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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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Latest News
The elite formula of the Ulster ovals, the National Hot Rods, contested three pulsating races at Aghadowey Oval on Friday night, with former British Champion Stewart Doak returning to form to grab the feature race win during Round 12 of the PC Paints & Components World Series NI. Excellent weather saw all four classes on display produce some fine racing, with other final victories in the McKnight Motors of Coagh sponsored meeting falling to Micky McFall (Stock Rods), Joel Richardson (2.0 Hot Rods) and Norman Purdy (Thunder Rods).
National Hot Rods
A record twenty National Hot Rods arrived in the pits to do battle in the latest round of World Series NI, but unfortunately Shane Murray blew a gearbox in practice leaving nineteen to head into action in the opening heat. Returnee Rab Forsythe wasted little time getting back into the groove by taking victory in this one, despite all manner of pressure from behind. At a time over ten cars were contesting the major places, with Kells man Forsythe getting the nod at the line ahead of Portadown's Stewart Doak and Broughshane teenager Jaimie McCurdy. Forsythe repeated the dose in heat two, holding off fellow Kells driver Carl Sloan at the line ahead of Doak and McCurdy.
Forsythe and Doak shared the front row for the final, with Stewart getting the jump off the line to lead them into turn one. Forsythe and McCurdy tripped over each other early on to bring out a caution period, and Doak now had to fend off the advances of former European Champion Adam Hylands and Scottish Open Champion Derek Martin. There was nothing at all between the top runners, with both Hylands and Martin trying the outside pass but both were unable to make it stick. Martin then spun out of contention, with Doak holding on to take the chequered flag despite a late surge on the outside from Sloan. Hylands snatched back second on the line, ahead of Sloan, Ben McKee and Mark Heatrick.

The final World Championship qualifier for the Stock Rods saw yellow graders Ed Davis and Ben McCully dispute the lead in heat one, with McCully nipping through four laps from home to take the chequered flag ahead of Davis and recent form man Willie Taggart. Waringstown ace McCully made no mistake once again in the second heat, taking the lead early on and storming home for the second time of the evening. Marc Morrell and Steve Gooch chased him home in this one.
Davis was the first to show in the McKnight Motors sponsored final, but former National Champion Micky McFall from Ballymena was quickly onto his case. Davis had no answer to McFall's pace, and despite a late race caution when a blown motor for Stevie McNiece coated the track in oil, Micky was able to use his experience to keep the others at bay and lift the chequered flag. Davis and Morrell completed the top three after McCully was docked from third to fifth for contact.

Dungannon's Sean Dynes was the star of both heats in the 2.0 Hot Rods, taking victory in the opener ahead of Allen Cherry and Joel Richardson. Dynes again set the pace in heat two, only for Crumlin's Jack Boal to shoulder his way past in the closing stages. Boal was dropped two positions in the final analysis for the robust manoeuvre that saw him take the lead, handing the win back to Dynes ahead of Richardson.
Dynes' two wins saw him automatically elevated to the blue grade for the final, and he initially led before losing out to a fast moving Richardson. Former Irish Champion Joel was on top form and edged clear all the way home to the silverware, with Stuart Cochrane and Boal filling the podium positions.

Three very entertaining races were served up by the Thunder Rods, with Ryan Campbell and Roger Glass contesting the heat one lead before they tripped over one another as the laps ran out. That opened the door for Jonny Gillespie to take the win over David Wilson and Campbell. Lee Booth led most of the way in the second heat, only for Ronnie White to storm through for the win ahead of Norman Purdy and Gillespie.
Booth was once again the pacesetter in the feature race final, with Wilson looking to be his biggest challenger. Lady luck wasn't on David's side though and he got shuffled wide as Purdy stormed through to the lead. Wilson fought back valiantly along with Peter Henderson, but neither could shift Purdy from the top spot and he claimed the trophy. Henderson, Gillespie and Wilson filled the places at the end of an excellent dice.
Added: 15/05/16

DMC Race Promotions in association with Spedeworth Motorsports would like to congratulate reigning ProStocks NI Points Champion Stephen McCready on landing the European Championship victory last weekend at Cowdenbeath in Scotland.

Stephen claimed fourth place in the opening heat, with fellow DMC racer Stephen Boyd taking the victory and James Goldie in third place. Scottish ace Jordan Cassie won heat two ahead of our own Leonard Dunn, with McCready carding a dnf in this one.

