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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
1/10/2022 @ 6.30pm

National Hot Rods 2023 Simpson Race Exhausts World Series NI Round 4 & 2022 Richard Turtle Memorial Cup
1300 Stock Cars 2022 Ulster Championship

Stock Rods
Junior Productions
Thunder Rods

Tullyroan Oval
8/10/2022 @ 6.30pm

IRISH CHAMPIONSHIP DOUBLE HEADER
2.0 Hot Rods 2022 Irish Championship
Ninja Karts 2022 Irish Championship

Thunder Rods 2022 Tullyroan Challenge Cup
Stock Rods 2022 Tullyroan Challenge Cup
Superstox

Aghadowey Oval
22/10/2022 @ 6.30pm

IRISH CHAMPIONSHIP DOUBLE HEADER
Superstox 2022 Irish Championship
Junior Productions 2022 Irish Championship

Stock Rods
Thunder Rods
u1800 Back To Basics Bangers 2022 King of Aghadowey


 


 

 
Latest News
A fine late Spring evening saw a great turnout of cars for the return of short oval racing at Aghadowey Oval. Dungannon’s Derek Martin drove a superb race to claim victory in the National Hot Rods final after a thrilling race, whilst the other feature race winners were Antrim’s Conor Hughes (2.0 Hot Rods), Glenavy’s Joe Largey (Stock Rods), Nutts Corner’s Chelsy Rainey (Junior Productions) and Donegal’s Brendan Doherty (Thunder Rods).

Amongst the sixteen strong grid for the seventh round of Simpson Race Exhausts World Series NI for National Hot Rods were the pristine new cars of Glenn Bell and John Christie, as well as a formula debut for Gareth Bevan.
Philip McCloy led the opening laps of heat one, before becoming embroiled in a scrap for the lead late on with Nigel McCauley and Bell. Bell came out on top after a terrific late run to give his new Fiesta a dream debut. McCloy again led heat two, and this time he was able to hold the rest at bay to take a fine win over Andy Stewart and McCauley.
In the final Bell found a way past McCloy to hit the front just a third of the way through the contest and began to stretch clear. But Derek Martin was making big strides towards the front and when Glenn hit late backmarking traffic Derek was suddenly right with him. Martin made an audacious swoop around the outside to take up the lead whilst they were still surrounded by the traffic, only for Bell to draw right alongside once again on the final bend. Martin held on to take a great win, with Bell delighted with his new mount in second ahead of Adam Hylands and Christie, the latter another to show well with his new machine.

The 2.0 Hot Rods included Scottish driver Jason Secker on a track debut, as Garvagh’s Johnny McCloy took a morale boosting win in the opening heat ahead of Curtis Greer. Antrim driver Ryan McCrory then pulled off a fantastic outside pass on leader Trevor McConnell to take victory in the second heat, ahead of Stephen Emerson and Conor Hughes.
An early skirmish in the final brought out the caution flags, and this time it was Hughes who hit the outside to drag himself past McConnell to take the win in some style. Adam Best and Jordan Rochford filled the podium places.

The Stock Rod heats were dominated by two 16-year-old graduates from the Junior Productions. Mark Crawford claimed victory in the opening heat despite engine trouble on the final lap which sidelined him for the rest of the night. That opened the door for another teenager in Sam McNeice to add the second heat win to his runner up spot in heat one, heading home Larne’s Samuel Wilson and Mark Kilpatrick from Antrim.
A huge crash at the start of the final eliminated a number of cars, including pole-sitter McNeice. At the resumption Joe Largey hit the front and never looked back all the way to the chequered flag. Former World title holder Stevie McNiece chased him home with Jonny Cardwell inheriting third place after Dan Shannon was dropped places for contact.

A fine field of young stars in the Junior Productions included four newcomers in Lacey Bevan, Aaron Dynes, Stewart Hanna and Odhran Monaghan amongst a nine strong novice grade. In a frantic finish Alex McCreadie crossed the line first but was demoted for contact by the Stewards, handing the win to Jack Morrow over Alex Milligan. Heat two saw Abbie McKinstry break clear to record a fine win over Matthew Weir.
The final was an action packed affair, with Chelsy Rainey driving superbly to pass Weir for the lead and race clear to take the victory. Milligan, impressive debutant Hanna and Callum Magill filled out the places after a fine night’s entertainment from the young drivers.

A huge field of Thunder Rods kicked off the new season with David Baird guiding his immaculate machine home to victory in the first race of the night over Darren Curran and Graham Loughlin. Heat two saw Ryan Fleming set the pace before he had to give best to a flying Brendan Doherty. Doherty went on to lift the chequered flag ahead of Fleming and Simon Lamont.
Once again the star graded drivers struggled to make an impact in the final, with novice Doherty again bursting clear to take his second win of the evening and secure a rise to the yellow grade for the next outing. David Wilson and Josh Young filled the podium positions, ahead of Baird and Fleming.
Added: 31/05/21

Our latest points update has now been published, including the latest standings for Ninja Karts and National Hot Rods.

