Kincaid family to the fore as brothers shine at Ballymena Raceway

Christopher Kincaid
Christopher Kincaid

It proved to be a successful meeting for the Antrim based Kincaid family at Ballymena Raceway on Friday night.

As brothers Christopher and Antony secured the final honours in their respected classes.

F2 Stock Car Irish Champion Christopher fired an ominous warning to his rivals with a brace of victories in his new car.

And younger brother Antony produced one of the drives of the evening to snatch the Junior Rod honours after a fantastic last lap charge.

Both lads have loads of talent and ability and they showed what they could could do against quality opposition.

In the other classes there was a second final win in a row for Ballymena’s Jason Clyde in the Stock Rod division and Alastair Bolton had earlier accounted for both of the Stock Rod heat races, while Cullybackey teenager Harry Gilmore went one better and took a faultless three wins from three races in the opening round of the Group Two Lightning Rod Terraclean Supreme Series. That record was matched by Cathal McFeran in the Micro F2 Stock Car division where the Portglenone lad sprinted home to a hat-trick of victories.

This weekend The National Hot Rods resume their World Qualifying campaign on Friday evening (April 22) when Ballymena Raceway hosts Round 10 of the PC Paints and Components World Series.

Newly crowned Scottish Open Champion Derek Martin heads the standings, with Keith Martin, Gary Woolsey, Adam Maxwell and Glen Bell also well placed, while Jaimie McCurdy, Stewart Doak, Nigel McCauley and Carl Sloan will be aiming to make up ground on the leaders. Also on the programme are races for the F2 Stock Cars and ORCi Stock Rods, plus Group Two Lightning Rods and Super Saloons.

Them F2s contest Round 2 of their Snap-On Tools Series which is currently headed by Gavin Fegan, while the Stock Rod racers compete in Round 2 of their £500 DNA Tuning Series.

Following the opening round Jason Clyde and Jack Kennedy are locked together at the top of the standings, with Alastair Bolton, Adam Sloan and Aaron Moody also well in contention.

The first race gets underway in the Ballymena Showground’s at 7:15pm.