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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
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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A fantastic May Day Bank Holiday at Aghadowey Oval on Monday afternoon saw some excellent racing in front of a healthy crowd of race fans. They were treated to a five formula spectacular of short oval racing, culminating with an All-Star Caravan Destruction Derby. On track there were King of Aghadowey title wins for Glenavy's Dan Shannon in the ProStocks and welcome Scottish visitor Charlie Hardie in the Ninja Karts. Thomas Dilly was the victor in the latest round of the Classic Hot Rods NI Series, with the other feature race wins falling to Lee Davison (Superstox) and Graham Young (Thunder Rods). An outstanding Caravan Derby fell to Coagh's Dessie Dallas.

An excellent field of ProStocks were joined by Scottish duo Paul Barron and Jason McAlpine for the 2017 King of Aghadowey. Jordan McCann led the opening heat away, pulling clear to record the win over a squabbling British Champion Steven Haugh and Jamie McCann. The reverse grid second encounter fell to Irish Champion Dan Shannon, which netted him pole spot for the King of Aghadowey final. Stephen Boyd and Mark McLaughlin chased him home.
The first attempt to get the final going didn't get far when Robbie Wright got stranded on turn four, and at the resumption Shannon quickly stamped his authority on things to pull clear. There was frantic action right down the pack as they all jostled for position, until a late race caution was called for an incident with just two laps remaining. Shannon had the advantage of a backmarker between himself and Adam White for the restart, and the Irish Champion pulled clear to lift the King of Aghadowey crown, ahead of White and William McFaul.

Scottish stars Charlie Hardie, Scott Allardyce and Lennon Grant joined the local starlets for the Ninja Karts King of Aghadowey. The opening graded heat saw recent newcomer Max Hobson take an early lead, before a stoppage following a monumental home straight rollover for Curtis McConkey from which he thankfully escaped unscathed. Early leader Lacey Bevan was relegated by fast charging star man Corey Stirling at the resumption, and he took the win over Aaron Ward and Daniel Stewart. Ryan Berry and Max Hobson had turns out front in heat two, before Brandon Litter took up the running. He was challenged late on by the impressive Stirling, but Brandon was able to hang on out front and he took a well deserved win over Stirling and Sam Percy.
The final paired Stirling and defending champion Hardie on the front row, with Stewart and Percy next up whilst it was great to see McConkey back on track after his earlier spill. The front row duo were never far apart, and were joined in the fight out front by Ward as the race progressed. It was a thrilling encounter from the youngsters, and Hardie got some breathing space as Stirling and Ward slowed each other up. Stirling got a second wind and came back as the laps dwindled down, but Hardie was well in control as he took the flag and the King of Aghadowey crown for the second year running. Stirling, Ward, Grant and Litter rounded out the places.

A very encouraging field of Superstox assembled for their first Aghadowey outing of the season, with Cyril Hawe the early pacesetter in the opening heat. He eventually lost out to Keith McAreavey who took the win over the impressive Stephen Stewart and Hawe. Heat two saw an excellent win for Neil Davison, who relegated Hawe on lap six and pressed ahead to take the chequered flag. Sean Mark, McAreavey and Irish Champion Denver Grattan filled out the places.
The clutch start final saw Hawe lead them away again, becoming involved in a great battle with Mark for the lead. Mark went ahead with Gregg Hyndman giving chase before the yellows came out for Hawe in the Brow Trout Bend wall, a move which earned Davison a disqualification. There was another caution period a few laps later when second man Hyndman went out on the pit bend along with Andrew Morrow. By now star grader Lee Davison was ahead, and he reeled off the remaining laps to take the victory over Gary Chambers and Stewart.

The local Classic Hot Rods were joined by Scottish star Trevor Harris for the second round of the Dilly Roofing Supplies NI Series, with Trevor fresh from an outing at Northampton on Saturday evening. Harris led them away in the opener, before losing out to fast charging Jeff Richardson who went on to claim the win over Clive Richardson and Harris. Richardson recorded another win in heat two, this time relegating Harris at mid distance to head home Clive and Thomas Dilly.
Jeff Richardson went out early in the final leaving the door open for Anthony Morgan to take up the running once he had demoted Harris. Dilly and Clive Richardson soon powered past to the front, with Thomas using every trick in his repertoire to hold off Clive's advances right to the flag. Thomas then made a superb gesture by donating the new race tyre for the final winner to long distance traveller Harris.

