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Thursday 26th December 2019

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BriSCA F2
Heat 1 925 86 917 24 278 436 89
Heat 2 925 86 917 24 278 436 929
Final 925 86 24 917 278 436 89 929

2Lt Saloon Stock Cars
Heat 1 153 181 190 973 170
Final 153 190 181 160 973

1300 Saloon Stock Cars
Heat 1 1 36 44 946
Final 1 36 946

Stock Rods
Heat 1 155 132 997 888 65 314
Final 155 888 314 997 65 132

Junior Rods
Heat 1 525 41 911 60 933 152
Final 525 911 60 41 152 933

Back To Basics Bangers
Heat 1 174 118 48 132 74 32 436 15
Final 118 174 32 132 74 436 15
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NuttsCorner Raceway run its annual Boxing Day Bash on Thursday afternoon with six classes contesting their Derek Mason Memorial King of the Corner trophies; Derek was of course the much loved commentator at the Raceway for many years before he sadly passed away 7 years ago while commentating.

The Brisca F2 Stock Car grid was swollen with the welcome addition of Billy and Adrian Finnegan as well as an appearance from Stock Rod Star Shea Duff. B Finnegan set the early pace in heat one but was soon overcome by Craig McConnell the Irish Points Champion who romped clear to take the honours. Heat two was a somewhat more challenging affair with track conditions deteriorating after an earlier banger race. B Finnegan again showed strong pace in this one and looked as though he could go all the way to victory lane however McConnell for a second time made it to the front before the fall of the flag. The title decider got off to a similar start with B Finnegan taking the lead, McConnell continued to make good progress through the field from the superstar grade with Sam McKay in tow. At the half distance stage McConnell hit the front and went on to take the title and indeed his third win of the day. Behind B Finnegan and Sam McKay enjoyed a good battle for the podium places.

The 2L Saloon Stock Cars also seen the return of some familiar faces, in the shape of Marcus Watt and Geoff Martin. Watt was the early pace setter in heat one with Martin next up, on the move was the solo star grader Ryan Wright who was gaining ground quickly. Wright swiftly made it to the head of the field and went on to take the win ahead of Martin and Watt. Next up was the meeting final where Watt again enjoyed a spell out front before Wright toured through to claim the victory; Watt was the gallant runner up with Martin completing the podium steps in third.

Local man Willaim Stewart proved unstoppable in the 1300 Stock Car class where he completed the afternoon undefeated with wins in the heat and feature race. Stewart’s closest chaser was Jason McCreight who posted a brace of runner up placing’s, others who featured well were Gareth Halliday and Fionn Donnelly.

Another driver on tip top form was young Sam Stewart in the Junior Rods. Stewart was in control of proceedings all afternoon, opening his win tally in the heat with a well-executed victory ahead of Ty Richardson. There was no stopping Stewart once again in the trophy race where he glided to glory ahead of Cole McFall and Jordan Nicholl.

Antrim’s Father and son duo Mark and J.P Kilpatrick enhanced the ORCi Stock Rod grid, when they joined the ranks to do battle for the Derek Mason King of the Corner Memorial event. Mark made his presence felt right from the off when he landed the heat win ahead Thomas McCrory Jnr. The trophy race played out in a similar fashion with M Kilpatrick holding on for the victory ahead of his father J.P in second and the World Champion Jack Kennedy third.

A very welcome addition to the fixture was the all action Back to Basic Micro Bangers. There was a decent entry of fifteen cars with new and old drivers alike; among the more established names were Richie Browne, Mazzy McCreight and Tommy McCrory. The opening encounter was action all the way and Browne proved he hadn’t lost his banger racing touch when he picked up the flag. The final again was punishing to say the least, Browne looked as though he could do the double, however he got into some late drama which allowed Matthew McKinstry to sailed through and take the title, Browne recovered for second ahead of McCrory.

A spectacular Figure of 8 Caravan Destruction Derby concluded the afternoon’s racing. With a high number of competitors on track the large gathering of festive onlookers were treated to a mammoth crash fest. Michael McGarrity serviced the distance to take the victory.

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Sunday 20th October 2019

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2Lt Saloon Stock Cars Irish Championship 747 711 292 811 973 160 957 Irish Revenge 711 811 292 153 170 951 973

Micro Bangers Figure 8 Championship 118 92 125 436 DD 118

2L Saloon Stock Car Irish Championship.

9 cars took to the grid for the biggest race of the domestic calendar, and the final race of the season for the 2l Saloons. Defending champion 711 Anthony McIvor led the pack off with brother, Kieran rounding out the front row. There was carnage from the off as former Irish champion 153 Ryan Wright had a pop at A. McIvor in the first bend with K. McIvor following suit and landing a heavy blow on the 153 machine. The drama all fell into the hands of 747 Matthew Stirling, as he emerged from the drama unscathed after making a good start from row 3 of the grid. K. McIvor added to the thrills of the race once again as he followed Wright and Darryl McCammon into the turn 4 wall, meanwhile out front 747 had pulled a tremendous lead on second placed A. McIvor, leaving to believe the race was done and dusted; But A. McIvor had different ideas as the last lap board fell, A. McIvor took a mega dive at Stirling in the last bend, but unfortunately for Anthony his shot at a record breaking 5 Irish Championships in a row had vanished as Stirling cruised to his first Irish Championship victory. Stirling was followed over the line by A. McIvor and McCammon.
Anthony McIvor rounded out the afternoons racing with a win in the Irish revenge race.

Micro Bangers Figure-8 Championship.

Micro Bangers also featured with an added twist from the norm, with the track being used in a figure-8 format. Matthew McKinstry emerged the victor in the Figure-8 Championship with William Donnell runner-up and Rodney Herron a rightful third place.
McKinstry also took home the silverware from the DD.

NI Car Jump Championship.

The Car Jump made a successful impression for the first running of such an event in Northern Ireland. 15 brave drivers faced round 1 of the NI Car Jump Championship, with some excellent attempts at clearing the cars that had been laid out; unfortunately for some of the 15, the Jump was too much for the cars ending their day early. Round 2 had a little spice added to the mix for whoever could salvage their cars, with the take-off ramp being raised in height; and it wasn’t long until the distances soared. A few attempts was given to narrow the cars down, and an eventual winner was found in the form of, 14 Clarke Frazer who was crowned NI Car Jump Champion 2019.
Talks have already been on the table with NuttsCorner organisers for next year’s NI Car Jump Championship.

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Friday 4th October 2019

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Harper and Holland Crowned Irish Champions before power cut at the Raceway.

Friday evening’s race event was called to an abrupt halt at Nutts Corner Raceway after a power cut left the arena with no lighting. Fortunately before the power outage 3 races were completed, including the Stock Rod and Brisca F2 Stock Car Irish Championships.

Race 1 of the evening was the ORCi Stock Rod Irish Closed Championship which come down to the wire. Raymond Harper was the pole sitter and got off to a flying start at the green. Harper stretched well clear of the competition in the early part of the race. As the race settled towards mid distance it soon become clear that the second place runner Adam Sloan had strong pace and was closing the gap on the leader Harper. Sloan kept the pressure firmly applied until he had caught up with Harper and started to make an attack on the outside, as the race reached lap 20 Sloan give it his all on the outside but run wide and lost a lot of ground which allowed Harper to cruise of into the distance again. The five lap to go marker was now on display and appeared that Harper had done enough to complete the distance unhampered. This proved no to be the case however as Sloan was on a phenomenal come back and again mounted a challenge for the lead with 2 laps left to run. Harper on the inside, Sloan on the outside, it was sure to be an intriguing run to the flag. Sloan tried all he knew around the outside but had to settle for second as Harper crossed the line a matter of inches ahead. Joining them on the podium was Shea Duff who rounded his season out with a fine third place finish.

Next up was the Brisca F2 Irish Closed title decider. It was an all-star cast on the front row with Craig McConnell pole and Gavin Fegan on the outside, while menacingly placed behind was Curtis Greer and Sam McKay. At the green, Fegan quickly removed McConnell wide allowing him to take up the running. While behind McConnell, Greer and company squabbled for position. It wasn’t long until McConnell positioned himself back in second and went in search of the leading Fegan car. Over the next few laps the gap between first and second reduced drastically until the pair were as one and began to battle for position. A caution period was required for stricken cars on the raceway which would regroup the cars once more. By this stage Fegan was a casualty after an incident on turn 3. This left McConnell back at the front with McKay and Greer next up. It was another explosive start which would result in a further caution period this time for McKay and Greer who had tangled in style. In bizarre fashion the field was dwindling drastically, with only 5 cars remaining McConnell, Stephen McCready, Ted Holland, Conor Hughes and Gerard Hartley. After the earlier onslaught the leading McConnell Car was carrying damage, which would see him side-lined soon after the restart when there was another tangle up with McCready, who also spun out of contention. The 5 was now done to 3, Holland, Hughes and Hartley. Holland managed to complete the remaining laps and survive a last bend attack from Hughes to Crown himself Irish Champion for 2019, Hughes was the runner up with Hartley third.

Also due to be settled on the night was the 2L Saloon Stock Car Irish Championship. This has been rescheduled to take place this Sunday ( October 20th) at 1pm. Also on the billing is the Micro Bangers Figure 8 Championship,NI Car Jump Championship and M4D Drifters.

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Sunday 29th September 2019

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Brisca F2 Stock Cars
Grand National Series Final 925 917 914 718 929 89 216 278
Heat 1 216 925 718 278 243 914 917 929 89
Heat 2 216 7 914 925 718 917 24 243 929 89
Final 7 914 925 24 89 278 243 216

Stock Rods
Heat 1 118 26 958 957 57 997 23 314 11 41
Heat 2 26 958 997 132 957 57 11 41 314 23
Final 118 26 132 57 958 23 997 314 41 957

1300 Stock Cars
Heat 1 10 70 194 126 145 216 1 303 212 946
Heat 2 44 10 70 36 303 946 145 1 127 126
Irish Open Championship Final 194 145 216 212 124

2L Saloon Stock Cars
Heat 1 951 747 711 292 153 811 262 160
Heat 2 747 153 811 292 711 951 262 160
Final 951 747 711 153 262 392 811 160

Junior Rods
Irish Closed Championship Final 12 911 72 41 47 525 152
Irish Revenge 12 47 525 911 932 534 152
Heat 525 911 932 72 47 41 152

Group 2 Lightning Rods
Irish Closed Championship Final 194 37 837 77 51 132 68 9 81
Irish Revenge 9 37 837 51 81 32 68 132
Heat 51 9 132 837 32 81

Final Winners
7 -Gordon Moodie
118 -Matthew McKinstry
194 - Robbie Wright
951 - Robert Mawhinney
12 - Christopher Cardwell
194 - Clive Wilson
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Champions crowned at the Raceway!

