Frank Jacobson, Paul Lawrence and Don Milner checking for over heating.
Frank Jacobson, Paul Lawrence and Don Milner checking for over heating. Nicole Zurcas

Thousands of rev heads show up to day one of Leyburn Sprints

SUNDAY is your typical motor sport race meet, however crowds were coming in by the dozens for day one of Leyburn Sprints.

Committee president Tricia Chant said thousands came through the gates.

"There would have been somewhere to seven or eight thousand people here today,” Ms Chant said.

"That's incredible for a Saturday, it was our biggest turn up ever.

"we can't wait to see what tomorrow brings.”

With more attractions then ever, Ms Chant believes it's the carnival atmosphere which bring people to the event.

"It's more than your average race event,” she said.

"With the inclusion of vintage cars and caravan displays we are seeing more and more families come along.”

Tomorrow will see the final events for the 23rd Historic Leyburn Sprints with trophies awarded to the best drivers in the afternoon.

See who turned up today in our gallery below.



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