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.
UNLOAD Catches Fire At Summernats 26
It's been one of the most highly anticipated cars of 2012 featuring on several magazine covers, winning show awards and generally blowing minds. Steve Loader UNLOAD Commodore belongs to a new category of cars I like to call PRO BURNOUT - It's a burnout machine with a showcar finish.
But Steve being Steve, he couldn't keep it away from the burnout track. He put it on the pad both Friday and Sunday and did spectacular shows both days, but check out the fire after his Sunday skid. Luckily it didn't seem to damage the paint, but it looked pretty bad at the time. Hopefully we'll get to see more of this car on the pad soon.
Summernats 26 - Day Five
Okay guys, sorry for the delay but I needed a short break to unwind after Summernats and had to cach up on some much needed sleep.
Here's the grand finale, with the finals for the Dyno and burnouts. Sorry i didn't get much more footage of day five but it was hectic enough getting all this. Hope you enjoyed the videos this year. Remember to SUBSCRIBE so you don't miss a thing.
YLDTOY Spits Flames at Summernats 26
Plenty of action in the Liqui Moly Burnout Championship at summernats 26. Tony D with YLDTOY was throwing fuel out the cap when it whipped around on the pad, and it didn't take long to light them up. It enough to DQ him.
I have no idea what's going on with the front end, it's almost like they decided to run without front shocks.
KILLA-B Camaro Hits the Burnout
It's been one of the most high anticipated burnout cars in recent year. Steve Nogas and his KILLA-B Camaro hit the pad at Springnats 2012. With 632 cubes up front under an insanely huge 16/71 blower, it's got way more power than it needs.
This is footage of his Sunday burnout. If you're wondering about the damage to the front quarter, he gave the wall a solid tap on Saturday.
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.
SS Ute Puts the BURN in BURNOUT
Not sure what happened here, but something definitely let go in the fuel system of this Holden ute because it went up in a big way in the Liqui Moly Power Pit.
Gotta love the firey stomping out the fire with an extinguisher in his hand - WTF?
BLOWN Commodore Ute
Mark Schwirse took a standard SV6 Commodore ute and turned it into burnout monster with the help of the boys from Taverna Brothers Engineering. It's got a 540 big block with a 14/71 and methanol injection, and pumps out more power than anyone needs.
But who cares about needs, this is all about wants.
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.
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 26 - Day Two
Day two at Summernats didn't really kick off until midday with the Shannons City Cruise down Northbourne where a good selection of cars cruised in front of 30,000 people they reckon. Then the cruising fired up along with judging and more scrutineering. Unfortunately the EPA knocked the schedule around so we missed out on the burnouts, if there was any to be had. We didn't hear or see any, but we saw plenty of tough rides. Tomorrow is going to go off with burnouts, cruising, go-to-whoa, show 'n' shine, Dyno, the unveiling, Hilltop Hoods and that Guinness World Record Attempt..
UNLOAD Skids at Summernats 26
How good is this beast. Not only did it make it into the Elite Hall at Summernats but it also hit the burnout pad in style. After this they cleaned it up and put it in the Top 60 Hall for the big show.
Summernats 26 Burnout Masters Preview
Who's in and who's out for Summernats 26? It's a kick arse field that will be converging on Canberra in January. Let us know in the comments who you think will win.
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.
T4TUFF - Second Place - Liqui Moly National Burnout Masters
Probably the loudest car in the Burnout Masters, Matty Power's Tonner absolutely obliterated the Summernats burnout pad this year. Yet another top five finish and the second time he's come in runner up, it's only a matter of time until he wins the big one we reckon.
HANFUL Goes All Out
Usually Mark Schwarz times his burnouts so he can drive from the pad without popping the tyres (so he doesn't beat up the rear quarters), but the new burnout track ate up his rear treads in half the time and then the fireys shut him down after they reckon they saw some flames. It was nothing major (just a little oil weeping from a rocker cover), Mark unbolted the blower and drove the car all the way back to Queensland. What a cool steeter.