mechanical knowledge I prepped my car as best as I could. Checked fluids, changed the oil, installed a fire extinguisher and then finally the best part applied race stickers! After a short stop in Melbourne at the Subaru Docklands showroom we arrived at Cowes around dinner time. Everyone was feeling exhausted from the long 10 hour journey but in good spirits with excitement building for Sundays racing. Saturday morning most of us enjoyed the well earned sleep in but Dave was keen to hit the track early with his sweet Subie rumble echoing through the caravan park around 6:30am. Although the other park residents may not agree, for me it wasn’t the worst sound to wake up to and only made me more excited for what was to come. Later that morning a few of us checked out some of Australia's best Subaru's on display at the Cowes jetty carpark before heading to the track to cheer on Dave at the Saturday practice session. Watching the cars hitting 200+km/hr down the main straight sent shivers down my spine and made me realise this was the real deal. Driving a close to a stock WRX and not knowing what to expect from my car in these conditions the boys advised me that I should replace my brake pads and fluid before heading out Sunday to ensure I got the most out of the day and my car. Thankfully S&J had provided us with a goody basket of spares with pads and fluid ready to go so we headed back to the caravan park where the last minute race prep began. This is where I realised this club is not just a club but a family. In next to no time everyone had come together to help me out and get the job done and within a hour the car was ready to race. I am extremely grateful for this and especially want to thank Zoe, Jason and Damien for all your help. With new brakes and a car prepped and ready to go come Sunday I exceeded all my expectations. With each session I slowly improved and gained confidence in myself and the car. Despite excessive amounts of tyre squeal and body roll I finished with a personal best of 2:04.63 and snatched 4th position in my class. It was sad to see others having mechanical troubles given they had put in so much effort to making sure I had a good weekend and couldn’t be rewarded with the same personal successes I had. Despite this I think everyone still enjoyed themselves. I feel like I made some new friends and no longer feel like a stranger but part of the family . Matthew Langbrandner


SubiNats 2016 Results Rank

Time

Name

#1

1:44.48

Damien Brand

#2

1:47.82

Simon Goodwin

#3

1:50.08

Damien Hirst

#4

1:50.93

Brenton Bailey

#5

1:51.13

Jason Bartsch

#6

1:56.47

David Daly

#7

1:58.37

Jacob Richards

#8

1:59.71

Nigel McGaffin

#9

2:02.67

Andrew Kemmler

#10

2:04.63

Mathew Langbrandner

#11

2:05.22

Tania Langcake

#12

2:12.19

Wayne Brauer


When I first booked this trip I was a bit apprehensive as I was going alone and didn't really know many of the club members but really wanted to go and get involved in the club and obviously being a subi nut true and true it was defo an easy decision. The club/ group were great and I felt at home nearly straight away as they made me feel very welcome from the start. The cruise to Melbourne, the dyno day at Subaru Docklands, practice day on the track for me on the Saturday , bbq and drinks and of course the main event SubiNats on the Sunday was awesome, was such a great weekend all in all. My car performed very well too for 2 full track days and I gave 100% too so it coped a hiding to say the least. I got a 1.59.60 on the Saturday as my best time I then knocked a further 3 seconds off it with a 1.56.47 on the Sundays main event I have to say I was very pleased. I even topped my group in the first session of the day at SubiNats which was a very good feeling also with a 1.57.41. Next time I will have some track tyres but for my first time there I left happy. Felt guilty for the pounding I gave the car so I had to do a track side oil and filter change at the end of the day. I feel for the people who had mechanical dramas , it could have easily been myself too but At least you got some track time anyhow and I'm sure there is bigger and better things to come. Thanks to everyone who was there with WRXSA, driving subi's or not, you guys made the weekend so good and everyone always helped out each other when they could. I also got to know people better and more importantly they got to know me more too as I was new to the club. The line up of quality cars from WRXSA members at SubiNats was second to none also. I think we represented the state and our club very well. We should be proud. This club is more than just a club, its like a family all with the same passion. I love it. Special thanks to Gareth Scanlen who turned into a legend with a few drinks under his belt . Damien Andersen who was the local onsite pit crew for the club that day and also photographers Zoe and flash. .......... And finally to Brad Halliday and Dylan Bulter for updating our times from Adelaide..... And everyone else for making the weekend one to remember.......Till SubiNats 2k17...... Dave Daly


