WTAC legend Tarzan Yamada to compete in 2019 Open Class with CMA Cusco WRX

Tarzan Yamada is confirmed to drive the Car Mods Australia (CMA) / CUSCO WRX STI in the 2019 WTAC GCG Open Class! This means both Tarzan and Keiichi ‘Drift King’ Tsuchiya will be going head-to-head in competition! 

Yamada is a two-time WTAC Pro Class Champion in the legendary Cyber Evo and brings a wealth of experience to the team who have prepared a very serious weapon and have made their intentions clear – They are not competing for a participation medal! A podium finish is the goal with the title of Australia’s fastest WRX also clearly in their cross hairs.

The CMA/CUSCO WRX has just had a complete overhaul and is now packing a very serious punch with 580kW (778HP) at all four wheels. The engine is a closed-deck sleeved 2.5 litre engine running maximum levels of boost, courtesy of a Garrett GTX 3584 Turbo and a full array of Turbosmart gear. This is fed through a paddle-shifted PPG 6 speed sequential transmission to a pair of Cusco diffs. All of this is controlled by a full Motec system. 

Recent testing has proved extremely promising with an outright win at the Subinats at Phillip Island and a further shakedown at Queensland Raceway showing serious promise in the lead up to WTAC.

Tarzan is a living legend in JDM automotive circles, highly respected by racers and fans alike

Tarzan Yamada is a veteran of WTAC having completed almost every year at Sydney Motorsport Park with the following teams:

2010 – Cyber Evo – Outright winner

2011 – Cyber Evo – Outright winner 

2012 – Cyber Evo – DNF

2013 –  NSX – 8th outright

2014 – Top Secret – 2nd GTR class

2015 – Revzone Evo – 2nd Open Class 

2016 – Lightning GTR -11th Open Class

2018 – ex-Jun Auto 350Z – 15th Open Class

Watch the video below as Nev Scott from Car Mods Australia takes us through the car Tarzan will jump into this October! 

Welcome TARZAN YAMADA back to the party! Come cheer on the time attack OG at #10YearsOfWTAC! Yokohama World Time Attack Challenge will be held 18-19 October 2019. Tickets are on sale NOW at http://tickets.worldtimeattack.com/