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Added 17 July 2008

World Hot Rod Championship Comes to Nuttscorner Oval on July 26/27

The 2 Litre Hot Rod World Championship Final will be staged at Nuttscorner Oval in County Antrim over the weekend of July 26/27, during the biggest weekend of oval racing action ever staged in Northern Ireland. The SpeedWeekend will also see the Lightning Rods contest their British Championship in what promises to be a real explosive double-header of short oval racing.

A host of visitors are expected in both categories, and Ludlow Motorsport’s Mark Paffey from Hampshire will be leading the Spedeworth charge in the Hot Rods as he defends the title he won at Ipswich in 2007. Former National Hot Rod World title holder Malcolm Blackman has also signalled his intention to travel across the Irish Sea for the big event in the Mark Peck-owned car he’s been campaigning in 2008 alongside his National. Former double World-winner Kevin Randell will also be making the trip, with Chris Harvey and Sussex-based Kym Weaver two more of the 14 overseas entries expected to bid for the coveted World trophy.
The locals will harbour high hopes of keeping the title on home soil though, with current British and Irish champion Wayne Woolsey aiming to add the gold roof in his Tigra. Current European Champion Andy Best, who won the World the last time it was staged at Nuttscorner Oval in 2005, has been quiet in ’08 but can never be discounted, along with 2002 World winner John Murray. Add in Davy Clarke, Gary Wilson and Garry Campbell to name a few and it should be an action packed weekend of racing.

Midlands-based racer Lee Parsons will visit Nuttscorner Oval for the third time this season to defend his British Lightning Rod Championship crown, and he will be joined by recently crowned European Champion Harry Skoyles and Spedeworth hotshots Craig Boyd and Mick Walker for the big race. Hot favourite will of course be local ace Stephen Emerson, who last season bagged the World, European, ORCi and Irish Championships. Emerson has been in scintillating form of late, but can expect a tough time not only from the visitors but also from other local stars in the shape of Nigel Jackson, Gordon McKee and David Hearst.

There is a feast of other entertainment on the card across the weekend too, with the National Hot Rods in Round One of the 2009 World Qualifying Series, the all-action National Bangers contesting their annual King of Krash title, and support action from the ever-popular Reliant Robins and the youngsters in the Junior Productions.

The action gets underway with the qualifying heats on Saturday 26th July from 5.30pm, with the finals kicking off at 1pm on Sunday 27th.

For more information visit www.nuttscorneroval.com or contact John Murray on 07860 309308 or Davy McCall on 07711 896802




Added 17 July 2008


Saturday 16 August, 2pm
Sunday 17 August, 10.30am

F1 Stock Cars - F2 Stock Cars
Hot Rods - Saloon Stox


One hours drive (approx) from Calais


Added 17 July 2008

Nuttscorner Oval July 13th 2008

2.0 Hot Rods

Heat One: 993 Paul Cregan, 933, 975, 935, 50, 992, 900, 931, 949, 903.
Heat Two: 32 Tommy McCrory, 933, 900, 995, 992, 949, 925, 54, 931.
Final: 935 Philip Beatty, 900, 957, 992, 931, 70, 995, 949, 903, 13.

Lightning Rods

Heat One: 971 Lee Best, 943, 992, 923, 903, 966, 998, 933, 936, 632.
Heat Two: 992 Vince Litter, 923, 947, 966, 971, 998, 903, 933, 632.
Final: 943 Jason Devlin, 923, 947, 992, 998, 925, 903, 632, 933.

Junior Productions

Heat One: 31 Ciaran Byrne, 409, 332, 293, 946, 54, 46, 62, 14, 4.
Heat Two: 332 Tommy McCrory Jnr, 409, 31, 293, 46, 62, 944, 14, 921, 54.
Final: 409 Brendan McConnell, 332, 31, 944, 62, 4, 293.

Reliant Robins

Heat 1: 22 Rab Stewart, 996, 69, 953, 93, 56, 176, 147.
Heat 2: 56 Ian Bolton, 996, 953, 22, 93, 176, 69.
Final: 953 Alastair Best, 56, 93, 22, 176, 69.

Many thanks to our meeting sponsor – Hoggs Bar of Loughgall

Our next meeting is Speedweekend ’08 on July 26th/27th featuring the 2008 World Championship for 2.0 Hot Rods, Lightning Rods 2008 British Championship, National Hot Rods WQR, National Bangers, Junior Productions and Reliant Robins.