SubiNats 2016. Wow where do I start. With such an emotional roller coaster weeks before PI I had no idea if I was even going to go. Probably because I really wanted to see Damien Brand was the only reason I went. Travelling on the Friday and then the conundrum of it appearing my bedding package I got was some sheets and a towel coupled with our "heater" being a 2 bar jobbie I really was regretting going. Saturday some garage activities started happening in the caravan parks main driveway by us, and I started getting a better feeling for coming. We had a BBQ that night and the feeling was pretty good around camp WRXSA. Sunday morning. I didn't need my 5:30am alarm to go off because I was already awake. But I felt regret, angst, Pain. I really miss my car. This is the 2nd time I had been at PI and my car wasn't. Last year I was rebuilding my 2nd engine. This year though was a different feeling because my car wasn't coming back. It wasn't getting fixed. I'd never drive the car I’d spent the last 3.5 years of my life building. Once seeing everyone loaded in it was amazing. Some really quality made race cars out on display. Groupings were announced and then racing started. After group 1 came in Bartsch said he had some issues with the car getting warm. We set about looking for faults and fixed the problem did all the other pre heat checks and then just as we finished doing that I saw old mate Brand walking to his car with a box and asked if he needed a hand to which he replied maybe. I popped over and it appeared he'd torn a drive shaft boot. We set about getting everything ready to swap the shaft and hope that he'd made the next heat, And we did it with time to spare!! It's like something inside clicked and I was in my element. The rest of the day was spent helping people do bits and pieces to their car or watching a bit of racing. Seeing Bartsch having day ending engine dramas was also emotional. I really felt for him. I know 1st hand how much that can costs. The unknowns. It being a built engine. Being without your car. Not being able to get a full day of racing in. It's the worst! A few more failures happened through out the day. It wasn't a great time in the WRXSA camp. But I'm glad I went. I had such an accomplished feeling at the end of the day. Also a massive thanks to Damien brand for taking me on a passenger lap. Your car is a weapon and I loved the raw feeling of stripped and caged race car!! The 4 wheel slide into the hairpin was pretty cool too haha. Who knows what 2017 has in order. It would be nice to make PI and I hope I can. The itch definitely needs scratching.... Damien Anderson


Back in 2014 when Zoe and I first made the trip to race on Philip Island GP track I was worried it would become an annual thing. 3 years in a row now and each one better than the last. This years trip coincided with SubiNats. An event just 3 years old but gaining a lot of momentum with each year. I really have to hand it to the organising committee. They did an outstanding job not just with the race day but they managed to make an entire weekend of it. I would also like to thank my fellow WRXSA members, as always its the bonding time with like minded people that make this trip so special and unique. Race day and conditions were near perfect. I was blown away way by the calibre of cars ready to take on the circuit. I've never seen so many track dedicated Subaru's in one place before. Then I found out I was in group 1. That's right little old street driven Goose was about to mix it up with the best of them. I was super nervous at this point. But once I got out on the track I realized I might just be able to hold my own. Things were going ok in the first 2 sessions with my times steadily dropping. Then in session 3 disaster struck. Coming around the back straight I noticed a sudden drop in power, followed by a lot of smoke coming from the exhaust. I knew straight away my day was finished. With some more investigation required to determine the exact cause it is looking like there is a hole or crack in piston no. 3. I'm sure the guys at Driven and Eastwood engine developments will have the Goose firing away in no time at all. Back better and stronger than before. Jason Bartsch


