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Welcome To DMCRacePromotions.com
We are Northern Ireland's premier Short Oval Motor Racing promotion, bringing you the very best in Stock Car, Hot Rod and Banger racing since 2003. We promote top flight race meetings at both Tullyroan Oval near Dungannon and Aghadowey Oval near Coleraine. From the high speed, high octane National Hot Rods, to the thrill a minute wreck 'em racing of the National Bangers, DMC Race Promotions have something for everyone, from the serious motorsport enthusiast to the family looking for a day out with a difference.

Coming Fixtures
Aghadowey Oval
18/3/2023 @ 1pm-6pm

Practice & Test Day 1
(DMC Young Drivers Academy 11am-1pm)

Tullyroan Oval
25/3/2023 @ 1pm - 6pm

Practice & Test Day 2
(DMC Young Drivers Academy 11am-1pm)

Tullyroan Oval
1/4/2023 @ 6.30pm

GRAND SEASON OPENER
National Hot Rods Simpson Race Exhausts 2023 World Series NI Round 7
2L National Bangers 2023 Irish Teams Championship (Teams of 3)

2.0 Hot Rods
Superstox
Ninja Karts


 


 

 
Latest News
The 2023 Race Dates at DMC Race Promotions are now available to view, using the 'Fixtures' tab in the Menu Bar above.

We look forward to seeing everyone during the 2023 season!

Added: 31/01/2023

With the problems which have been going on in the past 12-18 months with Ninja Kart engines that with most of the time when checked we are finding things wrong, I believe it is time we change the engine supplier and the way it is all dealt with.

From now on, nobody will buy their engine from the authorised engine builder. These will all be brought through Spedeworth and no there is no profit being put on top of the price. Then there will be no more rumours of certain people getting certain engines.

The engines are going to be double sealed with one seal being the engine builders and the second being a Spedeworth seal.

You can carry on running your RPM engine for the 2023 season but you are fully responsible for the engine.

If you wish to have your engine sent back to us to be fully checked and re-sealed you can do this but remember I will not be going every week and will wait until I have 4 or 5 engines to take. There will be a cost of £200 for this.

We do understand some people have just purchased new engines. These must be registered with Allan Rouse within the next five working days from Thursday 5th January. After this time, you will not be allowed to use them and I am looking into a way of an engine swap rule where you keep the engine but this is not 100% organised yet. Any old engines must have the original engine number with the original seal number already registered with Allan Rouse.

If anyone has any questions please contact myself on 07836 226682 and not pester Allan Rouse only for registering.

Thank you and I look forward to seeing you all through the coming season.

Deane Wood
Spedeworth Motorsports

Added: 05/01/23

The bumper New Year Bank Holiday crowd at Tullyroan Oval on Monday January 2nd were treated to some fantastic race action from all five formulas on show. Dublin’s Jonathan Compelli raced to the Van-dalism title in the outstanding Big Van Bangers, whilst the Limavady-based Goligher family locked out the top three spots in the Rookie Bangers New Year Challenge, with Lucas taking the win.
In the other feature races, girl racer Lauren Berry from Kilmore pulled off a superb final win in the Junior Productions, Cullybackey’s Curtis Greer won the Superstox silverware whilst World Champion Jordan Rochford Portadown took a fine, last-gasp win in the 2.0 Hot Rods.

One of the best fields of Big Van Bangers for many years took to the grid for the Van-dalism title, with World Banger Champion Stevo McGrath’s huge van taking a big shot from Mike Flaherty which rolled it right onto its side! Jonathan Compelli held the early lead, only to lose out to a flying Matthew McKinstry. Compelli came back strong however, spinning McKinstry out of contention to take a superb win amidst the carnage. Tony Gillespie and Leonard Dunn completed the top three.
Compelli then took another win in the Allcomers race, with more great entertainment served up by the drivers. The Destruction Derby was outstanding, with some great hits being dished out. It boiled down to Gillespie and McGrath, with McGrath taking the win after totally obliterating Gillespie’s minibus. Tony had the consolation of the Best Wreck Award, with McGrath also taking Entertainer of the Day.

