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.
Twin Turbo Commodore Sleeper on the Dyno
How's this for a sleeper? This twin turbo VY SS Commodore doesn't look much from the
outside but it's got it where it counts. Sorry about the interview. I
cleaned up the audio the best I could but it's pretty noisy inside the Dyno cell. Basically he's
saying it's got an iron block with forged internal built by Sonny at
Autoworks in Beverly Hills (Sydney Suburb) and twin turbos. I cut the video off at the end because
Pinky started up on the microphone and the audio REALLY went to shit.
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.
World's Biggest Burnout Fire!
Justen Brown absolutely torches his Holden ute at Mallanats with one of the
biggest fire shows we've seen.
And then he came out in the finals and do it all again.
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.
Sleeper Wagon II
A heads up race between a modified EVO Lancer and the 440 wagon.
I was running a dial in of 8.7 prior to this run but I brought it back to
9.1 to run heads up with the lancer. I stood on the brakes at the other end
so as to not breakout in the "dial your own" bracket.
Old footage shot with a hi8 camera around 1999-2000
PILTZY'S Hatch at Avalon
Brett Piltz hauled his Torana hatchback all the way to Avalon (from Wagga)
for Tread Cemetery and delivered a serious smokeshow for his team.
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
OUTLAW Burnout - Snap, Crackle, Pop!
the guys with OUTLAW have been stepping up in terms of burnout and
presentation but some early issues really hurt their points score at Tread