I had been waiting all year for Phillip Island WRXSA group tour again and being part of the Subaru WRX Nationals was a big excitement for me and my Version 5 STI. It had been a few years since I’ve had a decent run at Phillip Island without a wet track. First Day on the Friday, seeing Docklands Subaru was a bonus as SubiNats had the Dyno Challenge there and WRXSA made the effort and time to drop in and watch and meet some interstate Subaru owners before heading to Cowes Caravan Park later that night. The Saturday was a great relaxing day for the Club. SubiNats had a small meet and greet at the Cowes Jetty Car Park which became like a show and shine with the amount of great Subarus there. I left the STI there for a few hours while I got the chance to do some sightseeing as I never had previous years. Phillip Island has so much to see. A few other members took the SubiNats Go Kart Challenge. The day was finished off with a big group BBQ and nightcap drinks. Sunday was a very early start for us with track preparations before the main event. WRXSA had a great pit setup with garage also with great weather no rain for the day. 100 Subaru WRX’s and other models took to the track with records tumbling in every class! I was in Sprint Class which is about halfway up the ladder. SubiNats ran Street, Clubman, Sprint, Super Sprint and Open. My STI immediately beat my personal best time on the first run and continued to pull faster laps over the day. Not without issues though, from Oil leaks and Shocker dramas, Shifter jamming and Tyres delaminating, somehow I still managed to get faster every lap as I got back up to speed with confidence of the main straight 240km/h and late but light braking to first corner at 170km/h! Although I didn’t achieve a class win I rest my Personal Best by over six seconds with a 1min50 flat. I was shocked to see the STI get such great times against other big kilowatt WRX’s. And knowing I still have much more room to break into the 40’s just makes me want to get back to Phillip Island next year! Damien Hirst


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Zayne Admiraal & Matt Heywood


Round 6: Croft (18-19 June) Colin Turkington was fastest in qualifying and followed up with a win in Race #1 and 3rd place in Race #2. Jason Plato qualified 4th fastest and placed 2nd in both races #1 & #2. This meant that in Race#1 it was 1st and 2nd for Subaru; then 2nd & 3rd in Race #2. Round 7: Snetterton (30-31 July) Colin Turkington qualified 2nd fastest, won Race #1 and placed 2nd in Race #2.

Round 8: Knockhill (13-14 August) Jason Plato celebrated his 500th BTCC race with the fastest time in qualifying and lead from start to finish to win Race #1. Colin also made the podium in 3rd place. Jason then followed this up with two more 3rd places in Race #2 & #3.


Round 9: Rockingham (27-28 August) Jason Plato & Colin Turkington managed 3rd place finishes in races #1 & #3 respectively. Even with a sketchy start to the season consistent podium positions have put Colin Turkington into 6th place of the driver standings for the season. Jason Plato is not far behind in 8th place, while Team BMR (Silverline Subaru BMR Racing) is holding 4th in the Team Standings. Upcoming Rounds Round 10: Silverstone (17-18 September) Round 11: Brands Hatch GP (1-2 October)

Images from the BTCC Official Website: www.btcc.net


Event Results 1. Reeves / Gelsomino (Subaru WRX STI Spec C) 2. Quinn / Calder (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX) 3. Evans / Searcy (Subaru WRX) 4. Wilde / Hill (Subaru WRX STI) 5. Taylor / Hayes (Subaru WRX STI)

Round 2: National Capital Rally (27-29 May) After the first round in WA where Team Subaru placed 4th, Molly Taylor and team were feeling cautiously optimistic going into round 2, the National Capital Rally in the ACT. The WRX STI NR4 faced off up against some intense competition in the 27 car field on a variety of roads. Day 1 saw the cars blasting through pine forests on rough red dirt roads; while Round 3: International Rally of QLD (17-19 June) Day 2 is on the other side of town and had more The International Rally of Queensland is also an Asianarrow technical roads with harder limestone Pacific Rally Championship round and is regarded as surfaces. the endurance round of the Championship, with high speed stages on hard packed clay. Molly was keen to The Subaru do Motorsport team faced some build on her outright third place in the Australian mechanical challenges on Day 1 including a faulty Rally Drivers Championship, in front of an thermostat and a failing front differential that required a gearbox change at the end of the day. This international audience, with 32 cars including eight meant that at the end of the day the team was sitting from five other countries, stretching from Indian to Japan and New Zealand. in 5th place. Four of the top 5 were still Subaru’s though, with Simon Evens & Ben Searcy sitting in 1st place in there WRX. Slippery conditions caused by recent downpours on Day 1 made it hard for Molly to maintain her usual Day 2 and the gearbox change at the end of the day consistency. “We started off well, but I felt we went a before ensured a smooth start on the cold Sunday bit backwards during the morning after that, which morning. When Evans went off into a ditch it wasn’t helped by us being held up by another car on presented an opportunity for Taylor to move up the the third stage, which cost us time. While that was a leaderboard, finishing 4th for the day and equal 4th bit frustrating, given how slippery it was, we were for the weekend. This was enough to secure 3rd place doing OK, but then something happened in the rear in the Driver Championship behind Harry Bates suspension on the last stage, which again cost (Toyota Corolla S2000) and Simon Evens (Subaru time.” At the end of Day 1 Taylor & Hayes were once WRX). again sitting in 5th Place and just like in the National Capital Rally 4 of the Top 5 cars were Subaru’s with Simon Evens & Ben Searcy sitting in 1st place in there WRX.


