More than 80 cars and drivers will be lining up to show off their skills at Albany’s Attwell Park Speedway this weekend. Albany’s first Sets In The South Burnout competition will be run from 9am on Friday and 9am through to midnight on Saturday with live music playing from 8.30pm. Organised as part of the West Oz Burnout Series, the event promises a spectacular display of driving skill with cars competing in three categories: six-cylinder, naturally aspirated V8s, and blown (supercharged and turbocharged). With Atwell Park’s burnout pad recently upgraded with funds raised by the West Oz Burnout Series, the event promises to be a spectacle with cars coming from across the State to participate. The West Oz Burnout Series sets up and runs events across regional WA to promote country burnout events. Paul Phillips from West Oz Burnout Series said the idea for Sets In The South was to try and build attendance at burnout events. “Most of our committee is actually located in Albany, so we approached the Albany Speedway about bringing an event home and we crowdfunded the burnout pad with upgrades in the vicinity of $63,000 spent on that upgrade for the Speedway,” he said. “We have in the vicinity of 80 cars attending for our first event. We will be seeing some pretty high-end cars coming in the vicinity of $100,000 or more, so there will be some pretty cool cars rocking up.” Mr Phillips stressed that this was a controlled burnout event. “We promote controlled events that are licensed and insured, we don’t condone illegal road activities,” he said.