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Welcome to NIF2.com, 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: 07 Feb 2017 Category: Older Oval Racing
2012 - When it went wrong - pt 1
A look back at some of the less fortuitous moments of the 2012 season
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Added: 24 Jan 2017 Category: Past Oval Racing
And The Year Was..... 2011
A look back at the local oval racing season of 2011, when NIF2 changed from a photo site to a blog site. The 2.0 Hot Rod World was staged at the final full season of Nuttscorner Oval, which also seen the longest run of wet meetings I can remember as every meeting there seemed to be wet from around the July Speedweekend on. Aghadowey was independent track but running the odd class hosted from the ORCi promotions, which included the introduction of Slick Cars and Nutts Corner Raceway did a deal with Spedeworth.
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Added: 10 Jan 2017 Category: Other Motorsport
Swapping the Camera for the Steering Wheel - Season 2
After and enjoyable first season in Autograss in 2015, 2016 was my first full year in Autograss, a full year and a full season may sound like the same thing, but the difference is what happens away from the track. The car went to Gary Grattan to get a bit of work done to it, new arms were fabricated for it, paint touched up, another set of alloys arrived and were painted up and there was a painstaking weekend of peeling off the old vinyl graphics before it went to LJN for some fresh new ones. All in there was a lot of hours put into the car before it had even turned a wheel in anger in 2016, this was my first pre-season prep, without the constant need to be working at stockcar stuff on the computer and will plenty of time to do the work on the buggy it’s probably fair to say I was enjoying it and quite proud of how the car turned out.
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Added: 04 Dec 2016 Category: 2016 Oval Racing
Things I'm Looking forward to in 2016 - Revistied
Between Stockcar fixtures and Autograss fixtures as well as running a grass car, or at least driving it back and forward to Gary Grattan’s between fixtures, I had decided at the start of the year I’d cut back on writing meeting reports to save myself some work on normal fixtures, the problem being it’s the bigger meetings that I was going to continue to write about that bring me the most work and it all quickly resulted in me writing pretty much nothing from around June, bar the odd piece for the DMC programmes.

So belatedly here is a look back on the things I had highlighted at the start of the season as meetings I was looking forward to.

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Added: 09 Jun 2016 Category: Older Oval Racing
1995 F2 British Championship
1995 – ebay was born, Robson & Jerome topped the charts with Unchained Melody, Blackburn won the Premier League, Arsenal broke the British Transfer record paying 7.5m for Marc Bergkamp, South Africa won the Rugby World Cup and Northern Ireland last hosted a major championship for the F2’s.
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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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