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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
30/7/2017 @ 2pm

2L Non Mondeo National Bangers 2017 King of Krash
Superstox 'The Moffett Shield 2017'
presented by The Moffett Family
Classic Hot Rods Dilly Roofing Supplies Northern Ireland Series Round 5
Rookie Bangers 2017 Ulster Open Championship
Junior Productions 2ke Engineering Young Guns Series Round 2

Tullyroan Oval
12/8/2017 @ 6.30pm

Ninja Karts 2017 Golden Helmet
2.0 Hot Rods Hoosier Racing Tire Challenge Series Round 2
ProStocks McElmeel Mobility Services Supreme Series Round 2

plus Stock Rods & Junior Productions

Aghadowey Oval
19/8/2017 @ 6.30pm

National Hot Rods World Series NI Round 3
Thunder Rods 2017 King of Aghadowey
Classic Hot Rods 2017 King of Aghadowey & Dilly Roofing Supplies Northern Ireland Series Round 6
Lightning Rods 2ke Engineering Challenge Series Round 2

plus Superstox


 

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Superstox Irish Champion Denver Grattan was on top form at Tullyroan Oval on Saturday night, the Banbridge driver taking a heat and final brace to collect the Tullyroan Challenge Cup. During a hard fought meeting, sponsored by George Fegan Tyres of Belfast, the other feature race wins fell to Brian Cherry (2.0 Hot Rods), Stevie McNiece (Stock Rods), Adam Weir (Junior Productions) and Sammy Graham (Reliant Robins).

Superstox newcomer Lee Johnston set the pace in the first qualifier for their 2017 Tullyroan Challenge Cup, pulling clear until the race was brought to a temporary halt with Gary Chambers and Lee Davison tangled on turn four. Johnston's restart caught the attention of Race Control, and after taking the chequered flag he was fortunate to keep the victory after a Stewards Enquiry. Aaron McNeilly and Stephen Stewart were the placemen. Cyril Hawe had a healthy lead in the second heat wiped out by another caution period, this time when Davison tagged a spinning Keith McAreavey sending stray wheels flying in all directions. At the resumption Irish Champion Denver Grattan quickly moved ahead to take the win over Chambers and Stewart.
Aggregate points formed the grid for the final, with Grattan and Stewart on the front row whilst Johnston really excelled as he captured third spot in the line up ahead of McNeilly. After some sterling pitwork for which his team deserve great credit, Davison had four wheels back on his wagon to take up his spot at the rear of the field. Grattan quickly went ahead , with recent newcomer Johnston impressing in second. A late race caution for fluid on the raceway from Chambers' car closed the field right together, but Grattan was equal to it all and stormed home to the win. Davison performed a miracle from the rear of the grid to grab second after demoting Johnston to third in the closing stages.

Local driver Sean Dynes quickly established a healthy lead in the opening heat for the 2.0 Hot Rods, racing clear as the others fought a battle for second with Aaron Beattie. Adam Best and Stephen Emerson inherited second and third after te chequered flag when after Ryan McClure was dropped two places for contact. Beattie led the way in heat two, and held on for a morale boosting win despite the best efforts of Brian Cherry. Cherry lost out on second nearing the end, with Dynes taking the runner up slot ahead of Stuart Cochrane.
Cherry led the final away in what will most certainly be his last meeting as a yellow grader, quickly putting some distance between himself and second placed Beattie. McClure, followed by Emerson, Cochrane and Best all attempted to wrestle second from Beattie, but all the while Cherry was clear and home to an emphatic victory. Beattie held onto second in a blanket finish after a superb places battle, with Cochrane and Best next up.

There was an unfortunate start to proceedings for the Stock Rods when European Champion Derek McMillan had a huge crash in practice which sidelined both himself and Jonny Gillespie for the evening. The opener was all about Curtis Greer, who pulled clear to record the win over World Champion Stevie McNiece and Ed Davis. After Gareth Bevan initially led heat two, it looked as though things were about to fall Greer's way once again, only for him to hit trouble late on. Shane McMillan grabbed the opportunity with both hands and took the victory over Greer and Bobbie Johnston.
Bevan and Ryan Murphy both had turns out front in the final, but most attention was focussed on a squabbling McNiece and Jonny Cardwell. Cardwell found a way past McNiece, and despite the duo circulating together for the remainder of the distance, it was Cardwell who took the flag. After a lengthy Stewards Enquiry the manner of the pass on McNiece was called into question, with Cardwell docked two places to third and the victory handed to McNiece. Murphy inherited the runner up slot after a very closely fought contest indeed.

Once again the Junior Productions contested three superbly competitive races, the first of which was led off by Josh Rodgers. Behind Josh, Adam McFall and Ben Bruce were having a great battle for second, and when McFall established himself ahead he chased down the leader to take the win over Bruce and Drew McKeown. Rodgers again led heat two before losing out to a fast moving Graham Meek. As Meek took the win, McFall again caught the eye with a great drive to second with McKeown again in third.
Adam Weir was the first to challenge Rodgers' early lead in the final, until they were called to a halt when Matthew Nicholl and Gareth Halliday tangled on turn one. At the resumption of hostilities Weir quickly made the lead his own, storming home to another great final win over McFall and Rodgers, after Meek and Bruce had clashed on the last lap.

An improved turnout of Reliant Robins saw the opener fall to Irish Champion John Stewart over returnee Mark Abram and Neil Martin, before another returning driver, Sammy Graham, took over to take the win in both heat two and the final. Martin nipped past a rolling Abram to grab second in heat two, before Abram and Martin chased Graham home in the final.
Added: 07/05/17

In our first big points update of the 2017 season, a number of new gradings have been published.

