Top 100 Motorsports Blog

As subscribers to our e-mail list already know, we here at Four Star Motorsports have been recognized as one of the top 100 motorsports blogs. We placed number 65 to be exact. The placement is based on facebook and twitter fans/followers and Alexa rank, which is a measurement of traffic to websites for the trailing 3 months. We are flattered to be on any list, especially for doing something good. We just wish we got more than a picture of a medal.

Read more about the ranking an other blogs on the list here.

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Timing Belt Kit Sale

Friday Deal Day!

We are offering a complete timing belt kit for the Subaru 2.0T EJ205 engine. This kit (not Subaru OE) comes complete with timing belt, all 4 idlers, tensioner, water pump with gasket, thermostat with gasket, alternator/power steering belt, A/C belt and 8 litres of Subaru pre-mix coolant and coolant additive. All for the low price of $475 plus tax.

Want Four Star Motorsports to install it as well? We can do that for you!

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Frank Sprongl And CXE Announcement

As you may have seen or heard, Frank Sprongl is returning to racing in Canada with CXE. The following is the press release issued by CXE:

Following the announcement of the newly signed partnership between McGregor Performance and the Championnat Xtreme Elite (CXE) comes more exciting news for teams and fans: the 2018 CXE season will see the competition return of six-time Canadian Rally Champion, Frank Sprongl.

Sprongl is a name that needs no introduction with Canadian rally fans, having virtually dominated the sport throughout the 1990’s in his ultra-powerful Audi Quattro. In addition to his six Canadian national rally titles, Sprongl is the owner of 51 national rally wins, four North American Rally Championships, and two national production class titles. In addition, he recorded five outright wins at the famous Mt. Washington Hillclimb, an event for which he was a longtime holder of the outright record.

The Ontario-based driver will take to the wheel of the brand-new McGregor high-performance side-by-side at each of the six CXE events in 2018 (five rallies and the GP3R rallycross). Sprongl’s wealth of rally experience, combined with the 1000 cc Yamaha-powered McGregor platform, will no doubt raise the level of competition in the side-by-side class. The CXE debut for the McGregor-Sprongl duo will take place at Rallye Mékinac on January 18, 2018.

In speaking about the new partnership, Sprongl said “The package that McGregor is building is amazing. It’s built so that everyone can go out and buy a competitive, turn-key side-by-side,” he enthused. “I think that McGregor and I teaming up will make for a winning combination. My goal personal goal is to try to beat as many rally cars as I can!” the multiple champion added.

We’re so excited to have a driver of Frank’s caliber taking part in the CXE, and we’re even more pleased that he’ll be making his return with McGregor,” said Eric Tremblay, CXE Series Manager. “The side-by-side class has grown in popularity since its introduction, and having two great names collaborating to challenge for the championship will certainly help increase that growth,” he added.

The full release and more information about CXE can be found here.

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2017 Targa Newfoundland Recap

Last week was the 16th running of Targa Newfoundland. Four Star Motorsports friend and customer Mark Rittenhouse competed in his Mitsubishi Lancer EVO X (with the new colour scheme that looks pretty awesome) and placed 2nd in the Open Class in a very tightly run race, missing 1st by seconds. He had the help of Mark Laitenberger as his co-driver and Marc Schurman as his service crew, and of course the help from his lovely wife Wendy. Mark managed to keep the car out of any danger and avoided the need for any major repairs, which can be difficult over the 1,600 km the cars travel during the event.

Congratulations Mark, Mark and Marc.

More information on Targa Newfoundland can be found here.

Black Bear Rally Recap

This past weekend was the MLRC Black Bear Rally event in Gilmour, Ontario. This event is the 5th event of the Eastern Canadian Rally Championship and the 4th event of the Ontario Performance Rally Championship. We are proud to say that Four Star Motorsports friends and customers capped the podium in a tightly challenged race. The team of Laurens Wit and Jonathan Cox finished 1st in their class and 1st overall in their production class and Four Star tuned 2002 Subaru WRX. Laurens would like to thank Minden Subaru, Warren and Tonik Motorsports and of course us here at Four Star Motorsports. Following closely behind was the team of Matthew Ballinger and Bruce Leonard who finished 2nd in their class and 2nd overall in their production class and Four Star tuned 2002 Subaru WRX.

Special thanks to Jacek Gielas for the action photos.

Grand Prix de Trois-Riviéres Update

Dear Friends,

Our plans to compete in the CXE Rallycross Championship at next weekend’s
Grand Prix de Trois-Riviéres have suffered a serious setback. I am writing
to let you know that, because of a late and unforeseen issue, we will not
compete this year.

