COLOURFUL BURNOUT: Jamie Steemson was lighting up in his vehicle 'Just Smokin' at the Bilo Blowout last weekend at the Biloela Showgounds.
COLOURFUL BURNOUT: Jamie Steemson was lighting up in his vehicle 'Just Smokin' at the Bilo Blowout last weekend at the Biloela Showgounds. Toni O'Connor

Burnout was the hot ticket for Biloela motorists

MOTORSPORTS: The smoke was thick in the air when the Biloela Showgrounds hosted the Bilo Blowout burnout competition.

Drivers in a variety of vehicles with different engine sizes put their cars to the ultimate test and put on a show for spectators.

Around 300 adults and 100 children lined up to see the action-packed venue get turned into a burnout spectacle.

In the pit crew area there was another hive of motoring activity.

There were 34 vehicles overall and some went into multiple competitions.

Vehicles came from Ipswich, Bundaberg, Emerald, Gladstone, Theodore, Moura, Biloela, Rockhampton and Gracemere with drivers out to try their luck for a win.

Callide Valley Auto Club secretary Marg Fisher said the day was an outstanding success with drivers coming from around the state.

"It was an awesome, great day out and the spectators were happy with how it went,” Fisher said.

"There was two methanol vehicles that did some really hectic skids.”

The tyres had a type of colouring in them to help bring out the colour of the burnouts.

There was more to the day than just doing burnouts as there was judging on how the drivers performed.

"The judges looked for how constant the smoke was for the burnout, the driver technique and ability to control the car and if they pop their tyres,” she said.

The results for the day were: Open V8 class - Nathan Lewis 246 pts, Trevor Neill 223, Chris Kavanagh 220.

V8 class - Brian Robinson 264 pts, Trevor Neill 262, Cameron Jones 218.

4 and 6 Cylinder class - Jamie Steemson 263 pts, Nathan Allison 221, Heath Sheridan 215.

Hard Luck Category: Matt Stewart, Car 24 El Camino.


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