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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
21/10/2017 @ 6.30pm

2.0 Hot Rods 2017 Irish Championship
1300 Stock Cars 2017 Ulster Championship
ProStocks McElmeel Mobility Services Supreme Series Grand Final
Junior Productions 2ke Engineering Young Guns Series Grand Final

plus Thunder Rods

Aghadowey Oval
27/10/2017 @ 7.15pm

Gala Night Fireworks Spectacular!
National Hot Rods Hankook Performance Tyres World Series NI Round 7
Thunder Rods 2017 Irish Championship
Stock Rods 2017 King of Aghadowey
Ninja Karts 2017 Stars of Tomorrow Challenge

Tullyroan Oval
28/10/2017 @ 6pm

Gala Night Fireworks Extravaganza!
2L National Bangers 2017 Irish Championship
ProStocks 2017 Irish Championship
Superstox NIOvalTV Series Shootout Final

also Lightning Rods & Reliant Robins


 

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On a night of thrilling action at Tullyroan Oval, Portadown's Nigel Jackson and Bleary's Drew McKeown lifted Irish Championship titles in the Lightning Rods and Junior Productions respectively. As well as the two fabulous championship events, there were also wins at the Derek McMillan Commercial Refinishers sponsored meeting for Stevie McNiece (MR Fabrications Stock Rods Challenge Series), Clive Richardson (Classic Hot Rods) and Bradley Woods (1300 Stock Cars).

An excellent field of almost twenty Lightning Rods took to the track for the coveted Irish Championship title, lined up in points scoring order from throughout the season. A hectic start saw a huge turn one incident, which caused a stoppage and eliminated a number of runners from the restart. At the second time of asking front row starters Jordan Rochford and Scott Cochrane battled hard, with Cochrane getting his nose in front before oil on the raceway made the going very slippery indeed. Rochford went to retake the lead only for he and Cochrane to tangle, which opened the door for Nigel Jackson to nip past on the wide outside in an opportune move as he revelled in his favoured tricky conditions. Nigel had started fourteenth on the grid, and was now sensationally out front! He stretched clear as the laps progressed, with Rochford managing to recover to second on the road. As Jackson took the title for the fourth time since DMC Race Promotions were founded in 2003, Rochford was docked two places for early contact on Ricky Shaw. That elevated World Champion Aaron Stewart to second ahead of Stephen Hollywood in third. Unfortunately Hollywood later failed the post race technical checks and was subsequently removed from the result.
The reverse grid Irish Revenge race saw Aaron Brunton set the pace out front, before Richard Stewart found a way past to take the flag. The manner of his driving before and during his pass on Brunton caught the eye of Race Control though, and he was penalised two places in the final analysis. That handed victory to Aaron Stewart ahead of Vince Litter.

The Junior Productions also lined up in points scoring order from throughout the season for their Irish Championship, led away by Drew McKeown ahead of Graham Meek and Sam McNeice. Meek made a sterling challenge for the lead in the opening laps, but McKeown smoothly withstood the pressure to edge clear. Meek came back in the closing stages, but McKeown had all under control and came home for a deserved second Irish Championship victory after an excellent drive. Meek could be well pleased in second, ahead of another great drive from McNeice to take third.
The Irish Revenge race saw a clear win for Gareth Halliday, the Vauxhall Nova driver cruising home ahead of Adam McFall and Meek.

The Stock Rods were racing in the Grand Final of the popular MR Fabrications Challenge Series, with a debut for Daniel Rodgers and visits from Tipperary racers Paddy O'Dwyer and Philip Heery amongst the entry. Heat One saw Stuart Agnew setting the pace before Owen McGrath bundled his way ahead. McGrath withstood some heavy pressure from former World Champion Stevie McNiece all the way to the flag, but McNiece took the win when Owen was demoted for the earlier contact on Agnew. McGrath put the record straight with the win in heat two, again demoting Agnew from the top spot and this time withstanding a late charge from Jonny Cardwell.
Points from across the series lined up the grid for the Grand Final of the MR Fabrications Challenge Series, with Victor McAfee on pole position ahead of Ed Davis. McAfee got the drop at the green flag to lead them away, with McNiece quickly steeping forward to offer a substantial challenge for the lead. Lap after lap McAfee held him off, until McNiece just and no more got himself under the Ballymena stalwart heading into the Tullyroan bend. McNiece romped home to take the win ahead of McAfee and World Champion Marc Morrell, with all three receiving new Yokohama race tyres courtesy of series sponsor Michael Rodgers of MR Fabrications.

