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[VIDEO] The Burnout Contest at the 2014 Corvettes at Carlisle

by Keith Cornett on August 26, 2014

[VIDEO] The Burnout Contest at the 2014 Corvettes at Carlisle

One of our favorite events at Corvettes at Carlisle is the Friday afternoon burnout contest. You’re never quite sure who’s going to show up and once the tires start spinning, anything can happen. This year’s event did not disappoint with three contestants in two white C4s and one custom C5 Corvette plus a demonstration from the father-daughter team of Lance and Ella Miller.

The rules of Fight Club the burnout contest are pretty simple. You have 3 minutes or until your tires blow to make as much smoke as possible. The crowd judges the contest and the winner gets a trophy and picture with a Carlisle Girl. If everything goes as planned, the winner drives away with his car intact. But things rarely end well at the Corvettes at Carlisle burnout contest.

Kicking off the 2014 contest was Ella Miller in her Carlisle Blue Power Wheels. With some help from Dad, she spun her wheels like a pro. Then Dad showed her how it was done by warming up the crowd with a burnout in his Corvette Challenge race car.

The Burnout Contest at the 2014 Corvettes at Carlisle

Our friends from the TV show Corvette Nation used the opportunity to film a commercial for TireRack.com. The show’s co-host Bill Stephens certainly got a close up look at some Corvettes that will be needing some new rubber.

The Burnout Contest at the 2014 Corvettes at Carlisle

The battle came down two three. The first was a returning champion, the white C4 Corvette named Casper who won the 2013 contest. Following him was a young lad from Long Island who borrowed his dad’s C4 Corvette for the contest, but don’t tell anyone! And finally, a dragon livery C5 Corvette with 1,000 horsepower and line lock to boot.

The Burnout Contest at the 2014 Corvettes at Carlisle The Burnout Contest at the 2014 Corvettes at Carlisle The Burnout Contest at the 2014 Corvettes at Carlisle

Who will win this epic battle of friction and smoke? Watch the video to find out.


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