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Official Magazine of the Impreza WRX Owners Club of South Australia Inc. Autumn 2017

Contents CLUB RACING

SOCIAL & NEWS

16 S&J Club Championship Round 1: Collingrove & The Importance of Data.

10 Member Profile: Adam Hobbs

17 members jumped eagerly back into the Club Championship. Read about how the fastest Member Time was achieved with a little bit of data analysis!

12 Member Profile: Mitchell Brain 24 2017 WRX STI Test Drive 36 WRX vs. EVO Slow Life Meet

18 CAMS Club Challenge: Collingrove

38 Movie Night: Fast & Furious 8

20 S&J Club Championship Rnd 2: Mount Alma

40 Interstate Update: NSW

46 Collingrove Record Times

42 Interstate Update: VIC

47 Mallala Lap Records

MOTORSPORTS

48 Willunga Record Times

32 RAA Southern Rally

49 Phillip Island Lap Records 49 WRXSA Dyno Records 50 Victoria Park Sprint Lap Times 50 Legend of the Lakes Records 51 Mount Alma Mile Records

Front cover: Neil & Andrea Gehan descending the mineshaft at the RAA Southern Rally. Photo by Frank Kutsche


REGULARS 3

Club Info Page

6

Look Who’s Torqueing (Club President Report)

7

Behind The Wheel Editorial

9

New Members Welcome

44 2017 S&J Club Championship 52 Classic Rex Driver: Autumn 2002 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 : Jason Bartsch Adam Hobbs Mitchell Brain Gordon Christie Jarreth Rowley Damien Hirst Graham Adam Mike Mitchell Adam Fish Tania Langcake Zoe Rule Brendan Capper Frank & Jordan Kutsche "Sticks & Stones" Megan Jane “Yaruki Road “ Rapture Media Justin Hanney Photography STS Images

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LOOK WHO’S TOURQUING Jason Bartsch Welcome to Rex Driver Autumn edition. There will be plenty of Subaru action in this magazine to warm up those early winter chills. Once again it's a pleasure to report how well the club is currently doing. Our current membership numbers are constantly increasing. Our attendee numbers to social events are strong and I've never seen so many members competing in motorsport. It's a great time to be a part of this club. I want to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of our committee members. I want the members to know just how much effort the committee goes to in order to keep the club running and improving. All volunteers, all dedicated and all have the clubs best interests at heart. Without their efforts our club wouldn't be anywhere near as successful as it currently is.

There is always a constant flow of new ideas to make the club more enjoyable for our members. Due to these efforts we are able to offer new merchandise, family friendly social events, tech nights, club cruises and even putting on our very own club motorsport events. Nominations for club committee roles will be opening soon. If you feel you might be a valuable asset to the club then I encourage you to put your hand up. Keep an eye on the forum for further details. If you want to see first hand what it's all about or have an idea to pitch. All members are welcome at our committee meetings. Held every second Tuesday of each month at the Astor hotel from 7pm. Jason Bartsch


Having invested a reasonable amount in my car over the last couple of years I have decided that it is high time that I start investing more in myself, and my own skillset. In an effort to improve my driving, I made a commitment to do more reading and research to better understand the theory of racing and in doing so I have discovered that there is far more to learn than just finding the best racing line! I picture this process like adding tools to my mental tool box while I am off the track, and to this end I have been seeking out new sources of knowledge through books, websites and podcasts. The final goal is to understand the many factors that separate the good drivers from the great; and understanding what makes great drivers exceptional.

Editorial

My first example is my article for Round 1 of the Club Championship at Collingrove. Here I try to explain how effective some very basic note taking and data analysis helped me to achieve a new PB! We also have an exciting addition to the magazine in the form of Interstate Updates where we can all see what the other Subaru Clubs around the country have been up to. I am hoping this will be a regular feature that will help bring all the States together!

Of course we have heaps of other great local news and articles including two new member profiles and I fully appreciate that this will be a long process but I Frank’s wrap up of the RAA Southern Rally where am relishing the challenge and will be excited to WRX’s took the win and 4 of the top 5 places! share what I learn with my fellow club members. Catch you later! Seth Coultas

What I am reading: Ultimate Speed Secrets: The complete guide to high-performance and race driving by Ross Bentley.


Welcome New Club Members! We have seen an amazing influx of new members this year; everyone please introduce yourself and make our newest members feel welcome at future events. We hope you will all enjoy your time in the club!

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Alex Fisher Jamie Murada Nigel Joyce John Rendina Richard Thomas Brenton Taylor Damien Mizow Spilios Zogopoulos Samantha Baker Matthew Reseigh Robert Willshire Paul Johnson

Welcome aboard everyone we look forward to meeting you soon!


Member Profile:

Adam Hobbs I've always been a bit of a petrol head. I spent a lot of time on motorbikes as a child and got a good taste for speed. Eventually I was old enough to get my car license and my parents helped me buy my first car. A 1970 VG Valiant with a 245 6 cylinder in it. Olive green with a cream vinyl roof. Dad thought it was wise to put as much metal around me a possible. In the end that car sat so low that I couldn't drive over a coke can lying on its side, had extractors and a twin system on it and was loud enough that the neighbours complained when I went to work at 7am in the morning and looked resplendent sitting on super shiny Magnum jelly bean mags. Eventually when I got the car exactly as I want it I put in dead straight into a stobie pole about 500m from home. Soon after I moved onto a hand me down from my younger brother in a bright red 1976 Toyota Celica. This too got the treatment. Big loud exhaust and fat tyres and even a respray. Made a great pizza delivery car and could do mad hand brake turns... Eventually this succumbed to a warped head which killed it. Years later my parents bought a 1997 RX Impreza and after driving it a few times I was hooked. I thought it was fantastic, especially compared to the crappy Toyota Camry I was driving at the time. Eventually my parents sold it to my brother and a few years later he sold it to me. Once it was mine I finally felt at home. This car stayed stock performance wise but ended up with a window shaking sound system. I put about 100,000kms on this car and loved every second of it. One day a few years ago I happened to be looking through Carsales when I finally realised that GC8 WRXs could be had for as little as $8000. A few months later I'd found the one for me and was the proud owner of a nice 1999 WRX in good nick. The previous owner had upgraded the intercooler to a massive hyperflow unit, had a full MRT exhaust system fitted along with some DBA rotors, 2002 WRX 17 inch rims and rear Whiteline sway bar. On top of this S&J had worked their EcuTek magic and had coaxed about 157kw out of it. Since then I've replaced the front seats with some 2002 STI seats as the original ones were a touch small for me. I also came across a good deal on some 2nd hand coilovers at the same time as my original struts needed replacing so I've had them fitted.


