A big crowd turned out for Saturday night's Xtreme Powerfest Beach Cruise


Organiser of the Xtreme Powerfest #8 in Whyalla on the weekend were rapt with the response to the event and are already planning to come back.

The two-day event at the Steel City Drags track generated a lot of interest in the city for the edgy burnout motor sport and the Beach Cruise on Saturday evening drew a big crowd down to the foreshore.

The Beach Cruise was the first of its kind in Australia with organisers Danny and Peter Grmusa especially pleased with this part of the event. From 6pm to 10pm on Saturday night, many of the Xtreme Powerfest cars owners cruised up and down the foreshore road and the western carpark before parking and chatting with locals about their amazing vehicles

“This is great, look at all the people down here checking out the cars,” Danny said from the foreshore.

“We’ve never done anything like this, it’s a real eye-opener for all the people down here.

“It’s especially good to see the kids enjoying it.

“We had two kids come down here with fishing rods to have a fish and they’ve ended up scoring a ride in a burnout car.”

There were no burnouts at the Beach Cruise, just a friendly family atmosphere as the cars rumbled up and down and then were put on show. The City of Whyalla sponsored the event to let people know that the track, under strict supervision, is the only place to do burnouts.

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