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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
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

Tullyroan Oval
18/2/2018 @ 2pm

2L National Bangers 2018 Irish Teams Championship (4-a-side teams)
Also Superstox, Lightning Rods & Ninja Karts


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There was no sign of a New Year hangover at Tullyroan Oval on Saturday January 2nd, when the huge crowd of oval race fans saw 2016 kick off in some style with a fantastic afternoon of race action. The big draw was the annual Big Van Bangers bash, which fell the way of Fivemiletown man Dean Farrell, whilst other feature race winners at the Cirrus Plastics of Portadown sponsored event were Ricky Shaw (Lightning Rods), Jack Morrow (Ninja Karts), Ashley Hawe (ProStocks) and Gary Grattan (Superstox).

The annual 'Van-dalism' event for the Big Van Bangers drew a superb array of machinery, ranging from Transits to ice cream vans and Stevo McGrath's large bus! McGrath would spend the day blocking the track and generally being a nuisance to the rest, and the crowd absolutely loved his antics! By the end of the meeting all the bodywork had disintegrated around him as he won the DD and easily captured the Entertainer of the Day award. The main Van-dalism race fell the way of Dean Farrell, who regained the lead after Davy Patton and Adrian McKinstry were both taken out of the running in no uncertain terms. The was action all around the raceway, with Willy Ogilby taking a huge knock on turn three. Farrell took an excellent and deserved victory ahead of Paul Gaffney's ambulance and a recovered Patton.
The Allcomers race saw Niall Lamb, Dave Haugh and Ogilby again in the wars in no uncertain terms, as Steven Reynolds nipped through to take a comfortable victory. The Destruction Derby was straight from the top drawer, as McGrath shed all his bodywork but still kept going, eliminating Reynolds to claim the victory before rounding the day off by cutting Rodney Herron's ice cream van completely in two with one last hit. It was an excellent afternoon from the Big Van Bangers as always.

A very healthy field of Lightning Rods included welcome visitors Ken Burke and Rory O'Brien. Ricky Shaw set the early pace in the opening heat, but a mid-race caution period closed the field up and allowed Irish Champion Winston Weir to nip by and take the victory. Shaw took second ahead of European Champion Nigel Jackson. From then on the meeting belonged to Shaw, as he took victory with ease in both the second heat and the final. Ally Neill and Mark McCambridge showed well to take the podium places in heat two, before a great run from Alastair Stewart saw him grab runner up slot in the final. A great four way battle for third fell the way of Jackson after a late burst on the outside line.

Jaydn Kelly and Josh Henderson were the latest recruits to the Ninja Karts scene, whilst there was new machinery for both Brandon Litter and Bobby Henderson. The impressive Curtis McConkey set the early pace in heat one, but he was powerless to stop a flying Jack Morrow from storming ahead to take the win. Corey Stirling and Aaron Ward took second and third. A mid race stoppage in heat two unfortunately saw race leader Daniel Stewart excluded for not stopping under the red flags. Lily Gallagher was the first to show at the restart and she sped home to record an impressive win over Morrow and Sam Percy.
After McConkey again set the pace in the final, Morrow surged past to hit the front. Despite some heavy backmarking traffic, Jack managed to hold the lead all the way to the chequered flag for his second win of the day. The impressive Percy was catching nearing the end but had to settle for the runner up spot ahead of Stirling in third.

The ProStocks entertained as always, with Adam McCready taking victory in the opening heat over Stephen Boyd and returnee Alan Haugh. Karl Smith was again the early leader in heat two, before McCready slithered past chasing his second win of the day. Ashley Hawe had other ideas though, as he bundled his way by to take the win over McCready and Conor McElmeel.
Smith again set the pace in the final, leading past the halfway stage but having to give best to the flying McCready. Hawe was closing fast though, and over the last few laps he eyed up his prey before going in hard with the bumper on the final turn. It was an excellent move, and as McCready was shunted wide Hawe came through to collect the trophy after a fine display.

The Superstox saw Portadown ProStocks star Stefan McClelland having a guest outing in the Lee Davison car, but the afternoon was all about Gary Grattan as he went through the card unbeaten. It sounds easy but it was far from it, as rapid yellow grader Stephen Stewart gave him plenty to chase in all three races. Gary reeled in Stephen to ease ahead five from home in the opening heat, with Irish Champion Denver Grattan taking third spot. The Grattan brothers made it a one two in the second heat, before Stewart got off to a cracking start in the final. As the laps ticked down Gary Grattan was edging ever closer, until he was right there with just one lap to go, setting up a real grandstand finish. Grattan went in with the bumper within yards of the line to collect his faultless treble to celebrate the recent birth of his son Rowdy, with Stewart and Denver Grattan filling out the top three.
Added: 03/01/16

A bumper holiday crowd enjoyed the oval racing action at Aghadowey Oval on Boxing Day, including an excellent Caravan Destruction Derby that saw a fabulous 20 cars and caravans reduced to wreckage around the raceway. Local man John Moore took the honours amidst the carnage, whilst the other big winner of the day was Bushmills man JayJay McConaghie as he took victory in a drama filled Reliant Robins Irish Championship. Other feature race wins at the meeting, sponsored by Maggies Garage of Ballycastle, were Gary Butler (Stock Rods), Shane Murray (2.0 Hot Rods), Ronnie White (Thunder Rods) and Drew McKeown (Junior Productions).