After enjoying the car for a while with hills boosts I began to drive the car less and less as the police began major defect and speeding crackdowns across the city and through the hills. Around this time I also got a Labrador puppy. He embarked on a weight saving exercise removing parts of all my skirts and front bumper. After this I lost a little love for the car (and maybe the puppy). Late last year at a family function my brother suggested that I really should look at using the car in the way god intended. After thinking about it for a while a plan formulated and at Christmas time, Santa had put a fire extinguisher and a set of CAMS stickers in my stocking. Before I knew it I was signed up for a WRXSA membership and had entered Collingrove and Mt Alma. My first weekend at Collingrove was a blast and a steadily improved my times, helped along greatly by upgrading my 6 year old Pirelli P7s to some nice sticky Hankook RS-3s. Initially I was quite intimidated by Mt Alma having seen a bunch of YouTube videos of cars coming off the road and rolling. But once I actually got there and ran the track I had a ball. I found that my WRXs balance of power and handling was just right so that i barely had any issues with grip even in the wet and could just concentrate on steering my lines and trying to find the guts to brake later and later for the corners and the chicane. Again my times steadily improved over the whole weekend. I'm now very glad I have decided to get out and use my WRX as it was intended to be used. Motorsport at the level WRXSA involves itself in is fantastic fun and very attainable for just about anyone. I'm enjoying competing in the club championship and now looking forward to trying Mallala and more importantly Old Willunga hill later this year and The Bend next year!


Member Profile:

Mitchell Brain

Hi I'm Mitchell, I was never really into cars as a kid as no one in the family had any interest in them, except for an uncle that drags funny cars in Tasmania. When I got my P's I was given an old ('82?) Suzuki Swift as an 18th birthday present but this little beast had so many issues it didn't last long and I eventually decided to scrap it after letting it sit out the front of my dads house unable to move for a long time.

Unfortunately though the turbo was just too enticing and after racking up a few speeding fines over the first 8 months, I lost my licence for 3 months. Since getting it back I've been a lot more responsible with my driving habits but I still like to have a little fun in it. I frequently took it out for drives around the hills, even down to Victor Harbor and a few trips up the Riverland. Since I've owned it I've done a few minor mods to it. They include a 3" turbo back exhaust After a while I bought my first car, a 2001 Subaru system, process west top mount, silicone inlet hose, Liberty GX. While it wasn't the most luxurious or pitch stop mount, short shifter, boost gauge, front powerful car I could get it did make me fall in love strut brace and upgraded rear sway bar and end links with Subaru. I couldn't get over how well it handled all to go with a stage 3 Ecutek tune, all done at S&J. I and the ride was just so smooth and it was still fun to powdercoated my strut brace and 2 sets of rims drive. Over a few years I had that liberty and then an myself to give it that personal touch. 02 Impreza RS written off due to other careless drivers, one being a detective in an unmarked police I joined WRXSA in October last year but as yet haven't car! As devastated as I was when the Impreza was been involved with the club due to various personal declared a write off, it was kind of like a blessing in reasons along with a couple surgeries. I have wanted disguise as it allowed me to get my current car, which to get involved in some motorsport events for some I've now owned for 2.5 years. time now, just for the fun and excitement of it as my Going from 2 NA's to a Hawkeye WRX was the best rex is my daily driver as well. As all good parents do, thing I could have done, immediately brought a my mother who knew how much I loved to drive and massive smile to my face and I couldn't get out and go fast, encouraged me to look into car clubs and get drive it enough. some more info on motorsport events (probably just so I could get my kicks legally and not get any more speeding fines). Through Facebook I found WRXSA and decided to see what it was all about.


After recently replacing my suspension and brakes all round and putting new rims and tyres on it I decided to look into some events. Round 4 of the S&J club championship will be my first event, I've never been to one before so I don't know what to expect but I'm keen nonetheless. I think due to me recently buying a house and getting my motorbike licence next week and then getting a motorbike, any more upgrades to the rex will be on hold for a while but I will still try and get to some events in the future. I'm looking forward to improving my driving skills, knowledge of Subaru's, taking my car out on the track and meeting like minded people in the process.


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The Importance of Data. Club Championship Round 1: Collingrove By Seth Coultas

Weather conditions were perfect for the first round For my first run (36.72) I noted: of the S&J Automotive Club Championship; and it saw Tyre Pressures 38psi front & 37psi rear PB’s tumble! A strong field of 17 members saw us Sector 1 = 7.04sec : 4k launch Sector 2 = 13.77sec : Bad grip, sliding through making our presence known at Collingrove with all but 3 members setting new personal records. the right handers. Sector 3 = 15.91sec : Bogged down at the right The event also saw me try something new that I have hander, lost time while boost builds again. been meaning to commit to for a while; data General Comments: Grip Lacking under power acquisition and analysis. For my second run (36.27) I noted that: Data analysis can be a very complicated and daunting Tyre Pressures 38psi front & 36psi rear topic to look into; just with your phone and an app Sector 1 = 7.26sec : 4k launch like Race Chrono or Harrys Lap timer you can have a Sector 2 = 13.62sec : Better grip, need to brake boggling amount of detail at your fingertips. But I later at the first right hander. have come to the realisation that if I want to improve Sector 3 = 15.39sec : Held second over the line. this is a critical tool. For my third run I achieved a new PB of 34.99, I figured that a good starting point would be significantly quicker than the first two: Collingrove, I wanted to keep things simple so I Tyre Pressures unchanged started the day with two goals in mind: Sector 1 = 6.73sec : 5-6k launch 1. After each run note down the split times and Sector 2 = 13.51sec : Still grip at the first right review how the time for each sector compared hander, brake later! to previous runs. Sector 3 = 14.75sec : Stayed in 2nd through the 2. Alongside the time for each sector write down right hander, kept left at the right hander, and some commentary; what line I took through right at the last left hander. each corner, where did I brake or change gear, how did the car feel? These comments can help to identify what works and what doesn’t.


Just the act of writing these notes was enough for them to stick in my mind better the next time I tackled the course. Considering I love data and spreadsheets (it is what I work with all day at work); I am surprised that I have never thought to do this before!

