MOTORSPORT TULLYROAN Oval’s inaugural double-header provided race fans with plenty of thrills as drivers from across the United Kingdom and Ireland signed up to compete.
The McKinstry Skip Hire-sponsored Two-Litre National Bangers featured over 30 cars in the Irish Open Championship meeting.
England’s Mike Kilford claimed top spot - with two other visitors, Ade Clifton and Paul Golden, completing the top three.
Steven Reynolds topped the standings in the All-Comers outing over Dublin’s Paul Campbell - with the former also first in the Destruction Derby.
STEVEN Bolton’s push for Unlimited National Bangers Irish Open Championship success was disrupted by back-markers, allowing Davy Patton to gain control only for a final-lap change handing David Owens a memorable win.
Jonny Murdock and Brian Johnston were next in line.
Willy Ogilby from the Birches was first in the All-Comers section, with the Destruction Derby honour between Darren Gaffney and Stevo McGrath.
PAT Casy from County Waterford finished out in front across the Two-Litre Hot Rods in a field which also featured Portadown’s Wayne Woolsey - winner of heat two - and Adam Hylands from the Birches.
Hylands came home as overall runner-up.
STEPHEN Emerson and Brendan McConnell were the heat winners in the Lightning Rods but Colin McEvoy produced the overall highlight by adding a memorable success to his recovery from last year’s Nutts Corner crash.
David Hearst, Ben McKee and Emerson were pushing hard for the final prize but McEvoy proved in top form.
THOMAS Morrison held off the challenge from the current British and Irish Stock Rods champion, Raymond Harper, to win the 1400cc class.
Eleven drivers based at Tipperary Raceway made the journey to support the class.
EDMUND Davis enjoyed Junior Production glory despite a strong display by Dan Campbell.
Jack Gilpin won the first heat on his home oval, with Shane McMillan getting off the mark at the circuit in the second outing.
Portadown’s Shane Cochrane was second in heat two.
STEFAN McClelland won heat one in the ProStocks over Lee Davison before Adrian McKinstry defeated Warren Thompson.
Thompson and McKinstry claimed control of the final - with the latter producing a dramatic win as McClelland finished third.
GRAHAM Kingham was a key man in the Reliant Robins with a treble of wins.
RACING will take place on Sunday from 2 o’clock.