Monday 1st April saw the start of a new race season at the Aghadowey Raceway, although it was a cold it was a dry sunny day, the perfect conditions for racing.
The meet started off with the Junior Rods and this class was to have some new drivers out, but young Peter Stewart was a non-starter due to his car having a major part break during the warm up laps and this put him out for the rest of the race on the day. The winner in the final was Micheal Gaffin from Ballymena. Micheal drove well in this class and showed that he is one of the major drivers in this year’s race championship.
Next out were the Lightning Rods and this again this class had some new drivers with new cars. Karl McFaul is been one of the newcomers but he showed great pace and battled hard with Clifford Nevin in the early battles, but he was to be the one on the day to take the win in the final.
The Eurostock cars were also in action, this been the new class and the field showed a great entry. Unfortunately some did not make it out due to the bad winter weather, but will be at the next meeting.
The race saw a hard fought battle between Matthew Stirling and Mark Stewart. Close was the word as the cars battled out side by side over the classes, but in a tense final young Stewart was to win buy a short nose from Stirling.
The Bangers were up next and this is the class that always has plenty of race action. The final was dominated by the McFaul family with William junior just edging out his senior.
The Demolition Derby final was the last race of the day and this was a total wrecking session which was enjoyed by the large crowd. Karl McFaul was the eventual winner.
The next meet is on April 12th at 7.15pm.