In an afternoon of all action Stock Car racing several champions was crowned at NuttsCorner Raceway.

The first title action of the day was the Brisca F2 Stock Car NI Oval TV Grand National Series Finale. With the season long series points tallied, it was Bangor’s Craig McConnell who started of pole position. McConnell anticipated the start to perfection and was able to break free of his pursuers in the opening laps. Stephen McCready took up the running in second place just a handful of car lengths behind McConnell but was unable to close the gap throughout the race. McConnell took the honours ahead of McCready and Lee Davison who demonstrated good pace in the showdown. With the Grand National Series concluded the F2’s completed the afternoon with a full race format of two heats and a final. The grid was swollen with the welcome addition of Gordon Moodie from Scotland who is the current World Champion. Local man Thomas Greer romped to victory in both the heat’s before Moodie cranked up the pace to capture the meeting final glory in style. Adding extra significance to proceedings, it happened to be Moodie’s 462nd final victory which is a new Brisca record formerly held Bill ‘The Master’ Batten. Davison was the runner up ahead of McConnell in third.

After the National Championship the night before at Aghadowey Oval, the 1300 Stock Cars were back to business on day 2 as they contested the Irish Open Championship. The lower graded drivers commanded proceedings during the heats with Gareth Halliday and Ben White from England sharing the spoils. The newly crowned National Champion Ryan Stewart was another who featured well in the heat events placing second and third respectively. The heat winners Halliday and White shared the front row for the feature race. Not long after the green flag Stewart quickly moved through to the front and soon stretched well clear. While Stewart held sway out front it was a more rowdy picture behind with several clashes for position taking place. A bruising clash between William Stewart and Jacob Bromley required a caution period which would see the cars regrouped. During the race suspension the long-time leader Stewart become involved in an incident which would see him disqualified by the steward. On the resumption this moved Robbie Wright to front with Nicky Lowry and Dan Booth in tow. Wright got into a smooth rhythm gradually pulling well clear while Lowry and Booth battled it out allowing Calvin Blake in on the mix. Wright completed the laps to take the win with Blake surviving a last bend assault from Booth to take the runner up step on the podium.

It was Irish Championship time for both the Group Two Lightning Rods and Junior Rods. The Junior Rod pole sitter Jack Morrow took the chequered Flag after a terrific race long battle with Christopher Cardwell. Cardwell crossed the line second with Jonathan Brown third. This is not where the story would end however as Morrow and Brown both were disqualified following post-race scrutineering. Christopher Cardwell was then confirmed as Irish Champion with Cole McFall and Odhrann McGeown the other podium finishers. Cardwell went on to claim victory in the Irish Revenge race before Sam Stewart secured the heat win. Clive Wilson has been the form man off late in the Group Two Lightning Rods and demonstrated this once again when he captured the Irish title in style ahead of Paul Nesbitt and David Nesbitt. Buckna’s Matthew Curran put his name to the Irish Revenge race before George Esler rounded out the afternoon with a heat win.

The support action was provided by the Stock Rods and 2L Saloon Stock Cars. Matthew Mckinstry opened his win tally with a fine victory in heat one before Kell’s man Adam Sloan the current Gold Cup Champion cruised through to take the heat two spoils. McKinstry had the bit between his teeth come the final, providing a master class to secure his second win of the day. Sloan was again on the pace to come home second with Thomas McCrory Jnr third. Robert Mawhinney continued his current run of form in the 2L Saloon Stock Cars, where he sailed to victory in the opening heat. The drivers faced tough conditions in heat two thanks to a passing rain shower; Mawhinney was an early casualty this time around. Matthew Stirling took over at the front early on with Ryan Wright close behind. A few car lengths separated the pair throughout until the last bend when backmarking traffic come into play, Wright edged Stirling wide and got to the inside setting it up for a grand stand finish as the duo scrambled towards the finish line, Stirling got the better exit and took the honours with a few feet to spare. With the woes of heat two behind him Mawhinney was back on commanding form in the meeting final where he broke well clear of the competition to take the honours, Stirling was gain on the pace to capture second ahead of Anthony McIvor.

This Friday 4th October (7pm) is another Irish Championship Triple Header featuring BriSCA F2 Stock Cars Irish Championship, 2L Saloon Stock Cars Irish Championship and Stock Rods Irish Championship while the Junior Rods will provide the support racing.

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Sunday 15th September 2019

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Stock Rods
Heat 3 132 268 115 957 57 41 314 263 216 51
Heat 4 132 115 26 268 57 314 957 997 51 216
Gold Cup Final 26 57 957 216 268 41 314 997 115 426

2L Saloon Stock Cars
Heat 1 811 262 96 292 153 711
Heat 2 96 711 811 292 262 153
Final 292 96 262 811 711

Junior Rods
Heat 1 72 525 924 12 888 911 41
Heat 2 924 12 911 525 41 534
Gold Cup Final 12 888 924 47 72 41 911 534

Group 2 Lightning Rods
Heat 1 51 132 37 77 194 68 837 733
Heat 2 68 194 837 51 77 37 733
Gold Cup Final 68 837 194 37 77 132 51 733

Street Rods
Irish Championship Final 121 996 18 39 61 86 534
Irish Revenge 996 121 18 119 61 44 534 86
Heat 18 61 119 44 996 534 86

Final Winners
26 - Adam Sloan
292 -Daryl McCammon
12 - Chris Cardwell
68 - David Gillespie
121 - Warren Thompson
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After the World Final all attentions switched to the Gold Cup title, with the drivers contesting two heats on Saturday night followed by a further two qualifiers on Sunday before the title decider. Saturday’s heat wins were shared between Joseph Largy and Thomas McCrory Jnr while Adam Sloan featured prominently securing second place in both events.

McCrory went on to win both of Sunday’s heat races although a non-finish on Saturday evening would see him denied pole position for the trophy race. With all the points tallied Largy was the pole sitter with Sam McKinstry alongside, and then it was Sloan Harper and McCrory. Largy had a nightmare start which seen him drop well done the placing’s while McKinstry got off to a flyer and safely into the lead although close behind was Sloan, Harper, Largy and Kurtis Reid. The race continued in this fashion for most of the duration, until Sloan got a slight gap on the inside coming off turn two. Sloan didn’t need a second invitation and quickly moved into the open space however McKinstry made an attempt to defend which resulted in him spinning out of contention. Sloan reeled of the remaining laps to take the honours, Harper was second with Largy third.

On Sunday afternoon the Street Rods relished the opportunity to perform on the big stage at the speed weekend, as they contested their Irish Championship. Warren Thompson proved to be unstoppable once again when he romped to victory in the main event ahead of David Brown and Shannon Morrow. Brown was able to go one better in the revenge race taking the spoils ahead of Thompson and Morrow. The young lady racer Morrow topped off what was already a good afternoon with a win in the allcomers heat.

Gold Cup’s

The Group 2 Lighting Rods and Juniors were both on gold cup duties. In the Group 2 Lightning Rod’s Randalstown’s George Esler and Ballymena man David Gillespie shared the heat wins. After what was a lively final Wilson was first across the line, however he found himself penalised by the meeting steward for contact. This promoted Gillespie to the top spot hence claiming the Gold Cup title, David Nesbitt was the runner up with Wilson demoted to third.
The Junior Rods were also delighted to be part of the Stock Rod World Final weekend as they raced for the 2019 Gold Cup. Odhrann McGeown was the first to success with a win in heat one before star name Jack Morrow claimed the honours in heat two. In similar fashion to the Group 2’s the final was a somewhat energetic showing and again first across the line found himself at the mercy of the Steward. This time around it was Jack Morrow docked down to third, this promoted Christopher Cardwell to the win with Jonathan Brown second.

Completing the busy race card was the all action 2L Saloon Stock Cars. The grid was swollen with the welcome addition of Scotland’s William Mitchell. A passing rain shower left the track surface slippery for heat one which had the drivers struggling for traction. Kieran McIvor conquered the conditions to take the win before Mitchell got his hands on the flag in a dry heat two. Blue grader Daryl McCammon enjoyed a trouble free run in the final to take the glory ahead of Mitchell and Winston Weir.

Racing continues at Nutts Corner on Sunday 29th September (1pm) featuring BriSCA F2 Stock Cars Grand National Series FINAL, 2L Saloon Stock Cars, 1300 Stock Cars 2019 Irish Open Championship, Junior Rods Irish Championship, Gp2 Lightning Rods Irish Championship and Stock Rods.


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Saturday 14th September 2019

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BriSCA F2
Heat 1 998 925 122 718 917 436 216
Heat 2 122 925 998 718 24 278 436 914 985 368
Final 122 998 925 914 718 278 216 24 300 436

Stock Rods
World Championship Final 314 958 57 51 263 924 26 115 53 41
Heat 1 957 26 115 83 268 58 57 216 41 23
Heat 2 132 26 957 216 83 57 115 924 51 997

1300 Stock Cars
Irish Championship Final 70 212 145 194 127 946 24
Irish Revenge 145 70 212 36 24 946
Dash of Cash 70 946 36 212

Micro F2's
Event 1 932 8 945 333
Event 2 922 24 8 932 945 333
Event 3 8 24 932 922 945 333

Final Winners
122 - Curtis Greer
314 -Jack Kennedy
70 - Ryan Stewart
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Jack on top of the World

Local lad Jack Kennedy was literally on top of the World after scooping glory in the 2019 ORCi Stock Rod World Championship at Nutts Corner Raceway on Saturday 14th September.

The grid positions for the showdown were determined by a qualifying session which was split into 5 different blocks, giving each driver 5 minutes of track time. After the times had been recorded and verified the former European Champion Raymond Harper emerged as the pole sitter with Scottish ace Dean McGill next. Row two of the grid was comprised of Jack Kennedy on the inside and the former World Champion from Scotland Michael Bethune on the outside.

Each driver completed a parade lap, waving at their fans and collecting a commemorative award before they got buckled up. Once the usual World Final build up was concluded the drivers fired up their machinery ready to do battle over the course of 40 laps.

At the fall of the green flag Harper got away in text book fashion while McGill and Kennedy battled for second place along with Bethune. Kennedy soon took over in second while McGill got trapped on the outside line losing several places. As the race settled Harper still held sway out front but it was clear that Kennedy had stronger pace and was chasing him down. Behind the leaders Adam Sloan and Shea Duff were making strong progress through the field and already up to third and fourth. With the race now on lap thirteen the leading duo were as one and after some perseverance Kennedy moved through to the top spot, demoting Harper to second with Duff now safely positioned in third. Kennedy continued to command the race with comfort while Harper found himself under attack again, this time from Duff as the race neared the lap thirty mark. The pair exchanged places several times for the next few tours of the raceway until Duff got a slight break which allowed him to pull clear of Harper. Behind the front runners was another interesting dice between the Scots; James Gray Jnr, Bethune and Stuart McKinnon while England’s Rhys Longdoun and Andrew Morrow were performing strongly within the top ten. At the helm it was still Kennedy who completed the last ten laps unhindered to crown himself World Champion. After a sturdy performance Duff claimed the runner up spot with Harper third. The top six placing’s were filled by Longdoun, McGill and Morrow.

