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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
9/3/2024 @ 1pm - 6pm

Practice & Test Day 1
(DMC Young Drivers Academy 11am-1pm)

Tullyroan Oval
16/3/2024 @ 1pm - 6pm

Practice & Test Day 2
(DMC Young Drivers Academy 11am-1pm)

Tullyroan Oval
23/3/2024 @ 6.30pm

GRAND SEASON OPENER
National Hot Rods Diemens.com World Series NI Round 8

2.0 Hot Rods
Superstox
Rookie Bangers 2024 DMC Gold Cup
Junior Productions


 


 

 
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A fantastic Sunday afternoon’s race action at Tullyroan Oval saw Garvagh’s Stephen Boyd win an exciting Rookie Bangers Irish Championship. There was some top quality racing on show throughout the meeting, with recently crowned European Champion Drew McKeown from Bleary hitting the outside line to win the Grand Final of the Hoosier Tyres Challenge Series for 2.0 Hot Rods.
Local favourite Nigel Jackson was another who pulled off a superb final victory, this time in the Lightning Rods, whilst other feature race winners were Portadown duo Daniel Stewart in the Junior Productions Tullyroan Challenge Cup and Rab Preston in the Thunder Rods.

A full grid well in excess of 30 cars lined up in season points order for the Rookie Bangers Irish Championship. There was a great race out front amongst the top drivers, with polesitter William McFaul and John Goligher both enjoying spells in the lead. There were incidents galore around the circuit for the drivers to avoid, but Stephen Boyd managed to surge ahead in the midway point of the race to land the title after a great drive. McFaul took second ahead of Marc Morrell.
The first support heat saw Gavin Gamble lead most of the way before McFaul nipped past on the final bend to win. Heat two saw another action packed encounter, with Josh Goligher taking the win in this one.

The opening 2.0 Hot Rods heat fell to David Kernohan who took a fine win ahead of a huge places scrap which eventually saw Allen Cherry take second over Colin McFarland. Heat two had Ronan McNally ahead, only for him to be challenged by Ally Neill late on. Neill made a spirited charge on the outside line, with McNally holding on by a hairs breadth at the flag.
The Grand Final of the Hoosier Tyres Challenge Series was lined up in aggregate series order, which saw Scott Cochrane and Mervyn Emerson sharing the front row. Cochrane quickly settled into the lead ahead of Drew McKeown, and after a fantastic first half of the race McKeown was able to haul himself right around the outside to grab the lead. It was a remarkable drive from a teenager who is right on top of his game at present. As Drew took the win, Cochrane and Emerson completed the top three, and they all received new race tyres courtesy of the sponsors Hoosier UK.

Both Lightning Rods heats fell to the BMW of Dean Catherwood, as he led home Nigel Jackson in the opener with World Champ Ricky Shaw second in heat two.
Those wins elevated Catherwood to the star grade for the final, but he was still to be a major player in a superb race. Aaron Brunton led initially before Martin O’Flaherty took over, with Catherwood chasing hard in second ahead of Stuart Agnew and Jackson. With the top four running nose to tail, Jackson wasted little time in hitting the outside line. In a fantastic drive he surged right around the top three to hit the front and take the silverware in emphatic style. Catherwood and Agnew filled the podium spots at the end of a great race.

Daniel Stewart took a clear win in the opening Junior Productions heat ahead of Jack Morrow, before Lauren Berry took a popular heat two win over Aaron Dynes.
The final for the Tullyroan Challenge Cup was all about Stewart and Morrow for much of the distance, with Daniel ahead but Jack trying everything he had to get past on both the inside and outside lines. It was a great race for the fans to enjoy, with Stewart just hanging on to win. Matthew Weir nabbed second near the end as the lead pack tripped over some backmarkers, with Morrow having to make do with third having driven a great race.

