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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
17/3/2018 @ 1pm

Practice Day

Tullyroan Oval
24/3/2018 @ 1pm

Practice Day

Tullyroan Oval
31/3/2018 @ 6.30pm

Grand Season Opener!
Stock Rods 2018 Irish Open Championship

also 2.0 Hot Rods, Superstox, ProStocks & Junior Productions


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A competitive afternoon across five formulas produced title win for Glenavy's Dan Shannon and Bleary's Drew McKeown on Sunday afternoon at Tullyroan Oval. Shannon was victorious in the ProStocks Tullyroan Challenge Cup whilst McKeown took the Junior Productions Golden Helmet, both completing hat-tricks in the process. Other feature race winners at the meeting, sponsored by A McKeown & Son Fruit & Veg, fell to Stephen Emerson (2.0 Hot Rods), Adrian McKinstry (1300 Stock Cars) and Sammy Fisher (Rookie Bangers).

The opening heat for the ProStocks was led for much of the distance by William McFaul, but in the closing stages he had his mirrors full of Irish Champion Dan Shannon. Shannon went in with the bumper to perfection on the last lap to grab the win, with McFaul second ahead of a battling Steven Haugh and Ryan Abernethy. Greg McMullan led the second heat in similar fashion to McFaul, only for Shannon to pounce once again on the last bend to take another great win as McMullan and Abernethy filled the places.
Shannon's 100% record obviously netted him pole position for the final, and when the early contact failed to materialise he was gone and off into a huge lead in the Tullyroan Challenge Cup decider. As he swept home to the title win in fine style, a great battle for the places fell the way of McFaul over Davy Wright and Abernethy.

NI Points Champion Drew McKeown was in emphatic form as he took a hat-trick of all three race wins in the Junior Productions to land the Golden Helmet Trophy. From pole he was never challenged in the opener as he took the win over Ben Bruce and Adam Weir, after Graham Meek lost two places at the hands of the Steward for contact. Weir, Joel McPeake and Meek were amongst those to hit trouble early in heat two, whilst up front McKeown found a way past Sam McNeice to take his second victory of the day over McNeice and Matthew Nicholl.
McKeown stamped his authority all over the final, racing clear to land the A McKeown and Son Golden Helmet title, sponsored by his family's business, in outstanding style. A great charge from Meek saw him net second after a great drive, with McNeice good value in third.

A great drive from Allen Cherry saw him take the win in the opening 2.0 Hot Rods heat, pulling off a superb outside line pass on Aaron Beattie to take the honours. A late run by Stuart Cochrane netted him second, ahead of Beattie in third. Beattie continued his fine start to the season with a win in heat two, holding off European Champion Stephen Emerson and Pat Casey to the flag.
Aggregate points formed the grid for the final of the opening round of the Hoosier Racing Tyres Challenge Series, with Beattie and Emerson sharing the front row. Beattie impressively held off the initial challenge of his much more experienced rival, before a mechanical problem forced Aaron out. That left Emerson clear in the lead, and although Cochrane kept him honest all the way home it was Emerson who took the honours and the new Hoosier race tyre courtesy of the sponsors. Cochrane, an impressive Brian Cherry and Feargal McNally filled the places.

The 1300 Stock Cars were racing in the opening round of the Ryan Wright Signs Iron Man Series, and it was early season form man Adrian McKinstry who took the opening heat win over Aaron Rainey and Michael Logan. Logan was the man to beat in heat two, taking the win this time over Rainey and McKinstry. For the final it was highest points scorer to the front of each grade, and once again Logan went ahead but had no answer when the flying McKinstry arrived on the scene. Adrian powered ahead to take the win over Rainey and Logan.

The Rookie Bangers had their first Ulster outing of the year, and after a quiet opener things became very lively and interesting for heat two and the final. The opener fell to usual National Bangers star Stevo McGrath over long time leader Paul O'Connor. An excellent second heat saw Peter McKenna-Murray lead the way for much of the distance, but he sensationally lost out to O'Connor on the final lap.
A hugely entertaining final saw all sorts of action right around the track, with Sammy Fisher establishing himself out front after McKenna-Murray had led the initial laps. Fisher was equal to all the attempts to stop him on his tracks, and was awarded the win after a late stoppage for a hefty knock on the back straight. Behind the victorious Fisher, Christy Bradley and Rodney Herron filled out the podium.
Photos with thanks to John Wolsey
Many thanks to our meeting sponsors, A McKeown & Son Fruit & Veg, Tel: 028 3832 6319
Added: 22/05/17

In this week's points update there are the latest standings for Lightning Rods, Thunder Rods and National Hot Rods.

