IF YOU missed the most excellent Burnout Masters: Brashernats TV program last week, here’s all the action from the finals at the Precision International Brashernats.

Never heard of Brashernats? It’s the creation of former Burnout Master Mick Brasher, with a lot of help from his long-suffering partner Linda. In just three years, Brashernats at Sydney Dragway has turned into one of the biggest and baddest burnout events in Australia – over 7000 spectators filled the stands this year.

The country’s toughest burnout cars went head-to-head, mostly for bragging rights, but some had their eyes on the cool $5K first prize and the golden ticket into the Burnout Masters at Summernats 29. Heavy hitters came from all over Australia, with plenty of toughies from Western Australia, Queensland and Victoria, not to mention an abundance of local talent.

With over 130 cars fighting for just 35 spots in the early-evening final, it was an action-packed day. The level of showmanship and the quality of the skids was mind-blowing – with so many cars fighting for so few finals berths, each competitor was only one small mistake away from being back on the trailer.

After a full day of smoke and mayhem, Victorian Steve Loader emerged victorious, with his big block-powered Premier producing huge smoke as he shot flames out the stainless exhaust pipes. There was an obvious level of confidence that impressed the judges, helping him snatch the overall win. Second place went to last year’s winner Adrian Cuthbertson in SKIDMA, while Matt Power finished third with his T4TUFF tonner.

If you can’t get enough of Brashernats, then grab a copy of Street Machine’s August issue (on sale 16 July) and check out the awesome eight-page feature. But if you’ve got even the slightest interest in burnouts, it’s definitely one to mark down in your calendar for next year – Brashernats Sydney is a must-do event.

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