After the World Final all attentions switched to the Gold Cup title, with the drivers contesting two heats on Saturday night followed by a further two qualifiers on Sunday before the title decider. Saturday’s heat wins were shared between Joseph Largy and Thomas McCrory Jnr while Adam Sloan featured prominently securing second
place in both events.

McCrory went on to win both of Sunday’s heat races although a non-finish on Saturday evening would see him denied pole position for the trophy race. With all the points tallied Largy was the pole sitter with Sam McKinstry alongside, and then it was Sloan Harper and McCrory. Largy had a nightmare start which seen him drop well done the placing’s while McKinstry got off to a flyer and safely into the lead although close behind was Sloan, Harper, Largy and Kurtis Reid. The race continued in this fashion for most of the duration, until Sloan got a slight gap on the inside coming off turn two. Sloan didn’t need a second invitation and quickly moved into the open space however McKinstry made an attempt to defend which resulted in him spinning out of contention. Sloan reeled of the remaining laps to take the honours, Harper was second with Largy third.

Flyin’ Ryan’s Irish title

High on Saturday evening’s agenda was the 1300 Stock Car Irish Closed Championship. The season long point’s chart dictated the grid makeup. Nicky Lowry occupied pole beside Calvin Blake, behind was Ryan Stewart and Fionn Donnelly. The sparks were sure to fly and indeed they did as Lowry and Stewart engaged in an early clash which allowed Blake to hit the front briefly, before a caution period for debris on the track would regroup the cars once again. On the resumption Lowry regained the top spot while Robbie Wright, Blake and Stewart scrapped for second allowing Lowry to break free. After a few laps of lively exchanges Stewart cleared himself from trouble and set about catching the leader. As the race advanced Stewart was unrelenting and after some laps caught up with Lowry and made his move for the top spot. Stewart made a failed attempt on moving Lowry and at the second time of asking he issued a more sustained blow which would see him move through to the lead and crown himself Irish Champion, Lowry was the gallant runner up with Blake third.
A lively Irish Revenge race followed which was a reverse grid of the Irish. Stephen Gilmore was the pole sitter this time around. The race burst into life in chaotic fashion with Josh McKinstry and Gilmore early casualties. Blake was the man to beat this time around taking the win after surviving a late bout from Stewart. The 1300 action was completed by a Dash for Cash event where Stewart took the honours once again.

Saturday Support Round Up.

Completing Saturday’s billing was the Brisca F2 Stock Cars and Micro F2’s. A pleasing entry of fourteen F2’s was in action for heat one, which turned out to be a lively affair with two caution periods required. Graham Fegan enjoyed a fine run through from the red grade to take the win. Cullybackey’s Curtis Greer commanded proceeding’s thereafter taking honours in both heat two and the final. The final podium was completed by Fegan and Craig McConnell.
The youngsters in the Micro F2’s enjoyed three trouble free events where Riley Dawson, Joshua Murray, Amy Morrow and Ava McCreight were among the top performers.

Racing continues at Nutts Corner on Sunday 29th September (1pm) featuring BriSCA F2 Stock Cars Grand National Series FINAL, 2L Saloon Stock Cars, 1300 Stock Cars 2019 Irish Open Championship, Junior Rods Irish Championship, Gp2 Lightning Rods Irish Championship and Stock Rods.

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Friday 30th August 2019

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BriSCA F2
Heat 1 917 998 925 122 24 89 14 985
Heat 2 998 917 925 122 718 24 89 985
Final 998 917 122 718 925 985 89

2L Saloon Stock Cars
Heat 1 951 292 711 262 170 811 160
Heat 2 711 262 811 170 292 951 160
Final 951 711 262 17 811

1300 Stock Cars
Heat 1 194 145 946 70 212 1 515 127 24
Heat 2 194 70 145 212 946 515 1 24 127
Final 70 145 212 194 127 515 1 24 946

Group 2 Lightning Rods
Heat 1 51 37 194 28 837 32 77 81 132 766
Heat 2 51 194 28 32 132 38 837 77
Final 194 51 28 837 27 81 132 32 77

Micro F2's
Event 1 922 945
Event 2 24 945
Event 3 24 922 945

Final Winners
925 - Graham Fegan
951 -Robert Nawhinney
70 - Ryan Stewart
194 - Clive Wilson

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Drivers and fans alike were greeted by inclement conditions and Fridays NuttsCorner fixture. Race one of the evening was the opening Brisca F2 encounter. While the drivers searched for grip all race long to little avail, the rapid Stephen McCready had found traction and was commanding proceedings. As the race decayed Graham Fegan edged closer to the leader McCready until the pair were as one going into the final lap. Fegan put the bumper into McCready in an attempt to unsettle him from the top spot; however it proved not to be enough as the pair tangled with each other. McCready crossed the line first albeit sideways with Fegan next. Gerard Hartley took up the early heat two running, this time Fegan had broken well clear of his fellow star graders and soon started to chase down Hartley. Fegan didn’t waste much time in catching Hartley and making a move for the front. Once Fegan took over at the helm it was plain sailing all the way to the end, this time McCready was the runner up. The final was brought under red flag conditions on lap one after an unsatisfactory start was declared by the Steward. When the race got going proper Aaron Brunton occupied the early sway briefly before Fegan stormed through. As per heat two, Fegan went on to take the silverware ahead of McCready, Curtis Greer rounded out the podium steps.

Robert Mawhinney enjoyed the wet conditions in the 2L Saloon Stock Cars where he romped well clear of the competition in heat one to take a clear triumph ahead of the runner up Daryl McCammon. Mawhinney looked as though he was going to perform a repeat in heat two, however Winston Weir and Anthony McIvor closed in drastically in the concluding laps. Weir was hot on Mawhinney’s tail on the back straight for the final time and quickly went in with a last bend punt which would spin the leader out of contention. This allowed McIvor to slip through and take the win. Mawhinney was back on top form in the final, rapidly dispatching McCammon. Once in the lead Mawhinney reeled of the laps to take the victory ahead of McIvor.

Another doing the rain dance was Robbie Wright in the 1300 Stock Cars. The super star graded driver sliced his way through the traffic to record a definite victory in heat one. Calvin Blake was the runner up in the opening heat before Ryan Stewart followed Wright across the line in the second event. The final was a burly affair with the double heat winner Wright not getting it all his own way at this time of asking. After several lively exchanges Ryan Stewart emerged the victor, making it two final wins on the bounce, at NuttsCorner. Blake finished his evening with another runner up finish ahead of Nicky Lowry.

In the Group Two Lightning Rods, Randalstown man George Esler took full advantage of his yellow grade starting slot; cruising to glory in both the heats. Paul Nesbitt was Esler’s closest trailer in heat one while Clive Wilson was the runner up the second time around. The double heat win resulted in an upgrade to blue for Esler, which would see him be denied the hat trick of wins. Esler got off to a storming start and commanded proceedings until the last stretch, when Wilson used his years of race craft to beat Esler to the finish line after a spectacular outside line dash. Elser was the noble runner up with Rodney Stewart third.

Completing the race card was the Micro F2 Stock Cars. Joshua Murray and Amy Morrow were the top performers while Mya Hill also featured prominently.

The next event at the Raceway is one of the most keenly anticipated meetings of the season. The ORCi Stock Rod World Championship takes place on Saturday 14th September (6pm). There will be full support action including the BriSCA F2 Stock Cars, 1300 Stock Cars Irish Closed Championship and Micro F2 Stock Cars. Sunday 15th September (1pm) will see racing from 2L Saloon Stock Cars, Stock Rods Gold Cup, Junior Rods Gold Cup ,Gp2 Lightning Rods Gold Cup and Street Rods Irish Championship.



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Friday 23rd August 2019

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BriSCA F2
Heat 1 998 122 925 985 278 216 89 243 24 978
Heat 2 122 998 216 14 24 985 278 978 243
Final 925 978 998 24 243 278 985

Stock Rods
Heat 1 957 263 997 62 23 214 57 958 268 58
Heat 2 997 958 957 263 214 924 58 41 57 115
Final 957 997 263 58 57 41 62 214 958 924

1300 Stock Cars
Heat 1 70 36 946 515 212 194 1 145 127 94
Heat 2 194 212 515 36 946 145 94 44 127
Final 70 194 515 1 212 145 127 44 36

Street Rods
Heat 1 18 121 534 44 61 79
Heat 2 4 18 61 534 121 44
Final 4 18 121 61 534 44

Junior Rods
Heat 1 534 47 911 932 924 41 888 72 152
Heat 2 924 47 72 911 888 41 152 534
Final 47 924 41 911 72 888 534 152

Micro F2's
Event 1 932 922 24 945
Event 2 24 932 922 945 8
Event 3 932 922 24 8 945

Final Winners
925 - Craig McConnell
957 - Joseph Largy
70 - Ryan Stewart
4 - Jason McMullan
47 - Jamie Cardwell


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Friday Night Fun at the Raceway

A decent showing of a dozen Brisca F2 Stock Cars were in action, for the first Friday night race session of the season. Aaron Brunton set the pace for most of the way in heat one until the star graders closed in on the closing laps. After a terrific last bend reshuffle between a handful of cars Graham Fegan emerged the victor ahead of Curtis Greer. Greer managed to go one better in heat two by securing the win ahead of the earlier heat winner Fegan. Come the final it was Craig McConnell who had the upper hand right from the off. McConnell sliced his way through the traffic to reach the top spot, from there he completed the distance to collect the silverware well clear of Mark Murphy in second, Fegan rounded out a solid evening with a third place finish.

The Stock Rods were also out in force as it edges ever closer to the World Final which will be staged at Nutts Corner on the 14th September. A trio of Scottish drivers in the form of 41 Stuart McKinnon, 62 Liam McGill and 263 Dean McGill were also in attendance with the objective of capturing some valuable track time. Local man Joseph Largy was in top form taking two wins from three starts. Largy opened his win tally for the evening with a flag to flag victory in heat one before the rapid Matt Milliken romped to glory in the second encounter. The final got off to a dramatic start for Broughshane’s Jason Clyde who performed a spectacular roll over on the back straight. The race was brought under caution to deal with the Clyde incident; the solo yellow grader Largy now had the whole field on his tail. At the resumption Largy got away in text book fashion and was able to hold the advantage all the way to the finish. Milliken was the gallant runner up with Scotland’s Dean McGill third.

