Avalon Raceway was the place to be last Saturday if you were after the tire frying action that can only be found amongst a crowd of wild paced people like the burnout bunch!
The place for pace was certainly the order of the day with many competitors hurling their tire shredding rides into the pad to impress the judges for the prize monies on offer. Plenty of local vehicles competed for the coveted awards while well-known regulars like Steve Loader, Clint Ogilvie, Steve Edsell and Paul Cook just to name a few turned up in their legendary machines to show the rubber hungry crowds what they do best.
Undeterred by threatening skies, the organisers ran the event without any major hitches seeing a trouble free run throughout the smoke filled spectacle. With the gauntlet thrown down from the start courtesy of some skilled handling from the first run participants, the rest of the field had no choice but to give it all they had and that they did. Judges had their work cut out for them marking scores on a variety of handling skills and judgement.
As the sun went down, it was up to the final fifteen to show the judges once more why they deserve to go home with the coin. The night action fired up, literally as competitor after competitor tore up the pad destroying tires and bodywork, sending up sparks from the steelbelts, flames out the oversized exhausts and fire out the back. In the end, the winners were decided and all headed off into the night planning when and where the next tire shredding event will take them.
Well done to the Drews and their hard working team for putting on a professionally run event seeing all who attended enjoy and leave without incident. Well done and I look forward to next years burnout comp.
Keep on cruising,
Rick Fuller LSONE, John Taverna BLOHSV ,Jason McIntosh RACENU, Mick Brasher ULEGAL , Trent Brooks QUIET 1, Ross Heasley , Ben Holt GENWPN , Paul Cook GRUMP, Mark Gillett PRO 71, Adam SLORACH NUMNUTZ, Adam Slorach