GALLERY: Proston beats burnout after car rally
PROSTON was a sea of dust, rubber and head-turning vehicles on Saturday at the Proston Car Rally Club meet.
Close to 50 vehicles were entered into the Khanacross and burnout events, some drivers as young as 15.
CAMS representative David Jamieson said the Khanacross drivers wanted to get around the track as fast as they could while remaining in control.
"You've got to be perfect out there, if you hit something like a tyre it is a penalty," he said.
Rally enthusiasts copped a sheet of thick red dust whenever the cars came flying past.
"Some drivers are getting more dirt. The bottom line is when their tyres spin, smoke will go up but they aren't going anywhere.
"It looks good but they won't do a good time."
As the sun went down, the smell of burning rubber filled the night air at the popular burnout event.
Aaron Seiler has been competing in burnout events for 10 years and his strategy was to keep it simple.
"Just keep moving, get lots of smoke and don't hit the wall," he said.
Seiler was using an EF Falcon for this meet, but his previous burnout car was a little less likely.
"My first burnout car was a Volvo, but we had to get rid of it because it had gear box troubles."
Another long time Proston competitor, Nic Vleys, said it wasn't unusual to get some pretty crazy speeds on the burnout track.
"You can get up to 200 or 220 (km/h). Sometimes it goes all the way around the speedo," he said.
"You just have to send it."
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