Revheads to burn rub­ber

Bur­nett Auto Club hosts first an­nual event

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT - Bar­clay White Bar­clay.White@south­bur­nett­times.com.au

IT IS not quite Sum­mer­nats but car nuts will have some­thing to rev their en­gines about when Bur­nett Auto Club hosts its first an­nual car event next month.

The smell of burning rub­ber will fill the air with burnouts, a show and shine and swap meets.

Club sec­re­tary Jo Sut­ton said the event was as much about get­ting the group out as it was about chal­leng­ing the per­cep­tion car en­thu­si­asts face in the com­mu­nity.

“Car en­thu­si­asts are put in the same bag as hoons,” she said.

“But you won’t meet a bet­ter bunch of peo­ple.”

Mrs Sut­ton said she and other car lovers formed the group as a way to show off their love of cars with­out need­ing to travel to fes­ti­vals in larger cities.

“It was lit­er­ally a group of friends and we all hang out, and we were talk­ing a lot about Sum­mer­nats,” she said.

“And be­cause the lease was com­ing up on the go kart track we tried to see if we could get it.”

She wants to give lo­cal car en­thu­si­asts the chance to burn some rub­ber in a safe en­vi­ron­ment and learn more about their ve­hi­cles.

“There are a lot of kids do­ing burnouts on the main roads and we thought if we gave them some­where to do it legally it would cut down on the amount in the streets as well,” she said.

Car Torque, the first an­nual car event hosted by Bur­nett Auto Club, will hit 391 Air­port Rd, Monto on June 20.

For more in­for­ma­tion, phone Jo Sut­ton on 0407 308 104.

Jo Sut­ton You won’t meet a bet­ter bunch of peo­ple

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Lind­say Tut­ton looks for­ward to show­ing new mem­bers burnout ba­sics.

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