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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 thoroughly entertaining evening of Banger racing was enjoyed by an excellent crowd of race fans at Aghadowey Oval on Saturday evening, with some top action on track as the drivers battled for the 2017 Irish Teams Championship. Donemana driver Leonard Dunn battled through the chaos to take a deserved final win, which helped his team Bad Company take the overall teams crown. Amongst the support racing at the meeting, sponsored by Hoggs Bar of Loughgall, there were also feature race wins for Ahoghill's Marc Morrell (Stock Rods), Cullybackey's Gareth Robinson (Thunder Rods) and young Brandon Litter from Portadown in the Ninja Karts.

In usual fashion the Irish Teams Championship for the 2L National Bangers burst into life from the first green flag in heat one, with a huge melee on the Brown Trout Bend as some hard hits were handed out. The pacesetters slithered their way past the track blockage on the grass, with Paul Compelli coming through for the win for Team Eight Eyes ahead of Team Sour's Paul Gaffney and Mikey Croft. Heat two kicked off in even more sensational fashion, as Englishman Ant Riley found himself on his roof on the home straight, necessitating a full restart. The action came thick and fast once again, with local outfit Bad Company taking a one-two through Leonard Dunn and Willie McFaul.
Some sterling pit work returned a good field of cars for the double points final, which saw Killian Eager from the Midnight Moochers get obliterated in turn one, which would later earn him the 'Best Wreck of the Day' Trophy. Once again Dunn (the current ProStocks World Champion) came through for the win in another hectic and hard hitting affair. Bad Company took another lock out of the top places, with William McFaul Jnr this time in second ahead of Rod Herron from The Mob in third.
Team Buckle's English visitor George Padbury was in trouble on the back straight early in the Destruction Derby, as the field was soon whittled down to only a handful of runners. English visitors Josh Robinson and Croft ganged up to hand out a hammering to local ace Stephen Boyd from Bad Company, before a flash fire on the Robinson car was quickly extinguished by some great work from the track marshals. Croft took the victory for Team Sour but it wasn't enough in the overall standings as Bad Company took the victory and were crowned Irish Teams Champions. After an outstanding meeting, Jonathan Compelli from Eight Eyes took the Entertainer of the Day trophy.

The competitive Stock Rods kicked off their 2017 campaign at the home of their Championship of the World in June. Samuel Murphy set the early pace in the opening heat, tracked by Johny Gillespie and Ben McCully. Gillespie hit the front before the caution flags flew when Caoimh Donnelly spun on the home straight and was collected by European Champion Derek McMillan and Jonny Cardwell. McCully was disqualified for his part in the incident. Gillespie surged home to the win on the resumption, ahead of Chris Hamill and Ed Davis. Heat Two saw Ryan Murphy take the early lead, with Hamill fighting a rearguard battle in second. He held off advances from Victor McAfee and McCully before eventually succumbing to their pressure. Ryan Murphy by now was home and dry, taking a morale boosting win over McCully and McAfee.
McCully's car failed on the opening lap of the final, bringing out the yellow caution flags to remove him from a precarious spot on turn one. A rather messy restart saw British Champion Bobbie Johnston and Curtis Greer given warnings for getting away much too soon, with Johnston quickly going ahead of Murphy to the lead and then almost instantly departing the fray with a puncture. That handed the baby to Greer, and he quickly pulled quite a gap at the front as he sped home to the chequered flag. Despite a dominant display from Curtis, he was to be penalised two positions for jumping the restart, which handed the victory to Ahoghill's Marc Morrell ahead of Jonny Cardwell.

The Thunder Rods saw a race debut for Johnny Pollock, while there was also a return to action at Aghadowey for Noel Mark after many years out of the harness. Robert McIlroy and Gareth Robinson spent much of heat one side by side in a battle for the lead, which went the way of McIlroy after a backmarker thwarted Robinson's charge. Heat two was on a very slippery track after the Bangers, and saw Pollock lead before Robinson went ahead to record the victory over McIlroy.
The feature race saw Mark set a steady pace out front early on, before Robinson got the better of a tough lead battle to power to the front. Robinson took the win over McIlroy, with Mark just holding onto third despite smacking the barriers on the run to the line.

