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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
2/6/2024 @ 2pm

SHAMWRECK 2024
Unlimited National Bangers Shamwreck 2024 plus James 'The Cat' Smith Memorial DD
1600/Rookie Bangers 2024 Irish Open Championship

Lightning Rods
Ninja Karts

Aghadowey Oval
8/6/2024 @ 6.30pm

Stock Rods William Cooke Memorial Trophy 2024
Superstox 2024 King of Aghadowey

1300 Stock Cars
Thunder Rods
Ninja Karts (sponsored by Campbell Commercials)

Tullyroan Oval
15/6/2024 @ 6.30pm

2.0 Hot Rods 2024 Tullyroan Challenge Cup
Stock Rods 2024 Tullyroan Challenge Cup
Junior Productions 2024 Golden Helmet (presented by the McKeown Family)

Lightning Rods
Thunder Rods


 


 

 
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The elite National Hot Rods formula completed their 2021/22 Simpson Race Exhausts World Series NI at Tullyroan Oval on Saturday night, with Crumlin’s John Christie taking a very impressive heat and final double. The overall winner of the year long points chase was Dungannon’s Derek Martin, who was crowned NI Champion for the second year in succession.
There were large entries in every formula on show, which led to some terrific racing for the big crowd enjoying a fine summer’s evening on the terraces. Banbridge’s Denver Grattan claimed an enthralling 2.0 Hot Rods final win, whilst north west drivers Ryan Nixon, Reece Pollock and Gavin Gamble won the Rookie Bangers Irish Teams Championship for their ‘Bad Company B’ outfit.
Hampshire visitor Jack Jones took the honours after a fine drive to take the Ninja Karts Tullyroan Challenge Cup, and another Banbridge driver, Colin McNiece, was equally as impressive on his way to the Stock Rods silverware.

A very impressive field of 23 cars arrived for the fourteenth and final round of Simpson Race Exhausts World Series NI for National Hot Rods, the grid bolstered by welcome visitors Jeff Riordan and Les Compelli from the Republic of Ireland series. Returnee to the fold Terence McConalogue from Donegal took the opening heat win after relegating Gareth Bevan, before former World Champion John Christie took a super heat two victory after chasing down pacesetters McConalogue and Derek McMillan.
The final was lined up in year-long series point’s order, with Christie getting the jump off the line to take the lead. John showed some electric pace to race home to a well deserved win, with Derek Martin coming home second to seal his NI Championship victory as World Series NI points winner.

Teenager Adam Weir impressed greatly in the 2.0 Hot Rods, taking both heats from the novice grade with a great turn of speed. He led home Ryan McCrory in the opener before David Kernohan chased him under the chequers in heat two.
The final was a tremendous race, even if it did lack a little discipline at times. Weir’s automatic upgrade to the yellows saw him harrying Kris Fitzpatrick for the lead right from the off, as the whole pack then began to close together with the gradings working to perfection. Gary Fowler tried and failed to get around the lead duo, before Denver Grattan made a great fist of it on the wide line. Fitzpatrick and Weir then nibbled at each other and swapped places, the contact almost causing a huge crash on the back straight. Once it all settled down Grattan had hit the front and he took a very deserving win over Scott Cochrane and Drew McKeown.

A twenty car Stock Rod entry included Michael Scanlon and Shane O’Connor from Tipperary, with a frantic and entertaining opening heat falling to recent form man Michael Rodgers after a Stewards Enquiry. Race Control were kept busy in heat two as well, as on the road winner Samuel Wilson copped a penalty which elevated Dan Shannon to victory lane over Sam McNeice.
Fergie Bevan showed his best form of late to lead the final for a distance, before Colin McNiece swooped past to take up the running. Whilst Mark Crawford and Jonny Cardwell squabbled behind him, Colin kept all under control to take an impressive win. Curtis Greer and Joe Largey filled the podium spots, after Crawford and Cardwell were docked for contact.

