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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
Aghadowey Oval
26/12/2018 @ 2pm

BOXING DAY BASH!
The Spectacular Caravan Destruction Derby!!
Reliant Robins 2018 Irish Championship
u1800cc Back To Basics Bangers

also Lightning Rods, Stock Rods, Ninja Karts & Thunder Rods

Tullyroan Oval
30/12/2018 @ 2pm

Festive Frenzy!
Big Van Bangers 'Van-dalism 2018'

plus Superstox, ProStocks, Junior Productions
& Rookie Bangers

Aghadowey Oval
23/2/2019 @ 5pm

WINTER WARMER!
u1800 Back To Basics Bangers Winter Challenge

2.0 Hot Rods
Lightning Rods
Stock Rods
Thunder Rods


 

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Despite the wintry conditions the new oval racing season at Aghadowey Oval got off to a fantastic start on Easter Monday with some excellent racing on show. The Stock Rods Irish Masters was the main race on the programme, and it fell the way of Stevie McNiece in an epic grandstand finish after an outstanding afternoon’s entertainment. The other feature race winners at the Murrays of Randalstown sponsored meeting were Portadown ace Adam Hylands (National Hot Rods), Scottish starlet Bailey Millar (Ninja Karts), Portadown’s Nigel Jackson (Lightning Rods) and Coleraine’s Ryan Campbell (Thunder Rods).

A superb 27 Stock Rods came under starters orders for their opening Irish Masters heat, with Scotland’s Jonathan Lattka grabbing the early lead before losing out to Micky McFall. World Champion Marc Morrell was a man on a mission and he slipped past to record the win over Lattka and a very impressive Jonny Gillespie. Heat two produced a truly memorable race as former World Champion Chris Lattka held off allcomers for much of the race. Stevie McNiece and Shane McMillan pressed hard, with Jonny Cardwell also coming on a late charge around the outside. C Lattka held on to take the honours as he, McNiece, McMillan, Cardwell and Victor McAfee crossed the line as one in a blanket finish.
Cardwell had taken pole position due to his consistency in the heats, with McNiece alongside and Siobhan Martin and C Lattka on row two. Cardwell chose to ride the wide line for the opening laps in search of grip on the greasy surface, eventually leading to Martin clawing her way past on the inside. They swapped the lead back and forth, with McNiece then coming through to the front until he was ousted from the premier spot by Cardwell once again. As if that wasn’t enough drama for one race, McNiece came back on a late charge on the outside line on the final lap, just pipping Cardwell on the line by a hair’s breadth to successfully defend the Irish Masters crown in truly tremendous style. McFall was third on the road but was demoted for contact on Martin, elevating McAfee to third.

The ninth round of Hankook Performance Tyres World Series NI for the National Hot Rods saw the fastest cars on the ovals hampered by the greasy surface. Tyre choice would prove critical all afternoon, with Adam Hylands taking a decisive victory in the opening heat by a considerable margin on four wets, as the others struggled with either two or four slicks on board. Simon Kennedy and Shane Murray filled the places some distance behind the winner. Heat two saw a flag to flag win for Carl Sloan, the Kells driver showing the rest a clean pair of heels to take the flag ahead of Adam Heatrick and Keith Martin.
Hylands and Sloan lined up on row one for the final, with Kennedy and Glenn Bell on row two. Hylands quickly established himself out front to secure the win ahead of Bell and Sloan, while much interest focussed on a great battle for the minor places between Derek Martin, John Christie and Jaimie McCurdy.

The Ninja Karts stars contested their King of Aghadowey crown, with Scotland’s World Champion Charlie Hardie, aiming for his third win in the event in as many years, leading a five strong Scottish challenge for the title. The first graded heat saw Edinburgh’s Rachel Kidd take the victory over Max Hobson and Hardie, before another Scottish win in heat two as Bailey Millar took the chequers ahead of Daniel Stewart and Kidd.
Kidd and Millar shared the front row of the King of Aghadowey Final, with Millar going ahead early on and spending much of the distance fending off Hobson. There was never much between them in a great battle, and despite a late hesitation amongst backmarkers which allowed Hobson right onto his tail, it was Millar who held on to be crowned King of Aghadowey. Hobson and Kidd completed the top three.