As always the small band of Classic Hot Rods produced some thrilling action in their Escorts and Anglias. Jeff Richardson took the flag in heat one by just holding off Gary O'Neill, but O'Neill inherited the win when Richardson failed a post race tyre check. Welcome Scottish visitor Kenny Purdie was a popular winner of heat two, although he was right on the ragged edge to hold off local ace Thomas Dilly.
The final, the latest round of the DRS Steelbuildings NI Series, was one of the races of the night with O'Neill setting the pace but being chased down by Clive Richardson. O'Neill looked like he had done enough to fend off his attacker, but Richardson got a tremendous slingshot into turn three on the final lap to edge the win on the line by a whisker. It was a sensational effort from Clive to land the silverware, whilst O'Neill had the consolation of a new race tyre from DRS as the night's top points scorer.

The biggest 1300 Stock Cars grid of the season so far produced some superb action, with Antrim's Bradley Woods coming through the rough and tumble action to take the opening heat win ahead of Nicky Lowry and Ivan Elliott. Heat two saw a huge back straight rollover for NI Points Champion Jon McQuillan, and the resultant yellow caution period wiped out the lead Woods had already built up in this one. Lowry managed to bumper his way to the lead on the resumption to take a fine win over Elliott and Woods.
McQuillan worked wonders in the pits to return his Corsa for the final, which again saw Woods thrust clear early on to build a commanding lead. Nothing was going to stop Bradley completing his double for the evening, and he duly raced home to the trophy ahead of Lowry and Joshua McMullan.
Many thanks to our meeting sponsors, Derek McMillan Commercial Refinishers and LM Paints
Added: 01/10/17

Latest points updates are now available for National Hot Rods, 2.0 Hot Rods & Superstox.

Adam Hylands has moved ahead in the Hankook Performance Tyres World Series NI for National Hot Rods following the latest outing at Tullyroan Oval, leading Shane Murray and Derek Martin. In the Cirrus Plastics DMC Race Promotions Championship, Jaimie McCurdy continues out front in the defence of his title, with Mark Heatrick and John Christie chasing hard.

In the 2.0 Hot Rods Stuart Cochrane leads Stephen Emerson in the Racemart NI Points Championship. With a 33 point advantage and just a single points scoring meeting remaining, Stuart will be hoping to quickly wrap up the title at the next meeting on October 14th. Cochrane also leads the 2018 World Qualifying chart ahead of Allen Cherry.

Banbridge ace Denver Grattan has wrapped up the Mk 2 Escort Shells & Spares NI Points Championship for Superstox, finishing well clear of second placed Lee Davison with Stephen Stewart in third.

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: 26/09/17

A fine sunny Sunday afternoon greeted a large crowd at Tullyroan Oval at the weekend, and they were treated to some excellent race action on track. Randalstown's Shane Murray took a heat and final brace in the latest round of Hankook Performance Tyres World Series NI for the National Hot Rods. Other feature race wins at the meeting, jointly sponsored by Wilson Motors of Ballymena and Ray McGrath Haulage, fell to Leonard Dunn (National Bangers), Stephen Emerson (2.0 Hot Rods), Daniel Stewart (Ninja Karts) and Gareth Halliday (Junior Productions).

Recent returnee Brendan McConnell was the first to show in the opening National Hot Rods heat, the sixth round of Hankook Performance Tyres World Series NI. In the main pack things were frantic to say the least, with Shane Murray and Mark Heatrick breaking free to chase down the leader. Murray went for the lead on the outside line, racing home for the win ahead of Heatrick and Keith Martin. Stalwart Andrew Stewart took a morale boosting heat two victory, holding off a stiff late challenge from Martin to secure the win, with Heatrick and Murray next home.
The final paired Murray and Heatrick on the front row, and after a brief early tussle where Heatrick tried everything to get ahead, Murray settled into the premier spot. Mark just couldn't get back on terms despite his efforts, leaving Murray to cruise home to the win in the Ginetta over Heatrick, Martin, Adam Maxwell and Jaimie McCurdy.

