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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
Tullyroan Oval
26/11/2017 @ 2pm

2L Non Mondeo National Bangers 2017 Tullyroan Challenge Cup
Ninja Karts 2017 Champion of Champions & Individual Achievement Award

plus Lightning Rods, Superstox & ProStocks

Aghadowey Oval
26/12/2017 @ 2pm

Boxing Day Bash!
Caravan Destruction Derby

plus Stock Rods, ProStocks, Ninja Karts,
Thunder Rods & Junior Productions

Tullyroan Oval
30/12/2017 @ 2pm

Big Van Bangers Van-dalism!
Reliant Robins 2017 Irish Championship

plus Lightning Rods, Superstox & Rookie Bangers


 

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Donemana's ProStocks World Champion Leonard Dunn switched to the National Bangers at Tullyroan Oval on Sunday afternoon and duly took a double victory in both the Tullyroan Challenge Cup and the Destruction Derby. In front of an excellent crowd on a crisp winter's afternoon, Scotland's Charlie Hardie won the Champion of Champions event for the Ninja Karts before Irish Champion Stewart Hanna took their meeting final win. Other feature race wins fell to Ricky Shaw (Lightning Rods), Ashley Hawe (ProStocks) and Allen Cherry (2.0 Hot Rods).

An excellent entry of 2L National Bangers took to the track, and with the favoured Ford Mondeo not permitted there was an great selection of machinery on show. This was headed by Rodney Herron's superb VW Beetle which unsurprisingly won the Best Presented Car Award. The opener was for the Tullyroan Challenge Cup and was a hugely destructive affair, with big hits going in all around the raceway. Leonard Dunn in his unique Mk5 Escort hit the front early on, and kept his head to record a fine win ahead of the only other finisher, Darren Gaffney.

Dunn again led the Allcomers race before hitting trouble, handing the lead and the win to Dublin's Keith McMahon ahead of Conor Kelly and Dwayne Lynch. The Destruction Derby was another crunching event, with Dunn once again hanging on for the win. The Entertainer of the Day Award went to Sean Flaherty, with Ian Crowley taking home a trophy for Best Wreck.

The opener for the Ninja Karts was the Midway Autopoint Individual Achievement Award for those young drivers who hadn't taken a race win during 2016. Portadown's Brandon Litter stamped his authority all over this one, taking a clear victory over Lacey Bevan and Matthew Weir. Brandon then joined the 2016 race winners for the coveted Hollytree Rare Breeds Farm Champion of Champions race, which saw Aaron Ward set the pace from the start. The Ballymena driver fended off a challenge from Litter early on, but soon had British Champion Charlie Hardie from Scotland climbing all over the back of him. Hardie had driven the race of his life to come from the rear of the grid , and he pulled off a sensational win by slipping underneath Ward into turn three nearing the finish. Jack Morrow and Litter inherited second and third in the final analysis after a great race.

Hardie repeated his victory in the support heat, which saw the youngsters cope admirably with the poor track conditions after the Bangers. He led home Daniel Stewart and Morrow in a race which will be remembered for a huge rollover for Litter on the Tullyroan Bend, from which he thankfully escaped unscathed. The Stirling Trophies sponsored meeting final saw Curtis McConkey make a great fist of things out front, but he had no answer to the flying Stewart Hanna who soared through to take the win over Hardie and Bobby Henderson.


An excellent field of Lightning Rods for an out of season fixture produced some great racing, with returnee Stephen Hollywood taking victory in the opening heat over Ricky Shaw and World Champion Gary Beggs. The rest of the day belonged to Shaw however, as the Antrim man took two decisive victories to earn a rise to the star grade for the next meeting. Ricky relegated Hollywood just before half distance in the second heat to take the flag ahead of Nigel Jackson and Beggs, before he romped to a clear final victory over Beggs and Jackson having hit the front on lap seven and never looked back.

The ProStocks hit the twenty car mark, including a trio all the way from Scotland, which made for some excellent action on track. Jay White and Ashley Hawe had turns out front in the opening heat before William McFaul sliced through to take up the lead and ultimately the race win over Raymond Gurney and Del McLaughlin. Garvagh ace McFaul hit the front on lap seven of the second heat, racing clear once again to take his second chequered flag of the day ahead of Hawe and McLaughlin.

