Think of the song by Drowning Pool and you'll see where we're headed. Mike Roycroft unleashes destruction on his Valiant sedan unlike anything we've ever seen before. How big a hole does it have to be to fit a complete piston out of it? That's pretty wild.
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.
ULEGAL Supercharged V8 Corolla Dumps It's Guts at UBC3
Mick Brasher doesn't have much mechanical sympathy, in fact i don't think
he knows the meaning of the term. So it's no surprise that his little
Corolla would eventually lunch iteself. It's been pretty reliable so far,
but unfortunately let go at UBC3 on what was looking to be a cracker of a
VL Turbo has a bad day at the track.
You've got to feel sorry for this guy. First he hits the wall and then he
breaks the tailshaft. But it has some power, watch it twist up off the
Sorry guys, I finally got around to fixing the aspect ratio on this video.
Now you can watch it how it was meant to be seen. :)
I can't believe so many have watched this.
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.
Engine Explosion - WILDLH Blows Chunks At Gazzanats
This crazy Torana from WA sounds awesome but unfortunately the long term
abuse caught up with it at Gazzanats in Adelaide. Not sure what it actually
broke but I'm guessing there were peices of conrod laying on the ground in
that expanding pool of oil. It's an expensive sport.
Kandos Street Machine Show 2012
All the action from Kandos Street Machine and Hot Rod show in 2012. It's a
cool little show on the other side of the Blue Mountains with plenty of
kick arse action and lots of oppotunities to turn rubber into smoke.
Full individual burnouts will be uploaded over the next few weeks.
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
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.
Seven Second Supra - Quickbitz
I'd didn't much in the way of details from the owner but this bloody quick
Supra made the trip up from Melbourne to try the Sydney traction - and they
liked wha they found. With a GT55 pumping around 40psi Boost through the worked 3-litre it's got some
speed for a full bodied car. Look out for more from this car I reckon.
FLI20Y - Turbo & Nitrous Datsun Burnout
It takes a brave man to face the Summernats burnout crowd with a
four-cylinder, but not only did Michael Ramsey pull it off he actually
managed to get the to cheer for him. To be honest it was a pretty good skid
NUCKINFUTS - Qualifying Crash at Summernats 25
So here's the lead up to the major incident at Summernats 25. Steve backs
into the guard rail at high speed and that by itself isn't enough to get
him disqualified. I don't get all aftermath but if you watch the go pro
footage that Steve posted up ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egZ4hZsJkqc )
it shows him getting directed off the pad, which is also okay, but lighting
the tyres up when the officials are on the pad is not okay, and that's
pretty much what caused the problem I think.
FRYNGM - Revs It Up For Summernats 25
If you ever need to show someone how good Gen-III engines are juist show
them Steve Whelan's FRYNGM Holden SS ute. Every comp he revs the snot out
of his VY ute and it just keeps on keeping on.
Ratrod Dodge Pickup Gets Toasty Warm
The old Dodge pickup was fired up in more ways than one at Avalon speedway.
It sounded like Denis has toned down the power output a tad - well it
didn't sound like it was going to eat small children this time - but still
delivered a kick arse performance with a bit of flame at the end.
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.