A very pleasing field of 20 Lightning Rods took to the grid for the season opener, at no less than the venue for their World Championship later in the season. Adam McCann led the opening heat, which was stopped for a big crash for Vince Litter, before losing out to James Litter and eventual winner Tim Hazlett. Heat two saw Mark McCambridge take the win over Tam Agnew and former World Champion Scott Cochrane as the big Sierra’s filled the slippery Aghadowey circuit.
The final saw current World Champion Aaron Stewart work him way through to the lead, but he soon has the master of the slippery conditions, Nigel Jackson, on his tail. Reigning Irish Champion Jackson wasted little time hitting the outside line to take the lead, and ultimately the victory, in great style. Cochrane came through to a creditable second ahead of Mark Corry.

The programme was rounded out by the Thunder Rods, which saw Ballymena’s James Goldie grab both heat wins to earn himself a rise to the blue grade for the final. Ryan Campbell and Jason Darragh chased him home in the opening heat, before Campbell and Andrew McLean filled the podium in heat two. The feature race final was all about Campbell though, as the Coleraine racer stamped his authority all over proceedings to take a fine win over Noel Watt and Goldie.
Added: 03/04/18

The 2018 oval racing season kicked off in style at Tullyroan Oval on Saturday evening, with a high speed five formula feast of racing. The main event on the programme was the Stock Rods Irish Open Championship which saw Enniskillen ace Stevie McNiece take the trophy in emphatic style. The Select Catering sponsored meeting also saw feature race wins for Aughnacloy’s Adam Best (2.0 Hot Rods), Banbridge racer Denver Grattan (Superstox), Ballymena’s Aaron Ward (Junior Productions) and Glenavy’s Joe Largey (ProStocks).

A quality 30 car field of Stock Rods from Northern Ireland, Scotland and the Republic of Ireland arrived to do battle for the coveted Irish Open Championship. The first qualifier saw defending champion Jonny Cardwell take a polished victory from pole position in his new car, leading home World Champion Marc Morrell and Scotland’s John McAllister. Heat two had more than its fair share of drama, as Glasgow’s National Champion Siobhan Martin pulled well clear at the head of the field. A late race caution when fellow Scot Jonathan Lattka hit the back straight wall closed the field right up behind Siobhan, and during the two lap dash to the flag she and Dublin’s Gary Butler had a skirmish which saw Siobhan eliminated and Gary disqualified. That handed the victory to Stevie McNiece ahead of Irish Champion Victor McAfee and Shane McMillan. The final heat saw Ballymena’s Curtis Greer romp home to the win ahead of an impressive Mick Rodgers and returning Ballymena star Micky McFall.
Aggregate points saw McNiece and Morrell share the front row for the Irish Open final ahead of McAfee and McAllister, with McNiece edging ever so slightly clear early on. Behind him a huge battle was developing between Morrell, McAfee, Cardwell and Greer for second, with nothing to separate the squabbling quartet. As McNiece romped home to land the title after a faultless drive, the podium places fell to Greer in second and Chris Lattka in third, after Cardwell and Morrell were both docked for contact during the race. It was a dramatic night of superb Stock Rod action which bodes well for the season ahead.

A very pleasing field of 2.0 Hot Rods produced three closely contested races. Ballymoney’s Thomas Morrison set the pace in the opening heat of the night, and was soon challenged by a hard charging Aaron Beattie. Former World Champion Adam Hylands was the one to watch though, producing a text book drive around the outside of them both to land the victory and great applause from the fans for his efforts. Morrison again showed well in the second heat, losing out to a fast moving Jackie Christie as the laps unfolded. Stuart Cochrane was the first star man to show in this one, and despite heaping pressure onto the leader over the last few laps it was Renault Sport F1 technician Christie who hung on for a morale boosting win.
Morrison again was the first to show ahead of Christie in the Select Catering feature race, with fancied runner Hylands spinning out after a touch from another car early on. Adam Best was the one to watch in this one, as he relegated Beattie and then hit the tough outside line to drag himself past Christie and Morrison to take the victory in impressive style. Morrison and Irish Champion Glenn Bell rounded out the top three after an excellent night of Hot Rod racing.

Sixteen Superstox took to the Tullyroan circuit for their season opener, the venue for their World Championship showdown later in the year. Novice graders Brian Lammey and James Turkington disputed the early lead, before losing out to a fast moving James Logan. Logan had no answer when the star men came knocking on his back bumper late on, with Gary Grattan nudging him wide to take the win over Aaron McNeilly and Logan. Heat two saw Turkington again lead before losing out in the closing stages to McNeilly. Aaron then went out when Grattan got the bumper in, with the caution called with just a single lap remaining to retrieve McNeilly’s stranded machine. Gary made no mistake on the last lap shootout, taking the win over his brother Denver Grattan and Greg Hyndman.
Turkington and Hyndman both had turns out front in the final, but lost out to the fast charging Grattan brothers Denver and Gary. This time it was Denver doing the winning as he raced home to the win, despite Gary having a lunge at him on the final bend. Behind them Sean Mark impressed in third.

