Dean Amos takes away his fifth Leyburn Sprints trophy
Dean Amos takes away his fifth Leyburn Sprints trophy CONTRIBUTED

Amos takes home fifth Leyburn Sprints trophy

MOTORSPORT: As 210 vehicles take on the one kilometre track at the 23rd annual Leyburn Sprints only one could be the fastest.

For the fifth consecutive year in a row, New South Wales driver Dean Amos takes home the Col Furness Trophy for fastest outright time.

In his Gould car Amos hit a time of 40.1589 seconds setting a new record for the track.

Unfortunately the driver could not reach his goal of completing the track under 40 seconds which was his target time.

Leyburn Sprints Committee member Chris Nixon said he described the reasons due to this weekends difficult conditions.

"Particularly today's windy weather unsettled Amos's car,” he said.

"The dust raised by the wind also made the tracks slightly slipperier.”

Amos promises to return next year to break the 40 second barrier and to equal Toowoomba's Ray Vandersee as the most successful driver at the sprints.

Vandersee is currently holding on to six consecutive wins while Amos is on five.

The best car among more than 120 vintage vehicles for the Shannon's Show 'n' Shine went to Toowoomba car enthusiast, Dave Archer.

Bringing his SS Swallow 1934 model, the car was a for runner of the famous Jaguar brand.

"The car was a result of a 2000 hour restoration project led by his father Norm Archer,” Mr Nixon said.

And for the first time, junior drivers had the chance to clock a speed with the Ann Collins memorial trophy.

Young gun Tom Clift from Warwick was the most successful driver in the junior regulatory trials.

The junior competition was based on points earned through consistency not speed.



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