Think Winter In The Summer

If the weather had been too hot for you lately, maybe you should think of winter tires.

Or winter rallying.

Or even better yet, winter rally tires!

We still have a few Yokohama AO34 tires available, and we don’t want to have any. To help clear the remaining out by the end of summer 2018, we are pricing them at $201.80. See what we did there?

Supplies are limited, we can ship worldwide, taxes and shipping would be extra. “Prices so hot - we can only shop them out at night”

Get yourself ahead of the game and save yourselves some cash too.

Contact us today!

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Rallying In Mexico - Chihuahua Express Recap

From April 19-22, Four Star Motorsports friend and customer Mark Rittenhouse competed in his Mitsubishi Lancer EVO X at the Chihuahua Express rally event covering 1670km around the Chihuahua, Mexico area. Mark placed 1st in his class and 4th overall in a field of over 40 participants . He had the help of Mark Laitenberger as his co-driver and Dan Sprongl as his service crew. 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 (all on the well performing Pirelli Trofeo R tire) the cars travel during the event.


Congratulations Mark, Mark and Dan.

Want your own well built car for any racing need? Get in touch with us!!

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Speedline Wheels For Fords Available At Four Star Motorsports?

Yes, you have read correctly. We are now able to order Speedline 2118 and 2120 wheels for the Ford Fiesta and Ford Focus. These are the same wheels used on the Ford Fiesta R1 and R2 rally cars in Europe. For gravel and snow, they suggest the 2118 wheel (the one in the picture) and it is available in 6x15 (gravel) 5.5x16 (snow), ET40 and ET31.5 offsets with the 5x108 bolt pattern. For tarmac, they suggest the 2120 wheel in 6.5x16, ET31.5 offset. The bolt pattern means these wheels will fit the Ford Focus ST as well. We can even get these wheels in the 4x108 older bolt pattern.

The AP racing caliper in the picture below is Ford focused as well. We are working to develop a gravel brake package for the Ford Focus ST. We will keep you all up to date on when that will be available.

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Spring Maxxis Motorsports Tire Production Order

The first day of spring is just around the corner. Time to make sure you are ready for the track or dirt with some new tires!

Our friends at Maxxis Tires are getting ready too, ramping up production on all their motorsports tires. Place your order now for the following tires to make sure you are ready for the season. You can order as few as two tires or as many as you like. This is a booking order. Contact us for a early bird pricing, before the 2018 price increase.


Maxxis Victra R19 - the high performing gravel rally tire we have been telling you about for a while now. Available in soft, medium and hard compounds in the following sizes: 185/70R13, 175/65R14, 185/65R14, 185/65R15, 195/65R15, 205/65R15. Gravel tires sold in left/right pairs.

Maxxis Victra RC-1 - delivers outstanding results in dry conditions while retaining excellent heat-cycle performance. Available in the following sizes: 205/50R15, 225/45R15, 245/40R15, 225/45R17, 235/40R17, 245/45R17, 255/40R17, 275/35R17, 275/40R17, 235/40R18, 265/35R18, 275/35R18.

Maxxis Victra VR-1 - new pattern designed to maximize dry performance while minimizing white knuckle moments under wet weather conditions. Available in the following sizes: 205/50R15, 245/50R15, 205/55R16, 255/40R17, 245/40R18, 265/35R18, 295/40R18.

We here at Four Star Motorsports are your source for Maxxis motorsports tires, contact us today to get the tires you need.

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Maxxis Gravel Rally Tire Early Spring Sale

The Maxxis Victra R19 is a great cost effective rally tire. It has been used by several teams to great success, been talked about several times by us and even a video review by CRC rally driver André LeBlanc. 

We are also happy to announce that we have a Maxxis distributor in western Canada now, Matt Pullen from M2Motorsport in Calgary, Alberta. He joins Peter from drivesport.ca, André from Subaru New Richmond and us here at Four Star Motorsports as Maxxis tire distributors.

To celebrate our spreading Maxxis tire domination across Canada, and hopefully an early spring, we are offering a sale on all in-stock Maxxis gravel rally tires. Save at least $15 per tire while supplies last.

Contact us, or one of the distributors mentioned above, and get a head start on spring.

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Rallye Perce Neige Recap

This past weekend in the coldness of Maniwaki, QC the Rallye Perce Neige took place. It was a cold event with some tricky conditions, an event where only 60% of the cars finished.

Four Star Motorsports friends and customers L3 Rallye team (André, René  and Adam LeBlanc) out of New Richmond, QC managed to take their 2005 Subaru WRX STi to 1st in class and overall in the ECRC and OPRC events and 6th in class and overall in the CRC portion of the event. They were as high as 2nd during the event, but 2 flat tires on the same side at the same time slowed them down a bit.

Another Four Star Motorsports customer and friend Laurens Wit piloted his 2002 Subaru WRX to 1st in his class for the OPRC and CRC events and 2nd in the the ECRC portion of the event.

Congratulations guys!

Mid-Winter Oil Change Package

Mid-Winter Oil Special!

Get everything you need for your next oil change in your 2002-2014 Subaru WRX and 2004-2017 Subaru STi .

This kit includes 5 litres of Gulf Formula G 5W-40 synthetic oil, Subaru OE oil filter (large or small) and oil pan drain plug washer (large or small).

Regular price for these items is $72.40, but for our mid-winter sale this can all be yours for $60 (a savings of over 20%!). Taxes are extra, and we can ship this kit to you (shipping charges will apply). This offer is for the product only. Prices are in Canadian dollars.

If you are just looking to purchase the oil, we will discount that as well and remove the filter and washer from the price.

Contact us here at Four Star Motorsports to take advantage of this special today.

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!