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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
21/7/2018 @ 4.30pm

SUMMER SPEEDWEEKEND
2.0 Hot Rods 2018 British Championship
Lightning Rods 2018 World Championship Qualifying
Ninja Karts 2018 European Championship
Stock Rods William Cooke Memorial Trophy 2018

plus Superstox

Aghadowey Oval
22/7/2018 @ 1pm

SUMMER SPEEDWEEKEND
Lightning Rods 2018 World Championship
& Irish Open Championship
2.0 Hot Rods 2018 Irish Open Championship
Ninja Karts 2018 Irish Open Championship
also 1300 Stock Cars 2018 Irish Masters & Classic Hot Rods NI Series Round 4

Tullyroan Oval
28/7/2018 @ 6.30pm

2.0 Hot Rods 2018 Tullyroan Challenge Cup
Superstox The Moffett Shield 2018
Rookie Bangers 2018 Ulster Championship

plus ProStocks & 1300 Stock Cars


 

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This weekend sees the premier race meeting of the season at Aghadowey Oval, when the coveted Corry Body Repairs Lightning Rods World Championship tops a fantastic two day event of championship action.

The Lightning Rods World Championship event is being staged in Ulster for the first time since 2013, and for the first time at the Aghadowey venue. Local driver Aaron Stewart, who lives just a mile from the track, is the defending World Champion having taken victory a year ago at Foxhall Stadium, Ipswich. Aaron will most certainly have his eyes on a successful defence of his gold roof, but will face stiff opposition from a host of Ulster drivers who have been the benchmark for the formula in recent times.
Nigel Jackson from Portadown was the World Championship winner when Northern Ireland last staged the event back in 2013, and in his long career he has won every major title in the formula. Also harbouring hopes of victory will be another Portadown based racer, the current European Champion Jordan Rochford. Jordan won the title on home soil last year and is currently on top form on the local tracks.
Former World Champion Scott Cochrane from Portadown, Antrim’s Ricky Shaw, Randalstown’s Tim Hazlett, Kells driver Jonny McMillan, Portadown star Mark Corry and Glenavy’s Mark McCambridge will be other contenders, and they will all have to fight off a spirited visiting challenge. Recently crowned English and British Champion Lee Skoyles from Norfolk, who is a former World Champion too, is on a great winning streak at present, and will be joined by former National Champion Andy King from the Midlands on the trip to chase the gold roof, alongside. Current Spedeworth Points Champion and former Best in Britain Ashley Birkin, former English Champion Reid Murray and Stoke based stars Leyland Marson and Barry Limer will also be in action, as well as Mike Daniels from the south of England.

World Champion Gordon Alexander from Bonnyrigg in Scotland tops the entry list for the Clive Richardson Ltd 2.0 Hot Rods British Championship, which will be the main event on the opening day of the Speedweekend. Recently crowned European Champion Adam Hylands from Portadown leads the local attack, alongside Aughnacloy driver Adam Best. Dungannon’s Allen Cherry plus Antrim based stars Stephen and Mervyn Emerson will also be chasing the title, with the English challenge led by regular visitor Damon Wellman, Ben Murray, Alan Thorndyke, Robert Gamble and Ben Furness.

The young 6-11 year old stars in the Ninja Karts also have the biggest title ever to be staged in Ulster to race for, the LJN Motorsport European Championship. Defending champion Robbie Armit and World Cup holder Charlie Hardie will be amongst a huge contingent from Scotland, whilst Kasey Jay Jones plus Josh and Toby Parfitt will lead the English challenge. Portadown’s Irish Champion Daniel Stewart, Max Hobson, Brandon Litter, Lacey Bevan and Matthew Weir will carry the local hopes for what should be a fantastic event.

There is also a full support programme across the two days of racing, including the Stock Rods William Cooke Memorial Trophy, the 1300 Stock Cars Irish Masters which will feature British Champion Paul Ford from Scotland, plus racing from the Superstox and Classic Hot Rods. Racing commences on Saturday at 4.30pm, with Sunday’s action getting underway at 1pm.

Added: 16/07/18

There will be paid practice at Aghadowey Oval ahead of the Summer Speedweekend

-Wednesday July 18th 6pm - 9.30pm

-Friday July 20th 6pm - 9.30pm

Cost is £25 per car, spectators free. All formulas are welcome but priority will go to Lightning Rods, 2.0 Hot Rods and Ninja Karts.

Hopefully these dates and times will suit all our drivers and visitors.
There will also be practice available on Saturday before racing starts, from 2pm.

Added: 13/07/18

In our latest points update, the National Bangers FAST Paintworx DMC Race Promotions Points Championship standing sees defending champ Leonard Dunn continue to top the chart over World Championship Steven Bolton. There is just one meeting remaining for points scoring before our World Final qualifiers are decided, the Micro Teams meeting at Tullyroan Oval on August 12th.

After Saturday's second round of the McElmeel Mobility Services Supreme Series for ProStocks, Joe Largey heads Dan Shannon and William McFaul in the standings ahead of the Grand Final later in the season.

To view the latest points, click on 'Drivers' in the menu bar above, then 'Points & Grades' and then select the desired formula from the drop down menu. All drivers should note that, where applicable, their correct grading colour should be applied as laid down in their formula's Rules & Regulations. Checks will be carried out over the coming meetings and offenders may be forced to start from the rear of the field.

Added: 02/07/18

As the heat wave continued, the action on track was as hot as the temperature off it at Aghadowey Oval on Saturday evening! Local ace Stephen Boyd scooped the Micro Bangers King of Aghadowey title after an action packed event, whilst Portadown’s Robbie Wright continued his good form in the 1300 Stock Cars as he too was crowned King of Aghadowey. Other winners during the TrophiesNI.com sponsored event were Steven Haugh (ProStocks), Gavin Gamble (Thunder Rods) and James Stewart (Junior Productions).