OUTRIGHT TIMES

S. Coultas

34.99

J. Rohrlach

35.00

D. Daly

35.03

After lunch I got slack and stopped making notes, and guess what; I was unable to match that PB time in the afternoon.

D. Pearce

35.31

R. Badenoch

35.33

J. Richards

35.33

I have found that a big challenge with events like Collingrove is that if I have not been there recently I spend half the day relearning the course and reminding myself what works and what doesn’t. That doesn’t leave many runs to try and improve! My hope is that with written notes this process can be shortened and I will be back up to speed quicker!

D. Wu

35.34

T. Langcake

35.84

D. Hirst

35.99

J. Loader

36.18

G. Christie

36.26

J. Perkins

36.66

T. Carruthers

36.90

A. Hobbs

36.94

A. Sailsbury

37.06

J. Sears

37.11

Z. Ozlins

37.59

This worked well when I returned to Collingrove for Round 4 of the Club Championship. By Run 4 I had beaten my PB again and on Run 5 I got it down to 34.82 seconds. Looking at the split times it was clear that this was thanks to a very quick run through the esses. With a cleaner first and second section there is still plenty of room to bring this down further; next time!


WRXSA was lucky enough to field two teams in the CAMS Club Challenge held at Collingrove on Saturday the 27th of May. Strong teamwork resulted in a 3rd place result which came with an $800 cheque for the club! The fastest outright time on the day was achieved by Matt Knighton in his GC8 WRX, smashing his PB with a time of 34.2 seconds Thank you CAMS for putting on such a great event!

Photo by Gordon Christie


Photo by Jarreth Rowley


Club Championship Round 2: Mount Alma Mile By Jason Bartsch

After 9 months of no motorsport I finally got back in the drivers seat at the 2017 Mount Alma Mile. I was nervous, excited and really happy to be back. Driven motorsport, Eastwood engines and S and J had put in a massive effort to get the Goose ready for this event. Sporting a freshly rebuilt engine and a few other new additions. Including a front mount intercooler and surge tank. My only goal for the weekend was to be able to drive home at the end of competition. I did achieve this but only just. On Run 2 Sunday an exhaust header pipe cracked. Forcing me to retire from the event. A quick patch job with a redbull can and some hose clamps allowed me to limp home. Conditions were near perfect on day 1 which allowed me to put down some good times. It had been a very long time since I had driven Goose in competition and i was a little rusty. Day two started off wet. I wasn't sure how the Nankang semi slicks would go. To my surprise they gripped up great in the slippery conditions.

As usual the best part of the weekend was the overnight stay in the pit paddock. Camping with a couple beers and good mates from the club is truly the most memorable moment of the whole event. Jason Bartsch


Mount Alma Mile 2017 Club Members Fastest Time Class Finish Position

Outright Finish Position (Cumulative)

Speed Trap

D. Pearce

47.15

1st (4WD Mod -3500)

18th

148.14km/h

C. McGaffin

47.18

4th (4WD RR -4000)

50th

135.33km/h

K. Ferguson

47.21

DNF

DNF

154.5km/h

D. Hirst

47.88

5th (4WD RRD -3500)

24th

141.17km/h

J. Rohrlach

48.12

3rd (4WD Mod 3500+)

29th

135.08km/h

J. Richards

48.13

4th (4WD Mod -3500)

31st

132.11km/h

D. Daly

48.33

DNF

DNF

140.35km/h

R. Siciliano

48.35

5th (4WD Mod -3500)

33rd

146.04km/h

J. Bartsch

48.53

DNF

DNF

132.59km/h

T. Carruthers

49.03

3rd (4WD RR -4000)

42nd

136.62km/h

D. Butler

49.31

2nd (4WD RR -4000)

38th

133.33km/h

J. Perkins

49.40

DNF

DNF

133.08km/h

A. Hobbs

50.14

6th (4WD Mod -3500)

47nd

124.78km/h

K. Rielly

50.37

7th (4WD Mod -3500)

48th

138.46km/h

T. Langcake

50.64

9th (4WD RRD -3500)

52nd

138.72km/h

A. Salisbury

52.16

1st (4WD RR 4000+)

57nd

129.72km/h

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2017 WRX STI Test Drive By Seth Coultas


If you are looking for an unbiased review of the current STI then sorry, you have come to the wrong place (come on ,you are reading a WRX Club magazine!). My bias for Subaru is obvious from how much time I spend on putting together this magazine to how much I have spent on improving and maintaining my “Classic” STI! That being said; I’ll try not to turn this into too much of a love letter.

As it turns out, this gave me the perfect opportunity to test it in a variety of conditions, ranging from perfect sunshine and driving rain; family runabout to solo hills run.

The first thing I did was fit the child seat in the back for my daughter Eva so she could join me for the trip home. Surprisingly the mounting point was very easily accessible with plenty of room to clip the mount into; I was recently given the opportunity to take a anyone with kids will appreciate this little detail! The Premium STI for an extended test drive by one of our ride home was very sedate being a busy Saturday afternoon in Adelaide and it gave me a good chance WRXSA club members Kurtis Shillabeer from Eblens Subaru in Glenelg; for which I am extremely grateful! to get the feel for stop / start city driving. After a I picked the car up on Saturday afternoon and didn’t couple of minutes I had adjusted to the new clutch have to bring it back till Monday; which coincidently I feel and was pulling away from the lights smoothly and with a little bit or aggression. had arranged to be a day off from work!


This is a comfortable car with all the modern features that people have come to expect in a new car and some extras that I didn’t even realise were available! In no time at all Eva was streaming the Moana Soundtrack from YouTube on my phone through the sound system on full blast; she loved it! And unlike when we are in my car she didn’t complain that the ride was too bumpy!

The upper central display can show you the view from the passenger side mirror. No more gutter rash!

After a quick dinner out darkness had fallen and I went for a quick run up Montacute Road and back, visibility was excellent, very important if you like going out after dark! On that topic I found the driver visibility very good with the A pillar being very unobtrusive as was the big rear wing. Saturday was a trip out to the big rocking horse in Gumeracha; which means Gorge Road run! There was plenty of traffic out as it was a beautiful day with hardly a cloud in the sky; before I knew it Eva had fallen asleep in the back; testament to the fact that the car is smooth and quiet when not driven in anger, even on winding roads. Either that or I just drive far too slow! Regardless, it gave me a chance to deviate off Gorge Road, explore and become more familiar with the feel of the car. Even at a steady pace I found that on sweeping corners the auto setting on the DCCD was a little offputting. Being used to my old STI, the electronic adjustments to the torque ratio felt a little weird; switching it to sharper handing “Auto (-)” mode (torque bias to the rear) felt a lot more natural so when you are on a nice road with good traction I would strongly recommend that setting! There is also a manual setting that gives you the option set the front / rear bias, but I didn’t get much of a chance to play with that. Similarly I did not play around with the traction control settings either.