Amongst the young stars in the Ninja Karts was a race debut for Ryan Berry in a very pretty SLS machine, whilst Matthew Weir and Jack Morrow raced their new chargers for the first time. The opening heat was all about Curtis McConkey, as he powered to the front to take the win over star grader Aaron Ward and Irish Champion Stewart Hanna. McConkey repeated the dose in heat two on what was a very slippery track indeed, this time taking the win and a rise to the blue grade ahead of Morrow and Ward.
Despite the handicap of starting further back on the grid, McConkey made a good start to the final and was again heading towards the front before a spin saw his chances disappear. By now Weir had built a decent lead out front in what was undoubtedly his best ever showing to date. As the laps whittled down Weir still held on out front, but two from home Brandon Litter produced a great move around the outside to grab the lead and the silverware after a superb drive. Weir held on for second, ahead of Daniel Stewart and Bobby Henderson.
Many thanks to our meeting sponsors, Hoggs Bar of Loughgall
Added: 12/03/17

2017 sees the inaugural Classic Hot Rods Northern Ireland Series, racing over eight rounds at Tullyroan Oval and Aghadowey Oval. After some excellent racing last season from the iconic Escorts and Anglias, DMC Race Promotions in association with Spedeworth Motorsports have given the local drivers what they wanted - their own series for the 2017 season! With some new faces set to join the ranks, including our promoter Davy McCall, hopes are high for a great season of racing.

Reigning Irish Series Champion Thomas Dilly has kindly stepped in to sponsor the new NI Series through his company Dilly Roofing Supplies. A brand new race tyre will be available at each round of the series, making this one of the most lucrative deals in Classic Hot Rod Racing. A public draw at each round will determine how the tyre will be allocated - either to the final winner, the highest points scorer on the day or the highest white/yellow or blue grade finisher in the final.

Many thanks to Thomas and Dilly Roofing Supplies for their very kind sponsorship package - don't miss the Classic Hot Rods on the DMC Race Promotions tracks in 2017!

Added: 02/02/17

The ORCi has published the following news regarding the 2017 Drivers' Levy Fee:

As you are aware some years ago, the ORCi introduced a £1 levy as a contribution towards protecting our sport as much as we can from the various forms of litigation and the environmental minefield that exists within the UK. Not only that, professional advice has been and continues to be engaged to ensure we are compliant in all areas including Health & Safety where potential punishments and fines are now extremely worrying and even criminal.

You will have seen many changes within the sport in terms of Health & Safety and environmental awareness and let us assure you, there is still plenty more to undertake to keep us safe. In recent years the sport has seen several costly challenges, Mildenhall, Buxton, Grimley to name but three in recent years with regards noise and coming over the horizon of course is the 'clean air bill'. There are many other necessary costs such as track audits and inspections to be funded.

The sport continues to invest in consultants and specialists to provide guidance and is currently looking at the legitimacy of organising a Parliamentary Working Party similar to speedway to gain representation at the highest levels. There are also increasing insurance costs to protect the sport additional to the promoters event costs, which again have seen a sharp rise due to increases in IP taxation. ORCi also continues to support Fords administratively.

To continue the progress it has become necessary to fix the meeting levy fee for 2017 onwards at a modest £2 with effect from 1st March 2017. No one likes an increase but let us assure you, it is a small contribution towards your own sport and worth mentioning that oval racing still represents the best value for drivers in all forms of motorsport - it is less than a 'latte'!

We thank you for your support and wish you a successful 2017 season.


Added: 31/01/17

The ORCi Safety Equipment Specification has now been added to the website.

Added: 31/01/17

The ORCi Rules of Racing 2017 have now been published on the website.

You may notice that the Tyre Buffing section is detailed in red as a change. This is not a change as such, but a re-emphasis of the rule that appears to be being ignored at our tracks. Please note that failure to adhere to this rule may well result in a ban from racing, so make sure that all team personnel are aware of this.

Added: 31/01/17

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