Ten visiting drivers from England and Scotland were amongst a Ninja Karts grid of twenty six young 6-11 year olds, many chasing track time ahead of their World Championship at the venue in July. With a new kart at his disposal, Dungannon’s Ryan Abernethy Jnr took the opening heat win ahead of England’s Jack Jones and another Dungannon youngster, Ben Hawe. Abernethy then repeated the feat with another win in heat two, a race which will long be remembered for a huge triple rollover for Rowdy Grattan. England’s Murray Hall was runner up in this one with Hawe in third once again.
The final was a super race, with Abernethy again out front until he got outfoxed in the traffic late on by Jones. Jack came through to take a fine Tullyroan Challenge Cup win ahead of Abernethy, Noah Teggart, Hall and Charlie Weston.

The Rookie Bangers delivered great action all night, with a grid of 34 cars thrilling the crowds in their Irish Teams Championship. ‘The Hooligans A’ drew first blood with a win for Phillip Farrell in the opening heat in a drama filled race, before Dan Dooner sped to the heat two win for ‘Team Juice’.
The double points final was every bit as frantic as the heats, even coming down to a one-lap dash to the flag after a late stoppage. Ryan Nixon got into the lead in the closing stages and it was that win that sealed the Irish Teams Championship for his ‘Bad Company B’ outfit which also included Reece Pollock and Gavin Gamble. Josh Goligher and William McFaul were second and third in the final, ahead of long time leader Matthew McKinstry.
Added: 05/06/22

A fantastic weekend of championship stock car racing as served up over the weekend, firstly at Aghadowey Oval on Saturday and then Tullyroan Oval on Sunday afternoon.
The big winners of the weekend were Ballymoney’s Steven Bolton who finally got his hands on the Shamwreck title for Unlimited National Bangers at Tullyroan, whilst Rathfriland’s Jack Morrow claimed victory in the first ever Junior Productions British Championship.
The visiting National Ministox formula from England also starred, with championship wins for Caiden Morrison and Kasey Jones across the two days.

Saturday - Aghadowey Oval
The Junior Productions British Championship (sponsored by Cars Bought 24/7) saw heat wins for Ryan Berry, Callum Magill and Aaron Ward. Pole sitter after consistent heat finishes was Jack Morrow, and the talented racer held the field at bay to land the coveted first ever British title ahead of Ward and Sam Percy.

In the National Hot Rods, the penultimate round of the Simpson Race Exhausts World Series NI saw Dean McCrory and Kenny McCann take two very popular heat wins, before Gilford’s Nigel McCauley held off a spirited challenge from John Christie to win the feature race final.

The National Ministox thrilled the crowds all evening with some terrific racing. England’s Boden Murfin took the opening heat before Tom Holcroft won a superb heat two. Heat three fell to Nutts Corner’s Abbie McKinstry, before everyone was treated to a stunning Irish Championship final. There were no less than 21 lead changes inside the 16 lap race, with Caiden Morrison taking the spoils in some style, with Lewis Smith and Thomas Rogers the placemen.

The Superstox as always entertained, with Cullybackey’s Curtis Greer a double heat winner before Aughnacloy’s David Beattie took the feature race. The Thunder Rods saw a busy track all evening, with Limavady’s Josh Goligher running out the final winner after Jason Darragh and Chris Baird had shared the heats.

Sunday - Tullyroan Oval
The Unlimited National Bangers saw some fantastic action and crashes galore at Tullyroan as they battled for the Shamwreck 2022 title. England’s Callum Hall led the early stages before he got removed and Steven Bolton went ahead. With action all around the track, former World Champion Bolton from Ballymoney staved off a challenge from Leonard Dunn to take a win he has been chasing for his whole career. He had no less than five second place finishes in the event to his credit, and this time he was finally able to break his duck. Jonny Murdock and Marty McKiernan filled the podium places.
The Allcomers race fell to Dublin’s Stevo McGrath, before Bolton took his second win of the afternoon in the meeting final. The James ‘The Cat’ Smith Memorial Destruction Derby for the last car moving fell to McKiernan after the field was whittled down by some huge crashes.

