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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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After a fantastic evening of international short oval racing at Aghadowey Oval on Saturday, Glenarm's Bobbie Johnston celebrated his first ever major title when he won the 2016 Stock Rods British Championship from a star studded field. The Ninja Karts National Championship was also up for grabs, and the young stars shone superbly during three excellent races. Declan Honeyman led home an all Scottish top three in the National title race.
In the support classes, Shane Murray was victorious in the latest Hankook Performance Tyres National Hot Rods World Series NI round, whilst Aaron Rainey (1300 Stock Cars) and Dan Shannon (ProStocks) both took excellent last gasp feature race wins.

Most of the finest exponents of UK Stock Rod racing gathered at Aghadowey for the PC Paints & Components British Championship, and it was no surprise when Ballymena veteran Victor McAfee quickly established a clear lead in the opening qualifier from pole position. Reigning European Champion Derek McMillan kept McAfee in sight, but just couldn't get close enough to mount a challenge for the win. As Best in Britain holder McAfee took the win, McMillan and Scotland's John McAllister filled out the top places. Heat Two saw Waringstown driver Ben McCully quickly pull clear and establish an early lead that he would never lose, racing home well clear of second man Bobbie Johnston with Chris Lattka from Scotland in third.
Consistency during the heats had given Lattka pole ahead of Irish Champion Jonny Cardwell, with McCully and McAfee sharing row two and McMillan and Johnston row three. The atmosphere in the stadium was electric as they set off on their rolling laps, and it led to some dramatic opening exchanges. Lattka, McCully and Cardwell all led in the first third of the race, but with many penalties being dished out it looked like the title was going to be settled in Race Control. More warnings were dished out as Cardwell lost out, and he then overstepped the mark by ruining Lattka's race too. In the midst of it all McCully had gone out too with a sick engine, leaving Johnston holding the baby over McMillan. Derek tried desperately over the final laps but Johnston had all under control as he swept home in style to land his first big win and be crowned 2016 British Champion. McMillan and Bedfordshire's Dean O'Dell completed the podium.

The Ninja Karts contested their first major championship event in Northern Ireland, the 2016 LJN Motorsport National Championship. The young 6-11 year olds excelled all day, producing some outstanding action on a packed raceway. England's Kasey Jones was the lad to watch in the opening heat, leading all the way to the chequered flag ahead of impressive local Jay Clyde and European Champion Declan Honeyman from Scotland. A last bend melee unfortunately accounted for British Champion Charlie Hardie who had been very well placed indeed. The reversed grid heat two saw Crumlin's Corey Stirling and World Champion Riley Marsh from England battling at the front early on. Local form man Stewart Hanna joined the party along with Scottish ace Robbie Armit, leading to a real ding dong battle for the final laps. Hanna found a way past Stirling on the last lap, but unfortunately for Stewart the red flags came out early when Scottish visitor Bailey Millar ended up in the wall. That meant the result was taken from the end of the penultimate lap, with Stirling getting the win over Hanna, Armit and Marsh.
Hanna and Clyde led the grid for the National Championship final, ahead of Armit and Honeyman. There followed an absolutely thrilling event that the spectators just couldn't take their eyes off. Clyde led Hanna in a local one-two until half distance when he ran out of luck and went out. The stoppage closed the field right up, with Hanna leading before he too spun on the entrance to the home straight, bringing about another stoppage. You could have cut the atmosphere in the stadium with a knife as Honeyman led them away once again, but Declan had all under control and led the others home to add the National Championship to his European title and in some style too. Hardie was a gallant second after an outstanding drive from well down the grid, with Armit completing a Scottish top three ahead of Marsh and Stirling, Corey being the first local home in fifth.

Round two of the Hankook Performance Tyres National Hot Rods World Series NI saw class debuts from Jonny McMillan and David Kernohan amongst a 19 car field. Philip McCloy led the early exchanges of the opener, before Ian McReynolds surged past and clear. Shane Murray and John Christie both looked good from the blue grade, but whilst it looked all over bar the shouting with McReynolds clear, disaster struck within sight of the flag and he was out. Attention now switched to Adam Heatrick, and he held on for a win despite late pressure from Murray and Carl Sloan. With the order within grades swapped for heat two, McCloy again led them away, before losing out to Heatrick. Murray was right on Adam's case again, and this time was able to launch a successful attack on the wide outside line to take the lead and the win. Heatrick and John Christie in his Fiesta rounded out the top three.
Heatrick had pole position for the final with Murray alongside, and for the opening lap or more they circulated as such with Murray clinging to the wide line. He then produced a superb switch back to the inside to outfox Heatrick and take up the running, but this time Derek Martin was in hot pursuit. He was easily the fastest car on track, and soon closed down the gap to launch a bid for the lead. Despite Derek's gallant attempts on the outside, Murray had it all covered off and came home to take a hard earned win over Martin and Sloan.

