THE prospect of a burn out pad for Leeton has been given a little extra revving.
The idea has received a timely boost from relatively new car club the MIA Cruisers, who have donated $3400 to help get the initiative up and running.
Carlo Luisi and his band of helpers, including members of the Leeton Motorsports Club, have been pushing even harder to have the pad constructed in recent months.
It is hoped it will be completed in time for an event on Easter Saturday as part of the Leeton SunRice Festival.
Soil has been turned for the pad at Brobenah Raceway and the recent donation from MIA Cruisers will go a long way to helping out, according to Mr Luisi.
MIA Cruisers raised the funds themselves, but members also made individual contributions.
“We feel it’s a great thing for the community and for the area,” MIA Cruisers president Damien Black said.
“With motorsport it’s very hard to get any backing and sponsorship … we as car enthusiasts feels it’s great to be able to make a donation towards something that’s going to be really good for our community.”
The Leeton Motorsport Club will be hosting an event on Saturday where residents can get up, close and personal with competitive racing vehicles.
“It’s a bit of a showcase of what we’ve got, you can talk to the drivers and also contribute to the burn out pad, which would be great,” Mr Luisi said.
“We’d love for people to come and have a look.”
The event will be held in the Historic Hydro Motor Inn carpark on Saturday from 9am to noon.