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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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Despite some very heavy rainshowers during the afternoon, the race fans were treated to some top class racing at Aghadowey Oval on Bank Holiday Monday. Garvagh's Stephen Boyd landed the big victory of the afternoon with the win in an absolutely superb ProStocks King of Aghadowey title race. Other silverware winners at the Degree Refrigeration sponsored event were Gary Grattan (Superstox), Richard Stewart (Lightning Rods), Ivan Elliott (1300 Stock Cars) and David Wilson (Thunder Rods). The end of meeting Caravan Destruction Derby fell to Darren Bevan.

The ProStocks grid was bolstered by welcome Scottish visitors Tam Melrose and Dougie Kidd for their 2016 King of Aghadowey title. Two reversed grid heats were the order of the day, and grip was at a premium in the opener after a heavy shower just before the off. Mark McLaughlin hit the front early on, swapping the lead with his cousin Del before the latter found himself hard in the wall on turn four bringing out a caution period. The final stages saw a tremendous battle between Melrose, Robbie Wright and William McFaul, and when the bumpers went flying in as they headed to the final turn, Mark McLaughlin went from fourth to first and the victory as the others all tasted the wall. Melrose miraculously recovered for second ahead of Ryan Abernethy. Melrose and Stephen McCready had a great battle for the heat two lead, with defending King of Aghadowey McCready grabbing the win with Scottish star Melrose taking his second runner-up spot of the day. It was all action stuff once again, with Davy Wright coming through for third.
Edinburgh flyer Melrose landed pole for the final on aggregate points, with Mark McLaughlin alongside. Everyone in the packed stadium then witnessed one of the races of the season - it really did have everything! Melrose set the early pace ahead of Wright, but McCready was looking very sharp indeed and moved through to second and then the lead. The places were chopping and changing so much it was hard to stay on top of it all, with someone in the wall almost every corner! Dan Shannon then hooked out both McCready and Raymond Harper in one foul swoop and went ahead, only for McCready to rejoin and return the compliment. Somehow Stephen Boyd came from sixth to first in the matter of a few laps having started off the rear of the grid, and held sway at the front for the remaining laps for an absolutely fantastic win. Davy Wright took yet another second place in a title race, with William McFaul coming through for third after what was a magnificent day from the budget racers.

The opening round of the NIOvalTV Series was the attraction for the Superstox, with newcomer Aaron McNeilly a welcome addition to the ranks. Novice Sean Mark headed them away in the opener, before Stephen Stewart strolled by t take up a lead he wouldn't lose. Denver Grattan took second with a well timed last bender on Conor Murphy, with Gary Grattan coming through for third. There was a great battle between the star graded drivers in the slippery conditions of heat two, but once again it was all about Stewart as he landed his second victory of the day, with Gary and Denver Grattan next home.
With a new race tyre up for grabs in the final courtesy of NIOvalTV, things were always going to be much more competitive and that's exactly how it turned out. An early caution period when Stewart's hat-trick hopes expired on the entrance to turn one brought the top stars right into contention. At the resumption Murphy, Keith McAreavy, Jordan Robinson and Lee Davison all hit bother on turn four and found themselves dumped in the wall, while Gary Grattan took up the running out front. Davison, Denver Grattan and Gary Chambers exchanged hits in an entertaining dice, and even a late race caution for debris on the track couldn't stop Gary Grattan who took a deserved victory. Davison and Denver Grattan completed the top three.

Former Junior Productions racer Mark Graham made a noteworthy debut in the Lightning Rods, leading the opening heat until Portdown's Mark Corry raced past. Corry was then tipped into a spin by his stablemate Alastair Stewart, earning him a disqualification and handing the win to Jordan Rochford ahead of Graham and Gary Beggs. Graham wasn't to be caught in heat two, taking a fine debut win over Stewart and Corry this time around.
Mark Overend set the early pace in the final before Graham went ahead, but none of them could stop the fast moving Alastair Stewart as he soared clear. Richard Stewart was now through to second, and found himself right on the leaders tail after a late race caution for a spun Beggs on turn two. The unrelated Stewart's set about sorting out the winner over the remaining laps, and it looked as though the Portadown based Alastair had it in the bag until the very last bend, when he made the smallest of errors and ran wide, allowing Richard through for the silverware. Corry chased them home in third, ahead of Rochford.