A 30+ field of Rookie Bangers treated the fans to some spectacular racing, with Gavin Gamble the long time leader in the opening heat before Stephen Boyd stole past late on to take the flag ahead of Lucas Goligher. The star man in heat two was Josh Goligher, as he overhauled early leader Ryan Nixon to take the flag. Unfortunately though, Josh was demoted to fourth by the Stewards for a restart violation, which handed victory to Marc Morrell over John Goligher.
Boyd led the action packed final until he hit trouble and retired, which briefly handed the lead to Morrell. Lucas Goligher soon stormed past to the lead, and he held on to take the chequered flag ahead of his brother Josh, with their father John making it a family clean sweep in third.

Harry Minish was the latest recruit to join the ever growing Junior Productions field, and he and fellow novice Robbie Dallas gave a great account of themselves on the slippery track. Leyton Hughes crossed the line first in the opening heat after a late pass on Dylan Fegan, but Leyton was adjudged to have jumped the start which saw him handed a penalty which gave Jake Devlin the win. Minish and Dallas contested the lead for much of heat two, before Hughes made amends for earlier by powering past to the win on the last lap ahead of British & Irish Champion Jack Morrow.
The final saw Dallas lead Minish for much of the distance on what was a very slippery track indeed. The driver to watch though was Lauren Berry, who arrived with the lead bunch with just five laps to run. Lauren quickly hit the wide outside line, edging past the top three with an outstanding drive that many an adult would have been proud of. She powered home to take the chequered flag and the silverware after the stand out performance of the afternoon. Dallas impressed in second ahead of Litter and Minish.

The Superstox again fielded a very good grid of twenty cars, with Nathan Beattie setting the heat one pace before he was overhauled by NI Points Champion Craig McConnell who took the win in emphatic style, ahead of Alan Haugh and Beattie. Heat two saw McConnell repeat the feat with another fantastic drive, this time heading home Curtis Greer and World Champion Kyle Beattie.
The final again saw Nathan Beattie pulling clear early on, but he had Greer bearing down on him and Curtis slipped ahead with just five laps to run. Despite the best efforts of Graham Fegan and Kyle Beattie to get on terms in the closing stages, Greer had everything under control and he took the chequered flag and the silverware.

Tipperary racer John Kennedy was a welcome addition to the 2.0 Hot Rods field, where he was joined by newcomer Davie Black. Teenager Sam Percy led much of the distance in the opener before Adam Heatrick christened his new mount with a maiden win, having slipped ahead in the closing stages. Percy made no mistake in heat two, leading from flag to flag ahead of Adam Weir for a creditable victory.
The final turned out to be a nail biter, with Percy leading once again but with the star men right on his tail with just a couple of tours left. Ryan McCrory found what looked like a race winning gap down the inside, only for Percy to fight back hard which led to the pair of them clashing. Jordan Rochford quickly capitalised, as World Champions do, powering around the outside of the drama to snatch the win over Weir and Ally Neill.
Added: 04/01/23

Kells driver Derek McMillan was the man on form at Aghadowey on Holiday Tuesday, taking a faultless hat-trick in the headlining National Hot Rods division. Young Jack Jones from Hampshire took a hotly contested Stars of Tomorrow Challenge for Ninja Karts, whilst the other feature race winners were Co Meath’s Shane O’Connor (Stock Rods), Portadown’s Nigel Jackson (Lightning Rods) and fellow Portadown man Rab Preston in the Thunder Rods. A fantastic Caravan Destruction Derby completed the festive meeting, with Ballymoney’s Ian Bolton taking the honours.

