, 2022-12-06 01:10:31,
CELEBRATORY burnouts have become somewhat of a Supercars tradition, with the best usually saved up for the series champion’s efforts after the final race of the season.
However, by our count, only 10 drivers have conducted any form of burnouts or donuts to celebrate their championship victory.
A surprising omission from those 10 is Mark Skaife, who didn’t mark any of his five titles with celebratory circlework.
We’ve looked at each driver’s best effort and put together a top five – and there are no surprises about who figures near the top of this list.
No.5 – Craig Lowndes, 1996
The original and one of the best. Craig Lowndes’ smoky celebration of his maiden ATCC victory was the first of the modern era, giving it a special place in our list of champion burnouts.
The other thing that makes this burnout exceptional? He had to borrow teammate Peter Brock’s car to do it.
Lowndes’ own Commodore broke an axle while leading the final race of the season, allowing Brock to complete a clean sweep of the Oran Park finale.
The HRT teammates celebrated their respective triumphs on the podium, then Lowndes hot-footed it back…
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