In the 2020/21 ASC Cars NI Points Championship for Ninja Karts, Irish Champ 929 Leyton Hughes tops the points standings ahead of last weekend's final winner 974 Riley Dawson-Stirling and impressive novice 718 Caolan Fegan. The second and third drivers will now see themselves starting much further back on the grid.

In the 2020 Cirrus Plastics DMC Championship for National Hot Rods, 20 Derek Martin continues to lead the chart, now 26 points ahead of 54 Adam Hylands. Simpson Race Exhausts World Series NI sees Martin also lead the way over Hylands and Ben McKee.


To View the latest points charts, click on 'Drivers' in the menu bar above and then select the desired formula from the drop down under 'Points & Grades'.
Added: 12/10/20

Former World Champion John Christie bounced right back to form at Aghadowey Oval on Saturday night to win the Richard Turtle Memorial Cup for the National Hot Rods. John held off spirited late advances from Shane Murray and Derek Martin to grab the spoils during an excellent evening’s racing.

Other winners at the McKinstry Metal Recycling sponsored event were local Aghadowey man Aaron Stewart in the Lightning Rods King of Aghadowey event, Scottish visitor Siobhan Martin in the Stock Rods, Crumlin’s Riley Dawson-Stirling in the Ninja Karts and Limavady’s John Goligher in the Back to Basics Bangers.

Glarryford’s Philip McCloy led the National Hot Rods away for heat one, but he lost out to a fast moving Nigel McCauley who went on to take the victory over John Christie and Derek Martin. Heat two saw the first wet race of the night, with McCloy holding sway out front until well into the second half of the encounter. Shane Murray found a way past to take the victory over Carl Sloan and Martin.
The final doubled up as Round 6 of Simpson Race Exhausts World Series NI and the Richard Turtle Memorial Cup, with McCloy again the leader from the off until Christie worked his way ahead. At the half way mark Martin and Murray joined Christie at the front, and from then on the fans were treated to an enthralling three-way battle for the win. Christie used all his experience though to take the victory, ahead of Murray, Martin and Sloan.

The opening Lightning Rods heat saw a flag to flag win for Portadown’s Mark Corry ahead of Aaron Stewart and World Champion Nigel Jackson. In the damp heat two, James McKinney showed best to take the flag ahead of Jackson and Ricky Shaw.
A frantic start to the King of Aghadowey final saw Stewart squeeze ahead on the opening lap, and he put in a wonderful performance to take the victory in the wet conditions he rarely excels in. McKinney took second ahead of Jackson and Jordan Rochford at the flag.

A huge field of 27 Stock Rods arrived in the pits, including welcome Scottish lady racer Siobhan Martin. Recent returnee William Taggart led the way for much of heat one, before he lost out to a hard charging Adam McFall in the closing stages. McFall took the win over Marc Morrell and Taggart, after third on the road Dan Shannon was docked for contact. Heat two saw Ryan Andersen impress early on out front, before Broughshane’s Adam Weir moved past to take up the running. As Adam cruised to an excellent win, Micky McFall and Shane McMillan grabbed second and third ahead of visitor Martin.
The final saw an early battle for the lead between Morrell and Shane McMillan, with never any more than a hair’s breadth between them. Martin worked her way up to third, and when the lead duo tripped over each other into the Brown Trout Bend Siobhan duly accepted the gift of the lead. Proceedings got rather messy in the closing stages with a number of penalties handed out, but Martin took a well deserved final win over Stevie McNiece, Shannon and Shane McMillan in the final analysis.

Some great racing was served up yet again by the young 6-11 year olds in the Ninja Karts, with Noah Teggart unlucky to lose out on the heat one win as he collided with a spun kart within sight of the line on the last lap. That opened the door for Scottish visitor Dougie Kidd to take the win over Irish Champion Leyton Hughes and Caolan Fegan. Heat two saw Hughes get the win after leader Charlie Johnston hit trouble whilst ahead, with Leyton leading home Andrew Hawe and Fegan.
Fegan led the final early on until he lost out to the fast charging trio of Riley Dawson-Stirling, Hughes and Kidd. The three circulated as one for the final laps, with Dawson-Stirling ahead when it mattered most to take his first ever feature race win over Hughes, Kidd and Fegan. Fegan also received the top white or yellow grade award presented by track marshal Ian McClelland.

