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.
BLWNLUX - World's Toughest Hilux
Forget the Top Gear Hilux. This has to be the toughest Toyota Hilux in the
world. Brett Battersby has jacked up this '87 Hilux and filled the engine
bay with 540 cubes of blown and injected big block Chev. Check out those
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.
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.
Summernats 26 - Day One Preview
Yep it's that time of year again. Street Machine Summernats is held in
Canberra and it is Australia's biggest horsepower party. This year
is set to be bigger than ever with over 1700 cars. We take a look at the
new burnout pad and catch up with some of the rides coming through
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
Gotta love the firey stomping out the fire with an extinguisher in his hand
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.
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
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.
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.
NSW PRO BURNOUTS - February 2nd 2013
NSW PRO BURNOUTS. Make sure you don't miss the biggest burnout comp in NSW
with over $25,000 up for grabs. It's happening at Morris Park Speedway in
Dubbo on February 2nd 2013. Check it out on Facebook.
BLOWN - Big Block Boogie
Mark Schwirse's new VE Commodore ute is a monster with a massive methanol
injected big block up front. He was doing some impressive demo burnouts at
Springnats for Team Extreme and he didn't disappoint.
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.
ONBOC Keeps it Short & Sweet
The new burnout track caught a few people short this year. Apparently the
new track surface was chewing through tyres in record time, as Don Elphick
discovered with ONBOC. He banged a pair of treads in just 40 seconds and
cost himself valuable points with the judges. Unfortunately he didn't make
the top ten and his dreams of winning the Liqui Moly National Burnout
Masters back-to-back were over.