Torrential rain, shortened and cancelled stages and multiple competitor mishaps proved no obstacle for the Subaru do Motorsport team on Day 2. Overnight showers degenerated into heavy rain after Sunday’s first two stages and the attrition list was high, including Simon Evans rolling on SS11. The day’s afternoon stages were cancelled, replaced with a nominal 1.2 kilometre run to ensure the required distance was covered to enable points to apply in the Kumho Tyre Australian Rally Championship 2016. Molly said: “The first two stages were slippery but at least it wasn’t raining. But after that it really started pouring and it was just like driving on black ice. It certainly wasn’t an incentive to take risks and was very difficult to judge. We were very aware of picking the line. It almost felt like we needed studded tyres for a while. There was just no room for the ground to absorb any more water with this rain so soon after the recent storms.” With an equal 4th place finish for the weekend Molly Taylor holds third place in the Kumho Tyre Australian Rally Drivers Championship 2016 but only by 1 point! Harry Bates (Toyota Corolla S2000) swaps 1st place with Simon Evens (Subaru WRX) who moves back to 2nd.

Sticks & Stones Photography Frank is one WRXSA most committed and longest standing members, he is also arguably one of the best Motorsport Photographers in the state. With over 30 years of experience Frank is one of the most experienced photographers you are likely to find; his photos never fail to impress and have graced the cover of our magazine on numerous occasions. If you would like to see more of his work or would like to purchase photos head over to: http://www.freewebs.com/fkutsche/ you will not be disappointed!

Event Results 1. Smart / Allen (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX) 2. Bates / McCarthy (Toyota Corolla S2000) 3. Wilde / Hill (Subaru WRX STI) 4. Taylor / Hayes (Subaru WRX STI) 5. Quinn / Calder (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX) Round 4: Rally SA (9-11th September) The SA round of the Australian Rally Championship was an exciting one so look for more details in the next issue of Rex Driver! Round 5: Kennards Hire Rally Australia, Coffs Harbour (17-20th November) This should be an exciting event that also forms the final round of the FIA World Rally Championship!


Round 5 2016 S&J Automotive Club Collingrove Hillclimb

Round 6 2016 S&J Automotive Club Mallala Super Sprint

13 WRXSA members including several new faces braved the cold and the rain to compete in Round 5 of the S&J Automotive Club Championship.

7 Entrants were treated to fine conditions for the Porsche Clubs Super Sprint. Entrants took advantage of the conditions and most saw their PB's fall.

With many other high powered car struggling for any form of grip in the wintery conditions the event was declared Wet, thus only outright positions were to be used to calculate CC points.

The day was a first for Mallala Newbies Michael Arnold and Jacob Richards both of whom posted some impressive times for their maiden 'cherry popping' event at Mallala.

Those that braved the near freezing conditions were soon warmed up with a BBQ lunch, big thanks to Damien Andersen for playing Chef. The rain also cleared and the final runs of the day were rain free, providing better conditions for times.

Round 6 results were the closest of the championship, with John Schaefer clenching the event.

