Seeing Powercruise in Australia is a bucket-list item for me. Without question, without any reasoning needing to be given, at some point, somehow, I will find myself at one of the four locations where the fun goes down in the land down under, where the cars I want and can’t have reside. It’ll be a damn expensive trip and I know it, and I know it’ll be worth it. I’ve seen enough YouTube videos over the last fifteen years that I know enough to be excited about the prospect. But let’s be real for a moment…the only way I’m making that trans-Pacific flight right now is to sell my soul to the Devil, and I’m afraid that the ol’ boy wouldn’t even entertain an offer on mine. But there is an answer, and it only involves hauling my backside up to Brainerd Motorsports Park in Michigan. Powercruise USA went down earlier this month and the Aussies brought some friends to play along with the fun: Rodney Waters and his Holden, “Kranky”, Andrew Lynch and his Toyota, “Lynchy”, and Steve Loader and the “UCSMOKE” Holden. So, if anybody needed a lesson on how the Aussies do the damn thing, there were three professors that could help us clueless Yanks along.
But, judging from the video, it seems that some of the locals have gotten a clue or two. The cruising action is sweet and is only a part of the fun, but there are a couple of cars in the burnout contest that honestly look like good competition in a regular burnout contest. If Lynchy pulled into the box, sure, that’s no contest: Lynch is a pro and that Toyota is like a rabid badger when fully unleashed. But that Firebird you’ll see put on one hell of a show on it’s own and that six-cylinder Falcon isn’t bad, either!