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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.

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Aghadowey Oval
17/3/2018 @ 1pm

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Tullyroan Oval
24/3/2018 @ 1pm

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Tullyroan Oval
31/3/2018 @ 6.30pm

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Stock Rods 2018 Irish Open Championship

also 2.0 Hot Rods, Superstox, ProStocks & Junior Productions


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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

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

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