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.
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 Wins Horsepower Heroes
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.
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
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.
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
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
1000HP Ratrod Pick-up Fries the Tyres And Transmission
It's been a while since we've seen Denis Maloney's RatRod Dodge puick-up at
a competition and that's because it was getting this new beast of an
engine. Denis has just fitted this 1000hp+ 410ci Chrysler small block,
complete with methanol injection. It's a crazy beast and more than a little
scary. Halfway through the burnout you could tell the auto wasn't really
happy and the back wheels weren't spinning they way they should have been,
then the flames started and while I haven't confirmed this, I wouldn't be
surprised if it was trans fluid causing the fire. Hopefully he'll get it
all sorted soon.
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
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.
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.
FRYHRD - Blown HG Kingswood
Kresi Basanovic might be only 20 years old but he's built himself a very
cool ride. It's got an E85-fed 572ci supercharged big block that he's not
afraid to cruise on the street ocassionally. He took the bright yellow
Kingswood for a blat down the strip for the first time at Supernats and
after a couple of low traction runs he got it off the line and ran 11.1 at
125mph on 20in wheels. The car has an easy low-ten or even a nine-sec pass
in it with a decent set of slicks. To top it off he also put it out on the
burnout pad. What an awesome ride.
ZAM3IT - Summernats 26 Burnout Fire
Andrew Zammit scored a light burn on his hand after this massive fireball
at Summernats 26. It looks like something in the fuel system let go in the
engine bay and the whole front end went up shortly after. As usual the
Summernats fire team were quick to respond.
Crazy Torana Hatchback Crash at Sydney Dragway
This Torana hatch has a bit of power - maybe too much for those skinny
10.5in tyres. Up front it's got a blown 'n' injected big block chev and the
driver stays into the gas for little too long in the burnout. After a bit
of pitside panel beating it was back out on the track for a shakedown pass.
NUKINFUTS Gemini - How to get banned from Summernats!
All right guys, things got a bit heated yesterday and people started
posting personal details and threatening violence. I've never had to shut
down comments before, but I had to do it yesterday. I'm opening up comments
again, but keep it sensible please. If it gets stupid again, I'll shut it
down for good.
Okay guys, this is a very controversial topic. Here's the unedited footage
of the Steve Nogas incident.
What seems to have happened is that the driver Steve Nogas was told he was
disqualified for reason stemming back to his qualifying burnout (disobeying
a fire mashal), he forced his car through a group of officials and on to
the track, and after the burnout he was escorted from the track and his car
Could have been handled a little better from both sides, but forcing your
way on to the track is definitely the wrong way to go.
I've posted this video to provide a little clarity to the incident.
Summernats statement 11/01/2012
SUMMERNATS STATEMENT ON BURNOUT TRACK INCIDENT
11 January 2012
There was an incident at the burnout track on Sunday 8/1/12 involving
entrant Steve Nogas in NUKINFUTS. Steve was seen to forcibly drive his car
through officials who were instructing him not to drive at the time, and
then did an unauthorised burnout.
He was removed by security at the end of his drive and was immediately
given a life-time ban by management.
The incident was witnessed first hand by Summernats management including
The owners said "We made the immediate life-time ban decision for two
reasons. The first and most important reason was we saw a guy place our
burnout management team in great physical danger. We were very upset by
that. Second, we were furious that all our efforts to establish burnouts as
a legitimate motor sport could have been ruined in one moment. This is not
just about the Summernats. There are a lot of people out there who want to
see burnout events banned across Australia, and all competitors and event
promoters alike have a responsibility to protect this awesome sport."
Summernats management has reviewed both the incident and the punishment
post event, consulting the rules and taking submissions from burnout track
officials and the driver.
Following this process, the Summernats have revised their decision and have
released their official position.
"Steve Nogas' life time ban has been suspended on review. He is however
banned as an entrant from Summernats 26. As such, Steve is ineligible to
enter as a competitor at Summernats 26. However, the Burnout Chief Marshall
has invited Steve to make amends with the burnout crew and work alongside
them at Summernats 26. This will give Steve a better appreciation of the
issues facing officials managing this sport."
Summernats gave the following reason for the review.
"Our own assessment of the rules led us to the opinion there was no
explicit statement about life bans for such behaviour. As such, we felt it
was only fair to review the decision. We took into account the fact that
Steve has since been extremely apologetic about what he did and has
accepted complete responsibility for his actions. He has made several
public and private statements expressing his regret. We also considered the
intent of his actions. Whilst the consequences could have been severe, we
accepted Steve's statement that there was no intent or premeditation to his
actions. The one year ban is a consensus decision between Summernats
management and the burnout competition chief steward. Steve has gratefully
accepted this decision.
"The Summernats stands by the actions of our burnout crew. Our crew do an
incredible job under very trying conditions. Their primary mission is to
maintain the safety of competitors and the audience. Our burnout crew do a
superb job and should be commended for their professionalism.
"We have learnt important lessons from this incident, and Summernats will
be taking a number of measures to ensure this doesn't happen again."
Steve Nogas says, "What I've done there is totally out of character for me
and totally wrong for any entrant to do. I'm deeply sorry for the way I
Summernats management stated, "We want to be very clear. The only reason we
re-considered the decision was that our rules were not explicit on
life-time bans. Moving forward, the rules will be very explicit. If a
driver deliberately and maliciously ignores the instructions of officials
on the start line of the burnout pad placing them and the competition in
jeopardy, that driver will receive a life-time ban. Apologies after the
fact will not be considered. Now we all know the rules, and these will be
very clearly laid out in the Participation Guide for Summernats 26 and