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Welcome to, providing insight into stock car racing in Northern Ireland from behind the lens. We aim to feature as much as we can from Tullyroan Oval, Ballymena Raceway and as well as bits and pieces from our travels and a look back at days gone.

Added: 21 Apr 2016 Category: Older Oval Racing
2011 - When It Went Wrong - Pt 1
2011 was either a good year for drivers getting it wrong or a good year for me pointing the camera in the right direction when it happened. Either way here is part 1 of "when it went wrong" from 2011
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Added: 12 Apr 2016 Category: Older Oval Racing
Something a Bit Different
Down the years there has been a trend in most classes, someone does something different or comes out in a different car and if it works then everyone has one the following season, if it doesn't or something else works better then it doesn't last long.
Down the years there has been a number of cars that haven't conformed to what has been the norm for the era, some have worked, some didn't. Here are a look back at some from the NIF2 era

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Added: 10 Apr 2016 Category: Anything Else
Circuit of Ireland SS10 & SS14
With Autograss racing cancelled due to the weather I got a chance to take in a few stages of the Circuit of Ireland. It’s a lot of years since I’ve taken in any of the Circuit and I had expected it would now have got to the stage that H&S would have made you stand that far back from the stages that you’d need the wind to blow in the right direction to even be able to hear them. Thankfully that proved to be a misconception and refreshingly I was able to take photos quite close to the action without needing to be dressed up in enough hi-viz that I could be mistaken for someone going to a 90’s rave.
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Added: 04 Apr 2016 Category: 2016 Oval Racing
English Domination at Shamwreck
After Scottish domination in the Stock Rods on the opening weekend of the season it was the turn of English to put their stamp of authority on the next big event of the season’s action with 5 different English winners at Shamwreck 2016.
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Added: 24 Mar 2016 Category: 2016 Oval Racing
10 Things I’m looking forward to in 2016
Having spent the last lot of weeks recapping on previous years and looking back, I thought it was time to look forward to the season ahead and the 10 events I'm most looking forward to in 2016.
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Added: 22 Mar 2016 Category: Anything Else
Bumper Stickers - Part 2
Part 2 of a look at some of the slogans I've noticed on cars down the years
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Added: 21 Mar 2016 Category: Older Oval Racing
And the Year Was..... 2010
It may not have seemed like it at the time but 2010 was actually the start of a few years that I believe were a mini modern golden era with the promotions starting to work together and some exchanges of classes in what was an attempt to shut out newly re-opened Aghadowey.
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Added: 15 Mar 2016 Category: Older Oval Racing
2010 - When it went Wrong
I've recently been sorting through my 2010 photos to put together a recap piece, largely in the hope I get it finished before the 2016 season starts. Here is a look back on a few occasions that 2010 didn't go to plan
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Added: 09 Mar 2016 Category: Older Oval Racing
9 Things that have come and gone from Oval Racing Since 2001
I’ve looked at some of the things that local oval racing has lost during the 15 years since I started NIF2 and some of the things that the racing has gained that remain with us, but what about the things that came and went within that time, here is a look of some of the things that didn’t hang about.
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Added: 03 Mar 2016 Category: Older Oval Racing
14 Things Oval Racing has Gained since 2001
Following up on my previous piece on what local oval racing has lost in the NIF2 era (since 2001), here, on a more positive note is fourteen things that local oval racing has gained in the same time frame.
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