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Just The Job For Johnny At Aghadowey Oval
The fantastic start to the local short oval racing season continued at Aghadowey on Saturday night, when Garvagh’s Johnny McCloy took the honours in a keenly contested 2.0 Hot Rods Final. Young Antrim ace Leyton Hughes held off a strong cross-channel challenge to land the King of Aghadowey title in the Ninja Karts, whilst Loanends driver Jonathan Brown was crowned King of Aghadowey in the bruising 1300 Stock Cars.
The Superstox final saw a last gasp victory for Steven Haugh from Portadown, whilst Limavady’s Josh Young scooped a heat and final double in the Thunder Rods.

Another excellent field of twenty four 2.0 Hot Rods rolled out onto the grid for their first heat, with Gary Grattan pulling clear from the front to land a deserved win, just holding off Johnny McCloy at the line with Jordan McCann in third. Heat two saw Grattan and Dean McFarland disputing the lead until they clashed, handing the lead and the win to former Stock Rod star Gary Butler.
Veteran racer Davy Potter held sway out front in the feature race final, before McCloy pulled off a superb pass on the difficult outside line to take the premier spot. Recently crowned British Champion Conor Hughes made it through to second, but McCloy was already well down the road and he took a fine, first ever final win in the category. Behind Hughes, Stuart Cochrane, Adam Heatrick and Michael Woods took the other top places after a night of excellent racing. The year long Racemart NI Points Championship also came to a thrilling climax during the night, finally falling the way of Drew McKeown.

A modest field of 1300 Stock Cars lined up for the King of Aghadowey title, with Ryan Nixon leading the first heat until Jonny Patterson took over to claim the chequered flag ahead of Jon McQuillan and Matthew Milliken. Nixon again relinquished the win in heat two to Patterson, before Milliken barged past to grab the glory, with Patterson and Michael Logan filling the places.
The closed grid title race was always sure to produce a thrilling event, with Patterson impressing as he pulled clear out front early on. He led until the final stages, when NI Points Championship leader Jonathan Brown bumpered his way past into the Brown Trout Bend. As he took the flag and the crown, Ivan Elliott grabbed second ahead of Patterson and Gareth Halliday.

A great field of 22 Superstox enjoyed their first Aghadowey outing of the year, with a caution period playing into the hands of British Champion Lee Davison in the first heat as he took the win over Kyle Beattie and Ethan Dilly. The second encounter was action packed too, as a number of cars clashed right as the off and Keith McAreavey was very lucky not to roll. There was more drama shortly after with Graham Meek in the wall, as once again Davison powered home to land the victory, this time over Jordan Robinson and Dilly.
Having impressed in the heats, Dilly went clear in the final as Davison’s hat-trick bid faltered when mechanical issues slowed him for a lap or so. Steven Haugh was the man on a mission, moving forward at a fast rate of knots to chase down Dilly as they entered the closing stages. In a grandstand finish, Haugh went in with the bumper on the final bend to dislodge Dilly from the lead and grab the win in sensational style. Ethan had to settle for second spot, ahead of David Beattie and Davison.

A number of English and Scottish challengers joined the Ninja Karts for their King of Aghadowey, with Ben Hawe leading heat one until Irish Champion Leyton Hughes soared past to win ahead of England’s Jake Ashby and Scottish ace Hamish Plenderleith. Hawe and Charlie Johnston disputed the lead in heat two, but again it was Hughes who powered ahead to take the win over Wilson and Caolan Fegan.
The final paired Hughes and Ashby on the front row, with Leyton moving clear of another English star in Murray Hall. Hughes hesitated when a backmarker spun ahead of him, allowing Hall to nip ahead before the caution flags came out. As Hall led them back into battle at the restart, Hughes found a way past and completed his hat-trick after a fantastic performance. Hall took a well deserved second, with Plenderleith third. The ‘Cars Bought 24/7’ sponsored grade awards fell to Hughes, Ryan Berry, Hawe and Ronan Ward, with the sponsors also giving all the kids that competed a momento, sweets and ice cream!

A packed grid of Thunder Rods was always going to produce action galore, with the Race Stewards kept busy all evening handing out a raft of penalties. There was a morale boosting flag to flag win for Ryan Fleming in the opening heat, with Josh Young and Graham Loughlin chasing him home. Young went one better in heat two to take the chequered flag over Brendan Doherty and Loughlin, before the Limavady lad made it a double for the evening by taking the feature race final as well in his Peugeot. Doherty and Loughlin were the placement once again behind Josh, with Irish Champion James Goldie the first of the star graders home in fourth.

Added: 20/06/21

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