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THE burnout boys of Cairns tested their ve­hi­cles in cus­tom­ary style at the Ed­mon­ton speed­way last week­end.

They were test­ing and tuning their rides for the first ma­jor burnout com­pe­ti­tion meet­ing on Satur­day, Au­gust 1.

Or­gan­iser Matthew Her­mes said there were about a dozen ve­hi­cles, mainly V6 and V8 Holden Com­modores, gear­ing up for the NQ Pro Burnouts where a first prize of $3000 was on of­fer.

“A lot of the guys were mak­ing sure their cars were run­ning right for the Au­gust 1 event,” Mr Her­mes said. “We had about 100 to 150 spec­ta­tors.” He said the NQ Pro Burnouts were a chance to see one of the big­gest show­cases of horse­power in the re­gion.

“Driv­ers will be smash­ing tyres in the hope to be listed in the NQ Pro Burnouts top 10, or even bet­ter, tak­ing home $3000 cash as well as be­ing crowned the NQ Pro Burnout cham­pion.”

Cars may be reg­is­tered or non­reg­is­tered, blown, nat­u­rally-as­pi­rated or tur­bocharged. Any fuel, in­clud­ing methanol, is al­lowed.

“There are no re­stric­tions and no lim­its. The only re­stric­tion is your car must be pre­sentable. This does not mean it must be a show car, but it must not be an eye-sore ei­ther,” he said. “With cars such as Casper, Agrav8td, Mad468, Protd and Hub­bards’ 700hp Sky­line as well as Leroy Rees BigV8 all the way from Mel­bourne, and many other wild cars al­ready on the list, this is set to be a mas­sive show.”

There are at least 15 en­tries. The four, six eight and ladies classes qual­i­fy­ing ses­sions are from 11am to 2pm fol­lowed by the heats and fi­nals from 2pm-6pm. The NQ Pro Burnouts are from 7pm10pm. En­try costs $25. Spec­ta­tor en­try is $10.

For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Mr Her­mes on 0407 168 292 or go to: www. cairns­burnouts.com

On the burnout pad: Justin and Alex Puls (pic­tured left) and Mick and Rob Ha­worth in a cloud of smoke (be­low).

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