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2000hp Torana Wins Horsepower Heroes

Jake Edwards goes back to back at Summernats 26 with another win in horsepower Heroes with 1666rwhp (and equates to over 2000hp at the flywheel). The car runs a 496ci big block with a massive 106mm Garrett turbo with EFI and methanol. It has run 7.88 at 179mph on the quarter, so it's not just a Dyno queen. Check out how much Exhaust energy it produces at the end of the video where it blew my second camera over even though it was at least 8 feet away.


 


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SILLY - Third Place - Liqui Moly National Burnout Masters
Billy Seton's HQ was't even running when they took it to Summernats 26, and he almost got DNF'ed when the steering coupling broke in Master Qualifying but he stormed though the finals to score third place. It was a fairy tale finish for the Junee tyre fryer and he's "Over the moon" with the result.





Too Much Horsepower For The Dyno
At the recent Totally Exhausted Dyno Day they tried to Dyno test Billey Seton's SILLY HQ sedan. But massive traction issues meant they weren't getting the numbers the car should have been getting. the engine has been Dynoed at 1300hp but the best they could get was just over 450rwhp before it erupted in wheelspin again. Then after it was all over they took it out the back for some donut action and snapped some wheel studs off.





Jake Edwards, turbocharged Torana
Jake's single turbo Torana is legendary in Australia. His ability to crank out big horsepower numbers from relatively simple combinations defies belief. It's an awesome sounding car as well. Not sure of the specs when this video was shot because he's had several motors, but it's a Holden V8 between 308 and 393ci with a large Holset single turbo.





Summernats 26 Shannons City Cruise
To open Summernats this year 200 cool machines cruised down Northbourne Avenue





CUTSIK - Fifth Place - Liqui Moly National Burnout Masters
Craig Whiddett scores fifth place for the second time in a row and personally we reckon he was ripped off both times. Craig did everything right - except not taking a bow for the crowd - and we reckon he should have been in the top three with this burnout.





Jake Edwards Wins Horsepower Heroes
Yes, horsepower Heroes was back this year and there were some tough cars spinning the rollers to see who had the most horsepower. In the end it was Jake Edwards with his turbocharged 496ci Chevy powered Holden Torana. It runs straight methanol with a Motec Computer running 16 injectors. the car has run 8.0 at 179mph with a smaller compressor wheel on the turbo.





Summernats 26 - Day Four
The action was hot on and off the track today. My plan was to check out lots more than I did on Day four at Summernats but with other duties I ended up missing more than I got. Sorry about the lack of show cars, and cruising etc. The rain certainly put a damper on the nights activities with the PPG Supercruise being cancelled, but they still had the fireworks and finished off with Rose Tattoo.





GM176 - Fourth Place - Liqui Moly National Burnout Masters
Gary Myers proved why he's one of the best in the country by qualifying not one, but two cars in the Liqui Moly National Burnout Masters. Then he got them both into the top ten as well. It was a great burnout but in a field of great burnouts the judges awarded Gary fourth place with the Mustang





Summernats 26 Liqui Moly National Burnout Masters Top Ten
So here they are from 10 to 1 - the Liqui Moly National Burnout Masters. Mick Brasher, Adam Slorach, Gary Myers, Fred Watson, Steve Edsall, Craig Whiddett, Gary Myers, Billy Seton, Matt Power & Peter Grmusa. I'll do another video soon showing all 26 Burnout Masters.





PROPSI Loses A Tailshaft And A Tray
Dave Pendlebury lost an engine last year at Summernats but this year he had a new donk up front and was ready to go nuts. And what happened next was pretty nuts. It's still not really clear what's happened. Either a rim has dug into the track or the tailshaft blew and dug into the track, (both are damaged and there was a deep hole inthe track afterwards). The resulting thump has dislodged the tray from the back end (how did that happen?) and left an expensive repair bill. It's was just one of the memorable moments from Summernast 26.





Summernats 25 Top Ten Burnouts
Here's the list that everyone has been waiting for, the Summernats 25 Top Ten Burnouts. If you disagree, don't blame me, this is how the Sumemrnats judges saw it. Well done to those that finished in the top ten and better luck next year to those that didn't. The field is getting tough out there.





TUFFLJ Plays Pinball Wizard at Summernats 26
Not really sure what was going on with Andrew Griffiths at Summernats 26. His mega-horsepower Torana was on song in the Liqui Moly Power Pit but after bouncing it off a wall hard on the first donut it seemed like he decided to hit EVERY wall on the pad.





Summernats 27 - Last Chance Burnout Preview
We take a look at most of the entrants in the Last Chance Burnout Competition at Summernats 27.





SUBTLE Twin Turbo Torana Run Sixes
When we first saw SUBTLE it was wearing two high mount turbos on a small block Chev. It was plenty fast but the owner Jeremy Callaghan wanted more. So now the turbos are mounted lower and there a Dandy Engines built 622ci big block up front. Oh yeah - it's fast.





EVILXA - SUMMERNATS 26 LIQUI-MOLY NATIONAL BURNOUT MASTER 2013
Peter Grmusa reckons that Powerhouse Engines are the reason why he's had such a good year on the burnout pad. The engine has been ultra-reliable and trouble free which frees Peter up to concentrate on driving. And drive it he did. Peter smoked out a quality field of entrants to take the Liqui Moly National Burnout Masters Trophy for 2013 and take home the $15,000 cheque. With the rest of his wins this year he's up around the $40K mark in terms of winnings. Well done Peter.




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