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.
Summernats 23 - Burnout Fail!
We see plenty of good burnout at Summernats every year, what about the ones
that aren't so good?
More often than not the crowd or judges will ask them to move on, or some
of them get the hint themselves. No doubt they'll all be back next year
bigger and better.
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.
11,000rpm Burnout at UBC2
UPDATE - Talked to Harry about this video the other day. He confirmed that
the tacho recall read 11,200rpm and he also told me the engine didn't die,
it sheered the rollpin in the distributor and put the timing way out. which
is why it turned over but wouldn't fire properly. the engine did another 3
or 4 shows after this and even then it only needed bearing and valve
There's no mechanical sympathy here. Listen to this thing scream when Harry
Haig gets into it during the second annual Ultimate Burnout Challenge held
at Avalon Speedway. The engine sounds more like something you'd hear in a
pro-stock car than on the burnout track. It's no surprise that the engine
can't handle that kind of sustained rpms but it's still amazing to watch
and listen to.
Engine Explosion - Let The Pistons Hit The Floor
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.
1FATRAT - Awesome Supercharged Chevelle Burnout
All the way from South Australia this blown big block powered Chevelle has
no problems, "smoking them up". Americans might build the toughest looking
cars but the Aussies know how to use them best. :)
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.
Jake Edwards Wins Horsepower Heroes
Heroes was back this year and there were some tough cars spinning the
rollers to see who had the most horsepower. In the end it
was Jake Edwards with his turbocharged
496ci Chevy powered Holden Torana. It runs straight methanol with a Motec
Computer running 16 injectors. the car has run 8.0 at 179mph with a smaller
compressor wheel on the turbo.
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
KRANKY Tries to Burn Down Summernats
Before KRANKY burned down Kandos he tried his best to burn down Sumemrnats
as well. And it was after this burnout that I got clocked in the head by a
bit of rubber.
Crazy Torana Hatchback Crash at Sydney Dragway
This Torana hatch has a bit of power - maybe too much for those skinny
10.5in tyres. Up front it's got a blown 'n' injected big block chev and the
driver stays into the gas for little too long in the burnout. After a bit
of pitside panel beating it was back out on the track for a shakedown pass.
Summernats 25 - Burnout Masters Qualifying
All the action from Burnout Masters Qualifying. There were 24 cars shooting
it out for a spot in the top ten and naturally there were more losers than
winners. I'd hate to be a judge against this group of tyre destroyers.
13s for $1300 - Project Bluebird - Episode Eight Part-1
Here it is, the long awaited Part Eight of our 13s for $1300 project. But
unfortunately it's so big that I had to split it into two parts. This is
some seriously heavy duty tech and not recommended for the diy home
mechanic. I reckon you should leave this one up to the professionals.
Please remember, working on cars is dangerous, and this part is probably
more dangerous than most. This video is purely for entertainment purposes,
I take no resposibility if someone tries to copy what I've done and hurt