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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
30/7/2017 @ 2pm

2L Non Mondeo National Bangers 2017 King of Krash
Superstox 'The Moffett Shield 2017'
presented by The Moffett Family
Classic Hot Rods Dilly Roofing Supplies Northern Ireland Series Round 5
Rookie Bangers 2017 Ulster Open Championship
Junior Productions 2ke Engineering Young Guns Series Round 2

Tullyroan Oval
12/8/2017 @ 6.30pm

Ninja Karts 2017 Golden Helmet
2.0 Hot Rods Hoosier Racing Tire Challenge Series Round 2
ProStocks McElmeel Mobility Services Supreme Series Round 2

plus Stock Rods & Junior Productions

Aghadowey Oval
19/8/2017 @ 6.30pm

National Hot Rods World Series NI Round 3
Thunder Rods 2017 King of Aghadowey
Classic Hot Rods 2017 King of Aghadowey & Dilly Roofing Supplies Northern Ireland Series Round 6
Lightning Rods 2ke Engineering Challenge Series Round 2

plus Superstox


 

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Latest News
Tullyroan based driver Jack Gilpin was the toast of Aghadowey Oval last Saturday evening when he was victorious in the Superstox 2016 King of Aghadowey title race. Jack got the better of a nail biting finish to the event after a late race caution period closed the main contenders together, and there were also feature race wins at the Ross Hyndman Motors of Lisahally-sponsored meeting for Willie Taggart (Stock Rods), Drew McKeown (Junior Productions), Ricky Shaw (Lightning Rods) and Colin McFarland (2.0 Hot Rods), whilst the entertaining Ramp Rollover contest went to Darren Bevan.

An excellent field of Superstox arrived to contest the King of Aghadowey title, and it was impressive recent debutant Warren Martin who set the early pace in heat one. He led until just past half distance, when a flying Ryan McClure stormed past to grab the victory. Conor Murphy came through for second ahead of leading star grader Lee Davison, with Martin settling for fourth. Martin again led the way in heat two, this time holding on until the lap boards were out towards the end of the race. It was Jack Gilpin who nudged him wide in true stock car fashion to grab the win, with Warren hanging on for a very impressive second ahead of McClure and Murphy.
Aggregate points saw McClure on pole for the King of Aghadowey final with the impressive Martin alongside, whilst Murphy and Gilpin filled out row two. Murphy spun but quickly recovered on the opening lap, and as the others got delayed McClure made off into a useful lead. Gilpin made it through to second ahead of Chambers, and the race looked to have settled down before a late race caution for cars stranded at the entrance of turn three. McClure's lead was now gone, with Gilpin, Chambers and Irish Champion Denver Grattan right on his tail, the latter after starting from the rear after two non finishes in the heats. McClure made a great restart, but Gilpin soon nudged past to take up the running. McClure wasn't finished there and came back once again to retake the lead, but Gilpin wasn't done just yet either, hitting back hard to grab back the advantage and take a pleasing win in some style. Chambers also got the better of McClure to grab second on the line, with Ryan left to rue what might have been in third. The drivers then got a extra race to round out the programme, with Lee Davison taking the Dash for Cash win ahead of Chambers and Jordan Robinson.

Seventeen Stock Rods produced some of the most competitive racing of the night, with welcome Scottish visitor Chris Lattka amongst the entry as well as the new Corsa C of young star Ed Davis. Jonny Gillespie set the pace in the opener, leading for much of the way before losing out late on to Shane McMillan. As Shane took the win, Lee Best and Ben McCully filled out the places. Ahoghill's Marc Morrell went ahead early on in heat two, racing all the way to the victory ahead of Best and Willie Taggart.
Gillespie once again had a good shot at setting the pace in the final, leading for over a third of the distance before the chasing pack reeled him in. He had no answer to Taggart's pace though, and Willie swept by before half distance to land yet another trophy of what is becoming a very fruitful campaign for the local driver. Gillespie more than impressed in hanging onto second, with Morrell and Gary Butler coming through for third and fourth at the line.
Before racing commenced the recently crowned World Champion Stevie McNiece was paraded to the fans with his championship trophy, and he received a presentation from Davy McCall of DMC Race Promotions to mark his outstanding achievement. Unfortunately Stevie was kept off track by an ankle injury, but he hopes to be back in action at the next meeting sporting his gold roof.