Jason Darragh was the winner of the first Thunder Rods heat ahead of Adam Graham, before Rick Purdy took heat two ahead of Rab Preston. That was perhaps a sign of things to come for Preston, and he then ran down long time final leader Tom Archibald to take the honours in the feature race. Graham took another second place finish ahead of Archibald and Purdy at the flag.
Added: 26/09/22

Kyle Beattie from Aughnacloy was victorious in the 61st running of the Superstox Championship of the World at Aghadowey Oval last weekend. With a number of major title races up for decision over the two days of racing, Galgorm’s Shane Murray was crowned National Hot Rods British Champion and Bleary’s Drew McKeown won the 2.0 Hot Rods European Championship

A full field of 34 Superstox came to grid for the Mk2 Escort Shells & Spares World Championship race, one of the oldest and most prestigious in the sport of oval racing. England’s Michael Green was on pole position alongside local star Craig McConnell. As expected the opening laps were hectic, with an early caution for turn one drama quickly followed by another, again for an incident on the Brown Trout Bend.
Green and McConnell both had got their noses in front early on, but it was now Kyle Beattie who hit the top spot. Despite McConnell’s best efforts to get back on terms as the race progressed, it was Beattie who took the chequered flag to tremendous applause all around the stadium. McConnell was a gallant runner up with Curtis Greer coming through for third place, ahead of defending champion Nick Roots and fellow Englishman Green.

Both the Allcomers Heat and Meeting Final on Saturday fell the way of Berkshire’s Chris Bradbury amidst some tremendous racing.
Sunday’s action centred on the Irish Open Championship, and after Green and Ed Davis shared the heats it was Green who came through to win the title for the third time in a row. Beattie and McConnell filled the podium places.

There were three heats to sort out qualification for the big entry in the Cherry Pipes National Hot Rods British Championship, with Scotland’s Gordon Alexander taking the opener before an ankle injury unfortunately sidelined him for the weekend. Portadown’s Gary Woolsey then won heat two with Kells driver Carl Sloan victorious in the third qualifier.
Aggregate points saw Galgorm’s Shane Murray on pole position for the British Championship final following a brace of third place finishes, with England’s Perry Cooke alongside. Murray powered clear at the start and was never challenged as he took a dominant win to land the British title. Adam Maxwell came through for second ahead of David Casey.

Sunday saw the coveted Leslie Dallas Memorial Trophy up for grabs, with a fantastic opening heat keeping the crowd entertained as Waterford’s Casey took the win. The second heat fell the way of Glenn Bell, with Murray again the man on pole position for the final after consistent finishes in both heats races.
Despite the best efforts of placemen Bell and John Christie, Murray was once again unstoppable as he cruised to the beautiful trophy and the handsome prize fund that went with it.

The Cherry Pipes 2.0 Hot Rods European Championship was another event to attract a huge field, with the keenly contested heat wins falling to Portadown’s Adam Heatrick, Scottish star Keith Brown and Bleary’s Drew McKeown.
A shower of rain just before the off in Sunday’s European Championship race just added to the drama, with McKeown the first to show ahead of Conor Hughes. Hughes finally found a way past with a great outside line pass, and he stretched ahead out front. Late in the race McKeown came back with a late surge, getting back on terms and finding a way down the inside of Hughes for the lead. Conor came back and bundled his way past again to take the flag, but after a Stewards Enquiry he was demoted two places for the late contact on McKeown. That gave Drew his first major championship win and at just nineteen years old the youngest ever European Champion, with World Champion Jordan Rochford in second ahead of the demoted Hughes.

The Ninja Karts impressed all weekend with almost 30 young stars in action from right across the UK. Jack Jones won both heats on Saturday in some style, but it was Belfast’s Caolan Fegan who took the DMC Gold Cup Final after on the road winner Mason Carberry was demoted for jumping a restart. Stuart Shevill took the runner up spot ahead of the relegated Carberry.
Sunday saw the prestigious Keir Millar Memorial Trophy up for grabs, with the heat wins falling to the English duo of Carberry and Clark Ferris. The final turned out to be an absolutely fantastic encounter, with Scottish star Shevill taking the win by the narrowest of margins ahead of Ferris and National & English Champion Charlie Weston.

