Rev it up at Springmount
EXCITEMENT is building as the second day of the inaugural Northern Nats Car Show at Springmount Raceway roars into action today.
The three day event has attracted some of the best burnout competitors in Australia, including national champion Gary Myers with his fleet of cars, including Sicko, 2Isane and GM176.
Organiser Evan Yelavich said there was $30,000 prize money, including $20,000 for the best burnout, which had attracted participants from throughout the country.
“Gary Myers has brought a transporter with six vehicles. All purpose-built burnout cars. Also coming is Lynchy (Andrew Lynch and his V8 LS1 Chev powered Toyota Corolla). They are probably the best known,” he said.
“Probably 15 of the best burnout cars from Sydney, Melbourne and West Australia are here.
“There will be 70 cars in the burnout competition in all with other cars from Cairns, Townsville and Mackay.”
Also taking part are Fred Watson from Perth and his 2005 Monaro burnout car “FEAR” and Warren Gerskeowski from Toowoomba with his HG Holden ute “1 TUG HG”.
Mr Yelavich said there were 250 competitors over the three day weekend taking part in the burnout competitions, drag racing and powerskids.
“People also can enter their cars in the show and shine and the dyno competition,” he said.
“This is the biggest and best show of its kind in north Queensland over three days (until tomorrow),” he said.
“Come and see some of the toughest cars in the country competing in drag racing, powerskids, burnouts, dyno and more for over $30,000 in prize money.”
Mr Yelavich is hoping for 10,000 people overall, including spectators and competitors.
“The biggest day should be Saturday. We are hoping for 5000,” he said.
“If we get 10,000 people over the weekend I’ll be very happy.”
Mr Yelavich said at least 1000 people were camping.
“We have pre-sold 500 camping passes, the competitors are camping and more are expected to buy tickets at the gate,” he said.
Mr Yelavich said extra toilets
SHOW AND SHINE
Available to everyone. Car does not need to be scrutineered if you are only entering the show and shine. If you enter the show and shine you can also use the cruise route, and enter the Go to Whoa, there are no prizes, it’s totally a fun event. There is no pavilion at the venue, so all cars will be on display on either the grass oval, or the bitumen areas around the venue.
Limited spots available for a maximum of 60 cars in a first in, best dressed format. All dyno entrants have access to the cruise route and Go to and showers had been supplied.
He said he believed problems with the catering system, involving food tickets, had been sorted out.
“We have big shade sails too. That was one of the other Whoa with all entrants to arrive by 10am Saturday at the latest.
Limited spots available for a maximum of 100 cars in the drag racing, first in best complaints on the opening day that there was not enough shade,” Mr Yelavich said.
He said tonight there would be live bands and
entertaining and bars for people to buy beer and other dressed. Cars must be scrutineered and has to be International Hot Rod Association compliant with appropriate IHRA tech and safety gear. Bikes are welcome to race but won’t be run in a separate alcoholic drinks. Bringing in alcohol is banned.
Mr Yelavich urged spectators to enjoy the three days, obey the rules and regulations both inside and outside the event.
Limited spots available for a maximum of 50 cars. Helmets, longs, tail shaft loop, overflow bottle, seatbelts and enclosed shoes required. There is a trophy and prize money for the winner.
Enough tyres to do four burnouts, radiator overflow bottle, tail shaft loop, longs, enclosed shoes, helmets, no wheel weights, no car to start
He said there would be police at the event and patrolling the roads around the raceway. “We want everyone to have a safe and enjoyable time,” Mr Yelavich said. in gear. All qualified cars do three burnouts, Friday night, Saturday night and Sunday afternoon. Scores from all three burnouts averaged, car with the highest average score wins. Top 20 plate for the top 20 cars and the winner gets the Northern Nat’s Burnout Champion Trophy and $20,000 in cash.
CAR OF THE SHOW
Must enter Show and Shine and at least two in Dyno, Powerskids, Drag Racing or Burnouts. Winner gets the Northern Nat’s car of the show trophy and prize money.
READY, SET, GO: Warren Gerskeowski's Holdene HG ute (left, Fred Watson's 2005 Holden Monaro from Perth (centre) and a VL Commodore are three of the stars at the Northern Nats Car Show at Springmount Raceway.
CHAMPION: Gary Myers with his 1966, 302 Supercharged Windsor.
DRAWCARD: Andrew Lynch with his Toyota Corolla.