The Junior Productions were racing in round two of the 1ke Engineering Young Guns Series, and the opening heat saw a superb flag to flag debut win for Josh Rodgers. The Portadown lad held off the advancing Adam McFall to take the win, which is sure to be the first of many to come. Recent form man Adam Weir from Broughshane came through to take victory in the second heat of the night, leading home Davy Gurney and Irish Champion Drew McKeown to the flag in a race that saw Matthew Nicholl and Shea Duff eliminated in an early accident.
Weir and McFall shared the front row in the final, with Weir grabbing the early initiative before row two starter McKeown powered past to the lead. It was then a demonstration of top pace from McKeown, as he drew well clear to take the win by a considerable margin. Duff worked his way through from well down the grid to take a strong second place, with McFall and Gurney next across the line.

Ricky Shaw relegated early leader Christopher McGirr in the opening Lightning Rods encounter, with the Antrim man taking a clear win over Vince Litter and Scott Cochrane, the latter gaining third after Mark McCambridge was dropped a couple of places for contact. Shaw again set the pace in the second heat, but was absolutely powerless to halt the charge of star man Jordan Rochford. The Portadown ace took a great win over Shaw and Litter in this one.
A slight drizzle for the final saw Shaw again the pacesetter, with Rochford like before the man to watch as he charged through from the star grade. Into the closing laps and Jordan was right on the leader, before slight contact between the pair saw Shaw snap out of shape and lose momentum, allowing Rochford past on the outside. There had been contact between the pair, but as Rochford took the flag he had to be dropped for the offence by Race Control, which handed the Ross Hyndman Motors trophy to Shaw. World Champion Cochrane took second, ahead of the relegated Rochford.

A hugely depleted entry of 2.0 Hot Rods, with many of the drivers having an eye on the upcoming World Championship, saw those present race alongside the Lightning Rods. Some excellent driving from Sean Dynes saw him grab both heat wins by going the long way around long time leader Colin McFarland in both races. The final saw grip at a premium on the greasy surface, and despite the best efforts of Dynes he was unable to unseat 1994 World Super Rods Champion McFarland from the win. The delighted Londonderry man took the victory ahead of Dynes and Gary Thompson.

An entertaining Ramp Rollover Challenge saw a battle between Mark Cairns and Darren Bevan. Whilst Cairns produced the most impressive roll by launching himself high into the air, it was Bevan who got the nod from the judges for completing two full rolls. Darren is becoming quite a specialist in the novelty events, adding the Ramp Rollover victory to his recent win in the Caravan Destruction Derby.
Photos with thanks to John Wolsey
Added: 19/06/16

Calling all daredevil drivers!
We have a couple of excellent opportunities for you to display your skill and bravery coming up at Aghadowey Oval. First up is next Saturday night, June 18th, when the Ramp Rollover is back! Last year's Aghadowey Ramp Rollover was a cracker, and we will be hoping for more of the same this year. The ramp has been modified to get the cars rolling much easier! Cars should be to Rookie Banger type spec, with a roll hoop to protect the driver, all glass etc removed and a full harness fitted. Contact us for more details if you fancy getting involved.

Then on Bank Holiday Wednesday July 13th, again at Aghadowey Oval, we have Big Van Banger racing. The rules will be kept simple for this one to get vans on track, and will again be built to'rookie-type' spec. All vans (approx Transit size and above) must be stripped out before racing, with a single roll bar/scaffold pole behind the drivers seat. A door plate must be fitted on the drivers door, and a full harness is required. This promises to be a spectacular afternoon's racing in front of what is always a big holiday crowd. Please contact us for further details and bookings.

Added: 09/06/16

DMC Race Promotions in association with Spedeworth Motorsports would like to congratulate our Stock Rod star Stevie McNiece on his superb Championship of the World victory at Tipperary on Saturday.