Ryan Stewart kicked his evening of in fine style with a run-away victory in 1300 Stock Car heat one. Stewart delivered a repeat performance in heat two however he found himself disqualified for a rules infringement, this promoted Robbie Wright to the win. The final was still in its infancy when a caution period was required for Lee Topping who become stranded on the back straight. The caution bunched the cars up in single file order which in turn brought the star graders into play. Stewart was again on the pipe and quickly moved through to the front with Joshua McKinstry and Wright in tow. Stewart held command all the way to the end taking the win ahead of Wright who edged McKinstry wide on the last bend.

Completing the race card was the Junior Rods, Street Rods and Micro F2’s. Ava McCreight and Amy Morrow were the star performers in the Micro F2 Section while Daniel Taylor and Jack Morrow were the Junior Rod heat winners. Jamie Cardwell took the final spoils after a fantastic battle with Morrow. Morrow looked the faster of the duo however he was forced to settle with runner up ahead of Ty Richardson. Young lady racer Shannon Morrow was the winner of the Street Rod heat one before Jason McMullan took charge, winning heat two and the final.

The race action continues next Friday night 30th August (7pm) featuring BriSCA F2 Stock Cars, 2L Saloon Stock Cars, 1300 Stock Cars, Gp2 Lightning Rods and Micro F2 Stock Cars.

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Sunday 11th August 2019

nutts corner raceway
BriSCA F2
Heat 1 122 216 917 925 14 933
Heat 2 917 122 216 89 933
Final 917 925 122 89 933

2L Saloon Stock Cars
Heat 1 951 153 711 292 262
Heat 2 951 711 292 153 262
Final 711 951 262 811

1300 Stock Cars
Heat 1 212 70 946 194 1 127
Heat 2 70 194 145 1 212 512 127 946
Final 194 36 515 1 946 70 127 212

Group 2 Lightning Rods
Heat 1 51 132 194 132 37 77 9 114 837
Heat 2 51 194 837 132 77 52
Final 194 51 837 132 37 77 81 114

Junior Rods
Heat 1 47 924 911 41 888 12 72 525 534 152
Heat 2 12 72 911 888 47 534 152
Final 924 911 41 12 888 72 47 152

Micro Bangers
Irish Open Championship 63 59 118 432 999
Heat 215 636 118
DD 63

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McFaul crowned Irish Open Champion

Garvagh’s William McFaul Jnr was the toast of the Micro Banger scene, where he romped clear of the competition and dodged all the drama to claim the honours in the 2019 Irish Open Champion, next home was Stephen Bolton the former Unlimited National Banger World Champion with Matthew McKinstry. The ever fast Leonard Dunn was on hand to take the spoils in the all-comers event before McFaul tasted success in the Destruction Derby.


Moffett Shield victory for McCready

The Brisca F2 Stock Cars were in fine form as they contested their annual Moffett Shield. Cullybackey’s Curtis Greer got his afternoon off to a fine start with a run-away win in the opening heat while. Heat two was still in its infancy when the superstar pairing of Craig McConnell and Gavin Fegan clashed heavily which side-lined both from the race. Local man Stephen McCready kept himself out of the trouble spots to take the flag. McCready kept up his heat two momentum to capture the Moffett Shield also, while McCready took the honours McConnell was edging ever closer as the laps ticked away, however he was forced to settle for second. Greer claimed the final step on the podium.

King Clive

The afternoon carried extra significance for the Group Two Lighting Rods, who were out in force as they went in search of the King of Nutts Corner title. Randalstown man George Esler was unstoppable in both the heat events; however he had no offer to the rapid Clive Wilson in the feature final. Wilson completed the distance to take the title, Esler was the gallant runner up with David Nesbitt third.

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Robert Mawhinney was a double heat winner in the 2L Saloon Stock Cars before Anthony McIvor got his hands on the final silverware. Mawhinney rounded out his afternoon with a runner up finish in the final ahead of Winston Weir.

A decent showing of 13oo Stock Cars were in action where Nicky Lowry and Ryan Stewart were the heat winners. Robbie Wright was the man to beat in the final however when he stormed into the distance to take a commanding victory.
Also on the busy race card was the Junior Rods. Jamie and Christopher Cardwell had heat wins apiece, before Jack Morrow cranked up his pace, taking victory in the meeting final. Joining Morrow on the final podium was Cole McFall and Ty Richards.

The final event on the programme was the eagerly anticipated Caravan Destruction Derby. The large gathering of onlookers were treated to something of a crash fest spectacular as the caravan’s fell to pieces in front of their eyes.

The next race event takes place on Friday 23rd August 7.30pm featuring the BriSCA F2 Stock Cars, 1300 Stock Cars, Stock Rods, Junior Rods and Micro F2 Stock Cars.



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Wednesday 31st July 2019

nutts corner raceway
BriSCA F2
Heat 1 216 718 998 89 917 978 122 243 985
Heat 2 998 216 925 89 917 122 718 243 985
Final 718 925 998 917 122 243 89 985
Grand National 925 998 122 89 917

2L Saloon Stock Cars
Heat 1 941 153 711 811 292 170 160 935
Heat 2 941 170 711 811 153 292 935 160
Final 941 153 711 811 170 935

Group 2 Lightning Rods
Heat 194 77 51 87 132 837 68 81 28
Final 77 51 132 87 68 194 81 28

Stock Rods
Heat 1 997 958 57 314 23 26 132 268 118
Heat 2 958 997 57 26 23 957 314 115 268 118
Final 957 958 57 26 23 314 268 924 115 118

Junior Rods
Heat 1 47 41 924 12 888 932 534
Heat 2 47 41 924 12 888 911
Final 47 12 41 888 911 4 534

Street Rods
Heat 534 39 44 996
Final 39 121 534 44 996

Final Winners
718 - Gavin Fegan
941 - Adam White
77 - Jason Darragh
957 - Joseph Largy
47 - Jamie Cardwell
39 - Richard Nicholl
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Gav grabs final win

A decent showing of Brisca F2 Stock Cars produced 4 winners from 4 races. Thomas Greer and Graham Fegan shared the heat wins before the Gavin Fegan went on to take the final honours ahead of Craig McConnell and Graham Fegan. Round 6 of the Grand National Series concluded the evening with Craig McConnell blasting through from the super star grad to take the spoils with Graham Fegan and Curtis Greer next in tow.

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The 2L Saloon entry list was swollen with the welcome addition of ex F2 star name Dean McCrory and the former Pro Stock British Champion Adam White. White capitalised on his white roof starting slot to take the honours in both the heats and the meeting final. It was Ryan Wright who come home next in the trophy race with the current Irish Champion Anthony McIvor third.

Clive Wilson was the runaway victor of the Group 2 Lighting Rod heat before Rasharkin’s Jason Darragh cranked up the pace to take a well-earned win in the final, George Elser was the runner up with Ricky Peoples third.

A healthy showing of Stock Rods was in action as it draws closer to their World Championship which will be staged at Nutts Corner next month. Former Junior Rod drivers Matthew Milliken and Shea Duff shared the heat wins before local man Joseph Largy stormed to victory in the final, the earlier heat winner Duff put in another strong performance to grab second spot ahead of Raymond Harper in third.

Jamie Cardwell was in blistering form in the Junior Rods where he completed the meeting undefeated taking wins in both the heats and events and the grand final. Completing the steps of the podium in the final was Christopher Cardwell in second and Ty Richardson third.

Completing the busy race programme was the Street Rod’s. Ballymena’s Daniel Taylor enjoyed a fine win in the heat event before Richard Nicholl found form to get his hands on the final silverware. Nicholl was followed across the line by Warrant Thompson and Taylor.

The next race action is a mammoth meeting planned for Sunday 11th August (1.30pm) featuring the BriSCA F2 Stock Cars Moffat Shield as well as the 2L Saloon Stock Cars, 1300 Stock Cars, Junior Rods, Gp2 Lightning Rods “King of the Corner”, Micro Bangers and a Caravan Destruction Derby.




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Wednesday 26th June 2019

nutts corner raceway
BriSCA F2
Heat 1 718 917 925 47 216 24 278
Heat 2 917 718 925 216 47 467 24 86 436 89
Final 925 978 24 216 436 278

2L Saloon Stock Cars
Heat 1 747 262 292 711 811 153 170
Heat 2 292 811 153 747 262 711
Final 951 153 292 747 711 170 811 262

1300 Stock Cars
Heat 1 70 1 145 36 24 127 946
Heat 2 70 212 1 145 24 36 127 946
Final 212 145 24 1 127 946

Stock Rods
Heat 1 958 924 45 932 557 997 26 57 314 23
Heat 2 924 958 57 314 19 23 65 957
Final 924 957 57 958 314 26 23 997 45 19

Street Rods
Heat 1 39 534 121 18 44 79
Heat 2 79 39 534 121 18 44 11
Final 39 121 534 18 44 11

Final Winners
925 - Craig McConnell
951 - Robert Mawhinney
212 - Nicky Lowry
924 - Andrew Morrow
39 - Richard Nicholl


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McConnell scoops final.

Bangor’s Craig McConnell was back to his winning ways in the Brisca F2 Stock Cars, at Wednesday’s NuttsCorner Raceway outing where he romped to glory in the meeting final. The race was still in its infancy when a caution period was required after a big shunt for Sean McFerran. Thomas Greer took up the running on the restart and was able to hold onto the advantage until another yellow flag period would bunch the cars once again. This time around McConnell was large in Greer’s mirror on the resumption and it wasn’t long until McConnell made his move for the front. Soon after the 5 lap marker appeared and McConnell reeled of the remaining laps to take the win. Earlier in the evening the Irish Open Champion Gavin Fegan and Stephen McCready shared the heat victories.

In the 2L Saloon Stock Cars Matthew Stirling was the first to taste success with a good run through from the star grade to take the opening heat win. Daryl McCammon held on strong from the blue grade to take the heat two spoils. Local lad Robert Mawhinney enjoyed a fine undisrupted flag to flag triumph in the meeting final. While Mawhinney kept his eye on the prize there was a good battle going on behind between Stirling, McCammon and Ryan Wright for the podium placing’s. After a late re shuffle Wright emerged the runner up with McCammon third.

Ryan Stewart was the runaway winner of both the 1300 Stock Car heat events before Calvin Blake and Nicky Lowry stole the show in the trophy race. Jack Kearney set the early pace in the final until around lap 10 when Blake moved through with Lowry hot on his heels. As the lap boards were displayed Blake still held the top spot but Lowry was right with him and looking for a way through, with 4 laps to run Lowry made his move and took up the lead. While Lowry managed to complete the distance and take the win, Blake was still close behind with Kearney just a few car lengths out of contention also.

The popular ORCi Stock Rods were again out in force, as it draws ever closer to their World Final at NuttsCorner in mid-September. Shea Duff took the flag in heat one before Andrew Morrow re sparked his current run of form with a heat two and final victory. Joseph Largy was the final runner up with former European Champion Raymond Harper third.

