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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
Tullyroan Oval
26/11/2017 @ 2pm

2L Non Mondeo National Bangers 2017 Tullyroan Challenge Cup
Ninja Karts 2017 Champion of Champions & Individual Achievement Award

plus Lightning Rods, Superstox & ProStocks

Aghadowey Oval
26/12/2017 @ 2pm

Boxing Day Bash!
Caravan Destruction Derby

plus Stock Rods, ProStocks, Ninja Karts,
Thunder Rods & Junior Productions

Tullyroan Oval
30/12/2017 @ 2pm

Big Van Bangers Van-dalism!
Reliant Robins 2017 Irish Championship

plus Lightning Rods, Superstox & Rookie Bangers


 

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Latest News
A fantastic fireworks display and some top race action thrilled an excellent crowd at the Tullyroan Oval Gala Night on Saturday. On a crisp Autumn evening, Glenavy's Dan Shannon completed a hat-trick of ProStocks Irish Championship wins, with the 2L National Bangers Irish Championship falling to Donemana's Leonard Dunn. Banbridge star Denver Grattan came out on top in the Superstox NIOvalTV Series Shootout final, with other wins at the Hollytree Rare Breeds Farm backed event falling to Richard Stewart (Lightning Rods) and Billy McClean (Reliant Robins).

A smaller than expected field of ProStocks took to the grid for the 2017 Irish Championship, but the line up still oozed star quality from front to back. An early incident and resulting caution period ended front row starter Joe Largey's title aspirations, with pole man Dan Shannon moving clear with British Champion Adam White stepping forward to challenge him. The duo traded bows and swapped the lead, with White finally getting the edge to take the chequered flag ahead of Shannon and Steven Haugh. Unfortunately White's car then failed the post race technical checks which saw him excluded, handing victory for the third year in succession to Shannon. Haugh and Stephen Boyd completed the podium places.
A destructive Irish Revenge race saw some badly damaged cars, with Lee Booth coming home for the win.

Before racing commenced the newly crowned Unlimited National Bangers World Champion Steven Bolton was paraded to the local fans to a rapturous reception following his recent big win in Ipswich. Steven was out of luck though in the Irish Championship race, with Leonard Dunn powering home to add the Irish title to his points championship success. Stephen Boyd and Ian Crowley completed the top three in the title race, before Boyd drove a superb Allcomers race to remove both Dunn and Stephen Doyle on his way to the victory. Dunn and English visitor John Reeves chased him over the line.
The Destruction Derby saw some excellent hits handed out, with James Goodman finishing off Crowley to take the win. Crowley was awarded the Entertainer of the Day award, with Rodney Herron declared Best Wreck whilst Bolton took the Best Presented Car award.

The Superstox reached the finale of the lucrative and successful NIOvalTV Series, with the first heat brought to a halt following a very hefty shunt at the end of the home straight for Keith McAreavey and Aaron McNeilly. Both thankfully eventually emerged from the wreckage, before Neil Davison roared home to complete the distance and take the win over his brother Lee and impressive newcomer James Turkington. Heat two was dominated by the novices once again, with Turkington being relegated by David Beattie who went on to record a morale boosting win, with Stephen Stewart edging past Turkington for second with a last bend hit.
The final saw Turkington impress again as he led for many laps, only for Londonderry racer Gregg Hyndman to end his recent run of bad luck by slipping through to take a great win. Stewart went for a commendable do or die effort on the last bend which left him firmly planted in the wall, allowing James Logan through to second ahead of Neil Davison, with Logan also grabbing the white and yellow grade award.
The top six in the series standings returned to contest the NIOvalTV Series Shootout final, led off by a three wide salute by the drivers to an excellent reception from the fans. When the green flag went down at the start of the five laps, the bumpers went in hard into the first turn, seeing Stewart again end up in the wall with yet more damage. Denver Grattan pulled clear to take the decisive win over Conor Murphy and Hyndman, with all three receiving tyres from the series sponsors.

An excellent field of Lightning Rods contested three closely fought races, with Gerry Rogers out front in the opener until challenged by Jordan Rochford late on. European Champion Rochford made his experience count and found a way past with the flag in sight to take a great win over Richard Stewart and Rogers. Heat two saw former ProStocks World Cup Champion Tam Agnew race clear to take the win and announce his arrival in the formula in no uncertain terms. Rochford and Ricky Shaw were the placemen.
The final saw Agnew again out front, but this time he was relegated by Aaron Brunton and then Stewart. Richard looked to have plenty in hand but Rochford closed in towards the end to put the leader under pressure. Stewart has raced enough laps in his time though, and he held on to take a great victory over Rochford and Mark McCambridge.