During the final preparation of the Mitsubishi we entered, we discovered a
drastic loss of engine compression. We have determined the issue cannot be
resolved to our satisfaction in the time available. If we could not compete
at the highest level, and properly represent the sponsors who support us, we
elected not to attend.

This was a very tough decision for us and a disappointment to everyone
involved. We apologize for any inconvenience. Our sincere thanks to the many
sponsors and supporters who got behind this project. We appreciate the
confidence you have shown and we will keep you informed of future projects.

Special thanks to CXE, Speedline Corse, Pirelli Canada, Panta Fuels, Gulf
Lubricants, JRP, JRP Online, Sonnax, Drivesport.ca, C17 Media,
LCS Competition, Kalmar Transmission, SQS,

Stay tuned for bigger and better things for the 2018 CXE championship.


Regards

Four Star Motorsports

Tom Does It Again

This weekend that just past was the July CSCS event, with drag racing, drifting and what we are talking about today: Time Attack. Time Attack is high performance driving around a closed circuit testing the capabilities of both car and driver. CSCS was the first series to introduce Time Attack competitions to Canada and is currently home to Canada’s largest time attack championship.

Four Star Motorsports friend and customer Tom Elliott competed in his 2002 Subaru WRX EJ20 and finished 4th in his division, and 2nd in max attack. This is in the same car that won his class and overall at last months MLRC Rally Cross event. While we can't take all the credit, Tom is a great driver, we like to think we helped some.

Congrats on your results Tom, bring on the next event!

Cleaning Out Our Closet

We here at Four Star Motorsports have a selection of shirts that we are looking to sell. All items are branded, either by Castrol or Suzuki, including the rare Castrol Rallying branded Four Star Racing crew shirt, made specifically for us after we won the Canadian Rallying Championship in the Audi.

We are hoping to get our own new Four Star branded merchandise for the FIA Rally Cross event held in Trois Rivieres at the beginning of August, and selling this stuff will help to fund our new merchandise.

We have limited sizing and stock on everything. The shirts will be sold first come, first served. Each t-shirt/short sleeve shirt will be sold for $10, long sleeve shirts for $15, Castrol Racing and Suzuki crew shirt for $25 and the rare Castrol Rallying crew shirt for $50, plus tax and the cost to mail it out to you. Act fast, quantities are limited. All sales final. We accept multiple payment options.

Contact us today, we hope to hear from you soon!

Rally of the Voyageurs Re-Cap

This past weekend was the running of the Rally of the Voyageurs, held by the Kitchener Waterloo Rally Club. After more then 1 year out of the car driving, and over 8 years since last co-driving, the team of Peter Thomson and Dan Sprongl managed to finish 2nd overall and 2nd in their class driving a Mitsubishi EVO 8. Special congrats also go out to the team of Matthew Ballinger and Bruce Leonard, Four Star Motorsports customers, who finished 6th overall and 2nd in their class in their Subaru WRX. Check out the video below of the podium celebrations from the event, and maybe subscribe to our YouTube page while you're at it!

COBB Intercooler + 04 WRX = Sweet On The Dyno

We have recently installed a COBB front mount intercooler kit on an '04 WRX with a JDM 2.0L STi motor. Of course we have pictures, and we have a run on the dyno video as well for your audio and visual pleasure. She topped out at 275.4 wheel horse power, which converts to about 358 crank horse power. What I like the most is how smooth it sounds on it's run. Enjoy the pictures and the video, and if you decide this is something you would like for your car, we here at Four Star Motorsports can get that done.

MAXXIS Victra R19 Gravel Rally Tire Review: After Rallye Baie-des-Chaleurs

Once again, we here at Four Star Motorsports are happy to present another video review of the MAXXIS Victra R19 gravel rally tire from our friend André Leblanc.

André recently competed in the Rallye Baie-des-Chaleurs, and finished in 3rd place overall. He used the MAXXIS rally tires for the night stages of the rally and gives us his thoughts on their performance.

HInt: it sounds like he likes them.

The video in English can be found below, and a version in French on our YouTube page here.

Don't forget, we sell MAXXIS tires. Get yours now!

LP Aventure Lift Kit IRL

Have you been thinking about making your Subaru Outback be more of an off-road powerhouse?

We here at Four Star Motorsports can do that for you with products from LP Aventure. We present to you a before and after picture set of an Outback with the LP Aventure lift kit, Motegi wheels and big, beefy BF Goodrich KO2 tires all installed by us! Get off the asphalt and onto the cottage roads with confidence.

