Woolsey, Heatrick and Jackson in the oval honours

Sheenagh O'Hagan (second right) collects a cheque from Armagh Lions Club towards Craigavon Area Hospital's neo-natal unit and Tiny Life. Also included with Armagh Lions Club members - Dorothy McDonald (second left), David Elliott and Michael Mateer (right) - is Janice Stewart (left, Tiny Life).
Sheenagh O'Hagan (second right) collects a cheque from Armagh Lions Club towards Craigavon Area Hospital's neo-natal unit and Tiny Life. Also included with Armagh Lions Club members - Dorothy McDonald (second left), David Elliott and Michael Mateer (right) - is Janice Stewart (left, Tiny Life).

Portadown drivers proved impressive across Sunday’s packed Tullyroan Oval programme - with success for Wayne Woolsey, Adam Heatrick and Nigel Jackson.

The 14-race schedule featured thrilling racing across five key sections but the main focus for fans in the area centred on the Two-Litre Hot Rods and Lightning Rods.

Jackson, the current European champion, picked up Lightning Rods glory thanks to third across the first heat and a strong final display.

Portadown’s Jordan Rochford posted early heat joy but just missed out on the NI Points Championship crown.

Vince Litter, also from the town, was second in the second heat then fifth over the final line.

Heatrick from Portadown wrapped up the NI Points Championship across the Two-Litre Hot Rods class thanks to fifth in the first heat.

Woolsey, a former World champion, came home behind Portadown’s Stuart Cochrane in the first heat and also recorded runner-up in the second outing before the final. He proved commanding on the main stage to claim top spot.

The final meeting of the main season will take place tomorrow (Saturday) with the Halloween Gala from 6 o’clock.

RALLY

Armagh Lions’ annual barbecue and cheque presentation ceremony resulted in a significant boost for three charity groups.

A sum of £12,000 was donated and divided by Armagh Lions across Acorns For Autism, Craigavon Area Hospital and NI Children’s Hospice.

The highlight of the club’s fundraising efforts arrived in May at the Loughgall Festival of Motorsport.

Acorns For Autism collected £10,000 towards the development of premises in Armagh.

Plans to finalise a special parents’ room at Craigavon Area Hospital’s neo-natal unit in conjunction with Tiny Life attracted £1,000.

The final sum went to NI Children’s Hospice, a charity with a strong connection for Armagh Lions’ James Moffatt due to family history.