Big thanks must go to S&J for their continued support for our club’s motorsport events!
The 2015 S&J Club Championship will be conducted over 12 Rounds
- 5x Hillclimb, 5x Khanas, 2x Sprints.
- Taking the best 8 rounds towards the Club Championship.
- Ability to drop the worst 4 rounds.
- Must have one of each discipline included. At least 1x Hillclimb, 1x Khana, 1x Sprint.
- Best total points for class wins – no disciplines.
Further information about these event formats is provided below, and in the individual event listings on the Motorsport Calendar (and also on the WRXSA Forum).
IMPORTANT: Entries are usually due with each event organiser (not WRXSA) a week before the date of the event or earlier in some cases. Some events are booking out fast these days so if you’re mad keen and can’t afford to miss out, enter the day entries open!
Top 10 Leaderboard after Round 10
2015 Club Champion Winner – The Main Prize! $1,200 S&J Automotive Voucher + Grand Champ WRXSA trophy.
Runner up to Club Champion $200 S&J Automotive Voucher + WRXSA trophy.
Standard Class Winner $200 S&J Automotive Voucher + WRXSA trophy.
Modified Class Winner $200 S&J Automotive Voucher + WRXSA trophy.
Race/Associate Class Winner $200 S&J Automotive Voucher + WRXSA trophy.
2015 Rookie of the Year WRXSA trophy. 12/12 Events Achievement WRXSA Medallion.
Round 2, 8th March – Motorkhana BigW
Round 3, 28th March – Mt Alma Hillclimb
Round 4, 12th April – OzGymkhana
Round 5, 17th May – Collingrove Hillclimb
Round 6, 5th July – Phillip Island Sprint (95db allowed not 75db)
Round 7, 26th July – OzGymkhana
Round 8, 2nd August – Collingrove Hillclimb
Round 9, 27th September – WRXSA Collingrove Hillclimb Day
Round 10, 24th October – WRXSA/MGEC Mallala Twilight Sprint
Round 11, 29th November – Old Willunga Hillclimb
Round 12, Date TBA – Gymkhana, or possibly dropped for 11 rounds in 2015.
Further information about these event formats is provided in the individual event listings on the Motorsport Calendar (and also on the WRXSA Forum).
Motorsport event disciplines vary greatly – If you’re new to motorsport then something like Hillclimb or Motorkhana might give you a low risk, low preparation introduction, so you can confidently move in to the other formats. Rest assured, wherever you start there will be plenty of other club members to help you get involved, up to speed, and hooked on motorsport in no time! A quick summary of each format is given below.
The courses are also fairly tight, and you will not need to change out of first gear. So low speed, low car stress and high in fun!
The Motorkhanas are run in association with the Porsche Club of South Australia (PCSA). An entry form must be completed for each event and are made available for download from the PCSA website (under their downloads section) 2-3 weeks before the date of the event. Entries are typically due a week before the date of the event. They must be submitted with your entry fee to the PCSA, not WRXSA.
Because of their lower speed, these events have a lower CAMS license requirement (Level 2NS instead of 2S) and are generally cheaper to enter ($65 licence fee 2012). You do not need a helmet or fire extinguisher either. So definitely the event to consider for your first taste of club level motor sport.
For more details on entering see the Rules and Regulations.
The events typically follow the format of vehicle scrutineering and a drivers briefing, followed by several untimed practise sessions throughout the morning. This is then followed by a single timed practise session, which is used to determine your starting position in the three timed super sprint sessions run throughout the afternoon. The day typically starts about 9am and finishes around 4pm.
It is your single best lap time in any of the 3 super sprint sessions that counts towards the round’s results. The grid order in the sprints goes from fastest to slowest car from timed practise, with a maximum of 8 cars allowed on the track at the same time. You are not allowed to overtake under braking or mid-corner, and people who break these rules will be warned and then stopped from competing if they do it again. This ensures that you are only racing against the clock – there is no bumper to bumper racing, no-one wants to damage their car. There is time between the different group’s sessions to allow you to catch your breath, have a chat or a bite to eat and watch the other groups race. In 2011 entrants will also be rostered to do flag marshalling between runs. This is due to the difficulty in getting officials to help out at events.
The sprints are run with the PCSA, with WRXSA cars generally running in their own group. It is worth the trip just to watch the Porsche GT3′s take turn 1 at full noise in a 140 km/hr power slide!!
Entry forms must be completed for each event and are made available for download from the PCSA website (under their downloads section) 2-3 weeks before the date of the event. Entries are typically due 9 days before the date of the event and there is a late fee of $50, so don’t forget! They must be submitted with your entry fee to the PCSA, not WRXSA.
The track is set in quite a scenic spot, with plenty of good viewing positions, and many people bring along barbeques and their families and make a day of it. The track is owned and operated by the Sporting Car Club of South Australia (SCCSAA). See the SCCSAA website for more information, including a map of the track and directions on how to get there (Collingrove Hillclimb Track).
The day typically starts with scrutineering and a drivers briefing. The cars then simply run up the hill one at a time against the clock. The next car is not allowed to start until the previous car has finished. Once all the cars have had their first run, it starts all over again. Racing continues until the day is over or you’ve had enough and want to go.
There are usually a wide spectrum of cars racing, ranging from older classics like MG’s, Ford Escorts & even the occasional vintage car, to high tech Porsches & Mitsubishi EVO’s, to custom built open wheeled hillclimb cars. And of course our own WRX’s always make a strong showing here. So there is plenty to watch between your runs and the event always has a good atmosphere.
These events are run by the SCCSAA and entry forms and supplementary regulations for these events are usually available for download from the SCCSAA website 2-3 weeks before the date of the event. Entries are generally due 1 week before the date of the event and must be sent to the SCCSAA with your payment, not WRXSA.
It is a relatively safe form of competition, as outright speed or lap time is not a consideration in scoring. Therefore, you don’t need to buy an expensive rocket, the family shopping trolley can be just as competitive as the latest sports car. A car passing you on the track is not perceived as beating you. This has the effect of competitors not trying to block or dice with each other, as in racing or sprinting, and generally much safer competition results. In fact, blocking and dicing is not tolerated and will attract a penalty from the officials of the event.
Modern regularity is a great motor sport event for the beginner or the seasoned campaigner in motor sport.
Tailem Bend Motorsport Park, which has been developed from the old Mitsubishi testing and proving grounds, was chosen because it is the perfect venue for this type of event. The 1.4km long drag strip, carparks, skid pans and access roads provide almost limitless opportunities to design the series of challenging and exciting tests, whilst providing a safe environment with little risk of injury or damage.
The team behind OzGymkhana, Ultimate Motorsport Events, is the same team who organise and run the popular Mt Alma Mile hillclimb at Inman Valley and the annual Adelaide Hills Tarmac Rally. The OzGymkhana series continues Ultimate Motorsport Events’ push to grow affordable grassroots motorsport that is accessible to as many people as possible.
IMPORTANT: This series is considered to appeal to Club members interested in club level motor sport. The Impreza WRX Club of South Australia Inc. stresses that competing any racing or sporting events may void your warranty with Subaru. In addition, your typical motor vehicle insurance policy does not provide cover during such events.
Big thanks to S&J Automotive who are the Club Championship sponsors for 2015! If you’re a sponsor or have a business interested in naming rights or sponsorship of WRXSA motorsport events please use the Sponsorship & Advertising button below.