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HARDING WINS TARMAC RALLYSPRINT ROUND 1

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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

TARMAC RALLYSPRINT ATTRACTS NEW PARTNERS

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The 2019/2020 Whiteline Tarmac Rallysprint Series, run over the summer months at the Sydney International Dragway, has again attracted strong interest from both competitors and businesses.

Many of the partners from previous years have once again thrown their support behind the event, but also new brands are getting involved in the events organised by the North Shore Sporting Car Club (NSSCC).

NSSCC President Brett Middleton said “We’re working very hard to make the series the best value motorsport event in New South Wales. Each year we talk to automotive and motorsport businesses and overwhelmingly they want to be a part of it.”

“This season we have many of our previous partners back, but we also have some new names like Haltech, Auto One and Meguiars coming on-board”


The 2019/2020 Summer Series of the Whiteline Tarmac Rallysprint is open to both experienced rally drivers through to novice and first-time competitors.

The event is 100% asphalt, on private roads within Sydney Dragway precinct. To compete at the Whiteline Tarmac Rallysprint Series, entrants need to be over 14 years old. No drivers licence or vehicle rego is needed.

DATES FOR 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

Go Fast Bits

GFB BACKS TARMAC RALLYSPRINT

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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

WHITELINE BACK FOR ANOTHER TWO SEASONS

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The popular Twighlight Rallysprint run over the summer months at the Sydney International Dragway has again secured Whiteline as the naming rights partner for a two-year contract.

Known as the Whiteline Tarmac Rallysprint Series, the events are organised by the North Shore Sporting Car Club (NSSCC) and are held on a weeknight once a month from October to March.

In announcing the continued relationship with Whiteline, NSSCC President Brett Middleton said “It’s fantastic to have Whiteline back as the naming rights partner. We’re really looking forward to having them onboard again, they’re a great bunch of people to work with and we both benefit greatly from the partnership.”

Whiteline boasts a worldwide reputation as a leading manufacturer of replacement, enhancement and performance suspension components that deliver significant gains in vehicle balance, steering precision, grip levels and outright driving performance. Whiteline makes the perfect partner for the rallysprint events, with their ‘Grip Activated’ tagline reflecting the nature of the series.

The 2019/2020 Summer Series of the Whiteline Tarmac Rallysprint will once again comprise of five exciting rounds and the team at North Shore Sporting Car Club are already well into the planning phase and are looking at many options to make the event even better than previous years.

The series is open to both experienced rally drivers through to novice and first-time competitors. To compete at the Whiteline Tarmac Rallysprint Series, entrants need to be over 14 years old and can drive a standard, modified, race or rally car on a road circuit in a safe and controlled environment. Junior drivers are especially welcomed and NSSCC will have some more exciting announcements shortly regarding Junior opportunities.

DATES FOR 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

Hoosier Tire Australia Joins Gravel Rallysprint

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The North Shore Sporting Car Club is pleased to present our latest Gravel Rallysprint partner, Hoosier Tire Australia.

Hoosier Tire Australia is the sole Australian agent and distributor for the Hoosier Racing Tire product range, widely regarded as one of the best tyres available for street, strip and oval track competition.

The giant US Hoosier Racing Tire manufacturing plant is located in Plymouth, Indiana just south of the Corporate Headquarters in Lakeville and produces race tires 24 hours a day. This plant, first opened in 1979, was the world’s first facility dedicated to the exclusive production of racing tires and has grown to be the world’s leading producer of racing tyres.

Hoosier Tire Australia are able to supply a wide range of Hoosier tyres for a number of different racing divisions as well as Hoosier apparel, track wear and pit accessories for racers and fans alike. From speedway to drag racing to street, Hoosier Racing Tires are designed for champions and will help you get to the finish line first.

For more information on Hoosier Tyre Australia, head to the Hoosier Tire Australia website.

Hoosier Tire Australia Joins Twilight Tarmac Series

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The North Shore Sporting Car Club is pleased to present our latest Whiteline Twilight Tarmac Rallysprint partner, Hoosier Tire Australia.

Hoosier Tire Australia is the sole Australian agent and distributor for the Hoosier Racing Tire product range, widely regarded as one of the best tyres available for street, strip and oval track competition.

The giant US Hoosier Racing Tire manufacturing plant is located in Plymouth, Indiana just south of the Corporate Headquarters in Lakeville and produces race tires 24 hours a day. This plant, first opened in 1979, was the world’s first facility dedicated to the exclusive production of racing tires and has grown to be the world’s leading producer of racing tyres.

Hoosier Tire Australia are able to supply a wide range of Hoosier tyres for a number of different racing divisions as well as Hoosier apparel, track wear and pit accessories for racers and fans alike. From speedway to drag racing to street, Hoosier Racing Tires are designed for champions and will help you get to the finish line first.

For more information on Hoosier Tyre Australia, head to the Hoosier Tire Australia website.

Whiteline Twilight Rallysprint Series 2018/19 Naming Partner

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Kicking off our introduction to our Whiteline Twilight Rallysprint Series 2018/19 partners. We thought we would start with our events naming partner; Whiteline.

Whiteline boasts a worldwide reputation as a leading manufacturer of replacement, enhancement and performance suspension components that deliver significant gains in vehicle balance, steering precision, grip levels and outright driving performance.

We welcome back Whiteline and look forward to another awesome series.

For more information on Whiteline, head to their website http://www.whiteline.com.au/.