Bell’s double delight
PORTADOWN drivers proved impressive at Nutts Corner Oval and Ballymena Raceway during the Easter schedule.
Glenn Bell clocked up double success in the Ballymena-hosted National Hot Rods plus a final triumph across the Nutts Corner showdown.
Bell battled against a tough field and heavy rain to win the Nutts Corner Oval prize.
Mark Heatrick had previously lifted heat glory plus registered the fastest lap of the day.
Gary Woolsey finished third in the final, with Stewart Doak home in fourth.
Jack Gilpin worked hard to record his Junior Production triumph thanks to a battling drive from down the field.
Jordan Rochford celebrated the switch from Junior Productions by winning the Lightning Rods class.
Rochford enjoyed the upper hand early on then had to regroup following a restart to regain control.
David Hearst crossed the line in third, with Kenny Robinson inside the top six.
Hearst also finished with heat success.
The Two-Litre Hot Rod final included Adam Hylands, Adam Heatrick and Feargal McNally.
Heatrick and Hylands held the top two positions at one point - with the latter working hard to hold off the former.
However, both drivers finished outside the top three in the end placings, with McNally sixth.
Alan Haugh was involved in a tense tussle for top spot in the Pro Stocks final, with the Portadown ace missing out on the last bend.
David Morrison finished sixth.
Tomorrow’s (Saturday’s) racing at Nutts Corner Oval will feature Lightning Rods, Two-Litre Hot Rods, Junior Productions and Pro Stocks from 6 o’clock.
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