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Summernats takes issue with police media

By johnboy 4 January 2014 26

NineMSN have an odd piece of whinging from Summernats that the police have dared to issue a warning on burnouts:

“I would ask the police that if someone gets a speeding fine on the way to a V8 Supercar race, do we do a press release about that?” Summernats co-owner Andy Lopez said.

“I wanted to make that point. I found it unusual.”

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Antagonist 11:27 pm 06 Jan 14

fabforty said :

So….. exactly where do all these mature and law-abiding Summernats entrants practise their impressive burnout skills for the rest of the year ? I’m fairly sure they don’t just turn up for four days in January and discover they are fully sick.

There are many other venues around Australia that hold burnout comps, with substantial cash prizes on offer. Not to mention some venues outside of the ACT that have dedicated burnout pads for keeping this activity off the streets.

As a former local drag racer, I noticed a massive increase in the amount of illegal burnouts when the drag strip at the airport was shut down. The penalty for being caught driving like a tosser (burnouts, speeding, DUI etc) was loss of your CAMS racing license and being banned from the drag strip. No fear of that since having the drag strip shut down though.

A_Cog 11:04 pm 06 Jan 14

fabforty said :

So….. exactly where do all these mature and law-abiding Summernats entrants practise their impressive burnout skills for the rest of the year ? I’m fairly sure they don’t just turn up for four days in January and discover they are fully sick.

Gold.

fabforty 8:09 pm 06 Jan 14

So….. exactly where do all these mature and law-abiding Summernats entrants practise their impressive burnout skills for the rest of the year ? I’m fairly sure they don’t just turn up for four days in January and discover they are fully sick.

Antagonist 7:22 pm 06 Jan 14

poetix said :

The real issue, for me, is where on earth do people buy those hideous sombreros for Summerhats?

Tee hee! Summerhats. I see what you did there 🙂

They are available from EPIC during the event. For $10 they might look hideous to outsiders, but anyone (especially my GP) would agree they look 1000 times better than a sunburnt neck/face/ears/shoulders.

Aeek 4:08 pm 06 Jan 14

Masquara said :

Aeek said :

… I get tired of these cheap shots …

Ah, therein lies the genesis of your post?

You could be right, You could be wrong;
This could even be from some song.

Masquara 3:01 pm 06 Jan 14

Aeek said :

… I get tired of these cheap shots …

Ah, therein lies the genesis of your post?

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