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Cool Cardwell Claims Cooke Memorial Trophy
On a gloriously sunny evening at Aghadowey Oval, an excellent entry of drivers enjoyed some fantastic racing. Glenavy’s Jonny Cardwell came out on top in the Stock Rods to collect the coveted William Cooke Memorial Trophy after three fine drives across the evening. There was huge celebration in the Hughes household, with young Leyton taking victory in a fantastic Ninja Karts King of Aghadowey, whilst his Dad Conor romped home to the chequered flag in the 2.0 Hot Rods.
The other winners at the Darrell Hanna Auto Repairs sponsored event were Jordan Robinson from Portadown who collected the Superstox King of Aghadowey and Ballymoney’s Simon Lamont who battled through the chaos to take the Thunder Rods final win.

A very healthy field of 23 Stock Rods took to the grid for the annual running of the William Cooke Memorial Trophy. Also present was William’s 1970 Ford Escort Mk1, which was raced at Aghadowey back in 1970 by the expert engineer from Kilrea. It has been painstakingly restored over recent times by William and David Wilson from Cullybackey, and it was really well received by the local race fans.
The first heat saw a huge battle for the lead, which saw Larne’s Philip Wilson hold sway out front to take the chequered flag. But after a lengthy Stewards Enquiry he was disqualified in the final analysis for spinning a backmarker in the closing stages, which handed the victory to Craigywarren’s Adam McFall with his father Micky McFall in second.
Heat two saw a dominant flag to flag win for Shane McMillan, the current holder of the trophy, ahead of Dan Shannon and Jonny Cardwell.
On aggregate points Cardwell annexed pole spot for the final ahead of McMillan, and it was Jonny who settled ahead early on before a caution brought proceedings to a halt for a crash on the Brown Trout Bend. On the resumption, Cardwell had Adam McFall making him work very hard for his lead right from the off. Young gun McFall was snapping at Jonny’s heels for the duration of the event, but Jonny used all his experience to take the victory, and the beautiful trophy, ahead of McFall, Shannon and an impressive debut from Joe Largey.

A host of English and Scottish visitors bolstered the Ninja Karts field, with Ryan Berry slipping past Scottish lad Stuart Shevill Jnr Jnr to take the heat one victory over Leyton Hughes. Michael McLaughlin led the opening exchanges of heat two, but he soon lost out to a flying Caolan Fegan. The Belfast youngster even survived a late caution period to take his first ever win in some style, over Riley Dawson-Stirling and Cayden Connor.
The King of Aghadowey Final saw Irish Champion Hughes surge ahead early on and that was enough to net him yet more silverware after a sterling drive. Bournemouth long distance traveller Jake Ashby was great value in second, ahead of Scottish duo Hamish Plenderleith and Kenzie Kopacz.

Also contesting their King of Aghadowey title were the Superstox, which included Scottish star Dean Johnston amongst a very strong grid. Brian Lammey and Del McLaughlin had spells out front in the opening heat, before Steven Haugh powered through to take the win over Jordan Robinson and Sean Mark. McLaughlin led the majority of heat two, before Robinson this time sliced through to the chequered flag out front, with McLaughlin and Haugh filling out the places.
The closed grid final was always going to produce fireworks, and that it certainly did. Right from the off Robinson and Irish Champion Kyle Beattie traded blows, and the lead, on several occasions in a terrific scrap. Ed Davis was playing a watching brief in third but just couldn’t get past the lead duo. Finally Robinson managed to break clear, and Jordan romped home to a decisive and pleasing win, with Beattie and Lee Davison filling the places on the podium.

Twenty 2.0 Hot Rods blasted off the grid for their opening heat, with Ryan McCrory taking victory over Curtis Greer and Conor Hughes in a race littered with incidents, crashes and caution periods. The standards were much improved in heat two, with McCloy out front before Hughes burst past to take the win over McCloy and Greer.
McCloy set a great pace out front in the Darrell Hanna Auto Repairs Final, but as the closing stages approached he had his mirrors full of the closing pack. Hughes tried the difficult outside line but couldn’t make it stick, before Denver Grattan and Greer then tried but couldn’t unsettle the leader either. Having looked as if his chance was gone, Hughes worked his way back to second and this time he did find a way past the resolute McCloy to take a very impressive victory indeed. McCloy had driven a great race but had to make do with second, ahead of Adam Best, Grattan and Jordan Rochford.

A huge field of 23 Thunder Rods took to the circuit for their opening heat, with Ryan Nixon grabbing the win over Simon Lamont and Sam Preston on a very busy raceway indeed. Nixon repeated the feat in the second heat, taking another great win over Simon McLaughlin and Adam Graham.
The final was dramatic to say the least, as Nixon fought off allcomers as he chased his hat-trick. The experienced Norman Purdy was the one heaping on most of the pressure, and on a couple of occasions he almost found the gap that would have netted him the win.
Purdy eventually did find that gap into the Brown Trout Bend, but he and Nixon tangled for the lead which saw Simon Lamont just nip past into the top spot. There then followed a huge crash, as Graham Young blew a radiator hose at the end of the back straight, and on the resultant fluid a whole host of cars ploughed headlong into the wall. Thankfully everyone escaped uninjured, and the result was declared on the last completed lap as there was only a lap or so to run. Lamont therefore took the silverware by the narrowest of margins over Purdy, Darryl McAleese and Jason Darragh.
Pics by John Wolsey

Many thanks to our meeting sponsors, Darrell Hanna Auto Repairs of Limavady

Added: 21/09/20

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