HE may only be 15 years old, but Trey Boucher is already establishing himself as a serious up-and-comer in the NT burnout scene behind the wheel of his clean, force-fed VP Commodore. We bumped into the Darwin lad at Gazzanats NT, and debriefed after his trip to Red CentreNATS.
I was first published. Street Machine Yearbook 2022
How did you overcome competitive burnouts?
My stepfather started drag racing in 1980 when Hidden Valley first opened, so it’s kind of run down the family line ever since.
My brother’s got a blown VF ute called a RAMPAGE, and my other brother has a blown E3 clubby called a LMFAO.
I got VP for my 12th birthday. It was just a V6, and we put nitrous on it. We slipped it like that in a couple of meets, won one, and then decided to put a blown LS in it.
We just used spare parts out of the shed and put it together. It’s been good ever since, Touchwood. I’ve been competing since I was 13 with a blown setup, two years now.
What is a combo?
It’s an LS1 with just one cam and valve springs. Manufacturer is 6/71 with EFI setup, runs on methanol. It has a Bullet Turbo 400, a two-piece tailshaft, and a nine-inch with a 31-spline Bullet axle, Bullet full spool and 3.0 diff gears.
How was your Gazzanats experience?
The car was on song all weekend, but Friday night’s skid was a little sad. I didn’t take the tires off, as I misjudged where I parked the car and couldn’t turn it in time, so I got off the throttle and went off the pad, breaking some score.
And you left for the Red Center Nets a few weeks later?
I got a ticket to the Red CentreNATS, but I was too young to compete, so I just had to watch from the sidelines. I was a little sad, but it is what it is.
It would be great to get insurance everywhere to bring motorsport to a bigger base and bring the sport to a place where young people can come.
How do people react when they see a 15-year-old kid with a blown-up car?
Some accept it, some don’t. I think it’s just jealousy, really. “Dad’s car”, “brother’s car”, this and that – they don’t know the whole story.
Keyboard warriors, haha! My close associates understand where I’ve come from with the car and what I’ve done with it. They support me. It is good. My family is behind me.
I’m sure you have more plans for the car in the pipeline.
I will go bigger and better in the future. A year or two from now I want to make over 600 horsepower.
I’ll change it to 1000 and have some fun! I do drifting and burnout and a few other little things, but I would 100% love to give drag racing a crack too.
Have someone you want to shout out?
I would like to thank my brother Chaise Bouchere and Jay from Bouchere Fabrication for helping me put the car together and get it to where it is today.
I would also like to thank our sponsors, Alvaro’s Auto Electrical and SKiD KiD — Threads with Trade.
My sisters and my mother are always behind me, supporting me and giving me the confidence to go out and compete.
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