Another encouraging grid of 1300 Stock Cars produced some fantastic racing, with plenty of contact and place changing. Novice Jack Kearney set the pace in heat one, as superstar graded duo Curtis Greer and Chris Hamill continued their ongoing feud with a number of hard hits on each other. Aaron Rainey bumpered past Kearney late on to take the win , with Calvin Blake showing well in third ahead of class debutant James Serplus. Kearney again led heat two and this time held on for much of the distance. Anthony McIvor had his own ideas though as to who was going to land the chequered flag, charging past on the last bend for a great win. Rainey was third ahead Jon McQuillan.
Kearney lost out to Rainey early on in the final, before a mid race caution when Adrian McKinstry went in hard on the pit bend and was collected by Hamill. Thankfully both emerged unscathed from what was a big shunt, and at the resumption Ivan Elliott wasted no time bumpering his way ahead. The Irish Open Champion kept Curtis Greer at arm's length all the way home to land a fine win, with Rainey, McQuillan and Serplus rounding out the top five.

Roger Glass was the star performer during the Thunder Rods heats, taking the flag in both in some style. Ryan Campbell and Chrissy Dempsey were the placemen in the first heat, before Lee Both and Andrew McLean chased Glass home in a very scrappy heat two.
The star men had failed to make much impression all afternoon, but that proved much different in the Degree Refrigeration sponsored final. Glass, Stephen Scott and Dempsey had turns at leading early on, before David Wilson was the first star to show as he took it up ahead of Jonny Gillespie. Within sight of the flag they encountered some heavy backmarking traffic, with Wilson being forced right out wide around the wall. Gillespie tried his best to capitalise, but looked to now have a rear puncture on his Astra which allowed Wilson to make the run to the flag for the victory. Gillespie got home second ahead of McLean and Dempsey.
Added: 03/05/16

Broughshane teenager Jaimie McCurdy showed the rest of a record field of National Hot Rods a clean pair of heels at Tullyroan Oval on Saturday night as he raced to a faultless hat-trick of victories in Round 11 of PC Paints & Components World Series NI. On a night of great racing and drama-filled incidents, the other winners at the meeting, sponsored by McElmeel Mobility Services of Armagh, were Wayne Woolsey (2.0 Hot Rods), Bobbie Johnston (Stock Rods), Stewart Hanna (Ninja Karts) and David Kernohan (Reliant Robins).

Despite a couple of late cancellations, it was still a domestic track record of nineteen National Hot Rods that came to grid for the latest round of World Series NI, the eleventh of fourteen rounds. Local Portadown racer Andy Stewart set the early pace in the opening heat, but had no answer to the flying Jaimie McCurdy as the Broughshane flyer swept past after just seven laps. Stewart Doak, also from Portadown, kept the young charger honest all the way to the chequered flag, but it was first blood to McCurdy ahead of Doak and Ballyclare's Gary Wilson. McCurdy's charge to the front was somewhat later in heat two, as he only tracked down long time leader Simon Kennedy in the closing stages. Jaimie quickly went for the outside pass on the Dungannon driver, and plundered his second victory of the night with a fine manoeuvre. Wilson and Mark Heatrick rounded out the top three.
Aggregate points from the heats gave McCurdy and Wilson the front row for the final, from where young ace McCurdy quickly stamped his authority. Wilson gamely challenged on the outside initially, before tumbling down the order and leaving Doak to establish himself in second. The former British Champion could do nothing about the leader, and soon had a flying Derek Martin on his tail. Martin had been in fine form all evening, and after a mid-race caution when Wilson and Keith Martin found the wall, Derek charged past Doak to go second. Despite being the fastest car on the track he could do nothing about the leader, and McCurdy cruised home to complete a fantastic hat-trick of victories. Derek Martin, Doak and Adam Maxwell were next home.

The opening round of the MR Fabrications Challenge Series was the attraction for the Stock Rods, with a very healthy eighteen car grid lined up for heat one. Dublin's Keith Butler showed well right from the off, moving clear of fellow yellow grader Lee Best early on. Colin McNiece moved through to second late on but couldn't quite get alongside the leader and settled for second. A good late charge by Waringstown's Ben McCully earned him third, ahead of Bobbie Johnston from Glenarm. There was a morale boosting win for Best in the second heat, as the popular Portadown man steered his Vauxhall Corsa home to his first win since moving into the formula at the start of the season. He finished well clear of Butler in this one, with Willie Taggart grabbing third ahead of Jonny Cardwell.
With a new race tyre up for grabs in the final courtesy of series sponsors MR Fabrications, aggregate points saw Butler and Best occupying the front row. Butler made the lead his own early on, and as Best slipped down the order Johnston came through to challenge for the top spot. There was a mid race caution period when Gary Butler and Shane McMillan smacked the back straight wall, but back at the front it was Keith Butler who lost out to Johnston in the battle for the lead. Bobbie rounded out the remaining laps to take the victory, with Marc Morrell coming through for a fine second ahead of Derek McMillan at the end of a frantic night of racing.

