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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
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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Latest News
World Stock Rod Champion Stevie McNiece kicked off his 2017 season in the best possible fashion with a commanding victory in the Irish Masters at Tullyroan Oval on Saturday night. The healthy Easter weekend crowd were treated to some excellent and at times dramatic racing, with the other feature race wins at the JMC Mechanical & Construction Ltd sponsored event falling to local Tullyroan driver Brian Cherry (2.0 Hot Rods),Banbridge's Denver Grattan (Superstox), Glenavy's Joe Largey (ProStocks) and Broughshane's Adam Weir (Junior Productions).

An excellent field of Stock Rods included welcome visitors from both Scotland and the Republic of Ireland. Stevie McNiece pulled clear quickly in the opening heat from pole position, with Glasgow lady racer Siobhan Martin soon slotting into second after relegating British Champion Bobbie Johnston. A number of caution periods littered the race, but despite Siobhan closing in towards the end, McNiece held on for the victory over Martin with Johnston and defending Irish Masters Champion Chris Lattka next up. The reversed grid second heat saw an unchallenged victory for former Irish Champion Jonny Cardwell, who cruised home ahead of a massive places scrap between Shane McMillan and Curtis Greer.
The Irish Masters final saw McNiece and Cardwell tied on points for pole position, with McNiece winning the toss to take up the premier position on the grid. There then was high drama as Cardwell's car died on the rolling lap, necessitating some lightning repairs before he retook his place on the front row. World Champion McNiece quickly stamped his authority on proceedings, edging clear over McMillan and Greer who were renewing their battle of the previous heat as they disputed second and third. Despite the battling duo closing nearing the end, McNiece was well in control and took the chequered flag in some style, with McMillan, Greer, Cardwell and Lattka next up.

Another healthy entry of 2.0 Hot Rods saw Dean McFarland the early leader in heat one before Sean Dynes took over out front and raced home to an excellent win. Things got a little frantic in the pack, with Feargal McNally coming through to second ahead of Brian Cherry. Dean McFarland again headed the early exchanges of the second heat, before Aaron Beattie swooped ahead to the lead. Beattie soon had his mirrors full of McNally though, with Feargal executing a sublime outside line pass to hit the front just three laps from home. Beattie and Allen Cherry filled the places this time around.
The feature race final soon settled down to a scrap out front between Brian Cherry and Colin McFarland, the latter having an excellent run after a torrid time of late with mechanical woes. Behind the lead duo Dynes was fighting a rearguard battle to keep Joel Richardson, Adam Best and European Champion Stephen Emerson at bay. Disaster struck less than a lap from home though, as Dean McFarland's engine exploded in the biggest possible fashion on the entrance to turn three. Those behind had no chance to avoid the oil, and we quickly had a number of cars embedded in the wall, thankfully without injury. The Race Stewards wisely called a premature halt to proceedings with the result declared on the last completed lap, handing Brian Cherry his first ever silverware ahead of Colin McFarland and Dynes. There will be some midnight oil to be burnt on the damaged cars before the formula's next outing.

The opening Superstox heat saw a superb four way battle between Cyril Hawe, Aaron McNeilly, Keith McAreavey and Sean Mark for the lead, with McAreavey bursting clear late on to secure the victory. Conor Murphy's best run for some time saw him grab the runner up spot ahead of Irish Champion Denver Grattan. Hawe was the first to show in the second heat, but he was dislodged from the lead by McNeilly four laps from home as Aaron took the win. McAreavey and Hawe this time filled out the places.
Sean Mark was the star turn early in the final, the Co. Antrim racer moving clear out front before being challenged by McNeilly's RCE machine. McNeilly went ahead, and for quite some time looked as long he would make amends for a week previous when he lost out on the feature race win on the last bend. His fortunes took a turn for the worse again though when Jordan Robinson coated the first turn in fluid late on and McNeilly unfortunately went skating out of the lead and the race. After a brief hiatus to clean up the circuit, Mark pulled off a textbook restart the lead the pack away for the remaining three laps. Star man Grattan had his sights on his first win of the campaign though, and duly bumpered Mark wide on the final turn to take a dramatic last gasp victory. Mark could be well impressed with his showing in second, with McAreavey in third. Two meetings so far this term from the Superstox, with both final winners being decided on the final bend - excellent stock car racing!