Newcomers Oisin McLaughlin and Hugh Watson joined the four strong novice grade in an excellent turnout of Thunder Rods, where Graham Young powered home to the opening heat win over Jason Darragh and John Goligher in a race littered with caution periods and some over anxious driving. Daniel Rodgers had retired early in heat one, but he made amends by slicing through the field to the win in heat two over Robert McIlroy and Goligher.
The final saw a huge battle between McIlroy, Samuel Montgomery, Davey Wilson and more in the pack, whilst novice McLaughlin drove a great race to lead most of the way on his first ever outing. Just when a dream debut looked on the cards, he succumbed to the pressure late on which allowed Young through for his second win of the day and a rise to the blue grade for the next meeting. Behind a delighted Graham, McLaughlin and Goligher filled the podium positions.

A fantastic All Star Caravan Destruction Derby ended the day's entertainment, with National Hot Rod World Champions Glenn Bell and Adam Maxwell being joined by former Lightning Rods World Champion Scott Cochrane on the grid. All hell broke out right from the off, providing excellent entertainment for the fans. 2.0 Hot Rods ace Allen Cherry impressed along with ProStocks ace William McFaul, the latter of whom was left dangling in the air at a time whilst still joined to his upturned caravan! It came down to a battle between Dessie Dallas, Maxwell and Cochrane, with Dallas taking the win as last car moving to keep up the great family tradition in the Caravan Derbies.
Added: 01/05/17

Portadown's Mark Heatrick had an excellent evening at Tullyroan Oval on Saturday, as he took a heat and final double in the tenth round of the National Hot Rods World Series NI. The racing was fast and furious across all five classes on show, with the other feature race wins at the LMC Trade Sales of Dungannon sponsored event falling to Victor McAfee (Stock Rods), Feargal McNally (2.0 Hot Rods), Mark Overend (Lightning Rods) and Adam McFall (Junior Productions).

A superb entry of twenty one cars came under starters orders for the tenth round of the Hankook Performance Tyres World Series NI for National Hot Rods. Ballymena's Philip McCloy set the early pace from the front of the grid in heat one, before losing out to Ben McKee. Mark Heatrick meanwhile was taking advantage of his generous yellow grading for the evening and quickly hauled himself on terms with the leader, slipping past to the lead and the win during the closing stages. Mark's nephew Adam Heatrick came through for a solid second ahead of McKee and returnee Nigel McCauley, whilst a sublime outside pass on Gary Wilson netted fifth for National and British Champion Adam Hylands. McKee hit the front from the off in heat two, and with McCauley and M Heatrick battling over second Ben was able to reel off the laps to take a well deserved victory. McCauley, M Heatrick and Hylands filled out the places.
M Heatrick qualified on pole position for the final, with McKee alongside and McCauley and A Heatrick claiming the second row. The Heatrick's quickly established themselves out front, with Mark edging clear of Adam, the latter also attracting a warning from Race Control for the manner in which he demoted McCauley early on. Hylands was soon on the chase and began challenging A Heatrick's second spot, but he lost out to a fast charging Derek Martin. Martin superbly made it through to second on the outside line, but M Heatrick was too far down the road and he duly took the chequered flag after a polished performance. Martin, Hylands and McKee filled the other premier positions after A Heatrick was dropped to fifth by the Stewards for his earlier misdemeanour.

The opening round of the MR Fabrications Challenge series was up for grabs for the Stock Rods, with the field bolstered by welcome Republic of Ireland visitor Paddy O'Dwyer. Ryan Murphy was the first to show in the opening heat, chased by Owen McGrath and Ballymena stalwart Victor McAfee. Victor calmly moved through to second, before executing a superb outside pass on the leader on the last lap to snatch a sensational victory over Murphy and McGrath. Tipperary based McGrath celebrated his first meeting as a DMC Race Promotions registered driver with a faultless win in heat two, with McAfee this time having to settle for second ahead of Murphy, as the star grade drivers again failed to make any impact on the top positions.
McAfee and McGrath shared the front row for the final, and Victor slotted ahead at the second time of asking after a messy initial getaway. McGrath kept McAfee honest right throughout an enthralling contest, but the Ballymena man held on to record a very popular win, for which he received a new Yokohama race tyre courtesy of the series sponsors, MR Fabrications. McGrath held on to second, ahead of World Champion Stevie McNiece in third.

