Rose City speed fan Bruce Bunch prepares for racing and voting at the 2010 Leyburn Sprints.
Rose City speed fan Bruce Bunch prepares for racing and voting at the 2010 Leyburn Sprints.

Leyburn to rally round for voting

ZOOMING around the track trying to clock the fastest time then pulling over to ponder which box to tick for our next Prime Minister will be the course of a racer's day at the 2010 Leyburn Sprints.

Local driver Bruce Bunch was pleased a bigger polling booth would be set up at the Leyburn RSL in Warwick Street to allow him to focus on adding to his collection of nine Leyburn Sprints rocks.

“It's great they have the service out there, it's going to save people a lot of time and effort,” he said.

Normally a casual day at the polling booth with about 300 Leyburn residents taking the vote this year will be one of the busiest with thousands of rev heads hitting town.

Polling facilities will be upgraded to cater for a higher number in absentee voters at the RSL Club.

Leyburn Sprints president Ann Collins said the voters could include V8 racing legend Dick Johnson and Daker Rally driver Bruce Garland who will be contesting the sprints.

“It might be the only place in Australia on August 21 where you'll see voters in race suits and helmets and will certainly be a sight if one of the road-registered competing cars pulls up outside the RSL Club in Warwick Street,” Mrs Collins said.


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