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VWClubMalaysia Bring On The Night 2018 – What a night!

What a night! It took us weeks to come down to one night and needless to say it was awesome!!!

This is our first ever night track and we are pleased to see the turnout of so many Volkswagen Motorsport fans hanging out, looking at some awesome rides and interacting with our special guests Jazeman Jaafar and Pekin Ibrahim under the newly lit-up Sepang International Circuit. A special thank you to our special guests for coming and making the event more fun, really appreciate your presence!

The night lights was fantastic, the weather was great and frankly, it is one of the best track outing event i have ever had – not because of the organiser but because of the ambient and the presences of so many enthusiasts that makes any event great!

On this night too, we had two new kids on the block, the Volkswagen Golf MK7.5GTI and Golf R that made its first appearance in Sepang Night track and for that, we thank you Wing Hin Autohaus for continuously supporting the club through various activities as well as after sales.

A side note, I love the new Mk7.5GTI! Hopefully, I can take one home for a quick run through later on we are still awaiting official photographs from noequal.co. If you have any photographs taken on the event, please do share with us at our email info@vwclubmalaysia.com and let us know your instagram account so that we can credit you; don’t forget to follow us on instagram!

For those interested in the timing for the night, please visit our Hall of Fame here! or download the full copy here

08 00PM - 12 00AM - - QualifyFull

Please accept our apologies for any shortcomings during the event, if you have positive feedback for us, please drop us an email.

Last but not least, thank you to our sponsors for making this happen, if you have been to our track day and like what we do, please support us and give our sponsors pages a like;

RinggitPlus
Revo Technik Malaysia
M Power Technique
Quattrozone Motorsport
Vestra Motorsport
Eurodivision
MIL Auto
Wing hin Autohaus

Till the next track outing!!

VWClubMalaysia BOTN 03 August 2018 Categories

Illustration for fun only

Two more weeks till our Track Night! and of course the above illustration is for fun only. Our Jetta friends are very excited so I made them a simple poster.

As you all probably are aware, we have a few challenge drawn up for our participants and just a recap, we also have a handicap system which the following applies;

  1. Participants categorized as Pro-Drivers will have handicap of 2 secs of their best time;
  2. Semi-Slicks or tyres with less than 180 tread wear will have handicap of 2 secs;
  3. Sponsors and committee are not allowed to participate.

Here are the categories

Non Volkswagen Category by M-Power Motorsport

 Driver's NameStatusCar MakeCar Model
Lee Choon Wai SponsorHondaFK8 Civic Type R
Teh Qing DaParticipantAudiTT MK2
Daniel Yeoh Keat LyeParticipantMercedesAMG A45
Thomas HengParticipantAudiR8 V10
Wynn HueParticipantHondaFK2 Civic Type R
Ling Jia HowParticipantAudiTT Mk2
Wong Mun Seong ParticipantHondaFK8 Civic Type R
Soo Chin TianSponsorAudiS5 V6T
Chuah Chong EngParticipantAudiA5 2.0T
Wong Foo HeanParticipantAudiTTS Mk2
Koh Soon FattParticipantAudiA5 2.0T
Fahrizal HasanPro DriverHondaFK8 Civic Type R
Ng Chee MingParticipantAudiTT MK2
Thomas YapParticipantBMWM 235i
Yap Jian FoongParticipantRenaultMegane RS
Lew Chee KeongParticipantHondaFD2R Civic Type R
Timothy Thomas Yeo RenQuanPro DriverAudiTTS Mk3
Khoo Tiong PingParticipantPorsche997 turbo