The silver switch on the centre console allows you to adjust the Driver Control Centre Differential (DCCD) while the dial switches between the Intelligent Drive settings. Intelligent (I) mode is for everyday driving and opens the throttle more gradually to increase fuel efficiency. Sport (S) mode allows the throttle to open a bit more quickly, providing more responsive acceleration; Finally the Sport Sharp (S#) mode unlocks the full potential and doesn’t limit throttle response at all.


Heading back down Gorge Road after lunch we had all the windows down, the sunroof wide open; and this time playing the ‘Sing’ soundtrack at high volume; quality family moment! We did get a few clear sections of road and I found that by this stage I had become very accustomed to the steering and throttle response and it was starting to feel like I was beginning to understand the personality of the car.

As I mentioned earlier I had taken the Monday off work, so once the kids were dropped off at daycare I was free to spend the morning taking photos and going for one last drive through the hills before I had to return the car at lunch time. While setting up the

shot to show a side by side comparison of my car and the 2017 model, I was reminded just how raw driving the 2000 STI had become. To be fair it was a lot more comfortable and easy to drive before the new engine went in, the coilovers were installed and it was Tuned to E85; it is now more ‘race car’ than family car that’s for sure! With the old STI now delivering almost 240kW at the wheels the 2017 car did feel a little bit lacking in direct comparison, but only at the top end; up to 4,000-5,000 RPM the new STI felt far more responsive than what I was used to.


Monday was the day for wet weather testing, the rain and drizzle had arrived overnight so once I had finished with photos I set off, up Gorge Road again to the Reservoir, then back down to Corkscrew road. I decided that now would be a good time to experiment with the SI Drive settings; this adjusts throttle response; Sports Sharp was my go to on Sunday when the weather was perfect but was a little unruly coming out of corners on the wet Monday morning. Switching it down to Sport Mode for these conditions made pulling up a wet Corkscrew Road a lot more predictable. I also found that switching the DCCD setting back to “Auto (+)” had a positive impact on the feel through the sharper corners.

All too soon it was time to head back down into the city where I found the cruise controls very helpful and easy to access. I’m not sure about you but coming straight of a good hills run, even a wet one, I struggle with how slow 60km/h feels through town. Before long I was back at Glenelg dropping the car off at Eblens. It was not easy saying goodbye to the car, over just a couple of days I had become very comfortable with it, and had built a relationship that I could see continuing for much longer. Is a new car on the cards? …maybe? But if it was I think my first instinct would be to ask for the same demo car I borrowed, because that is what a Subaru does, and so many other cars don’t do; it builds a relationship with you. This is why I could not bear to part with my classic, and why I think I need a much bigger garage! So long STI 017, until we meet again…? Seth Coultas

The steering wheel is very comfortable and the design provides clear visibility of the main dash display.


2017WRX STI PREMIUM The Specs. & Features. PERFORMANCE 2.5-litre turbo charged horizontally opposed Boxer engine 6 Speed manual transmission Maximum power output: 221kW@6000rpm Maximum torque: 407Nm@4000rpm Acceleration 0—100km/h = 5.2 seconds Subaru Intelligent Drive (SI-Drive) Multi-mode Driver’s Control Centre Differential (DCCD) Minimum turning circle = 11m Brakes: 4pot Brembo in the front and 2pot Brembo rear INTERIOR Dual zone climate control Sports bucket seats (leather trim & heated) D-shaped leather steering wheel Smart key with push-start ignition 8-way power seat with dual memory for driver 60/40 split folding rear seats Auto-dimming rear view mirror EXTERIOR 18” BBS alloy wheels (18x8.5) 245/40 R18 97W Dunlop SP Sport Maxx RT tyres Rear spoiler Sports body kit Rain sensing wipers Power folding & heated door mirrors Electric sunroof ENTERTAINMENT Integrated infotainment system with 7” touchscreen Satellite navigation Side view monitor Blind spot monitor Lane change assist Rear cross traffic alert High beam assist 8 Harman kardon speakers, subwoofer and amplifier Rear view reverse camera Bluetooth AUX and 2 x USB connections SAFETY & RELIABILITY 7 SRS airbags 5 star ANCAP safety rating 3 Year / Unlimited km Warranty 3 Year / 75,000 km capped price servicing 12 Months road side assistance MEASUREMENTS Kerb Weight = 1545kg Length = 4595mm Width = 1795mm Height = 1475mm Wheel Base = 2650


WRX vs. EVO

Slow Life Meet

By Megan Jane A common interest has the potential to bring people together and that is why socialorientated car clubs such as WRXSA work so well for all ages and backgrounds. It’s comforting to belong somewhere; to feel understood. When you are a part of a car club, there is no judgement or criticism of what type of car you drive and more importantly, you are supported with mechanical issues, modification choices and motorsport accomplishments. This sense of community is what makes club membership such a rewarding choice. Your preference of club is quite often a reflection of not only your enthusiasm for cars but also your chosen car. You can arrive at an event with your car club and it’s a united front, representing strength, passion and community. So what happens when two opposing clubs are brought together? Oh, it’s a beautiful thing! The ongoing rivalry between WRX / STI and Evolution owners is quite often the subject of friendly banter. This seemed like the perfect motivation to get them in the same place at once. Each car offers their own unique traits; the reasons why their owner prefers it over the other and no one will dispute that Subaru and Mitsubishi have both created a fun and capable all-wheel-drive platform. Within their monthly “Saturday Sessions”, Slow Life had been showcasing different themes and March 18th saw the WRX versus Evo display come to life. WRXSA were asked to present fifteen of their members for the display and the Mitsubishi GSR Evo Club (MGEC) were asked to produce the same. Some may assume that there is animosity between the two clubs or that there is general dislike for the “other side” but there truly isn’t. On this particular Saturday night, car enthusiasts came together to display their pride and joy for the benefit of their respective club.