The Scots, led by regular Ulster visitor Tam Melrose and Cassie, headed the grid for the European final, with Goldie on row two on his mainland debut, Boyd and Dunn on row three and World Champion Steven Haugh and McCready sharing row four. Melrose set their early pace, before a very long delay to rescue an injured driver from his car. On the resumption Melrose again led, but McCready was looming large in his mirrors and swept ahead with just four laps to run. The Antrim driver came home to a rousing reception from the travelling fans as he took a long overdue first major victory in the formula. Melrose and Cassie came home second and third with Goldie a fine fourth and Liam McShane in sixth.

Stephen will be back in action at Tullyroan Oval on Saturday May 21st where he will be showing off his European Championship trophy and the red and yellow chequered roof.
Photos with thanks to Raymond Henderson at Samson Pics

Added: 11/05/16

The latest points charts have now been published for the Lightning Rods, Superstox & Junior Productions.

In the Lightning Rods, Jordan Rochford holds the lead in the Maxwell Freight Services NI Points Championship, eleven points ahead of Alastair Stewart. Jordan also leads the 2016 World Championship Qualifying Points which will run until the end of this month to decide the Ulster competitors in July's World Final at Ipswich.

Reigning champion Denver Grattan sits on top of the Gary Jackson Signs NI Points Championship for the Superstox, with Gary Chambers in second spot after his successful start to the season. Denver also leads the World Championship Qualifying Points ahead of their big race in August.

The Wash 'n' Dash Junior Productions NI Points Championship is led by Irish Champion Drew McKeown, who has a 13 point lead over Shea Duff with novice Jack Hazlett excelling in third position.

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: 09/05/16

Following a very wet afternoon, the drivers at Tullyroan Oval on Saturday night were fortunate that the rain cleared and the track remained mostly dry to produce a fine evening's racing. The big winner was local ace Thomas Dilly, who reeled off a hat-trick of Classic Hot Rod wins in the second round of their Irish Series. Newry's Gary Chambers took victory in the Superstox Tullyroan Challenge Cup, whilst other wins in the George Fegan Tyres sponsored meeting fell to William Taggart (Stock Rods), Jordan Rochford (Lightning Rods) and Jack Hazlett (Junior Productions).

An excellent entry of ten superb Classic Hot Rods greeted the race fans in the pits, with the older generation cars certainly attracting some much warranted attention. Amongst the entry were class debuts for Alan Leonard's stunning Opel and Jeff Richardson's Mk 2 Escort. Dungannon's Thomas Dilly was soon chasing down Co. Cork's Austin Fitzgerald in the opening heat, powering ahead on the outside line on lap six. Annaghmore's Clive Richardson impressed on a run through to second, with Andy O'Donnell and Ant Morgan tripping over each other late on. Fitzgerald again set the pace in heat two, with Dilly again playing catch up once he had demoted O'Donnell. Dilly again went ahead, but a misfire was robbing him of valuable speed. An inspired Clive Richardson quickly got on terms with the leader, but couldn't make the outside move stick and had to settle for second ahead of Fitzgerald.
Fitzgerald again took the lead from the off in the final of Irish Series Round 2, and again had the flying Escort of Dilly chasing him down. Clive Richardson was again on top form, and he and Dilly began a ferocious battle for the lead. Time and again Clive dragged his RS2000 bodied car alongside Dilly, but he just couldn't complete the move. At the line they were only inches apart, with Dilly taking his third victory of the night, ahead of Limavady's Gary O'Neill and Trevor Cusack.

A very pleasing entry of sixteen Superstox included debutant Warren Martin in a very pretty new car indeed. The first of the graded order heats saw Andrew Morrow surge clear early on in his RCE chassis, and despite the best attentions of Cyril Hawe and then Lee Davison, Morrow just couldn't be caught. He took the flag ahead of Davison and Denver Grattan for a deserved win. There would be no repeat in heat two however, as Morrow was sidelined early on having been depositing fluid onto the raceway. That opened the door for impressive novice Martin, who led the way until just three laps from home. Gary Chambers then bumpered his way past to take the win, ahead of Grattan and Martin.
It was a closed grid on aggregate points for the George Fegan Tyres Tullyroan Challenge Cup, with Chambers on pole ahead of Grattan and Davison. There was an immediate red flag when Hawe lost a wheel amongst the shenanigans of the initial start, before Chambers established himself up front at the second time of asking. There was little to choose between the top three all the way home, with Chambers taking the win in style over Grattan and Davison.

