TUFF STREET CHAMPION & BEST PRO TUFF CRAIG MORROW, VH SL/E COMMODORE TUFF STREET RUNNER-UP & SECOND PRO TUFF BRAD PHILLIPS, VN COMMODORE ENGINEERING EXCELLENCE PRO TUFF SCOTT REEVES, XY FORD FALCON UTE BEST STREET TUFF & ENGINEERING EXCELLENCE STREET TUFF DEAN BEATTIE, VL COMMODORE SECOND STREET TUFF MATO BASONOVIC, XY FORD FALCON SEDAN THIRD STREET TUFF DOMENIC D’AGOSTINO, LX TORANA HATCH BEST COMP TUFF MATTHEW MAYBERRY. 1979 FORD CAPRI SECOND COMP TUFF ALYSHA TEALE, HQ HOLDEN SEDAN JUDGES’ HARDCORE AWARD DARREN PAINE, VS CORSA BULLET UTE
TUFF Street has always been the epicentre of cruiseroute burnout action at Summernats, and while the punters were none too impressed by the added safety barriers in place at Summernats 31, there was still plenty of Tuff Street mayhem to revel in across the weekend.
Entrants who were smashing tyres on the cruise route were promptly dealt with by security, but that’s always been the price you pay for your five minutes of infamy.
From a competition perspective, the quality of the cars that made it through judging was on point. With only two trophies to hand out per class (Street Tuff, Pro Tuff and Comp Tuff), it was as difficult as ever for the judges to pick a winner, and plenty of knockout cars had to miss out on a gong.
Some of the usual suspects figured in the results, with Dean Beattie’s stunning VL scoring a repeat win in Street Tuff as well as picking up an Engineering Excellence award.
In Comp Tuff, Matthew Mayberry’s BRAWLR Capri got the win over Drag Challenge veteran and compulsive drag racer Alysha Teale’s HQ Prem.
The freshly unveiled ST1NKY VH Commodore of Craig Morrow edged out Brad Phillips’s VN SS for the win in Pro Tuff, as well as the overall Tuff Street Champion win.