Predominant pic: Proud Andrew with the profitable trophy. Pic: Curtis Preston.
A younger Drumkeen teenager has develop into the primary Donegal boy to be topped ‘King of Aghadowey Oval’ racing observe!
Like father, like son: Andrew Russell Junior (14) took the title on the weekend on the well-known racing venue in Coleraine, Derry. Again in August his dad, Drew, was topped the Irish Sizzling Rod champion for the third successive yr.
A pupil at St Columba’s School, Stranorlar, he efficiently manoeuvred a tough win within the first warmth in a 16 automotive grid.
Warmth 2 was an entire reverse grid with some good racing from the girls and boys. Andew was up so far as seventh when the yellow flags got here out the race needed to be restarted. He took a superb 4th place end on this race and received the fourth warmth outright.
That was sufficient to land him pole place within the ultimate. With the inexperienced flag dropping, the race was on and he made an awesome begin with Harry Minish approaching very robust in the previous few laps. Andrew, nonetheless, saved the wheels clear and in the suitable path and took the win.
That is reportedly one for the historical past books as he turns into the primary Donegal lad to win King of Aghadowey Oval.
His staff paid a giant because of Trevor McConnell from McConnell Motorsport for a properly maintained profitable automotive and to Curtis Preston for the images and John Wolsey.
Like father, like son: Andrew topped ‘King of Aghadowey Oval’ was final modified: September twenty first, 2023 by