It was a fantastic opportunity for both clubs to promote themselves to the local car scene, raising awareness for CAMS affiliation as well as the social aspects of a car club. Slow Life are known for getting hundreds of people at their monthly meet and this event was no different. The exposure for WRXSA and MGEC allowed them to share their cars with the community as well pitch to potential new members. With a laneway of car parks to fill at Ikea, WRXSA and MGEC rolled in to face their contrasting rival on either side of the row. Organised from earliest model to latest, every one of these cars, whether they are built for motorsport or to enjoy on the streets, have an owner that has made their car distinctive in one way or another. Both clubs had succeeded in sourcing the respective 90’s-born rally icon, through to a modern day Japanese performance car of present day. The SJ1000 STI and the Couriers Please Evo were the icing on the cake to this spectacle, with each car facing the other at either end of the laneway. Both cars looked like cats amongst pigeons, aggressively stanced, just begging to be let off their leash. The cars showcased a serious and professional side to what the STI and Evo are capable of. Interested crowds surrounded the race cars, which are equally impressive builds in their own right. While drivers Dan Day and Daniel “Twitch” Smith were happy to engage with everyone, answering questions and discussing motorsport. A significant amount of people made the effort to get their car out to this event and the sense of community was something to be admired. Members of both clubs merged to chat, with some only meeting each other for the first time. This was also the first opportunity for some members to see the strength in numbers that each club can provide, igniting that fire to belong. Hopefully we will be seeing another WRXSA / MGEC social collaboration soon and I know that many of us are counting down for the CAMS Challenge on 27 May! May the best team win! By Megan Jane Photos by Rapture Media


Fast & Furious 8—Fate of the Furious WRXSA Cinema Night Out By Damien Hirst

Twenty members came out for this premiere night of Fate of the Furious 8. Thanks for all that came out for this top night considering we had Easter Friday and Motorsport events on. This is the 8th instalment of the movie keeping the original actors again but minus Paul Walker unfortunately. We all know the Fast Furious saga gets a little further from the original each time but never-the-less it still gives that pumped feeling in us to go see it. What better way to see this than to go Gold Seats at West Lakes. We gathered early at Reading Cinema for group mingle and social drinks. Gold Seating allows alcohol and finer food which was very tasty. WRXSA had taken over the comfortable lounge area, Fast and Furious style with Coronas doing the rounds. Time moved on too quick and we were showed to our cinema seating after having arranged our ‘In Movie’ food and drinks. There was plenty of room among the comfortable recliners which lets me kick off my shoes and make myself at home. I have to shout out to the staff at the Gold Lounge for their friendly service and great help organising our club on bookings, and at a good price too.


The movie started off in a traditional F&F way with street racing in Cuba with 1950’s Chevrolets. Some interesting coke can tips helped ‘Dom Toretto’ win once again, in an unreal way. The story followed on from F&F7 but added a sophisticated team stealing a nuclear bomb for god knows what and Toretto was threaten to help do the steal to save family.

body kit. Yes two Subaru’s featured but as usual not enough shown on these beaut cars. Overall there were plenty of vehicles of all makes! The actors were 90% in cars for the length of time, throw in all new action of impossible car stunts, we have another Fast and Furious Film at full pace!

I give it 4 out of 5 stars for new action and original story lines compared to other movies and fact that Dodge was once again the main muscled up car for Toretto as with a number of other Dodge Challengers Fast and Furious is keeping the end open once again. in the film. The movie had a huge warehouse of cars included Lamborghinis, Astons, Bentleys, BMWs. But The Fate of the Furious. Or is it? the best related cars for us was the Blue Subaru BRZ, sporting flares and huge white rims and the White Damien Hirst Subaru ’15 also with flares, huge wing and revised


Interstate Update: NSW Impreza WRX Club With so much WRX action happening all around Australia lets take a look at what NSW has been up to!

By Graham Adam & Mike Mitchell. Photos by Adam Fish (Rnd.5)

Impreza WRX Club Motorkhana - Round 3 Well round 3 of the Impreza WRX Club Motorkhana Championship has bee run and won with another bumper field of 40 entrants.

Driver’s briefing starts pretty much on time and there was a frank assessment of the ability to run the day – if we don’t get more volunteer timekeepers we can’t keep going after lunch. Thankfully some of our drivers I arrive nice and early to find I am not first so there volunteered to share the duty after lunch and will be help available in case it is needed. Mark W Brendan, Michael, Wayne & Janice were able to help volunteers and is set the task of Administration/Sign- out and share the duties and in the end the day ran in. Not hard if everyone remembers to have their without any dramas. CAMS license, their entry form and their Club Membership cards handy. Too many don’t so a few 40 entrants meant a turn-around time of ~ 1 ½ hours technical issues to resolve including signing up for each pair of tests so we split into 3 groups so each members and re-applying for licenses so that group had ½ hour “on” and an hour “off”. It was the everyone is covered by CAMS Declarations for the perfect opportunity to relax, socialise, chew the fat, day. sleep, go to get food or go watch the bike action on the main circuit between runs. I hope people were Morgan helps with setting up the cones for the first able to take advantage and do a few of these things. courses and Wayne and Michael go about It is as good a chance as ever to not have to do scrutineering the field with no fuss. Cassie steps up to anything as you will ever get. volunteer as timekeeper so we (just) have enough volunteers to start the day.


For the competition, the navigation was set to be relatively easy but there were still challenges to be met. Know left from right. Which garage do I start and finish in? How do I turn this rear wheel drive monster around this tiny course? What’s the point of 6.3litres? Most people got each course right at least once so that is encouraging. Quite a few took passengers throughout, which always adds to the enjoyment of the day.

untimed practice on “mothballs” side by side. This is a good finish to the day that allows people a chance to practice without timing to hone technique, or practice against another person shootout style. Bragging rights were up for grabs!!

