The Historic Leyburn Sprints will return with a colourful array of historic and classic racers (Pic: Trapnell Creations)

PHOTO: The Historic Leyburn Sprints will return with a colourful array of historic and classic racers (Pic: Trapnell Creations)

LEYBURN (Queensland) - The 25th Historic Leyburn Sprints have been postponed by three weeks until 11-12 September, because of Covid-19 restrictions.

Sprints President Tricia Chant said that although the State Government yesterday lifted the Brisbane lockdown, the Premier had asked people from those 11 affected Local Government Areas to refrain from visiting regional areas.

This meant many competitors and spectators from greater Brisbane would not be able to attend the award-winning event on the original date of 21-22 August.

“We are very mindful of running not only a successful event, but also a safe one, and we feel that this is the best solution for all involved. We are working as fast as we can to advise our competitors, suppliers, sponsors, supporters and others involved in the Sprints,” Mrs Chant said.

“With less than two weeks to go to the original date we were already almost fully prepared and expect the re-scheduled event will offer all the same great features and attractions.”

The Historic Leyburn Sprints is one of Australia’s most popular historic and classic motorsport events and attracts up to 15,000 visitors every year to the Southern Darling Downs region.

The Queensland Government’s Queensland Destination Events Program and the Southern Downs Regional Council provide financial assistance to help promote the Sprints and attract visitors to the Southern Downs region. This event also has been proudly funded by the Australian and Queensland Governments through the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).