background image
Like Us On FacebookFollow Us On TwitterSubscribe to Our FeedSubscribe to Our Mailing List
TullyroanOval AghadoweyOval


Welcome To
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
26/12/2023 @ 1.30pm

Big Van Bangers Van-dalism
Rookie Bangers Festive Challenge

Lightning Rods
Junior Productions

Aghadowey Oval
30/12/2023 @ 1.30pm

Caravan Chaos - Caravan Destruction Derby!
National Hot Rods 2024 World Series NI Round 7
2.0 Hot Rods
Ninja Karts 2023 Stars of Tomorrow Challenge

Stock Rods
Thunder Rods



Latest News
Birches racer Lee Davison was crowned Superstox Irish Champion on Saturday night at Tullyroan Oval. It was a sensational event packed full of drama, part of a quality evening of entertainment for the big crowd on hand.
In the National Hot Rods, John Christies won the final of World Series NI Round 4, whilst Derek Martin scooped a great Ulster Championship win. Staffordshire’s Jaxon York took a great, last gasp victory in the Ninja Karts Champion of Champions event , whilst the other feature race winners were Randalstown’s Sam McNeice (Stock Rods) and Waringstown’s Ross Houston (Lightning Rods).

The Superstox Irish Championship was the feature event of packed race programme, lined up in points order from the season. In a sensational start the bumpers went piling in hard, with all the top runners careering to the fence on turn one. Pole-sitter and World Champion Craig McConnell rode the wall in dramatic fashion to move ahead, with Jamie McCann and then Lee Davison giving chase.
McConnell was then out with a puncture, handing Davison the lead but he had McCann fighting back hard. Jamie got onto terms and went for a last bend lunge, but he just couldn’t unseat Davison who took the title after a tremendous race. McCann had to make do with second ahead of Stephen Stewart in third after starting right at the back of the line up.
The support Irish Revenge race saw young star Jack Morrow lead early on, until McConnell made his move at the half way mark to take a clear win over Morrow and Stewart.

Dean McCrory passed early Heat One leader Kenny McCann to claim his first ever win in the National Hot Rods formula, with Mark Heatrick and John Christie taking second and third. Heat two was an excellent race, with Simon Kennedy just holding off the onslaught from the pack to take the win over Nigel McCauley and Heatrick.
The final of World Series NI Round 4 saw Kennedy lead early on. All eyes were on the Christie Lotus though, as John worked his way around the outside to take a spectacular win ahead of World Champion Derek Martin and McCauley.
The Ulster Championship race completed the evening, with fastest lap time Shane Murray losing the toss which put him at the very back with McCrory on pole. Martin had the bit between his teeth in this one, going round the outside to the lead. When the competition caution was called with five to go, Glenn Bell chose to go outside ‘on the Cone’ alongside Martin, and gave it his best shot to get past for the lead. Martin just hung on in a great finish, with Murray and Bell completing the podium slots.

The first Ninja Karts event was the annual Individual Achievement Award for the local drivers who hadn’t won a race in 2023. Recent newcomer Austin Grattan was the man to watch in this one, leading from flag to flag for a great victory to collect the Hollytree Rare Breeds Farm Perpetual Award. Ethan McQuillan and Jaxon Cairns impressed in second and third, with all the drivers receiving a goody bag from the sponsors.
They were then joined by a star studded field from right across the UK to contest the annual Champion of Champion event. Irish Champion Charlie Johnston held off Jack Murphy to take heat one, before Scotland’s Rory Wilson won the second heat ahead of Jayden Roff. Heat three saw another Scot on victory lane as European Champion Stuart Shevill claimed the win.
The Champion of Champions final turned out to be a stunning race with Roff ahead early on before Johnston and then Keegan Turtle hit the front. It was a super battle between at times seven karts, and Johnston made his move for the lead only to tangle with Turtle and crash out. That handed the lead to World Champion Mason Carberry, but over the final laps Jaxon York went right around his outside to claim a sensational win in the end. As Jaxon celebrated the biggest win of his career, Riley Dawson-Stirling and Turtle completed the top three podium finishers.

Sam McNeice was first over the line in the opening Stock Rods heat, but he was docked 2 places to third for contact which handed victory to Sam Wilson ahead of Adam Sloan. Heat two saw a very well deserved victory for Ryan Dilly after a great drive ahead of Rab Preston and Jonny Gillespie.
The final saw Preston setting the pace, but nobody had any answer to the speed of McNeice. Sam sped around the outside line to take an emphatic win ahead of the impressive placemen of Preston and Dilly.