A good field of the entry level Back to Basics Bangers saw some great fun and frolics throughout the evening. Josh Goligher took the opening heat ahead of Paddy Hannigan, before his father John Goligher took the second heat over Josh and William Donnell. The final saw another win for John Goligher over Simon Lamont and Hannigan, with the end of meeting Destruction Derby falling to Matthew McKinstry.
Added: 11/10/20

In our latest points update, the final points for Rookie Bangers have been published, plus the latest on the Superstox NIOval TV Series.

In the Rookie Bangers, whilst the points scoring stretched from last December, there were only a handful of qualifying meetings due to the Coronavirus pandemic. It came down to a thrilling climax though, with Conor Finegan snatching victory by just one point from Josh Goligher. To add to the drama, that was only made official once CCTV had been studied and Josh unfortunately was docked in the analysis of Saturday's meeting final.

In the Superstox NIOvalTV Series, after the opening round British Champion Lee Davison leads the way after a trio of consistent finishes. Steven Haugh and final winner Kyle Beattie are next up. The round one points will be added to the two heats at the next meeting to form the grid for the all important Grand Final.

To View the latest points charts, click on 'Drivers' in the menu bar above and then select the desired formula from the drop down under 'Points & Grades'.

Added: 05/10/20

On an action packed evening of racing at Tullyroan Oval, Larne’s William Donnell avoided the chaos around the track to take victory in a well subscribed Rookie Bangers final after a great drive. The other winners at the Bann Hire sponsored event were Aughnacloy’s Kyle Beattie in the Superstox, Portadown’s Mark Corry in the Lightning Rods and Ballybogey’s Norman Purdy in the Thunder Rods.

A full field of Rookie Bangers was always going to mean action galore, and they kicked off in style as Dylan Connolly went for a huge barrel roll down the home straight on the opening lap! Thankfully he emerged unscathed, and Paul O’Connor blasted ahead on the restart. Amidst the action Paul pulled well clear, only to be spun on the final lap by a backmarker! Such was his lead however, that he quickly corrected himself and still took the flag ahead of William Donnell and Matthew McKinstry. Heat two saw Conor Finegan out front, before his big rival in the local points championship chase, Josh Goligher, eased past to take victory.

The final saw an early stoppage for the second rollover of the night, as Peter McConnell found himself upended on the back straight. McKinstry powered ahead on the restart, before Deano McGrath took over out front. Deano lost out within sight of the flag though, handing the victory and the Bann Hire silverware to Donnell ahead of McKinstry and Ryan Nixon, after Goligher was demoted having jumped the restart. That handed the year long DMC Points championship to Finegan by the slenderest of margins.

Brian Lammey led a healthy field of Superstox away for their first heat, the local photographer holding sway out front until well past half distance. Ethan Dilly and Alan Haugh then had turns out front, but they had no answer to the pace of Steven Haugh who grabbed the win ahead of Lee Davison. Dilly and Alan Haugh again contested the lead in heat two, but this time British Champion Davison was in fine form, and his late charge from the superstar grade netted him the win over David Beattie and Alan Haugh.
The final doubled up as the opening round of the NIOval TV Series, and it turned out to be the race of the night! Alan Haugh and Dilly again contested the early lead, with young star Graham Meek making huge strides towards the front until he unfortunately found himself in the wall. By now the star names were knocking at the door having worked their way through, and into the final few laps it was a three way scrap between Sean Mark, Davison and Irish Champion Kyle Beattie for the honours. They traded hits with the bumpers in an enthralling final few laps, with Beattie ahead when it mattered to take a fantastic win over Davison and Mark.

It was slightly greasy for the opening Lightning Rods heat, with Ronan McNally holding off allcomers to take the win over Aaron Stewart and World Champ Nigel Jackson. Heat two saw an emphatic win for Ricky Shaw after a great drive indeed, with Mark McCambridge and Stewart this time the placemen.
Dylan McCann was the first to show in the final from the yellow grade, with Mark Corry having his best run of the night to go second and chase down the leader. Mark quickly arrived on the tail of the McCann, but he found Dylan a much tougher nut to crack than many would have thought. Quickly the pack had joined them in what was now a huge fight for the lead, until Corry found a gap down the inside of McCann on the back straight. That netted Mark the lead and ultimately the victory, over Martin O’Flaherty, Stewart, Jackson and Stuart Agnew.

The Thunder Rods Tullyroan Challenge Cup completed the race bill, with Mark McLaughlin taking the opening heat victory over John Goligher, after first over the line Jason Darragh was docked two places for contact. The reversed line up for heat two again saw over twenty cars on track, and saw Norman Purdy quickly assume the top spot to claim the win over Ryan Nixon and Gavin Gamble.
The final saw Purdy on pole, and in just his second meeting back in the fold Norman burst clear to take a fine Challenge Cup win. McLaughlin was a gallant runner up, with Nixon getting the best of a big places battle to take third spot.
Photos by John Wolsey
Added: 05/10/20

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