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Friday 5th October 2018

Stock Rods 2018 Teng Tools Series Finale

There was drama before racing even began when Teng Tools Series leader Steve Gooch was sidelined with a blown gearbox in practice. Clyde took full advantage of the opportunity which now presented itself and posted a clear victory in the opening heat. An entertaining battle raged between Ian Thompson, Aaron Moody and Jack Kennedy for second place and it was Moody who secured the position with a great effort around the wide outside on the final lap after a clean and tidy scrap between the trio. Liam Irwin led heat two for a long time until a touch with Thompson sidelined both at Suffolk bend and brought a caution period. Clyde led away at the resumption, but a wide awake Moody quickly darted in front and motored home for a clear victory ahead of Clyde and Kennedy. When the points were tallied up for the series final grid it was Clyde on pole position, with Moody alongside on the front row. Clyde made the break at the green flag while Moody dropped back to fifth in the opening stages behind Clyde , Kennedy, Sam McKinstry and Irish Champion Ashley Graham. Clyde set about building up a useful advantage as Moody climbed his way back towards the front and the race leader confidently kept his rivals at a safe distance to claim the overall victory and a £500 voucher from series sponsor Teng Tools. Kennedy chased hard, but had to settle for second with Moody back up to third by the flag.

Group Two Lightning Rods 2018 Golden Helmet Trophy

Joshua McMullan continued his strong end to the season with a clinical victory in the Golden Helmet Trophy for the Group Two Lightning Rods. Two qualifying heats determined the grid positions for the Golden Helmet event where the regulars were joined on the grid by two debutants, 2-Litre Saloon Star Ryan Wright and 1300 Stock Car racer Lee Topping. Wright was in the wars straight from the off in heat one and tested out the infield marker tyres before Irish Champion Paul Nesbitt breezed home for a welcome win after his rollover the previous week, with Freddie Fleck a very close second. Defending Champion Clive Wilson posted a non finish in the first qualifier, but got his challenge back on track with a smart win in heat two, with McMullan in second and early leader Rodney Stewart in third.

When the points were tallied it was McMullan and Nesbitt who qualified on the front row of the grid for the final where pole sitter McMullan darted into an early lead. Nesbitt meanwhile slipped behind Fleck in the early stages and their subsequent battle allowed McMullan an opportunity to build up a healthy cushion. The two way battle for second soon became a three way scrap as Wilson reeled in the pair, while out front McMullan enjoyed a comfortable run to the flag and added the Golden Helmet Trophy to his victory in the World Cup race the previous week. Wilson slipped ahead of Nesbitt and Fleck in the closing stages to snatch second at the flag, with the top six rounded out by Nesbitt, Fleck, Mark Goldie and George Esler.

National Hot Rods 2019 Simpson Race Exhausts World Series Rd 6

The local racers were joined on the grid by welcome English visitor Danny Hunn for Round 6 of the Simpson Race Exhausts World Series NI, with Jason McCloskey another making a first appearance at the Raceway in his Ford Fiesta. It was Podge McQuaid who caught the eye in the qualifying heats with a very tidy brace of victories which earned him pole position for the 30 lap final. Fellow front row starter Heatrick made a lightning break at the green flag to take it up however, while McQuaid was soon under pressure from the pack. Jaimie McCurdy relegated McQuaid soon afterwards, but Heatrick would not be caught out front and drove a commanding race to lead every lap of the final. McCurdy collected a handy haul of points with a strong second place finish and was followed home by Glenn Bell, John Christie, Shane Murray and Carl Sloan.


Street Rods 2018 Irish Championship

Warren Thompson is the Street Rod Irish Champion for 2018! Norman Mitchell qualified on pole position and led the early laps of the race while Thompson worked his way onto the leader’s back bumper. The pair then fought out a very close battle for a number of laps, which also involved Shannon Morrow for a time. Mitchell defended his position resolutely, but Thompson eventually found a way through on lap seven and once clear of his rival steadily pulled away for a comprehensive win. Ben Carvill made great strides in the later stages to motor home in second place, with Mitchell in third, followed by Morrow, Ashleigh Mark and James Taylor. Mark underlined her consistent improvement over the last few outings with a first ever victory in the support race.

thanks to meeting Sponsors: Ross Hyndman Motors, Teng Tools

& Nicholl Motorsport

click for Official Results (05/10/18)





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