The Junior Productions completed the line up, with the heats shared between Lexi Crooks and Brandon Litter. But it was Dungannon’s Jake Devlin who powered through to land the final honours for his first ever victory in the sport, and no better time to do it than in front of the huge Speedweekend crowd!
Added: 20/09/22

As a mark of respect following the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the meeting at Tullyroan Oval scheduled for tomorrow (Saturday 10th September) has been postponed.
DMC Race Promotions offer our sincere condolences to King Charles III and the Royal Family at this very sad time.

Added: 9/9/22

Scotch Street driver Gary Woolsey was the man to beat at Tullyroan Oval on Sunday afternoon, as he took a polished heat and final double in the National Hot Rods. In glorious sunshine and in front of a large crowd, Loughgall’s Jamie McCann won the Moffett Shield for Superstox whilst Ballykelly’s Matthew Nichol won the Tullyroan Challenge Cup for 2L National Bangers.
Other feature races fell to Chris Hamill in the 1300 Stock Cars and Martin O’Flaherty in the Lightning Rods.

A fine entry of National Hot Rods took to the grid for the third round of the 2022/23 Simpson Race Exhausts World Series NI. Having been out of action for a time, Gary Woolsey has been easing himself back into the groove over the past few meetings. The experienced former British Champion easily took the opening heat over Dean McCrory, before taking second in heat two as he chased Portadown’s Andrew Stewart over the line.
Woolsey wasted little time getting ahead in the final, with McCrory giving chase. Shane Murray was making rapid progress from the back of the field, and entering the final laps it was a three way dice for the lead. Woolsey used all his experience to complete his double for the day despite Murray’s best attempts on the outside. McCrory snatched back second on the line, with Murray, John Christie and Jeff Riordan next up.

The 2L National Bangers put on a ‘smashing’ display as always, with all sorts of action right around the track. Ballykelly teenager Matthew Nichol powered through to win the Tullyroan Challenge Cup ahead of Stevo McGrath and Mike Flaherty, before Matthew came through again to win the Allcomers race too. An eventful Destruction Derby fell to Stevo McGrath, with Nicholl earning Entertainer of the Day and Jake Macnicol the Best Wreck Award.

Some of the best racing of the day was from another big field of Superstox, with a career first win for Gerard Hartley kicking off the day in heat one. He led home Jamie McCann and Curtis Greer. Heat two was a fantastic race, with Hartley again the pacesetter until the star men moved ahead. A four way dice between Ed Davis, Greer, McCann and Craig McConnell over the last couple of laps was only decided on the last bend as McCann took a super win over McConnell.
The annual Moffett Shield final saw Ross O’Shea leading for some distance before losing out to Davis. A couple of late race cautions only added to the drama, with McCann again pouncing on the last lap to grab the coveted shield ahead of Davis and Jordan Robinson. Neil Hyndman was fourth over the line and he also took the best white/yellow grade award.

Scotland’s Craig Haxton joined the locals in the 1300 Stock Cars, with the big bumpers put to good use as always. A quiet by the usual standards opening heat fell to Gareth Halliday over Chris Hamill, before Robbie Wright went in hard with the bumper on the final bend to take the heat two spoils ahead of Fionn Donnelly and Jonny Patterson.
The final saw Donnelly ahead, with Irish Champion Hamill and Ty Richardson coming into the mix over the last few laps. Hamill went ahead, only for the other pair to come back at him in style, but Chris isn’t an Irish Champion for nothing and he duly brushed aside their challenge to take a fine win. Richardson, Donnelly and Patterson filled the places.

