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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
In our latest points update we have the latest standings for the 1300 Stock Cars and Ninja Karts.

In the 1300 Stock Cars Jon McQuillan leads the Autoweld NI Points Championship by 23 points ahead of Adrian McKinstry, with Michael Logan in third a further 7 points adrift. With no points available on this weekend's international meeting, it will come down to a shoot out between the trio at the Tullyroan Oval meeting on October 21st to dtermine the points champion.

In the Ninja Karts, Daniel Stewart is confirmed as the 2017 ASC Cars NI Points Champion ahead of Aaron Ward with Stewart Hanna in third place.

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: 02/10/17

On a night of thrilling action at Tullyroan Oval, Portadown's Nigel Jackson and Bleary's Drew McKeown lifted Irish Championship titles in the Lightning Rods and Junior Productions respectively. As well as the two fabulous championship events, there were also wins at the Derek McMillan Commercial Refinishers sponsored meeting for Stevie McNiece (MR Fabrications Stock Rods Challenge Series), Clive Richardson (Classic Hot Rods) and Bradley Woods (1300 Stock Cars).

An excellent field of almost twenty Lightning Rods took to the track for the coveted Irish Championship title, lined up in points scoring order from throughout the season. A hectic start saw a huge turn one incident, which caused a stoppage and eliminated a number of runners from the restart. At the second time of asking front row starters Jordan Rochford and Scott Cochrane battled hard, with Cochrane getting his nose in front before oil on the raceway made the going very slippery indeed. Rochford went to retake the lead only for he and Cochrane to tangle, which opened the door for Nigel Jackson to nip past on the wide outside in an opportune move as he revelled in his favoured tricky conditions. Nigel had started fourteenth on the grid, and was now sensationally out front! He stretched clear as the laps progressed, with Rochford managing to recover to second on the road. As Jackson took the title for the fourth time since DMC Race Promotions were founded in 2003, Rochford was docked two places for early contact on Ricky Shaw. That elevated World Champion Aaron Stewart to second ahead of Stephen Hollywood in third. Unfortunately Hollywood later failed the post race technical checks and was subsequently removed from the result.
The reverse grid Irish Revenge race saw Aaron Brunton set the pace out front, before Richard Stewart found a way past to take the flag. The manner of his driving before and during his pass on Brunton caught the eye of Race Control though, and he was penalised two places in the final analysis. That handed victory to Aaron Stewart ahead of Vince Litter.

The Junior Productions also lined up in points scoring order from throughout the season for their Irish Championship, led away by Drew McKeown ahead of Graham Meek and Sam McNeice. Meek made a sterling challenge for the lead in the opening laps, but McKeown smoothly withstood the pressure to edge clear. Meek came back in the closing stages, but McKeown had all under control and came home for a deserved second Irish Championship victory after an excellent drive. Meek could be well pleased in second, ahead of another great drive from McNeice to take third.
The Irish Revenge race saw a clear win for Gareth Halliday, the Vauxhall Nova driver cruising home ahead of Adam McFall and Meek.

The Stock Rods were racing in the Grand Final of the popular MR Fabrications Challenge Series, with a debut for Daniel Rodgers and visits from Tipperary racers Paddy O'Dwyer and Philip Heery amongst the entry. Heat One saw Stuart Agnew setting the pace before Owen McGrath bundled his way ahead. McGrath withstood some heavy pressure from former World Champion Stevie McNiece all the way to the flag, but McNiece took the win when Owen was demoted for the earlier contact on Agnew. McGrath put the record straight with the win in heat two, again demoting Agnew from the top spot and this time withstanding a late charge from Jonny Cardwell.
Points from across the series lined up the grid for the Grand Final of the MR Fabrications Challenge Series, with Victor McAfee on pole position ahead of Ed Davis. McAfee got the drop at the green flag to lead them away, with McNiece quickly steeping forward to offer a substantial challenge for the lead. Lap after lap McAfee held him off, until McNiece just and no more got himself under the Ballymena stalwart heading into the Tullyroan bend. McNiece romped home to take the win ahead of McAfee and World Champion Marc Morrell, with all three receiving new Yokohama race tyres courtesy of series sponsor Michael Rodgers of MR Fabrications.