The annual Nutshaker title was on the line for the Unlimited National Bangers, with some excellent action right from the off in the main race. Leonard Dunn was the first to show ahead of Kieran McIvor, before McIvor went out having hit the wall hard when his throttle jammed. Dunn got eliminated on turn two, with Mark Hughes and Jonny Murdock all involved. Sensationally Murdock emerged from it all as the only car remaining, but his engine expired before he could make it to the line. With no finishers the result was declared on countback, with Dunn taking the win on most laps completed ahead of Seanie Bell and Liam Johnston.
The Allcomers race will be remembered for a huge head on between Marty McKiernan and Hughes, with the win falling to Steven Reynolds. The Destruction Derby was for the coveted Stephen Bannon Memorial Trophy, and after some heavy early laps that eliminated Stevo McGrath, Reynolds, Rod Herron and Johnston, it was Rocky McKenna who emerged for a deserved win. Best Wreck of the day fell to McKiernan, with Heron taking Entertainer of the Day and Best Presented Car as he celebrated his 50th birthday.

The 2.0 Hot Rods were contesting the Grand Final of the Hoosier Racing Tyres Challenge Series, with the points scored in the day's heats added to their series points so far to determine the final grid. There were also a trio of Republic of Ireland drivers making a welcome visit - Ian Riordan, Aidan Hallahan and Jason O'Brien. The first heat was a Sean Dynes benefit, the Dungannon racer edging clear to take the win over Aaron Beattie and Stephen Emerson. Allen Cherry took the heat two win by some distance, but behind there was a huge battle for second. Beattie, Dynes, Adam Hylands and Emerson were going at it hammer and tongs, with Hylands grabbing second on the line with a fine outside drive.
Emerson and Stuart Cochrane shared the front row for the final, although they were all brought up short early on for a stoppage when O'Brien clattered the turn two wall. At the resumption Emerson pulled clear to take a resounding victory to make it a Hoosier Series clean sweep of both opening rounds and the Grand Final. Cochrane kept him honest all the way home with Dynes and Glenn Bell next home. The top three can be seen above receiving their tyres courtesy of Hoosier UK, with winner Emerson centre, runner up Cochrane on the left and third placed Dynes with son Aaron on the right.

Daniel Stewart was the star turn in the Ninja Karts as he took victory in all three races for a perfect hat-trick. The ever improving Lauren Berry led them away in all three races, and was challenged in the opener by Lacey Bevan and Matthew Weir. Stewart quickly arrived on the scene and swooped past to win ahead of Corey Stirling and Stewart Hanna. Stewart again was on a roll in heat two, charging from back to front for another excellent win over Stirling and Bevan.
Berry and then Max Hobson had turns out front in the final, but Stewart had the hat-trick in his sights and duly took the win over Hobson, with Stirling in third in his last ever race due to reaching the upper age limit.

Some excellent racing from the Junior Productions rounded off the programme, with Callum Magill and Sam Percy disputing the lead before Matthew Nicholl found a way past to take the first win in his new car. It was slippery going in heat two with plenty of oil from the Bangers on the track. Gareth Halliday was the one who coped best with a great win over Magill and Nicholl.
Magill led them away in the final, but Halliday quickly challenged before storming off to another stylish win to complete his double for the day. Magill and Graham meek completed the podium places.
Many thanks to our meeting sponsors, Ray McGrath Transport & Wilson Motors, Ballymena
Added: 25/09/17

In our latest points update, the final World Championship Qualifying tables for Superstox and Rookie Bangers have now been published.

In the Superstox season long chase to qualify for the World Championship final at Ipswich next month, Denver Grattan came out on top ahead of Lee Davison after both had excellent campaigns.

In the Rookie Bangers, Sammy Fisher has proved to be the find of the season and his great form sees him take the win after some excellent racing of late. Christy Bradley just pipped Pater McKenna-Murray to the second and final spot on the World Championship grid at Ipswich in November. Hopes are high for some more excellent Rookie Banger racing at our New Year meeting and into 2018 with the numbers set to improve even more.

