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
BEST BURNOUT EVER! SUMMERNATS GUINNESS WORLD RECORD BURNOUT!
Summernats 26 broke a Guinness World Record for the most amount of cars in
simultaneous burnout on January 4, 2013 in Canberra, Australia. When the
massive blanket of smoke eventually cleared, Chris Sheedy from Guinness
World Records told the 10,000 plus crowd that exactly 69 cars had managed
to complete a 30 second burnout. Sixty nine. That's a 'Nats kind of number.
Drivers came from all across Australia to fry their tyres together in this
historic event, some traveling thousands of kilometres from Western
Australian and Northern Queensland to take part in the rare feat.
138 tyres x 30 seconds x over 35,000 horsepower = 1 world record.
Thank you to the drivers, staff and sponsors for making this incredible
The Burnout World Record, supporting the National Tobacco Campaign's MyQuit
Buddy QUIT SMOKING APP. Burn rubber, not tobacco.
Summernats 25 Bradden Civic lonsdale st cruise
its the Summernats away from the Summernats..the lonsdale st cruise in
Bradden..for those that havent been there,its in the heart of canberra in
the CBD its a street with servos at both ends a roundabout in the
middle,parking along both sides of the street aswell as parking in the
middle,there are a couple of cafes/pubs/restaurants and a bottle shop along
the street so people literally in the thousands flock here at nightfall
park up hang out and watch the cars majority of which are summernats cars
cruise past,the road gets that packed with cars and people that cars are
parked everywhere from in driveways to along the footpath. in the middle
where the roundabout is there is a car wash so that is a popular spot where
people park up pop their bonnetts and show off their cars..its very tame
last few years with police blocking it off and sometimes even defecting the
cars to get them to move on that can happen around the 11pm mark..previous
yrs has seen this road become that busy with a drunken mob that eskis would
have their ice tipped out onto the rd and cars would get to the water and
be blocked by the drunken mob and not let past until they have done a
burnout and smoked the place up!! used to be very very rowdy..and the next
morning it resembles the day after a big day out with rubbish and empty
grog cans everywhere..check it out its awesome!! thursday/fri/sat nights
during the Summernats
Summernats 25 - Day Three
Having trouble loading this file up. hopefully this time it works.
Okay guys, I finally got this to load up. All the action from Friday with
unveiling, bands and plenty of cruising. What a huge day!
Summernats 25 - Canberra, Australia, 5-8th Jan. 2012
The annual Street Machine Summernats is Australia's biggest horsepower party. It's more
than a car show, it's a festival of the street machine lifestyle. The event
attracts enthusiasts from Australia and overseas to see, feel and
participate. Exhibition Park in Canberra offers the opportunity to cruise
the kilometres of roadways, and stretch performance to the maximum, in the
outrageous Burnout and Go-Whoa competitions on the world's first and only
purpose-built burnout facility. Grass driving events provide the stage to
demonstrate those proudly held driving abilities. The Top 60 Show, Car
Audio Sound Off, and Miss Summernats combine with awesome entertainment and
displays to bring Exhibition Park to life with a high spirited, automotive
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 27 - Day 2
Usually Thursday is pretty quiet at Summernats but there was plenty of
action at Summernats 27 with the Last Chance Burnout competition. We also
checked out the judging and cruising. Don't forget to subscribe and share.