Driving his Vauxhall Corsa, Stevie netted a first and seventh in his heats to line up on pole position alongside fellow DMC driver Jonny Cardwell. McNiece made no mistake in the big race, leading from start to finish to take the biggest victory of his career to date and land the gold roof for the next twelve months. Defending champion Dean O'Dell from England came home in second ahead of local driver Alan McCormack. There were some great celebrations after the race, as one of the nicest men on the local racing scene enjoyed his deserved victory in the formula's biggest event.

The new World Champion will be back in action at Aghadowey Oval on Saturday June 18th, when he is assured of a hero's welcome home from the local fans.

There was other Ulster success over the weekend too, with Jordan Rochford leading a DMC lock out of the top positions in the Lightning Rods Southern Irish Open, winning ahead of Richard Stewart, Gary Beggs and Winston Weir. In the 2.0 Hot Rods Southern Irish Open, local stalwart Tom Casey took the win with Antrim brothers Mervyn and Stephen Emerson second and third respectively.

Photos with thanks to John Wolsey.

Added: 06/06/16

Latest points charts have now been published for Ninja Karts, National Hot Rods, 2.0 Hot Rods, National Bangers & Lightning Rods.

The only regrading due this time is for the Ninja Karts, which sees Stewart Hanna head the ASC Cars NI Points Championship after his impressive start to the 2016 campaign. Callum Magill and Corey Stirling currently lie second and third respectively, and the new grades should certainly shuffle things up in the pack.

The Cirrus Plastics DMC Championship for National Hot Rods sees Jaimie McCurdy continue out front ahead of newly crowned NI Champion Adam Maxwell and Carl Sloan. That follows Sunday's final World Series round, but battle recommences in the DMC title race in August.

After Saturday's bruising battle in the National Bangers at Aghadowey Oval, Steven Reynolds has nipped ahead of his Dublin counterpart Stevo McGrath in the Fast Paintworx DMC Race Promotions Championship. Paul Gaffney is in third position in the standings.

The final World Championship Qualifying points for the 2.0 Hot Rods and Lightning Rods have also now been published. Wayne Woolsey and Jordan Rochford were the respective victors, with the top drivers in each chart heading off to their big race at Ipswich in July.

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: 31/05/16

A baking hot afternoon at Tullyroan Oval on Sunday saw the drivers revel in the perfect conditions, producing some top class racing for the legions of fans in attendance. Ballycalre's Gary Wilson took the honours in the final round of the PC Paints & Components World Series NI for National Hot Rods, but it was Crumlin's Adam Maxwell who was crowned Northern Ireland Champion after a year long points battle that went right down t the final race of the series. Other final winners at the Bell Building sponsored meeting were Shane Murray (2.0 Hot Rods), Denver Grattan (Superstox), Stephen Boyd (ProStocks) & Adam Weir (Junior Productions).

The perfect weather saw a record equalling twenty National Hot Rods on duty for the final round of PC Paints & Components World Series NI. Novice Philip McCloy led them away in the opener, and he impressed as he held the lead most of the way. A small slip on the last lap however opened the door for Portadown's Andy Stewart to nip by for the win, with McCloy very unfortunate to finish in the wall on the back straight. Gary Wilson took the runner up slot ahead of Adam Maxwell and meeting sponsor Glenn Bell. Rab Forsythe was the early leader in the second heat, before the flying Wilson soared past to take up the running. Derek Martin, the pre meeting favourite to land the NI title, saw his hopes disappear in a cloud of smoke as he hit terminal mechanical problems which would sideline him for the rest of the day. Wilson powered home to victory, ahead of Bell, Jaimie McCurdy and Carl Sloan, the latter cementing his World Championship qualifying position after his rival for the final slot Adam Hylands hit trouble in the opener.
Wilson had claimed pole position for the final, and he made no mistake at the off to take up the running. Bell gave it his best shot on the outside but just couldn't hang on to the electric pace Wilson was setting. Gary made no mistake and led all the way to the chequered flag, with Maxwell grabbing second at the end ahead of Bell. That second spot was enough to hand the NI Championship title to Maxwell after long, gruelling season, and he celebrated in some style with doughnuts on the Pit Bend.