There was a BMW one-two in the opening Lightning Rods heat as Dean Catherwood headed home Nigel Jackson, before World and National Champion Ricky Shaw showed his class to win the second heat over Catherwood and Gerry Rogers.
The final saw Catherwood stretching clear out front before he sadly went out with mechanical issues, which handed the lead to Martin O’Flaherty. He held off the advances of the pack over the last few laps to take a deserved win over Jackson and Shaw.
Added: 28/08/22

An action packed night of racing at Aghadowey Oval on Saturday saw the fans treated to some spectacular action. The William Cooke Memorial Trophy for Stock Rods was the main event on the programme, and it fell to Enniskillen’s Stevie McNiece after a dominant display. Portadown’s Adam Heatrick took victory in the second round of the Hoosier Tyres Challenge Series for 2.0 Hot Rods, whilst Crumlin’s Riley Dawson-Stirling took a faultless hat-trick of wins on his way to the Ninja Karts Golden Helmet.
There was a double victory for Limavady’s Simon McLaughlin in the Thunder Rods, whilst British Champion Jack Morrow from Rathfriland capped a fine night with victory in the Junior Productions.

The opening Stock Rods qualifier saw a win for Mark Foster, with former World Champion Stevie McNiece in second ahead of welcome returnee Steven McKane. Heat two saw a big engine blow up for new World Champ Colin McNiece whilst he was ahead, and the ensuing oil slick also took out multi-champion Mark Crawford too. Once the track was cleaned up, Dan Shannon held on to take the win over Samuel Wilson and Victor McAfee.
Having qualified on pole position, Stevie McNiece never put a foot wrong in the William Cooke Memorial Trophy final, leading from flag to flag for a convincing win. Shannon and Jonny Cardwell filled the podium places ahead of Sam McNeice and Foster.

A fine field of nineteen 2.0 Hot Rods were on hand to contest the second round of their Hoosier Challenge Series, with Ally Neill holding off the advances of Colin McFarland and Adam Weir to land the opening heat win. Heat two saw Ronan McNally take the chequered flag, with David Kernohan and Jordan McCann chasing him home.
The final was the race of the night, with McFarland rolling back the years to lead early on. He ran wide and then clashed with McNally which saw Colin’s hopes disappear, before McNally then hooked up with McCann to destroy their chances in a flash. Adam Heatrick grabbed the opportunity with both hands to go ahead, and he duly took the win, the silverware and a new race tyre courtesy of Hoosier UK. Gary Butler came through for second after a fine drive, with Scott Cochrane and Denver Grattan next up.

English visitor Jenson Fish joined the regulars in the Ninja Karts, with Riley Dawson-Stirling taking the opening heat win after the leaders all tripped over each other late on. Noah Teggart and Caolan Fegan chased him home. Sean Conway’s best showing so far looked set to see him take the second heat win, but he got badly baulked by a recovering backmarker on the very last bend, which allowed Dawson-Stirling through to take another win over Keegan Turtle and Fish.
Jack Morrison went ahead early in the final, but Dawson-Stirling again managed to make his way ahead to complete a perfect hat-trick for the evening by lifting the Golden Helmet trophy. Morrison was great value in second after an excellent meeting for him, with Fegan, Teggart and Charlie Johnston the next drivers home.

Simon McLaughlin took the win in the opening Thunder Rods heat after relegating early leader Tom Archibald. Jason Darragh and David Wilson took second and third after a few penalties were handed out. Heat two saw a first ever career win for Archibald, as he led from start to finish to win ahead of McLaughlin and Rick Purdy. This race was marred by a huge back straight crash which eliminated a number of cars.
Some sterling pit work saw some very badly damaged cars from the big crash back in action for the final, which was a credit to all the teams. McLaughlin again worked his way ahead in this one, and despite huge late pressure from Darragh and Purdy he managed to hold on to complete an impressive double.

Another excellent field of Junior Productions saw novice grader Brandon Litter take his first ever win in the opening heat ahead of British Champion Jack Morrow and Jake Devlin. Brandon did it all again in heat two, taking his second career victory ahead of Lexi Crooks and Dylan Fegan.
An early skirmish in the final took out a few fancied runners, and soon Crooks had got her nose ahead in her pretty Vauxhall Corsa. Stewart Hanna was tracking her every move until the two clashed and went out, handing the lead to Morrow who raced home to take the win in some style ahead of Matthew Weir, Daniel Stewart and Leyton Hughes.
Added: 21/08/22

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