The countdown is on to the Leyburn Sprints this weekend.
The countdown is on to the Leyburn Sprints this weekend.

Leyburn set for races

THE countdown is almost over with Leyburn revving up for one of the biggest motorsport events on the Australian historic racing calendar.

The 18th annual Leyburn Sprints will hit the track this weekend, with up to 200 classic and high-performance cars racing around the closed streets of the country town.

Racing from 8am on Saturday and Sunday, the event is expected to draw up to 10,000 people from far and wide.

Along with the familiar faces of the regular drivers, there are also some new stand-out entries this year who will compete on the 1.1 kilometre track.

If you're not a racing fan, there is still plenty to see and do - whether it be browsing the motorsport souvenirs, enjoying the festival atmosphere with country-style food or having a look at the interesting historical and photographic exhibits.

From old car manuals to antiques, bargain hunters can also explore over 30 stalls at the Leyburn markets in the park.

Don't forget to also visit Shannon's Show 'n' Shine on Sunday, where more than 50 glamorous, exotic and unusual cars will be on display.

Entry for the Sprints is $15 per adult or $25 for a weekend pass.

Children under 14 are free.



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