McFaul's brace of heat wins saw him relegated further back the grid for the final, which allowed Hawe to hit the front early on and build quite a lead. The star men were struggling to get on terms, but blue grader Gurney was chipping away at Hawe's lead, but he unfortunately just ran out of laps. Hawe thus took a deserved win, with McLaughlin taking third ahead of Stephen Boyd.

A depleted field of 2.0 Hot Rods still produced three watchable races, with Portadown's Feargal McNally claiming both heat victories in his recently debuted Vauxhall. Scotland's Gordon Alexander chased him home in the opener, with local racer Allen Cherry the runner up in heat two. With McNally joining the red grade for the final it was an excellent three way dice for the lead between himself, Alexander and Cherry, once they had edged past early leader Sean Dynes. Places were exchanged on a regular basis, with Cherry the man ahead when it mattered most to lift the trophy. Alexander took second with McNally relegated to fourth behind Dynes for contact during the race.

Many thanks to our meeting sponsors, Stirling Trophies, Hollytree Rare Breeds Farm & Midway Autopoint
Added: 28/11/16

Amidst some great action and more than a hint of controversy, Portadown's Dave Haugh and Glenavy's Dan Shannon both successfully defended Irish Championship titles at Tullyroan Oval on Saturday evening. As the bumper crowd enjoyed a superb end of season fireworks display, Haugh took the National Bangers Irish title and Shannon the ProStocks version, whilst other victories in the Greers Volvo sponsored meeting fell to Banbridge's Denver Grattan in the Superstox NIOvalTV Series, Ballymena's Aaron Ward in the Ninja Karts and Portadown's Feargal McNally in the 2.0 Hot Rods.

An excellent field of 2L National Bangers lined up in points scoring order from during the season for the Irish Championship showdown. Dublin duo Steven Reynolds and Stevo McGrath shared the front row, with McGrath hitting the front as all hell broke out behind. John Murray took a hefty knock on the Annaghmore Bend which brought about a race stoppage, with John unfortunately requiring medical attention for a nasty leg injury. Another stoppage quickly followed when Mark Hughes upturned his car, and the atmosphere was at fever pitch as they set off for the restart. McGrath again led over Dave Haugh and Willie McFaul, with little between them as the race entered its final stages. With just over a lap to go Haugh made his move, spinning McGrath out to take up the running, before Hughes, who had been excluded as the cause of the earlier stoppage, returned to the track to illegally remove Haugh whilst going against the flow of traffic. Amidst the ensuing confusion, the Race Steward instigated the 'Malcolm Girling Rule', which sees the leader reinstated to the win if illegally removed inside the last three laps of a championship event. Haugh thus retained the Irish title he won twelve months ago, with McFaul and Reynolds the podium finishers.
The Allcomers race saw Steven Bolton remove Reynolds very early on, only for Reynolds to exact his revenge illegally on the infield. As their feud continued, Race Control were left with no option but to stop the race. At the restart Leonard Dunn, the current ProStocks World Champion, showed that he can handle a National Banger too by grabbing a solid victory over Aaron Kelly and Paul Compelli. The meeting finished with an excellent DD, which had a couple of stoppages for Compelli in trouble and then a fire on Marty McKiernan's car. It boiled down to a fight between McGrath and Stephen Boyd, with Stevo managing to finish off Boyd to take the win. Boyd took both the Best Presented Car and Entertainer of the Day awards, whilst Murray had some satisfaction despite his injury as he received the Best Wreck trophy.

The other Irish Championship title on offer was in the ProStocks, and as the pack battled furiously behind it allowed the pole man, European Champion Stephen McCready, to edge clear of defending champion Dan Shannon. The two were right on the ragged edge as they circulated little more than a cars length apart, and as the laps dwindled away it was going to be a do or die effort from Shannon on the final lap. Into turn three for the final time he went for the kill, taking McCready wide but not unseating him from the lead. As they came off the final turn, Shannon knew he had to spin McCready out to retain his title, but although he managed to spin the lead car McCready got the verdict on the line despite crossing it backwards! It was a sensational finish, but McCready's car then failed the post race technical checks for a minor infringement, but an infringement nonetheless. That elevated Shannon to the championship win ahead of Stephen Boyd and Robbie Wright.
The reverse grid Irish Revenge race saw a huge tussle between two former World Champions, Tam Agnew and Ryan Abernethy. They swapped hits and the lead on numerous occasions before Agnew made the telling move nearing the end by dumping Abernethy out wide to the wall to land the win. Ryan recovered for second ahead of Raymond Gurney, but it was Agnew who tasted his first victory in some time with a great drive.