The National Ministox were racing for the Irish Masters trophy on Sunday, with heats wins for Tom Holcroft, Cody Hanson and Joelan Maynard. Another superb final saw Tom Holcroft ahead before a huge last bend lunge from Kasey Jones saw him unseat the leader and take a tremendous victory which drew great applause from the fans. Caiden Morrison claimed second spot with Toby Partridge in third.

The Junior Productions Irish Open Championship (sponsored by Cars Bought 24/7) saw heat wins for Leyton Hughes, Aaron Ward and Jack Morrow. A somewhat controversial Irish Open final saw a lengthy Stewards Enquiry which eventually saw the first two across the line being docked for contact. That elevated 10-year-old Antrim lad Hughes to the title win ahead of Scotland’s Koddi Wright and Morrow.

In the support formulas Antrim’s Stephen McCready took a fantastic victory in the all action 1300 Stock Cars as the lead was exchanged time and again, whilst Glenavy’s Mark McCambridge was the winner of the Lightning Rods final.
Added: 30/05/22

Large grids and high quality racing was the order of the day at Tullyroan Oval on Saturday, as the big crowd on hand were treated to some spectacular action. Portadown’s Scott Cochrane impressed as he claimed the 2.0 Hot Rods Tullyroan Challenge Cup, whilst a hard fought Rookie Bangers Irish Open Championship fell to Limavady’s Josh Goligher.
The Superstox were arguably the formula of the night once again, with Birches man Alan Haugh claiming a heat and final double from a 27-car field. A dramatic Stock Rods final went the way of Nutts Corner’s Mark Crawford with young Noah Teggart from Banbridge claiming his first ever feature race winin the Ninja Karts.

Co Cork’s Ian Riordan joined the regular 2.0 Hot Rods drivers for the Tullyroan Challenge Cup, with Ryan McCrory holding off an early challenge from Conor Hughes to take the win in the opening heat. Heat two saw Drew McKeown claim the honours over Scott Cochrane and Riordan.
Cochrane and Riordan filled the front row for the Challenge Cup Final on aggregate points, with Cochrane quickly stamping his authority on proceedings and edging clear. As Scott reeled off the remaining laps to claim an emphatic win, Michael Woods took second ahead of Riordan, Jordan Rochford, McKeown and Jordan McCann.

Another excellent field of Rookie Bangers entertained as only they can, with action galore all around the circuit. Marc Morrell held off the advances of father and son duo John and Josh Goligher to claim the opening heat win, before Josh came through to take the heat two win over Phillip Farrell and John Goligher.
Despite an initial challenge early on from Morrell, Josh Goligher made good his escape in the Irish Open Championship final, Josh racing clear as the action continued around the track. Amongst the drama Jason Goodman went for a huge double rollover into the Tullyroan Bend, and amazingly selected first gear and rejoined the fray! As Josh Goligher took the title win, John Goligher made it a family one-two with William McFaul in third.


A huge field of 27 Superstox included welcome English visitor Declan Salmon amongst the ranks, and the first heat was dramatic to say the least! Ross O’Shea led early on before Alan Hawe took over, as Jeffrey Martin shed not one but two wheels in a home straight crash. Curtis Greer then took over out front before another caution with just one lap to go for a track blockage, again on the home straight. In the one lap dash to the flag Greer held on for the win over Craig McConnell and Salmon. Haugh then led the second heat which again was full of incident, and he was able to stave off a last lap challenge from David Beattie to take the chequered flag.
The final was another excellent encounter, with Haugh again the early pacesetter. He held off a huge last bend lunge from Greer to hold on and take his second win of the evening and earn a rise to blue grade for the next meeting. Greer was great value in second ahead of James Stewart and David Beattie.

