The round sees Dardanup businessman Will White race for just the second time in a new car, which helped him shave five seconds off his times between rounds one and two.
A self-confessed adrenaline junkie, White competes in the Rallysprints for the thrill rather than results, but felt he had achieved optimal speed in his 2003 Mitsubishi Evo VIII and after finishing fourth in the first round of the season, he purchased an Evo IX MR from Steve Jones Racing.
Not only did White gain a newer car with increased power, but he also shifted from the 2.0-litre category to the 3.5-litre class, putting him up against the most powerful cars in the event.
His first outing in his new car not only took an incredible five seconds off his times, but lifted him to the top of the podium.
‘This is an absolutely exhilarating car to drive,’ White said.
‘I have raced in a 700hp GTR and this car is every bit as exciting to drive. Compared to my other car, everything happens a lot faster. The low-down torque of this engine is phenomenal.’
There are now three cars with Stroker engines competing in the series, which should make for interesting time comparisons over the final three rounds of the Rallysprint series, which is a tarmac rally contested over five rounds between November and March.