Father and Son combination of John and Thomas Schaefer faired best topping the times for the day, including a new Personal Best for young Thomas despite the conditions. Outright Placing Points: 13 pts: J. Schaefer: Round 5 Winner! 12 pts: T. Schaefer 11 pts: M. Knighton 10 pts: T. Langcake 9 pts: M. Arnold 8 pts: J. Roarlach 7 pts: D. Caruana 6 pts: D. Hirst 5 pts: D. Daly 4 pts: M. Reed 3 pts: I. Scevschenko 2 pts: M. Hay 1 pts: G. Scanlen

(outright points only due to event declared wet)

Combined Results: 16 pts: J. Schaefer: Round 6 Winner! 12 pts: J. Bartsch 12 pts: S. McInness 11 pts: M. Knighton 11 pts: T. Langcake 11 pts: J. Richards 11 pts: M. Arnold


Leaderboard After 6 Rounds

WRXSA CC LEADERBOARD 80 pts: John Schaefer Part way through the 2016 S&J Automotive Club Championship sees John Schaefer as the one to beat 63 pts: Tania Langcake 61 pts: Damien Hirst with consistent outright and Personal Best results. 53 pts: Matt Knighton 44 pts: Michael Arnold Second Place belongs to Tania Langcake, but with engine troubles at Phillip Island, will she make it back 40 pts: Jacob Richards 38 pts: Dylan Butler out again this season? 36 pts: Andrew Sailsbury 33 pts: Isaac Shevschenko In Third places sits Club Championship Veteran 32 pts: Jason Bartsch Damien Hirst. Hirst having only entered 3 of the 5 32 pts: Thomas Schaefer events this year is sitting nicely also with his 32 pts: Jon Langham consistent results. He will be one to challenge John 30 pts: Damien Brand for the Championship. 30 pts: Tasman Orme 26 pts: Ben Wilden Fourth Place belongs to Matt Knighton. Also not 26 pts: Johnathon Loader completing all events is showing he's a threat to John's Championship lead. He will be another one to 25 pts: Scott McInness 22 pts: Brendan Moore watch this season. 22 pts: Daniel Caruana 20 pts: Dylan Thomas Fifth Place is being held by newcomer Michael 18 pts: McKelvey Reed Arnold. The combination of a fast car and enormous......... Courage is showing he's no push over 18 pts: Richard Paul 17 pts: Breaden Davey either. 16 pts: Colin McGaffin 15 pts: Damien Andersen So far the Club Championship has seen 31 Club members come out and try their hand at steering up 13 pts: Nick Galliford a hill or around a circuit. This number includes a total 11 pts: Eric Lampard 8 pts: Jordan Rorlach of 3 women. This is great for WRXSA and we 5 pts: David Daly encourage any one else interested to come out and 2 pts: Melissa Hay give it a try. 1 pts: Gareth Scanlen