As always the small band of Classic Hot Rods produced some thrilling action in their Escorts and Anglias. Jeff Richardson took the flag in heat one by just holding off Gary O'Neill, but O'Neill inherited the win when Richardson failed a post race tyre check. Welcome Scottish visitor Kenny Purdie was a popular winner of heat two, although he was right on the ragged edge to hold off local ace Thomas Dilly.
The final, the latest round of the DRS Steelbuildings NI Series, was one of the races of the night with O'Neill setting the pace but being chased down by Clive Richardson. O'Neill looked like he had done enough to fend off his attacker, but Richardson got a tremendous slingshot into turn three on the final lap to edge the win on the line by a whisker. It was a sensational effort from Clive to land the silverware, whilst O'Neill had the consolation of a new race tyre from DRS as the night's top points scorer.

The biggest 1300 Stock Cars grid of the season so far produced some superb action, with Antrim's Bradley Woods coming through the rough and tumble action to take the opening heat win ahead of Nicky Lowry and Ivan Elliott. Heat two saw a huge back straight rollover for NI Points Champion Jon McQuillan, and the resultant yellow caution period wiped out the lead Woods had already built up in this one. Lowry managed to bumper his way to the lead on the resumption to take a fine win over Elliott and Woods.
McQuillan worked wonders in the pits to return his Corsa for the final, which again saw Woods thrust clear early on to build a commanding lead. Nothing was going to stop Bradley completing his double for the evening, and he duly raced home to the trophy ahead of Lowry and Joshua McMullan.
Many thanks to our meeting sponsors, Derek McMillan Commercial Refinishers and LM Paints
Added: 01/10/17

Latest points updates are now available for National Hot Rods, 2.0 Hot Rods & Superstox.

Adam Hylands has moved ahead in the Hankook Performance Tyres World Series NI for National Hot Rods following the latest outing at Tullyroan Oval, leading Shane Murray and Derek Martin. In the Cirrus Plastics DMC Race Promotions Championship, Jaimie McCurdy continues out front in the defence of his title, with Mark Heatrick and John Christie chasing hard.

In the 2.0 Hot Rods Stuart Cochrane leads Stephen Emerson in the Racemart NI Points Championship. With a 33 point advantage and just a single points scoring meeting remaining, Stuart will be hoping to quickly wrap up the title at the next meeting on October 14th. Cochrane also leads the 2018 World Qualifying chart ahead of Allen Cherry.

Banbridge ace Denver Grattan has wrapped up the Mk 2 Escort Shells & Spares NI Points Championship for Superstox, finishing well clear of second placed Lee Davison with Stephen Stewart in third.

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: 26/09/17

A fine sunny Sunday afternoon greeted a large crowd at Tullyroan Oval at the weekend, and they were treated to some excellent race action on track. Randalstown's Shane Murray took a heat and final brace in the latest round of Hankook Performance Tyres World Series NI for the National Hot Rods. Other feature race wins at the meeting, jointly sponsored by Wilson Motors of Ballymena and Ray McGrath Haulage, fell to Leonard Dunn (National Bangers), Stephen Emerson (2.0 Hot Rods), Daniel Stewart (Ninja Karts) and Gareth Halliday (Junior Productions).

Recent returnee Brendan McConnell was the first to show in the opening National Hot Rods heat, the sixth round of Hankook Performance Tyres World Series NI. In the main pack things were frantic to say the least, with Shane Murray and Mark Heatrick breaking free to chase down the leader. Murray went for the lead on the outside line, racing home for the win ahead of Heatrick and Keith Martin. Stalwart Andrew Stewart took a morale boosting heat two victory, holding off a stiff late challenge from Martin to secure the win, with Heatrick and Murray next home.
The final paired Murray and Heatrick on the front row, and after a brief early tussle where Heatrick tried everything to get ahead, Murray settled into the premier spot. Mark just couldn't get back on terms despite his efforts, leaving Murray to cruise home to the win in the Ginetta over Heatrick, Martin, Adam Maxwell and Jaimie McCurdy.

