There’s a great field of cars entered for this weekend’s rally – spanning classic sports cars to the latest high tech road warriors. To illustrate the variety, entries include examples of Porsche, Fiat, Toyota, Mitsubishi, BMW, Lotus, Birkin, Alfa Romeo and Ford. A full list of entries is available on www.classicrally.com.au
Ross Hamilton will be representing the Fabcar Racing team, in the Fabcar/McDonalds backed Mitsubishi Evo 8 MR. Both car and driver have proven to be very competitive in the past, finish 4th out right in this year’s Targa West, Ross will be one to watch. Steve Jones will miss the opportunity to win 3 back to back Fabcar Classics as he is over east competing in AUZRUN.
Spectator stages. In the morning spectators car visit the Start and first stage being held at the Speed Dome in Midvale. After that cars will travel to other morning locations which are not suitable for spectators and then all the afternoon stages will be held at the Kwinana Motorplex.
Spectators are welcome to attend the Motorplex, but please note that we will not be using the usual Pits area. Parking for spectators will be to the right of the main entrance, in the usual spectator parking area, not in the Pits.
Free entry to all spectator locations. Spectator viewing areas will be restricted at all locations. Please follow instructions of officials.
FABCAR have once again teamed up with Automotive Events Management to become the naming rights sponsor of the 2010 FABCAR 1-Day Classic.
An extremely popular event in 2008 and 2009, as the name suggest, the 1-Day Classic is an event run over 1 day at various locations including Kwinana Motorplex, and the Midvale Speed Dome. Competitors are able to compete in any roadworthy sport car with only minor safety apparel needed such as; Helmet, Fire Extinguisher, and First Aid Kit.
The event is also unique in the aspect that it is one of the few events which allows driver and co-driver to share the driving duties between each other at their discretion.
The entry fee is just $625 per car (for 2 people) which covers Scrutineering, all competition stages, the Roadbook, lunches, the Awards Presentation Night, trophies, car door number stickers and much more. A $70 fee per-car is applied by AASA, the event regulators and insurers.
More info on the event can be found at www.classicrally.com.au
Stay tuned for an announcement for the FABCAR Racing team for this event.
Steve Jones has been kind enough to give the customers of Fabcar the chance to get up close and personal with his LF23R. The vehicle is on display for a limited time in our showroom in Cannington. Feel free to drop past check the Evo out and have a browse of the other great cars we have on display.
The LF23R is said to be “The Ultimate Evo” which is a testimate to the R&D Steve has put into the car for the last 3 years.
Below are some of the vehicles achievements and Steve’s results;
1st place Autotrader State Sprint Championship 2010, Round 3
1st place No Limits Event Sprint May 2010 (New Event Record 52.0964)
1st place Autotrader State Sprint Championship 2010, Round 2
1st place Busselton Foreshore Sprint 2010
1st place No Limits Event Sprint March 2010 (New Event Record 52.8110)
1st place Autotrader State Sprint Championship 2010, Round 1
1st place Speed Aware Twilight Rally Sprint 2010
1st place MC Motorsport Targa Time Attack Round 2 2010
1st place Fabcar One-Day Classic 2009
1st place K-Tec Twilight Rally Sprint 2009
1st Outright Driver Australian Dutton Rally Series 2008
Fabcar proudly sponsor Chassis Build No.1 of the LF Performance built MItsubishi Evolution – designed in conjunction with Steve Jones.
The LF23R Evolution is a purpose built Tarmac Rally/Hillclimb/Time Attack/Motorkhana car, designed and built in-house from a standard Mitsubishi Evo 9 road car for use in racing events around Australia.
After years of development and racing, the experienced team at LF Performance Products in conjunction with Steve Jones have built the ultimate Evo.
This product is available as a package or a complete vehicle ‘ready-to-race’ primarily for Tarmac Rally in Australia. The package requires purchase or delivery of a Mitsubishi Evo 9 (with an un-damaged body history as a minimum requirement) prior to further assessment by the team at LFP.