Antrim's Mervyn Emerson took the opening heat victory in the 2.0 Hot Rods, having surged ahead of early pacesetter Ryan McClure on lap six. Joel Richardson inherited second ahead of Shane Murray after Stephen Emerson was docked two places to fourth for contact. Lee McCracken was on fine form in heat two, racing clear to take the win over Feargal McNally and Jason Devlin. Further back former double World Champion Wayne Woolsey smashed the lap record for the track with a time of 13.956 seconds, just a week after setting a similar benchmark around the Aghadowey circuit.
As McNally set the pace at the start of the final, Woolsey really had the bit between his teeth from the front of the star grade. He quickly relegated McCracken and Devlin, before moving past Mervyn Emerson and Sean Dynes to challenge McNally at the front. A great move around the outside saw Woolsey take up the running with Murray on his tail, but Wayne continued to pull clear until a late race caution period when Sean Dynes spun on turn three. Scotch Street's Woolsey made no mistake at the restart, racing home to a decisive victory ahead of Murray and Adam Heatrick.

With new rules in place the young stars in the Ninja Karts found themselves racing in both directions around the track, with the opener being their first in a clockwise direction. Corey Stirling had no problems adapting to the new format, racing clear to a fine win over Stewart Hanna and Bobby Henderson. The coin toss saw them back to their original direction for heat two, with Daniel Stewart showing well early on. Henderson relieved him of the lead before he was caught by the flying Hanna, who powered ahead to take the win over Henderson and Lily Gallagher.
Once again aggregate points formed the grid for the McElmeel Mobility Services Tullyroan Challenge Cup final, this one again in the clockwise direction which was so new to all the drivers. Stirling headed them away, but Hanna was on top form and moved through to the lead and on to the victory. Jack Morrow, celebrating his ninth birthday, came home in a fine second - this all the more notable after a nasty rollover in practice. Stirling, Gallagher and Callum Magill rounded out the top five at the end of another great showing from the young drivers. Kaitlyn Beggs took the TwoZeroSix Fitness sponsored Most Improved Driver Award after a fine display.

A disappointing entry of Reliant Robins saw Ian Bolton bounce back from his nasty accident at Christmas to take both heat victories. John Stewart chased him home in both, and the final boiled down to a battle between the pair. Stewart held the lead, only to be tipped into a spin and rollover by Bolton in the closing stages. With any contact no longer acceptable in the formula, Bolton was disqualified from the race, opening the door for David Kernohan to land the spoils ahead of Haley Bevan.
Added: 03/0516

We as the promoters of all the Ninja Kart tracks feel that the formula is getting too competitive. We have come up with the idea that all the Ninja Karts will drive out on the track and the Steward / Clerk of the Course or even a chosen spectator would toss a coin and this will decide if the race will be run in a clockwise or anti-clockwise direction.

The Ninja Karts will not be allowed to be touched to adjust tyre pressures or anything else. The Ninja Karts are meant to be fully symmetrical in every way so this should not make any difference to which direction they are racing.

This will be implemented with immediate effect.

If anyone touches a Ninja Kart once the coin toss has been called this will be classed as outside assistance and the driver will be disqualified.

DMC / HRP / RTS / Spedeworth-Incarace
Leading Promoters plus any other associated places who run the formula.

Added: 28/04/16

The latest series points for 2.0 Hot Rods & Junior Productions have now been published after their opening rounds at Aghadowey Oval last weekend. Shane Murray currently heads the way in the 2.0 Hot Rods Hooiser Racing Tire Series, with Graham Meek holding the slenderest of advantages in the Junior Productions 1ke Engineering Young Guns Series.

To view the points standings, click on the 'Drivers' tab on the menu bar above, and then select the appropriate formula from the drop down menu under 'Points & Grades'.

Added: 27/04/16

Randalstown based racer Shane Murray returned to the 2.0 Hot Rod ranks at Aghadowey Oval last Saturday, and showed the regulars a clean pair of heels as he claimed victory in the opening round of the Hoosier Racing Tires Challenge Series. The action packed 15 race programme was polished off in just over three hours, with other feature race wins during the Faulkner Plumbing & Heating of Portstewart sponsored meeting falling to Willie Taggart (Stock Rods), Shea Duff (Junior Productions), Gary Chambers (Superstox) and Chrissy Dempsey (Thunder Rods).