Collingrove Records Rank Time

Gap

Name

Car

Date

Damien Brand

1997 WRX STI Type R

2015

#1

33.27

#2

33.74

0.47

Damien Hirst

1999 WRX STI

2013

#3

33.89

0.62

Dan Day

2006 WRX STI

2013

#4

33.91

0.64

Jason Bartsch

2006 WRX STI

2015

#5

33.96

0.69

Glen Breugem

2000 WRX

2015

#6

34.52

1.25

Matt Knighton

2000 WRX

2015

#7

34.73

1.46

Andrew Colwell

2005 WRX STI

2015

#8

35.10

1.83

Kye Rees

1998 WRX

2015

#9

35.15

1.88

Russell Badenoch

2009 Forester XT

2015

#10

35.15

1.88

John Schaefer

2000 WRX STI RA

2016

#11

35.16

1.89

Seth Coultas

2000 WRX STI

2015

#12

35.42

2.15

Mark Povey

2000 WRX STI

2015

#13

35.45

2.18

Brendan Moore

2000 WRX Hatch

2014

#14

35.68

2.41

Damien Anderson

2005 WRX

2015

#15

35.71

2.44

Richard Paul

Subaru WRX 1998

2013

#16

35.75

2.48

Remo Silicano

2003 WRX

2015

#17

36.06

2.79

Nigel McGaffin

2008 WRX STI

2015

#18

36.33

3.06

Dylan Butler

2006 WRX

2014

#19

36.47

3.20

Jacob Richards

2003 WRX

2015

#20

36.48

3.21

Jonathon Loader

2006 WRX STI

2016

#21

36.52

3.55

Michael Arnold

2015 WRX STI

2016

#22

36.93

3.66

Tania Langcake

1999 WRX

2015

#23

37.00

3.73

Dylan Thomas

2006 WRX

2015

#24

37.37

4.10

Ben Hersey

WRX

2014

#25

37.54

4.27

Jake Zuppa

2002 WRX STI

2015

#26

37.71

4.44

Spiro Koulianos

2003 WRX STI

2015

#27

37.81

4.54

Mathew Langbrandner 2012 WRX

2015

#28

37.88

4.61

Braeden Davey

2003 WRX STI

2016

#29

38.25

4.98

Thomas Schaefer

2000 WRX

2016

#30

38.37

5.10

Hugh McLauglin

Liberty GT

2014

#31

38.56

5.29

Brad Halliday

2012 WRX

2015

#32

38.63

5.36

Wayne Brauer

1999 WRX

2015

#33

38.68

5.41

Jarrad McGaffin

1998 WRX

2015

#34

38.93

5.66

Zoe Rule

1999 WRX

2015

#25

39.17

5.90

Tim Dobie

Subaru Forester

2014

RACE / RALLY

#1 Damien Brand

#2 Damien Hirst

#4 Jason Bartsch

#5 Glenn Breugem Photos by Brendan Capper

If your lap time is not included or is out-of-date just let me know at sethcoultas@gmail.com