Volkswagen AWD Category by Quattrozone Motorsport

 Driver's NameStatusCar MakeCar Model
Tan Ke-VinSponsorVolkswagenGolf R MK7
Lim Jia YangParticipantVolkswagenGolf R MK6
Mohd AbihurairahSponsorVolkswagenGolf R MK6
Tan Khoon YeeParticipantVolkswagenGolf R MK6
Vishnu GopalSponsorVolkswagenGolf R MK7
Hor Yuen KeongParticipantVolkswagenPassat B8
Lee Geok HingParticipantVolkswagenGolf R MK6
Jamal Farhan Bin JamaludinParticipantVolkswagenGolf R MK7
Najib Bin KamarudinParticipantVolkswagenGolf R MK6
Goh Kuan Hock MartinSponsorVolkswagenGolf R32

Volkswagen FWD Category By Vestra Motorsport

 Driver's NameStatusCar MakeCar Model
Goh Kim HanParticipantVolkswagenGolf GTI MK6
Yeah H’Ng EeParticipantVolkswagenScirocco R
Muhammad Bin Abdul Wahab @Ali ParticipantVolkswagenGolf GTI MK5
Chuah Chong WeiParticipantVolkswagenPassat CC 2.0
Tanggo Khor Soo Ping ParticipantVolkswagenGolf GTI MK7
Mohammad Romzi FatahParticipantVolkswagenGolf GTI MK6
Goh Wei SinParticipantVolkswagenGolf GTI MK6
Mohd Hanif Bin AliParticipantVolkswagenGolf GTI MK6
Loh Kai YuenParticipantVolkswagenScirocco R
Emir Faizal Bin NoordinParticipantVolkswagenGolf GTI MK6
Khor Heng LeeSponsorVolkswagenScirocco 2.0
Muhamad Hilmi Bin KamaruddinParticipantVolkswagenGolf GTI MK6
Chen Voon FooiParticipantVolkswagenGolf GTI MK6
Thanawat Charas Virojna ParticipantVolkswagenScirocco R
Teoh Hong ChiewParticipantVolkswagenGolf GTI MK6
Faisal AsriPro DriverVolkswagenScirocco R
Lim Keng JuneParticipantVolkswagenScirocco R
Mohd Harisfathimi Bin ZakariaParticipantVolkswagenGolf GTI MK7
Muhammad Danial Bin Abdul AzizParticipantVolkswagenGolf GTI MK6
Mohd Ardilas Bin Mohd GhayatuddinParticipantVolkswagenGolf GTI Mk5

Volkswagen Jetta Category by Eurodivision Motorsport

 Driver's NameStatusCar MakeCar Model
Noor Zamzurenzaman Hurie Bin IsmalParticipantVolkswagenJetta 1.4 tsi
Muhammad Asyraf Bin Abdul Rahman ParticipantVolkswagenJetta 1.4 tsi
Mahadar Bin Abdul MutalibParticipantVolkswagenJetta 1.4 tsi
Mohamad Azuan Mohd DinParticipantVolkswagenJetta 1.4 tsi
Ng Kim Hoy ParticipantVolkswagenJetta 1.4 tsi
Muhammad Izdihar Bin Mohd Noor AzimiParticipantVolkswagenJetta 1.4 tsi
Mohamad Haniff Bin Mohd AliParticipantVolkswagenJetta 1.4 tsi
Mohamed Aizuddin Bin Mohamed KhairiParticipantVolkswagenJetta 1.4 tsi
Rohaizad Bin HamidiParticipantVolkswagenJetta 1.4 tsi
Idi Zain Hasyeem Bin RoslanParticipantVolkswagenJetta 1.4 tsi
Abdul Munir Bin Noor BakriParticipantVolkswagenJetta 1.4 tsi

Volksagen 1.4 and Below Category by MIL Auto

  Driver's NameStatusCar MakeCar Model
Chun Kok Han ParticipantVolkswagenScirocco 1.4
Leow Chwee KuanParticipantVolkswagenMK6 Golf 1.4tsi
Mohamad Niat Faez Bin FauziParticipantVolkswagenVento 1.2cc
Mohamad Nur Syafiq ZakariaParticipantVolkswagenPolo
Mohd Jefri Bin Abdul KarimParticipantVolkswagenScirocco 1.4

By the way, you didn’t read wrongly. The Passat B8 is in the AWD category. Perhaps the only Passat B8 in the country with AWD DQ500!!!

