Leyburn Sprints tickets on sale online
Pre-event tickets for the 26th Historic Leyburn Sprints can now be purchased online, following the launch of a brand new website.
The ability to purchase tickets ahead of the popular event is a first in the Sprints’ 25-year history.
Adult tickets cost $25 a day or $35 for both days and can be paid for and printed on paper at home or saved on a cell phone, allowing visitors to skip the lines at the door. hall.
With just over five weeks until the Sprints, organizers have promised another outstanding festival of motoring attractions on and off the track.
Up to 15,000 visitors are expected in Leyburn, a rural village 60km north-west of Warwick, to see more than 200 historic, classic and performance cars race against the clock around a temporary urban course.
Six-time winner and record holder Dean Amos is set to return in his Gould-Judd runner after missing the 2021 event.
He will be challenged by a group of fast contenders led by 2021 winner and four-time champion Warwick Hutchinson.
Community-run Sprints carry on Leyburn’s legacy as host of the 1949 Australian Grand Prix, when 30,000 people watched John Crouch win over 35 laps in a French-built Delahaye.
Seventy-three years later, the highlight will be the spectacular House Competition featuring cars from 10 decades of motoring, but other attractions will also be on offer to ensure a fun weekend for everyone from enthusiasts to families enjoying a good market. outing day.
Over 100 sparkling road vehicles of all types will take part in the Shannons Show ‘n’ Shine competition, while around 30 vintage caravans will bring colorful memories of holidays past.
Market stalls, trade and merchandise stalls, live music and abundant country hospitality at community-run food and beverage outlets will add to the fun.
Sprints Committee Chair Tricia Chant said the new website allows fans to pre-purchase tickets and purchase merchandise for the event throughout the year.
“The new website carries over all the key features from the past, including live results and photo archives, and will add new features as we continue to refine and refine its content,” Ms Chant said.
“Memorabilia hunters, especially those unable to attend Sprints, will find a new range of 2022 merchandise and unusual items such as a DVD of the 1949 Leyburn Australian Grand Prix and a reprint of the original programme.”
Proceeds from Leyburn’s historic sprints are used to benefit community organizations and projects.
Over $1 million has been donated since the event’s inception in 1996, while each year visitors and event spending inject approximately $1.5 million into the Southern Darling Downs economy .