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Leyburn Sprints bigger, better

Leyburn Sprints president Ann Collins has been involved in the event for the past 17 years.
Leyburn Sprints president Ann Collins has been involved in the event for the past 17 years. Candyce Braithwaite

A COMBINATION of a love for motorsport and bringing an unusual event to a small country town is what keeps Ann Collins involved in the Leyburn Sprints each year.

Mrs Collins, the president of the Leyburn Sprints committee, said the weekend had been bigger and better than previous events.

"It's been a tremendous weekend," she said.

"The event has drawn about 10,000-12,0000 people to the local area.

"We've also had a lot more people camping at the track this year as well," she said.

The Leyburn Sprints is an event eight months in the making.

"It takes a lot to organise," Mrs Collins said.

"Next weekend we will get together and have a meeting and discuss the pros and cons of this event.

"We will write down a list of things to see how we can improve for next year."

Mrs Collins said the committee would take some time off after the meeting and regroup in January to prepare for the next event.

The Leyburn Sprints is an event that gives back to the community.

Community organisations such as the Lions Club, the Catholic Church, the Rural Fire Brigade, the Historical Society and many more benefit from the profits made.

Remaining funds go back into the committee to run the next event.

Mrs Collins said she was already looking forward to the next Leyburn Sprints.

 

Did you know?

The Leyburn Sprints draws 10 to 12 thousand people to the area each year.

Topics:  leyburn sprints, motor sport


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