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.
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
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.
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.
Crazy Little Twin Turbo V6 Power Austin Lancer
This little beast from the recent Ford Forum Drag Nationals caught my eye
the other day. It's an Austin Lancer with a twin turbo Commodore V6 engine. As you can see it
certainly gets going on the track, despite looking like something pulled
out of the paddock (I think it was). Looks like fun.
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.
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.
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
Here's a 12.1 second run of V6 Vengeance where you can hear the full sound
of the engine.