Summernats driving events aren't limited to just the burnouts and cruising. There are a bunch of ways you can test your skill behind the wheel, with the best performers in the running for the Driver's Championship Award.

Check the official program for times for all the driving event action on the main arena both Friday night and all day Saturday.

Those entrants hoping to win Grand Champion, the Drivers Champion must participate in all four Driving Skills Events. 


There are four Driving Skill Events; Heads Up Go-Whoa, Motorkhana, Honk Ya Horn, and Slalom. 


Drivers (with passenger) test their skills by driving around a series of markers and returning to the start as quickly as possible. You may incur a penalty if you hit the markers.


Driving in a continuous drift around the cones. From a standing start to a standing finish in a clover leaf pattern turning left to the start/finish line. 


A timed single or two-person event on the Main Arena requires the driver to weave between bollards to the first garage honk a horn then reverse to the second garage again honk a horn as quickly as possible


Two cars at a time in a side by side go-whoa where the objective is to accelerate from a standing start to a complete stop in the finish area. The winner progresses through to the next round in a straight elimination format.

When the light goes green drivers are to accelerate towards the stop area and ensure they cross the finish line but stop before the second line. If they pass the second line they are disqualified. If both cars drive over the red line then the fastest time will determine the winner as long as the car stops.


The times from all four Driving Skill Events are added together and the overall fastest time will be the winner of the Drivers Championship Award. 


Note: Competitors must be a Summernats Entrant to participate. See the Summernats Participation Guide

for further details.