The Stock Rods grid included a trio of welcome Tipperary visitors amongst the ranks, with Antrim’s Mark Kilpatrick initially claiming both heat victories before events after the final saw him excluded from all results at the meeting. For the record books, that handed the heat wins to Jonny Cardwell and Mark Overend.
Overend drove a blinding race in the final with Kilpatrick trying lap after lap to pass on the outside. Gradually the whole field was closing in to make it a monster battle for the lead, before the unfortunate Overend got a puncture and retired. Impressive visitor Declan McGrath then went ahead, but he left a gap down his inside with just one lap to go and Mark Crawford quickly filled it. Kilpatrick then nudged both Crawford and McGrath wide into the final bend, and then squeezed Crawford to the wall on the run to the flag, turning himself to the barrier in the process but still crossing the line ahead.
After a Stewards Enquiry, Crawford was awarded the victory with Kilpatrick removed from all results for events which took place after the race. McGrath, Cardwell, Sam McNeice and Marc Morrell completed the top five.

Newcomers Jack Murphy and Kayla Fegan completed their ORCi Junior Competence Tests before the meeting and joined the field for their race debuts. Alan Beattie led much of the distance in the opening heat before Ben Hawe snatched the win right at the end ahead of Beattie and Jack Morrison. Heat two saw Morrison build a huge lead out front but it was wiped out under a yellow flag, and that allowed Christian Murray to move ahead and claim the victory over Hawe and Noah Teggart.
The final was a tremendous race with Morrison again impressing out front until a late caution with just two laps to go. That was quickly followed by another caution, and it was Noah Teggart who held his nerve amidst the late drama to race home for his first ever Ninja Karts feature race win. Riley Dawson-Stirling, Ryan Abernethy and Murray completed the top four home.
Added: 22/05/22

Thirty five years almost to the day since he won the 1987 British Championship, veteran National Hot Rod star Keith Martin showed he has lost none of his flair with a polished heat and final double at Aghadowey Oval on Friday evening. On a night of keenly contested events, there were King of Aghadowey victories for Stevie McNiece (Stock Rods) and Stuart Agnew (Lightning Rods) whilst Ballykelly’s Matthew Nicholl was another who raced to a heat and final double, this time in the Thunder Rods.

Round 12 of Simpson Race Exhausts World Series NI saw another healthy grid assemble, with Kenny McCann setting a great pace out front in the opening heat. Late on he came under some heavy pressure, with Simon Kennedy stealing past on the inside with just three laps to go to claim the win ahead of Ben McKee. Heat two saw Gareth Bevan the early pacesetter until he was relegated by Keith Martin, the Dungannon based former multi champion racing home to the win despite a fast closing Carl Sloan.
The final over 35 laps saw Martin quickly establish a handy advantage out front, with Kennedy and Podge McQuaid filling the top three places. Kennedy dropped back in the latter stages, with McQuaid then eating chunks out of Martin’s lead. The veteran had all under control though, and took his second final win of the season with McQuaid just holding off Ben McKee, Shane Murray and Derek Martin as they passed the chequers.

The Stock Rods, as always, served up some very close and tight racing, with Mark Foster managing to keep the rest at bay in the opening heat to take the victory over Stevie McNiece and Dan Shannon. Heat two was every bit as close, as recent form man Michael Rodgers held off the firm advances of Mark Crawford and Jonny Cardwell to take the chequered flag.
McNiece had gained pole position for the King of Agahdowey final courtesy of points scored during the heats, and he duly pulled clear in the feature race. As he romped home to the victory, Shannon just held off British Champion Cardwell for second, with Shane McMillan and Sam McNeice next home.

British Champion Ricky Shaw drew first blood in the Lightning Rods, taking the opening heat ahead of James McKinney before the second heat fell to Stuart Agnew over Dean Catherwood.
The King of Aghadowey final saw Agnew stretch clear to take the victory in style, the Magheralin man heading home McKinney and World Champion Nigel Jackson at the chequered flag.