Portglenone’s Richard Nicholl started his evening in a pleasing manner with a superb victory in Street Rod Heat one. Heat two went the way of Noel Kernohan before Nicholl cranked up the pace once again to get his hands on the final
silverware. Warren Thompson was the runner up with Samuel Talyor third.

The Raceway is now on it’s summer recess with race action returning on Wednesday 31st July (7.30pm) featuring BriSCA F2 Stock Cars Grand National Series Round 6, 2L Saloon Stock Cars, Stock Rods, Junior Rods, Gp2 Lightning Rods and Street Rods.

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Wednesday 19th June 2019

nutts corner raceway
BriSCA F2
Heat 1 47 925 24 89 467
Heat 2 925 718 917 24 89 467 436
Final 917 925 47 24 436 89 467
Grand National 718 925 24 436 917 89

1300 Stock Cars
Heat 1 145 70 515 212 1 946 127
Heat 2 145 36 1 70 127 946 212 515 24
Final 145 515 1 36 70 212 946 127 24

Junior Rods
Heat 1 932 41 888 924 72 12 4
Heat 2 888 41 924 4 12 152 72
Final 932 47 924 152 888 4 72 12 41 911

Group 2 Lightning Rod
Heat 1 194 37 9 32 132 77 81 72
Heat 2 9 132 194 81 77 32
Final 32 194 9 77 72 132 81

Final Winners
917 - Stephen McCready
145 - Calvin Blake
932 - Anais McCreight
32 - Freddie Fleck

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F2’s produce 4 winners from 4 races!

It was back to domestic duties for the Brisca F2 Stock Cars after their big international weekend earlier in the month. Portglenone’s Sean McFerran was the first to taste success when he romped to victory in a lively heat one. Craig McConnell enjoyed a fine run through from the super star grade to take the heat two honours. The former Stock Rod World Champion Stephen McCready continued to show promise in the single seaters when he cruised home to take the flag in the meeting final ahead of McConnell. The final event of the evening was the Grand National which seen a win for Gavin Fegan which made it four different winners in four races.

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Calvin Blake has been among the pace setters in the 1300 Stock Cars of late, he continued his red hot streak again on Wednesday with a brace of victories in both heat events and the grand final. Blake was followed home in the trophy race by Joshua McKinstry and William Stewart.

Young lady racer Anais McCreight was the toast of the Junior Rod section where she took the honours in heat one and the final, only being denied the perfect hat trick by Jonathon Brown who picked up the spoils in heat two. McCreight was joined on the final podium by Jamie Cardwell the runner up and Jack Morrow in third.

The entertaining Group 2 Lightning Rods completed the billing and in a similar fashion to the F2 Stock Cars they produced different winners in each race. The heat victories were shared between Clive Wilson and Matthew Curran before Broughshane’s Freddie Fleck blasted clear to take the final honours. Fleck was followed home by Wilson and Curran.

Racing returns to Nutts Corner on Wednesday 26th June (7.30pm) featuring BriSCA F2 Stock Cars, 2L Saloon Stock Cars, 1300 Stock Cars, Stock Rods & Street Rods.



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Sunday 9th June 2019

nutts corner raceway
BriSCA F2
Irish Open Heat 3 122 647 629 718 674 618 925 24 236 978
Irish Open Heat 4 917 122 718 216 925 480 300 629 674 978
Irish Open Championship Final 718 647 674 925 629 618 480 236 914 917
Grand National 122 647 917 925 629 618 480 300 914 24

2L Saloon Stock Cars
Heat 1 951 29 170 747 262 811 153 711 973
Heat 2 747 262 29 711 153 951 170 811
Final 153 811 29 170 262

Junior Rods
Heat 1 888 924 525 41 911 12 4 152 72
Heat 2 924 525 888 72 41 12 152
Final 924 888 4 41 72 911 47 12 152

Street Rods
Heat 1 39 996 121 61 534 44
Heat 2 121 39 996 61 534
Final 39 12 996 534 61

Micro F2's
Event 1 51 932 306 300 922 642 496 24 800 945
Event 2 932 51 306 300 642 496 945
Event 3 51 932 306 642 922 300 496 945

Final Winners
718 - Gavin Fegan
153 - Ryan Wright
924 - Jack Morrow
39 - Richard Nicholl


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Fegan retains title in style!

On Sunday afternoon the drivers and fans were treated to an upturn in the weather as the sun shone over the Co. Antrim circuit. To begin the afternoon the drivers would contest a further two qualifying heats in search of maximum points for the Irish Open grid. Greer picked up where he had left off the previous evening, with another fine win in the first heat before the former Stock Rod World Champion Stephen McCready got his hands on the silverware in the concluding heat event.

With all the points from the heats tallied, Greer and Fegan the defending champion shared the Irish Open front row with McConnell and Millar placed menacingly behind. As the race blasted into action Greer and McConnell tangled into turn 1 permitting Fegan to taking up the running unhindered, with C Burgoyne giving pursuit. While C Burgoyne was running strong in second spot in soon become clear he didn’t have an response to the run-away Fegan who continued to stretch his advantage at the front. Millar was another who was performing well running third most of the distance until S Burgoyne and the recovering McConnell arrived on the scene in the closing stages. Fegan controlled proceedings all the way to the end taking the win and indeed retaining the title, C Burgoyne was the gallant runner up ahead of his brother Steven who made it through to third after a late skirmish. McConnell salvaged fourth after his disastrous start with Millar coming dome in the top five. The eighth and final F2 event of the weekend was Sunday’s Grand National where Greer reiterated his Saturday night performance by taking yet another triumph. C Burgoyne was next across the line with McCready third.

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The all action 2L Saloon Stock Cars were on top form all afternoon, as they joined the F2 Stock Cars in a support role for day number two. Robert Mawhinney followed the same pattern as Saturday night with a heat one win. Mawhinney set the early pace once again in heat two, this time around Matthew Stirling and Ryan Wright were soon challenging for the top spot and quickly slipped through. Wright hit the front briefly before an entertaining exchange of places followed between Wright, Stirling, Winston Weir and McIvor. After the dust had settled Stirling emerged the leader and completed the distance to take the spoils. True to form Mawhinney got off to a flying start in the trophy also but this time around Wright had broken clear of the star graders and was hunting down the race leader. Wright caught up with the rapid Mawhiney mid race and moved through to the head of the field completing the 20 laps to grab the silverware.

The Micro F2’s were again in attendance to battle it on Sunday afternoon, Joelan Maynard was among the star performers with two victories. Ava McCreight flew the flag high for the locals with two runner up finishes and a visit to victory lane in event two.

A pleasing entry of Junior Rods served up three thrilling races. Jonathan Brown got the ball rolling with a well-judged win in the opening encounter. Thereafter Rathfrilands Jack Morrow engraved his authority with victories in the following heat and the meeting final. Brown rounded out his afternoon with a pleasing second place finish just in front of Jason McMullan who has relished plenty of success in the early months of this season.

The ever budding Street Rod formula was a welcome addition to the race schedule. The formula continues to go from strength to strength in what is their debut season at the raceway. Portglenone man Richard Nicholl underlined his potential with terrific wins in heat one and the grand final. The World Cup champion Warren Thompson denied Nicholl a hat trick of wins when he slipped though for a well-executed victory in the second heat.

Race action continues at Nutts Corner Raceway on Wednesday 19th June (7.30pm) featuring the BriSCA F2 Stock Cars Grand National Series Round 5, 1300 Stock Cars, Junior Rods and Gp2 Lightning Rods.



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Saturday 8th June 2019

nutts corner raceway
BriSCA F2
F2 Nationals Championship Final 436 718 236 647 925 47 674 480 122 618
Irish Open Heat 1 718 647 925 629 122 236 618 47 216 278
Irish Open Heat 2 647 122 718 925 629 480 917 674 300 618
Grand National 122 925 647 629 917 618 480 674 24 278

2L Saloon Stock Cars
Heat 1 951 711 747 29 153 973 170 262
Heat 2 262 747 711 951 153 29 170 973
Final 747 262 951 29 711 153 170 215 973

Stock Rods
Heat 1 924 26 997 932 78 23 314 57 115 958
Heat 2 932 958 57 23 314 26 78 115 19 65
Final 924 958 57 26 997 23 78 314 65

GP2 Lightning Rods
Heat 1 77 132 32 837 194 51 81 37
Heat 2 77 194 32 837 37 51 132 81
Final 77 837 194 37 51 32 132 81

Micro F2's
Event 1 51 642 306 300 496 945 922 932 8
Event 2 51 306 300 932 642 922 496 333 945
Event 3 51 306 932 300 642 922 496 800 333 945

Final Winners
436 - Mazzy McCreight
747 - Matthew Stirling
924 - Andrew Morrow
77 - Jason Darragh


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Mazzy lands title Glory!

The annual Northern Ireland Brisca F2 Speed Weekend served up its usual mix of thrills and spills as the local’s went wheel to wheel with the mainland visiting drivers in search of glory.
The first event of the weekend was the F2 Nationals Championship which was contested on Saturday evening. The grid for the title showdown was determined by a public draw with local man Mazzy McCreight and England’s Ben Lockwood sharing the front row of the grid. A passing shower prior to the meeting left the track surface damp and somewhat challenging for the feature race.
The yellow graded McCreight got away clean on the green flag with Euan Millar soon settling into second spot. McCreight opened up a comfortable cushion between himself and Millar, until a caution period was required in lap four for drama’s on the river bend. This would see the cars brought to a halt and lined up in single file in preparation for the restart. McCreight once again anticipated the start to perfection blasting well clear of Millar. Behind the leading duo Steven Burgoyne, Daniel Scrimgeour, Chris Burgoyne the defending title holder and Craig McConnell were all making strong progress. As the laps ticked away a further yellow flag period was sanctioned with more troubles on turns one and two. McCreight again lined up at the head of the pack with Millar, S Burgoyne and Scrimgeour all large in his mirror. As the green was displayed McCreight withheld the pressure to pull off another perfect start, behind Millar, S Burgoyne and Scrimgeour all got involved in an entertaining tussle for the podium placing’s, while the trio exchanged places continually Gavin Fegan was on the move and swiftly blasted through into second place spinning out S Burgoyne in the process. The onslaught behind allowed McCreight the breathing space he needed to complete the distance and take the win, Fegan secured the runner up spot with Scrimgeour third. C Burgoyne and McConnell rounded out the top five.

With the F2 Nationals title now decided, two heats were contested later on Saturday evening for Sunday’s Irish Open Championship. Fegan continued his good spate of form in the opening heat taking the win before Scotland’s C Burgoyne secured the honours in heat two. The final event on Saturday’s programme was a Grand National where Cullybackey’s Curtis Greer stormed to victory in advance of McConnell and C Burgoyne.