A great entry of twenty Stock Rods were boosted by welcome Tipperary visitor Alan McCormack and returnee Ivan McMillan, with early heat one leader Ed Davis quickly losing out to Jonny Gillespie. Gillespie had no answer to flying Ahoghill man Marc Morrell, who moved ahead with five to run to take a great win over Micky McFall and Steve Gooch. Davis was much more to the fore in heat two, establishing himself out front ahead of Gillespie. McFall was fighting a rearguard action in third, holding off allcomers until Gooch got by to chase after the leaders. They were just too far down the road though, with Davis taking a deserved win over Gillespie and Gooch.
Gillespie and Davis shared the early lead in the final, before losing out to a flying Colin McNiece. He had Rod Fleck right on his case for a number of laps, before things got messy out onto the back straight which led to the demise of McNiece. Fleck completed the final laps to take the chequered flag, but was docked in the final analysis for the earlier contact on McNiece. That handed the victory and the silverware to Taggart, ahead of the impressive Gooch, Fleck and McFall.

Novices Mark Overend and Dermot McGirr battled for the early lead in the opening Lightning Rods heat, before Ally Neill powered ahead to take up the running. He had no answer to rapid star man Jordan Rochford though, who sped by to take a deserved victory ahead of World Champion Scott Cochrane and Winston Weir. Overend was again the early leader in heat two, before losing out to his stablemate Mark Corry. Portadown man Corry then reeled off the remaining tours to take the win, ahead of a very sharp looking Weir and Neill, the latter at the expense of a demoted Alastair Stewart who fell foul of the stewards for contact.
Overend again gave way to Neill at the front in the final, before he in turn had to give best to Stewart as they approached half distance. A late race caution brought the pack onto Alastair's tail, but saw reigning NI Points Champion Richard Stewart unfortunately disqualified from the restart for overtaking under the yellow caution flags. Alastair Stewart looked to have all under control up front, before he was punted wide by Corry into the final turn. Corry took the flag but was unsurprisingly docked two positions for the illegal contact, handing the second victory of the evening to Rochford. Weir inherited second ahead of the relegated Corry, with Alastair Stewart the unluckiest man in the stadium as he trailed home in sixth having been so close to the silverware. In times gone past the Malcolm Girling rule would have rescued Alastair and reinstated him to the win, but with it no longer in the rule book, except for exceptional circumstances, he was left to rue what might have been.

The Junior Productions fielded an excellent twelve young drivers, including the first outing for the new Ben Bruce car. The opener was controversial to say the least, with a number of retirements following various skirmishes around the circuit. Shea Duff was the first across the line, but he was adjudged to have jumped a restart and was docked to third, handing the win to Ballymena lad Jack Hazlett ahead of Drew McKeown. McKeown was the man on a mission in heat two, pulling off a superb opportunist pass to take the lead in the closing stages and grab a fine win over David Gurney and Duff.
Sam McNeice was the first to show in the final, holding off Hazlett early on before the heat one winner found a way past on the inside to take up the running. Gurney and McKeown were now chasing young Jack down, but he showed maturity well beyond his years to hold them off to take his second win of the evening ahead of Gurney and McKeown, at the end of what was an excellent feature race from the young stars.
Added: 08/05/16

The latest points and regradings have now been published for a number of our formulae, covering 2.0 Hot Rods, Stock Rods, ProStocks, Thunder Rods, Superstox and National Hot Rods.

In the 2.0 Hot Rods Dilly Roofing Supplies NI Points Championship, Wayne Woolsey tops the chart ahead of Mervyn Emerson. Woolsey also leads the way in the 2016 World Championship qualifying chart ahead of the big race at Ipswich in July.

In the Stock Rods, Bobbie Johnston tops the chart in the Maxwell Freight Services NI Points Championship ahead of Irish Champion Jonny Cardwell, with Cardwell ahead in the 2016 World Championship qualifying points ahead of Chris Gordon with just two meetings left to run. Last Saturday's opening round of the MR Fabrications Challenge Series was a fruitful one for Keith Butler, and he leads the points ahead of Johnston and Lee Best.

The Raymond Harper Automotive NI Points Championship standings for the ProStocks sees defending champion Stephen McCready lead the way ahead of Mark McLaughlin and newcomer William McFaul.

Andrew McLean may not have won any races so far in 2016, but his consistency sees him lead the way in the Norman Purdy & Sons Scrap Metal Merchants NI points Championship for the Thunder Rods. Chrissy Dempsey and John Goligher share second place at present.

The Superstox NIOvalTV Series sees Gary Grattan top the chart ahead of his brother Denver, with impressive newcomer Sean Mark in third after the opening round on Bank Holiday Monday. Following his hat-trick at Tullyroan Oval on Saturday night, Jaimie McCurdy has a very healthy advantage over reigning champ Adam Maxwell in the Cirrus Plastics National Hot Rods DMC Race Promotions Championship. In the two meetings we have staged so far, Jaimie's lowest position in any race has been second!

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 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: 04/05/16

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