SUBTLE Wins Pro Street Blown at the Street Machine Nationals
It may be SUBTLE by name but Jeremy Callaghan's twin turbo Torana is anything but subtle. Even though it's not the quickest car in the class the Torana swept all before it during the Chicago Shootout in Pro Street Blown at the Street Machine Nationals and then defeeated the Perko Torana in the finals. A solid win from a very cool looking car
Blown Nova Goes 6.39 on 10.5 tyres
Frank Mamone's blown Chevy Nova is a wicked looking beast and it's got
plenty of grunt to match. Lately he's been racing the Hemi powered Nova inn
the 10.5 class and with some success too. He won at Sydney Dragway recent
at the APSA Pro Street Shootout.
WTOFIT - Crazy Rotary Powered Van Burnout
We popped in to the Good Fryday Burnout at Sydney Dragway to check out the
action and found this totally insane little rotary powered Suzuki van
ripping a few skids. Check out that glowing Exhaust. We've seen a few hot systems in our
time but never one that glowed so brightly.
1000HP Ratrod Pick-up Fries the Tyres And Transmission
It's been a while since we've seen Denis Maloney's RatRod Dodge puick-up at
a competition and that's because it was getting this new beast of an
engine. Denis has just fitted this 1000hp+ 410ci Chrysler small block,
complete with methanol injection. It's a crazy beast and more than a little
scary. Halfway through the burnout you could tell the auto wasn't really
happy and the back wheels weren't spinning they way they should have been,
then the flames started and while I haven't confirmed this, I wouldn't be
surprised if it was trans fluid causing the fire. Hopefully he'll get it
all sorted soon.
R.I.P. INOCNT Torana
Simon Kryger's INOCNT Torana has been a solid Pro Street performer at
Sydney Dragway and other tracks for many years. Simon sold the car just
last footage was shot and two weeks later the car was destroyed in a
traffic accident when it was stuck from behind at high speed by another
vehicle. Unfortunately the iconic Torana was destroyed, but the driver
wasn't seriously injurred. Rest in Peace INOCNT.
Link to pics of car after accident (note, I didn't take these images and
make no claims to ownership of them):
Summernats 25 - Day Three
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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!
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.
TRYHRD Hits The Track
Craig Munro's TRYHRD HSV R8 has seen the highs and lows of the
performance scene. After years of different combinations and he finally
won HP Heroes with over 1200hp at Summernats 19, but set fire to it at the
same time. Then he came back and won it again two years later with over
1890rwhp. But now Craig's decided to finally hit the track with the beast
and even with soft launches this thing is a weapon. Sheck out the 60-foot
time on the last run, and it still runs a 9.9 at 156mph. The car actually
ran 9.4 at 160mph+ but we didn't get that run on tape.
Jake Edwards, turbocharged Torana
Jake's single turbo Torana is legendary
in Australia. His ability to crank out big horsepower numbers from
relatively simple combinations defies belief. It's an awesome sounding car
Not sure of the specs when this video was shot because he's had several
motors, but it's a Holden V8 between 308 and 393ci with a large Holset
TUFFST - Hauling Smoke
Wagons are great family trucksters and they make great cruisers too when
built right but Phil Kerjean has one of the few wagons in the country
that's built to burn rubber. Unfortunately we haven't seen the wagon out
and about since this skid, Phil's working on getting it right again and
hopefully we'll see it smoking it up once more. C'mon Phil!
Pac Performance Rotary MX5
Looks like this was just a half track test run for this little MX5 but it's
certainly got some potential. i reckon we'll see some serious numbers out
of this beast once the driver is up to speed.
PSIDUP Smashes Modified Street Blown Record - 7.19 @ 201mph
The biggest news from the Street Machine Nationals was Daniel Nunziante's
new Mod Street Blown record with the twin-turbo 417ci Cortina running the very first 200mph
pass in the Modified Street Blown category. Basically these cars have
standard suspension ocation and are only aloowed a maximum tyre width of
Blast From The Past - 1BADTD V8 Gemini at Easternats
Who would have thought that you could get so much smoke out an old Holden
Gemini? Phil Youlten's legendary 1BADTD is freaking burnout weapon and it
always put on a strong show where ever it went. This was from Easternats at
Sandown back in 2006, I've just dug it out of the archives because it was
such a killer skid. Enjoy.