A pleasing entry of Lightning Rods saw Ian Hobson grab both heat wins, heading home Ross Houston in the opener and then just beating Mark McCambridge by a fraction in heat two.
The final was all about Houston, the former Saloon Stock Car star claiming his first Lightning Rods silverware over Jamie Stephens and Nigel Jackson.
Added: 08/10/23

In a fairytale story even Hollywood scriptwriters couldn’t have come up with, Antrim’s Stephen Emerson returned to racing at Aghadowey Oval on Saturday and went on to win the first ever running of his brother Mervyn’s Memorial Trophy. It was an emotional win, as the former European Champion returned to action driving Mervyn’s car, qualified on pole position and dominated the feature event.
There were also two Irish Championship events on the race programme, with Portadown’s Nigel Jackson taking the Lightning Rods title and Loughgall’s Matthew Weir taking the Junior Productions version. Portadown’s Robbie Wright lifted a bruising 1300 Stock Cars King of Aghadowey, whilst Limavady driver Josh Goligher took the Thunder Rods silverware.

A quality field, including visitors from Scotland and the Republic of Ireland, arrived to do battle for the inaugural running of the Mervyn Emerson Memorial Trophy. His brother Stephen had readied Mervyn’s car to allow himself to compete in the big event, having not been on track for over three years himself.
In wet and difficult conditions he took the opening heat win ahead of Conor Hughes and Adam Weir, before Irish Champion Drew McKeown claimed the second heat over Ryan McCrory, with Emerson again impressing in third.
Those results were enough to claim pole spot for the Mervyn Emerson Memorial Trophy Final for Stephen with Hughes alongside, and after a minute’s applause filled the stadium in memory of Mervyn, the drivers set off to do battle for the coveted trophy. There was nobody able to match Stephen Emerson though, and he powered home to a very emotional win, with McKeown and Hughes filling the podium places. It was fairytale ending to a fantastic event, with prizes handed out to the top five drivers and also the best in each grade.

There was drama before the Lightning Rods Irish Championship event when pole-sitter James McKinney hit car trouble and failed to make the grid. When the green flag dropped it was multi-champion Nigel Jackson who quickly stamped his authority all over the event to regain the Irish title and add it to the World, European, National and NI Points titles he has won already in 2023. Ross Houston and Mark McCambridge followed him home.
Nigel then also took victory in the reverse grid Irish Revenge race, with Houston and McCambridge again the place men.

Also racing for the Irish Championship were the Junior Productions, with Ryan Berry and Callum Doak sharing the front row in very difficult track conditions. It was Matthew Weir who coped best and quickly hit the front, and despite the close attentions of Leyton Hughes it was Matthew who raced home to a fine win and his second Irish title. Hughes, Jake Devlin and Doak filled out the places.
The Irish Revenge race saw Ryan Abernethy lead for much of the distance, only to get bundled out of the top spot on the last lap which earned Devlin a disqualification. That allowed Andrew Russell through to take the win over Dylan Fegan and Joshua Murray.

The hard hitting 1300 Stock Cars again fielded a grid in excess of twenty cars, with Alexander McCreadie leading for much of the distance in heat one before he was relegated late on by the flying Gareth Halliday. As Halliday took the win, McCreadie and formula debutant Shea Duff filled the places. Fionn Donnelly led heat two only for a last lap caution for a stray wheel on track to bring proceedings to a halt. That meant a one lap dash to the flag, and Donnelly hung on for the victory over Robbie Wright and Matthew Milliken.
The closed grid King of Aghadowey was an action packed affair, with the bumpers going in right from the off which led to numerous yellow flags throughout the duration. Through it all it was Wright who claimed the chequered flag, with Milliken and Willie Stewart completing the top three at the end of a very bruising race.

Daniel Rodgers was the star of the opening Thunder Rods heat, the Ballymena driver revelling in the wet conditions to race from the rear of the grid to take a great win over Steven McKane and Josh Goligher. Heat two saw David Reynolds pulling clear to take the chequered flag, with Rodgers and McKane again impressing in second and third.
Josh Young led the final away, but Goligher was on the move this time and quickly slipped ahead to the lead. Josh edged clear and kept the rest at bay for the whole distance, taking the trophy in style ahead of Joshua McMullan and Reynolds.
Added: 02/10/23

National Hot Rods ace Adam Maxwell was on tip-top form during the Tullyroan Oval Speedweekend, the Crumlin driver claiming victory in both the British Championship and the Leslie Dallas Memorial Trophy. On a weekend full of title races, Glenavy’s Joe Largey won the Stock Rods European Championship, England’s Chris Bradbury won the Superstox British Championship and the Classic Hot Rods Best in Britain fell to Meath’s Anthony Morgan.
The coveted Keir Millar Memorial Trophy was up for grabs for the young Ninja Kart stars and it fell to Ahoghill’s Lewis Hazlett, whilst Antrim star Conor Hughes won the Irish Masters for the 2.0 Hot Rods.

