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Adam Scores Another Aghadowey Victory
Portadown’s Adam Hylands took his second final win in as many outings when he claimed victory in an exciting second round of Simpson Race Exhausts World Series NI for National Hot Rods at Aghadowey Oval on Saturday evening. Broughshane’s Jaimie McCurdy had earlier taken both heat wins, but Hylands excelled to come through to take the feature race honours.
Other final winners at the S McAfee & Son of Ballymena sponsored meeting were Glenarm’s Bobbie Johnston (Stock Rods), Magheralin’s Stuart Agnew (Lightning Rods), Meath’s Shane O’Connor (Junior Productions) and Tipperary’s Paul Whelan (Thunder Rods).

Another excellent field of National Hot Rods gathered at Aghadowey for the second round of Simpson Race Exhausts World Series NI, with a hectic start to heat one as Philip McCloy spun on the opening bend and fortunately was avoided by the oncoming pack. Podge McQuaid held the early lead, but Jaimie McCurdy was looking in fine form as he swept past to record a handsome victory over McQuaid and Kenny McCann. Jaimie then repeated the feat in heat two in some style yet again, this time leading home Andrew Stewart and Adam Heatrick.

McQuaid set the early pace in the feature race final, with McCurdy quickly stepping forward to mount a challenge for the lead. Jaimie was finding Podge a much tougher nut to crack this time, and soon former British and European Champion Adam Hylands had joined the party at the front. A number of caution periods littered the first part of proceedings, as Carl Sloan, Kenny McCann and McCloy all found trouble on the Brown Trout Bend. Once hostilities on track resumed, Hylands found the slightest of gaps down McQuaid’s inside into turn one, and then stretched ahead to a clear and decisive win. McCurdy had to settle for second this time, with Adam Heatrick completing the podium places.

Another great field of Stock Rods produced close, tight racing like only they can. Mark Overend led the early laps of heat one before losing out to eventual winner Rick Purdy from Cullybackey, with Overend and Joshua McMullan filling the places. Heat two was a keenly contested affair, with Overend, Samuel Montgomery and Robert McIlroy all contesting the lead spot. Ballymena teenager Adam McFall then worked his way through to the front in style, taking the victory over Overend and Bobbie Johnston.

Overend was first to show in the S McAfee and Son sponsored final, but he soon lost out to former British Champion Johnston in his new car. Former World Champion Stevie McNiece in his new Vauxhall Tigra quickly arrived on Bobbie’s rear bumper, with World Champion Derek McMillan having his best run of the night as he climbed to third. McNiece and McMillan kept Johnston honest all the way to the chequered flag, but Bobbie always had enough in hand to land a morale boosting victory.

After spells in both Stock Rods and ProStocks, Stuart Agnew made a dream start to his Lightning Rods career with an excellent evening’s results. The Magheralin driver scored a great win in the opening heat ahead of James McKinney and Mark Corry, before a frantic second heat saw Ally Neill snatch a late victory as Agnew seemed to hit trouble within sight of the flag. Stuart had to make do with second ahead of Dermot Tynan, as the big field of cars produced some excellent racing right down the grid.
Stuart Agnew quickly demoted Tynan to go ahead in the final, and such was Stuart’s pace that as the race went on he found himself right in amongst the squabbling star men to put them a lap down. There was no quarter given, and certainly none asked, right throughout the field, and as Stuart collected the silverware, his brother Tam Agnew powered through to make it a family one-two! Mark McCambridge had a deserved good run to third, ahead of Corry and Neill.

A very impressive entry of 21 Thunder Rods gridded for their opening heat, with the star graded drivers facing a difficult run through from the back of the grid. Portadown’s Sam Preston took the opener after getting the better of early leader Ryan Nixon, with Simon Lamont eventually coming home in second. Heat two saw Dean Catherwood lead for much of the distance, before a very opportunistic move from Dean Curran in the closing stages netted him a fine win with Lamont and Paul Whelan next home.
The Final saw Nixon the early pacesetter, before he was bundled wide by Lamont on lap five. The pace was frantic in the busy pack as a whole host raced towards the front and the premier places. Lamont was driving steadily out ahead though, with Catherwood and then Whelan giving chase. Lamont was first over the line but he fell foul of the Race Stewards who docked him two places to third for the earlier contact on Nixon. Whelan thus inherited the victory, making his long journey from Co Tipperary all the more worthwhile! Davy Gurney took second after a positive drive, with Lamont, Davy Wilson and James Goldie rounding out the top five.

Sixteen Junior Productions included race debuts for Alexander McCreadie and Jake Barrett, with Matthew Weir just holding off the challenge of Jack Morrow to take victory in the opening heat by inches on the line. Andrew Woods was the first to show in heat two, before Shane O’Connor showed great form to slice through to the front and the win ahead of Sam McNiece and Sam Percy.
The final saw Abbie McKinstry out front for much of the distance, the young Nutts Corner-based driver doing very well to hold off the advances of O’Connor in second. Abbie even confidently overcame a caution period and restart mid-race, but Shane eventually found a gap up the inside out onto the back straight to take the lead and the silverware after a fine drive. McKinstry took a creditable second ahead of Callum Magill and James Stewart.

Many thanks to our meeting sponsors, S McAfee & Son, Ballymena

Added: 23/08/20

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