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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
19/10/2019 @ 6.30pm

HOT ROD HEAVEN!
National Hot Rods 2020 Simpson Race Exhausts World Series NI Round 5 plus 2019 Ulster Championship
2.0 Hot Rods 2019 Irish Championship
Stock Rods Butler Motorsport Challenge Series Grand Final

Lightning Rods
Thunder Rods

Aghadowey Oval
25/10/2019 @ 7.15pm

GALA NIGHT - Gigantic Fireworks Display!
National Hot Rods 2020 Simpson Race Exhausts World Series NI Round 6 & The Richard Turtle Memorial Trophy
Thunder Rods 2019 Irish Championship
Junior Productions 2019 King of Aghadowey

Stock Rods

Tullyroan Oval
26/10/2019 @ 6pm

GALA NIGHT - Huge Fireworks Spectacular!
2L National Bangers 2019 Irish Championship & The Stephen Bannon Memorial DD
ProStocks 2019 Irish Championship
Ninja Karts 2019 Irish Championship
Superstox NIOvalTV Series Shootout Final

Lightning Rods


 


 

 
Latest News
In the latest points update for Lightning Rods, Nigel Jackson now has a handsome 60 point lead at the top of the Maxwell Freight Services NI Points Championship standings ahead of Jordan Rochford and Martin O'Flaherty. With just one points scoring meeting left in the championship, Nigel cannot be caught and can now be confirmed as the 2019 NI Points Champion.

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 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: 26/09/19

Portadown duo Glenn Bell and Lee Davison both tasted British Championship glory at the DMC Race Promotions Speedweekend at Tullyroan Oval. In front of a packed house Bell raced home to the National Hot Rods British title after a superb race, whilst arguably the drive of the weekend went to Davison as he charged through a star studded international field to land the Superstox British title from towards the back of the grid.

All four corners of the British Isles were represented in the DRS Steelbuildings National Hot Rods British Championship, with Broughshane’s Jaimie McCurdy grabbing the first heat win as he just held off Derek Martin at the flag. Heat two saw a fantastic victory for former British Champ John Christie, as he roared around long time leader Keith Martin on the wide outside line for a superb victory that had the crowd on their feet. The final heat saw Ahoghill’s Shane Murray in victory lane, as he steered his Ginetta home ahead of World Champion Robert McDonald from Scotland.
The opening exchanges in the British title race were simply breathtaking, as pole man Christie and Glenn Bell circulated side by side for some time, with Murray right in the mix too as all three chased the lead. The fans were on the edge of their seats with nothing at all between the three in the damp conditions, each trying every line and style possible in their attempts to edge an advantage. Bell finally did break clear as Scotsman Gordon Alexander joined the fun at the front. Glenn duly completed the remainder of the race to take the British Championship crown, with Murray and Alexander completing the top three at the end of a race that will live long in the memory.
The reverse grid British Revenge Race ended in controversial fashion when the front runners, all on different tyre choices, all came close together nearing the end. The difference in pace saw Adam Maxwell accidentally tip leader Derek Martin wide onto the slippy outside line and ultimately into the wall. Maxwell took the flag but the Stewards had no choice but to disqualify him for the unintentional contact which ended Martin’s race, handing the win to Murray over McDonald and Bell. The meeting finale was for the superb Leslie Dallas Memorial Trophy, which saw Murray romp to victory over McDonald and Bell to complete a great weekend for the National Hot Rods.

Two graded heats determined the starting order for the Superstox British Championship race, with the opening qualifier falling to Aughnacloy novice grader David Beattie ahead of former World Champion Barry Stephen from Scotland and Paddy Murphy. Heat two saw a big crash for Dutchman Ad Melissant, as Beattie again led before a star trio of Stephen, World Champion Michael Green and European, National and English Champion Nick Roots blasted past. Roots got the best of a great fight to take the win over Green and Stephen.
Stephen started the Mk2 Escort Shells and Spares British Championship race from pole position, with Beattie alongside. Stephen was initially tracked by Green before he dropped out, and then by Dan Roots. All eyes in the damp conditions were on Portadown’s former World Champion Lee Davison though, as he blasted through from 19th on the grid to bring himself right into contention. Lee had made an inspired choice on set up on the tricky surface, and he romped home to land the British title in some style ahead of Dan Roots and Kyle Beattie after a thrilling race.
On Sunday the Irish Open Championship was up for grabs, with the heats falling to Stephen and Kyle Beattie. The second one was an especially good encounter, with Beattie coming back from what looked like an impossible position to take the win. Ed Davis looked odds on for the win at a time but suffered a technical issue, whilst Murray Jones was also right in the mix for much of the distance.
The Irish Open Final saw Stephen the first to show with Green and Davison right on his case. Davison departed the scene when his wheel guard broke loose, with Green then bursting through to land the Irish Open title with an immaculate drive to the flag. Nick Roots was a gallant runner up with Stephen in third.

