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Out with a bang!

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Out with a bang! thumbnailGareth Robinson, winner of the Thunder Rods Irish Championship at Aghadowey on Friday night.

A GREAT evening of short oval racing and fireworks thrilled the fans on Friday at the Aghadowey Oval Gala Night and fittingly brought the chequered flag down on another great season of racing.
An excellent crowd enjoyed some terrific action. The racing saw a superb heat and final double for Glenn Bell in the latest National Hot Rods World Series round, whilst Cullybackey's Gareth Robinson took the win in a closely contested Thunder Rods Irish Championship.
The other big races at the McCurdy Fuels/Wilson McCurdy Haulage sponsored meeting saw Shane McMillan win the Stock Rods King of Aghadowey, whilst Daniel Stewart was victorious in the Ninja Karts Stars of Tomorrow Challenge.
National Hot Rods
A record 21 National Hot Rods came to the grid for Round Seven of the Hankook Performance Tyres World Series NI, the mid-point of the year-long qualifying series.
An enthralling first heat saw Stewart Doak, Adam Hylands and Glenn Bell battling it out three abreast before Bell emerged ahead to take the win over Hylands and Doak.
Heat Two saw a rare flag to flag win in the formula by Andrew Stewart - behind him, Simon Kennedy was holding off the entire pack before British Champion John Christie took to the outside line in the closing laps in a memorable move, sweeping around to take 2ndwith Kennedy 3rd.

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