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McMillan Dominates With Aghadowey Treble
Kells driver Derek McMillan was the man on form at Aghadowey on Holiday Tuesday, taking a faultless hat-trick in the headlining National Hot Rods division. Young Jack Jones from Hampshire took a hotly contested Stars of Tomorrow Challenge for Ninja Karts, whilst the other feature race winners were Co Meath’s Shane O’Connor (Stock Rods), Portadown’s Nigel Jackson (Lightning Rods) and fellow Portadown man Rab Preston in the Thunder Rods. A fantastic Caravan Destruction Derby completed the festive meeting, with Ballymoney’s Ian Bolton taking the honours.

A healthy field of National Hot Rods arrived to contest Round 6 of Simpson Race Exhausts World Series NI. Former Stock Rods multi-champion Derek McMillan has steadily been improving over the past year since his graduation to the premier class, and he set down a marker with victory in the opening heat of the day ahead of Glenn Bell and Adam Maxwell, after John Christie was docked from second to fourth for contact.
Heat two saw McMillan again making good use of the grading system to hit the front early on, and he took the chequers for the second time with Christie and Derek Martin the chasers in this one. That third spot was enough to seal victory for Martin in the Cirrus Plastic DMC Points Championship for 2022.
The final was always going to be much tougher for McMillan with the longer race distance, but he again hit the front before the half distance mark. This time though Martin, Christie and Gary Woolsey were bearing down on him hard. Martin hit trouble and went out, with Christie and Woolsey soon challenging for the lead. Despite the very tricky track conditions, McMillan kept his nerve to hold them all at bay to seal an emphatic and well-deserved hat-trick, with Christie, Woolsey, Adam Maxwell and Ben McKee filling the places after an excellent afternoon’s racing.

Visitors from England and Scotland joined the local youngsters in the Ninja Karts for the Stars of Tomorrow Challenge. Local girl racer Kori Curran impressed in her new kart as she built up a healthy lead in the first heat only to spin out of contention late on. That handed the win to Hampshire’s Jack Jones ahead of fellow English driver Mason Carberry.
Keegan Turtle then restored local pride as the Cullybackey lad won heat two by the slenderest of margins from Jones and Carberry. The final was lined up in points order from the heats and produced an absolutely fantastic race. The battle for the top places was immense throughout, with Jones just taking the honours ahead of Carberry, with Turtle snatching third from Charlie Weston and Saxon Thompson right at the line.

Welcome Republic of Ireland visitor Ronan O’Brien took first blood in the Stock Rods formula, taking the opening heat win ahead of Samuel Wilson and Dan Shannon. Ronan led once again in heat two, only for Joe Largey to power past at half-way to record the win over Stevie McNiece and Sam McNeice.
O’Brien once again set the pace in the final, and his long trip from Tipperary looked like it would pay off until he unfortunately retired with electrical troubles with just three laps to go. That handed the lead and the win to teenager Shane O’Connor, with Adam Sloan, Shannon and McNiece filling the places.

Before the opening heat the Lightning Rod drivers and the fans paid tribute to their former European Champion Mervyn Emerson from Antrim, who tragically passed away at a very young age recently. Once racing commenced it was James McKinney who took the opening heat win ahead of Nigel Jackson and Vince Litter. Jackson then took victory in the second heat ahead of Dean Catherwood and McKinney, before Nigel repeated the feat in the final to complete his double for the afternoon. First across the line Stuart Agnew was docked two places to third by the Stewards for contact, elevating Jackson and Catherwood to the top two places.

The racing from the budget Thunder Rods formula was close and competitive as always, with Adam McKinney just holding on to win the opener in a blanket finish with Rab Preston and Adam Graham. Heat two saw Tom Archibald take the honours with a fine driver over McKinney and Preston.
The final saw Archibald again setting the pace, but coming under some severe pressure from behind. There was heartbreak for him with less than three laps to go as he ground to a halt on the back straight, his chances gone! Preston duly accepted the lead and the win, with Graham, Irish Champion Jason Darragh, Lee McCloy and Marc Morrell next over the line.

The Caravan Destruction Derby rounded off proceedings in front of the Bank Holiday crowd, with carnage around the raceway early on. Ballymoney’s Ian Bolton came through to take the win, although he did finish the event inside a caravan as he tried one last glory hit to take the trophy!

Added: 28/12/22

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