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Nutts Corner | Meetings | Results | 2018 | 10th - 11th March 2018
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  • 18th April 2018

    Final wins for: 153 Ryan Wright (2L Saloon Stock Cars), 747 Bradley McKinstry (BriSCA F2), 57 Raymond Harper (Stock Rods), 517 Declan Og McFerran (Junior Rods)

    Updated: 22 Apr 2018 14:01

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    Final wins for: 811 Kieran McIvor, 60 Jordan Nicholl, 194 Clive Wilson, 57 Raymond Harper, 27 Kieren Bradford, 925 Craig McConnell, 924 Jack Morrow, 515 Josh McKinstry

    Updated: 22 Apr 2018 14:00

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10th - 11th March 2018

PaddyWhack 2018 at Nuttscorner 

The second staging of the annual Paddywhack National banger meeting was held at Nuttscorner Raceway on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th March 2018 sponsored by Glenanne Structural Engineering Ltd and Mckinstry Skip Hire Ltd

The scene was set with just shy of 20 Unlimited bangers to entertain us all for the Saturday evening which provided some top class metal gruelling action.

The first heat for the bangers saw a mixed field of cars and race teams, to head out the field was the current national banger World champion 59 Steven Bolton. Former hotrod World Champion 76 Adam Maxwell out in a used scorpio, Visiting driver 24 Conor Ratcliffe debuted a fresh beautifully signed mercedes estate, The Last rites Banger team turned out used yanks, jaguars and fresh Toyota Previa. Team Buckle were also in attendance with their barrelled roofs. 33 Stephen Doyle was out to entertain us in his previa.

Getting the first race underway there was a lively start to the race with cars being spun left right and centre to provide the spectators some top class racing. With only 6 finishers it was 215 Leonard Dunn who come out on top to take the Chequered flags to end out an outstanding first heat.

The 2nd heat was just as lively as the first albeit seeing fewer numbers. The action came thick and fast from the start, cars being wrecked from all angles, a busy race for both Team Buckle and Last Rites banger teams as both teams were getting stuck into the action, As the race was developing Hotrod star Maxwell was sat lurking at the end of the home straight but it was the entertaining Doyle that caught Maxwell with a Stiff T-Bone through passenger doors to end Maxwells night with a huge Wreck. Reds came out for Maxwell who was slightly shaken both men got out smiling with handshakes. With only 2 cars left running the race was declared from clerk of the course to give 215 Leonard his 2nd victory of the evening his one and only placeman was 91 Killian Eager in his hearse.

The Main Paddywhack Final was a race straight into a destruction Derby. With 11 well bent and twisted cars starting the final with a couple lurking on the infield waiting for the start of the Destruction Derby, the race starting of a little roddy with a few spins along the way which meant a few of the well bent cars couldn't carry on. The Final race saw Last Rites man 16 Micheal Flaherty take the win from earlier heat winner 215 Dunn with 160 Davy Patton and World champion Bolton coming home in 3rd and 4th Respectfully. Dunn going on to win the Destruction Derby as last car Running and a superb evening of Unlimited National Bangers.

Going into Sunday for the Micro National Banger Pot of Gold in which just shy of 40 National Bangers present. 50 Percent of the field were visitors from the UK Mainland and Scotland. This year seen the return of the Orange and Black cars from the Gravediggers and Common Crushers Barry Wright and Dan Waddington. Other Visitors included 160 Jamie Warr the young gun from Ringwood Raceway, 810 Tommy Connolly, 364 Bradley Lee and 24 Conor Ratcliffe all coming from the South of England. We also see two lovely prepared micras that were used to raise funds for the Ronals McDonald House Charity in Crumlin, these cars were raced by local men 432 Daniel Dooner and 100 Brian Johnson.

The format for the day consisted of two half car first heats, All in second heat and Pot of Gold Final into Destruction Derby.

The first of the split heats set the scene for the rest of the meeting, an absolutely awesome opening heat with metal bending action from the start. The visitors getting well and truly stuck in to the locals, PRI man 364 Bradley Lee impressively rolled his car and landed back on all four wheels to carry on racing, gravediggers were dishing hits out every corner. Local Team buckle drivers were giving just as much as receiving. The gruelling first race race saw Visiting gravedigger 109 Andre Molloy take the Win with Common Crusher 266  BarryWright and 113 Tony Gillespie in third.

