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.
World's Biggest Burnout Fire!
Justen Brown absolutely torches his Holden ute at Mallanats with one of the
biggest fire shows we've seen.
And then he came out in the finals and do it all again.
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.
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.
Summernats 26 - Day Three
Friday at Summernats 26 started with a bang. First up there was the
Guinness World Record for Largest Simultaneous Burnout with 69 cars on the
pad at the same time, then it was into burnout qualifying with a massive
amount of action there. All the while there was constant cruising, show car
judging and Dyno
(which we'll try and get to today) and then it was time for the unveiling
in the Meguairs Pavilion and the Hilltop Hoods on the main stage - and I've
got to say it was the first time I'd heard them, but they were AWESOME!
Can't wait until Saturday.
Summernats 23 - Crazy Golfcart Burnout
Summernats always brings out the weirdo's. Check out this 1200cc powered
golf cart. It pulls a great burnout but seems to suffer from a fair amount
of torque steer.
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..
FEAR Monaro at Summernats 26
We've been waiting to see this for years, but finally FEAR comes to
Summernats and the Liqui Moly National Burnout Masters. Fred Watson Monaro
sounds amazing and he covered most of the pad, but obviously the Summernats
judges saw something we didn't because Fred only scored seventh with this
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
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.
BLOHSV - 347 Cubes of Screaming Windsor
Johnny Taverna jnr gave the little Windsor a rebuild after torching a
piston at Springnats (which is why he had the little fire) and gave it a
solid thrashing in the Liqui Moly Burnouts at Summernats 26.
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!
LS2PWR Needs No Blower
We can't help but be impressed every time this plain white VK hits the pad.
With a naturally aspirated 6-litre V8 it certainly has no problems putting
on a show.
XACUTER Pumps More Purple Smoke
Gary Myers qualified two cars for the Liqui Moly National Burnout Masters.
The coupe qualified by coming third a Summernats last year while the Mustang qualified by winning
the North QLD Pro Burnouts. Then he managed to get both cars into the top
ten - what an effort! The coupe came eighth and the Mustang came fourth overall and
showed why Gary is one of the best in the country.