2009 is gone, but the burnouts continue.
Well not much has been said since the end of 2009 but things are still on the go! I’ve been flat out with work and sorting out dates, posters, fliers, sponsors, etc for the burnout year and thought it about time to get the site updated.
I am happy to announce that we have been successful in obtaining four competition nights this year. As usual, the first meeting of the year is the Scotty Joseph Memorial Burnouts. For those of you who don’t know, Scotty was an enthusiastic burnout competitor who passed away suddenly in 2007. Scotty was a regular in his show standard 302 Windsor powered XF sedan and is sadly missed.
Last year Colin Wolfe took the Scotty Joseph perpetual trophy away from Brenton Miller who had won it two years running. We expect a great turnout for both competitors and spectators for this first meet of the year, and the competition will be fierce to try and take the trophy from Colin.
This year we intend to extend the burnout pad an additional 3 to 4 meters on two sides making the total size around 24 by 24 meters. This will be a great addition, especially for the bigger cars. Other than that the competitions will run as per normal with a 2PM kick off – qualifying till 6PM, then heats and finals till 10PM excluding the “NQ PRO Burnouts” which will kick off at 11AM.
The first NQ PRO Burnouts was run in 2009 and was hugely successful with a massive crowd through the gate and over 20 of the tuffest cars in North Queensland attending. With $3,000 up for grabs for the winner, the competition was fierce to try and take the title of NQ PRO Burnout Champion home. A Cairns local, Benny Circle, took the win in his TD Cortina and will be back to defend his title this year.
The committee are happy to receive any constructive criticism and suggestions which can help us improve the events. If you have any feedback, comments or suggestions please let us know via e-mail or call us. Remember we are all volunteers donating our time to the motor sports we love and anything that can help us improve the events is always welcomed.