It was also pleasing to see an influx of juniors form both inside and outside of the Club. This is to be encouraged as we promote more and more the training of responsible behaviour behind the wheel. It wasn’t hard to single out the ones who would be at We have seen some cracker juniors come through in the pointy end of the scoring. Adrian, Morgan, Sasha the Club’s 19 years history and will see some more all pushing each other, but then some quiet achievers soon enough. Young Lachlan was a revelation by the coming through and surprising the onlookers such as end of the day. First competition event, first time in a Stuart, Mark and Rafal. hot GC8 and some real skill on show in the free time session. With the drivers' assistance we kept things to time in the afternoon and finished with enough time for Graham Adam


The Victorian Impreza WRX Club has been hard at work organizing SubiNats17; but have still somehow had time to run a Show & Shine in the heart of Melbourne at Federation Square, Club Sprint at Sandown and a killer club display at the Melbourne F1. Well done to our Victorian brothers & sisters, we look forward to meeting you again in July Idin Ahangar, ready to contest the Top Torque Performance Open Class


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Round 1 Collingrove Hillclimb

Round 3 Collingrove Hillclimb

March 19th The first round kicked of with beautiful weather at Collingrove that saw many PB’s tumble. Outright Points Placings: 34 pts D. Daly - Round 1 Winner! 32 pts J. Rohrlach 32 pts D. Pearce 31 pts D. Wu 27 pts T. Langcake 25 pts S. Coultas 23 pts J. Sears 19 pts A. Hobbs 19 pts T. Carruthers 19 pts R. Badenoch 19 pts J. Richards 18 pts J. Perkins 17 pts G. Christie 17 pts J. Loader 14 pts D. Hirst 14 pts Z. Ozolins 10 pts A. Sailsbury

April 30th Record numbers of members (23) attended Collingrove for Round 3 of the Club Championship resulting in big points available. Outright Points Placings: 44 pts T. Curruthers - Round 3 Winner! 40 pts J. Zuppa 38 pts J. Richards 37 pts M. Knighton 34 pts A. Hobbs 34 pts J. Sears 34 pts J. Rohrlach 33 pts D. McGinn 32 pts J. Muranda 32 pts G. Christie 32 pts J. Bartsch 30 pts D. Pearce 29 pts C. Langcake 28 pts D. Hirst 27 pts P. Jacques 24 pts M. Jacques 24 pts W. McIntyre 23 pts J. Perkins 22 pts T. Langcake 17 pts D. Daly 13 pts G. Scanlen 11 pts D. Andersen 7 pts Zoe Rule

Round 2 Mount Alma Mile Hillclimb April 1st & 2nd The Mount Alma continues to be popular with 16 member entrants this year. Outright Points Placings: 30 pts J. Richards - Round 2 Winner! 30 pts K. Ferguson 27 pts J Rohrlach 27 pts D. Pearce 26 pts D. Butler 24 pts T. Carruthers 23 pts D. Daly 22 pts A. Hobbs 22 pts C. McGaffin 19 pts D. Hirst 17 pts K. Rielly 15 pts J. Perkins 15 pts J. Bartsch 13 pts R. Sicilano 11 pts T. Langcake 11 pts A. Sailsbury

Round 3 was my return to Collingrove after a year being out of the ring. This time I was in my new daily a 2000 EK Civic with a Fujiwara tofu shop theme. It's an awesome little car and steers like a little gokart! Starting of the day with a mid 46. I worked my way down to a 44.71 ! Not a bad effort but I am definitely keen to get back out there and drop those times some more!" Zoe Rule


Round 4 Collingrove Hillclimb May 21st More perfect weather for knocking over those PB’s. Outright Points Placings: 29 pts J. Rohrlach - Round 4 Winner! 26 pts S. Coultas 26 pts D. McGinn 25 pts A. Hobbs Name 25 pts K. Rielly 23 pts W. McIntyre Jordan Rohrlach 24 pts M. David Adam Hobbs 21 pts J. Bartsch Dan Pearce 20 pts G. Christie Jacob Richards 19 pts M. Brain 17 pts J. Sears Todd Carruthers 16 pts M. Reed Dave Daly 14 pts A. Sailsbury Jason Sears 10 pts G. Scanlen Gordon Christie 6 pts Z. Rule

Results after 4 Rounds What a competition! We see Jordan Rohrlach leading on 122 points followed by newcomer Adam Hobbs on 100. Despite CC regulars Dan Pearce and Jacob Richards not entering round 4 they remain in top 5 sitting 3rd and 4th respectively. Joining Jacob in equal 4th place is Todd Carruthers. Followed again on equal points are Dave Irish and big mover, and another new comer, Jason Sears. The Associate Class is also shaping up to be a exciting competition. 9 entrants have so far competed in a CC round and we see Gordan Christie aka Flashh Gordan leading the way on 69 points. This leads us into R5 the MCSA supersprint. Jordan Rohrlach is starting to firm up his position, as the one to watch, for Grand Champion. Jordan will be looking to extend his lead with his entry in R5 whilst second place Adam Hobbs has had to withdraw due to double booking himself.

Jason Bartsch Damien Hirst Tania Langcake Justin Perkins Seth Coultas Wesley McIntyre Kelly Rielly Jake Zuppa Matt Knighton Andrew Sailsbury Damian McGinn Jamie Muranda Daniel Wu Kiall Ferguson Chloe Langcake Paul Jacques Dylan Butler Damien McGinn Michael Jacques Michael Arnold Gareth Scanlen Colin McGaffin Russell Badenoch Mitchell Brain Johnathon Loader McKelvy Reed Zac Ozolins Remo Sicilano Zoe Rule Damien Andersen

R5 should also see 'the silent assassin' Seth Coultas gain valuable points to potentially promote himself well up the leaderboard. Tania Langcake

R1 32 19 32 19 19 34 23 17 0 14 27 18 25 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 0 17 0 14 0 0 0

R2 27 22 27 30 24 23 0 0 15 19 11 15 0 0 17 0 0 11 0 0 0 30 0 0 26 0 0 0 0 22 0 0 0 0 0 13 0 0

R3 34 34 30 38 44 17 34 32 32 28 22 27 0 24 0 40 37 0 33 32 0 0 29 27 0 0 24 0 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 11

R4 29 25 0 0 0 0 17 20 21 0 0 0 26 23 25 0 0 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 26 0 24 10 0 0 19 0 16 0 0 6 0

Total 122 100 89 87 87 74 74 69 68 61 60 60 51 47 42 40 37 35 33 32 31 30 29 27 26 26 24 24 23 22 19 19 17 16 14 13 13 11