Click here to download the LF23R Evolution brochure.
Fabcar are proud to announce that they have confirmed their 2010 racing team.
Steve Jones, Ross Hamilton and Mark Conacher will be teaming up with Fabcar, LF Engineering and other sponsors for Targa West 2010 (August 26-29 2010)
Steve is yet to confirm which vehicle he will be using in an attempt to pull off a third consecutive Modern Competition win, backing up hugely successful 2008 and 2009 campaigns. Targa West will form as a prequel to Steve possibly heading to Japan to compete in some local racing behind the wheel of a Nissan GT-R racing prototype vehicle currently being built by a successful Japanese tuning/development company. Stay tuned for more information. (Steve is also about to launch his own website stevejonesracing.com that will feature lots of information on Steves racing endeavours.) Either way Fabcar will be supporting Steve in his attempt to show off his skills in Japan.
Ross Hamilton with co-driver Tony Robson will take part behind the wheel of the very competitive Mitsubishi Evolution 8 MR. The boys have competed in the last two years of Targa West, and were making some impact in 2009 before a small error cost the boys by the end of the event.
2009 Modern Challenge Competition winner, Mr Mark Conacher of McDonalds will be heading the third car (Nissan GT-R). Mark has been an influential help in setting up planning for 2010, in particular assisting with sponsorship for Steve’s Japanese campaign.
Fabcar will support the team with the help of their technical partners LF Engineering. LF Engineering have long supported Fabcar and are the chosen partners when it comes to Motor Racing.
In addition to LF Engineering, Fabcar are also partnering with McDonalds, Northside Nissan, GT Graphics, Live Fitness, Greenline MotorSports, and Caffi Logistics. (Other sponsors are also soon to be announced)
Thank you to all these partners, as we look forward to a successful 2010 campaign.
2008 Modern Competition Winner
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Mitsubishi Evolutions still prove to be the best pound for pound street fighter going around, where Fabcar sourced Evo’s posted some great times and filled all 3 podium places.
Steve Jones in his Evolution MR posted a strong finish at the Ktec Prologue event held at Kwinana Motorplex. This tops off a great November for Jones who won the Fabcar 1-day rally outright, and posted second in the Classic Adelaide in his first start. Jones is now set to take on Mt Buller again in the LF Engineered Nissan GT-R in coming fortnight. Visit our blog for latest news on his progress.
Franz Esterbauer finished in 2nd place in a Grey Evo 8 MR purchased a couple of years back from Fabcar. Franz also recently competed in his first Targa West campaign.
The White Evolution 8 MR of Ross Hamilton fired up for the event and he finished 3rd in great style in the 50+ car event. Hamilton has competed in two Targa Wests with this Evo 8 MR purchased from Fabcar. After a long break from Motor Racing, Ross has been posting some good results in various Motor Sports events.
Hamilton Evo 8 MR and Jones Evo 9 MR – Congratulations to both the guys for some great driving.
LF Perfomance Products prepared Evo – K Ledger & S Jones.
Young gun Steve Jones – back to back winner of Targa West 2008/2009 – is peparing for his 1st assault on Classic Adeliade starting this week.
He will tackle the modern competition in his GT-R, and is joined by Ben Searcy as his co-driver.
Keep tab of Steve’s progress right here on the Fabcar blog.
Classic Adelaide 2009
After a successful first year in 2008, entries for the Fabcar 1-Day Challenge have opened for the 2009 event, taking place on the 15th of November using various locations around Perth.
This event was immensely popular last year, with the event selling out in 8 days!
For a wrap up on last years event including pictures and some words from event winner, Fabcar Racing’s own Steve Jones, click here
With 2 drivers contesting in a variety of classes via a series of tests for car and man alike, the event is a great day for competing and spectating.
For more information, and the entry forms to this years event, follow the link here
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