The Grand Final of the lucrative NIOvalTV Series was the main event for the Superstox, with Cyril Hawe leading the opening heat until rapid blue grader Lee Davison charged past to record the win. As Aaron McNeilly and Sean Mark rounded out the top three, there was a huge battle between all the star men further back. Heat two followed a similar pattern with Hawe losing his early lead to Davison, who romped home to secure a rise to the red grade which has been on the cards for some time now. Mark and Denver Grattan chased him home.
Points scored over the three series meetings decided the grid for the NIOvalTV Grand Final, which saw McNeilly take a very impressive pole position ahead of Grattan, with Gary Chambers and Jordan Robinson on row two. Grattan quickly surged ahead as McNeilly spun off early on the Tullyroan Bend. Davison was on a charge from down the grid, relegating Chambers to go second at half distance. Try a Lee might, he couldn't get on terms with Grattan as Denver took the victory in fine style to receive a superb trophy and some race tyres courtesy of the sponsors. Davison and Chambers completed the podium finishers.

The local kids in their Ninja Karts were joined by welcome Scottish visitor Scott Allardyce, with Crumlin's Corey Stirling taking a commanding win in the opening heat from pole position over Sam Percy and Bobby Henderson. Heat two saw Lily Gallagher and then the impressive Brandon Litter takes turns out front, before Irish Champion Stewart Hanna took over to take a fine win over Litter and Gallagher.
The track was somewhat slippery for the final of the Stars of Tomorrow Challenge, with Litter the first to show in the lead ahead of Percy. The man on a mission however was Aaron Ward, who had started well down the field after a heat two disqualification. He was relishing the tricky circuit, and swept past Litter to take up the running and race home to a great victory indeed. Hanna and Gallagher completed the top three at the end of a thrilling championship race.

Aaron Beattie, a recent newcomer to the 2.0 Hot Rods ranks, led their opening heat from flag to flag for a morale boosting win ahead of Christopher Kincaid and Feargal McNally. Brian Cherry was the first to show in heat two, leading until half distance before succumbing to pressure from Kincaid who took a fine win over McNally and Ryan McClure.
Cherry led the final for the opening laps, before he was unceremoniously bumped into a spin by McClure, which earned the latter a disqualification. That handed the lead to McNally, and he never looked back as he gave his new Vauxhall it's maiden victory over Kincaid and Beattie.

Added: 31/10/16

National Hot Rods World Champion Adam Maxwell from Crumlin impressed the huge crowd at the Aghadowey Oval Gala Night by landing an impressive final victory in Hankook Performance Tyres World Series NI Round 7. Adam relegated leader Carl Sloan at two thirds distance to pull clear for a dominant win, whilst the other big winner of the evening was Limavady's Samuel Montgomery who claimed victory in the Thunder Rods Irish Championship. Kells ace Derek McMillan added the King of Aghadowey crown to his huge 2016 collection in the Stock Rods, whilst John Stewart won the DMC Supercup for the Reliant Robins.

A record 21 National Hot Rods arrived to do battle as Hankook Performance Tyres World Series NI reached its halfway point. Amongst the entry was a return to racing for Londonderry ace Davy Gurney in a pristine new Vauxhall Tigra. Philip McCloy led the way in the opening heat, with the pace frantic under the floodlights. He lost out to Andy Stewart, before a quick starting Carl Sloan arrived on the scene. A clumsy moment into turn one saw Stewart spin off, with Sloan getting the nod after a Stewards Enquiry rubberstamped his victory ahead of Jaimie McCurdy and Adam Maxwell. Heat Two was superb stuff, as Sloan ran down early pacesetter Simon Kennedy. Over the last few laps there was nothing between them, before Carl went for an outstanding last gasp bid round the outside on the final lap. They came to the line almost together, with Kennedy getting the nod by just 0.023 seconds!
The impressive Sloan had pole for the final, and as expected surged ahead early on. World Champion Maxwell soon had him in his sights as he came into his own as the race progressed. Adam made his move on lap 20, charging ahead into a lead he wouldn't lose. Sloan was a creditable runner up to bag a whole host of crucial points, whilst Gary Wilson fought a great rearguard action against John Christie to claim third. McCurdy did enough in this one to claim a great win in the season long Cirrus Plastics DMC Race Promotions Points Championship, receiving four new tyres and a fine trophy from the sponsors. It was a top night of National Hot Rod racing which had the huge Gala Night crowd on their toes.

