PHOTO: The 23rd Historic Leyburn Sprints on 18-19 August will feature more than 200 historic, classic and performance cars representing more than 90 years of motoring (Pic by Trapnell Creations)
LEYBURN (Queensland) - Queensland's Motor Sport Event of the Year, the Historic Leyburn Sprints, has been given increased funding to boost regional tourism under the Tourism and Events Queensland’s (TEQ) Queensland Destination Events Program (QDEP).
The $25,000 funding, up from $20,000 last year, continues TEQ’s long-standing support of the popular, round-the-houses time trials, which will be staged for the 23rd time this year on 18-19 August.
The money will be used for marketing and promotion aimed at attracting more spectators to the event and the Southern Queensland Country host region.
Last year’s event attracted up to 15,000 spectators and competitors to the tiny Darling Downs town, which has a permanent population of fewer than 450 people, and earned the Queensland Motor Sport Event of the Year award from the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport.