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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.

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Aghadowey Oval
17/3/2018 @ 1pm

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Tullyroan Oval
24/3/2018 @ 1pm

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Tullyroan Oval
31/3/2018 @ 6.30pm

Grand Season Opener!
Stock Rods 2018 Irish Open Championship

also 2.0 Hot Rods, Superstox, ProStocks & Junior Productions


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On a fine summers evening at Aghadowey Oval, the drivers served up some great racing at a fantastic meeting on Saturday. The 2L National Bangers were the headline act, and they didn't disappoint with some heavy action throughout the evening. Marty McKiernan and Stevo McGrath lifted the Irish Open Championship and King of Aghadowey titles respectively, with Ivan Elliott also crowned King of Aghadowey in an absorbing 1300 Stock Cars final. Other feature race wins at the meeting, sponsored by Racemart and Ryan Wright Signs & Embroidery, were Sam Percy (Ninja Karts), Vince Litter (Lightning Rods) and David Kernohan (Reliant Robins).

An excellent entry of 2L National Bangers burst into battle for the 2016 Irish Open Championship, with the action coming thick and fast right from the off. Scottish visitor Frank Boardman got obliterated on the Pit Bend right at the off, taking all manner of hits before the red flags came out to rescue him. The big hits kept flying in, but Marty McKiernan held them all off to take a superb victory over Paul Stafford and Willie McFaul.
Quite a number miraculously were returned for the King of Aghadowey race after some sterling pit work, with Stevo McGrath setting the early pace. There was a red flag for a huge Brown Trout Bend rollover for another Scottish star, Chris Thomson, but that couldn't stop McGrath from powering home to the title win. Paul Compelli took second ahead of Steven Reynolds for a Dublin lock out of the trophies.
The Destruction Derby was another outstanding event, with Noel Anderson taking some big hits early on before only four were left running - McGrath, McKiernan, Reynolds and Rod Herron. Herron got eliminated by a huge hit, before it boiled down to Reynolds v McKiernan. A number of head ons saw both cars die at the same time, with the duo sharing the spoils. Scotland's Neil Naismith took the Best Presented Car award, Fionn Donnelly's machine was declared Best Wreck, with Jonathan Compelli awarded Best Entertainer at the end of a crunching, top class night from the National Bangers.

The 1300 Stock Cars were on top form, with Aaron Rainey swapping the lead of the opening heat with Peter Greer. Rainey led Peter Greer and Curtis Greer into the last lap, with Curtis coming in hard into the final bend. Rainey got dusted around the concrete, with Curtis speeding through to a superb win ahead of Peter Greer and Rainey. Anthony McIvor joined the fray for heat two, and as always he was quickly involved in all sorts of drama. Peter Greer was the man in this one though, charging ahead to take the flag from Rainey and McIvor.
Peter Greer and Rainey shared the front row for the King of Aghadowey Final, and right from the off all hell broke loose with the bumpers going in hard all around the raceway. McIvor rattled everything in his path in no uncertain terms, landing Curtis Greer in the wall and Irish Champion Ryan Stewart too. Stewart came back hard as the hard hitting action continued, with Paddy Dempsey being an unfortunate innocent bystander as he was collected and sent hurtling into the turn one wall. The caution came out whilst Paddy received some medical attention, but he was thankfully able to walk away from what was a very big accident indeed. Rainey led the restart, swapping the lead with Ivan Ellliott until Elliott was able to settle into the lead spot. The action wasn't over just yet, as McIvor came hurtling into the final bend, running round the wall in a shower of sparks! Elliott took a deserved win out front, but Peter Greer got turned aside within sight of the line, handing the runner up slot to Jon McQuillan ahead of Rainey in third at the end of yet another top class night from the 1300's.

It was the final World Championship qualifying round for the Lightning Rods, with Mark McCambridge making good use of his blue grading to take the win in the opener ahead of Jordan Rochford and Vince Litter. Ricky Shaw set the early pace in the second outing before mechanical troubles forced him out. That handed the lead to McCambridge once more, who took his second win of the night to earn an automatic promotion to the star grade for the final.
Mark Overend set the initial pace in the final from the novice grade, before Litter came storming past to the top spot. Vince had edged out quite a lead, but that was quickly eroded by a mid race caution period for debris on the raceway. With the star men now right in contention, Litter had to use all his experience at the resumption of hostilities, as Richard Stewart and Rochford heaped the pressure on. Stewart got right alongside but couldn't quite complete the move, with Rochford attempting the same pass on the wide outside nearing the end. Litter was equal to it all though, and took a fine defensive victory over Rochford and Gary Beggs, after Scott Cochrane had been demoted from second for contact.

Another fine turnout of young stars in the Ninja Karts saw a first for the formula when all three races were drawn to race in a clockwise direction. Bobby Henderson was the star of the opening heat, leading from flag to flag for a great win over Sam Percy and Corey Stirling, the latter fresh from his second place finish in last weekend's British Championship in England. Brandon Litter was the first to show in heat two, but he was powerless to stop the flying Percy as he powered past from the yellow grade to take the lead. Sam held on for a decisive victory, with runner up on the road Stewart Hanna docked two places for contact in the closing stages. That elevated Jack Morrow to second ahead of Stirling.
Curtis McConkey held the early lead in the final over Daniel Stewart, but Percy really had the bit between his teeth once again and surged ahead on lap three. Heavy backmarking traffic proved no problem to the Randalstown flyer, and he completed his double for the evening with his first ever feature race win, and in some style too. Hanna took a deserved runner up spot in this one, ahead of Stirling, Stewart and Callum Magill. Brandon Litter was the delighted winner of the TwoZeroSix Fitness Most Improved Driver Award.

David Kernohan chased down early leader Haley Bevan to take the opening Reliant Robins victory of the evening, with John Stewart and Ian Bolton the placemen ahead of the new Kyle Busch NASCAR lookalike #18 machine of Irish Champion JayJay McConaghie. Bevan made good her lead in the second heat, holding on out front until the very last lap when Stewart squeezed past on the outside to land the win over Bolton.
Bevan again led the final but at mid distance Kernohan powered past to the lead. Despite the best efforts of Bolton, who closed right up towards the end, Kernohan held on to take the win. Bolton and Stewart filled the places, whilst Bevan had a huge rollover on the final lap which left her dangling upside down on the Brown Trout end. Haley was rescued from her stricken machine, and quickly dusted herself down to take on her other role of trophy girl, presenting the delighted Kernohan with his silverware.
Many thanks to our meeting sponsors, Ryan Wright Signs & Embroidery and Racemart
Added: 30/05/16

The latest points charts for the 1300 Stock Cars have now been published.

Curtis Greer is the current form man in the formula, and he has edged out a lead over Jon McQuillan and Ivan Elliott in the Rainey Racing NI Points Championship. Curtis also holds the lead in the 2016 World Championship qualifying chart, ahead of Elliott and McQuillan.

Ahead of the final qualifiers this weekend, the World Championship qualifying standings for 2.0 Hot Rods & Lightning Rods have also been updated.

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: 25/05/16

Bleary based teenager Drew McKeown was the big winner at Tullyroan Oval on Saturday night, when he took the honours in the Junior Productions Golden Helmet in a meeting sponsored by his family's company, A McKeown and Son Fruit and Veg. It was a night which produced some fast and furious action before the rain came late on, the other final winners being Stephen Boyd (ProStocks), Shane Murray (2.0 Hot Rods), Colin McNiece (Stock Rods) and Winston Weir (Lightning Rods).

Ballykelly's Matthew Nicholl was the star turn in the Junior Production heats taking the honours in the opener after driving excellently to hold off the advances of Adam McFall and Gareth Halliday to the flag. McFall held the lead in heat two before a caution period for a skirmish between Davy Gurney and Halliday. Adam Weir bundled his way past McFall to take the chequered flag, but was dokced two places for contact in the final analysis which handed a second win of the night to Nicholl ahead of Drew McKeown and the demoted Weir.
Nicholl and McFall headed the grid for the Golden Helmet final, with Nicholl the early leader before McKeown found a way past to take up the running. McFall then crashed out to bring about a caution period, and with conditions now deteriorating McKeown led them back into battle ahead of Graham Meek. The wet track was suiting Sam McNeice down to the ground, as he worked his way through the field and into second place. McKeown drove the final few laps like a seasoned veteran however, perfectly holding off McNeice's advances to take the flag for a resounding success. McNeice and Meek filled the podium at the end of an excellent evening's competition from the young drivers.

Another very healthy field of ProStocks lined up for their opening heat, and it was 2016 newcomer Evan Monaghan who showed them all a clean pair of heels with an impressive flag to flag win. Star graders Stephen Boyd and Leonard Dunn worked their way through the pack to take second and third respectively. Jay White and Monaghan swapped the early lead in heat two, before Fionn Donnelly took up the running out front. Robbie Wright quickly pounced in his new car, taking the win on its maiden voyage over Donnelly and Boyd.
Lee both made the most of the early running in the final, until the star men came into the reckoning on a very wet track indeed. Recently crowned European Champion Stephen McCready, who had earlier paraded his trophy to the fans, took up the running before being elbowed into the fence by the flying Boyd. World Champion Steven Haugh fought his way through to second, but he just couldn't get on terms with Boyd who took his second feature race win in a row in some style. Haugh, Adam White and Dan Shannon filled out the top four spots.

Former Irish Champion Joel Richardson debuted his brand new Citroen Saxo in the 2.0 Hot Rods, with Ian Riordan a very welcome visitor from Co. Cork. Jack Boal set the early pace in the opener before losing out to Sean Dynes who took the victory. The second outing was all about Stuart Cochrane, who led all the way to the flag ahead of Lee McCracken and former double World Champion Shane Murray.
The heavens had opened by final time, and on the sodden track Richardson held the early lead over Boal. Murray was revelling in the conditions however, taking up the running shortly after quarter distance. Shane came home for an easy victory, with Boal, Jason Devlin, Cochrane and McCracken rounding out the top five.

Another excellent field of Stock Rods, including welcome Tipperary visitor Alan McCormack, took to the oval for their opening heat, with lone yellow grader Ed Davis setting a great pace out front. His lead was eroded when Ivan McMillan blew an engine bringing out the caution flags, allowing Marc Morrell to surge past and take the victory ahead of Davis and Micky McFall. Davis again was the pacesetter in heat two, leading all the way before sensationally losing a wheel on the final lap. That gifted the win to former National Champion McFall ahead of Steve Gooch and Morrell.
Colin McNiece set the early pace in the A McKeown and Son sponsored final, initially ahead of Gooch before the impressive Lee Best moved through to second. Tempers were getting frayed amongst the competitive pack, with Shane McMillan being disqualified for spinning Chris Gordon whilst Derek McMillan and McFall also attracted penalties. Despite the efforts of the rest, McNiece wasn't to be budged from the top spot, taking the honours after a fine drive ahead of Best and Ben McCully.

Ricky Shaw made the most of his relegation to the yellow grade by leading the Lightning Rods first heat away, but his advantage was eroded when Ally Neill blew up and spun into the wall bringing out the caution flags. Portadown's Vince Litter nipped by on the resumption to take the win over World Champ Scott Cochrane and Gary Beggs. Shaw again set the pace in heat two, but this time it was Mark McCambridge who battled past to take the win over Litter and Beggs.
Shaw made a great fist of leading the final for well over half distance, but he had no answer to flying former World Champion Winston Weir. At the wheel of the 2014 World winning car for the first time since it's big victory, Weir was on top form and romped home to take the flag in impressive fashion ahead of Shaw and Litter. There was a Steward's Enquiry into Weir's getaway at the start of the event which had earned him a warning, but once the race videos had been reviewed he kept the win.
Many thanks to our meeting sponsors, A McKeown & Son Fruit & Veg, Tel: 028 3832 6319
Added: 22/05/16

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

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