It’s Official. The Street Machine Summernats has SMASHED the world record for a simultaneous burnout to celebrate the New Year and launch the largest automotive festival in the Southern Hemisphere.
103 cars unleashed 50,000hp in a frenzy that sent smoke flying across the most famous burnout pad in the world and Summernats into the record books with an official Guinness World Record.
“What a way to kick of Summernats 28” said Summernats Co-owner Andy Lopez.
“A truly awesome result. We were aiming for 100 cars and to have 103 cars complete the burnout for the world record is amazing.”
The whole event was being carefully monitored by a Guinness World Records Adjudicator.
To qualify as a world record, the cars had to take part in a sustained stationary burnout for at least 20 seconds at the same time, which is a feat in itself and required significant planning.
“There is few Guinness World Records that are as difficult to arrange and carry out as the simultaneous burnout world record” said Chris Sheedy from Guinness World Records.
“I see many spectacular records with my job, but this one in particular stands out.”
Many of the participants in the world record burnout were cars that will take part in the iconic Liqui-Moly National Burnout Masters held annually at Summernats.
Today was opening day for the Summernats, with beautiful weather greeting huge crowds that lined the cruise route and Tuff Street and with such a huge weekend planned, it’s not too late to secure your attendance.
Tickets are still available for the Street Machine Summernats 28, proudly supported by Rare Spares from the Summernats website www.summernats.com.au