Collingrove Records Rank Time

Gap

Name

Car

Date

Damien Brand

1997 WRX STI Type R

2015

#1

33.27

#2

33.52

0.25

Damien Hirst

1999 WRX STI

2016

#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

34.20

0.93

Matt Knighton

2000 WRX

2015

#7

34.55

1.28

Mark Povey

2000 WRX STI

2016

#8

34.57

1.30

Jordan Rohrlach

2006 WRX STI

2017

#9

34.73

1.46

Andrew Colwell

2005 WRX STI

2015

#10

34.74

1.47

Michael Arnold

1999 WRX STI

2016

#11

34.82

1.55

Seth Coultas

2000 WRX STI

2017

#12

34.94

1.67

Jacob Richards

2003 WRX

2016

#13

35.03

1.76

David Daly

2005 WRX STI

2017

#14

35.09

1.82

Nigel McGaffin

2008 WRX STI

2016

#15

35.10

1.83

Kye Rees

1998 WRX

2015

#16

35.15

1.88

Russell Badenoch

2009 Forester XT

2015

#17

35.15

1.88

John Schaefer

2000 WRX STI RA

2016

#18

35.31

2.04

Daniel Pearce

WRX

2017

#19

35.34

2.07

Daniel Chi Yan Wu

2008 WRX STI Spec R

2017

#20

35.36

2.09

Todd Carruthers

WRX STI

2017

#21

35.45

2.18

Brendan Moore

2000 WRX Hatch

2014

#22

35.68

2.41

Damien Anderson

2005 WRX

2015

#23

35.71

2.44

Richard Paul

1998 WRX

2013

#24

35.75

2.48

Remo Silicano

2003 WRX

2015

#25

35.81

2.54

Jarreth Rowley

1999 WRX STI

2016

#26

35.84

2.57

Tania Langcake

1999 WRX

2017

#27

35.96

2.69

Michael Harding

2004 WRX

2016

#28

36.04

2.77

Jake Zuppa

2002 WRX STI

2017

#29

36.12

2.85

Braeden Davey

2003 WRX STI

2016

#30

36.18

2.91

Jonathon Loader

2006 WRX STI

2017

#31

36.26

2.99

Adam Hobbs

1999 WRX

2017

#32

36.36

3.09

Damien Anderson

2005 WRX

2015

#33

36.52

3.25

Michael Arnold

2015 WRX STI

2016

#34

36.53

3.26

Jason Sears

2007 WRX

2017

#35

36.59

3.32

Kelly Rielly

2002 WRX

2017

#36

36.61

3.34

Dan Devilchild

1998 WRX

2016

#37

36.66

3.39

Mathew Langbrandner

2012 WRX

2016

#38

36.66

3.39

Justin Perkins

WRX STI

2017

RACE / RALLY

Updated 01/06/2017

#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 us know at rexdriver@wrxsa.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