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The Saloon Stock Cars were on hand to increase the contact element of the race meeting, with an enhanced showing of cars including appearances from the former Irish Champion Stuart McCammon and National Banger star Leonard Dunn. Local lad Robert Mawhinney was the first to taste success with a runaway victory in heat one before Co. Armagh’s Winston Weir cruised to victory in heat two. A lively meeting final under the floodlights seen sparks fly as the drivers battled for position. Coleraine man Matthew Stirling romped thorough to take the win ahead of the heat winners Weir and Mawhinney.

Andrew Morrow was the man to beat in the ORCi Stock Rods picking up a comfortable win in heat one and grabbing the final silverware, Morrow was denied the perfect hat trick by Ian Thompson Snr who was the heat two victor. Crumlin’s Shea Duff had a clean run in the final to secure second place ahead of the former European Champion Raymond Harper.

Rasharkin’s Jason Darragh was on blistering form in the Group 2 Lightning Rods where he secured a spectacular brace of wins. Darragh completed the meeting undefeated taking wins in both the heats and the grand final. David Nesbitt pushed Darragh hard in the final but was forced to settle for the runner up place ahead of Clive Wilson in third.

Completing Saturday’s busy billing was the youngsters in the Micro F2’s. The grid was swollen with the welcome addition of a few mainland drivers making the trip across the Irish Sea. The visiting drivers were quick in adapting to unfamiliar track with Joelan Maynard enjoying victories in all three event’s. Alfie Smith and Oliver Heron also performed well with each posting runner up finishes.



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Wednesday 29th May 2019

nutts corner raceway
BriSCA F2
Heat 1 925 718 243 24 122 216 368
Heat 2 917 122 925 718 216 24 368
Final 925 718 122 368 243

Junior Rods
Heat 1 932 924 72 12 888 47 911 41 152 534
Heat 2 47 72 932 924 12 888 911 41 152
Final 924 12 888 932 152 41

2Lt Saloon Stock Cars
Heat 1 153 811 711 747 951 973 262 170
Heat 2 747 711 153 951 811 973 262
Final 711 747 811 262 153 170 973

GP2 Lightning Rods
Heat 1 77 37 194 837 32 81 51 139
Heat 2 32 37 837 81 51 77 72 139
Final 37 194 32 77 837 51 139 81 72

Micro F2's
Event 1 932 922 945 800
Event 2 945 922 800
Event 3 945 333 800

Final Winners
925 - Craig McConnell
924 - Jack Morrow
711 - Anthony McIvor
37 - Paul Nesbitt


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Double for McConnell

Bangor’s Craig McConnell was again the star performer in the Brisca F2 Stock Cars, at Wednesday’s very damp Nutts Corner Raceway meeting. McConnell opened the evening in style with a comfortable victory in heat one ahead of Gavin Fegan. It was the lower graders who dominated in the second encounter, with Stephen McCready taking the honours ahead of Curtis Greer the runner up. Persistent rain continued as the cars come back on track for the meeting final. Ted Holland set the pace in the opening laps before Martin Stewart took up the running with Greer close behind. While Stewart continued to lead the way, Greer was edging closer as was McConnell. Greer eventually moved through to the lead which was to be a brief visit to the head of the field however, as McConnell nudged his way to the front. McConnell completed the laps to take the win, Gavin Fegan found some late pace to secure a fine second place finish ahead of Greer.

A decent showing of Junior Rods put on a fine display over the course of their three races. Anais MCCreight and Jamie Cardwell shared the heat wins before Jack Morrow stormed to glory in the meeting final; Christopher Cardwell was second across the line with Jonathan Brown third.

Ryan Wright picked up the victory in 2L Saloon heat one before Matthew Stirling claimed the honours in the second heat. The Irish Champion Anthony McIvor was in top form for the meeting final where he galloped clear to take the win, Stirling was second with Kieran McIvor third.

Rasharkin’s Jason Darragh was the first to show in the Group Two Lightning Rods taking a clear victory in the opening heat. Freddie Fleck was the victor of heat two before Paul Nesbitt claimed the final honours. Clive Wilson was the gallant runner up with the heat two winner Fleck in third.

Completing the programme was the Micro F2 Stock Cars, Ava McCreight was first across the line in the opening event. The rest of the evening was dominated by Mya Hill who was in unstoppable form.


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Sunday 19th May 2019

nutts corner raceway
BriSCA F2
Heat 1 436 718 925 917 978 24 122 47 278
Heat 2 718 925 917 24 47 436 300 122 278
Final 718 300 925 436 917 122 24 978 278

Stock Rods
Heat 1 65 997 314 23 932 78 57 924 19 957
Heat 2 932 997 314 78 958 23 57 65 924 957
Final 314 997 57 23 19 924 957 78

Junior Rods
Heat 1 12 4 47 924 911 888 72 41 152
Heat 2 4 12 888 41 911 924 47 72 152
Final 4 924 72 911 41 12 888 152

Micro Bangers
Heat 1 2 215 151 391 363
Heat 2 215 24 999 924
Final 999 24 215 2 363 125
DD 999/363

1300 Stock Cars
Heat 1 70 212 1 515 97 22 915 145 946 36
Heat2 212 70 946 515 97 22 145
Final 515 946 212 22 1 97 145 70

Street Rods
Heat 1 996 119 39 61 121 44 86 79 534
Heat 2 39 119 61 996 44 121 534 79
Final 61 119 36 121 44 79 86 996


Final Winners
718 - Gavin Fegan
314 - Jack Kennedy
4 - Jason McMullan
999 - Karl Smyth
515 - Joshua McKinstry
61 - Dan Robinson


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Bad Company dominates banger proceedings.

In what was a fun filled afternoon of Micro Banger action the Bad Company team crushed the opposition in style. Aaron McGraw was the first to put points on the board when he picked up the win in heat one after his team mate Leonard Dunn run into trouble in the closing stages. Local lad Matthew McKinstry was the long-time leader of the second encounter, however as the race neared its conclusion he found himself launched into a pile up on the river end. Dunn moved through to take the win which had eluded him earlier in the afternoon. The meeting final was another crushing affair which seen the Bad Company trio of Dunn, Karl Smyth and Stephen Boyd run at the front throughout. The team members traded places while eliminating anything else in sight, as the chequered flag dropped it was Smyth who took the win with Boyd and Dunn next across the line. The final turned immediately into a Destruction Derby which was soon halted as Matt Milliken needed some assistance after a big wreck on the Airport bend. After some chaotic action the field soon dwindled until just Smyth and Johnny Murdock remained. The pair brought the action to an end quickly however with a spectacular head on contest on the back straight which resulted in both cars expiring. The result was declared as a dead heat. There were a number of other awards presented with Smyth also picking up entertainer of the day title. Sheldon Murray was awarded wreck of the day for the damage sustained to his Nissan Micro while McKinstry was acknowledged for his well turned out Vauxhall Corsa which was labelled the best presented car.

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The yellow graded Mazzy McCreight got his afternoon off to a promising start in the Brisca F2 Stock Cars with a run-away win in heat one. Heat two was a somewhat more robust affair with a spectacular moment for Sean McFerran when his car took to the air as it almost tipped over. Away from the drama was the Irish Open Champion Gavin Fegan who comes through from the red grade to take the win. Mark Rainey set the pace for most of the meeting final however as the laps ticked away Fegan closed the gap and took over out front. Fegan completed the remaining laps to take the honours ahead of Rainey and Craig McConnell in third.

In the Stock Rod section former Junior Rod star name Matthew Drysdale continued his promising transition to the senior ranks with a flag to flag victory in heat one. Daniel Rodgers set the early bench mark in heat two before Ian Thompson Snr turned up the pace to move through and take the honours. Come the final the heat winners Drysdale and Thompson were the frontrunners until the duo clashed on the back straight resulting in a caution period. The race suspension played into the hands of the star graded Jack Kennedy who took up the running soon after the resumption, once Kennedy got to the front he continued to stretch away from the pack taking the win in style, Matt Milliken was second with Raymond Harper third.

Christopher Cardwell was the winner of Junior Rod heat one before Jason McMullan used his white grade starting slot to full advantage taking the silverware in both heat two and the meeting final, Jack Morrow enjoyed a clean run through to secure a runner up finish in the final with Odhrann McGeown third.

In the 1300 Stock Cars Ryan Stewart and Nicky Lowry shared the heat wins before local teenager Joshua McKinstry romped to an unhindered triumph in the meeting final making it two final wins on the trot! Fionn Donnelly was the second place finisher with Lowry third

Also in action was the ever growing Street Rod formula. David Brown enjoyed victory in heat one before fellow white grader Richard Nicholl secured the heat two glory. The rapid Brown was an early casualty in the feature race spinning early on. Adam Simpson took over at the front and held the advantage most of the race until Dan Robinson slipped though on the closing laps to scoop the silverware, Simpson was the gallant runner up with Nicholl third.

The eagerly anticipated Caravan Destruction Derby was the final event of the afternoon. The large gatherings of onlookers were awarded for their patience, as fourteen caravans took to the track. As the saying goes.. Save the best to last!! This was the case, as the drivers went straight into battle with caravans falling to pieces all around; it was chaos from start to finish! After the dust had settled Johnny Lorimer emerged the victor.

Race action returns to the Raceway on Wednesday 29th May (7.30pm) featuring BriSCA F2 Stock Cars, 2L Saloon Stock Cars, Junior Rods, Micro F2 Stock Cars
and GP2 Lightning Rods.