A slightly depleted field of 2.0 Hot Rods took to the track, with some drivers still effecting repairs after their monumental crash at the previous meeting. Joining in the action notably was a return to racing for former World Champion Andy Best. Sean Dynes stamped his authority all over the opening heat, leading from start to finish to take the flag. Aaron Beattie was fighting a rearguard battle in second against Feargal McNally, only for Ryan McClure to pull off a great move to swoop around both to a creditable second ahead of McNally and European Champion Stephen Emerson. Beattie set the pace in heat two, once again losing out to McClure, who fought the long way around the outside once again. Ryan took a very impressive victory over McNally and Stuart Cochrane.
Beattie again led the way early in the final, but was soon under some pressure from McNally for the lead. The slightest slip allowed Feargal a run down Beattie's inside at half distance, and he duly accepted a lead he wouldn't lose all the way home. Cochrane took a morale boosting second ahead of McClure and Allen Cherry.

Adam McCann was the first to show at the start of the opening Lightning Rods heat, before he lost out to a fast moving Stephen Hollywood. As Hollywood stretched clear at the front to take the win, novice grader Mark Overend impressed in second ahead of Ally Neill and hard charging World Champion Gary Beggs. McCann was again the early pacesetter in the second heat, before the race was brought under caution with Jordan Rochford embedded in the turn one wall. Former World Champ Scott Cochrane wasted little time in hitting the front on the restart, taking a well executed win over Neill and Irish Champion Richard Stewart.
Overend quickly demoted fellow white grader McCann in the final, hitting the front and pulling clear of Neill in second and a star graded train headed by Mark Corry. The pursuers inched ever closer to Overend as the race progressed, but Mark underlined his recent upturn in form by holding on all the way home for his first ever feature race victory. Neill, Corry and British Champion Rochford chased him over the line.

The young stars of the Junior Productions were competing in the opening round of their 2ke Engineering Young Guns Series, with Ben Bruce another to cement his recent good run with an excellent win in the first heat ahead of Sam McNeice and Graham Meek. Bruce repeated the dose in the second heat, taking another fine win to earn himself a rise to the blue grade for the next meeting. McNeice and star man Drew McKeown were next home.
Aggregate points from the heats determined the starting line up for the final, with Bruce and McNeice heading the grid in front of McKeown and Meek. Bruce took up the running with McKeown for very close company in second. Bruce then got brushed aside out onto the back straight, with McKeown racing clear to take the chequered flag. Drew unfortunately though was docked two places for the contact on Bruce, which elevated Adam McFall to victory lane and a nice Racemart voucher courtesy of the series sponsors 2ke Engineering to go with the silverware. Meek inherited second ahead of the demoted McKeown.
Added: 30/04/17

Following Sunday's excellent Shamwreck meeting, the latest standings in the Fast Paintworx sponsored DMC Race Promotions Points Championship for National Bangers have now been published. Despite not carding a point in the annual showpiece, Leonard Dunn continues to lead the chase for Ipswich World Final qualification ahead of Irish Champion Dave Haugh and Stevo McGrath.

Added: 25/04/17

English ace Jack Foster was the star of Shamwreck 2017 for National Bangers at Tullyroan Oval on Sunday afternoon. In front of a packed house and from a huge entry from all over the UK, Foster claimed three victories during the meeting including the Cherry Pipes Ltd sponsored main event which was celebrating its 20th anniversary.
There was also a full programme of support racing, with the wins falling to Greg McMullan (ProStocks), Daniel Stewart (Ninja Karts), Adrian McKinstry (1300 Stock Cars) and John Stewart (Reliant Robins).

The opening heat for the Unlimited National Bangers brought half the star studded entry onto the track, and as expected it was drama from the off. Huge hits went in all around the circuit, with the red flags being called for when Liam Johnston took a hefty knock on turn one. Mark Foster was the early leader, but he succumbed to pressure from England's Jack 'Chubby' Foster who sped home to victory ahead of former Shamwreck winner Mike Flaherty and another English racer, Jonny Atkin. The second heat saw the remainder of the entry on track, and the action came thick and fast once again. Nigel Riley from Brighton set the early pace, but he had no answer to Hull's Pete Winter who charged ahead to the victory over Jack Deacon and local ace Jonny Murdock, the latter of whom had also collected the Best Presented Car Award.

