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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
23/2/2019 @ 5pm

u1800 Back To Basics Bangers Winter Challenge

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Aghadowey Oval
16/3/2019 @ 1pm-6pm

Practice Day 1
All formulas welcome

Tullyroan Oval
23/3/2019 @ 1pm - 6pm

Practice Day 2
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On a night of thrilling championship action at Aghadowey Oval on Saturday night, England's Ian Beaumont was the big winner when he scooped the 2017 National Championship for 1300 Stock Cars. There were also two coveted Irish Championship titles on offer, with Denver Grattan completing a hat-trick with his third Superstox triumph in as many years whilst Daniel Stewart won a nail biting Ninja Karts Irish title. Former World Champion Stevie McNiece took the honours in the William Cooke Memorial Trophy for Stock Rods with David Wilson a worthy winner in the Thunder Rods at the meeting kindly sponsored by S McAfee and Son of Ballymena.

A fantastic field of 1300 Stock Cars, including visitors from England and Scotland, arrived to do battle for the National Championship. Norfolk's British Champion Will Morphey was the first to show in the opening heat, before he lost out to his younger brother Charlie. This was Charlie's first ever meeting in the formula having just graduated from the junior Ministox formula in England, and the 16-year-old sensationally held on to win his first ever race in the senior ranks! Nicky Lowry came through for second after a great drive with Ivan Elliott in third. Like the opening heat, the second qualifier was full of action all around the raceway. This time Lowry was in total control as he took the honours. Will Morphey produced a perfectly timed hit on Michael Logan on the last bend to snatch second place in style.
Lowry had gained pole position for the National final, totally surrounded by the visiting Morphey family with Charlie, Will and George next on the line up. It was always going to be a frantic first turn, with Lowry well and truly despatched to the wall, ending his chances. Through the chaos came the World Champion Ian Beaumont, slipping past to take up the running and edge clear. Even a mid-race caution period couldn't halt his charge to the National title, Ian taking the double chequers to add another championship to his impressive CV. Will Morphey got the better of a great scrap with Lincolnshire's Dan Booth for second, with Charlie Morphey, George Morphey and top local finisher Calvin Blake rounding out the top six.
The last race of the evening was for the prestigious John Griffiths Memorial Trophy, and yet another action packed encounter saw Beaumont again take the victory over George Morphey and Blake, with all three receiving some excellent prizes courtesy of the McCrory and Griffiths families.

Denver Grattan and Lee Davison shared the front row for the Superstox Irish Championship, with Grattan leading the way early on before a yellow caution for Gary Chambers stranded on the Brown Trout Bend. Grattan again took the initiative out front at the restart, with Davison staying with him but just not close enough to land a telling blow. Denver powered home to his third Irish Championship triumph in as many years, with late drama seeing Davison lose second as he tripped over a backmarker. Stephen Stewart and Gary Grattan thus rounded out the podium places.
The reverse grid Irish Revenge race saw recent newcomer Brian Lammey the polesitter, but he got caught up with a number of cars on the opening lap allowing Gregg Hyndman to charge clear. Davison was soon on his case though, Lee slipping past to take victory over Aaron McNeilly and Stewart.

Daniel Stewart and defending champion Stewart Hanna occupied the front row for the coveted Irish Championship for the Ninja Karts, and the duo went on to produce a breathtaking race. There was never anything between them at all as the jostled nose to tail throughout the encounter. It was Stewart who got clear nearing the end to record a fantastic victory over Hanna, with Max Hobson producing the drive of his short career to take third position.
The reverse grid Irish Revenge race saw Stewart spin out early on as Jack Morrow set the initial pace. Hanna was soon on his tail though, with the duo swapping and changing the lead over the closing laps. Hanna just got the verdict on the line for a great win, with Morrow and Hobson next up.

The Stock Rods were utilising the reverse grid qualifying format for the coveted William Cooke Memorial Trophy, with Stevie McNiece taking the honours in the opener ahead of Shane McMillan and Ryan Murphy, after Derek McMillan was dropped two places from second for contact on Jonny Cardwell. Defending trophy holder Ben McCully led the second heat away, but lost out mid race to World Champion Marc Morrell who stormed home to the win over McCully and Victor McAfee.
McNiece and McAfee shared the front row for the Memorial Trophy final, with a very interesting side note that Cardwell and McAfee were now just one point apart going into what was the final points scoring race of the Maxwell Freight Services 2017 NI Points Championship. As McNiece pulled clear to record the win, Cardwell sensationally retired handing the points initiative to McAfee. Disaster struck for Victor though just a few laps later though, as he too hit mechanical gremlins which handed the NI Points title to Cardwell by the narrowest of margins. McNiece was a proud winner of the William Cooke Memorial Trophy, with Morrell and Shane McMillan completing the podium.

