With Motorvation looming, including its prestigious KFC Burnout competition, some drivers are aiming to get one last night of practice in before the weekend at tonight’s Hour of Power Burnouts as part of Formula Tech Whoop Ass Wednesday.
As well as experienced names such as Thomas Hyndman and Tristan King, there will also be some new blood on the Snake Pit aiming to get some experience before hitting the big stage of Motorvation.
Jason Abreau has never taken his Holden WB One Tonner on to a burnout pad before and he was frank about his feelings of heading out there for the first time.
“I’ll be sh*tting myself,” he said. “I think I’ll be pretty nervous.”
With the One Tonner making 450 horsepower at the rear wheels thanks to its 350 Chev powerplant, there is no reason Abreau should be nervous, with those tyres likely to disappear into smoke very quickly. He will have his tuner Angelo alongside making adjustments as they go and also providing advice for the skid.
Abreau is aiming to build his skills before the weekend, with some lofty goals for one of WA’s biggest burnout events.
“I’d like to get into the finals, it’s more of a show car but we will see how it goes,” he said. “I love cars, I love burnouts and just the thrill of being in front of a crowd. It seems like it will be a pretty good adrenaline rush. I’ll probably jump on the tray and roof after and get the crowd going.”
Abreau’s big plans don’t finish with this weekend either, with goals to supercharge the car and eventually take it around the country.
“I’d love to get over to Summernats and get into the Burnout Masters over there and then travel doing comps all around Australia,” he said. “Hopefully that all goes to plan!”
If you’d like to either try out the burnout pad for the first time or get in some practice for Motorvation like Jason, there are still places available for tonight’s Hour of Power, so call the Perth Motorplex office on 9419 6622 and reserve your spot!
Formula Tech Whoop Ass Wednesday begins from 6pm, with burnouts from 9pm.