Mick Hamon is $10,000 richer after winning the KFC Burnout Comp at Perth Motorplex on Saturday night as part of the Motorvation 31 car show.
Hamon’s supercharged Holden Commodore impressed the judges and claimed a narrow victory over Matt James.
The Commodore is still a new build for Hamon, who finished the car only just in time for Summernats.
“We had no dramas on the day, it was all good,” he said. “We went to Summernats the week before and we had to change a fair bit of the rear end and differential. It made it a lot easier to drive after we narrowed the diff width and changed the ratio.”
Hamon explained he didn’t really enter his burnout with a plan, choosing instead just to go with the flow.
“I think whatever you plan never really happens when you get out there, it was just good to finish a burnout off well considering the car is so new,” he said.
The Commodore runs a cast iron L98 V8 block with EFI and a 6-71 supercharger. Hamon formerly competed in a ute but his reason to moving to the sedan was pretty simple – fun.
“We mainly went away from the ute so we had more room to take more people,” he laughed. “It has come up great, it looks good and goes well.”
The burnout victory wasn’t the only win for Hamon on the weekend as he also won a Street Stock speedway race in Collie.
“We race a lot of speedway, I have been doing that forever, but burnouts are a bit easier and a bit cheaper,” he said. “I own my own business so I do long hours and it is hard to work on a speedway car all the time, burnout cars are a bit more relaxed.”