Mallala Lap Records Rank Time

Gap

#1 David Kim

Name

Car

Date

David Kim

1999 WRX

2015

#1

1:17.72

#2

1:17.75

0.03

Jason Bartsch

2006 WRX STI

2016

#3

1:17.88

0.16

Damien Hirst

1999 WRX STI

2014

#4

1:18.39

0.67

John Schafer

2001 STI RA

2016

#5

1:21.33

3.61

Michael Arnold

WRX

2016

#6

1:21.62

3.90

Chris Slee

2001 WRX STI

2012

#7

1:22.26

4.54

Andrew Krieger

1999 WRX

#8

1:22.29

4.57

Matt Knighton

2000 WRX

2016

#9

1:23.08

5.36

Seth Coultas

2000 WRX STI

2013

#10

1:23.27

5.55

Eric Lampard

2014 WRX

2016

#11

1:24.05

6.33

Simon Goodwin

2004 WRX STI

2015

#12

1:24.49

6.77

Jacob Richards

2003 WRX

2016

#13

1:24.68

6.96

Dylan Butler

2001 WRX

2014

#14

1:25.27

7.55

Tania Langcake

1999 WRX

2016

#15

1:26.34

8.62

Shayne Harmsen

2000 WRX

#16

1:27.09

9.37

Daniel Caruna

2007 Liberty GT-STI

2013

#17

1:28.47

10.75 Damien Anderson

2005 WRX

2016

RACE / RALLY

*Current WRXSA Members Only

#2 Jason Bartsch

#3 Damien Hirst Photos by STS Images & Justin Hanney Photography


Willunga Records Rank Time #1 #2

Gap

1:27.91 1:28.34 0.43

Name

Car

Date

Class

Jason Bartsch

2006 Subaru WRX STI

2015

Modified 4WD over 3500cc

Damien Brand

1997 Subaru WRX STI Type R

2015

Race / Rally 4WD up to 3500cc

#3

1:30.81

2.90

Damien Hirst

1999 Subaru WRX STI

2015

Modified 4WD up to 3500cc

#4

1:32.01

4.10

Remo Siciliano

2003 Subaru WRX

2015

Modified 4WD up to 3500cc

#5

1:33.89

5.98

Matt Knighton

2000 Subaru WRX

2015

Modified 4WD up to 3500cc

#6

1:34.75

6.84

Damien Anderson

2005 Subaru WRX

2015

Modified 4WD over 3500cc

#7

1:36.32

8.41

Jacob Richards

2003 Subaru WRX

2015

Modified 4WD up to 3500cc

#8

1:36.59

8.68

Brendan Moore

2000 Subaru WRX

2015

Modified 4WD up to 3500cc

#9

1:37.45

9.54

Nigel McGaffin

2008 Subaru WRX STI

2014

Modified 4WD over 3500cc

#10

1:38.37

10.46 Jarrad McGaffin

1998 Subaru WRX

2014

Standard 4WD

#11

1:39.28

11.37 Seth Coultas

2000 Subaru WRX STI

2014

Modified 4WD up to 3500cc

#12

1:39.90 11.99 Tania Langcake

1999 Subaru WRX

2015

Race / Rally 4WD up to 3500cc

#13

1:40.31 12.40 Richard Paul

1998 Subaru WRX

2015

Race / Rally 4WD up to 3500cc

#14

1:40.55 12.64 Mark Povey

1982 Stanza

2015

Race / Rally 1600-2000cc


Phillip Island Lap Records Rank Time #1

1:44.48

Gap

Name

Car

Date

Damien Brand

1997 WRX STI Type RA 2016

#2

1:47.82

Simon Goodwin

2005 WRX STI

2016

#3

1:48.60

Jason Bartsch

2006 WRX STI

2015

#4

1:50.08

Damien Hirst

1999 WRX STI

2016

#5

1:50.93

Brenton Bailey

1999 WRX STI

2016

#6

1:56.47

David Daly

2005 WRX STI

2016

#7

1:58.37

Jacob Richards

2006 WRX

2016

#8

1:59.26

Dylan Butler

2006 WRX

2015

#9

1:59.71

Nigel McGaffin

2006 WRX STI

2016

#10

2:02.67

Andrew Kemmler

2002 WRX STI

2016

#11

2:04.63

Mather Langbrandner 2012 WRX

2016

#12

2:05.22

Tania Langcake

2000 WRX

2016

#13

2:08.54

Gary Wolstencroft

2002 WRX

2012

#14

2:11.72*

Hugh McLaughlin

Liberty GT

2014

#15

2:12.19

Wayne Brauer

1999 WRX

2016

#16

2:14.07

Zoe Rule

1999 WRX

2015

#17

2:18.05

Spiro Koulianos

2004 WRX STI

2012

#15

2:19.00*

Jarrad McGaffin

1998 WRX

2014

#16

2:20.78*

Paul Bugala

2006 WRX STI

2014

#20

2:38.21

Matthew Cherry

2006 WRX STI

2012

*WET*

WRXSA Dyno Car

Engine POWER!

Pete Lawrence

Subaru WRX

2.0L

240.17kw

Brad Halliday

Subaru WRX

2.5L

203.7kw

Jacob Richards

Subaru WRX

2.0L

201.2kw

Daniel Caruana

Subaru Liberty

2.5L

191.6kw

STS Images (Street / Track / Show)

Nigel McGaffin

Subaru STI

2.5L

177.1kw

McKelvy Reed

Subaru WRX

2.5L

172.6kw

Matt Knighton

Subaru WRX

2.0L

170.0kw

Special thanks to STS Images for the use of their photos. Focusing on the Adelaide car scene as well as various motorsport events all over the state. If you would like to see more great photos like this head over to: https://www.facebook.com/stsimages/ You will not be disappointed!