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Wednesday 8th May 2019

nutts corner raceway
BriSCA F2
Heat 1 718 925 122 216 47 24 914 436 89
Heat 2 925 47 718 122 216 914 24 300 436 89
Final 925 47 216 718 122 914 436 300
Grand National 718 24 47 436 122 914

Stock Rods
Heat 1 65 924 26 23 314 45 19 5 39 957
Heat 2 924 45 65 314 26 19 23 957 997 39
Final 26 23 65 957 45 997 5 39

2Lt Saloon Stock Cars
Heat 1 811 711 153 262 973 292
Heat 2 153 711 811 262 292 951
Final 811 711 153 262 292

GP2 Lightning Rods
Heat 1 9 194 32 81 837 132 51 28 77 72
Heat 2 194 9 81 837 32 132 51 28 77 72
Final 81 28 132 32 837 194 77 51

1300 Stock Cars
Heat 1 19 212 36 515 1 946 70 145
Heat2 212 19 946 70 94 145 36
Final 515 212 946 70 1 145 19

Street Rods
Heat 1 534 119 121 44 996
Heat 2 121 119 44 996
Final 121 119 534 44 996


Final Winners
925 - Craig McConnell
26 - Adam Sloan
811 - Kieran McIvor
81 - Jonny Bigger
515 - Joshua McKinstry
121 - Warren Thompson


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McConnell and Fegan share glory

A healthy field of Brisca F2 Stock Cars were in action, with the welcome addition of former National Hot Rod World Champion John Christie and former Stock Rod World Champion Stephen McCready both trying their hand in the rapid single seaters. Sean McFerran set the early pace in heat 1 until Gavin Fegan come through from the red grade to take up the running, all the while Craig McConnell was edging closer until the pair were bumper to bumper on the final lap. McConnell issued a well calculated hit onto the rear of Fegan as they entered the last bend, McConnell shifted Fegan wide enough to move through on the inside and make his way towards the finish line. Fegan tried his best to keep up momentum on the outside line with the duo now in a drag race, as they crossed the line it was McConnell who held the advantage by a matter of inches, in a unusual turn of events the electronic lap scoring system picked Fegan up as being the winner and he was subsequently given the honours. McFerran again set the early benchmark in heat 2 before McConnell blast through in the later stages to take the win. The final started off in a similar fashion to the earlier heats with McFerran leading the way, McConnell was again looking sharp as he battled his way through the pack and eventually into the lead, this time around Fegan was close behind as the five lap marker appeared. While the laps ticked away Fegan was getting closer and closer, as they entered turn 3 for the last time Fegan launched the bumper into McConnell in a last ditch effort to take the win, Fegan’s car spun around and into the wall after impacting with McConnell who brushed it off and completed the distance to take the silverware. McFerran secured second place with Thomas Greer third. The final event of the night was the Grand National where Fegan romped to an unhampered victory ahead of Sam McKay and McFerran.


Support Formula Round Up

Kell’s man Adam Sloan enjoyed victory in the ORCi Stock Rod Final, Sloan dominated the race to take the flag ahead of Jason Clyde and Matthew Drysdale. Earlier in the evening the heat wins were shared between Drysdale and Andrew Morrow.

The 2L Saloon Stock Car were back to domestic duties after their big International event at Nutts Corner last month. Kieran McIvor excelled in the slippery conditions in heat 1 to take victory before Ryan Wright claimed the honours in heat 2. K McIvor was back on top form in the meeting final where he took the win ahead of his brother Anthony in second, Wright was third.

Broughshane’s Matthew Curran continued his current streak of form in the Group 2 Lightning Rods with a win in heat 1, star man Clive Wilson was the heat 2 victor. The low graded Jonny Bigger held of the pressure of the big names to pick up the final win, which was his first silverware in the formula. Rodney Stewart was the runner up with Ricky Peoples third.

In the all action 1300 Stock Cars it was local lad Joshua McKinstry who took the feature race ahead of Nicky Lowry and Fionn Donnelly. Early in the meeting Jamie Hunter and Lowry shared the heat honours.
Completing the busy race programme was the Street Rods.

Ballymena’s Samuel Taylor cruised to victory in the opening heat. The remainder of the event was dominated by the World Cup Champion Warren Thompson who triumphed in both heat 2 and the meeting final.

Racing continues on Sunday 19th May at 2pm. It promises to be an action packed afternoon of family fun with a Caravan Destruction Derby the headline event. Also on the billing are the lively Micro Bangers as well as BriSCA F2 Stock Cars, 1300 Stock Cars, Stock Rods, Junior Rods and Street Rods.
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Wednesday 17th April 2019

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BriSCA F2
Heat 1 925 436 24 243 718 122 46
Heat 2 718 925 122 24 216 243 978 436 46
Final 122 718 925 978 24 436 216 46
Grand National 718 978 925 436 46 122

Stock Rods
Heat 1 45 65 932 57 23 958 78 263
Heat 2 45 57 65 39 263
Final 263 65 26 932 39 23 958 57

Junior Rods
Heat 1 47 12 932 888 41 924 72 911 4
Heat 2 924 41 911 72 888 12 47 932 152
Final 4 12 924 72 41 47 911 888 152

GP2 Lightning Rods
Heat 1 87 194 37 32 837 9 81 77 114
Heat 2 87 194 37 9 81 837 32 77
Final 9 87 837 194 37 81 32 77 72

Micro F2's
Event 1 24 922 932 8
Event 2 8 922 932 945
Event 3 922 932 8 24

Final Winners
122 - Curtis Greer
263 - Dean McGill
4 - Jason McMullan
9 - Matthew Curran
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Greer bags silverware.

A decent mid week showing of 9 Brisca F2 Stock Cars gridded for heat one. Darren Lockhart set the early pace from the white grade but it wasn’t long until yellow grader Mazzy McCreight took over out front. McCreight held the advantage for much of the distance although as the race neared its conclusion Gavin Fegan and Craig McConnell blasted through. Fegan received the last lap marker before McConnell moved through to the front on the river bend. McConnell survived a last bend lunge from Fegan to take the win; Fegan spun himself out in the process which allowed McCreight to take the runner-up finish. Heat two started of in a similar fashion with Lockhart and McCreight the early pace setters. As per the earlier encounter, the star graders blasted through in the later stages with Fegan picking up the victory ahead of McConnell. Cullybackey’s Curtis Greer enjoyed a fine run through from the blue grade in the meeting final to scoop his first silverware in the Briscsa F2’s, Fegan edged closer to Greer as the laps run down but it wasn’t enough to upset the rapid Greer. Fegan was second with McConnell third. Round one of the NI Oval TV Grand National Series, rounded out the busy race card which resulted in another win for Fegan.

McGill heads back to Scotland with Pride

There was a pleasing entry of 11 ORCi Stock Rods in action, with the welcome addition of Dean McGill who made his fourth Nutts Corner appearance of 2019. Heat one was in its infancy when a caution period was required after Jack Kennedy lost a wheel on the home straight. Former Junior Rod star name Matthew Drysdale showed some great potential as he headed the pack on the restart. Veteran racer Wilfie McNiece soon found a way through and went on to take the honours ahead of Drysdale. McNiece pulled off another dominating drive in heat two to secure his second win of the evening, the European Champion Raymond Harper enjoyed a clean run to pick up the runner-up spot. Drysdale held the advantage for much of the opening stages of the final, all the while McGill had found some pace he lacked earlier in the meeting and was edging ever closer. McGill was able to catch up on the leading Drysdale and move through to the front. Thereafter McGill galloped well clear of his pursuers to take and emphatic victory. Behind was a fantastic dice for placing’s which seen Drysdale snatch another second place finish in front of Ian Thompson in third.

Support Formula Round.

Also on the busy race schedule was the Group Two Lightning Rods, Junior Rods and the Micro F2’s making their season debut. The Micro F2s had the welcome addition of James Owen from England who was making his first ever appearance in Northern Ireland, Amy Morrow was the pace setter in heat one before Owen and Joshua Murray commanded the remainder of the meeting. Ten Junior Rods were in action providing the onlookers a feast of thrills and spills. Jamie Cardwell and Jack Morrow were victorious in the heat events before Jason McMullan bagged the final honours, Chris Cardwell was the runner up with Morrow third. Ballymena’s James Goldie was a double heat winner in the Group Two Lightning Rods, however he was denied the perfect hat trick when Broughshane man Matthew Curran navigated his Vauxhall Astra to an emphatic win in the feature final, Goldie was forced to settle for runner up with David Nesbitt third.

The race action continues on Wednesday 8th May (7.30pm) featuring BriSCA F2 Stock Cars Grand National Series Round 2, 2L Saloon Stock Cars, 1300 Stock Cars, Stock Rods, Street Rods and GP2 Lightning Rods.




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Sunday 7th April 2019

nutts corner raceway
BriSCA F2
Heat 1 300 925 47 24 436 122 978 46 914
Heat 2 300 925 24 47 46 436 243 914 122 368
Final 925 122 24 436 243 914 46

2Lt Saloon Stock Cars
Heat 1 730 501 229 902 670 276 811 171 620 711
Heat 2 684 171 661 730 600 670 620 501 811 96
Irish Masters Final 730 171 711 600 501 902 96 951 229 38
Allcomers 125 730 661 276 711 951 262 902 973 600

Stock Rods
Heat 1 88 314 78 263 932 57 958 115 997
Heat 2 88 62 263 932 78 314 115 958 363 997
Final 363 314 78 62 958 115 263

GP2 Lightning Rods
Heat 1 194 837 37 32 132 81 77
Heat 2 837 81 37 87 194 32 132 77 72
Final 37 194 837 87 32 77 132 81 72

Street Rods
Heat 1 61 121 44 119 86 966
Heat 2 61 121 119 44 996 86
Final 121 86 119 44 996

Final Winners
925 - Craig McConnell
730 - Deane Mayes
363 - Lee McGill
37 - Paul Nesbitt
121 - Warren Thompson


Mayes lands glory!

An excellent showing of 2L Saloon Stock Cars returned to do battle for day number two. All in was the format this time around, with two reverse grid heats combined to form the Irish Masters grid. Continuing on from the hard hitting style from Saturday evening the heat action was hot and heavy. Deane Mayes secured victory in the first encounter before Ian McLaughlin scooped his second triumph of the weekend in heat two. Mayes heat win points along with a fourth place finish seen him take to pole position for the championship decider. Mayes got away clean at the green flag to take up the early running. A spin in the opening lap for Alan Ainsle resulted in home straight dramas when Holy Glenn and Ryan Wright become stranded, while cars were sent flying everywhere further up the pack. A caution period was called and the cars all clustered up once again. Mayes produced yet another text book start this time around and as the saying goes ‘the rest was history’. Mayes completed the distance to take the win ahead of O’Dell and the Irish Champion Anthony McIvor. In an revision to the race card an all-comers event was added, numbers were on the subordinate side for this one owing to earlier damages. Scotland’s Euan Mathieson capitalised from his yellow grade start slot to take the win.


World Champ McGill adds Irish Open title to his CV

Day two also featured further Championship action for the ORCi Stock Rods, with the Irish Open title up for grabs. Former Group Two Lightning Rod Irish Champion David Reynolds highlighted his impressive adaption to the formula with victories in both the heat races.
The World Champion Lee McGill was bang on the pace when it come to the Irish Open showdown where he pranced to victory after a late reshuffle of placing’s. McGill was shadowed across the line by Jack Kennedy and Daniel Rodgers.

Sunday Support Formula Round Up

Completing Sunday afternoon’s race programme was the Brisca F2 Stock Cars, Group Two Lightning Rods and Street Rods.

The F2 Stock Cars were back on track after their busy Saturday night session; Craig McConnell looked fast in both heat events but was unable to catch the runaway Mark Rainey who secured a double victory. McConnell was again the pace setter in the final where he took the victory ahead of Curtis Greer and Sam McKay.

The Group Two Lightning Rods were on fine form all afternoon providing the onlookers with a feast of non-contact exploits. David Nesbitt and Clive Wilson shared the heat wins before Paul Nesbitt romped home out-front to pick up the final honours.