The 20th Anniversary Shamwreck Final, sponsored by Cherry Pipes, paired the heat winners on the front of the grid. Jack Foster immediately assumed control, before a stoppage with Alan Leonard in bother on turn four. Foster continued out front with Winter giving chase, before Callum Hall from The Bears team moved into second. There was another late red flag after a sensational jacking train on turn four which saw some cars very badly damaged, including Stevo McGrath and Flaherty. At the restart Hall continued to pressurise Foster, but the lead was secure and Foster charged home to take the main victory of the day, with Hall, Jack Deacon and Mark Foster completing an all English top four. Dublin's Steven Reynolds was the top Irish finisher in fifth.
Luke Maynard was the first to show in the Allcomers, before Hall moved ahead. Local Birches star Willy Ogilby took a number of big hits on the back straight, which required a red flag to get him some medical attention. At the resumption of hostilities Hall had no answer to Jack Foster, who moved ahead and on to a superb third victory of the afternoon. Hall and Tom Foster chased him home to complete the top three.
The Destruction Derby for the James 'The Cat' Smith Memorial Trophy saw a stoppage when Brandon Osborne took a very hefty accidental knock on the driver's door. Brandon was carefully extracted from his car by the medical team, and hopefully his injuries aren't too serious. At the restart there was a great battle between Chris Spiers, Nigel Riley, Ashley Riley and local star Kieran McIvor. The quartet traded blows before Spiers was crowned last car moving and winner of the superb trophy. The Entertainer of the Day trophy went the way of Osborne, despite the unfortunate end to his day.

The ProStocks were contesting the opening round of their McElmeel Mobility Services Supreme Series, and newcomers dominated the opening heat. Jamie McCann set the initial pace until just after the half way point, when fellow novice Joe Largey slipped past to the win ahead of Stephen Boyd and McCann. Largey hit the front even sooner in heat two, taking another win which will see him rise to the yellow grade for the next meeting. Del McLaughlin got a great run to second in this one, ahead of McCann in third.

The final was lined up in points scoring order from the heats, netting Largey pole with Boyd alongside and McCann and McLaughlin in behind on row two. An explosive start saw Boyd hit the front before a stranded Rodney Watson was collected at full chat by an unsighted Evan Monaghan, bringing about a stoppage. The restart saw a superb race develop, with a number of lead changes keeping the fans entertained. Mark McLaughlin, Boyd, William McFaul and Greg McMullan all had turns out front, before former European Champion McMullan stamped his authority on things to take the win. M McLaughlin, D McLaughlin and Adam White chased him home, where Greg received not only the silverware but a new race tyre courtesy of the sponsors.

The young local stars in the Ninja Karts were joined on track by young Archie Spiers from the North West of England for the afternoon. Newcomer Max Hobson led early on in the opening heat before losing out to a fast charging Aaron Ward, with the Ballymena lad taking the win despite a huge effort from Daniel Stewart on the final lap. Stewart Hanna and Corey Stirling took second and third. Some fantastic driving through the traffic netted another win for Ward in heat two after he relegated early leader Spiers. As Ward took a great win, Stirling and Brandon Litter chased him home.
The final took on a different complexion when English visitor Spiers pulled out a clear lead early on, leaving the others chasing hard to get on terms. Litter, Stewart and Samuel Percy were leading the pack, and they sensed the win might just be on as Spiers hesitated whilst lapping backmarkers. That was all the invitation they needed, with Stewart swooping past on the last lap to take a super win ahead of Spiers, who had ran very well on his track debut, and Litter.

Three entertaining 1300 Stock Car races saw each victory go to the rear wheel drive Toyota Starlet, something seen all too rarely in the formula these days. Ballynure's Michael Logan was the winner in heat one, having relegated early leader Jonny Patterson, before a wet heat two fell to Nutts Corner based racer Adrian McKinstry. The feature race final turned out to be by far the race of the day, with plenty of swapping of the lead and, most importantly, plenty of use of the bumpers! McKinstry, Logan and Patterson battered each other for the lead, before Aaron Rainey, NI Points Champion Jon McQuillan and Irish Champion Ivan Elliott got in on the act too. The crowd were being thoroughly entertained as McKinstry swept home to a double which sees him take another rise through the grades, his second in as many meetings.

The Reliant Robins completed the race programme, with debuts for Neil Martin and Mark McCartan. They had no answer to a flying John Stewart, the Irish Champion taking a hat-trick of victories. The final was a closely fought affair though, with Stewart only edging clear of impressive newcomer Martin on the final lap.

Added: 24/04/17

A great day of oval racing across five formulae was enjoyed by an excellent crowd of Easter racegoers at Aghadowey Oval on Monday afternoon. A terrific National Hot Rods Final saw Ballinderry's John Christie take the victory by the narrowest of margins, whilst Jonny Cardwell, also from the south Antrim village, was triumphant in the Stock Rods Irish Open Championship. Other feature race wins at the meeting, kindly sponsored by Murrays of Randalstown, fell to Mark McCambridge (Lightning Rods), Clive Richardson (Classic Hot Rods) and Robert McIlroy (Thunder Rods).