The competitors for the 2015 Reliant Robins Irish Championship were lined up in points order from during the season, with Ballymoney's Ian Bolton and Broughshane's Sammy Graham sharing the front row. They quickly battled for the lead, before the two favourites continued their fierce rivalry and spun out of contention in unison. That handed the lead to Billy McClean, with JayJay McConaghie following his every move. They swapped the lead on numerous occasions before the yellow flags came out for Clint Murray's rollover on the back straight. Bolton and Graham were coming back through the field at speed, but they then tangled in the start line which launched both into orbit approaching turn one in a spectacular shunt. At the restart McConaghie was able to keep McClean at arm's length to land the coveted Irish Championship trophy, with Peter Greer coming through for third.
The reverse grid Irish Revenge race saw another rollover for Murray with Andrew Blair doing likewise, as McConaghie again took victory. Bolton had returned for this race, but he later ended up in hospital as a result of his injuries from the earlier crash. We all wish him well and hope to see him back on track in the near future.

The slippery track caught out a few of the competitors early in the opening Stock Rod heat, with a full restart called with Ed Davis hard in the wall on turn four, ending his afternoon. At the second time of asking former World Champion Chris Gordon set the initial pace, before National Champion Derek McMillan swooped past to take the win in impressive style. His brother Shane took second ahead of Victor McAfee at the flag. Derek McMillan was again the fastest car on track in heat two, but he had to settle for second this time behind a flying Ben McCully, with Shane McMillan again impressing in third.
The final was another excellent if somewhat controversial affair, with Shane McMillan settling into the lead after demoting Bobbie Johnston early on. McCully was tracking Shane's every move, and went ahead but also attracted a black cross warning from the starter for his troubles. Derek McMillan was now breathing right down McCully's neck, with Best in Britain McAfee also valiantly trying his luck on the outside. They couldn't unseat the leader though, but on the final bend McCully and Derek McMillan tripped over each other which allowed Dubliner Gary Butler to outdrag them to the line for the win in a dramatic finish. Derek and Ben both fell foul of Race Control and were docked two places each in the final analysis, handing second and third to Marc Morrell and Shane McMillan.

The Thunder Rods had three keenly contested races, with the early pace in each set by Broughshane's Robert Clyde on his first outing on the oval in 25 years! Mark McLaughlin moved ahead to take victory in the opening heat despite the efforts of runner up Samuel Montgomery, before veteran racer Ronnie White won the second over Lee McCloy and Clyde. White had enough experience in his locker to cope with the tricky conditions which prevailed when the rain returned for the final, easing ahead of the field to win at a canter over Montgomery and Peter Henderson.

A depleted field of 2.0 Hot Rods meant easy World Championship qualifying points for those in attendance, and it was lone blue grader Allen Cherry who grabbed both heat wins. Former double World Champion Shane Murray chased him home in both races, setting up an intriguing final with Cherry now elevated to the red grade. Cherry got the initial jump before slithering wide out onto the back straight, which opened the door for NI Points Champion Adam Heatrick to take up the running. Murray then got a run down Heatrick's inside down the back straight to ease into a led he would never lose. Cherry, Heatrick and Wayne Woolsey chased him home at the chequered flag.

The Junior Productions were also well down in numbers, with Irish Champion Drew McKeown taking a hat-trick of wins despite the excellent efforts of Matthew Nicholl.

A fantastic 20 cars and caravans came under starters order for the huge Holiday Caravan Destruction Derby, including brave lady racers Hailey McFaul and Lisa McAleese. The carnage was on a monumental scale right from the off, with the caravans obliterated right around the circuit! Local driver John Moore emerged from the chaos as the last man standing and the winner, after another sensational event drew the meeting to a close.
Photos with thanks to John Wolsey@Racemart

Many thanks to our meeting sponsors, Maggie's Garage of Ballycastle
Added: 28/12/15

The updated rules and regulations for 2.0 Hot Rods, Lightning Rods, Stock Rods, Superstox and 1300 Stock Cars are now available to download from our website.

To view the rules, click on the 'Drivers' tab on the menu bar above, and then select the desired formula from the drop down menu under 'Formula & Rules'.

The 2016 rules for our other formulae will follow over the coming weeks.

Added: 16/12/15

DMC Race Promotions in association with Spedeworth Motorsports are pleased to announce the dates of some of our major races in 2016. Another excellent season lies ahead at both Aghadowey Oval and Tullyroan Oval, as we continue to bring you the very best in short oval motorsport.

April 3rd - Unlimited National Bangers Shamwreck 2016

July 23rd/24th - 2.0 Hot Rods 2016 European Championship, Lightning Rods 2016 British Championship & ProStocks 2016 Irish Open Championship

August 20th/21st - Stock Rods 2016 British Championship & Ninja Karts 2016 National Championship

September 17th/18th - National Hot Rods 2016 British Championship, Superstox 2016 British Championship & 2.0 Hot Rods 2016 Irish Open Championship

October 9th - 1300 Stock Cars 2016 Irish Open Championship

October 15th/16th - ProStocks 2016 World Cup

Further details and our full 2016 fixture list coming soon!!

Added: 11/12/15

DMC Race Promotions in association with Spedeworth Motorsports are pleased to release the dates for two of our big National Banger meetings early in 2016.

The 2L Irish Teams Championship will take place at Aghadowey Oval on Saturday March 5th (3pm start).

The Unlimited National Bangers Shamwreck 2016 will take place at Tullyroan Oval on Sunday April 3rd (2pm start).

We will be releasing more of our big dates in the next few days, with our full, action packed 2016 Fixture List set for release in the next couple of weeks. Pic by Ed Fahey.

Added: 07/12/15

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