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Added: 26 Nov 2013 Category: 2013 Oval Racing
2013 - #53 - Tullyroan Oval - 24/11/13
The first of the out of season meetings at Tullyroan Oval and after a few weeks to recharge the batteries it was nice to be back at the racing, equally so it’ll be nice to recharge the batteries again over the coming weeks.
You never really know what to expect from out of season meetings, one can be great and the next can be poor. The RWD bangers last year from memory was nothing to write home about and a meeting which will be more memorable for the fog and the lack of visibility, so if you go on form it didn’t have the makings of a classic. Form fortunately counts for nothing and despite being cold, there wasn’t much else you could criticise the meeting for.

The meeting started with a Individual achievement race for the Ninja Karts, which was for drivers who had not won a race in 2013. Cole McFall led home Aaron Ward to take the win.
McFall was later unlucky not to have added to his opening race win in the remaining heats and the final, but in the end it was a hat-trick of wins for Scottish visitor Keir Millar, one of three drivers to have made the trip.
The Prostocks were a bit down on numbers and more significantly missing a number of star graders to other commitments. None the less they still put on three great races with Conor McElmeel taking the opening heat, Graeme Kingham took heat two and Fionn Donnelly led home Jamie Rea in the final, while all eyes were on a great scrap for third.
The Superstox put on one of their best meetings so far, with plenty of hits and some great racing too. Denver Grattan took the opening heat win with Jeff Minish taking heat two before Gary Grattan won the final having despatched Minish in the closing laps. With plenty more names being linked to superstox and word on cars in the pipeline for 2014, they are sure to be one of the star classes of 2014.
In the 2 Litre Hot Rods there was an opening win for Stephen Emerson, who came from third on a restart to sneak up the inside of Hylands and Murray to take the win. Adam Heatrick was awarded heat two having been spun out of the lead late on and Shane Murray took the final having been challenged all the way by Emerson.
There was a good field of National Bangers, which I think is a contrast from last season when the RWD meeting was one of the poorest supported meeting. It’s worth mentioning that Naisy was once again over from Scotland for what I think is his 3rd of 4th meeting at Tullyroan this season, as any a local driver can tell you that ferry crossing isn’t cheap, so it’s great to see him returning time and time again.
James Goodman led home Steven Reynolds as only the two cars finished in the Tullyroan Challenge Cup. In the All Comers race there was only one finisher as Sheldon Murray took the win, and it was Dwayne Lynch that rounded the day out with a win in the Destruction Derby.

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