Burnout competition provides safe space for ‘hoons’

More than 700 people gathered at Stawell for the Stawell Motor Sports Club 4K burnout competition on Saturday. 

50 cars from across Victoria and South Australia competed in the event.

Stawell Motor Sports Club president Ben Rolph said it was near perfect conditions for the event.

“The day went really well and the weather held out with just a couple of sun showers,” he said.

“There was a good turnout which was good to see.”

Jason Schmidt was the big winner on the day, winning the pro eight competition  from Luke Manolis and JD Gonzalez. 

Mark Ansaldi won the pro six competition ahead of Paul Watts and Trevor Holland. 

Rolph said the event is divisive but important in the community. 

“People either love it or hate it,” he said.

“It keeps the hoons off the streets by giving them a safe environment to enjoy themselves.”

The Stawell Motor Sports Club will host the Asponats on Saturday, September 23 as its next event. 

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