Workshop and equipment 

MTA’s venue is located at Wodonga TAFE's Logic Campus near the Hume Freeway at Barnawartha North, just 17 kilometres south of Wodonga.

Our training facility includes eight classrooms, a large workshop, and a driver training/testing circuit 1.6 kilometres long and 8 metres wide (11 metres wide on the straight!)

This driver training venue enables our students to easily test the vehicles they've prepared and gather data on the setup and changes they've made to them. This facility puts MTA up there with the peak motorsport training facilities in the world, as even V8 Supercar teams don’t have a test track out the back of their roller door! 

a view of the new Logic Campus for MTA and NISTC

The training venue is also available for hire by individuals for driver training purposes, subject to its availability between MTA and DECA/NISTC training activities. Whilst the venue is NOT a race track, it is available for non-competitive drive days, with details available on our Venue Hire page

 

Workshop 

MTA workshop crop

The large well-equipped workshop has six bays, five 2-post hoists and one 4-post hoist. 

Our workshop has withdrawal areas for online training delivery, as well as facilities for welding, fabrication, fitting and machining. There is also a composites area where students learn to make a variety of composite panels from fibreglass and carbon fibre.

MTA also uses the training facilities at Wodonga TAFE's main McKoy Street campus for the delivery of welding, fabrication, fitting and machiningtraining, as well as those training units which require quiet classroom areas and computer laboratories.

 

 

 

Race vehicles

 

 

Ford BA V8 Supercar

Specifications: This vehicle started life as the prototype BA Supercarmade by Ford to homologate the BA for V8 Supercar racing. Tested by most of the leading Ford drivers at the time to evaluate the race car, it was driven by Dick Johnson around Bathurst in 2002 to show off the new model. 

Ford BA V8 Supercar

After retiring from these duties it spent time at the Ford Discovery Centre in Geelong. When Ford released the new FG model, the running gear was removed to power the FG prototype. Ford Australia then kindly donated the shell to MTA. It has been completed using parts from Brad Jones Racing, Ford Performance Racing and Novocastrian Motorsport, as well parts manufactured by MTA students and staff.

Plumbing of the complex oil and fuel systems is provided by Rapid Hydraulics, our preferred high performance hose and hose fittings supplier. Students use this to learn skills in the following areas/units.
  • Assemble hoses and fittings for motorsport applications.
  • Overhaul, engine, transmission and final drive assemblies.
  • Perform competition vehicle preparation procedures at an event.
  • Prepare competition vehicle and support equipment for transportation.
  • Select and prepare tyres and wheels for motorsport applications.
  • Apply aerodynamic and vehicle dynamic principles and effects.
  • Prepare competition vehicle suspension.
  • Perform pit lane/service area operations.

 

 

Van Diemen RF04 Formula Ford

Specifications: Bought by MTA as a new car in 2004, it has had limited campaigns in the Victorian and National Formula Ford Championships running the 1600cc 'Kent' engine. It is fitted with an extensive data logging system enabling feedback during driver training sessions for novice drivers.

The Van Diemen has now been updated to the National 'Duratec' engine specification and in the right hands can still be a race winning car.
Students use this to learn skills in the following areas/units.
  • Overhaul, engine, transmission and final drive assemblies
  • Perform competition vehicle preparation procedures at an event
  • Prepare competition vehicle and support equipment for transportation
  • Assemble and prepare a competition vehicle
  • Collect and log motorsport data
  • Select and prepare tyres and wheels for motorsport applications
  • Apply aerodynamic and vehicle dynamic principles and effects
  • Prepare competition vehicle suspension.

 

 

Karts, Yamaha 'J' Karts, Yamaha 'J'

Specifications: 204cc Briggs & Stratton Monster 4 strokes fitted with AIMS MYCHRON race data. Whilst in many ways the most basic of competition vehicles, these pocket rockets provide the many of the same affordable benefits to motorsport students as they do to the many kart competitors in Australia. We use them extensively for training in data logging. Students also act as officials at the local Wodonga Kart Track.

Students use this to learn skills in the following areas/units.

  • Inspect and service engines.
  • Assemble and prepare a competition vehicle.
  • Collect and log motorsport data.
  • Carry out wheel alignment operations.
  • Perform competition vehicle preparation procedures at an event
  • Prepare competition vehicle and support equipment for transportation.

 

 

 

Race car transporter Race car transporter

Specifications: The 1986 Mitsubishi transporter covers a great deal of distance every year, transporting MTA vehicles, and sometimes those of our partners, such as BJR, to race events in Victoria and interstate. It is capable of hauling a V8 Supercar and a Formula Ford at the same time, and has a fold-down ramp and rear floor enabling simple loading of the vehicles. Students learn to safely manage the loading and unloading of the vehicles, including support equipment, and proper restraining techniques.

Students use this to learn skills in the following areas/units.

  • Set up and dismantle temporary work stations
  • Operate in a motor sport environment
  • Load and unload a competition vehicle and support equipment
  • Perform competition vehicle preparation procedures at an event.

 

 

 

 

FPV Pursuit Ute (BA 260)

Specifications: Kindly donated by Ford Australia, the FPV Ute started as a development mule before finding its way to MTA. It has been modified by the fitment of brakes as used in the popular V8 Ute series, a custom inlet manifold made by students, high performance exhaust, cams supplied by Crow Cams and a fully adjustable suspension kindly supplied by Pedders. 

FPV Pursuit Ute (BA 260)

The ute has been lightened, fitted with a safety cage and performance oriented seats and racing harnesses. Like all MTA vehicles, it is painted in PPG supplied 2-pack paint. Students use this to learn skills in the following areas/units.

 

  • Service petrol fuel systems.
  • Inspect and service engines.
  • Analyse and repair complex performance fuel systems
  • Repair ignition systems.
  • Carry out diagnostic procedures.
  • Service and repair electronically controlled traction control systems.
  • Service and repair electronic spark ignition engine management systems.
  • Carry out diagnosis of complex system faults.
  • Fabricate exhaust systems.
  • Perform general machining.
  • Composites (bonnet and front splitter).

 

 

Toyota Yaris Toyota Yaris

Specifications: Toyota Australia kindly loaned the vehicle to MTA. It was imported as an evaluation vehicle and has been disabled to the extent it can never be registered. It has a 2NZ 1800cc Corolla engine, and bristles with late model technology, such as ABS, traction and stability control, and a full complement of airbags.

Students use this to learn skills in the following areas/units.

  • Service petrol fuel systems.
  • Inspect and service engines.
  • Repair and replace emission control systems.
  • Repair ignition systems.
  • Carry out diagnostic procedures.
  • Service and repair electronically controlled anti-lock braking systems.
  • Service and repair electronically controlled traction control systems
  • Service and repair electronic spark ignition engine management systems.
  • Carry out diagnosis of complex system faults.

  

 

Hyundai Veloster Tarmac Rally Car

This vehicle was donated by Hyundai Australia and was built as a concept vehicle and promotional tool. Hyundai donated the car in 2017 after the concept vehicle completed its successful campaign with Hyundai Australia.

Specifications: 

  • 1.6 litre Direct Injection Turbocharged engine.
  • 6 speed manual.
  • FIA spec roll over protection (roll cage).
  • OMP race seats and 6 point harnesses.
  • 2 stage on-board fire suppression system.
  • Alcon race brake package with adjustable bias.
  • DMS adjustable remote reservoir dampers and front coil-overs.
  • Lightweight race wheels.

Students use this to learn skills in the following areas/units: overhaul manual transmissions, inspect and repair engine forced induction systems, diagnose complex system faults, diagnose and repair spark ignition engine management systems, to name a few.

  

 

Hyundai Veloster Blue Veloster

This Veloster was donated by Hyundai Australia and was originally used for development of the Australian Veloster model. Keeping with the latest technology, we can monitor the Di turbocharged engine parameters while on the MTA chassis dyno.

Specifications: 

  • 1.6 litre Direct Injection Turbocharged engine
  • 6 Speed manual

Students use this to learn skills in the following areas/units: 

  • Diagnose and repair light vehicle suspension systems.
  • Carry out light vehicle wheel alignment operations.
  • Inspect and service manual transmissions.
  • Diagnose and repair spark ignition engine management systems.

 

 

Holden VF SS Commodore 

This vehicle was a pilot vehicle used by Holden when developing the VF Commodore. It was donated to MTA by Holden Australia in 2017 to use for vehicle diagnostics. The vehicle is fitted with additional sensors and thermocouples that are used for checking various conditions of the driveline when operating.

Specifications: 

  • 6.2 litre V8
  • 6 speed manual

Students use this to learn skills in the following areas/units: 

  • Diagnose complex system faults
  • Test engines using a dynamometer
  • Inspect and service engines
  • Carry out diagnostic procedures

 

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