In the Lightning Rods, former World Champion Scott Cochrane tops the Maxwell Freight Services NI Points Championship, with a slender lead over British Champion Jordan Rochford and World Champion Gary Beggs. Rochford continues to lead the World Championship qualifying campaign which will see the top eight in the standings at the end of May heading off to the World Final at Ipswich in July.

The Thunder Rods have had an excellent start to the season, and Robert McIlroy leads the way in their Norman Purdy & Son NI Points Championship and seals a return to the red grade. Chasing hard are John Goligher and defending points champion Samule Montgomery.

In the National Hot Rods Cirrus Plastics DMC Race Promotions points championship, Portadown's Mark Heatrick has moved ahead in the standings after three solid finishes at Aghadowey Oval last Friday night. Mark leads John Christie and Jaimie McCurdy in the championship which takes in all the National Hot Rod meetings at Tullyroan and Aghadowey during the calendar year.

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: 15/05/16

A four formula feast of oval racing was enjoyed by the race fans at Aghadowey Oval on Friday evening, with close, competitive racing the order of the day across all the formulas on show. Broughshane's Jaimie McCurdy was the victor in an enthralling twelfth round of the Hankook Performance Tyres World Series NI for National Hot Rods, whilst the other feature race wins at the McKnight Motors of Coagh sponsored event fell to Feargal McNally (2.0 Hot Rods), Jordan Rochford (Lightning Rods) and Daniel Rodgers (Thunder Rods).
National Hot Rods
Before the opening National Hot Rods event of the evening, Dungannon driver Keith Martin was presented with a fine souvenir by the governing body, the NHRPA, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of his first major title win, the British Championship back in 1987. It was a fitting reward for his long service to the sport, one in which he still competes at the very top level.
Kenny McCann led them away in the opening heat, but soon lost out to a fast moving Simon Kennedy. Martin was in great form in this one, closing rapidly on the leader and a fairy tale win looked on the cards for a time. He looked outside Kennedy for the victory, but just couldn't make it stick. Kennedy thus claimed first blood of the night after a solid drive, ahead of Mark Heatrick who slipped past Martin late on. Shane Murray just snatched fourth on the line from Jaimie McCurdy in a photo finish. Ian McReynolds led the opening laps of heat two, before losing out to Heatrick at half distance. The damp conditions were making the going tricky, but although Heatrick took the chequered flag he was docked two places for the manner of his pass on McReynolds, handing the win back to Ian over Stewart Doak.
Heatrick had earned himself pole position for the wet final ahead of Martin, with Doak and McCurdy next up. After the initial shake up McCurdy hit the front with Doak in tow, the duo running wet tyres quickly pulling well clear of the rest of the field. They had quite a substantial advantage by the time John Christie established himself in third, and the former World Champion was soon reeling them in in some style. John got past Doak to go second, and closed on McCurdy as a huge gaggle of backmarkers loomed ahead. Jaimie held stern though, taking a deserved victory with Christie superb value in second after a storming drive. Doak, Heatrick, Murray and Glenn Bell filled out the top six.

The 2.0 Hot Rods were on superb form as they contested their King of Aghadowey title, with Stuart Cochrane powering home to win the opening heat from pole position ahead of Adam Best and Feargal McNally. The reversed grid second heat saw Ryan McClure establish himself out front, but he was challenged hard late on by European Champion Stephen Emerson. As Emerson went for the outside pass, the duo drifted wide into the final turn, opening the door for Best to challenge up the inside. The trio raced to the line side by side in a sensational finish, with McClure getting the verdict over Emerson and Best.
Best had annexed pole for the King of Aghadowey final, and duly led them away with Cochrane slipping into second. Cochrane's attempts to grab the lead only succeeded in letting Emerson through to second, and he quickly looked to the outside in his usual style. As he drew alongside Best around the Pit Bend, the duo ran slightly wide and in a flash McNally was up the inside and through to the lead. Feargal reeled off the laps to take the title, with Cochrane grabbing second ahead of Emerson after a pulsating race.