As always the Reliant Robins entertained on Gala Night, with Neil Martin taking the opening heat win over returnee Billy McClean. The win confirmed Neil as 2017 Points Champion, which will earn him pole position for the Irish Championship in December. Martin again led the second heat, until McClean found a way past and Martin went out in a big shunt. As McClean took the victory, Haley Bevan and Ian Bolton filled the places.
The final turned into a terrific lead scrap between Martin, McClean, Bolton, John Stewart and David McKinnon, with no quarter asked and certainly none given between the five of them! From an excellent dice McClean emerged as the winner ahead of Martin and Stewart.
Photos thanks to John Wolsey
Many thanks to our meeting sponsors, Hollytree Rare Breeds Farm
Added: 30/10/17

A great combination of short oval racing and fireworks thrilled the fans at the Aghadowey Oval Gala Night on Friday, with an excellent crowd enjoying some terrific action both on and off track. The racing saw a superb heat and final double for Portadown's Glenn Bell in the latest National Hot Rods World Series Round, whilst Cullybackey's Gareth Robinson took the win in a closely contested Thunder Rods Irish Championship. The other big races at the McCurdy Fuels/Wilson McCurdy Haulage sponsored meeting saw Kells ace Shane McMillan win the Stock Rods King of Aghadowey, with Daniel Stewart victorious in the Ninja Karts Stars of Tomorrow Challenge.

A record 21 National Hot Rods came to grid for the seventh round of Hankook Performance Tyres World Series NI, the mid point of the year long contest. The racing was fast and furious all evening, with the first heat the pick of the bunch. Davy McKay went ahead early in this one, before losing out to former British Champion Stewart Doak. Doak was fighting a rear guard action against the star men throughout the closing stages, with Adam Hylands charging around the outside looking for the lead just as Glenn Bell found a gap under Doak. The three abreast moment saw Bell emerge ahead and he took the victory in some style over Hylands and Doak. Heat two saw a rare flag to flag win in the formula, with Andrew Stewart showing the rest a clean pair of heels to rack up a very popular victory over British Champion John Christie, after he relegated long time second man Simon Kennedy on the line.
Bell and Christie shared the front row for the final ahead of Hylands and Adam Heatrick, with Bell getting the best of a frantic opening to go ahead. Glenn raced home to take the feature final win and his second victory of the night, with Hylands and Christie completing the podium finishers. Despite Christie's best efforts, Jaimie McCurdy came out top in the Cirrus Plastics 2017 DMC Race Promotions Points Champion, receiving a superb trophy and four new slick tyres from the sponsors.

The Thunder Rods Irish Championship was lined up in 2017 points scoring order, with David Wilson and Samuel Montgomery sharing the front row ahead of Gareth Robinson and Andrew McLean. At the off Wilson quickly established himself out front, but was soon under pressure from Robinson for the top spot. Gareth seized his chance when Wilson got baulked by a backmarker, Robinson racing home to the Irish Championship crown ahead of Wilson and Montgomery. Wilson's consolation was the N Purdy and Sons NI Points Championship award, and with it the superb William Bradley Perpetual Trophy.
The reversed grid Irish Revenge race saw John Lamont lead the way for most of the distance before losing out to Ashley Hawe. Ashley took the flag but was docked two places for contact during the event, handing the win to Chrissy Dempsey over Lamont.

Welcome English visitor James Morris joined the local Stock Rods aces for the King of Aghadowey, and it was also pleasing to see former British Champion Bobbie Johnston back in action on the Ulster tracks, as well as a return to racing for former World Champ Chris Gordon. Recently crowned Irish Champion Victor McAfee took the honours in the opening heat despite the great efforts of runner up Stevie McNiece, with Ed Davis in third. Heat two saw a faultless run from Morris to take the victory, the Englishman leading home World Champion Marc Morrell and a great return from McAfee in third from the back of the grid.
McAfee set the pace from pole position in the final, and just as he was looking odds on for the victory mechanical gremlins cruelly intervened. As he ground to a halt, Morrell hit the front ahead of McNiece, with the latter losing out after attempting the outside pass for the lead. As they entered the closing stages, Morris cannoned into McMillan and in turn Morrell, unseating the World Champion from the lead. It became rather messy from there on, and at the end of the race a number of penalties were handed down. McMillan was a deserved winner, with Johnston and McNiece second and third respectively after Morrell and Morris were amongst four drivers penalised by the Stewards in the final analysis.