 

VWClubMalaysia Bring On The Night 2018 Challenge

Illustration Purpose Only – since there’s 3 FK8R coming and they are all good friends; The Scirocco R and FK8R i mean

Not our usual thing; all of our track days have been without any challenges  because we were tight on budget and Its difficult to police especially you need to ensure that all drivers are driving their own cars and not the STIG jumping into every mate’s car and the whole pit of them wins something.

So, we have decided to break our tradition and put up 5 categories based on our participation list;

  1. VWClubMalaysia None Volkswagen Category by M Power
  2. VWClubMalaysia Volkswagen AWD Category by QuattroZone
  3. VWClubMalaysia Volkswagen FWD Category by Vestra Motorsport
  4. VWClubMalaysia Volkswagen Jetta Category by Eurodivision
  5. VWClubMalaysia 1.4 and below Category by MIL Auto

All categories will have similar conditions;

  • Challenge Session Timing starts from 2200hrs to 2400hrs;
  • Participants with a transponder are automatically enrolled;
  • Any driver defined as “Pro-driver” will have a handicap of 2 secs;
  • Semi-slicks tyres will have handicap of 2 secs;
  • The fastest lap will determine the winner and there are 3 winners per category;
  • Time completed by another driver other than registered will have 5 secs penalty added to their best time;
  • Sponsors and Organizers are not allowed to participate.

Categorization will be announced later

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Can I still go into the track during the challenge time between 2200-2400hrs?

Yes, you can. The time is an indication to the participants that we will be taking the best time between 2200-2400hrs. Anyone can still go into the circuit for the track day.

What do you mean by “Time completed by another driver other than registered will have 5 secs penalty added to their best time” and how is it being monitored?

This is to prevent “cheating” by participants asking a better driver to drive for him. While we will do our best to monitor, we urge your cooperation to make this fair and not manipulate the results. If there is a complaint and found true, we will not hesitate to disqualify you.

Who is qualified for this challenge?

Any participants with transponder is eligible.

How do I know the result of my hot lap?

We will provide results on hourly basis otherwise, other applications such as Speedhive should provide real-time lap results or you can consider using Harry’s Laptimer for IOS / Race Chrono for Android.

You have more questions? Feel free to drop us an email at info@vwclubmalaysia.com

Welcome Jazeman Jaafar!

VWClubMalaysia is beyond ecstatic to announce that Malaysia’s very own Le Mans driver Jazeman Jaafar will be a featured guest during our upcoming ‘Bring on The Night’ track day which will be our very first night event at Sepang International Circuit (SIC) on the 3rd of August 2018.

Definitely no stranger to the scene, Jazeman is coming fresh from an outstanding maiden performance at the WEC LeMans 24 Hour Race where his team Jackie Chan DC Racing (LMP2) finished 10th overall in a field of 60 cars during what is regarded as one of the most prestigious events on the annual four-wheel motorsports calendar.

source – https://www.driverdb.com/drivers/jazeman-jaafar/

That amongst a whole array of notable achievements, the young gentleman has qualified for his F1 Super License, won the Formula BMW championship, Won the Monaco & Pau GP at the British F3 where he went to take the vice-champion spot for the series, and more recently was vice-champion at the Blancpain GT series whereby he raced for Mercedes-AMG factory team HTP Motorsports. With just a glimpse at some of these milestones, it is no mystery why Jazeman is fast becoming a household name in Malaysian motorsports.

VWClubMalaysia has been keen supporters to the Jazeman journey since the Sepang Asian Le Mans debut at the start of the year where we were graciously invited as a club to come out at support our local hero. Now in less than a months’ time, Jazeman will be featuring at our very own humble track day. Do expect an action filled evening with the racer doing test-runs in some of VWCM’s fast golfs, while offering some pro-tips to participants on how to tackle SIC, and more!