The second split first heat saw the remaining field of cars with a couple of cars out again from the first heat to make the numbers more. This heat continued with the top class action cars being shoved bent and twisted with every hit, an absolutely blinding race. Ringwood Raceway man 160 Jamie Warr returning his car from the first heat continued his wrecking ways to gi give the locals a good run for there money, Team Buckle and gravediggers continued the carnage. But it was the locals who came out on top 432 in the stunningly turned out micra signed by Gary Jackson Signs who took the impressive win from current World Champion 59 Bolton with 100 Brian Johnson coming home in third.

The all in second heat saw an awesome amount of cars, some of the cars were well and truly bent, a credit to all the pit crews to get these cars back out. The carnage continued from the green flag not a lap went by with out a wreck being formed, there was so much action going on around the circuit the crowd didn't know where to look, but it was Molloy who was on form to take the 2nd heat win from Last Rites team member 17 Sean Flaherty and 100 Johnson to take third.

Going into the Pot of Gold Final and Destruction Derby a lot of work had been going on in the pits, pit crew's worked flat out to get as many of the cars out for the main race. Spectators witnessed a proper banger race, action coming from the start crashes and bashes all around the circuit. An awesome follow in bringing out the reds from World Champion 59 Steven Bolton on 33 Stephen Doyle which saw Bolton roll on impact and the later with an amazing sculptured wreck, both drivers got out fine with handshakes. Action continued on the restart as the track become blocked on the turnstyle bend with cars going into the pile up causing some amazing wrecks, with thumbs up coming from the drivers the action continued PRI man absolutely flying takes the win from Gravedigger 114 Adam Jackson and 24 Ratcliffe to end a cracking Banger Race.

As the green flag was dropped for the destruction derby hard hits were going in from all angles we were in for a treat, towards the later stages it was down to 810 Connolly and 160 Warr to battle out with some stonking hits on each other. Unfortunatly down to race stoppage for the safety of a fellow competitor. The Destruction was declared a tie between the Connolly and Warr.

To sum up the weekends racing here at Nuttscorner Raceway an absolutely blinding Meeting, the Raceway would like to thank all involved Drivers, Pitcrew's, Spectator's, Sponsors and Staff for all their  help.

Saloons on the up at NuttsCorner

The hard hitting 2L Saloon Stock Cars started their N.I. Season on a high note with a field of 10 cars taking to the track for the opening race of 2018.

The field was boosted with a sprinkling of new drivers including Scott Rainey, Peter Greer and Girvin Houston. There was also the return of a few familiar faces, namely Matthew Stilring, Geoff Martin and Ryan Wright all of whom have spent a few seasons away from the racing scene for one reason or another.

It was the 1300 Stock Car star grader Peter Greer who set the early pace in the first heat of the evening. A caution period in the closing stages grouped all the cars together once again; the long-time leader Greer was a casualty on the restart as the Irish Champion Anthony McIvor cruised through to the front.  Further back Kieran McIvor, Stirling and Wright kept the onlookers entertained as they exchanged places. A McIvor went on to take the flag ahead of Wright and Stirling.

Greer capitalised fully on his white grade starting slot  in heat two where he took the win just in front of the hard charging another A McIvor. Wright made it through in the closing laps to take third with Stirling fourth.

The grand final got off to a lively start as the star graded McIvors and Wright exchanged paint, meanwhile Greer was in control once again at the head of proceedings. Darryl McCammon was another on the move as he blasted through into second from the blue grade. Greer went on to take the honours ahead of McCammon, The McIvor duo were next on tow with Wright completing the top Five.

It was very promising to see car numbers break into double figures, especially with the prospect of another handful of drivers set to join the ranks soon. The next saloon meeting in the province will be the Irish Open Championship which could see as many as 25 cars in action.

Double delight for Jack

Jack Morrow was the toast of the Junior Rod scene over the course of the two day meeting at Nutts Corner, where he scored victory in both the meeting finals. It was Anais McCreight who stormed to a convincing victory in the first heat of the weekend at Saturday’s meeting.  Young Jack was to be in command the rest of the night, taking victory in both heat two and the trophy race. Completing the final podium was Odhrann McGeown  & Josh Gooch. The drivers were greeted with challenging track conditions on Sunday afternoon after heavy overnight rain, Ty Richardson adapted well to the circumstances powering his new Vauxhall Corsa to its maiden win in heat number one. As the condition’s improved later in the day so did Morrow’s pace, which aided him to victory in the second heat and the grand final. Morrow was joined on the podium by the gallant runner up Matthew Drysdale who had featured very well all day from the red grade and the earlier heat winner Richardson.