A quality grid from right across the British Isles descended on Tullyroan Oval for the British Championship for National Hot Rods. The heats fell to defending champion Shane Murray from Galgorm, Crumlin’s John Christie and County Waterford’s Dave Casey .
On aggregate points another Crumlin star, Adam Maxwell, had annexed pole position for the British Final, and despite the weather having now turned very wet Maxwell led the field all the way to claim the victory. Adam even survived a number of restarts on his way to a very deserving win, with England’s Billy Wood in second and Portadown’s Glenn Bell in third.
The second day of action was for the prestigious Leslie Dallas Memorial Trophy, with a superb prize fund to go with it. Maxwell picked up exactly where he left off with a win in heat one. It came in the most dramatic fashion, as a late burst on the outside of leader Wood saw Adam snatch the win on the line by just 0.019 seconds. Heat two then went the way of current European and National Champion Robert McDonald from Scotland, with Maxwell again impressing in second.
Maxwell again pulled clear right from the off in the final, and was never headed as he stormed to a very emotional win, as his partner Hannah is the niece of Leslie Dallas, and she was on hand to help present the magnificent trophy. Bell took the runner up spot ahead of McDonald in third.

The qualifying heats for the Stock Rods European Championship were shared by World Champ Dan Shannon and Joe Largey (both Glenavy) and Nutts Corner’s Mark Crawford. The competition was ferocious throughout, and there was no let up in the final either.
Polesitter Sam McNeice went out right at the start when he lost his bonnet, and that then saw Sam Wilson and Stevie McNiece have turns out front. But coming like the proverbial train was Largey, closing right onto the leading McNiece before slipping under him to take the biggest win of his career to date. Stevie McNiece and Scotland’s Stewart Aitken completed the podium places.
Sunday’s Irish Masters saw Largey and Sam McNeice share the heat wins, before Randalstown ace Sam made amends for that early European exit on the previous evening by taking the title ahead of Largey and Shannon.

The Superstox were hard hitting and exciting throughout the weekend, with Londonderry’s Neil Hyndman the winner of their opening British Championship heat, before heat two went the way of Surrey driver Eric Walker. The rain returned for the British final, and there was a great battle between Irish Champion Steven Haugh, English Champion Chris Bradbury and World Champion Craig McConnell. They exchanged blows and places, with Berkshire ace Bradbury coming out on top ahead of McConnell, Jordan Robinson and David Beattie.
The Irish Open was contested on Sunday, with Bradbury going through the card unbeaten by winning both heats and the final. Michael Green had to make do with second in the Irish Open final, with Martyn Coles getting the best of a late race tussle with Curtis Greer to sensationally snatch third spot.

The cars of yesterday in the Classic Hot Rods rolled back the years for many over the weekend, with Co Meath’s Anthony Morgan and England’s Kev Gooding sharing the Saturday heat wins. A fantastic Best in Britain final saw Gooding ahead, before Morgan executed the perfect outside line pass to win over Gooding and Tommy Graham.
Sunday’s Irish Open saw Somerset star Gooding take the win in both heats and the final to land the title, with Morgan in second.

The coveted Keir Millar Memorial Trophy for Ninja Karts saw an excellent entry on hand, with the heats shared between Scotland’s Christopher Lattka and English drivers Charlie Weston and Mason Carberry.
The final was run in very wet conditions, and produced a fantastic race. Lewis Hazlett, Jake Barnett and Riley Dawson-Stirling were battling hard for much of the distance, with Hazlett ahead when it mattered most to take the superb trophy back to Ahoghill for the next twelve months. Irish Champion Charlie Johnston nipped home to grab second ahead of defending champion Stuart Shevill and Keegan Turtle.

The 2.0 Hot Rods joined the fray on Sunday for their Irish Masters, with the heat wins going to Ally Neill and Adam Heatrick. Antrim ace Conor Hughes hit the front in the final and never looked back, Conor taking the victory over Neill, Heatrick and Drew McKeown.
Many thanks to our Speedweekend sponsors, Mk2 Escort Shells & Spares
Added: 26/09/23

A closely fought Hoosier Racing Tyres Challenge Series Final for 2.0 Hot Rods at Aghadowey Oval on Saturday night saw Aughnacloy’s Adam Best take the victory after a very tight finish. There were also two King of Aghadowey titles up for grabs on the race programme, with Ballycastle’s Andrew McLean victorious in the Thunder Rods whilst Letterkenny’s Andrew Russell raced to the Junior Productions version. The other feature race wins fell to Ballymena’s Aaron Ward in the all-action 1300 Stock Cars and Ahoghill’s Lewis Hazlett in the Ninja Karts.