Nineteen National Hot Rods lined up on the grid for the ninth round of the Hankook Performance Tyres World Series NI, all chasing vital points towards qualification for the World Championship at Ipswich in July. Conor McElmeel set the initial pace in the opening heat, stretching clear at the front whilst former World Champion John Christie chased hard from his blue grade start. Christie slipped ahead four laps from home to take a popular win over Carl Sloan, with McElmeel having to settle for third. Derek Martin impressed with a great drive from the red grade, netting fifth behind Simon Kennedy. McElmeel made no mistake in the second heat, driving steadily and superbly from start to finish to grab his first ever victory in the premier formula. The Armagh man held off the advances of Broughshane's Jaimie McCurdy in his Ginetta, with Christie this time settling for third ahead of a fantastic battle between Shane Murray, Ian McReynolds and World number one Adam Maxwell.

Aggregate points paired Christie and McElmeel on the front row for the final, with Sloan and Andy Stewart on row two. Christie quickly pulled clear out front as McElmeel fought a rearguard battle against the rest. The action in the pack was frantic, with the drivers showing superb discipline and entertaining the fans no end. As Christie stretched out a huge lead, Martin was now through to second after a great drive and set about reducing the deficit to the front car. Derek was undoubtedly the fastest car on track, and coupled with some heavy backmarking traffic, he was able to get himself right on terms in the closing stages. Christie went defensive as the lap boards came out, but although he hauled himself alongside, Martin couldn't oust John from a very popular victory. Martin was great value in second ahead of Glenn Bell, Murray and Maxwell.

With their World Championship being staged at Aghadowey Oval in little over six weeks, many eyes were on the Stock Rods Irish Open Championship for a form guide. A quartet of Scottish racers joined the locals, but it was Kells based European Champion Derek McMillan who was the pick of the opening heat with a commanding win from pole position. Scotland’s Siobhan Martin held second early on but dropped down the order leaving Ed Davis and Shane McMillan to fill the places. Heat two saw early leader Victor McAfee, now Vauxhall mounted, relegated by Marc Morrell who raced home to victory despite pressure from World Champion Stevie McNiece and Jonny Cardwell.

Cardwell and McMillan shared the front row for the Irish Open final, and they quickly settled into the top two positions. These are two drivers right at the top of their game at present, and they circulated with nothing between them for some time. On occasion McMillan tried to challenge hard, but Cardwell covered his every move all the way home to the line to lift the title. McMillan had to be content with a close second ahead of McNiece in third.

Novice grader Mark Overend was the first to show in the Lightning Rods opener before losing out to a fast charging Mark McCambridge. McCambridge soon had his mirrors full of star graders Jordan Rochford and Richard Stewart. Both challenged hard but McCambridge just held on for the victory with Stewart nabbing second on the line. Overend set off like a hare in heat two, and despite the best efforts of the pack he couldn’t be caught. It was a first ever win for the popular Portadown man after a great drive, with McCambridge and Aaron Stewart next home.

Overend set the initial pace in the final before McCambridge powered through, chasing his double for the afternoon. The lead he had built up was wiped out however, when a caution period was called less than ten laps from home with Ally Neill stranded on the home straight. It was ‘game on’ at the front for the remainder of the distance, with McCambridge fending off Rochford and the other pursuers all the way to the flag, earning himself a rise to the star grade for the next outing. Rochford and Scott Cochrane were next home.

The opening round of the Dilly Roofing Supplies NI Series for Classic Hot Rods saw a small but quality field on hand. National Champion Clive Richardson raced his Mk2 Escort to a heat and final double to collect the silverware and a new race tyre courtesy of the series sponsors. Richardson had entertaining scraps in each race with rival and Scottish Open Champion Thomas Dilly, whilst Anthony Morgan in his pristine Escort was able to fend the two star men off to collect the honours in heat two.

There were a number of new faces amongst the Thunder Rods grid, most notably former ProStocks ace Ashley Hawe. He wasted no time in settling into his new formula by passing long time leader Noel Watt in the opening heat to take the win, as Robert McIlroy and Chrissy Dempsey had an entertaining scrap for third and fourth. An impressive Daniel Rodgers slipped past Hawe to go ahead in heat two, before a late caution when Jason Darragh and Dempsey found the Brown Trout Bend wall. The restart saw the star men prevail, as Andrew McLean nipped through to take victory over Irish Champion Samuel Montgomery and McIlroy.

Watt again led them away in the final, before a superb drive from McIlroy saw him swoop right around the outside of Darragh and Hawe to take up the running. From then on it was a clear run to the flag for McIlroy, with Watt and Darragh holding on in second and third respectively.
Added: 18/04/17

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