The opening Ninja Kart heat saw a career first win for Lacey Bevan, who soaked up late pressure from Curtis McConkey and Max Hobson to take her first ever chequered flag after a commanding performance. Heat two saw Stewart Hanna take the win over Matthew Weir and Odhran Monaghan, and it was Hanna who set the pace in the Stars of Tomorrow Challenge final. Irish Champion Daniel Stewart was driving like a superstar though, and he pulled himself onto terms with the leader before swooping past to take the victory after a great drive from down the grid. Hanna and McConkey rounded out the top three.
Many thanks to our meeting sponsors, McCurdy Fuels and Wilson McCurdy Haulage
Added: 29/10/17

Our latest points update sees the final standings published in the NI Points Championships for 1300 Stock Cars, Thunder Rods, ProStocks and Junior Productions.

In the 1300 Stock Cars, the Autoweld NI Points Championship went the way of Adrian McKinstry who overhauled Jon McQuillan in the very last race of a long season. McQuillan's luck deserted him when he needed it most, as an engine detonation in Heat One left him watching from the sidelines as McKinstry grabbed the honours. The chase to qualify for the 2018 World Championship is already underway, with Nicky Lowry leading the way at this early stage.

The Thunder Rods Norman Purdy & Sons NI Points Championship also went right down to the wire at Tullyroan Oval on Saturday night, with David Wilson overhauling defending champion Samuel Montgomery at the very final hurdle to take the victory. The duo will now share the front row for the Irish Championship at Aghadowey Oval this Friday night, with Gareth Robinson and Andrew McLean next up.

In the RRE Recovery ProStocks NI Points Championship, Dan Shannon has sealed the victory over Joe Largey, and these two will share the front row for what promses to be an explosive and closely fought Irish Championship decider at the Tullyroan Oval Gala Night. Whilst Shannon was a very worthy winner, Largey deserves extra praise after an outstanding effort in his debut season in the sport.

Finally, young hotshot Drew McKeown wrapped up the Junior Productions A McKeown & Son NI Points Championship by quite a margin over Graham Meek and Sam McNeice. Despite the increasing pace from our band of Ninja Kart graduates, Drew completed his great season with victories in the Irish Championship, NI Points Championship, Tullyroan Challenge Cup and King of Aghadowey.

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 their correct roof 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: 23/10/17

A controversial Irish Championship final for the 2.0 Hot Rods was the feature event for the 2.0 Hot Rods at a blustery Tullyroan Oval on Saturday evening, with Portadown's Glenn Bell taking the coveted title after first across the line Stephen Emerson was demoted for contact during the race. Crumlin's Nicky Lowry was the other big winner as he scooped the 1300 Stock Cars Ulster Championship, with the other victors at the Bell Building sponsored meeting being Karl Smyth (ProStocks), Adam McFall (Junior Productions) and William Donnell (Thunder Rods).

Lined up in points scoring order from the 2017 season, polesitter Stuart Cochrane was the first to show in the 2.0 Hot Rods Irish Championship, the young Portadown ace stretching ahead early on as Stephen Emerson and Adam Best squabbled over second. They traded places until Emerson got the better of the scrap to chase after leader Cochrane. He soon had Stuart under pressure, with Stephen then barging his way past into Turn Three as they entered the closing stages. Cochrane then got into all sorts of bother and his race was run, with Emerson first under the chequered flag ahead of Glenn Bell who had driven a terrific race from down the grid. A Stewards Enquiry followed, after which Emerson was unfortunately docked from the win for contact on Best and Cochrane, elevating Bell to the top step of the podium and the Irish Championship win. Best and Allen Cherry filled the podium places.
The reverse grid Irish Revenge race saw Mervyn Emerson set the early pace, before Bell charged ahead with a great outside line drive to seal his second win of the night. Best found a gap under M Emerson just as Bell got ahead, Adam coming home second with Cherry again completing the top three.

