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).