There were three competitive outings from the ProStocks during the evening, with Garvagh's William McFaul landing the spoils in heat one over Stephen Boyd and Irish Champion Dan Shannon. European Champion Stephen McCready ran down early leader Lee Booth to take heat two, with Boyd again the runner up.
Del McLaughlin was the pacesetter in the final, but soon had his mirrors filled by McCready. Stephen hit the front with just five to go, but he in turn had Shannon bearing down on him. Dan stalked his prey until the last bend, landing a telling blow in text book style to move McCready wide and steal through for the win. McCready had to be content with second ahead of McLaughlin in third.

Novice grader William Donnell impressed out front in the opener heat for the blood and thunder 1300 Stock Cars, leading much of the way until Ballyclare's Michael Logan bundled his way past. Donnell came back at him, but Logan surged back through to take the victory over Ivan Elliott and Jon McQuillan. Logan and Donnell again battled in heat two, before Aaron Rainey powered through to win ahead of a close scrap between McQuillan and Nicky Lowry.
The final was all action to say the least, as an early caution period for debris saw all hell break loose on the restart with Donnell and Kieran McIvor two of a whole bunch who were dumped in the wall. Rainey took up the running before McQuillan bundled his way past, but Aaron came right back on the last bend to steal through for a fantastic victory. McQuillan and Lowry completed the podium.
Many thanks to our meeting sponsors, PC Paints & Components & LJN Motorsport
Added: 22/08/16

The lap records for our two venues at Tullyroan Oval and Aghadowey Oval have been updated on our website.

Since the last update over the winter, 2.0 Hot Rods star Wayne Woolsey has lowered the formula's benchmark at both circuits, whilst in the 1300 Stock Cars Aaron Rainey and Curtis Greer now hold the records at Tullyroan and Aghadowey respectively.

The Classic Hot Rods have now been added to the list, with the Aghadowey lap record in the hands of England's Hughie Weaver and the Tullyroan best held by Clive Richardson.

To View the lap records, click on 'Drivers' on the menu bar above and then select 'General Information' under the 'Formula & Rules' section.

Added: 17/08/16

There will be a practice night at Aghadowey Oval this Thursday evening, August 18th, from 6pm - 9pm. All formulae are welcome and the cost is £25 per car.

Added: 16/08/16

The Classic Hot Rods thrilled the crowds at Aghadowey Oval on Saturday night, with National Champion Clive Richardson taking the final victory in Round 4 of the Irish Series. Wayne Woolsey (2.0 Hot Rods) and Samuel Montgomery (Thunder Rods) both won King of Aghadowey titles, whilst Jordan Rochford won the second round of the MO Auto Repairs Challenge Series for the Lightning Rods. The Superstox completed the line up at the meeting sponsored by DRS Steel Buildings, with Irish Champion Denver Grattan taking the win.

A cosmopolitan field of Classic Hot Rods were competing in Round 4 of the Irish Series, with Alan Leonard leading the early laps of heat one in his stunning Opel Kadett. National Champion Clive Richardson was on the move and quickly ran Leonard down, only for the two to clash and spin out of contention. That handed the lead to Ant Morgan, but he lost out to series leader Thomas Dilly who took the win. Richardson made no mistake in heat two, leading all the way to the flag with Dilly getting the better of a great battle with Morgan to grab second.
Richardson led the early exchanges of the final, but had his lead wiped out when Gary O'Neill's Anglia became stranded on track. The expected onslaught from Dilly didn't materialise, as Richardson edged clear to take the honours over Dilly and Jeff Richardson.