The Escorts and Anglias of yesteryear entertained as a large field of visitors turned up for the Classic Hot Rods action. DMC promoter Davy McCall was the star of the show on his own circuit, taking victory in both the Irish Open Championship and the Jim Purdie Memorial Trophy. On Saturday McCall and England’s Gavin Taber shared the heat wins before McCall romped home to Irish Open glory over Scotland’s Graeme Callendar and Taber.
Sunday saw McCall take the opener after a super drive from the rear of the field, whilst Scotland’s Jock Campbell took the heat two win by the narrowest of Margins. The Jim Purdie Memorial Trophy is always an emotional affair and it was McCall who took the win over Taber and Campbell.

Top of the support racing was the coveted Keir Millar Memorial Trophy for the young stars in the Ninja Karts. Antrim’s Leyton Hughes was on fire in the heats, winning the first ahead of Cumbria’s Toby Tyson and repeating the feat in heat two ahead of Oxfordshire’s Finley Kew. In the final conditions became very tricky as the rain started to fall, with Tyson coming home to land the superb trophy over Hughes and Kew.
BTCC star Matt Simpson joined the 2.0 Hot Rods field for their Irish Masters, and he was quickly up to speed with runner up slot in heat one behind Stuart Cochrane. Conor Hughes took the second heat at a canter ahead of Drew McKeown, which left Gary Wilson and Cochrane sharing the front row for the final on points. Wilson made the best getaway, and did tremendously well to withstand enormous pressure from Cochrane throughout the race distance. Wilson took a great win over Cochrane and Mervyn Emerson, with Simpson coming home in a creditable fifth place in some very tricky conditions.
Stock Rods and Lightning Rods were also in action over the weekend, with Glenavy’s Dan Shannon landing the Tullyroan Challenge Cup for the Stock Rods after a somewhat bruising encounter on Saturday evening. Shane McMillan and Curtis Greer completed the placemen, whilst in the Lightning Rods Richard Stewart took a clear win over Jordan Rochford and Nigel Jackson.

Many thanks to our meeting sponsors, DRS Steelbuildings, Mk2 Escort Shells & Spares and Photoflash Travel
Added: 23/09/19

Graham Meek has now been confirmed as the winner of the A McKeown & Son Fruit & Veg NI Points Championship for Junior Productions. After one of our most successful seasons to date for the formula, Graham took the championship win by 13 points over Mark Crawford, with Sam Percy in third spot.

In the Racemart NI Points Championship for 2.0 Hot Rods, Adam Best leads the way at the latest regrading ahead of Allen Cherry and Conor Hughes. Adam also leads the early stages of the quest to qualify for the 2020 World Championship, leading Gary Fowler and Stuart Cochrane.

In the Maxwell Freight Services Stock Rods NI Points Championship, World, European and British Champion Derek McMillan has now moved ahead in the standings ahead of Marc Morrell, with Micky McFall and Shane McMillan next up. After the opening 2020 World Championship qualifying meeting, Dan Shannon tops the chart ahead of Jonny Cardwell and Derek McMillan.

In the Cirrus Plastics DMC Race Promotions Championship for National Hot Rods, things are hotting up at the top of the standings. Adam Hylands still tops the chart but is now just 3 points ahead of Derek Martin, with Glenn Bell a further 7 points adrift 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 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: 16/09/19

On a night of big grids and close racing, a large crowd at Aghadowey Oval were kept entertained throughout the 15-race programme. Portadown’s Glenn Bell took a fine win in the third round of the National Hot Rods Simpson Race Exhausts World Series NI, whilst there was a dominant 2.0 Hot Rods win for Antrim’s Mervyn Emerson. On his welcome back meeting to the local fans, newly crowned Stock Rods World Champion Derek McMillan continued his winning ways with another final victory, whilst Lurgan’s Graham Meek was the winner of the Collision Accident Management Young Guns Series for Junior Productions. The final feature race winner at the JP Joinery & Construction of Londonderry sponsored event was Ballymena’s James Goldie, who scooped a heat and final double to take the Thunder Rods King of Aghadowey.

Another excellent turnout of National Hot Rods took to the track for Simpson Race Exhausts World Series NI Round 3, although Thomas Dilly unfortunately didn’t make it past practice with a blown engine. Adam Heatrick easily cruised to the opening heat win as many eyes were fixed on a pulsating battle between Shane Murray and Glenn Bell as they raced through from the red grade to fourth and fifth respectively behind Heatrick, Davy McKay and Podge McQuaid. Heat two saw a morale boosting win for McKay who has been beset with bad luck of late, leading home Terence McConalogue, Derek Martin and Bell.
The track was wet for the final, with McConalogue the first to show ahead of Podge McQuaid and Ian McReynolds. Bell though was on a mission, and he scythed through to the lead by quarter distance. Martin initially led the chase in second, but he succumbed late on to pressure from John Christie as he claimed the runner up slot.