A dozen young stars in the Junior Productions for 10-16 year olds provided proof that the future of the sport is in safe hands with some super racing. Samuel Percy was the man to watch in the heats, winning the first at a canter ahead of Adam Weir and Matthew Nicholl, and then holding off Weir and Callum Magill to take his second win of the evening in heat two.
Percy’s two wins saw him automatically upgraded to the yellow grade for the final, leaving fellow Ninja Karts graduate Aaron Ward to lead the field away. Percy gave chase right from the off, before they were brought to a halt for a big crash for Graham Meek on turn three. The medical and track staff did a sterling job to extricate Graham from the wreckage, and thankfully after a quick visit to hospital for a check over he was given the all clear. With just two laps remaining Ward held his nerve to take the victory in great fashion, charging home ahead of Nicholl and Irish Champion Drew McKeown.

With new rules in place regarding engines and tyres for the ProStocks formula, hopes are high that the numbers will build up during the season. From a slightly depleted entry Irish Champion Dan Shannon won the opening heat before novice Sam Stewart drove a blinder to take the second heat win. Stewart led much of the way in the final, but star grader Joe Largey had his new car well and truly wound up to steal through with five to go to grab the silverware. Stephen Boyd and William McFaul rounded out the top three.
Many thanks to our meeting sponsors, Select Catering & DGH Services
Added: 03/04/18

DMC Race Promotions in association with Spedeworth Motorsports are pleased to announce the generous sponsors of our 2018 Points Championships across our various formulae.

National Hot Rods World Series NI - Hankook Performance Tyres

2.0 Hot Rods NI Points Championship - John Wolsey's Racemart

Lightning Rods NI Points Championship - Maxwell Freight Services

Stock Rods NI Points Championship - Maxwell Freight Services

Superstox NI Points Championship - Mk2 Escort Shells & Spares

ProStocks NI Points Championship - Ryan Wright Signs & Embroidery

1300 Stock Cars NI Points Championship - Autoweld Belfast

Junior Productions NI Points Championship - A McKeown & Son Fruit & Veg

Ninja Karts NI Points Championship - ASC Cars Ballymena

National Bangers DMC Points Championship - FAST Paintworx

Thunder Rods NI Points Championship - Norman Purdy & Sons Scrap Metal Merchants

Reliant Robins NI Points Championship - Bevan's Garage, Larne


We would like to thank each of these sponsors for their generosity, and also all of our various meeting sponsors throughout the upcoming season. As always, we urge all race fans to support those who support our sport.

Added: 27/03/18

The popular mini-series return to the DMC Race Promotions circuits for 2018, with some excellent prizes on offer to our drivers. For most classes they will once again run over three meetings, with the points scored during the series being accumulated to form the grid for the Grand Final.

2.0 Hot Rods - Hoosier Racing Tire Challenge Series

Lightning Rods - 2ke Engineering Challenge Series

Superstox - NIOvalTV Series

Stock Rods - PC Paints & Components Challenge Series

ProStocks - McElmeel Mobility Services Supreme Series

Junior Productions - 2ke Engineering Young Guns Series

1300 Stock Cars - Ryan Wright Signs Iron Man Series


In addition, the Cirrus Plastics DMC Race Promotions Championship for National Hot Rods will return in 2018, taking in all the points scored by the fastest cars on the ovals at all our DMC Race Promotions fixtures.

Many thanks to all our sponsors for their generosity.

Added: 27/03/18

As we head towards the start of the 2018 racing season, we will be celebrating a very special anniversary later in the year.

Our promotion is undoubtedly linked to the racing in the past at Shamrock Park, Portadown where the first ever meeting was staged on Saturday 21st September 1968. To celebrate the 50th anniversary we have positioned our biggest event of the 2018 season, the Superstox Championship of the World, as close as we possibly could to that special date, and it will take place on September 22nd/23rd at Tullyroan Oval.

It will be a fantastic occasion as we celebrate 50 years of stock car racing in the area, and not only will we have the oldest and most prestigious event in UK oval racing on the bill but also the National Hot Rods British Championship and Classic Hot Rods Irish Open Championship too!

We have some special plans to mark the anniversary both on the day and in the lead up to the big event. Make it a date in your diary for the upcoming season!

*Shamrock Park opening meeting programme reproduced with thanks to Eleanor Moffett.

Added: 21/03/18

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