The opening 2.0 Hot Rods heat saw recent newcomer Peter Henderson lead for much of the distance, only to lose out in the closing stages to a fast charging Adam Best. Henderson held on for second ahead of British Champion Wayne Woolsey. Henderson again led heat two, but this time it was Ryan McCrory who charged ahead to victory over Best, with Irish Champion Drew McKeown in third.
The Hoosier Challenge Series Final was gridded on points scored during the series, with Best and McKeown sharing the front row. It was a feisty race with no quarter given, and certainly none expected, throughout the distance with places exchanged constantly. Best kept his nose ahead all the way to take the win, ahead of Allen Cherry and Michael Woods after a tremendous race. The top three all received new race tyres courtesy of Hoosier UK.

Irish Champion Jason Darragh drew pole spot for the opening Thunder Rods heat, and duly led all the way for a clear win over Adam Graham and James Goldie. Heat two saw a welcome win for Ballymena man David Reynolds, who was chased home by Samuel Montgomery and David Wilson.
Darragh set the pace early in the final, until he ran wide on the Brown Trout Bend. That slight lapse saw Andrew McLean pounce, and he went ahead and on to the King of Aghadowey title in some style. Goldie’s attempts at a fifth straight title only just failed as he finished second, ahead of Wilson and Joshua McMullan.

The second King of Aghadowey title of the evening was for the teenage aces in the Junior Productions. Andrew Russell drew pole for heat one and took a clear victory over Matthew Weir and Robbie Dallas, with Harry Minish then taking victory in heat two after relegating early leaders Andrew Hawe and Lacey Bevan.
The final saw Russell and Callum Doak share the front of the grid on aggregate points, with Andrew quickly settling into the lead. Minish soon worked his way to second, but try as he might he couldn’t close on Russell as the Donegal driver took a very impressive win. Minish and Dallas completed the podium ahead of Doak and Leyton Hughes.

Arguable the formula of the night were the 1300 Stock Cars, with a very impressive 21 car grid producing action galore in each and every race. A very lively heat one saw exchanges of bumpers on each and every bend, with white grader Aaron Ward continuing his good recent run to take the win over Josh McKinstry and Davy Wright. McKinstry’s evening came to a spectacular finish in heat two, as he went for a huge rollover down the back straight as a pack of 10 cars all tried to claim the same piece of tarmac. Ward again led another bruising encounter, only for Matthew Milliken to strike superbly on the last bend to come through and take the win. Ward and Ivan Elliott completed the top three.
Ward again made his break in the final, and the Ballymena teenager claimed the win to complete his double for the evening and earn a rise in grading for his next meeting. Milliken came across the line in second but was docked two places for jumping the start, which saw Gareth Halliday and Wright claim the final podium places.

Completing the programme were the Ninja Karts, where Ethan McQuillan led heat one until a mid race caution brought out the yellow flags and closed the field up. NI Points Champion Riley-Dawson Stirling came through to grab the win ahead of Jake Barnett and Lewis Hazlett. McQuillan again impressed in heat two, but this time after a caution it was Alan Beattie who raced past to take a great victory over Barnett and McQuillan.
On his best showing to date, McQuillan again set the pace in the final, even surviving a mid-race caution to still hold onto the top spot. The star men were catching though, and an opportune move from Hazlett saw him work a gap down the inside into the final bend to take the win at the line. McQuillan could be more than pleased in second, ahead of Irish Champion Charlie Johnston and impressive debutant Austin Grattan.
Added: 17/09/23

There were mainland UK victories in two of the feature races at a baking hot Tullyroan Oval on Saturday night (September 9th). Perthshire driver James Mooney came out victorious in the third round of National Hot Rods World Series NI, whilst Berkshire ace Chris Bradbury won both the Superstox meeting final and the NIOvalTV/Spedeworth TV Shootout.
Glenavy’s Jonny Cardwell took the win in the Stock Rods Tullyroan Challenge Cup, with Garvagh’s William McFaul claiming the Tullyroan Challenge Cup for the Rookie Bangers. Portadown star Nigel Jackson took yet another Lightning Rods feature race win.

