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HARDING WINS TARMAC RALLYSPRINT ROUND 1

By Events, Rallysprint, Results, Twilight Rallysprint

The first round of the 2019/2020 Whiteline Tarmac Rallysprint Series was won by Michael Harding in a Subaru WRX STi. The car is purpose built for tarmac rallying and it was Hardings first appearance in his tarmac spec rally car at this event, having previously competed in his gravel spec version of the Subaru. Harding had his engine tuner Benjamin Perry sitting in the co-drivers seat.

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“I invited Benny to come down and jump in the car and help us with some data and have some fun as a bit of a thank you for him for all the many, many hours of hard work he’s put into the car,” said Harding.

“Actually sitting in the car and experiencing it is just mind blowing” added Perry

The event at Sydney Dragway attracted a quality field of 85 cars. Previous winner and event favourite Phil Heafey broke the driveline of his Lancer EVO on the start line of the second stage and was forced to retire. His main rival was Michael Caine, who usually competes in an RX7 and has challenged Heafey for the win at many previous rounds of the series. But Caine decided to bring a Holden Commodore Ute to the first round to try something a bit different and “have a bit of fun”.

Troy and Gary Nicolson finished on the second step of the Podium and blasted the HSV Commodore Coupe 4 around the special stage to be just 2.9 seconds behind Harding’s Subaru at the end of the night. Jake and Ian Lambie were 3rd in a Mitsubishi Lancer EVO 5.

It was a trying night for North Shore Sporting Car Club organisers who had to contend with 45km/h westerly winds disrupting course setup and making barrier placement extremely difficult. But in the end, the event started on time and was praised by competitors. The first round used a new starting location adding an extra 400m to the technical course.

The first round of the Summer series was also the first time the event included a coaching and mentoring programme specifically for Juniors. The GFB Junior Development Program included coaching from Rally Ace Brendan Reeves and Professional Co-Driver Dale Moscatt. The three juniors entered in the programme for the first round were Tom Donohue, Louise Taylor and Taylor Gill and were driving a Hyundai N-Performance Hot Hatch. The competition between the juniors was intense, with 15 year-old Gill beating Donohue by just eight tenths of a second.

The 2nd round of the series will be held on a Tuesday night the weekend after the WRC event in Coffs Harbour and entries are now open. The Whiteline Tarmac Rallysprint is open to both experienced rally drivers through to novice and first-time competitors. The event is 100% asphalt, conducted on private roads within Sydney Dragway precinct. The event is run as a special stage rally with cars starting at 30 second intervals. To compete at the Whiteline Tarmac Rallysprint Series, entrants need to be over 14 years old. No drivers licence or vehicle rego is needed.

REMAINING DATES FOR 2019/2020 SEASON
Round 2: Tuesday 19th November 2019
Round 3: Thursday 5th December 2019
Round 4: Thursday 13th February 2020
Round 5: Thursday 12th March 2020

Go Fast Bits

GFB BACKS TARMAC RALLYSPRINT

By Events, Rally, Rallysprint, Twilight Rallysprint

GFB (Go-Fast-Bits) has again renewed its support of the Whiteline Tarmac Rallysprint for the 2019/2020 season. In addition to providing support of the event in general, GFB will be once again support the Junior competitors by continuing the “GFB Junior Challenge award”. The prize, which includes $100 in prize money (per event) and trophies, is awarded to Junior Drivers at each round of five round series.

Showcasing their Australian Manufacturing capabilities, GFB will also provide customised trophies manufactured at their facility in Sydney.

In announcing the continued relationship, North Shore Sporting Car Club (NSSCC) President Brett Middleton said “We’re glad to have GFB back on board as one of our major partners this season, they are a great supporter, and they also actually use the event to test their products.

Middleton added, “It’s also fantastic that they’ve chosen to once again support the Junior drivers. NSSCC want to encourage and mentor the next generation of rally drivers and co-drivers and with GFB providing these prizes, we’ve probably got the best junior driver opportunities in the country.”

In addition to the GFB junior challenge award, Junior drivers also have the opportunity to compete in a fully sponsored Hyundai i30 N Hot Hatch.

GFB products are proudly made in Australia in accordance with the ISO 9001 quality management system. Their range of innovative and high-quality products include diverter/ blow-off valves, boost controllers, wastegates, fuel pressure regulators, pulley kits, short shifters and other performance components. Their products are meticulously designed and manufactured in Australia from the highest-grade materials and deliver real performance outcomes, without making the car difficult to live with on a daily basis. GFB has a team of dedicated, enthusiastic and passionate individuals who are regular competitors at the Whiteline Tarmac Rallysprint Series and make the GFB name what it is today.

The 2019/2020 Summer Series of the Whiteline Tarmac Rallysprint will once again comprise of five exciting rounds starting in October. The series is open to both experienced rally drivers through to novice and first-time competitors.

DATES FOR THE 2019/2020 SEASON
Round 1: Thursday 17th October 2019
Round 2: Tuesday 19th November 2019
Round 3: Thursday 5th December 2019
Round 4: Thursday 13th February 2020
Round 5: Thursday 12th March 2020

volksMuller Gravel Rallysprint 2019 Provisional Results

By Events, Gravel Rallysprint, News, Rally, Rallysprint, Results

The Sydney weather turned it on for a great day out at the 2019 Volksmuller Gravel Rallysprint.

Congratulations to all competitors for putting on a great show for the spectators and keeping the competition fierce.

Thanks to our Club President and Clerk of the Course Brett Middleton and his team of over 60 volunteers for putting on such a great event.

See the Full Provisional Results and the Awards.

Don’t forget to show your support for the events major sponsor Volksmuller (Facebook Page).

Also, don’t forget to head to the Rally NSW website or Facebook page to follow your favourite competitors and follow their progress in the CAMS NSW Shannons Rallysprint Series.

Whiteline Tarmac Rallysprint

Whiteline Tarmac Rallysprint Series Partners Renewed

By Events, Rallysprint, Twilight Rallysprint
With the 2018/19 season of the Whiteline Twilight Rallysprint Series about to start. It’s time to introduce our partners for the series.

We welcome back our partners from last year:
Motorola Solutions
Volksmuller
Evolution Racing Spares
Burson Auto Parts
Crown Equipment Pty Ltd Australia
Kennards Hire
Sullivans
Premier Pools
DBA – Disc Brakes Australia
Whiteline (obviously)
Shannons
GFB
SSS Automotive
BG Australia

There will be more to come and some brand new partners so keep an eye out.

For all information on the Whiteline Twilight Rallysprint Series head to our website at www.nsscc.com.au/twilight-rallysprint/

Volksmuller Gravel Rallysprint Results

By Events, Gravel Rallysprint, News, Rally, Rallysprint, Results

The Sydney weather turned it on for a great day out at the 2017 Volksmuller Gravel Rallysprint.

Congratulations to all competitors for putting on a great show for the spectators and keeping the competition fierce.

Thanks to our Club President and Clerk of the Course Brett Middleton and his team of over 40 volunteers for putting on such a great event.

See the Full Results (including classes).

Don’t forget to show your support for the events major sponsor Volksmuller (Facebook Page), Drumderg Civil (Facebook Page) and Motorola Solutions.

Also, don’t forget to head to the Rally NSW website or Facebook page to follow your favourite competitors and follow their progress in the V-Sport NSW Rallysprint Series.