Sprints to raise relief funds
PLANS for the 12th annual Gatton Sprints are gaining rapid momentum with a Toowoomba business promising to dig deep for flood victims at the event.
Plasta Masta Toowoomba's Des Pearce said the Gatton Sprints are one of the best events around.
“The track is challenging, especially since they have reversed it, so it is a bigger and better challenge to the drivers, and it tests the cars as well,” he said.
“I am driving a black Porsche, rear wheel drive only, so I am still learning to drive it, and the Gatton Sprints will be a great road test for it.
“The event is getting better and better every year.”
He said the Sprints are set to be a successful event with this year's aim to raise money for flood relief.
“This year it's for a fantastic cause and we just hope everyone will get behind it and hopefully we can raise some money,” he said.
“This year, when there is money put in for the flood appeal, Plasta Master will match it dollar for dollar.”
K&R Plumbing Supplies CEO, Paul Reedy, said he hoped this year's Sprints would raise more than $15,000.
“It's a local event, raising money by the locals for the locals,” he said.
“It's very important to us and I'm sure to the locals that the money stays in the Gatton area and the residents can rest assured that they can donate and enjoy the day and the money will go to help the people who need it.
“We have the Bandag Bullet, the fastest truck in the world, and he has waived his fee and the Hogstar Rockstar drift team doing a demonstration, and they have also waived their fee.
“We have about 40 competitors in the burnout competition and most of those will get two runs on the track at least, so it's really a small fee for non-stop action all weekend.”
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For your chance to win a passenger lap in the Bandag Bullet, simply email your details to firstname.lastname@example.org or post or drop these details into the Star office, 45 North Street, Gatton, before 9am, March 7. Winner must be at least 18 years of age and meet the other conditions of entry, which can be viewed at the Star office.