It was Round 2 of the Hoosier Racing Tire Challenge Series for the 2.0 Hot Rods, and Annaghmore's Joel Richardson took his new Spedeworth Fabrications car to its maiden victory in the opener ahead of Stuart Cochrane and Shane Murray. Cochrane had a scary moment in heat two, as his engine detonated in a huge fireball down the back straight. The marshals were quickly on the scene to deal with the situation, and at the restart Jack Boal led them all the way home to the flag for a welcome win. Richardson and Murray filled the places ahead of Wayne Woolsey.
Richardson led them away in the closed grid final, but quickly had Murray challenging on the outside line. Richardson took them both in much too deep into turn one, which allowed Stephen Emerson up the inside. Richardson tried to close the door and got spun aside, with Murray breaking clear into the lead. The former double World Champion then produced a stunning display to leave the rest trailing in his wake, racing home to the silverware and a new Hooiser tyre courtesy of the series sponsors. Adam Best and an impressive Ian Riordan chased him home at the flag.

A pleasing 16 car field of Superstox gridded for their opener, with Cyril Hawe the leader in the early exchanges. An excellent battle developed for the lead, and it was Chris McArdle who got the best of it to land a deserved victory over Conor Murphy and impressive novice Aaron McNeilly. Another rapid newcomer, Warren Martin, led the second heat for some time, before star man Lee Davison produced one of the hits of the season so far by removing Martin, McArdle and Ryan McClure in one fell swoop of the bumper to take up the running. Davison powered to an impressive win over Gary Chambers and Denver Grattan.
Debutant William Hodgen was the early leader of the feature race, before they were all brought short by a caution period when Jack Gilpin lost a wheel. After the restart the crowd were treated to a superb race, with a battle for the lead between Murphy and McArdle with star men Grattan, Chambers and Davison squabbling over the places. Grattan soon took command of the race however, powering through to take the win over Chambers and Jordan Robinson.

Entertainment and big fields were the name of the game for the ProStocks, who once again produced three superb races. Jay White was the early leader in heat one and the recent newcomer looked all set to grab his maiden win until he was dumped out of contention by Irish Champion Dan Shannon. Dan took the honours over Jordan McCann and the Wright brothers, Robbie and Davy. Heat two was all about Del McLaughlin, as he went ahead on the fifth lap and took the flag well clear of the opposition. Robbie Wright took second, with Stephen Boyd getting the better of Stephen McCready in a great battle for third and fourth.
White and Lee Both were the early leaders of the Bell Building sponsored final, before Ballymena's James Goldie took up the running out front. By now Boyd was through to second, and as McCready and then Robbie Wright found the wall on turn four, Stephen closed the gap to leader Goldie. In went the bumper, and Boyd was through for an astonishing third final victory in a row in one of the country's most competitive divisions. Shannon and Goldie filled the podium places.

The best field of Junior Productions seen in recent times included former Ninja Kart star Joel McPeake, as he made his debut in a very pretty Vauxhall Corsa. He led the opening exchanges of heat one before losing out to Ben Bruce. Adam Weir was the man to watch though, and he found a way through to the lead to take the win over Graham Meek and Bruce. A number of incidents reduced the field during het two, and as they entered the closing stages it was Bruce who led from Matthew Nicholl. Nicholl then produced a breathtaking drive right around the outside of the leader to take an absolutely fantastic win over Bruce and Shea Duff.
On his best run for some time, Bruce again led the final for much of the distance, fending off the advances of Weir and Adam McFall. McFall crashed out nearing the end, with Weir producing an outside line pass to take the win that many a senior racer would have proud of. He took the honours in magnificent style for his first ever final win, ahead of Drew McKeown and Davy Gurney.
Many thanks to our meeting sponsors, Bell Building of Portadown Tel: 07921 256826
Added: 30/05/16

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