Shane Murray returned to the 2.0 Hot Rods following a win in the National Hot Rods at Ballymena the previous evening. An early caution period in heat one, when a number of runners tripped over each other on the Brown Trout Bend, brought the star drivers into contention early on. It was an action packed race, with at one stage 15 cars circulating side by side in one pack, seemingly just moments from disaster! Wayne Woolsey held his nerve to secure a fine win, smashing the lap record for the circuit in the process. Murray and Joel Richardson followed the Portadown man home. In the second heat Dungannon's Jason Devlin quickly settled into the lead, and he held on all the way home to secure the victory. Murray inherited second position when Richardson was docked to fourth behind Stuart Cochrane for contact.
Aggregate points put Murray and Devlin on row one for the Hoosier Racing Tire Challenge Series Round 1 Final, with Shane the first to show in the lead. Very quickly Richardson and Woolsey were on Murray's case, with both looking outside the #70 car but to no avail. Murray remained resistant to their advances, until a suspension breakage on the Richardson car forced him back down the field. As Murray secured a deserved win after a masterclass in defensive driving, Woolsey claimed the runner up slot ahead of Stephen Emerson. Murray also received a new Hoosier race tyre from the series sponsors for his efforts.

A pleasing field of 18 Stock Rods included travelling Scottish racer Craig Tosh on his Aghadowey debut. Robert McIlroy and Jonny Gillespie shared the early lead, before a caution period when Ben McCully and Shane McMillan got involved in shenanigans on the Pit Bend. Gillespie relinquished the lead as he retired, as Bobbie Johnston put a move on Lee Best to take up the running. The Glenarm driver had all in hand to take an impressive win ahead of Ballymena's former World Champion Chris Gordon and Coleraine's Willie Taggart. Best set the pace for the first dozen laps of the second heat from the yellow grade, before his good friend Gordon squeezed past to go one better than the opener by taking victory. Micky McFall carded a creditable runner up place, ahead of Gary Butler, whilst Shane McMillan continued his interesting evening by copping a disqualification mid-race having received three black cross warnings at that stage for contact.
McIlroy was first to show in the Faulkner Plumbing & Heating sponsored final, but he lost out to a fast moving Taggart on the fifth lap. It was Willie's first appearance on track of the season, and despite the advances of Gordon nearing the end he held on for a morale boosting victory. Gordon and Johnston filled the top three, with McMillan finally getting to the flag in this one in a creditable fourth.

With a number of regulars missing for one reason or another, it was slightly lower than usual turnout of Superstox that contested the meeting, with Sean Mark leading them off in heat one before spinning out of contention. There was plenty of bumperwork in evidence throughout the field, as Conor Murphy raced ahead of the pack. The brand new car of Newry man Gary Chambers was catching the eye as he stole through to second at the flag behind a delighted Murphy, with Irish Champion Denver Grattan in third. Lee Davison took a great win in the second heat, charging through from the red grade to demote Stephen Stewart with just four laps to run.
There was an early caution period in the feature race final when Geoffrey Moffett found himself planted into the wall on turn three. That brought the star drivers right into contention, with Davison, Grattan and Chambers embarking on a very entertaining dice for the lead. They chopped and changed the lead on numerous occasions with the bumpers put to good use, with Chambers getting the nod when it mattered most to land the victory on his new mount's maiden voyage. Grattan finished second, with Stewart grabbing third at the expense of Davison who slowed late on with a puncture.

It was the opening round of the 1ke Engineering Young Guns Series for the Junior Productions, with former Ninja Karts British Champion Sam McNeice the leader of the opening heat for much of the distance. Davy Gurney challenged him on the final lap, with both running wide and gifting the win to Graham Meek. Second on the road Drew McKeown was disqualified for spinning Jack Hazlett late on, which elevated Gurney and Shea Duff to the top three. Hazlett bounced back in heat two by leading from start to finish, keeping his cool despite a mid race caution when Adam McFall and Gareth Halliday clashed on turn one. McKeown and Duff completed the top three.
The closed grid start to the final of the opening 1ke Engineering Young Guns Series round saw Meek impressively pull clear of the pack, but he soon had Duff closing on him. Shea made the pressure tell, finding a gap down the inside into turn one to take up the lead and cruise home to the victory. Meek was able to hold off McKeown over the final laps to claim a great second, with Gurney and Halliday rounding out the top five. Duff collected the silverware from the meeting sponsors and a £50 voucher for the Racemart track shop from the series backers.

The budget Thunder Rods completed the race card, with all three victories going to novice grade drivers. Roger Glass took the opener ahead of Chrissy Dempsey and Lee Booth, with a good run from the star grade netting Curtis Greer fourth. Dempsey broke clear and landed the victory in heat two, whilst a great battle for second was resolved in Greer's favour ahead of impressive runs for Ryan Campbell and John Goligher.
Dempsey made no mistake in the final, charging ahead early on to win handsomely over Goligher and Norman Purdy, the latter having completed some sterling pit work to get back on track after a nasty accident during practice. Photos with thanks to John Wolsey @ Racemart
Added: 24/04/16

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