Welcome English visitor Craig Boyd joined the Lightning Rods for the evening, with Portadown's Mark Overend continuing his recent good form by leading the opening heat for the first 15 laps. He lost out to Ally Neill, but the man on a mission was Aaron Stewart as the local ace slipped through for a great win ahead of British Champion Jordan Rochford and Scott Cochrane. Heat two saw Boyd lead the way until two thirds distance, before Mark Corry stormed past to record a morale boosting victory over World Champion Gary Beggs and Rochford.
The conditions had deteriorated by final time, with Neill the early leader before Irish Champion Richard Stewart moved ahead. A fast moving Rochford was soon on his case, Jordan seeing his bid for the lead robustly thwarted by Stewart. Another opportunity arose a number of laps later and this time Rochford made no mistake as he slipped past Richard to take up the running and cruise home to the silverware. Stewart crossed the line second but was docked two places for his over eager initial defence against Rochford, elevating Cochrane and Corry to the podium places.

Although a little untidy at times, the budget Thunder Rods produced three excellent encounters. The opening heat saw impressive recent newcomer Oisin McLaughlin lead the way, before the field came together in the closing stages as the grading system worked perfectly. Daniel Rodgers slipped through to take the win in style ahead of Robert McIlroy and Jason Darragh. McLaughlin again led the way in heat two, with an eager Johnny Pollock charging hard but incurring the wrath of race Control as he did so. Ashley Hawe came through to challenge late on, nipping by within sight of the flag to take the win over McLaughlin and John Goligher.
The final turned out to be another cracker, with a huge battle for the lead for much of the distance. Pollock led initially before Noel Watt took over out front, and then Hawe made his move at half distance to hit the front. He had Rodgers sizing him up though, and the Ballymena driver nipped ahead nearing the end to take a well deserved win and earn himself a rise to the red grade for the next meeting. If you're only going to lead one lap, make sure it's the last one!
Added: 13/05/17

Ninja Sprint Kart Rules 2017 Chassis / Roll Cage Rule Clarification
Message from Vince O'Connor:

Having now discussed the matter in depth with Deane I believe we have resolved and identified the cause of concern raise by some parents in respect to the roll cage and chassis construction of some Ninjas.

The rule is clear in how the roll cage should be attached to the chassis, the confusion is easy to understand and no amount of tweaking the rules can cater for every issue that comes to light from time to time.

To resolve the current issue it is necessary to go to the rear of the car to find the answer, as without adding additional chassis material to the rear it would not be possible to attach the roll cage as per the rules, likewise at the front there is a similar issue, the roll cage can be attached by extending the chassis front or rear, please note at all times when extending the chassis the material used must be the same as the original chassis you are extending front or rear.


Vince O’Connor and Deane Wood
Ninja Sprint Kart Racing

Added: 10/05/17

Our latest points update sees standings for 2.0 Hot Rods, Superstox, National Hot Rods, Stock Rods & Reliant Robins published.

In the 2.0 Hot Rods, Adam Best tops the Racemart NI Points Championship after his solid start to the season. Sean Dynes and Stuart Cochrane are next in line, whilst Allen Cherry continues to hold a lead over Best in the World Championship qualifying points.

Irish Champion Denver Grattan leads the Mk2 Escort Shells & Spares NI Points Championship for Superstox, ahead of the impressive Keith McAreavey who finds himself elevated to the red grade. Lee Davison currently heads Grattan in the World Championship qualifying points.

Last week's final winner Gary Wilson has jumped right to the top of the National Hot Rods Hankook Performance Tyres World Series NI standings, ahead of John Christie and Shane Murray.

The Stock Rods qualification for their World Championship has now been completed, with Shane McMillan surging through late on to snatch the victory. This chart will determine our qualifiers for the forthcoming World Final and the other big events over the summer.

Finally, newcomer Neil Martin sits proudly on top of the Reliant Robins Bevans Garage NI Points Championship standings after two very steady meetings, ahead of fellow newbie Mark McCartan and Irish Champion John Stewart.

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: 08/05/17

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