Flyin’ Ryan Strikes in the trophy race!

Nutts Corner’s Ryan Stewart was the man to beat in the popular 1300 Stock Car class after romping to a triumphant victory in the meeting final on Saturday. Stewart made short work of his opponents has he sliced his way through the field from the star grade, Scottish visitor Dean McGill was the runner up with William Stewart in third. Earlier in the evening Josh McKinstry and Jamie McCann enjoyed wins in the heat races. McKinstry’s victory was quite a notable one, as it was his first glory in the formula after graduating from the Junior Rod section. In a similar trend to the 2L Saloons, all the signs are in place to suggest growth within the formula which will build up nicely to the National Championship which will be staged here in September.

Darragh’s dream win.

Rasharkin ace Jason Darragh got his 2018 Group 2 Lightning rod campaign of to a flying start at NuttsCorner  Raceway by taking victory in the meeting final.  Darragh took control of the  trophy race right from the start, leading it all the way to the finish flag. Paul Nesbitt looked as though he could offer a challenge to Darragh, during the closing laps of the race but Darragh kept his composure, Nesbitt was forced to settle for second with Clive Wilson third. The heat wins were shared between Adam Graham and Josh McMullan.  

McClurkin’s micro glory.

The Micro F2’s were on display also at Sunday’s gathering where the McClurkin brothers set the pace, Tyler was the victor in event’s one and three while the younger of the duo Darryl was unbeatable in event two.  Others who featured prominently were the young lady racers Chelsey Rainey and Ava McCreight. The Micro’s were slightly down on numbers, however there are plenty of teams who are working hard in the workshop’s to finalise their machinery for the new race season which should swell the grid at our next outing.

The next meeting at Nutts Corner Raceway will be the Massive Saloon Stock Car Irish Open Championship weekend, which takes place on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th April. The event has already received a lot of bookings from mainland UK drivers. The large gathering of visitors added to our own driver base makes it a weekend of contact race action not to be missed.

Unlimited National Bangers 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
Heat 1 215 160 16 671 431 291
Heat 2 215 91
Final 16 215 160 59
DD 215
Junior Rods 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
Heat 1 932 65 136 41 698 60 72 911 525 961
Heat 2 924 65 932 41 698 136 60 911 525 961
Final 924 72 698 932 65 136 41 60 525 961
2L Saloons 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
Heat 1 711 153 747 147 811 181 292 973
Heat 2 921 711 153 747 147 292 181
Final 921 292 711 811 153 747 147 181
1300 Stock Cars 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
Heat 1 515 70 263 145 1 33 32
Heat 2 97 515 904 70 263 145 33 1 32
Final 70 263 1 97 33 32
Micro Bangers 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th
Heat 1a 109 266 113 160 112 39 924 840 364 24 24 111
Heat 1b 432 59 100 25
Heat 2 109 17 100 114 112 124
Final 364 114 24 124 100 113
DD 810
Junior Rods 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
Heat 1 41 60 65 698 911 932 72 47 525 136
Heat 2 924 60 41 65 698 911 72 932 47 136
Final 924 65 41 47 72 961
Group 2 Lightning Rods 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
Heat 1 55 914 917 194 37 51 32 88 77
Heat 2 914 194 917 37 77 88 32 51 55
Final 77 37 194 917 32 88 51 55 914 114
Micro F2's 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
Heat 1 212 213 52 920 954
Heat 2 213 212 932 945
Final 212 932 52 920 213 945
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Unlimited National Bangers 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
Heat 1 215 160 16 671 431 291
Heat 2 215 91
Final 16 215 160 59
DD 215
Junior Rods 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
Heat 1 932 65 136 41 698 60 72 911 525 961
Heat 2 924 65 932 41 698 136 60 911 525 961
Final 924 72 698 932 65 136 41 60 525 961
2L Saloons 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
Heat 1 711 153 747 147 811 181 292 973
Heat 2 921 711 153 747 147 292 181
Final 921 292 711 811 153 747 147 181
1300 Stock Cars 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
Heat 1 515 70 263 145 1 33 32
Heat 2 97 515 904 70 263 145 33 1 32
Final 70 263 1 97 33 32
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