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Added: 20 Apr 2014 Category: 2014 Oval Racing
Cardwell Lands Irish Open Championship
Jonny Cardwell took a comfortable win in the Stock Rod Irish Open Championship at Tullyroan on a night that undoubtedly was the best night’s racing of the season so far.
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Added: 19 Apr 2014 Category: 2014 Oval Racing
Good Friday for Derek Martin
Ahead of the meeting at Ballymena that would be the traditional start to the season, it occurred to me what had been missing from the meeting a few weeks ago when our season kicked off, and it turns out it wasn’t Easter eggs, but in fact the increased anticipation when you’re seeing results come in from the afternoon meetings on the mainland. It makes you a little envious when you’ve just got out of work and you’re seeing facebook and twitter updates and photos from people who have been enjoying an afternoon in the sun watching racing, and you’re thinking “it’s nearly our turn”.
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Added: 17 Apr 2014 Category: 2014 Oval Racing
Lots of Racing This Easter
I spend a fair bit of my blog writing time looking back on what has happened, so for a bit of a change I thought I’d write something looking forward instead.
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Added: 13 Apr 2014 Category: 2014 Oval Racing
A Night for Something New at Tullyroan
The second meeting of the year at Tullyroan became a night for new dominated by new cars and drivers at Tullyroan as three of the five finals were won by new cars and drivers.
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Added: 09 Apr 2014 Category: 2014 Oval Racing
Tullyroan Season Begins
On Saturday 5th of April the Tullyroan season kicked off, following a night after the first meeting of the year at Ballymena. The local oval racing season seems to kick off and go through the gears very quickly, one week there is no racing and before you know it there’ll be 3 meetings a week to choose from, it’s all a bit of a baptism of fire.
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Added: 05 Apr 2014 Category: 2014 Oval Racing
No Easter Eggs but Plenty of Nationals
The local oval racing season kicked off last night at Ballymena Raceway with all eyes on the resumption of the National Hot Rod World Qualifying series.
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Added: 03 Apr 2014 Category: 2014 Oval Racing
Social Media - Who to Follow in 2014
Social Media now plays a massive part in oval racing, it's worth signing up to facebook and twitter just to stay in touch with the sport and even if you do use social networks, you'll still struggle to keep up!
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Added: 31 Mar 2014 Category: 2014 Oval Racing
Ten Things I’m looking forward to in 2014
I think I wasn’t far off the mark last year that some of my highlights of the season were the things I’d said before the season were in my top 10 things I was looking forward to, so I’ll once again put it writing and we’ll see how close we come again this year.
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Added: 30 Mar 2014 Category: Anything Else
Ultimate Car Show 2014
The Ultimate Car show in Larne has become a regular trip for me in recent years as you always seem to get a few oval racers at it and it's always well support by Bevan Motorsport. This year was no exception with the Bevan cars on display as well as Shane Murray's 2 Litre, Bobbie Johnston's new 2 Litre Tigra and Marc Morrell's stock rod, as well as plenty of show cars.
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Added: 29 Mar 2014 Category: 2014 Oval Racing
Ballymena Practice Night
The first practice day of the 2014 season and a chance to see some of the new cars and paint jobs that will be in action throughout the season.

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