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Steven McKane shows he's the master

By Robert Jones

Published 25/08/2015

Winner: Steven McKane receives his trophy from event sponsor Thomas Moody
Winner: Steven McKane receives his trophy from event sponsor Thomas Moody

Steven McKane's stock has just risen after a delightful double at Ballymena Raceway's Speed Fest event.

McKane was the standout performer, claiming prizes in two different formulas.

Stock Rod British Champion McKane returned to his Group Two Lightning Rod roots on Friday evening and proved his versatility with a convincing victory in the World Cup race, before reverting back to his normal Stock Rod on Saturday evening to lift the UK Masters title as well.

Adam Sloan from Kells recorded his first success, the 19-year-old steering his Vauxhall Corsa home to victory in the Premier Cup race on Friday evening and he backed that up with a solid run to third place in the UK Masters behind star names McKane and Wilfie McNiece.

Another racer celebrating a first ever win in a final on Friday evening was Gordy McKee from Templepatrick.

The former Lightning Rod star switched to the ultra competitive F2 Stock Car division for 2015.

McKee's improved performance was underlined with a win in the Supreme Cup, while Graham Fegan powered through to capture the Irish Masters Trophy.

Young Jaimie Hunter secured the Junior Rod Irish Masters title in his Vauxhall Corsa.

In the high speed National Hot Rods PC Paints & Components World Series, Gilford's Nigel McCauley emerged victorious.

Other winners included Jason Clyde, who defended the GP2 Irish Open title, and Garvagh's Karl Smyth, who recorded a hat-trick of wins in the Euro Stocks Irish Grand Prix event.

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