The Queensland Government has contributed $25,000 through its Queensland Events Destination Program (QEDP), continuing its long-standing backing of one of the Southern Downs region’s most valuable events.

The Historic Leyburn Sprints is one of more than 40 events across the State that receive assistance from the Queensland Events Development Program.

The money has been used to market the Sprints to visitors outside the region and to develop an all-new event website.

Southern Downs Regional Council is sponsoring the Sprints to the tune of $7100, while the national governing body Motorsport Australia provided $500 for the purchase of shade equipment.

The event organisers also have welcomed of $33,000 from the Queensland Government’s Gambling Community Benefit Fund.