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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
24/9/2017 @ 2pm

Unlimited National Bangers Nutshaker 2017
plus The Stephen Bannon Memorial Trophy Destruction Derby
National Hot Rods Hankook Performance Tyres World Series NI Round 6
2.0 Hot Rods Hoosier Racing Tire Challenge Series Grand Final

plus Junior Productions & Ninja Karts

Tullyroan Oval
30/9/2017 @ 6.30pm

Lightning Rods 2017 Irish Championship
Junior Productions 2017 Irish Championship
Stock Rods MR Fabrications Challenge Series Grand Final
Classic Hot Rods Dilly Roofing Supplies Northern Ireland Series Round 7

plus 1300 Stock Cars

Aghadowey Oval
7/10/2017 @ 6.30pm

1300 Stock Cars 2017 National Championship & John Griffiths Memorial Trophy
Ninja Karts 2017 Irish Championship
Superstox 2017 Irish Championship
Stock Rods 2017 William Cooke Memorial Trophy

plus Thunder Rods


 

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Latest News
The latest points and grades are now available for the 2.0 Hot Rods & Stock Rods, as well as the latest series points for the Junior Productions.

Antrim's Mervyn Emerson has moved ahead in the Dilly Roofing Supplies NI Points Championship for 2.0 Hot Rods, with Shane Murray and Stuart Cochrane chasing hard in second and third. In the Maxwell Freight Services NI Points Championship for the Stock Rods, Ahoghill's Marc Morrell sits proudly on top of the standings after an excellent recent run, with Derek McMillan and Gary Butler in second and third.

Finally, the Junior Productions 1ke Engineering Young Guns Series points chart has been updated after round 2 at Aghadowey Oval on June 18th. Surprise leader is David Gurney, who heads the standings over Shea Duff and Drew McKeown. There will be two more heats to accumulate points before the Grand Final of the series is lined up in points order later in the season.

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: 28/06/16

A fine mid-summers evening saw plenty of top quality racing on show at Tullyroan Oval on Saturday. Antrim's Stephen McCready left the circuit as winner of the ProStocks Tullyroan Challenge Cup, with the night's other big event, the National Bangers King of Krash, falling to Dublin's Stevo McGrath. Other feature race winners at the Vault Bistro of Tandragee-sponsored meeting were Aaron Rainey (1300 Stock Cars), David Wilson (Thunder Rods) and Stewart Hanna (Ninja Karts).

A public draw determined the grid for the opening heat of the ProStocks, which was reversed for heat two with the highest aggregate scorer netting pole position for the final. Evan Monaghan led away the opening heat before being demoted by Robbie Wright, but it was Irish Champion Dan Shannon who burst ahead on half distance to take it up. A caution period after big damage for Del McLaughlin on the home straight closed the grid up, but Shannon was quickly back up to pace and took a clear win over Stephen McCready and Robbie Wright. Heat two saw McLaughlin hell bent on revenge on Jordan McCann after his heat one troubles, and he managed to damage both cars heavily once again, bringing out the caution flags to rescue them from the Annaghmore Bend. McCready led this one from flag to flag, with Shannon a good second ahead of William McFaul in third.
With identical heat results McCready and Shannon tossed a coin for pole position in the Tullyroan Challenge Cup final, with Stephen getting the nod and edging ahead early on. Shannon dropped to third initially, but once he had dealt with McFaul he began to reel in the leader. McCready had all in hand though, and kept Shannon easily at bay all the way home to the chequered flag and the silverware. Shannon and Stephen Boyd completed the top three, the latter after bumpering his way past McFaul late on.

A depleted field of 2L National Bangers still put on a thrilling show, with Steven Reynolds setting the early pace in the King of Krash title race over fellow Dubliner Stevo McGrath. McGrath was tracking the leaders every move but couldn't get quite close enough to land a telling blow. That was until they encountered a backmarking posse in the back straight, with Reynolds getting wrong footed in the melee and allowing McGrath to steal through. Stevo held on to take the win over Reynolds and local driver Jonny Murdock.
The Allcomers saw some more great action, with Rod Herron seeming to be on the receiving end of a lot of abuse from his fellow drivers. Reynolds took the win over Paul Compelli, with third man Murdock being fired into the wall after the chequered flag by McGrath. An excellent if lengthy DD saw it boil down to a fight between Reynolds and welcome Scottish visitor Frank Boardman. Both were in excellent form and taking all manner of hits, but it was Reynolds who outlasted the tartan visitor to take the win. Paul Gaffney won the Entertainer of the Day award, with Best Wreck falling to Herron.