The annual Nutshaker title was on the line for the Unlimited National Bangers, with some excellent action right from the off in the main race. Leonard Dunn was the first to show ahead of Kieran McIvor, before McIvor went out having hit the wall hard when his throttle jammed. Dunn got eliminated on turn two, with Mark Hughes and Jonny Murdock all involved. Sensationally Murdock emerged from it all as the only car remaining, but his engine expired before he could make it to the line. With no finishers the result was declared on countback, with Dunn taking the win on most laps completed ahead of Seanie Bell and Liam Johnston.
The Allcomers race will be remembered for a huge head on between Marty McKiernan and Hughes, with the win falling to Steven Reynolds. The Destruction Derby was for the coveted Stephen Bannon Memorial Trophy, and after some heavy early laps that eliminated Stevo McGrath, Reynolds, Rod Herron and Johnston, it was Rocky McKenna who emerged for a deserved win. Best Wreck of the day fell to McKiernan, with Heron taking Entertainer of the Day and Best Presented Car as he celebrated his 50th birthday.

The 2.0 Hot Rods were contesting the Grand Final of the Hoosier Racing Tyres Challenge Series, with the points scored in the day's heats added to their series points so far to determine the final grid. There were also a trio of Republic of Ireland drivers making a welcome visit - Ian Riordan, Aidan Hallahan and Jason O'Brien. The first heat was a Sean Dynes benefit, the Dungannon racer edging clear to take the win over Aaron Beattie and Stephen Emerson. Allen Cherry took the heat two win by some distance, but behind there was a huge battle for second. Beattie, Dynes, Adam Hylands and Emerson were going at it hammer and tongs, with Hylands grabbing second on the line with a fine outside drive.
Emerson and Stuart Cochrane shared the front row for the final, although they were all brought up short early on for a stoppage when O'Brien clattered the turn two wall. At the resumption Emerson pulled clear to take a resounding victory to make it a Hoosier Series clean sweep of both opening rounds and the Grand Final. Cochrane kept him honest all the way home with Dynes and Glenn Bell next home. The top three can be seen above receiving their tyres courtesy of Hoosier UK, with winner Emerson centre, runner up Cochrane on the left and third placed Dynes with son Aaron on the right.

Daniel Stewart was the star turn in the Ninja Karts as he took victory in all three races for a perfect hat-trick. The ever improving Lauren Berry led them away in all three races, and was challenged in the opener by Lacey Bevan and Matthew Weir. Stewart quickly arrived on the scene and swooped past to win ahead of Corey Stirling and Stewart Hanna. Stewart again was on a roll in heat two, charging from back to front for another excellent win over Stirling and Bevan.
Berry and then Max Hobson had turns out front in the final, but Stewart had the hat-trick in his sights and duly took the win over Hobson, with Stirling in third in his last ever race due to reaching the upper age limit.

Some excellent racing from the Junior Productions rounded off the programme, with Callum Magill and Sam Percy disputing the lead before Matthew Nicholl found a way past to take the first win in his new car. It was slippery going in heat two with plenty of oil from the Bangers on the track. Gareth Halliday was the one who coped best with a great win over Magill and Nicholl.
Magill led them away in the final, but Halliday quickly challenged before storming off to another stylish win to complete his double for the day. Magill and Graham meek completed the podium places.
Many thanks to our meeting sponsors, Ray McGrath Transport & Wilson Motors, Ballymena
Added: 25/09/17

In our latest points update, the final World Championship Qualifying tables for Superstox and Rookie Bangers have now been published.

In the Superstox season long chase to qualify for the World Championship final at Ipswich next month, Denver Grattan came out on top ahead of Lee Davison after both had excellent campaigns.

In the Rookie Bangers, Sammy Fisher has proved to be the find of the season and his great form sees him take the win after some excellent racing of late. Christy Bradley just pipped Pater McKenna-Murray to the second and final spot on the World Championship grid at Ipswich in November. Hopes are high for some more excellent Rookie Banger racing at our New Year meeting and into 2018 with the numbers set to improve even more.

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.

Added: 19/09/17

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