Completing the billing was the Street Rods who previously raced at Ballymena Raceway. The untimely closing of BMR resulted in the Street Rods formula being added to the NuttsCorner Fixture list. Dan Robinson was the man to beat in the heat events nonetheless the World Cup Champion Warren Thompson stepped up his game in the final to get his hands on the silverware.

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Saturday 6th April 2019

nutts corner raceway
BriSCA F2
Heat 1 925 24 216 243 436 46 914 933
Heat 2 925 300 47 24 436 122 243 46 914
Final 436 122 300 978 278 914

2Lt Saloon Stock Cars
Heat 1 171 684 5 661 153 600 501 902 711 96
Heat 2 684 171 661 600 620 811 902 800 8 292
Heat 3 501 5 730 229 670 620 711 811 292 96
Irish Open Final 171 684 730 811 902 661 153 276 501 96

1300 Saloon Stock Cars
Heat 1 94 946 19 97 212 70 515 36 915 414
Heat 2 94 946 212 70 1 19 515 915 414 36
Final 97 515 212 1 19 24 915 94 36 70

Junior Rods
Heat 1 4 47 12 911 932 888 517 41
Heat 2 12 72 911 47 932 4 41 888 517
Final 924 72 911 888 932 12 41 4 517 152

ORCi Stock Rods
Heat 1 57 363 11 932 45 958 314 115 263 62
Heat 2 115 263 314 958 57 11 363 997 45 78
Final 57 363 115 45 62 997

Final Winners
436 - Mazzy McCreight
171 - Adam O'Dell
97 - Jamie McCann
924 - Jack Morrow
57 - Raymond Harper
O’Dell secures Irish Open title on last bend swoop!

A fantastic entry of 2L Saloon Stock Cars assembled at NuttsCorner Raceway to do battle for the prestigious Irish Open title on day number one of the speedweekend. A two third format was used with each of the drivers contesting two out of three heats, to gain points for the final grid. There was a cosmopolitan feel to proceedings with drivers from all corners of the UK in attendance as well as the addition of Jeremy Van De Kraats, all the way from the Netherlands.
The heat races offered up plenty of rough and tumble saloon action, with three different winners emerging. Adam O’Dell got off to a flying start with victory in heat one before the Scottish stars Ian McLaughlin and Ally Strachan shared the remaining heat victories.
With a first and second place finish apiece, O’Dell and McLaughlin were the front row starters in the feature race with Tam Rutherford and Graeme Shevill next in tow. The title race was a somewhat robust affair in gold old hard hitting Stock Car fashion. There were separate battles taking place right through the field while McLaughlin and O’Dell were in command throughout. As the race headed towards its conclusion a fantastic exchange of blows took place between Deane Mayes, Kieran McIvor, Shevill, Ryan Wright, Ross Watters and Brad Compton Sage. McLaughlin still headed the field as the last lap marker appeared with O’Dell close behind; O’Dell issued a final bend lunge on McLaughlin which allowed him through to take the glory. McLaughlin was the gallant runner up with Mayes a fine third. Another final bend reshuffle between Shevill, Wright, McIvor, Sage and company settled the minor placing’s.


Yokohama title for Harper
The ORCi Stock Rod Yokohama title was up for grabs with a decent entry of cars in action, including three of the McGill clan from Scotland.
The current European Champion Raymond Harper was the first to taste glory when he romped to a good victory in heat one. Heat two seen the cars line up in reverse order to the opening challenge, this time around it was local ace Sam McKinstry who took the win. Come the title race Harper was again the pace setter pulling well clear of the pack. A low finish in heat two resulted in a poor starting position for the World Champion Lee McGill however he was able to battle his way through the field for an impressive runner up finish ahead of the heat two winner McKinstry.

Saturday Support Formula Round Up

Also in action on Saturday evening was the Brisca F2 Stock Cars, Junior Rods and 1300 Stock Cars.
The F2 Stock Cars witnessed a hike in numbers with several drivers making their first appearance of 2019. Star name Craig McConnell was the double heat winner before mechanical dramas side-lined him early in the meeting final. Mazzy McCreight showed fantastic pace to take the feature final win ahead of Curtis Greer and Mark Rainey.
The Junior Rods were on hand to provide some non-contact racing. Jason McMullan and Chris Cardwell shared the heat wins before Jack Morrow bounced back from two unlucky heats to take the final silverware. Odhrann McGeown navigated his superbly turned out Vauxhall Corsa to the runner up spot with Ballymena’s Cole McFall third.
Completing the busy race card was the 1300 Stock Cars with a showing well into the double figures. Lee topping enjoyed victories in both heats’s before Jamie McCann took charge to pick up the final win, local ace Joshua McKinstry blasted through from the star grade to take second spot ahead of Nicky Lowry.

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Sunday 10th March 2019

nutts corner raceway
Brisca F2 Stock Cars

Heat 1 925 718 243 122 24 278
Heat 2 278 718 925 122 24 89
Gold Cup Final 925 24 122 278 89

Stock Rods

Heat 1 263 924 23 88 363 115 48 57
Heat 2 263 88 78 23 118 924 57 314
Final 263 78 363 314 57 88 118 23

Unlimited National Bangers

Heat 1 391 146 158 69 16 435 201
Heat 2 262 349 321 43 135
Heat 3 141 215 146 403 616
Heat 4 262 811 43 321 403
Heat 5 173
European Masters Final 349 321 141 262 43 360 403 831
DD 205/671

Final Winners
925 - Craig McConnell
263 - Dean McGill
349 - James Guppy
Crash, Bang Wallop at NuttsCorner

Nutts Corner Raceway staged the third running of Paddy Whack, which has now become one of the Province’s largest Banger racing events. The meeting doubled as a retirement meeting for the majority of the Last Rites team, who have been around for more than a decade but for some of their members they have been racing for a lot longer!
Drivers assembled at the local venue from all over Ireland and the UK as well as drivers from Europe.

Sunday afternoon seen the Unlimited National Bangers take to the track in force as they contested 5 busy heats before the European Masters Championship Final. There were plenty of bruising encounters during the heats, none more so than a massive hit received by Michael Flaherty at the hands of Jackstar who spectacularly rolled over in the process. The heat wins were shared between Sheldon Murray, Rob Bugler, Dan Steele and Stephen Reynolds. 24 cars started the European Masters final but it was not long before a brief but big snowstorm descended on the track and played havoc with the drivers. After another action packed showdown James Guppy won ahead of Kieron ‘’Chattyman’’ Fry and Steely Dan. A demolition Derby concluded the day and given the amount of damage during the day and the snow it was an excellent 16 cars that made it back out for one last crash. The 16 cars soon dwindled, when all was said and done Dan Steele was declared the last man standing and indeed the winner.

Sunday Support Formula Round Up
The BriSCA F2 Stock Cars added a further contact feel to Sunday’s event as they contested their annual Gold Cup Championship. Craig McConnell was the first to show with victory in heat one before Belfast’s Ted Holland held of Gavin Fegan, to take a well-judged win in heat two. With the points tallied from the heats Fegan and McConnell shared the front row for the decider. Fegan made a good escape early in the race while McConnell dropped back, after the pack pushed him to the outside line. While Fegan continued to lead the way McConnell was on the comeback and it wasn’t long until the pair clashed as they battled for the top spot. The tangle up resulted in damage for Fegan which forced him to retirement, Sam McKay took over at the helm with Greer and McConnell next in line. A Yellow flag was called for debris on the track which regrouped the cars once again. McConnell quickly made his move on McKay, to move back through to the front. McConnell completed the distance to take the title, McKay was the gallant runner up with Greer third.
The Stock Rod field was boosted by the very welcome visiting duo of Dean McGill and World Champion Lee McGill. It proved to be a very worthwhile visit to the province for Dean, as he swept the board with victories in both the heats and the meeting Final. Daniel Rodgers showed promising pace in the final to secure second spot ahead of L McGill who enjoyed a clean run through the pack. D McGill’s strong performance will hopefully attract him back to this side of the Irish Sea for next month’s Irish Open and Yokohama Tyres Championships.

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Saturday 9th March 2019

nutts corner raceway
2L Saloon Stock Cars

Heat 1 262 747 711 811 292 153
Heat 2 262 711 747 937 292 170 811
Gold Cup Final 811 711 262 292 170

Junior Rods

Heat 1 888 924 911 47 12 41 72 152
Heat 2 152 12 72 924 888 911 47 41
Final 924 888 911 12 47 72 41

Micro Bangers

Heat 1 999 24 55 591 416 321 182 362
Heat 2 76 760 146 114 209 388 617 11
Heat 3 760 314 360 114 27 416
Heat 4 760 999 27 24 209
Heat 5 388 360 314 467 42 760 27 612
Pots of Gold Final 999 760 314 146 363 360 43 840
DD 297

Final Winners
811 - Kieran McIvor
924 - Jack Morrow
999 - Karl Smyth
Crash, Bang Wallop at NuttsCorner

Nutts Corner Raceway staged the third running of Paddy Whack, which has now become one of the Province’s largest Banger racing events. The meeting doubled as a retirement meeting for the majority of the Last Rites team, who have been around for more than a decade but for some of their members they have been racing for a lot longer!
Drivers assembled at the local venue from all over Ireland and the UK as well as drivers from Europe.
Almost 70 Micro Bangers were the star attraction at the Saturday night meeting. These small cars kept the fans entertained all evening with several big crashes and roll overs. Ahoghill’s Karl Smyth was the first to taste victory when he romped to a fine win in the opening heat. Former National Hot Rod World Champion Adam Maxwell kept up the local win count in heat two when he got his hands on the silverware. England’s Jack ‘’ Jackstar ‘’ Reynolds, who is a massive name in the world of Banger Racing completed heat three and four undefeated before Dublin ace Stevo McGrath rounded out the final heat of the evening with a win. The feature final was a rowdy affair with plenty of action throughout. The heat one winner Smyth managed to complete the distance and take the win, Reynolds was the runner up with local Stock Rod driver Jack Kennedy in third.

Saturday Support Formula Round Up
The Irish Open Champion Kieran McIvor claimed victory in the coveted Gold Cup title for the 2L Saloon Stock Cars. Two roof graded heat events, both won by Winston Weir were used to form the grid for the title showdown. Weir held the advantage early on but it wasn’t long until he was under fire from the McIvor duo Anthony and Kieran. A few incidents throughout the race resulted is several caution periods, however Kieran McIvor kept his cool to take over at the front and claim the win, brother Anthony was runner up with Weir third.
In the Junior Rods it was local lad Jonathan Brown who claimed the victory in heat one before Josh Anderson navigated his Vauxhall Nova to a well-deserved win in heat two. Rathfriland’s star name Jack Morrow found plenty of pace when it mattered to romp to a convincing win in the meeting final. The earlier heat winner Brown was the runner up with Ballymena’s Cole McFall third.

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