The 2.0 Hot Rods saw a debut from Brian Cherry in a stunning Tigra and returns to the formula for Neil Davison and Derek McMillan. Stephen Emerson, who won the European title on his last outing at Aghadowey, led the opening heat before mechanical gremlins intervened, opening the door for Wayne Woolsey to take the victory over Adam Best and Mervyn Emerson. The reversed grid second heat fell the way of Best over Woolsey, whilst Stephen Emerson's miserable night continued with another retirement.
With Woolsey and Best tied on points, the toss of a coin gave Wayne pole position for the King of Aghadowey final. Despite Best's best intentions at the green flag, Woolsey simply eased away into a solid lead, taking the title in emphatic style over Stephen Emerson, who carved his way through from the back of the grid, and Best.

The Thunder Rods also contested their King of Aghadowey title, with early leader John Goligher losing out to Norman Purdy in heat one. Despite heavy pressure from Samuel Montgomery, Purdy held on to take the win with Goligher in third. Early leader Curtis Greer lost out to Peter Henderson in heat two, with Henderson going on to take the victory over Greer and Andrew McLean, the latter two having a great battle over the closing laps.
Two consistent finishes gave Montgomery pole position for the King of Aghadowey final, with McLean alongside in second. Montgomery made no mistake and inched clear of the chasing pack, with McLean, Purdy and Greer having a great battle for second. Montgomery had driven the perfect race though, taking the win in some style over Purdy, with McLean and Greer in close proximity in third and fourth.

There was a new race tyre up for grabs for the final winner as the Lightning Rods contested the second round of the M.O. Auto Repairs Challenge Series. Series sponsor Mark Overend led them away in heat one, before Ricky Shaw powered past and on to the win over Alastair Stewart and top star grader Winston Weir. Overend led until past the half distance mark in heat two, but was unable to hold off the unstoppable Jordan Rochford as the new British Champion slipped past to take the win. Scott Cochrane and Ally Neill filled the places.
With Rochford and Shaw tied on points a coin toss was called for, and when it went the way of Rochford to hand him pole position the writing really was on the wall for the others. Jordan quickly established a lead he wouldn't lose, although Weir did keep him honest all the way to the flag in second. World Champ Gary Beggs just coaxed his ailing car over the line in third spot.

There was a very welcome return to Superstox action for former Irish Champion Kyle Beattie, amongst a very pleasing turnout in the paddock. White grader Cyril Hawe led them away in heat one, but he was quickly relegated by Keith McAreavey. Keith held on to take a very welcome win, with Jordan Robinson and Lee Davison filling out the places. There was another yellow graded winner of heat two, with Aaron McNeilly this time underlining his ability with yet another victory. McAreavy and Irish Champion Denver Grattan filled the top three this time out.
An early yellow flag in the final, after McAreavy and Sean Mark hit trouble early on, gave a different complexion to the race, bringing the star men much closer to the front early on. Robinson went ahead at the resumption, but his lead was quickly whittled down by Grattan. Denver went in with the bumper to dislodge the leader, and cruised past to yet another final win over Robinson and Gary Chambers. Grattan now heads off to Lochgelly in Scotland where he will start at the front of the World Championship final later this month.

Added: 14/08/16

Portadown based National Hot Rod star Adam Hylands drove a perfect weekend in glorious weather at Hednesford Hills Raceway to land the formula's oldest title, the National Championship. Three consistent performances in his qualifying heats, where he carded two third places and a seventh, saw the former 2.0 Hot Rods multi-champion take pride of place at the head of the grid for the National final. Seasoned campaigner Keith Martin also excelled as he joined Hylands on the front row.

The 75 lap National Championship marathon saw Hylands dominate from start to finish, leading every lap to take a resounding success ahead of England's Carl Waller-Barrett and Scotland's Robert McDonald, with another Ulsterman, Derek Martin, in fourth.

The NHRPA Championship rounded off the day at Hednesford, with John Christie taking a very popular win in his rejuvenated Fiesta ahead of McDonald and Barrett.

There was also an excellent result in the Stock Rods National Championship for Gary Butler, who finished a close second behind England's John Smith. Gary is now all set for the step up to the 2.0 Hot Rods in the near future.

DMC Race Promotions would like to congratulate Adam, John and Gary on their excellent results. We would also like to wish Adam and his future wife Emma all the very best for their big day on Thursday.

Photos with thanks to Ed Fahey.

Added: 09/08/16

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