Thursday, May 4, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

High Speed Smoke At Palmyra

New concrete has been poured and rev heads in Mackay are getting ready.

The Sugar City Burnouts is quickly approaching and there is no time to wait.

It is no joke about this burn out shows, with audiences and drivers alike eager for the smoke and surprise of the show.

In its 5th year, the 2023 Sugar City Burnout are upping the stakes, making this a show to not miss.

After a pre-event was postponed in March due to poor weather making the Palmyra Drag Racing Club dragway dangerous for drivers, the Sugar City Burnout competition is a welcome return, taking place on the second weekend in May.

On the lineup including pro, eight and six cylinders, and ladies class entrants, including the local six-cylinder CURRYINAHURRY Sugar City Taxi and with entrants coming from as far as Townsville to Wagga Wagga in New South Wales.

With a re-invigorated dragstrip and pad, being extended an extra 10 metres, now totalling 65.3 metres long, with a 22-metre tip in.

The day jampacked with the screech of tyre skidding, smoke blowing, and engines roaring, and with this event being a highlight on the drag and burn out calendar, this is one not to miss on the Mackay calendar.

With a prize pool worth $8,500 across all classes, this competition will have strength, smoke, and high speed tipins.

WHAT: Sugar City Burnouts

WHERE: Palmyra Drag Racing Club, Mackay

WHEN: Saturday, May 13,


Join the smoke, engine screech and family laughter at the 2023 Sugar City Burnouts

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