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By Scott Taylor, 08 Feb 2017 News


The 2017 Burnout Masters list so far and the comps they'll need to win in order to qualify

BURNOUT Masters is the be-all and end-all when it comes to frying tyres in front of monster crowds, and the 2017 series is going to be bigger than ever.

Blown Camaro Burnout KILLAB 1Taking home the title of Burnout Master, Steve Nogas is automatically in the Burnout Masters for Summernats 31 along with the rest of the Masters top five and Championship top three

It all started with Summernats 30 where the top five in the Burnout Masters earned a spot in the Street Machine Summernats 31 competition. Throw in the top three from the Summernats Burnout Championship, and then there’s eight ‘golden tickets’ already taken for next year.

Toyota Hilux Summernats BurnoutLeigh Mackenzie came from nowhere to take home second place in the Burnout Masters at Summernats 30, he'll be back again next year too

The West Australians will have first crack at what is left when Gazzanats WA fires up on March 3-5; the winners of both the blown and naturally aspirated competitions will score an automatic entry to the Masters at Summernats 31.

VK Commodore Burnout LSONERick Fuller in the LSONE VK Commodore claimed third place in the Burnout Masters this year and will front up again at Summernats 31

One week later the circus swings back east to Lardner Park for Motorfest, where the top two entrants will both score tickets to play with the big boys. Then the party moves back to South Australia a week later to Murray Bridge; joining the Burnout Masters feeder events for the first time. The first place getter from Murray Bridge will score a Burnout Masters slot.

Toyota Corolla V8 Burnout LYNCHYAndrew Lynch will once again be in the Burnout Masters after that insane skid at Summernats 30

From there it’s on to the big televised shows and there will be three Burnout Masters TV shows this year, not including Summernats itself. The first of these will be Burnout King in Perth on April 14th; the first two blown cars and the top naturally aspirated car will score golden tickets to the big event. It’ll be the same deal for Brashernats on June 11th.

Holden Shuttle Van V8 BurnoutFifth place in the Burnout Masters this year was enough to land Colin Byrne and his Holden Shuttle van a spot in the Masters again at Summernats 31

Then Tropical Meltdown (July 29th), Burnout Outlaws (Aug 12th), and Gazzanats Darwin (Aug 19th) all get one ticket each to give away before the focus shifts to Alice Springs for the Red CentreNATS. Any heavy hitters heading to Alice will have three shots at a start in the Burnout Masters, with all three tickets going to the blown class; it’ll also be televised on 7Mate.

HZ Holden Blown Burnout PAGEYAfter winning the Summernats Burnout Championship this year, Anthony Page will bring PAGEY to the Burnout Masters next year

After the Red CentreNATS in early September there will be no Burnout Masters qualifying events until Summernats 31 and the Last Chance Wildcard show. So everyone will have plenty of time to make sure their rides are in tip top shape for Australia’s biggest horsepower party.

VK Calais BurnoutTim Brown took out second place in the Summernats 30 Burnout Championship, earning himself a spot in the Burnout Masters for Summernats 31 next year. 

Ford F100 Blown Burnout FDISPeter Grmusa's new FDIS blown and injected Ford F truck took out third place in the Summernats 30 Burnout Championship and will also be in the Burnout Masters at Summernats 31


Mar 3–5          Gazzanats WA, Collie Motorplex, WA

Mar 11–12      Motorfest, Lardner Park, VIC

Mar 18            Murray Bridge, Murray Bridge Speedway, SA

April 14*         Burnout King, Perth Motorplex, WA

June 11*         Brashernats, Sydney Dragway, NSW

July 29            Tropical Meltdown, Cairns Speedway, QLD

Aug 12            Burnout Outlaws, Sydney Dragway, NSW

Aug 19            Gazzanats Darwin, Hidden Valley Raceway, NT

Sept 3*           Red CentreNATS, Alice Springs, NT

Jan 4*               Summernats 31 Wild Card, Canberra, ACT

*Televised event