A sensational start to the night for the National Hot Rods saw a blanket finish to heat one amongst 10 or more cars, with Simon Kennedy getting the nod for a great win ahead of Podge McQuaid, James Mooney and John Christie. Heat two saw a tricky surface after a shower of rain, with former World Champion Keith Martin mastering the conditions to steer his Tigra to the win over Derek McMillan and Jeff Riordan.
The final of World Series NI Round 3 saw Scotsman Mooney relegate early leader Kenny McCann to take the lead, and as the rest squabbled over the places James made good his escape. That lead was eroded though due to a mid race caution period for a turn two incident, but James got the head down on the restart and once again edged clear of the pack to take an impressive win. Martin, Christie and Dean McCrory filled out the top four places.

The Superstox entry once again broke the 20-car barrier, with newly crowned World Champion Craig McConnell christening his gold roof with a win in the opening heat from the back of the grid. Conor Murphy just couldn’t withstand the last lap challenge but took second, ahead of Andrew Murphy and Jamie McCann. Heat two saw a huge battle between the superstar drivers which thwarted their progress, with Alan Haugh celebrating his return to racing with a great win ahead of Dean Catherwood and Graham Meek.
The final was run in damp conditions, which suited welcome visitor Chris Bradbury to a tee. He worked his way through the pack effortlessly, the former World Champion taking a clear win over Steven Haugh and Meek.
To round off the meeting we had a six car Shootout Final for the NIOvalTV/SpedeworthTV Series. Bradbury crept onto the back of the grid thanks to his final win, and after Jamie McCann skittled the pack on the first corner Chris accepted the gift of the lead and the win. David Beattie and David McMenemy followed Bradbury home, with all three receiving Trackshop vouchers from the sponsors.

The Tullyroan Challenge Cup was the first meeting for the Stock Rods on their new control Hooiser tyre, and it was quite fitting that the newly crowned World Champion Dan Shannon took the win over Stevie McNiece and Mark Foster. The reverse grid second heat saw Jonny Cardwell take the victory, with Sam Wilson and Sam McNeice chasing him across the line.
Sam McNeice was on pole for the final on aggregate points, and he grabbed the lead right from the off to control the race ahead of Cardwell. Just when Sam looked all set to record the victory, he was taken out of contention by an errant backmarker at half distance, and heartbreakingly was out of the race. Cardwell took up the running and took the Challenge Cup win over Stevie McNiece and Shannon.

The Rookie Bangers entertained all evening with some top class action. William McFaul won the opener ahead of Stephen Boyd and Josh Goligher, with a very lively second heat falling to Boyd ahead of Aaron McGraw and Marc Morrell.
McFaul led the opening laps of the Tullyroan Challenge Cup, but he got mixed up with backmarkers which allowed Morrell to hit the front. McFaul fought back with gusto though, retaking the top spot to claim the win over Morrell and Boyd.

There was a flag to flag victory in the opening Lightning Rods heat for Ian Hobson, as he just held off Mark McCambridge at the flag. McCambridge went one better in heat two, taking a deserved win ahead of James McKinney.
The final saw a damp track, and that’s where World, European and National Champion Nigel Jackson comes into his own. With ease he worked his way through the field to take the lead and the win, with McKinney and welcome Tipperary visitor Keith Kirwan in the podium places.
Added: 10/09/23

Page Navigation
Previous 0 |1 2 |3 |4 |5 |6 |7 |8 |9 |10 |11 |12 |13 |14 |15 |16 |17 |18 |19 |20 |21 |22 |23 |24 |25 |26 |27 |28 |29 |30 |31 |Next

  Site Map
- Latest | Fixtures | Results | Gallery | For Sale | Links | Our Partners
- About Us - How to Find Us | Places to Stay | Contact Us
- Drivers - Formulae & Rules - National Hot Rods | 2.0 Hot Rods | Lightning Rods | Junior Productions | National Bangers | Superstox
1300 Stock Cars | Thunder Rods | Ninja Karts | Stock Rods | Classic Hot Rods | Rookie Bangers| Back2Basics Bangers
- Drivers - Flags & Signals | Lap Records
- Drivers - Points & Grades - National Hot Rods | 2.0 Hot Rods | Lightning Rods | Junior Productions | National Bangers | Superstox
Ninja Karts | Stock Rods
- Drivers - Roll of Honour - 1300 Stock Cars | 2.0 Hot Rods | Classic Hot Rods | Junior Productions | Lightning Rods | National Bangers | National Hot Rods | Ninja Karts |ProStocks | Reliant Robins | Rookie Bangers | Stock Rods | Superstox | Thunder Rods