A pleasing eighteen 2.0 Hot Rods took to the grid for their opening heat, and the going was hectic to say the least for the opening laps. Dean McFarland and Johnny McCloy disputed the early lead, before Gary Fowler squeezed past to the lead. Fowler took the chequered flag but was unfortunately docked two places for contact on McCloy. That handed the victory to McFarland, his first ever in the formula. Dean didn’t have to wait long for his second win, taking a clear win in heat two over Adam Best and Davy Potter.
It was damp come final time, with Lester McCloy the first to show before McFarland went ahead again despite his elevation to the yellow grade. The opening exchanges were dramatic to say the least, as Fowler spent a number of laps alongside McFarland as they contested the top spot. Fowler eventually made the move stick, but by now the star men were breathing down their necks. Mervyn Emerson was the one to watch, and he drove the perfect race to hit the front and pull clear to take a well deserved win. Fowler was a gallant runner up with Adam Best spinning across the line as he got the best of a great battle for third.

Nineteen Stock Rods took to the track as they got their 2020 World Qualifying campaign under way, after the new World Champion Derek McMillan had received a momento from DMC promoter Davy McCall. An early yellow flag was called in heat one when Michael Rodgers blew an engine in huge fashion and the unlucky Stevie McNiece found the wall in his new car having hit the resultant oil slick. Ryan Murphy led the opening laps before Dan Shannon powered ahead to take a decisive win over Jonny Cardwell and Rick Purdy. Heat two again saw Murphy out front for most of the distance before Cardwell hit the front late on. Jonny was docked for contact on Murphy though, which handed the win to Sam Wilson ahead of Shannon.
Shannon hit the front early in the final before a caution period when Marc Morrell lost a wheel. Shannon made the slightest error at the restart, which allowed McMillan an overlap which Dan just couldn’t close again. Derek stormed ahead to take yet another final win, with Cardwell and Shannon filling the places.

The Junior Productions were contesting the Grand Final of the Collision Accident Management Young Guns Series, and there was a debut for former Ninja Karts star Lauren Berry. A great scrap for the opening heat win saw Adam McFall come out on top ahead of Mark Crawford and Jordan Nicholl. After some sterling pit work from his crew following a heat one crash, James Stewart not only made the grid for heat two but went on to take a great win over Sam McNeice and Crawford.
Aggregate points from across the series saw Crawford on pole position ahead of Sam Percy, with Graham Meek and Matthew Nicholl on row two. Nicholl had hot-footed it from Mondello Park near Dublin during the afternoon where he had been victorious in the Ginetta Junior series. Meek got the jump early on to hit the front in what were now very wet conditions, and despite a couple of caution periods Graham hung on for a well deserved series win ahead of Nicholl and Stewart. All three went home with six new race tyres between them courtesy of the series sponsor Collision Accident Management.

Paul Whelan from Tipperary joined the locals on track for the Thunder Rods King of Aghadowey. Irish Champion Andrew McLean had a faultless flag to flag win in the first heat over Gavin Gamble and Chris Baird, before NI Points Champion James Goldie took heat two over David Wilson and John Goligher.
On points Goldie and McLean shared the front row for the wet final, with Goldie quickly edging clear and Wilson slotting into second. Wilson kept Goldie honest all the way home, but it was James who took the win and the King of Aghadowey title over Wilson and McLean, with Baird and Jason Darragh next home.
Pics by John Wolsey
Many thanks to our meeting sponsors, JP Joinery & Building Contractor, Tel: 07811 414845
Added: 15/09/19

In our latest points update a number of NI Points Champions have been crowned.

In the Superstox 914 Lee Davison has retained his Mk2 Escort Shells & Spares NI Points Championship by 19 points over 944 Jordan Robinson and 988 Sean Mark who finish tied for second spot. Davison also leads the NIOvalTV Series after two rounds ahead of 987 Paddy Murphy and Mark, and after just one meeting of the 2020 World Championship qualifying campaign Lee also tops the standings over 955 Kyle Beattie.

133 Steven Haugh has been crowned Ryan Wright Signs ProStocks NI Points Champion ahead of 258 Dan Shannon and 8 Sam Stewart. Their focus will now be towards the upcoming World Cup at Aghadowey Oval on September 28th.

Dublin's 143 Paul O'Connor took victory in the Rookie Bangers DMC Points Championship, stealing in at the final round to pip 4 Josh Goligher to the title. This chart will supply the seeds for the World Championship at Ipswich in November.

One of the most intriguing battles this season has been the World Championship Qualifying Points for the Lightning Rods. 977 Jordan Rochford and 902 Nigel Jackson have been neck and neck all season with Jordan just coming out on top by a mere three points after a full year of racing. Once our allocation of places for the World Final next month at Tipperary has been finalised, our qualifiers will come from this chart.

Finally, after the latest round of the Cirrus Plastics DMC Championship for National Hot Rods, 54 Adam Hylands holds a nine point lead over 20 Derek Martin.

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 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: 10/09/19

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