The sweet, sweet smell of burning rubber. Distinguishable by any petrolhead. This past weekend, we were on the scene during Fatman’s Invasion, a gigantic automotive event held at Thompson Raceway in Thompson, Ohio.
Over 1,000 cars filled the pits and adjoining lot, and 500 drivers signed up to run their cars down the quarter mile. But, during the track’s intermission, a burnout contest was held. And that’s where this 2004 Pontiac GTO came to put on a show.
This 2004 GTO produces all of that billowy smoke via a 408 cubic-inch forged stroker engine with a Precision custom 76-millimeter turbocharger. Complimenting those goodies are a BTR turbo cam, custom built turbo headers, crossover and a custom exhaust by Big 3 Racing. Of course, that’s only the Cliffnotes for a truly detailed, and powerful, build.
So, for your viewing pleasure, we have a video of said 2004 GTO roasting its tires in the burnout box, where you can listen to the turbo whine, and LS1 roar. But, the GTO quickly disappears in a thick blanket of rubber residue. Not before Fatman himself gets in on a photo opportunity, though.