Oval racers from across the province demonstrated their skills during two days of keen competition at Ballymena Raceway’s Speed Fest event on August 21 and 22 with a number of racers from the Ballymoney areas amonst the main contenders.
All in all twenty seven races were contested over the two days with a number of championship titles decided during the course of the weekend with some extremely exciting racing thrilling the large number of spectators who turned up on both days.
Steven McKane was the big winner, the Ballymena racer triumphant in both the GP2 World Cup race and the Stock Rod UK Masters event.
Ballymoney’s Andy McLeister was involved in the thick of some heated GP2 racing over the weekend. The Ballymoney battler was involved in a clash with defending champion Johny Gillespie during Friday’s World Cup event, before finishing a very close second to Jason Clyde in Saturday’s Irish Open.
Alistair Christie from Ballymoney raked up a trio of top three finishes in his immaculate Vauxhall Astra on his way to the runner-up spot in the Euro Stocks Irish Grand Prix.
Other winners over the weekend include Nigel McCauley in the National Hot Rods, Graham Fegan in the F2 Stock Cars, Jamie Hunter in the Junior Rods and Adam Sloan in the Stock Rods. This was a great weekend of racing, thanks to all the competitors and sponsors.
National Hot Rods PC Paints and Components World Series NI Round 3: First. Nigel McCauley, second. Gary Wilson, third.Stewart Doak, fourth. Carl Sloan, fifth. Keith Martin, sixth. Mark Heatrick
F2 Stock Cars Supreme Trophy: First. Gordon McKee, second. William Murray, third. Christopher Kincaid, fourth. Billy Finnegan, fifth. Craig McConnell, sixth. Sam McKay
F2 Stock Cars Irish Masters Trophy: First. Graham Fegan, second. McKee, third. Ryan McCrory, fourth. Christopher Kincaid, fifth. Craig McConnell, sixth. Sam McKay
GP2 World Cup: First. Steven McKane, second. Jason Clyde, third. Mark Turtle, fourth. Rodney Stewart, fifth. David Gillespie, sixth. Jaimie McCurdy
GP2 Irish Open: First. Clyde, second. Andy McLeister, third. Freddie Fleck, fourth. Johny Gillespie, fifth. David Reynolds, sixth. Stewart
Euro Stocks Irish Grand Prix: First. Karl Smyth, second. Alistair Christie, third. Mark Frew, fourth. Johnny McCloy, fifth. Michael McMinn, sixth. Richard McFall
Stock Rods Premier Cup: First. Adam Sloan, second. Steven McKane, third. Wilfie McNiece, fourth. Matthew McKinstry, fifth. Stephen Doherty, sixth. Fergus Bevan
Stock Rods UK Masters: First. McKane, second. McNiece, third. Sloan, fourth. McKinstry, fifth. Doherty, sixth. Gault
Junior Rods Irish Masters: First. Jamie Hunter, second. Joel McPeake, third. Jack Patchett, fourth. Antony Kincaid, fifth. Jack Kearney, sixth. Joshua McKinstry