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January 18, 2019
Barbagallo Raceway set for stellar year

A tough job very well done The WA Sporting Car Club management – led by President Russell Sewell and GM Andrew Stachewicz – is to be congratulated on its stirling efforts to make the changes necessary to the Barbagallo Raceway circuit that allow the motorbike community to continue to enjoy this great facility. WASCC President…

January 11, 2019
GARTH LANDS FIRMLY ON BOTH FEET

There are very few smarter minds in Australian motorsport than Triple Eight Race Engineering’s ROLAND DANE.   So it should surprise no one the team pounced on GARTH TANDER for the 2019 Pirtek Enduro Cup. The three-time Bathurst 1000 winner will partner Shane van Gisbergen in the #97 Red Bull Holden Racing Team Commodore for the Bathurst…

January 9, 2019
GARTH TANDER ENDS SUPERB SUPERCARS CAREER

  The inclusion of Richie Stanaway and James Golding in the Garry Rogers Motorsport driver line-up for  2019’s Virgin Australia Supercar season has effectively drawn a line under the remarkable racing career of the 41-year-old Perth three-time Bathurst champion, GARTH TANDER.      Garth’s response: “I’m grateful for the start that Garry gave me in Supercars and…

December 25, 2018
London Mayor reckons London F1 Street Race a chance

AUSTRALIA’s F1 Grand Prix was one of seven races which attracted more than 200,000 fans in 2018, official attendance figures released this week by Formula 1 show. They included Great Britain, Mexico, USA, Singapore, Belgium and Hungary.    The British Grand Prix, which currently is under threat after 2019, had the highest attendance of any race…

December 23, 2018
$3.8M Bugatti Chiron testing 3D printed brake calipers

An Engineering Masterpiece Some 12 months back Bugatti unveiled the largest 3D-printed component composed out of titanium: a brake caliper designed for the Chiron hypercar.    According to Motor Authority:   “Throughout 2018, the firm has continued to test the brake caliper before it enters production, and we received our first look at just how extreme…

December 22, 2018
Chicane at Turn 3 for Barbagallo Bikes

Above: Core-Drilling at Barbagallo. Image: TIM RILEY A 70 plus metre chicane at Turn three will greet riders on the return to Barbagallo Raceway of motorbike racing activity in 2019. The first resurface since 2004 of the 2.41km circuit, Western Australia’s premier motor racing venue, currently is underway and scheduled for completion end of January.  The…

December 22, 2018
WASCC President’s Christmas Message

That the City of Wanneroo has granted the WA Sporting Car Club an effective 21-year extension to its existing lease (which was first granted fifty years ago), is a huge vote of confidence in the management of the WA Sporting Car Club and our State’s premier motor racing  circuit.  Members are well aware that recent…

December 17, 2018
Bart Horsten Heads for the bigtime with Arden Racing

The 16-year old Aussie racer graduates into the premier F4 British Championship with series stalwarts Arden, reigning Teams’ Champions, aiming to successfully defend title and add to honours in 2019. Arden today confirmed the Perth youngster as their first signing for the new season. Bart Horsten moves into Britain’s FIA-sanctioned Formula 4 series off the back…

December 12, 2018
Street Cars Wrap for 2018

My best wishes to all those involved with the SCRAWA for a great racing spectacle during 2018.  With special thanks to Kelly Maloney.   Enjoy your Christmas season and may I wish one and all a healthy, safe and successful 2019. Street Car Association of WA _ December 2018 Newsletter EDITED by AC

December 12, 2018
CALAN SET FOR NZ CASTROL TOYOTA RACING SERIES

Images: CASTROL TOYOTA RACING NZ Warming Up for his 2019 European challenge Perth-based Euroformula Open Championship racer Calan Williams continues his eye-catching rise through the junior formulae by beginning the 2019 season with the Castrol Toyota Racing Series in New Zealand. Calan captured the attention of many in Europe last season, running rounds of the…