A healthy field of National Hot Rods arrived to contest Round 6 of Simpson Race Exhausts World Series NI. Former Stock Rods multi-champion Derek McMillan has steadily been improving over the past year since his graduation to the premier class, and he set down a marker with victory in the opening heat of the day ahead of Glenn Bell and Adam Maxwell, after John Christie was docked from second to fourth for contact.
Heat two saw McMillan again making good use of the grading system to hit the front early on, and he took the chequers for the second time with Christie and Derek Martin the chasers in this one. That third spot was enough to seal victory for Martin in the Cirrus Plastic DMC Points Championship for 2022.
The final was always going to be much tougher for McMillan with the longer race distance, but he again hit the front before the half distance mark. This time though Martin, Christie and Gary Woolsey were bearing down on him hard. Martin hit trouble and went out, with Christie and Woolsey soon challenging for the lead. Despite the very tricky track conditions, McMillan kept his nerve to hold them all at bay to seal an emphatic and well-deserved hat-trick, with Christie, Woolsey, Adam Maxwell and Ben McKee filling the places after an excellent afternoon’s racing.

Visitors from England and Scotland joined the local youngsters in the Ninja Karts for the Stars of Tomorrow Challenge. Local girl racer Kori Curran impressed in her new kart as she built up a healthy lead in the first heat only to spin out of contention late on. That handed the win to Hampshire’s Jack Jones ahead of fellow English driver Mason Carberry.
Keegan Turtle then restored local pride as the Cullybackey lad won heat two by the slenderest of margins from Jones and Carberry. The final was lined up in points order from the heats and produced an absolutely fantastic race. The battle for the top places was immense throughout, with Jones just taking the honours ahead of Carberry, with Turtle snatching third from Charlie Weston and Saxon Thompson right at the line.

Welcome Republic of Ireland visitor Ronan O’Brien took first blood in the Stock Rods formula, taking the opening heat win ahead of Samuel Wilson and Dan Shannon. Ronan led once again in heat two, only for Joe Largey to power past at half-way to record the win over Stevie McNiece and Sam McNeice.
O’Brien once again set the pace in the final, and his long trip from Tipperary looked like it would pay off until he unfortunately retired with electrical troubles with just three laps to go. That handed the lead and the win to teenager Shane O’Connor, with Adam Sloan, Shannon and McNiece filling the places.

Before the opening heat the Lightning Rod drivers and the fans paid tribute to their former European Champion Mervyn Emerson from Antrim, who tragically passed away at a very young age recently. Once racing commenced it was James McKinney who took the opening heat win ahead of Nigel Jackson and Vince Litter. Jackson then took victory in the second heat ahead of Dean Catherwood and McKinney, before Nigel repeated the feat in the final to complete his double for the afternoon. First across the line Stuart Agnew was docked two places to third by the Stewards for contact, elevating Jackson and Catherwood to the top two places.

The racing from the budget Thunder Rods formula was close and competitive as always, with Adam McKinney just holding on to win the opener in a blanket finish with Rab Preston and Adam Graham. Heat two saw Tom Archibald take the honours with a fine driver over McKinney and Preston.
The final saw Archibald again setting the pace, but coming under some severe pressure from behind. There was heartbreak for him with less than three laps to go as he ground to a halt on the back straight, his chances gone! Preston duly accepted the lead and the win, with Graham, Irish Champion Jason Darragh, Lee McCloy and Marc Morrell next over the line.

The Caravan Destruction Derby rounded off proceedings in front of the Bank Holiday crowd, with carnage around the raceway early on. Ballymoney’s Ian Bolton came through to take the win, although he did finish the event inside a caravan as he tried one last glory hit to take the trophy!
Added: 28/12/22

Everyone at DMC Race Promotions were shocked to learn of the sudden passing of our 2.0 Hot Rods driver Mervyn Emerson.

Mervyn was one of the most popular drivers around the local raceways, enjoying his racing with us initially in the Lightning Rods formula and more recently in the 2.0 Hot Rods. Mervyn was always one to let his driving do the talking, and he represented DMC both at home and right across the British Isles in the perfect manner for many years.

He was delighted to take a podium place in the final of the Hoosier Challenge Series towards the end of the 2022 season, but his finest hour came back in 2011 when he won the Lightning Rods European Championship in Birmingham.

To his partner Rachel and family, his parents Billy and Eileen, brother Stephen and the wider family circle, everyone at DMC Race Promotions would like to offer our sincere condolences at this sad time.

Added: 23/11/22

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