Hylands top of the world

Portadown's Adam Hylands on the grid before his World title success. Pic by Kevin McQueen Photography.
Portadown's Adam Hylands on the grid before his World title success. Pic by Kevin McQueen Photography.

Adam Hylands managed to fulfil a career ambition on his final appearance in the Two-Litre Hot Rods class by capturing a World Championship prize.

Hylands, from the Birches, produced a dream drive in Scotland during his last stint behind the wheel of the car now owned by Billy Bonnar.

His return to Lochgelly - the scene of Hylands’ European triumph in the National Hot Rods section - resulted in a second trophy success at the venue in four months.

It proved the perfect way for Hylands to hand over the keys to Bonnar and close the curtain on the Two-Litre Hot Rods.

“I had been trying to win that World title for about five years,” said Hylands. “When I decided to move up into the National Hot Rods I sold the car to Billy Bonnar.

“Circumstances allowed me to race it again this season and I won the British Two-Litre Hot Rods but last weekend was amazing.

“I can now leave that class with peace of mind knowing I won everything possible in that car.

“I could not have picked a better track to win the World than Lochgelly and the celebrations were really special.

“I want to thank my parents, fiancee Emma, sponsors, Jimmy Patton, Billy Bonnar, Philip, Derek and Mervyn, plus my friends and supporters.”