Limavady's Samuel Montgomery mopped up some serious pressure from behind to land the spoils in the Thunder Rods Irish Championship. Having settled into the early lead from pole position, Samuel then had to do it all again when a caution period was called early on for debris on the circuit. At the restart he held off a fast charging Norman Purdy and David Wilson, before another late race caution kept the drivers on their toes. Montgomery produced a text book restart to pull a gap that would see him home to the flag and McCurdy Fuels-sponsored Irish Championship glory. Purdy got the better of an excellent scrap for second ahead of Wilson, with Andrew McLean next up.
The reversed grid Irish Revenge race saw Purdy take the win over McLean and Wilson.

The Stock Rods race action was as tight and competitive as ever, with Jonny Cardwell holding off a spirited challenge from European and Irish Champion Derek McMillan to land the honours in the opening heat, with World Champion Stevie McNiece in third. British Champion Bobbie Johnston had a flag to flag win in the second heat, with William Taggart and an impressive Jonny Gillespie chasing him home.
Curtis Greer's consistency during the heats netted him pole position for the King of Aghadowey final, with McMillan sharing the front row. Greer settled into the early lead, only to get crossed up on the exit of turn four. That gave McMillan an opportunity down the outside and he slipped ahead of Greer into turn one with an excellent move. Cardwell followed him through to second, but he couldn't quite get on terms as McMillan romped to yet another title victory. Cardwell and Greer completed the podium, with Gillespie in fourth.

The opening Reliant Robins heat saw an impressive debut win for Ballymena's David McKinnon, who raced home ahead of John Stewart and Ian Bolton. McKinnon looked on course to repeat the feat in heat two only to spin off in the closing stages, handing the win to Stewart ahead of Bolton.
The final for the DMC Supercup saw a great scrap between McKinnon and Stewart who swapped the lead on numerous occasions. Stewart just got the nod on the final lap, heading home Bolton and McKinnon, only for the latter to earn a technical disqualification for a broken exhaust. That elevated JayJay McConaghie to third.

Many thanks to our meeting sponsors, McCurdy Fuels and Wilson McCurdy Haulage
Added: 31/10/16

After the weekend's racing three more NI Points Champions have been crowned in Lightning Rods, Superstox and ProStocks. The final points charts and regradings for these formulas are now available to view.

In the Maxwell Freight Services Lightning Rods NI Points Championship Jordan Rochford has seen his excellent season help him capture the championship victory to add to his British Championship title. Jordan finished with a very healthy advantage over Scott Cochrane and Gary Beggs, and he also leads the charge for 2017 World Final qualification over Ricky Shaw.

In the Superstox it went right down to the final day of the season, but Denver Grattan held his nerve to retain his Gary Jackson Signs NI Points Championship. Gary Chambers finished a creditable second ahead of Jordan Robinson. Grattan also heads the 2017 World Championship qualifying chart after just one meeting.

In the ProStocks European Champion Stephen McCready's great season saw him capture the Raymond Harper Automotive NI Points Championship, ending up with a 60 points advantage over Stephen Boyd with Dan Shannon in third. This chart will form the grid for this Saturday's mouth-watering Irish Championship showdown at Tullyroan Oval.

All our NI Points Champions will receive their prizes this weekend at our two Gala Night fireworks meetings.

To view the latest points, click on 'Drivers' in the menu bar above, then 'Points & Grades' and then select the desired formula from the drop down menu. All drivers should note that their correct roof colour should be applied as laid down in their formula's Rules & Regulations. Checks will be carried out over the coming meetings and offenders may be forced to start from the rear of the field.

Added: 25/10/16

Portadown's Wayne Woolsey claimed his fourth 2.0 Hot Rods Irish Championship title with a faultless display at Tullyroan Oval on Sunday afternoon. During an action packed day's racing there was also Irish Championship success for Rathfriland's Ivan Elliott in an entertaining 1300 Stock Cars showdown, whilst Jordan Rochford claimed victory in the Lightning Rods M.O. Auto Repairs Challenge Series. Other final wins at the NW Developments sponsored meeting fell to Aaron McNeilly (Superstox) and Jordan McCann (ProStocks).

