PHOTO: Tom Clift - Toyota Corolla (Trapnell Creations pic)
LEYBURN (Queensland) - THE racing drivers of the future took the opportunity to show their skills in a successful introduction of a Junior Trophy at this year’s Historic Leyburn Sprints.
Seven drivers aged under 16 entered a Regularity competition for the Ann Collins Memorial Junior Trophy, which was won by Thomas Clift of Toowoomba in a 1972 Toyota Corolla.
The competition was designed to test drivers’ skill and consistency, rather than outright speed, across the 18-19 August weekend. They incurred penalty points for completing the 1.0 kilometre Leyburn street course faster or slower than their nominated target time.
The Trophy honours the late, former Sprints President Ann Collins, who strongly advocated motorsport as an ideal training ground for young drivers on the road.