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2017 PDA Motorsport Team

PDA are passionate about motorsport and continue to have a presence at various events around Australia.

Team owner Mark Butcher will be running his 3 Subaru’s in a mixture of events – and will occasionally have other drivers behind the wheel also.

The best way to stay up to day with the motorsport activities is to follow PDA on facebook.


2016 Results –

April 23 – Barrington Hill Climb

  • Sheridan Budsworth (Nissan Skyline R32)- 13th Outright
  • Mark Butcher (Subaru WRX) -20th Outright

Feb 20 – Highclere Hill Climb

  • Mark Butcher (Subaru WRX) – 6th Outright / 4th in class
  • Sheridan Budsworth (Nissan Skyline R32) – 13th Outright / 4th in class

Drivers / Vehicles

Mark Butcher

Subaru WRX GC8 – Hill Climb/Time Attack








Subaru STi (2010) Gravel Rally Car

Subaru STi - Mark Butcher

Subaru STi – Mark Butcher

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Sheridan Budsworth

Nissan Skyline R32 – Hill Climb / Drifting


Sheridan symmons






Other #teampda supported drivers –

  • Warren Phillip-Clarke – Subaru WRX – Circuit Racing – WA
  • Stephen Mackinlay – Mitsubishi Lancer – Rallying – WA
  • Owen Polanski – Nissan Skyline – Rallying – VIC


Some history of #teampda

Performance Driving Australia managing director Mark Butcher has had a long term involvement in motorsport in Australia.

In 2016 – Performance Driving Australia commenced supporting several local drivers as well as developing two PDA Subaru’s for competition.

Mark’s driving experience includes –

  • Driving in 8 – World Championship Rallies
  • Finishing in the top 10 outright  of the Australian Rally Championship in multiple rounds in 2011
  • Driving a Ford Escort Mk2 in the classic section of the Australian Rally Championship
  • Multiple club level wins and State level podiums driving a Group A/PRC Subaru WRX

Check out some photos and our blog here on our recent activity –


Stay tuned for updates on where you can catch the team in action in 2017

The PDA Hill Climb Project

Tarmac Hill Climb/Sprint Subaru WRX 

Donor vehicle – Base model 1994 Subaru Impreza – non turbo 2wd purchased for $500.

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Progress – Now featuring a 2007 STi Spec C engine and 6 speed Gearbox with 4WD and DCCD.

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Donor Car – the ex Rally Car driving by Mark Butcher in the Australian Rally Championship –

GD Series Subaru WRX STi Spec C