January’s Summernats Slam was held at Sydney Dragway

Despite concerns surrounding the continual COVID-19 developments in Sydney, Summernats reports the event was a raging success across all metrics.
More than 11,000 people came through the gates over January 8-10 while 400 entrants and 13 trade and exhibitor booths reportedly created an amazing festival atmosphere.
The Summernats Slam event stayed true to the core of Summernats, with skid row, burnouts, motorkhana, a show and shine and awards in the program.
The introduction of the Garrett Advancing Motion Drag Day also finally brought drag racing to Summernats, and drew an outstanding list of fast cars running very fast times on Sydney Dragway’s brand new track.
Highlights from Summernats Slam saw Jess Johnson in his 1985 Holden VK KILLA-K winning the Burnout Competition to take away over $10,000 in prize money; an outstanding array of Show ‘n’ Shine entrants with the most exclusive Top 10 finalists Sydney has ever seen; and finally, Mark Hinchelwood taking out the title of the fastest car on the Garrett Advancing Motion Drag Day in the ACDELCO 2006 Holden Monaro, running 5.899 seconds.

After the Slam event, Summernats and the Perth Motorplex worked together to introduce the best Motorvation event “Western Australia has ever seen.”
Held from the 15th to the 17th of January, Motorvation 35 saw cruising, eighth mile racing, entertainment, a show ‘n’ shine, elite marquee, trader alley, sound off, unveils, slalom and go to whoa, a mullet competition and a burnout competition.
Another exciting element of Motorvation 35 saw three Burnout Masters Qualifying Tickets given to the top place getters from the Burnout Pro Competition as well as opportunities for entrants to be awarded a qualification position in the Meguiar’s Superstars Pavilion at MotorEx in November 2021.
Highlights from Motorvation saw Dayne Bairstow in his 1993 Ford XG winning the Burnout Sportsman Competition; Kevin Mantach in his 1984 Holden One Tonner winning the Burnout Open Competition; and winning first place and $5,000 in prize money for the Burnout Pro Competition was Wayne Daw in his 1986 Toyota Hilux LN65 SLYLUX.
The Summernats, Sydney Dragway and Perth Motorplex teams report they are extremely happy with the Slam and Motorvation events with “a great turnout of spectators and entrants who had a fabulous time, all while following the COVID requirements.”
Event organisers say they look forward to incorporating Summernats Slam and Motorvation as permanent events in the annual schedule in the future.

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