Celebrated racing entertainers Victor Bray and Matt Mingay have been banned from conducting burnouts at V8 Supercars events, including this weekend's Armor All Gold Coast 600.
Drag racing legend Bray, who has used his burnout drag car at many of V8 Supercars high-profile meetings in the past, will not be at this weekend's street event.
Stuntz Inc rider Mingay has been retained as part of the Gold Coast show, but has allegedly been asked to tone down the burnout segments of his performances.
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After performing at Bathurst two weeks ago, Bray told the Gold Coast Bulletin that he was not asked back to the event in his special-build drag car.
“They're having some big changes and that's from the top. We love going there – we wish we were going there,” Bray told The Bulletin.
“We're not going there and I don't want to comment on the reason.”
A V8 Supercars spokesman confirmed to The Bulletin that the changes are part of an annual review of its entire support programs.
“We decided we would not be including Victor (Bray) in the weekend card. We've also had discussions with Matt (Mingay) regarding that (burnouts),” the spokesman said.
“We wanted the crowd to have a little bit of fun, but do it reasonably and sensibly.”
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