Do visit the links bellow to find out more on Jazeman Jaafar:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jazjaafar/?ref=br_rs
Instagram: @jazemanjaafar
Twitter: @jazemanjaafar

VWClubMalaysia Track Day 2018 Sponsorship Price

Great news! You can get RM 3501 off your track day this coming 03 August 2018!

This is what you need to do:

  1. Visit2 any of the participating sponsors below and provide
    • Your Registered Name for the trackday;
    • Your Car Registration Number for the trackday;
    • Your Identification Number for the trackday.
  2. Pay RM 300 (for VW) and RM 350 (for non VW) to the participating sponsors;
  3. Once we have processed your entry, you will receive an email from info@vwclubmalaysia.com to confirm your slot!

Note :

  1. This is only applicable to those who have registered for the track day. We are currently full for the track day but if you would like be on the waiting list, please sign up here
  2. Participating sponsors will have respective criteria / requirement to fulfill – The sponsorship of track day payment is entirely at the decision of the participating sponsors and the rights to reject any request to sponsors without providing any form of justifications.

Participating sponsors

Quattrozone Sdn Bhd (Balakong)
Kelvin Cheng +60 16-533 6879

M-Power Technique (Cheras / Sunway)
LC Wai +60 16-332 9321

Eurodivision Motorsport (Petaling Jaya)
Vishnu +60 17-206 4892

Vestra Motorsport (Pulau Pinang / Johor)
Henry Khor +60 17-434 3118

MIL Auto (Kuala Terengganu)
ABI +60 19-394 5438

Terms and Conditions

1.  The Track Day is conducted with official sponsors participation, along with the sponsors logo, insignia and peripherals. As such, participants are prohibited from affixing logos, insignia , peripherals etc of companies/teams not associated with the Track Day sponsors/organisers. The Track Day organisers reserve the right to instruct participants to remove prohibited logos, insignias , peripherals or to remove the participant from participating in the Track Day with immediate effect;

  1. The organizer(s) reserve the right to amend the Rules and Regulations without prior notice.

  2. If you wish to transfer your slots, please notify us at info@vwclubmalaysia.com one week in advance of the track day, transfer request after the cut-off date, will not be entertained.

 

VWClubMalaysia Track Day 3 August 2018 Night Session

This will be our first night session track day!! As informed by Sepang, there will be flood lights installed in the next couple of months and night track days will possibly be the best option for cars suffering from extreme heat.

Date : 03 August 2018, Friday
Venue : Sepang International Circuit (SIC)
Time : 2000-0000hrs (night session)
Maximum limit: 70 cars (60 VW / 10 Others) Priority given to Volkswagen Owners

Entry Price :

Volkswagen Cars RM 650 / Other Makes RM700 with or without transponder
Transponders are available up to 66 participants only , you can opt for “no” transponder in the registration form, please select accordingly;

Normal Rate / Walk-in Rate (if slots are still available) at RM850 – with transponder depends on availability . Additional driver RM 200, please sign up on event day;

RM 100 will be collected as a refundable deposit for transponders on the actual day.

Payment details
CIMB Account No : 8008505821
Account Holder Name : Kelab Volkswagen Kuala Lumpur dan Selangor
Payment Notification by email : info@vwclubmalaysia.com
Contact Person : Treasurer Bernard Lim Whatsapp Only +60 17-375 2588

Please email the payment receipt along with your full name to the email address above to confirm your slot by 01 July 2018, otherwise your slot will be released.

Please click on this link to register

Please note:

  1. That by submitting this form, it is deemed that you have agreed to the Sepang International Circuit’s and the organizer’s terms and conditions.

  2. Payment for the event must be made by 01 July 2018, failing which your slot will be released without prior notice.

  3. The organizer(s) reserve the right to amend the Rules and Regulations without prior notice.

  4. If you wish to transfer your slots, please notify us at info@vwclubmalaysia.com in advance. Transfer request on event day will not be entertained.