1:19.07

1.35

Michael Arnold

1999 WRX STI

2016

#6

1:20.92

3.20

Damien Brand

1997 WRX STI Type R

2016

#7

1:21.07

3.35

Matt Knighton

2000 WRX

2016

#8

1:21.08

3.36

Jordan Rohrlach

2006 WRX STI

2016

#9

1:21.85

4.13

Seth Coultas

2000 WRX STI

2016

#8

1:22.26

4.54

Andrew Krieger

1999 WRX

#9

1:22.58

4.86

David Daly

2005 WRX STI

2016

#10

1:22.84

5.12

Jacob Richards

2003 WRX

2016

#11

1:23.20

5.48

Daniel Chi Yan Wu

2008 WRX STI Spec R

2016

#10

1:23.27

5.55

Eric Lampard

2014 WRX

2016

#11

1:23.85

6.13

Philip Do

1999 WRX

2016

#12

1:23.86

6.14

Tania Langcake

1999 WRX

2016

#11

1:24.05

6.33

Simon Goodwin

2004 WRX STI

2015

#13

1:24.68

6.96

Dylan Butler

2001 WRX

2014

#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

#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

1:31.20

3.29

Michael Arnold

1999 Subaru V5 STI

2016

Modified 4WD up to 3500cc

#5

1:32.01

4.10

Remo Siciliano

2003 Subaru WRX

2015

Modified 4WD up to 3500cc

#6

1:32.60

4.69

Daniel Pearce

1998 Subaru WRX

2016

Modified 4WD up to 3500cc

#7

1:33.00

5.09

Matt Knighton

2000 Subaru WRX

2016

Modified 4WD up to 3500cc

#8

1:33.90

5.99

Jordan Rohrlach

2006 Subaru WRX STI

2016

Modified 4WD up to 3500cc

#9

1:34.50

6.59

Daniel Chi Yan Wu

2008 WRX STI Spec R

2016

Standard 4WD

#10

1:34.75

6.84

Damien Anderson

2005 Subaru WRX

2015

Modified 4WD over 3500cc

#11

1:36.32

8.41

Jacob Richards

2003 Subaru WRX

2015

Modified 4WD up to 3500cc

#12

1:36.59

8.68

Brendan Moore

2000 Subaru WRX

2015

Modified 4WD up to 3500cc

#13

1:37.45

9.54

Nigel McGaffin

2008 Subaru WRX STI

2014

Modified 4WD over 3500cc

#14

1:38.37

10.46 Jarrad McGaffin

1998 Subaru WRX

2014

Standard 4WD

#15

1:39.28

11.37 Seth Coultas

2000 Subaru WRX STI

2014

Modified 4WD up to 3500cc

#16

1:39.60 11.99 Tania Langcake

1999 Subaru WRX

2016

Race / Rally 4WD up to 3500cc

#13

1:39.90 12.40 Richard Paul

1998 Subaru WRX

2016

Race / Rally 4WD up to 3500cc


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

52.01

Damien Hirst

Subaru WRX STI 1999

2016

Modified

#2

52.56

0.55 Jason Bartsch

Subaru WRX STI 2006

2015

Race/ Rally

#3

54.57

2.56 Seth Coultas

Subaru WRX STI 2000

2016

Modified

#4

54.88

2.87 David Kim

Subaru WRX

2015

Race / Rally

#5

55.99

3.98 Brenton Bailey

Subaru WRX STI 1999

2016

Modified

Legend of the Lakes Records Rank

Time

Gap

Name

Car

Date

1997 WRX STI Type R

2015

#1

54.79

Damien Brand

#2

56.63

1.84 Jason Bartsch

2006 WRX STI

2015

#3

56.99

2.20 Jacob Richards

2003 WRX

2016

#4

57.22

2.43 Damien Hirst

1999 WRX STI

2016

#5

63.11

8.32 Tania Langcake

WRX 1999

2016

#6

64.85

10.06 Seth Coultas

WRX STI 2000

2009


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

47.15

2.23

Daniel Pearce

1998 Subaru WRX

2017

Modified

#4

47.37

2.45

Jason Bartsch

2006 Subaru WRX STI

2016

Modified

#5

48.12

3.20

Jordan Rohrlach

2006 Subaru WRX STI

2017

Modified

#6

48.13

3.21

Jacob Richards

2003 Subaru WRX

2017

Modified

#7

48.32

3.40

Brendan Moore

2000 Subaru WRX Hatch

2016

Modified

#8

48.33

3.41

David Daly

2005 Subaru WRX STI

2017

Modified

#9

48.35

3.43

Remo Siciliano

2003 Subaru WRX

2017

Modified

#10

49.03

4.11

Todd Carruthers

2004 Subaru WRX STI

2017

Road Registered

#11

49.17

4.25

Richard Paul

1998 Subaru WRX

2016

Race / Rally

#12

49.40

4.48

Justin Perkins

2015 Subaru WRX STI

2017

Modified

#13

50.07

5.15

Tania Langcake

1999 Subaru WRX

2016

Race / Rally

#14

50.14

5.22

Adam Hobbs

1999 Subaru WRX

2017

Modified

#15

50.37

5.45

Kelly Rielly

2002 Subaru WRX

2017

Modified

#16

50.66

5.74

Ben Wilden

2000 Subaru WRX Hatch

2016

Modified

#17

50.99

6.07

John Schaefer

2000 Subaru WRX STI RA

2016

Race / Rally

#18

51.61

6.69

Dylan Thomas

2006 Subaru WRX

2016

Modified

#19

51.94

7.02

Seth Coultas

2000 Subaru WRX STI

2013

Road Registered


Celebrating over 15 years of Rex Driver! As I write this members are finalising their preparations for SubiNats 2017 over at Philip Island; but 15 years ago seven intrepid WRXSA members made an even longer trip over to Tasmania to spend 4 days touring Tasmania for Targa Rex 2001! They were joined by local WRX enthusiasts on the tour that worked its way clockwise around the island and included some of the Targa Tasmania stages. Day one included winding mountain roads and a stop off at Longford, home to the 7km long Longford road racing circuit that in 1959 and 1965 hosted the Australian Grand Prix. The last event was held there in 1968. Day 2 and members continued down to Hobart and then on to find more mountain roads including the ultimate hillclimb to the top of Mt Wellington.

Day 3 highlights included a stop off at Baskerville Raceway and driving through the central highlands, sampling Targa Stages along the way. The final day completed the tour loop up the West Coast with a quiet wilderness drive that included the famous Hellyer Gorge Targa Stage. Lunch was hosted by the Subaru dealer Penguin where a reporter from the local paper even turned up to take some photos and write an article that was printed the following week! I you have an idea for a Tour Event why not come along to a club meeting and let us know! Seth Coultas


Represent your club, and grab some great gear at the same time with WRXSA Merchandise! Stubby Holders, Lanyards & Stickers now available! For just a gold coin donation you can grab a new WRXSA sticker for you car, tool box, or anywhere else you like! For only $5 you can grab a new WRXSA stubby holder. Finally we also have WRXSA Lanyards, perfect for keys, ID cards or even your CAMS licence.

WRXSA Long & Short Sleeve T-Shirts WRXSA screen printed shirts available in grey or black t-shirts. Available in short and long sleeves with the long sleeve version also featuring www.wrxsa.com on one sleeve and club partners on the other. Being 100% cotton, the long sleeves and also suitable for motorsport; grab one and look as good as our Top Model Ben! Material: 100% Cotton Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL Cost: Short Sleeve $20 / Long Sleeve $25 If you would like to purchase any merchandise just email merchandise@wrxsa.com and we’ll tee up delivery or bring them to the next event. We also still have the “Old School” full colour WRXSA stickers available if you would prefer those.


Advertising Rates

Club Sponsors / Partners

Platinum Partner - $500 (annual) Includes: 4 x full page ads in Rex Driver Naming rights to cruises or charity events etc‌ Website Advertising Forum & Facebook Group access Copies of the Rex Driver publication. Gold Partner: $250 (annual) Includes: 4 x 1/2 page ads in Rex Driver Website advertising Forum & Facebook Group access Copies of the Rex Driver publication

Effective 2016/2017

General Advertising / Single Issue Full Page Colour: $100 per issue Half Page Colour: $60 per issue 1 /3 Page Colour: $30 per issue All advertisers will receive a copy of Rex Driver Publication

Silver Partner: $150 (annual) Includes: 4 x business card sized ads Forum access Copies of the Rex Driver publication

WRXSA committee reserve the right to change prices subject to consultation by the committee. Material Requirements: PDF or JPG files preferred for advertising. The editor reserves the right to select the location of advertising space. Articles submitted by members can be submitted in Word or Publisher format, however desired fonts must be supplied or a substitution will be applied. Please ensure all photos submitted are high resolution so they can be fully appreciated. No responsibility is accepted for error occurring in the printing of material which is incorrectly supplied. The editor reserves the right to reject any advertising material deemed inappropriate for the Rex Driver publication.


WRXSA Club Partners

Support the partners that support WRXSA!

PLATINUM PARTNERs

Every service for WRXSA members' cars receives a $50 coupon to put towards aftermarket parts and upgrades!

15% OFF to WRXSA members, with a maximum of $300 off.

WRXSA members receive up to 5 days free hire car with an insurance repair over $2000

Guaranteed sound advice, competitive pricing, and the right tyre for your application!

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10% OFF listed 'Peen & Polish' services. 10% OFF BRZ Diff Rebuilds & Ratio Swaps.

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GOLD & silver PARTNERs

Competitive rates for your modern car, track car, trailers or bike & 10% discount for CAMS license holders.

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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

S&J Automotive Club Championship Get your pens (or phones) out and mark these dates in your calendar! July 9th: Multi-Club 3, Collingrove Hillclimb August 6th: Motorkhana, Mallala Skid Pan August 27th: MCSA Super Sprint

September 24th: Reynella Subaru / WRXSA Hillclimb Challenge October 29th: Motorkhana: Mallala Skid Pan November 18th: MGEC Twilight Time Attack, Mallala December 10th: Old Willunga Hillclimb, Willunga

WRXSA PROPOSED CLUB TOURS & NOTABLE EVENTS June 30th-July 3rd: Phillip Island SubiNats/Super Sprint September 9&10: State Hillclimb Championship, Collingrove October 5-8th: Supercheap Auto, Bathurst 1000 October 26-29th: National Hillclimb Championship, Collingrove November 4-5th: Legend of the Lakes, Mount Gambier Dec 7th - 10th: (Provisional Date) Classic Adelaide/ Adelaide Motorsport Festival

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 July 8th August 12th September 10th October


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Rex Driver #68 Autumn 2017  

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 #68 Autumn 2017  

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...