Another well subscribed field of 22 Thunder Rods put on some dramatic racing, with former Junior Productions star Matthew Nichol taking a clear heat one win over Rab Preston in a race that saw a number of penalties and disqualifications as driving standards caught the eye of the Stewards. Heat two saw Clifford Gordon holding off Nicholl to take the win, with Zack McCombe in third.
The final again saw the lower graders dominate, as Nicholl pulled off a fantastic outside line pass on Gordon to take his second win of the evening. Gordon , Preston, McCombe and Lucas Goligher completed the premier places.
Added: 15/05/22

Crowd favourite John Christie took a very popular victory in the National Hot Rods Final at Tullyroan Oval on Saturday night, the Ballinderry driver producing a masterclass on the outside line to claim the spoils. On a lovely spring night of superb racing, the 2.0 Hot Rods feature race fell to Antrim’s Conor Hughes, whilst Randalstown’s Sam Percy won the Junior Productions Golden Helmet Award. Annalong’s Martin O’Flaherty took the win in the Lightning Rods division whilst it was Co Meath’s Anthony Morgan who claimed the win in the Classic Hot Rods.

An excellent eighteen cars took the first green flag of the night as the National Hot Rods contested Round 11 of Simpson Race Exhausts World Series NI. Gareth Bevan was the first to show in the opening heat, but he soon lost out to Simon Kennedy who took the win ahead of Keith Martin and Nigel McCauley. Heat two saw McCauley this time take the chequered flag, finishing well clear of Derek Martin and Adam Hylands.
The final was the race of the night, with McCauley settling into the lead early on, but having any advantage he had wiped out by an early caution period for a turn four incident. At the resumption he was made to fight long and hard against the advances of Carl Sloan, as the Kells man spent lap after lap on the outside line but just couldn’t make the move stick. By now John Christie and Derek Martin were playing a watching brief right behind, and when offered the chance Christie quickly hit the outside and hauled his Lotus past McCauley for the lead. John came home to a tremendously popular win ahead of Derek Martin, McCauley and Adam Maxwell.

An excellent field of 2.0 Hot Rods produced their best meeting of the season so far, with close, competitive racing all evening. Having won the final at Aghadowey Oval on Bank Holiday Monday, Londonderry’s Dean McFarland continued his good form with a clear opening heat win over Michael Woods and Ryan McCrory. Broughshane’s David Kernohan broke free in the second heat to record the victory, with Denver Grattan putting a great outside line pass on McFarland to grab second place.
The final saw McFarland set the early pace and even open a gap to the pack, but McCrory and British Champion Conor Hughes were quickly onto his tail. McCrory made his move into turn three to take the lead and race on to the chequered flag. The Stewards however weren’t happy with his pass for the lead, and he subsequently attracted a two place penalty after an investigation. That handed victory to Hughes ahead of Grattan and the demoted McCrory.

The young stars in the Junior Productions were racing for the Golden Helmet Award, and the superb trophy presented annually by the McKeown family. Returnee Aaron Ward led the way in the opening heat before a fantastic outside line pass from Sam Percy late in the race grabbed him the win. Heat two saw Irish Champion Matthew Weir race clear for a decisive win, coming home ahead of Stewart Hanna and Percy.
On aggregate points it was the impressive Percy who gained pole position for the Golden Helmet final, and he made good his escape early on to build a comfortable lead. A great battle was raging for second between Hanna and Koddi Wright, with Ward and Daniel Stewart getting on terms too. As Percy ran out a very deserving winner after a fine drive, welcome Scottish visitor Wright impressed in second with Ward getting third in the final analysis after Hanna was docked two places to fifth for contact.

The Lightning Rods once again entertained with some great racing, with Mark McCambridge breaking clear to win the opening heat ahead of Dean Catherwood and James McKinney. Catherwood then went one better in heat two, taking the win in his pretty BMW over Martin O’Flaherty and McCambridge.
The final was right from the top drawer, with a huge four way battle for the lead at one stage between O’Flaherty, McCambridge, Catherwood and British Champion Ricky Shaw. O’Flaherty was able to break clear at just the right time to secure a deserved victory over Catherwood and Shaw.

A trio of races from the small entry of Classic Hot Rods saw Adrian McKinstry’s popular Morris Minor take both heat wins, before the rapid Anthony Morgan prevailed in the final ahead of McKinstry and Mark Monaghan.
Added: 08/05/22

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