The Micro Bangers King of Aghadowey race quite literally started with a bang, with Dan Dooner taking a very heavy fencing on the exit of the Brown Trout Bend to bring about a stoppage. Thankfully he escaped unhurt from a huge wreck, with Stephen Boyd hitting the front on the restart. His Bad Company team mate Leonard Dunn tried his best to get on terms as they avoided the carnage around them, but it was Boyd who romped home to the win over Dunn and Adam Maxwell, the latter even recovering from a spin along the way.
Next up was a chained pairs event which was a fun spectacle, with two cars chained together side by side. Jonny Murdock and Marty McKiernan entertained in no uncertain terms, but it was Boyd and William McFaul who took the victory. In the individual Allcomers event Boyd took a hefty home straight hit early on as Stevo McGrath took the lead, but he had no answer when the flying McFaul went past. There was a late race stoppage when Karl Smyth overturned, but on the restart McFaul surged ahead once again to take the win over Dunn and Murdock.
An excellent DD saw another rollover, this time for Dunn, and it boiled down to a three way fight between Murdock, Smyth and Steven Bolton. Bolton had hit trouble earlier in the evening and changed an engine to get back on track, and his superb pit work was rewarded with the victory after some very big hits between the trio. Dooner’s huge crash earned him the Best Wreck trophy, with Smyth deservedly crowned Entertainer of the Day.

The opening 1300 Stock Car heat saw Adam McMullan and Gary Elliott contest the lead from a very healthy entry, before Elliott stretched ahead. Peter Greer and Robbie Wright were closing towards the end, but it was Elliott who took the flag only to be demoted two places for jumping the start. That handed the victory to Greer ahead of Wright. Heat two was action packed too, with no shortage of use of the bumpers. Elliott this time had no penalties to worry about as he took the win over a closing Michael Logan and Wright.
Elliott and Wright shared the front row for an explosive final, which took two attempts to get started. Wright quickly edged clear out front as again the bumpers went flying in throughout the pack. Adrian McKinstry took a heavy knock to bring out the caution flags, but Wright made the perfect restart to pull clear and take the win and the King of Aghadowey title. Young Josh McKinstry pulled off a dramatic last bend hit to take second spot, just edging past Elliott on the run to the flag.

Once again a small field of ProStocks produced some excellent racing, with returnee Jonny Teggart the first to show in the opener before losing out to Dylan Booth. Irish Champion Dan Shannon then scythed through to take the win over Steven Haugh and Joe Largey. Heat two was a cracking race, with Teggart again leading before being demoted by Booth, Largey and Haugh. These three then swapped the lead on numerous occasions with the bumpers being put to good use, with Haugh ahead when it mattered most over Largey and Booth.
The final was the second round of the McElmeel Mobility Service Supreme Series, with Haugh, Largey and Shannon at it hammer and tongs right from the off. Largey got spun aside as Shannon made good his escape out front, only for his lead to be wiped out by a caution period for a loose spring on the raceway. On the restart it was obvious Shannon was struggling with an ailing car, and Haugh just held a watching brief in second until the last bend. He went for the kill, thumping Shannon wide to come through to snatch the win in emphatic style. Shannon had to make do with second ahead of a recovering Largey. Haugh received a new race tyre from the series sponsors for his efforts.

An excellent line up of sixteen Thunder Rods lined up for their opening heat, with David King unfortunately failing to get away at the green flag. Most of the field avoided him, but the unsighted Norman Purdy and Andrew McLean unfortunately collected him at full chat. Thankfully all emerged fine from the wreckage, with Gavin Gamble leading initially before losing out to Chris Baird. Baird took the win in style with James Goldie’s late outside line charge netting him second on the line ahead of Gamble. Recent newcomer Graham Loughlin took a morale boosting flag to flag win in the second heat, heading home Baird and Jason Darragh with a huge scrap behind for the places.
The final saw Gamble quickly take up the lead and get his head down to build an advantage, with Loughlin and then Baird giving chase behind. Purdy had worked miracles to repair his car after the heat one crash, and he eventually appeared in second to give chase to the leader. He whittled down Gamble’s advantage, but Gavin had all under control to take a deserved feature race win after a fine drive. Purdy, Baird and Darragh rounded out the top places.

The young Junior Productions stars completed the race programme, with Aaron Ward and James Stewart disputing the early lead in heat one. All the while though Graham Meek was chasing hard, and he slipped past to take the victory over Stewart and Ward, while a huge scrap for the places went right to wire amongst the star graders. Stewart got past Ward much earlier in heat two, and he raced clear to take a very impressive win over Adam Weir and Meek.
Once again in the final the star men were involved in a huge battle, with Weir, Drew McKeown and Adam McFall hardly apart during the whole duration of the event. Up front though Stewart was stamping his authority all over the race, racing clear to take his first ever final victory in the formula after a polished performance. Callum Magill chased hard and almost got on terms nearing the end, but he had to settle for second ahead of Weir, McKeown and McFall.
Added: 01/07/18

DMC Race Promotions regret to announce that, due to a shortage of qualified staff, our meeting on Friday July 13th at Aghadowey Oval has been cancelled. We hope to reschedule the events planned for the meeting at some stage later in the year. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause - it was not a decision taken lightly as we do like to fulfil our planned fixture list where possible.

This Saturday's race meeting goes ahead as planned (June 30th) with the Micro Bangers set to thrill as only they can! 1300 Stock Cars, Thunder Rods, Junior Productions and ProStocks complete the bill.

Added: 27/06/18

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