Burnout Competitions

The Burnouts

The most outrageous and exciting part of the Summernats are the burnouts, and there’ll be tyre shredding action a plenty at the smoke storm at the Summernats burnout track.

There's not one, not two, but three burnout competitions at the Summernats ...

 

LAST CHANCE WILDCARD BURNOUTS

The Summernats Last Chance Shootout is the wildest of wild card burnout competitions, where some of the best burnout cars in the country can grab the LAST THREE PLACES in the Summernats Burnout Masters.

To see the drivers currently in the Last Chance Shootout Wildcard Burnouts, click here.

 

THE SUMMERNATS BURNOUT CHAMPIONSHIP

The Summernats Burnout Championship starts on Friday afternoon as we select the finalists for Sunday.  

The Top 50 will be invited back for Sunday's final.

 

THE NATIONAL BURNOUT MASTERS

The Burnout Masters started at the Nats many years ago, and Chic Henry's burnout pad is still the coliseum where Australia's Burnout Masters come to battle ... to the death (engine-wise). 

Saturday afternoon sees Australia’s top burnout warriors fight for the right to compete for the title of Burnout Master.

The drivers come from all over Australia, and the National Burnout Masters is without a doubt the world’s biggest and best burnout competition.

Sunday is a bloodbath of rubber and smoke as both the national Burnout Masters and the Summernats Burnout Championships come to a conclusion.

CLICK TO SEE QUALIFIED DRIVERS

NOTE: Competitors must be a Summernats Entrant to participate.

 

FIRE SUITS  

·        Due to an increase in the number and severity of fires within burnout competitions, ALL competitors and passengers participating in the Burnout Competitions at Summernats will be required to wear an approved fire suit meeting or exceeding one of the following two certifications - FIA 8856.2000, or SFI 3.2A/5. This is compulsory for all competitors and passengers.  

·         If you don't have a fire suit, Summernats has a range of fire suits, in various sizes, available for use FREE OF CHARGE.

Additional information relating to the burnout rules and regulations for competitors at Summernats can be found by clicking the links below

Enclosed shoes must also be worn by driver and passenger.

 

TOP 10 RULES FOR DRIVERS 

 

BURNOUT RULES 

 

JUDGING 

Burnouts are scored in two categories - Smoke and Driver Skill. Each category comprises half of the total score with the scoresheet breaking down these categories into specific elements of the burnout. The judging sheet (below) also includes points deductions that may be incurred by a driver during the course of their burnout.

NOTE: Burnout Masters and Wildcard Shootout Time Penalties

Competitors will be judged on the basis of a minimum burnout period of 1 minute (60 seconds). An overall deduction of 10 points for each 5 second interval less than 1 minute will apply until a 40 second threshold is reached (maximum 40 point deduction). Any burnout less than 40 seconds will receive a Did Not Finish classification (DNF).