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.

Added: 19/09/17

Portadown star Nigel Jackson made his first appearance of the season at Aghadowey Oval last Saturday night, and sensationally landed the Lightning Rods King of Aghadowey title! Gareth Robinson from Cullybackey was also a King of Aghadowey winner in the Thunder Rods, whilst other feature race wins at the meeting, sponsored by Faulkner Plumbing & Heating of Portstewart, were Chris McArdle (Superstox), Adam White (ProStocks) and Trevor Farrell (Rookie Bangers).

Former World Champion Scott Cochrane got the jump early on in the opening Lightning Rods heat, making full use of the wide outside line on a very slippery track to gain an advantage that would ultimately land him the win. Ricky Shaw got the better of Irish Champion Richard Stewart to grab second as the cars tiptoed around on a wet track that was also awash with oil from a previous race. Returnee Nigel Jackson got back to winning ways in heat two after relegating early pacesetter Mark McCambridge, Nigel taking the win over McCambridge and European Champion Jordan Rochford.
With Jackson and Cochrane tied on points, it was Nigel who won the toss to land pole position for the King of Aghadowey final. As Jackson settled into the lead, Cochrane got relegated on the tough outside groove which allowed Rochford and Shaw through on the inside. But this one was all about Jackson, Nigel signalling his return to the fold with a super win ahead of Rochford and Cochrane.

The circuit for the opening Thunder Rods heat was very slippery indeed after the earlier oil deposit, but it was Gareth Robinson who coped best to charge through to a clear win. John Goligher was showing very well too from towards the rear of the line up, with second place his reward for a great effort. Goligher made no mistake in the second qualifier, taking a clear win ahead of his son Josh with Davy Wilson in third.
John Goligher and Robinson shared the front row for the King of Aghadowey final, with Wilson and an impressive Steven Elder on row two. Robinson made the best get away, but took his life in his hands by chopping hard across the bows of Goligher to snatch the lead. They both survived what could have been a nasty moment, with Robinson then edging clear and Wilson moving into second. As the laps dwindled away the leader encountered some heavy traffic which allowed Wilson to close, but Gareth had all under control to race home to the King of Aghadowey crown, and this time thankfully with no dramas in post race scrutineering!. Wilson and Irish Champion Samuel Montgomery filled out the podium places.

David Beattie led the opening Superstox heat away, with the whole field soon slowed to a crawl as Cyril Hawe's motor deposited all its oil on an already wet track! Beattie went out and Chris McArdle went ahead, but he was knocked from the lead by a flying Lee Davison who was coping admirably with some of the worst track conditions seen in many years. Behind Davison, Gary Grattan and Sean mark filled the top places. Things were slightly better for heat two, with McArdle this time making no mistake to land the victory, despite Denver Grattan closing late on.
McArdle worked his way past his fellow yellow graders to hit the front early in the final to build an impressive lead, and despite the hard charging Grattan brothers making advances as the race progressed Chris was able to hang on for the silverware. His heat and final brace of wins also earn him a rise to the blue grade for the next meeting.

The new car of Dylan Booth made the running for much of the opening ProStocks heat, before being punted aside on the final bend by British Champion Adam White. Adam took the win in some style ahead of Booth and Dan Shannon. Heat two was all about Norman Purdy, the Ballybogey man charging ahead to take the win over Karl Smyth and Mark McLaughlin.
Booth got himself out front again in the feature race final, but was unfortunately disqualified for health and safety reasons due to a damaged bumper on his car. Purdy took up the running but had no answer when White came calling, Adam scything past to complete his double for the evening. Steven Haugh and Smyth filled out the podium places.

A smaller than usual field of Rookie Bangers contested their final World Championship qualifier, but they produced three thrilling races. Sammy Fisher took the lead in heat one but was spun out by the might of Team Sour, which allowed Paul O'Connor to take the win ahead of Deano McGrath. Fisher came back in style to win heat two after despatching McGrath from the top spot.
The final was their best race of the evening, and it was Trevor Farrell who held on despite all manner of efforts to remove him from the top spot. He took the winner's trophy ahead of Fisher and O'Connor.
Pics by John Wolsey
Added: 18/09/17

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