Teenager Jack Kearney led the exciting 1300 Stock Cars away in their opening heat, holding on out front until lap seven when Aaron Rainey went ahead from the blue grade. Rainey had Peter Greer filling his mirrors though, and on the final bend Greer went in with the bumper in a classic stock car manoeuvre to nab the win by a hairs breadth. Kearney and Rainey both had turns out front in the second race of the evening, but this time it was Anthony McIvor who steered himself by to land the win ahead of Rainey and Greer.
Kearney had a very handsome lead early in the final, but Rainey was able to run him down and slip head. Peter Greer and his namesake Curtis chased hard after moving through to second and third, but the laps ran out for them, leaving Rainey to take a well deserved victory. Curtis Greer went for the kill on the final bend, spinning Peter out and only succeeding in allowing Kearney back past to a hard earned second. Curtis Greer took third ahead of Peter G, the latter coming back across the track at the chequers as he recovered from his spin, collecting the rest of the field as he did so.

Another excellent entry of young Ninja Kart racers produced three superb races, with Josh Henderson setting the early pace in the opener before losing out to a fast moving Sam Percy. As Percy took the win, Lily Gallagher and Corey Stirling filled out the top three spots. Brandon Litter had one of his best races to date in the second heat, holding on out front until a stoppage when Lacey Bevan spun. Litter held on at the restart, but had no answer when Gallagher superbly feinted outside and then dived under the leader to take a fantastic victory over Jack Morrow and Percy.
Litter again led the early exchanges of the final before a stoppage for the stranded Jay Clyde. After the restart Morrow soon zipped ahead, but as he went wide around a backmarker Stewart Hanna found a gap down the inside to take it up. Hanna raced home to the win in fine style, with Morrow and Gallagher filling the podium. The 0-60 Personal Fitness sponsored Most Improved Driver award went to Curtis McConkey.

A rare Tullyroan Oval outing for the Thunder Rods saw three closely fought contests, with Ryan Campbell showing the others a clean pair of heels to in their opener ahead of a fast charging Jonny Gillespie and David Wilson. Campbell repeated the dose to take another win in the second heat, with Wilson netting second after a sublime outside line charge past Norman Purdy in the closing stages.
With Campbell automatically promoted to the blue grade for the final it was certain to shuffle things up, with Josh Goligher the early leader. Gillespie caught him as the lap boards approached, and then tried to bundle his way past on the inside. Wilson seized his opportunity with a great outside line move to pass them both and race home to the Vault Bistro sponsored trophy. Gillespie crossed the line second but was docked two places for contact on Goligher, handing second to Sam Montgomery ahead of Campbell in third.
Photos with thanks to John Wolsey
Many thanks to our meeting sponsors, Vault Bistro of Market Street Tandragee Tel: 028 3884 0686
Added: 26/06/16

DMC Race Promotions in association with Spedeworth Motorsports would like to congratulate Shane Murray on a fantastic victory in the National Hot Rods Thunder 500 at Ipswich last weekend.

Shane performed well during the heats, carding a win and a seventh, to qualify on the outside of the second row for the final. Having been edged to the wall at the start and dropping back down the order, Shane produced a superb comeback to get himself right back into contention. A sublime outside line pass on leader Billy Wood helped on his way to his first ever international victory in the Nationals class.

Shane's attentions now switch to the 2.0 Hot Rods World Championship, again at Ipswich, at the start of July, before he focuses once again on the National Hot Rod for the remainder of the season.

Photos with thanks to Ken Reay of KR Photoimaging

Added: 24/06/16

DMC Race Promotions in association with Spedeworth Motorsports would like to make everyone aware of the changed tyre rules for the Ninja Karts which were meant to come into effect from July but will now be enforced from January 2017.

Please use the link below to download the rules with the update highlighted in yellow.

Added: 23/06/16

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

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