  5. The Track Day is conducted with official sponsors participation, along with the sponsors logo, insignia and peripherals. As such, participants are prohibited from affixing logos, insignia , peripherals etc of companies/teams not associated with the Track Day sponsors/organisers. The Track Day organisers reserve the right to instruct participants to remove prohibited logos, insignias , peripherals or to remove the participant from participating in the Track Day with immediate effect

More sponsors to come and if you are keen to sponsor the track day or have further inquires, you can contact us at info@vwclubmalaysia.com.

VWClubMalaysia 10 October 2017 Safety briefing slides

Fellow participants attending the 10 October 2017 track day, safety briefing is compulsory attendance.

Failing which, you will be denied entry to the circuit.

Visitors are always welcome to join us, entry is free. You are allowed to be a passenger in the track – only one passenger allowed at a time, please bring own safety gear example, helmet.

VWClubMalaysia October Track Day Information

Dear Participants

This the temporary Pit allocation for 10 October 2017. The actual pit numbers will only be available on Monday.

Please remember your Racing No as the race packs are sorted accordingly.

Also please note the itinerary for the day. All drivers must attend safety briefing, failing which you will not be allowed to into the circuit.

Please note that Tuesday, 10th October is a working day, please expect heavy traffic to Sepang Circuit.

Time Description
0800-0830 Participant registration

  • You will be given a set of forms pre-filled by your entry form, please sign them and return after safety briefing
0830-0900 Safety briefing

  • Compulsory for all participants
  • You will get your transponder and driver’s tag after safety briefing;
  • Please prepare RM 100 refundable transponder deposit.
0900-1300 Track Opens

  • Please return transponder and get your RM 100 refund

 

 

 

VWClubMalaysia Oct 2017 Track Day

Its back! VWClubMalaysia track day for the second half of 2017 is now open for registration.

First of all, we would like to thank you Unipac Engineering (as the confirmed sponsor) for making this happen. Unipac Engineering is established well over 40 years focussing on turn-key workshops & service centre solution for automotive industry. Their portfolio as one of the technical and solution partners to Volkswagen Malaysia Service Centres have opened the opportunity for a partnership with us at VWClubMalaysia. For more information on Unipac Engineering please visit their facebook page here.

At VWClubMalaysia, our priority is Volkswagen owners, however we are also open to having non Volkswagen owners to join us for our track day which we have slots up to 20 for non Volkswagen Owners; which for the first time, we are having 80 cars in the track instead of 70.

To sign up for the track day, please read the following information

Date : 10 October 2017, Tuesday
Venue : Sepang International Circuit (SIC)
Time : 0900-1300hrs (morning session)
Maximum limit: 80 cars (60 VW / 20 Others) Priority given to Volkswagen Owners

Entry Price :

Volkswagen Cars RM 350 / Other Makes RM550 with or without transponder
Transponders are available up to 66 participants only , you can opt for “no” transponder, please select accordingly;

Normal Rate / Walk-in Rate (if slots are still available) at RM750 with transponder and RM 700 without transponder. Additional driver RM 200, please sign up on event day;

RM 100 will be collected as a refundable deposit for transponders on the actual day.

Payment details
CIMB Account No : 8008505821
Account Holder Name : Kelab Volkswagen Kuala Lumpur dan Selangor
Payment Notification by email : info@vwclubmalaysia.com
Contact Person : Treasurer Bernard Lim Whatsapp Only +60 17-375 2588

Please email the payment receipt along with your full name to the email address above to confirm your slot by 31 July 2017, otherwise your slot will be released.

Please click on this link to register 

Please note:

  1. That by submitting this form, it is deemed that you have agreed to the Sepang International Circuit’s and the organizer’s terms and conditions.

  2. Payment for the event must be made by 31 July 2017, failing which your slot will be released without prior notice.

  3. The organizer(s) reserve the right to amend the Rules and Regulations without prior notice.

  4. If you wish to transfer your slots, please notify us at info@vwclubmalaysia.com in advance. Transfer request on event day will not be entertained.