Daniel McAdam

Subaru WRX

2.0L

139.6kw

Thomas Hams

Subaru Forester 2.5L

126.2kw

James Bills

Subaru SVX

3.3L

109.3kw

Daniel Caruana

Nissan Skyline

2.5L

205.0kw

Nick Galliford

Nissan Skyline

2.5L

193.5kw


Victoria Park Sprint WRXSA Lap Records Rank Time

Gap

Name

Car

Date

Class

#1

52.56

Jason Bartsch

Subaru WRX STI 2006

2015

Race/ Rally

#2

52.66

0.11 Damien Hirst

Subaru WRX STI 1999

2015

Modified

#3

54.88

2.32 David Kim

Subaru WRX

2015

Race / Rally

#4

56.90

4.34 Seth Coultas

Subaru WRX STI 2000

2014

Modified

Legend of the Lakes Records Rank Time

Gap

Name

Car

Date

Class

WRX STI Type R 1997

2015

Race/ Rally

#1

54.79

Damien Brand

#2

56.63

1.84 Jason Bartsch

WRX STI 2006

2015

Race / Rally

#3

61.90

7.11 Mark Povey

Datsun Stanza 1969

2015

Associate

#4

64.85

10.06 Seth Coultas

WRX STI 2000

2009

Standard 4WD

#5

65.04

10.25 Tania Langcake

WRX 1999

2015

Race / Rally


Mount Alma Mile Records Rank Time

Gap

Name

Car

Date

Class

Damien Brand

1997 Subaru WRX STI Type R

2016

Race / Rally

#1

44.92

#2

45.29

0.37

Damien Hirst

1999 Subaru WRX STI

2016

Modified

#3

45.36

0.44

Tasman Orme

1999 Subaru WRX STI Type R

2016

Modified

#4

47.37

2.45

Jason Bartsch

2006 Subaru WRX STI

2016

Modified

#7

48.32

3.40

Brendan Moore

2000 Subaru WRX Hatch

2016

Modified

#8

49.17

4.25

Richard Paul

1998 Subaru WRX

2016

Race / Rally

#9

50.07

5.15

Tania Langcake

1999 Subaru WRX

2016

Race / Rally

#10

50.38

5.46

Jacob Richards

2003 Subaru WRX

2016

Modified

#11

50.66

5.74

Ben Wilden

2000 Subaru WRX Hatch

2016

Modified

#12

50.99

6.07

John Schaefer

2000 Subaru WRX STI RA

2016

Race / Rally

#13

51.61

6.69

Dylan Thomas

2006 Subaru WRX

2016

Modified


SUPER GT Round 6 Suzuka The SUBARU BRZ GT300 achieves its first victory of the year The ‘45th International Suzuka 1000km’ took place on Sunday 28, August at Suzuka Circuit in Mie, Japan. The SUBARU BRZ GT300, driven by Takuto Iguchi and Hideki Yamauchi, started from 4th on the grid before winning the race in the GT300 class. Following back-to-back third place podium finishes in Round 4 at Sportsland SUGO in Miyagi and Round 5 in Fuji Speedway in Shizuka, the team finally celebrated their first victory of the season in a jubilant mood.

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“CLASSIC”


Celebrating Over 15 years of Rex Driver! Winter 2001

Look Who’s Torqueing

This will be the last column from myself as Club President for the time being. Our Club Constitution limits a person to just three consecutive terms as President, and at this years AGM in the start of September my time is up. It is perhaps good timing as towards the end of August my employer, Mitsubishi Motors, is sending me to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates as the Regional Export Manager for the Middle East market. Certainly my involvement with the Club from ‘Day Zero’ until today has been very rewarding. I have me many good people (and a few baddies!!), made some excellent friends, and learnt a lot about cars, yes Subaru’s and others. The secret is to remember that you only get out from the club what you put in. Always offer others friendship, ideas, help, support and encouragement. If you do this you will get everything in return. The other great benefit that has come from my involvement is the numerous opportunities I have had to improve my driving skills. You never know where your limit is until you exceed it. Do it at a controlled training venue with wide run off areas and you will increase your knowledge and experience, while improving your skills. Do it on public roads, and you could well destroy your car, and worst of all, you could injure yourself and others. I would strongly recommend that you take every chance possible to participate in Driver Training Days and Track Days as you will become a safer driver, and yes they are also great FUN!

Sean Jenner


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Upcoming Events Don’t forget to mark these dates in your calendar, and check the club website for the full details: www.wrxsa.com

WRXSA Club Meetings Every 2nd Tuesday of the month Astor Hotel 437 Pultney Street Everyone is encouraged to come along to our monthly club meetings and catch up with your fellow club members. We kick things off with dinner at 6pm followed by the meeting at 7pm, usually finishing up around 8:30. Upcoming Dates: 11th October 8th November 13th December 10th January 14th February 14th March

The Club Committee are keen to know what kind of events you would like the club to organise. More cruises at different times, more casual social events or something else?

S&J Automotive Club Championship The Club Championship is still undecided, who will take home a trophy? Round 11: October 22nd – Twilight Time Attack @ Mallala Round 10 (rescheduled): November 6-7th – Legend of the Lakes Round 12: November 27th – Willunga Hillclimb

Jump online and visit the Forum and Facebook page to let us know what interests you and to keep up-to-date with all the latest events.


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Rex Driver #65 Winter 2016  

WRXSA's official club magazine, designed and produced by Seth Coultas (and other club members). For more info, or to join the club visit wrx...

Rex Driver #65 Winter 2016  

WRXSA's official club magazine, designed and produced by Seth Coultas (and other club members). For more info, or to join the club visit wrx...