Racegoers surveyed on Teakle Auto Sprint

VISITORS: Garry and Rose Olsen with Stacey Hansford from Whyalla attended the Teakle Auto Sprint last weekend.

VISITORS: Garry and Rose Olsen with Stacey Hansford from Whyalla attended the Teakle Auto Sprint last weekend.

People who attended the Teakle Auto Sprint are being surveyed to gauge the make-up of the crowd and what would be needed for the event in the future.

The Port Lincooln City Council provided many racegoers with a link to a survey on SurveyMonkey to gather feedback about the event.

The survey asks questions including where they are from, how they heard about the event, if they would return next year and any suggestions about what they would like to see.

Auto sprint chairperson Tony Rodda said the survey would provide important feedback on the event and its impact on the community.

“It’s very important they do that, it’s feedback on who came, from where and how it affected the economy,” he said.

Results of the survey are not expected for at least two to three weeks however support for the event is already evident.

One racegoer Brenton Herring, labelled the event as “amazing”.

“Port Lincoln has turned it on, I’m from Adelaide and I couldn’t be happier,” he said.

We won't make any announcements until we've consulted the community. - Tony Rodda

The event also has the support of Port Lincoln City Council. 

Mayor Bruce Green said the community showed its support in droves.

“It’s really satisfying that we’ve seen the dream of a limited number of motoring enthusiasts turn into a success,” he said.

“I think as our first go at this it has been almost flawless; a credit to everyone involved in planning the events.”

A Port Lincoln Times poll showed overwhelming support for the event.

As of Wednesday morning nearly 250 people responded with 232 saying they would like to see the auto sprint become an annual event with four saying they would not.

Other responses on the poll suggested the possibility of making it a biennial event rather than annual or maybe moving it from the Easter weekend.

Mr Rodda said such responses made it easier to determine how to go about planning the event in the future.

Plans for next year are on hold until a full debrief of the event is held by the event’s organisers.

Mr Rodda said it was still too early to make any decisions for next year.

“We won’t make any announcements until we’ve consulted the community.”

The survey is available at www.surveymonkey.com/r/N2BX8ZQ.

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