A pre-meeting Drivers Briefing saw some much improved rolling starts in the ProStocks division, with novice Joe Largey leading the way on early in the opening heat. A great battle then ensued between himself, Jamie McCann and Dylan Booth, with McCann stealing through for the win over Largey and William McFaul. Largey again led the opening laps of heat two, before a caution period for a flash fire on the McFaul car brought the star men right into contention. A messy restart saw Del McLaughlin excluded before Irish Champion Dan Shannon powered through to the win over World Cup holder Leonard Dunn and Ryan Abernethy.
Impressive novice Largey stamped his authority all over the final, leading from start to finish to grab the silverware on only his second ever outing. McLaughlin also produced a great drive to take second ahead of McCann, with Shannon getting the better of an entertaining scrap with Stephen Boyd to take fourth.

The Junior Productions first outing of the season saw the first win of the campaign fall to Portadown's Ben Bruce. Adam Weir had led until a late race caution for the stranded Adam McFall car on the back straight, but he hit trouble on the race resumption allowing Bruce through to a morale boosting win over Graham Meek and Drew McKeown. Weir made no mistake in heat two, leading all the way home ahead of Bruce and Sam McNeice.
Weir had only recently been cleared to race following a broken arm sustained away from the race track, but the injury didn't deter him at all once again in the final. He quickly relegated early leader Josh Rodgers to take his second win of the night and earn a rise to the blue grade for the next meeting. McFall was second over the line but was demoted for contact, handing Meek and Bruce the other podium positions.
Many thanks to our meeting sponsors, JMC Mechanical & Construction Ltd Tel: 028 3888 2807
Added: 16/04/17

The 2017 race season at Tullyroan Oval started in superb style with a five formula spectacular on a perfect spring Saturday evening.

There were new drivers and new cars aplenty, with Dungannon's Adam Best taking the feature race win in the 2.0 Hot Rods final. Portadown's former World Champion Scott Cochrane grabbed the spoils in the Lightning Rods. whilst the other McElmeel Mobility Services sponsored silverware went the way of Portadown's Lee Davison (Superstox), Garvagh's William McFaul (ProStocks) and young Portadown lad Daniel Stewart in the Ninja Karts.

Two very welcome Scottish visitors, Gordon Alexander and Gerry Hendry, joined the locals to give a great seventeen car entry in the 2.0 Hot Rods, with Sean Dynes quick to hit the front in the opener before they were all brought up short by a melee on the Tullyroan end which curtailed the evening for a number of drivers with damage. Dynes made no mistake at the restart, leading home Feargal McNally and Adam Best. Dean McFarland showed very well in the opening laps of heat two ahead of Brian Cherry, before a late swoop round the outside saw Joel Richardson take an impressive win over Allen Cherry and Best.
A duo of third places in the heats certainly signalled that Best was on top form, and he really had the bit between his teeth in the McElmeel Mobility Services final. Brian Cherry set the pace ahead of Aaron Beattie, with Best then making a superb pass on Beattie on the outside to head after the leader. After tracking Cherry's every move, Best took his opportunity when a gap appeared down the inside on the back straight. An experienced campaigner like Adam was never going to miss such an opportunity, and despite the cars briefly tangling, Best powered home to the win. Stephen Emerson gave his new car a great debut in second ahead of Richardson, after Brian Cherry was docked two places for the contact with Best during the scrap for the lead.

The Lightning Rods as always never fail to impress, and a very healthy field contested three great races. Pick of them all was the opening heat, which saw British Champion Jordan Rochford produce a fantastic, last gasp charge on the outside line to grab the win by a matter of inches on the line from long time leader Stephen Hollywood. Hollywood made no mistake in the second encounter of the evening, powering home to a deserved win over World Champion Gary Beggs and Ally Neill.
Hollywood as expected stretched ahead in the final after demoting early leader Mark Overend. Catching the eye this time from the star studded red grade was Scott Cochrane, who scythed through the pack to go second after just ten laps. A mid race caution when Richard Stewart and Chris McGirr tripped over each other allowed Cochrane to close the gap to the leader, although he now had an impressive Ricky Shaw for company too. Cochrane played a waiting game, and then the pressure paid off when Hollywood left the smallest of gaps and Scott was through to a lead he wouldn't lose. Behind Cochrane, Shaw and Hollywood filled the major places.

