Dwane Pallentine is $10,000 richer after winning the Pro class at Perth Motorplex Burnout Boss on Saturday.
Pallentine’s supercharged Holden Torana performed flawlessly as he navigated the burnout pad with speed and style, earning praise from the judges and the thousands of spectators watching on.
“Winning is the best feeling in the world, it’s not all about the money but $10k is a nice to have in the account!” he said. “The car was on song and I felt comfortable, we had no issues on the night.”
The flying orange Torana has been on a roll lately, with Pallentine also scoring a second place at West Coast Nats. He said that he felt burnouts at the Motorplex have been getting a new lease on life lately thanks to an updated ruleset.
“I want to say we have all noticed the changes the Motorplex have been working on to get the competitors back to the venue, I am personally happy with the new rules that have been put in place. It has won me and a heap of others over and the Motorplex will see more blown cars at these events.”
The pay days weren’t limited to the blown brigade, as Chad Greenmount took home $5,000 of his own following victory in the Open class.
The Holden one tonner put on a stunning smoke show, with the still weather conditions leaving the pad hidden in the tyre fog as Greenmount celebrated a job well done inside the cabin.
“It felt awesome to win the event, especially due to the top competition I was up against,” he said. “I was able to keep moving around the pad with pace even though there was no wind to move the smoke away to clear the visibility.”
Greemount said he experimented with using the expanded areas of the pad but went back to basics for his competition performance.
“I went out in practice and tried to use the return chutes but it didn’t work for me, lucky I didn’t have any damage so I was able to push harder in the main competition.”
The Sportsman Class continues to grow and quality of the competition in this category gets higher every time they come out. Last season Champion Lauren Youngs was keen to gain some points at this event and finished in the top five with a strong showing and a brand new combo in her Ford Ute.
The top of the heap went to Jack Alfirevich in his Falcon with another outstanding performance using every inch of the Snake Pit with a masterful driving job to keep it off the walls.
Top Five Results from Burnout Boss
1 Dwane Pallentine – Torana PEPERIT
2 Mick Hamon – VE Clubsport WIDEOPEN
3 Darryl Ferguson – Commercial SMOKNRAT
4 John Castrianni – VF Ute PSICOTIK
5 Sam Lord – HZ Ute BADHABIT
1 Chad Greenmount – HZ One Tonner OH YEAH
2 Darran Williams – XF Falcon Ute DIESEL
3 Jason Tanian – Falcon Ute KENOATH
4 Norman Burrows – Commodore MEAN13
5 Ewan Haxton – VK Commodore VKAOS
1 Jack Alfirevich – AU Falcon AUGASM
2 Danny Farr – VS FARRQ
3 Daniel West – EA Falcon LIMIT3R
4 Tristhan Bruce Powers – Falcon EBLUBLY
5 Lauren Youngs – Falcon BA Ute CARSTR8R
Andrew Corlett – Gemini AGRO GEM
BOSS TIP IN
Michael Robins – VK Commodore NASTYVK
Dwane Pallentine – Torana PEPERIT
Burnout fans won’t have long to wait for their next skid show with a burnout exhibition taking place at the Shannons Insurance Power Palooza alongside drag racing and speedway this Saturday.
Story Credit – Luke Nieuwhof
Photo Credit – Phil Luyer – High Octane Photography