I've had nothing but trouble posting this video so I hope you all enjoy it.
After dropping a valve in his Mustang Gary Myers put all his efforts into the Summernats Burnout Comp with the XA Coupe. He almost got there too ad showed that yuou don't need a blower to get on the podium.
Project Digger Burnout Testing
Back when the Army's Project Digger was first getting built I was invited
along to film some burnout testing. As you can see the car wasn't finished
but with time getting short before Summernats 23 they wanted to make sure
it was right to go.
Unfortunately, as a direct result of the testing they decided to not do any
burnout at Summernats that year due to cooling issues. But it sure looked
So for those that haven't seen it in action, here you go.
National Burnout Masters Finals - Summernats 24
The Liqui-Moly National Burnout Masters at Summernats 24 was the most kick
arse collection of burnout warriors ever seen in this country. It started
with 18 cars which was quickly whittled down to just five contenders; Matt
Power, Peter Gray, Steve Sines, Mick Brasher and Gary Myers.
This video just shows a small part of each burnout in the top five, I'll
post the whole of each individual burnout in the next couple days.
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.
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
KRANKY Burns Down Kandos - Burnout Fire!!
We've seen plenty of burnouts end with a fire but we've never seen one
start with a fire. Rodney Waters HQ sedan goes up in flames right from the
start at Kandos. It's crazy insane.
Summernats 25 - Day Five
Sorry it took so long to get this one done guys but it's been a hectic
couple of days. I also didn't get to capture as much of the action as I
would have liked, but I did manage to get some pretty awesome footage.
Hope you enjoyed my summernats coverage, I enjoyed bringing it to you and I
hope to do it all again next year. Maybe I'll build myself a decent car to
take along as well. Enjoy the videos over the next few weeks.
Summernats 25 Liqui-Moly National Burnout Masters Finals
Here's some of the action from the Liqui-Moly National Burnout Masters
finals at Summernats 25. We've shown the guys in the order that they
finished from last to first. The winner was Donny Elphick, followed by
Matty Power and Jason Earle in third place.
HQ383 Lights Up The Pad! Burnout Winner Valvoline Springnats 2010
What can you say about this burnout except wow!
Just to update, Mick sullivan owns this HQ Premier and it's powered by a
383 Holden Stroker with a 6/71 blower. The fire was caused by a new
methanol injection system he was trialling in an attempt to keep the blower
cool. The engine itself runs on petro,l but the methanol is there just to
help cool the intake charge. This video illustrates the dangers of having
your Exhausts exiting too close to the
tyres (steel belts cause sparks) while running on methanol. If you run
meth, it's adviseable to run your pipes all the way to the back bumper.
Summernats23 - CMEFRY goes up in flames
Can you imagine a more Apt numberplate for this car? CMEFRY (See Me Fry)
goes up in flames at the end of a massive smokefest. Grab the next issue of
Street Machine magazine to see some amazing pictures by Adam Morrissey from
Summernats 25 Liqui-Moly Burnout Masters Preview.
The Liqui-Moly National Burnout Masters is the biggest thing to hit the
Australian burnout scene in the last twelve months. Last year showed just
how awesome this concept can be and for 2012 at Summernats 25 it's going to
be back bigger and better than ever. Prepare yourself for pure awesomeness.
Here's a look at the contenders for Summernats 25 (unfortunately no footage
of 383AXE & MRHQ2U), with some of their killer performances in 2012. Who do
you reckon will win?
Naturally, we'll be there capturing all the action, but make sure you get
along to see it live yourself and then relive the action later on Scotty's
Garage. Cya there!
TOYTON - Unblown to Blown in Five Minutes
Okay, we sped the footage up a little but in all honesty Rob Godfrey went
from an unblown big block to an 8/71 combo in less than 20 minutes. For
those that don't know the car it is one of Australia's top Street Machines,
winning both Street Machine of the year and Summernats Grand Champion. with
the only naturally aspirated 632ci combo it made 1050rwhp and run eights on
the quarter. The new blown 502ci combo is more cruisable, but makes less
power. Looks bloody awesome though.
The girls appeared as soon as Rob fired the car up. Very cool.
Summernats 25 - Burnout Masters Qualifying
All the action from Burnout Masters Qualifying. There were 24 cars shooting
it out for a spot in the top ten and naturally there were more losers than
winners. I'd hate to be a judge against this group of tyre destroyers.
BLOWN is Summernats 26 Burnout Champion
After debuting (and setting fire to) his new ride at Springnats 2012, Mark
Schwirse has scored the win of his burnout career with the top prize at
Summernats 26 in the Liqui Moly Summernats Burnout Championship. Naturally
he scores a slot in next years Burnout Masters and the respect of all
burnout loving aussies. Well done dude.