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Drivers to smoke ’em up at Gatton

RUBBER SHREDDER: The Gatton Street Sprints will be held over the weekend of March 9-10.
RUBBER SHREDDER: The Gatton Street Sprints will be held over the weekend of March 9-10. Red Hot Shotz Sports Photography

MOTOR sport will roar into Gatton next weekend.

The annual Gatton Street Sprints will take place on Saturday and Sunday, March 8 and 9 in the centre of the town.

The event will also see some of the best drivers in the burnout business make their way to the Lockyer Valley to compete for the lion's share of a $6000 prize pool.

While they might seem like a distraction for some, burnout competitions are serious business with car and engine builders pouring tens of thousands of dollars into their vehicles.

Entries for the Gatton burnouts have come from as far as Canberra and Sydney.

The winner of the competition will take away $4000 with $2000 being spread among other classes and categories.

The burnout competition is run in conjunction with the Gatton Street Sprints which has become one of the town's most popular annual events.

Event organiser Warren Gersekowski said the Sprints promised to be a great weekend for motoring enthusiasts.

"The whole weekend is a festival on wheels and carnival of cars," he said. "The burnout competition is just another attraction to bring people to this iconic Lockyer Valley event.

"Street cars race in the sprint event all weekend along with drifting demonstrations from the Hogstar Rockstar Drift Team. The Hydraulink Burnout competition will run Saturday night."

The annual event is run by the Downs Motorsport Club who donate to Lockyer Valley charities and community groups, and to enhance safe and professional motorsport.

Topics:  gatton, motor sport


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