As expected the first 1300 Stock Cars heat was lively and full of action, with a number of caution periods as former Lightning Rods World Champion Winston Weir charged through to take the win over Peter Greer and Nicky Lowry. On what was the final night of points scoring towards the 2017 NI Points Championship, leader Jon McQuillan saw his hopes quite literally go up in smoke with a huge engine detonation which ended his night's activities. Adrian McKinstry led the opening laps of the second heat, before Lowry scythed through to the lead and the win. McKinstry and Weir filled the top three, leaving Lowry and Weir tied for points for pole position for the Ulster Championship final.
A toss of a coin gave Lowry pole for the main event, and he was soon disputing the lead with McKinstry and Greer. They all had turns out front as the bumpers were put to good use, before Lowry got a break just when it mattered most. He came home to the Ulster Championship victory ahead of McKinstry and Greer. McKinstry's second place saw him snatch the NI Points Championship win from McQuillan's grasp.

The ProStocks were also on top form as they contested the Grand Final of the McElmeel Mobility Services Supreme Series Grand Final. Newly crowned World Cup Champion Alan Haugh was paraded to the crowd during the meeting to a rapturous welcome following his big win in Scotland the previous weekend. As the star men squabbled and traded blows in the opener, north west racer Norman Purdy surged ahead to take the win over Mark McLaughlin and Dan Shannon. Purdy again starred in heat two, grabbing his second win of the night ahead of British Champion Adam White and McLaughlin.
On aggregate points from across the McElmeel series, it was Joe Largey who netted pole position for the Grand Final - an excellent achievement in only his first season of racing. Joe quickly pulled clear before White came through to challenge. Karl Smyth was on a charge from down the field, using the bumper in true Stock Car fashion to move those ahead from his path. He despatched Del McLaughlin which brought out the yellow flags for a caution, closing the gap to the leader on the restart. Another stoppage followed soon after, and Smyth was right in contention now as both Largey and White were relegated from the top spot. Smyth powered home for a fantastic win ahead of Steven Haugh and Largey after an excellent race.

It was the Grand Final of the 2ke Engineering young Guns Series for the Junior Productions, with Gareth Halliday inheriting the win in the opener after Sam McNeice was docked two places for contact during the race. Heat two saw a first ever win in the formula for Aaron Ward, the former Ninja Kart star withstanding great pressure late on to take the flag ahead of Halliday and Graham Meek.
Meek and Irish Champion Drew McKeown shared the front row for the Grand Final of the 2ke Engineering Young Guns Series, with Meek setting the pace ahead of McFall on what was a tricky track as the rain began to fall on the young stars. McFall was driving extremely well, and he calmly found a gap under Meek to race ahead to the title win. McKeown was docked from second for contact, elevating Halliday and McNeice to join winner McFall on the podium. All three received tyres from the series sponsor for their efforts.

The unusual Vauxhall Vectra of David Baird was a clear winner of a very wet opening Thunder Rods heat, David coming home clear of Gareth Robinson and Ashley Hawe after William Donnell had been excluded for contact. Two early caution periods in heat two wiped out Baird's early advantage, with star man Robinson excelling as he guided his Astra through for the win after long time leader Hawe his big trouble on the back straight late on.
The feature race final was all about Donnell though, the Larne man showing the rest a clean pair of heels to take a commanding win. Robinson and David Wilson filled the top three, the latter also claiming the NI Points Championship in the process.
Many thanks to our meeting sponsors, Bell Building of Portadown Tel: 07921 256826
Added: 22/10/17

Birches based ProStock star Alan Haugh was the toast of Ulster oval racing at the weekend when he won the World Cup at Lochgelly Raceway in Fife. Alan drove the meeting of his life to lift the coveted World title, just two years after his brother Steven lifted the same honour.

A huge field of over thirty cars contested the event, including all the best in the ProStocks business. A finish outside the top ten in the opening qualifying heat, won by Garvagh's Stephen Boyd, was followed by a win for Haugh in the second heat which gave him a spot on row two of the all important World Cup final grid. Alan tracked leader Del McLaughlin for much of the main event, before using his bumper in true stock car fashion on the last lap to nudge his rival wide and speed through to the chequered flag. There were jubilant scenes at the finish as Alan proudly celebrated with his team and family. McLaughlin and Leonard Dunn filled a sensational all-Ulster podium.

Alan will return to his local Tullyroan Oval this weekend (Saturday 21st October) when he will proudly display the gold roof of World Champion.

There was even more success for the DMC drivers on the Sunday at Lochgelly too, as Dan Shannon was victorious in the Christopher Burke Memorial HRP Gold Cup Final. Karl Smyth and Davy Wright finished second and third to complete yet another podium clean sweep for our drivers.

Congratulations to Alan, Dan and all our other drivers on another successful weekend.
Pics with thanks to Kevin McQueen

Added: 17/10/17

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