  5. The Track Day is conducted with official sponsors participation, along with the sponsors logo, insignia and peripherals. As such, participants are prohibited from affixing logos, insignia , peripherals etc of companies/teams not associated with the Track Day sponsors/organisers. The Track Day organisers reserve the right to instruct participants to remove prohibited logos, insignias , peripherals or to remove the participant from participating in the Track Day with immediate effect

More sponsors to come and if you are keen to sponsor the track day or have further inquires, you can contact us at info@vwclubmalaysia.com.

Motorsport Project for 2017

I used to blog a lot under my own blog page at iamk3v.com but I find it difficult to draw the line between personal rant and what I post for sharing in the club so here we go again. I intended to start with a few DIY stuff and etc but I need more material before I start so that is currently KIV.

Anyway, our motorsport project for 2017 story continues with the Mk6 GTI, which I admit that we have neglected because of the focus on MK7 Golf R and also because it is more cost effective to work on 7R than the 6GTI. The strategy paid off as we managed to beat the record of 2.24s set by the MK6 Golf R with a 2.23s lap time with much lesser mods.

A little history on the Mk6 GTI aka Fatboy which we have named him such earlier – to be frank, I am not very good names so don’t give me crap for funny names, was meant to be a track focus car with its wider body and handling setup. The project was a collective effort from the owner and myself, an entry to Motorsport from the club’s level, in short, this is a VWClubMalaysia track warrior alongside with the MK6R and before the Mk7R came into light.

We did pretty well in 2015, a second place ZTH Time to Attack Euro Street Category, clocking 2.34s on the Yokohama AD08R with Boy Wong behind the wheel before its clutch burnt and ended our journey; or rather a new journey begins. I personally love the GTI, the power from REVO Stage 3 Ko4 330hp was more than enough for spirited driving and light tracking but with the widebody, i personally felt that it was overwhelmed.

Overwhelmed because we should have more power to match the wider grip and etc. Imagine a stock standard GTI with a similar mods doing 2.35 vs a pro doing 2.34 on a widebody. Facts don’t lie, its apparent that what we did on the GTI is not smart, but life is always a learning curve.

I have a confession too that I was aware of the clutch issues prior to the race, but I took for granted and on top of my head, 2.34 should seal the deal. I underestimated the competition and a Scirocco GT beat us with a fraction of second and coming to second heat, the clutch was gone and there is nothing much we can do; noob mistake and hopefully we don’t repeat it. If the car is not fit, we should never run it; inside the track, at 50 plus degree, wear and tear is guaranteed.

The dying clutch actually kick-started the entire project in 2016, basically the GTI was ripped apart; the ko4 sold, the KW clubsport sold, brembo brakes sold, intercooler sold…. but in the end, the money went to the 7R! It was a tough call but right one because it will take too much time to rebuild the engine – because we are going for bigger power and check wear and tear. It will be another disappointment to run it and come short again.

The escalating USD is making this project a little hard to take off – our motorsport “advisors” have in fact advised to direct the fund towards the 7R, which now suffers fuel starvation and to go even faster, we need to lose weight which is something that I am reluctant to do. Also, this has been our project since 2015 and if I don’t work it out, its like breaking a promise, so for 2017, here’s an overview of the plan;

  1. Engine Rebuild – new pistons, new connecting rods, new valvetrain kits, new arp bolts;
  2. New Turbo – still considering options GTX28 / EFR6758  / GTX30 / EFR7163 and to be detailed in next post;
  3. New set of coilovers;
  4. New Brake Kit – likely to settle with endless brakes;
  5. A new set of intercoolers;
  6. I think I sold the intake too;
  7. Racing Seats;
  8. New clutches;
  9. New exhaust system;
  10. Maybe change the meth kit;
  11. Maybe new intake manifold.

Till the next update!