Twelve burnout fans will have their charity rewarded this Saturday at Kwinana Performance Burnout Blitz as they get to go for the rides of their lives in some of WA’s top burnout machines on the Perth Motorplex burnout pad.
Names like ‘Shredder’, ‘Monsta’ and ‘Last Chance’ might sound tough as nails but there are plenty of hearts of gold among the drivers of these burnout cars and the lucky people who have won the various auctions for a passenger seat, with all funds raised going to Variety Club.
Burnout competitor Peter Flint was first approached to do a fundraising passenger ride with his supercharged big block Ford ute and the concept has snowballed from there.
“The guy that built my engine for me is heavily involved in Variety Club and they approached me two or three weeks ago to ask if I would be interested in donating a ride in just my car,” he said.
“I was happy to help, but I put it up online to see if there was any interest in the wider community and within two days we had ten committed drivers offering rides and we now have 12 all together.”
The rides were auctioned off and have raised some $4900 for Variety Club, who help children and families in need.
Flint said that the participants will be in for one hell of a ride.
“I don’t think any of them have been in a burnout car before so they are going to get to run a muck for a minute or two in front of a few thousand people, it will be a whole other experience for them,” he said. “It’s something that I still get butterflies doing.”
Flint not only enjoys burnout competition himself but is well known for filming his fellow competitors and showcasing them on his popular ‘Flinty460′ channel on YouTube, which has almost three million views.
“Doing the skid is a lot more enjoyable but I thoroughly enjoy filming it as well,” he said. “I’ve had the ute now for about five or six years, it started out as a stocky and it progressed to where it is now.
“We’re making about 1200 horsepower, it’s bloody good fun and built to kill tyres.”
Kwinana Performance Burnout Blitz sees first burnouts from 6pm this Saturday.