Ballymena Showgrounds Raceway

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Ballymena Showgrounds Raceway
RTR ID: 60301a
Ballymena, NIR, GBR
Paved Oval
First Race: 1977
Date of First Visit: 06/22/2012 (Track #1445)
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The Showgrounds complex is located right in the center of the town of Ballymena.

Stock car racing on a cinder track in Ballymena dates to 1969. The paved oval at the Showgrounds Complex opened in 1977.

The BriSCA F2 Stock Cars race counter-clockwise. Note the races were held in the pouring rain, even on the paved track. USA tracks should adopt a similar rain or shine policy.

The other classes race clockwise. Since the driver sits on the right side of the car in the UK, it keeps the driver side of the car away from the outer wall, just as in the USA where drivers sit on the left side of the car and they race counter-clockwise.
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