Contact us today for installation!

MAXXIS Medium Tires Now In Stock

After a long delay, we here at Four Star Motorsports are proud to announce that the 185/65R15 medium compound MAXXIS Victra R19 tires are finally in stock!!

The MAXXIS tires are a cost effective gravel rally tire. Our friend André Leblanc made a video about these tires after he drove around in rally like conditions. You can watch that video here.

These tires are $206 each, and must be sold in pairs. Taxes and shipping if needed are extra.

Contact us for more information.

Yokohama AO34 Winter Rally Tires In Stock Worldwide Shipping

We here at Four Star Motorsports are offering a summer blow-out on Yokohama Advan AO34 snow/winter rally tire in size 195/65R15.

The Yokohama A034 snow and ice tire offers surprising excellent traction on snow and ice, and works impressively in treacherous wet winter conditions as well.

The Yokohama A034 tire has 2 compounds on its surface. The center is softer for sure acceleration and braking, while the shoulders are more firm for responsive cornering while conserving the edges.

These tires are $249.55 each. Plus we can ship these tires worldwide. Shipping and taxes of course will be extra, but if you need these tires and live in Poland, Japan, USA or England, we can get them to you.

Contact us today and be prepared!

**OVER**Canada Day Save The Tax Sale!

We here at Four Star Motorsports are proud to offer a Canada Day Save The Tax Sale!

Speedline 2118 15x7 Subaru fitment, 5x100 and 5x114.3 bolt pattern wheels in white for $325 taxes included.

MAXXIS 195/65R15 Victra R19 soft compound tires for $216 taxes included.
MAXXIS 185/65R14 Victra R19 soft compound tires for $196 taxes included.

Subaru front 4 pot brake calipers $630/pair taxes included.
Subaru rear 2 pot brake calipers $550/pair taxes included.

Save yourself some cash this holiday weekend.
Sale in effect from June 30 - July 7, 2017.
Shipping, if needed, is extra.

Contact us and save!

Speedline 2118 Wheels Special***ITEMS SOLD***

If you are in the market for some Speedline wheels, this is your lucky day. We here at Four Star Motorsports have a set of 4 Speedline 2118, 15x7, 5x100 ET53 Subaru wheels in white. They were mounted on tires and used for a test fitting, so they haven't seen the road.

These wheels should fit 02-07 WRX's and 98-12 Impreza's, plus any Subaru vehicle that has the smaller gravel brake package. As always, please check your fitment to make sure.

For the amazing low prices of $1275 taxes in, these wheels can be yours. That's a savings of almost $200! Shipping is not included. Tires are not included. Sold in the set only.

Contact us for more information.

Get In Tune To Be Your Best

We here at Four Star Motorsports can get your car tuned up in a variety of ways.

Want a simple, easy plug and play option? We offer the COBB Accessport that comes pre-programmed with "Off The Shelf" maps that match up to what work you have done to your car.

For those looking for a more specific tune, we offer both EcuTek full ECU tuning and COBB Accesstuner Pro tuning. These services are done in house on our AWD dyno to get a specific tune that is custom made for your car. This gets the most out of your engine to match up with your needs, be it rally, time attack or simple street use.

Subaru Drag Car For CSCS

As mentioned previously, we at Four Star Motorsports are proud sponsor of the Canadian Sport Compact Series (CSCS). CSCS now has 4 different drag classes running all day alongside Test & Tune. The next event is June 25/17 at Toronto Motorsport Park in Cayuga, and we will be there.

One car we will have there is this Subaru Impreza STi drag car. It's got a Four Star Motorsports built 2.6L dry sump GT42 engine. It's been stripped down and is ready for a couple runs down the drag strip. Hope to see you there.

LP Aventure Products Like Things Big

LP Aventure Products like to go big. They offer lift kits for your Outback and Crosstrek that raise you up 1.5-2". They also offer these huge off-road tires to make your lifted Subaru even more of monster. These BF Goodrich KO2 tires are huge, and offer 20% tougher sidewalls featuring race-proven CoreGard™ technology, 2X the treadlife on gravel, 15% longer treadlife on asphalt, 10% more mud traction and 19% improved snow traction exceeding TRAC severe snow traction performance requirements to confidently get where you want to go. The ones pictured below are mounted on Motegi wheels.

If you are serious about avoiding the pavement and hitting the dirt, we here at Four Star Motorsports can get you off-road ready.