The Thunder Rods completed the programme with three thrilling races, each led away by newcomer Adrian Hillis. It was William Donnell who surged through to land the opening heat win over Ashley Hawe and Noel Mark, with Gareth Robinson the man to beat in heat two as he recorded a great win from the star grade over Donnell and Jason Darragh.
Hillis and Hawe disputed the lead in the feature race final, sponsored by S McAfee and Son, before David Wilson arrived on the scene after a great charge. The Cullybackey man took the win in fine style ahead of Hawe, Hillis and Robinson.
Photos by John Wolsey

Added: 09/10/17

On a night of thrilling action at Tullyroan Oval, Portadown's Nigel Jackson and Bleary's Drew McKeown lifted Irish Championship titles in the Lightning Rods and Junior Productions respectively. As well as the two fabulous championship events, there were also wins at the Derek McMillan Commercial Refinishers sponsored meeting for Stevie McNiece (MR Fabrications Stock Rods Challenge Series), Clive Richardson (Classic Hot Rods) and Bradley Woods (1300 Stock Cars).

An excellent field of almost twenty Lightning Rods took to the track for the coveted Irish Championship title, lined up in points scoring order from throughout the season. A hectic start saw a huge turn one incident, which caused a stoppage and eliminated a number of runners from the restart. At the second time of asking front row starters Jordan Rochford and Scott Cochrane battled hard, with Cochrane getting his nose in front before oil on the raceway made the going very slippery indeed. Rochford went to retake the lead only for he and Cochrane to tangle, which opened the door for Nigel Jackson to nip past on the wide outside in an opportune move as he revelled in his favoured tricky conditions. Nigel had started fourteenth on the grid, and was now sensationally out front! He stretched clear as the laps progressed, with Rochford managing to recover to second on the road. As Jackson took the title for the fourth time since DMC Race Promotions were founded in 2003, Rochford was docked two places for early contact on Ricky Shaw. That elevated World Champion Aaron Stewart to second ahead of Stephen Hollywood in third. Unfortunately Hollywood later failed the post race technical checks and was subsequently removed from the result.
The reverse grid Irish Revenge race saw Aaron Brunton set the pace out front, before Richard Stewart found a way past to take the flag. The manner of his driving before and during his pass on Brunton caught the eye of Race Control though, and he was penalised two places in the final analysis. That handed victory to Aaron Stewart ahead of Vince Litter.

The Junior Productions also lined up in points scoring order from throughout the season for their Irish Championship, led away by Drew McKeown ahead of Graham Meek and Sam McNeice. Meek made a sterling challenge for the lead in the opening laps, but McKeown smoothly withstood the pressure to edge clear. Meek came back in the closing stages, but McKeown had all under control and came home for a deserved second Irish Championship victory after an excellent drive. Meek could be well pleased in second, ahead of another great drive from McNeice to take third.
The Irish Revenge race saw a clear win for Gareth Halliday, the Vauxhall Nova driver cruising home ahead of Adam McFall and Meek.

The Stock Rods were racing in the Grand Final of the popular MR Fabrications Challenge Series, with a debut for Daniel Rodgers and visits from Tipperary racers Paddy O'Dwyer and Philip Heery amongst the entry. Heat One saw Stuart Agnew setting the pace before Owen McGrath bundled his way ahead. McGrath withstood some heavy pressure from former World Champion Stevie McNiece all the way to the flag, but McNiece took the win when Owen was demoted for the earlier contact on Agnew. McGrath put the record straight with the win in heat two, again demoting Agnew from the top spot and this time withstanding a late charge from Jonny Cardwell.
Points from across the series lined up the grid for the Grand Final of the MR Fabrications Challenge Series, with Victor McAfee on pole position ahead of Ed Davis. McAfee got the drop at the green flag to lead them away, with McNiece quickly steeping forward to offer a substantial challenge for the lead. Lap after lap McAfee held him off, until McNiece just and no more got himself under the Ballymena stalwart heading into the Tullyroan bend. McNiece romped home to take the win ahead of McAfee and World Champion Marc Morrell, with all three receiving new Yokohama race tyres courtesy of series sponsor Michael Rodgers of MR Fabrications.

As always the small band of Classic Hot Rods produced some thrilling action in their Escorts and Anglias. Jeff Richardson took the flag in heat one by just holding off Gary O'Neill, but O'Neill inherited the win when Richardson failed a post race tyre check. Welcome Scottish visitor Kenny Purdie was a popular winner of heat two, although he was right on the ragged edge to hold off local ace Thomas Dilly.
The final, the latest round of the DRS Steelbuildings NI Series, was one of the races of the night with O'Neill setting the pace but being chased down by Clive Richardson. O'Neill looked like he had done enough to fend off his attacker, but Richardson got a tremendous slingshot into turn three on the final lap to edge the win on the line by a whisker. It was a sensational effort from Clive to land the silverware, whilst O'Neill had the consolation of a new race tyre from DRS as the night's top points scorer.

The biggest 1300 Stock Cars grid of the season so far produced some superb action, with Antrim's Bradley Woods coming through the rough and tumble action to take the opening heat win ahead of Nicky Lowry and Ivan Elliott. Heat two saw a huge back straight rollover for NI Points Champion Jon McQuillan, and the resultant yellow caution period wiped out the lead Woods had already built up in this one. Lowry managed to bumper his way to the lead on the resumption to take a fine win over Elliott and Woods.
McQuillan worked wonders in the pits to return his Corsa for the final, which again saw Woods thrust clear early on to build a commanding lead. Nothing was going to stop Bradley completing his double for the evening, and he duly raced home to the trophy ahead of Lowry and Joshua McMullan.
Many thanks to our meeting sponsors, Derek McMillan Commercial Refinishers and LM Paints
Added: 01/10/17

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