For more information visit www.nuttscorneroval.com


Added 20 April 2008

Ireland’s Biggest Ever Banger Racing Meeting – Shamwreck ‘08

Nuttscorner Oval will host Ireland’s biggest ever Banger Racing event when over 80 cars contest the Shamwreck ’08 title for Unlimited cc National Bangers on Sunday April 27th. Already almost 40 of England’s top exponents have booked in to appear on what is sure to be a day of non-stop action. It will be smashes and crashes galore as the massive field are whittled down to one champion driver.

The infamous Bears team from England will return for their third visit to Nuttscorner Oval, having taken the spoils in last year’s event when Justin Riley claimed the title. They are well known throughout Europe as the hard hitters of Banger racing, and they destroyed all in their path in last year’s encounter. “Nutty” Nigel Riley and his crew are coming in even bigger numbers this time too, with a fantastic ten of their red, white and blue cars set to grace the raceway.

Making their Ulster debuts will be another of England’s top teams – Team Stinkbridge. They will field a massive 13 of their ludicrous pink coloured machines as they aim to take the Shamwreck crown back across the Irish Sea at their first attempt. The Levellers were also a hit last year, and Derek Jones’ North of England crew will be after the silverware this time around with their no-holds-barred racing attitude. Will the English stars claim the glory, or will they be the targets for the Nuttscorner regulars????

A sizeable contingent will also travel north from the Republic of Ireland for Shamwreck ‘08, and it is they who are the backbone of the National Bangers at Nuttscorner Oval. Team Savage, with quality pilots like Steven Reynolds, Ray McGrath and Fran Cassidy amongst their ranks, can never be discounted, both when the trophies or the hits are being handed out. The Last Rites, who include 2006 winner Darren Gaffney in their line up, The Keltic Allsorts, the Bad Boyz and The Assassins will also be in attendance from the Republic for what is sure to be an explosive afternoon of high-octane entertainment.

Leading the local Ulster charge will be Team Buckle. County Armagh’s Davy Patton and Marcus Watt will lead them into battle, and experience gained on a successful recent visit to Kings Lynn in Norfolk will stand them in good stead.

With 2.0 Hot Rods and Lightning Rods, both of which have produced excellent value for money so far this season, also on the bill, it promises to be an action packed session of short oval racing. First race gets underway at 2pm.

For more information visit www.shamwreck.co.uk or www.nuttscorneroval.com


Added 9 January 2008


STOLEN 06/01/08
From East Lancs/North Yorkshire border area
Buxton Hot Ford XR2 No 4
Black/yellow roof
Full rollcage
fuel tank concealed in box
Oil and water dials
Rev counter
Kirkey seat

Woodford galvanised 14ft twin axle trailer
Steel tyre rack fitted
Concealed underbed ramps
new mudguards fitted
Red breakaway cable
Wobbly wheel on jockey wheel
ID badge on side of bed for redcap garage blackburn

Reward for details leading to recovery
Tel Steve Smith
01282 815120


Added 9 January 2008

Nuttscorner Oval – Sunday December 30th 2007

Results from Darren Black

Reliant Robins

2007 Irish Championship: 1st 56 Ian Bolton, 2nd 69 Billy McClean, 3rd 22 Rab Stewart, 177, 176, 93, 147, 996, 36, 953.
Heat: 56 Ian Bolton, 953, 22, 177, 69, 147, 996, 93, 126, 36, 526, 6, 176.
King of Nuttscorner Final: 56 Ian Bolton, 69, 22, 177, 996, 93, 293, 526, 953, 36.

Big Van Bangers

Final: 1st 360 Fran Cassidy, 2nd 47 Graham Redmond, 3rd 388 Steven McGrath, 36, 375, 24, 613.
Support Heat: 173 Stephen Reynolds, 36, 24, 325, 110.
DD: Tie 173 Stephen Reynolds & 360 Fran Cassidy

2.0 Hot Rods

Heat: 995 Davy Clarke, 13, 993, 982, 988, 50, 970, 941, 70.
Final: 13 Glenn McDowell, 988, 993, 995, 982, 50, 70, 970.

Lightning Rods

Heat: 902 Nigel Jackson, 923, 903, 926, 918, 931, 934, 936, 89, 937, 632.
Final: 89 Francis Rafferty, 902, 918, 926, 931, 923, 934, 936, 903, 632.

Junior Productions

Heat: 409 Brendan McConnell, 332, 54, 14, 867, 946, 46.
Final: 409 Brendan McConnell, 332, 867, 4, 54, 46, 62, 946.

Many thanks to our sponsor – Cirrus Plastics of Portadown.

Our next meeting is on Easter Monday March 24th 2008 featuring National Hot Rods World Qualifying Round, 2.0 Hot Rods, Lightning Rods and Junior Productions.

For more information visit www.nuttscorneroval.com


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