Summernats 23 - Top Ten Burnouts
Actually it's the top eleven seeing that four entrants finished on the same
points. These were the official placings and we count them down from 11 to
V6 Vengeance 2
A mix of runs from the day I first ran with the Intercooler and additional Boost.
We had Boost issues which meant the
turbo couldn't make over 10.5psi Boost. First pass was in pure street trim,
then we made a soft pass to make sure nothing was going to break with the
slicks on, then we got into it and made some quicker runs. On that day we
made 13 passes within 5 hours, all in the 12-second zone. Not bad for a car
that was a daily driver at the time.
10 Second V6 Wagon
Geoff Whyte's VN Wagon is a beast. 10-second quarters from a V6 powered
station wagon is nothing to sneer at.
One of Geoff's mate's did the filming, so blame him for the wobbly footage.
02SKD - Queenslander XD Falcon at Summernats
At first glance I though this was a ZK Fairlane but it doesn't have enough
windows down the side and the headlights are wrong. All that aside this
Queensland based Ford does a pretty decent burnout at Sumemrnats 25. which
begs the question, when are we going to see a State of Origin burnout comp?
Twin Turbo V6 Sleeper Wagon
At the Dyno day run by
Totally Exhausted (with help from the
crew at Webster's Dyno) in Wodonga this VN wagon
was a real sleeper. On the outside it looks just like any other faded red
shitbox vn (I own a faded red shitbox vn too - so I can say that), but pop
the bonnet (that's hood to you American folk) and there's two tiny little
turbos helping the 3.8-litre v6 Boost it's way to over 250rwhp while several
hundred people partied and looked on. Stay tuned for more from this Dyno day. There were a few
suprise packages and alot of fun had by all.
V6 Vengeance 3
Incar footage. A small collection of incar runs from when I was running the
car everyweek at WSID (Western Sydney International Dragway).
For the best launch I had to pull the handbrake up, pump the brake pedal
twice with my left foot and keep my finger on the handbrake button. When
the lights came down I would bring the car up on Boost and at 3000rpm I would step off the
brake and release the handbrake while mashing the accelerator pedal. It
takes some practice but it saves paying for a transbrake.
Robbie Bolger Drifting
Here's some incar and outside footage of Robbie Bolger drifting the Capa
Ute. The Ute runs a 1000hp Gen-III V8 with a Vortech YSI Supercharger...it's insane
LS1turbo.com.au One Tonner
Twin turbo Holden One tonner. Good for
low 11's with no engine modifications (except valve springs).
Listen to it turn the tyre for the first 60-foot, this thing will go 10's
with traction and practice.
Video was shot in widescreen but YouTube doesn't handle widescreen
particularly well so it looks a little squished.
Sydney Car Festival Centura burnout
Here's a video of myself at the Sydney Car Festival in 2004 with my 265
powered Centura. As you can see the track was wet so there wasn't as much
smoke coming off the tyres as I would have liked but I still won the six
VL Commodore spins at 160mph+
Turn your volume up for this one. Watch as Max Ellery spins out at over
160mph in his VL Commodore. Clean undies were most probably needed