The 2.0 Hot Rods Irish Championship saw Wayne Woolsey and Mervyn Emerson share the front row courtesy of points scored during the season. Woolsey quickly stamped his authority on proceedings to edge clear, as Mervyn slumped down the line up as he got stuck on the outside line. Allen Cherry moved to second ahead of defending champion Stephen Emerson and Adam Best as Woolsey edged clear. S Emerson and Best found a way past Cherry to go second and third, but both struggled to make any impact on Woolsey's advantage. Wayne rounded out the remaining laps to take his fourth Irish Championship crown in some style to the delight of his father, legendary racer Norman Woolsey, who was also the meeting sponsor. S Emerson and Best filled out the podium at the end of a thrilling championship race.
The reversed grid Irish Revenge race saw a clear win for BriSCA F2 star man Christopher Kincaid, who powered to a healthy early advantage he would hold all the way home. Best and Feargal McNally came through to second and third after S Emerson was docked from second on the road for contact.

Jon McQuillan and Ivan Elliott shared the front row for the eagerly anticipated 1300 Stock Cars Irish Championship, and it was not to disappoint! McQuillan went ahead as the bumpers were exchanged in no uncertain terms early on, before a caution period was called with Anthony McIvor stranded on the back straight. McQuillan again made good his escape, with Peter Greer and Ivan Elliott settled into second and third, the latter after a great recovery as he had been skittled down the order early on. Willie Stewart and Calvin Blake were getting involved in something of a feud down the pack, and debris from Blake's car saw another caution period with just five laps remaining. With the tension at fever pitch, Greer made his move on the restart to hit the front, but McQuillan was still there and eyeing up a move to regain the lead. He did so with just a lap to go, but heading to the final turn Greer came back in with the bumper to send them both wide to the wall. The raceway opened up for Elliott, and he powered through on the inside to snatch a last gasp victory by the narrowest of margins after a sensational finish! Greer and McQuillan recovered to finish second and third.
The reverse grid Irish Revenge race saw a straightforward win for Stewart, who raced home well clear of McQuillan and Nicky Lowry.

A very encouraging field of Lightning Rods produced some excellent racing, with Jordan Rochford hunting down early heat one leader Alastair Stewart to take the win late on. Mark Overend led the opening ten laps of heat two, but he was helpless to stop an onslaught from Aaron Stewart, who marked his return to action with a solid victory having slipped past Overend at half distance.
Points scored across the three meetings of the M.O Auto Repairs Challenge Series formed the grid for the Grand Final, with Rochford and Mark Corry on the front row. Rochford quickly settled into the lead, with World Champion Gary Beggs in second. The battle for second was a great scrap, with Rochford all the time extending his advantage. A momentary brush with a backmarker had Rochford's fans with their hearts in their mouths, but he held on to race home to a commendable victory, with Beggs and Scott Cochrane filling the podium and receiving race tyres courtesy of the series sponsors.

The Superstox also fielded an excellent grid of cars, including a class debut for Geoff Milligan and a return to action for Gary Grattan. Novice grader Adam Lockhart was the early heat one leader, but Sean Mark soon moved ahead to race home for his first ever victory in the formula ahead of Denver Grattan and Jordan Robinson. Lockhart impressed as he led for over half the heat two duration, but he was unable to hold off a flying Lee Davison who took a polished victory over Denver and Gary Grattan. Denver's second successive runner up spot was enough for him to clinch the 2016 NI Points Championship title.
Lockhart was again the first to show in the final, before losing out to the RCE machine of Aaron McNeilly. Davison was soon through to second, but despite closing the gap to the leader he was unable to get close enough to make contact. McNeilly had driven a terrific race, and he powered home to land his first ever feature race victory over Davison, Denver Grattan and Gary Chambers.

As always the ProStocks were action packed, with Jay White leading much of the way in the opening heat before the star men arrived on the scene with just five laps to go. European Champion Stephen McCready sliced through to the lead, but had Stephen Boyd tracking his every move. Heading into the final turn McCready was all prepared for the big push from behind, but Boyd somehow found a gap on the inside to snatch a last gasp victory. McCready and Robbie Wright filled the top three. White again led the way early in heat two before Del McLaughlin took over out front. McCready was intent in grabbing the win in this one, and he roared ahead to take the flag over McLaughlin and Boyd.
Having not figured at the sharp end during the heats, Jordan McCann immediately caught the eye in the final as he hit the front having demoted White on lap nine. McLaughlin initially held second, but lost out to McCready entering the final stages. Despite McCready's best efforts he had to give best to McCann, who took the flag for a popular win after a very controlled drive. McCready and McLaughlin filled out the podium finishers.
Photos with thanks to John Wolsey

Many thanks to our meeting sponsors, NW Property Developments of Portadown
Added: 24/10/16

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