Five novice graders were amongst a field of over twenty ProStocks, which unsurprisingly produced plenty of action and talking points! Returnee Jonny Teggart led much of the way in the opening heat before Del McLaughlin nudged past with three to go to take the chequered flag. McLaughlin's car failed the post race technical checks unfortunately, handing victory to Portadown's Davy Wright over Dylan Booth and Irish Champion Dan Shannon. In only his first meeting, Jamie McCann showed great promise as he led the second heat for some distance. Wright was again the man on the move, moving onto McCann's bumper with three to go. A timely nudge wide saw Wright hit the front at the start of the final lap, only for McCann to hit back hard into the final bend. Wright however hung on for the win ahead of a spirited McCann and Mark McLaughlin.
After a somewhat untidy start to the final, Teggart again turned back the clock to lead things away out front. William McFaul quickly reeled him in from the blue grade before a late caution period for a stranded Adam White brought second man Wright into contention. The hat-trick was most definitely on, but McFaul produced a text book restart to edge away to a fine win over Wright and British Champion Steven Haugh.

The Superstox saw a race debut for Lee Johnston and a stunning new RCE machine for Stephen Stewart. Cyril Hawe set the pace in the opener before the pack closed in towards the end. It was a four way battle late on between Hawe, Keith McAreavey, Aaron McNeilly and Lee Davison. Davison's experience shone through as he raced by to the win over McNeilly and McAreavey. Hawe again led the way in heat two, but this time it was McNeilly who raced clear to the victory in some style. Davison just pipped Hawe to second by the slenderest of margins.
McNeilly hit the front in the feature race final, but soon had Davison chasing him down for the trophy. As the laps dwindled down Davison edged closer and closer, until he was in a position to go for a do or die into the last bend. In superb stock car fashion he made the hit count, dumping the unfortunate McNeilly in the wall, leaving Lee to celebrate the victory and a rise to the red grade for the next meeting. Irish Champion Denver Grattan and McAreavey filled the podium.

Young Portadown star Daniel Stewart was the star turn in the Ninja Karts, taking a heat and final brace and just failing by the smallest of margins to make it a hat-trick of victories. Lacey Bevan was first to show in the opener, before losing out to Matthew Weir. Stewart soon blasted through to the front and the win over Aaron Ward who drove a fine race from the star grade. Newcomer Ryan Berry and Bevan both had turns out front in heat two, before Weir raced clear. Stewart tried his best to get on terms, but it was Weir who held on superbly for his first ever victory by just 0.1 seconds on the line.
An early crash in the final eliminated Josh Henderson and Weir, leaving Brandon Litter holding the lead out front. He had no answer to a flying Stewart, who banged in yet another fastest lap of the race to take a commanding victory and seal his rise to the red grade for the next meeting. Litter and Irish Champion Stewart Hanna chased him under the chequered flag.
Added: 09/04/17

Fuel non-return valves were included as an ORCi requirement in Oval Race formulae some time ago.

In 2016 there was a high profile case involving a non-return valve not being fitted in a particular formula that was dealt with somewhat leniently at the time given some more general issues with regards their fitting and scrutineering with the anticipation that this would be an example to raise the awareness to all drivers that a fully operational/working non-return valve MUST be fitted.

In recent weeks various investigations have revealed that drivers continue to abuse the rule, from taking cars to scrutineering and then removing them, or fitted and tampered with.

From the 1st May 2017 drivers are now warned that contravention of this rule WILL result in an automatic mandatory ban under the technical rules/ penalties of 6 months. This applies to any driver not having a fully working non-return valve fitted and/or it being tampered with in any way.

Issued ORCi 6h April 2017

Added: 06/04/17

DMC Race Promotions in association with Spedeworth Motorsports are pleased to announce the generous sponsors of our 2017 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 - RRE Recovery
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: 06/04/17

The popular mini-series return to the DMC Race Promotions circuits for 2017, 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. For this season we are pleased to welcome on board some new sponsors which sees a new mini-series for 1300 Stock Cars added to our fixture list:

2.0 Hot Rods - Hoosier Racing Tire Challenge Series
Lightning Rods - 2ke Engineering Challenge Series
Superstox - NIOvalTV Series
Stock Rods - MR Fabrications 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 2017, 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: 06/04/17

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