In the Stock Rods Jonny Cardwell holds the early lead in the Maxwell Freight Services NI Points Championship, whilst opening round winner Victor McAfee tops the chart in the MR Fabrications Challenge Series. Derek McMillan sits on top of the World Championship qualifying chart which finishes after this weekend's meeting.

In the ProStocks, Irish Champion Dan Shannon tops the RRE Recovery NI Points Championship table ahead of novice Joe Largey and British Champion Steven Haugh. Largey and Jamie McCann have had sensational starts to their oval racing careers, but grading rules only see them move to the blue grade as a driver can only rise two grades per period. Largey also leads the McElmeel Mobility Services Supreme Series points after the opening round, ahead of Del McLaughlin.

In the Ninja Karts, Aaron Ward sits on top of the ASC Cars NI Points Championship after a great start to the season, with Brandon Litter and Daniel Stewart impressing in second and third.

Finally, in the National Hot Rods Derek Martin continues to lead Hankook Performance Tyres World Series NI, but the Cirrus Plastics 2017 DMC Points Championship sees Mark Heatrick hit top spot after his excellent outing last weekend.

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: 04/05/17

An updated version of the Ninja Kart rules, regarding the roll cage, has been added to our website.

These rules are effective immediately, and all teams should make sure their Karts conform.


Added: 04/05/17

A fantastic May Day Bank Holiday at Aghadowey Oval on Monday afternoon saw some excellent racing in front of a healthy crowd of race fans. They were treated to a five formula spectacular of short oval racing, culminating with an All-Star Caravan Destruction Derby. On track there were King of Aghadowey title wins for Glenavy's Dan Shannon in the ProStocks and welcome Scottish visitor Charlie Hardie in the Ninja Karts. Thomas Dilly was the victor in the latest round of the Classic Hot Rods NI Series, with the other feature race wins falling to Lee Davison (Superstox) and Graham Young (Thunder Rods). An outstanding Caravan Derby fell to Coagh's Dessie Dallas.

An excellent field of ProStocks were joined by Scottish duo Paul Barron and Jason McAlpine for the 2017 King of Aghadowey. Jordan McCann led the opening heat away, pulling clear to record the win over a squabbling British Champion Steven Haugh and Jamie McCann. The reverse grid second encounter fell to Irish Champion Dan Shannon, which netted him pole spot for the King of Aghadowey final. Stephen Boyd and Mark McLaughlin chased him home.
The first attempt to get the final going didn't get far when Robbie Wright got stranded on turn four, and at the resumption Shannon quickly stamped his authority on things to pull clear. There was frantic action right down the pack as they all jostled for position, until a late race caution was called for an incident with just two laps remaining. Shannon had the advantage of a backmarker between himself and Adam White for the restart, and the Irish Champion pulled clear to lift the King of Aghadowey crown, ahead of White and William McFaul.

Scottish stars Charlie Hardie, Scott Allardyce and Lennon Grant joined the local starlets for the Ninja Karts King of Aghadowey. The opening graded heat saw recent newcomer Max Hobson take an early lead, before a stoppage following a monumental home straight rollover for Curtis McConkey from which he thankfully escaped unscathed. Early leader Lacey Bevan was relegated by fast charging star man Corey Stirling at the resumption, and he took the win over Aaron Ward and Daniel Stewart. Ryan Berry and Max Hobson had turns out front in heat two, before Brandon Litter took up the running. He was challenged late on by the impressive Stirling, but Brandon was able to hang on out front and he took a well deserved win over Stirling and Sam Percy.
The final paired Stirling and defending champion Hardie on the front row, with Stewart and Percy next up whilst it was great to see McConkey back on track after his earlier spill. The front row duo were never far apart, and were joined in the fight out front by Ward as the race progressed. It was a thrilling encounter from the youngsters, and Hardie got some breathing space as Stirling and Ward slowed each other up. Stirling got a second wind and came back as the laps dwindled down, but Hardie was well in control as he took the flag and the King of Aghadowey crown for the second year running. Stirling, Ward, Grant and Litter rounded out the places.

A very encouraging field of Superstox assembled for their first Aghadowey outing of the season, with Cyril Hawe the early pacesetter in the opening heat. He eventually lost out to Keith McAreavey who took the win over the impressive Stephen Stewart and Hawe. Heat two saw an excellent win for Neil Davison, who relegated Hawe on lap six and pressed ahead to take the chequered flag. Sean Mark, McAreavey and Irish Champion Denver Grattan filled out the places.
The clutch start final saw Hawe lead them away again, becoming involved in a great battle with Mark for the lead. Mark went ahead with Gregg Hyndman giving chase before the yellows came out for Hawe in the Brow Trout Bend wall, a move which earned Davison a disqualification. There was another caution period a few laps later when second man Hyndman went out on the pit bend along with Andrew Morrow. By now star grader Lee Davison was ahead, and he reeled off the remaining laps to take the victory over Gary Chambers and Stewart.

The local Classic Hot Rods were joined by Scottish star Trevor Harris for the second round of the Dilly Roofing Supplies NI Series, with Trevor fresh from an outing at Northampton on Saturday evening. Harris led them away in the opener, before losing out to fast charging Jeff Richardson who went on to claim the win over Clive Richardson and Harris. Richardson recorded another win in heat two, this time relegating Harris at mid distance to head home Clive and Thomas Dilly.
Jeff Richardson went out early in the final leaving the door open for Anthony Morgan to take up the running once he had demoted Harris. Dilly and Clive Richardson soon powered past to the front, with Thomas using every trick in his repertoire to hold off Clive's advances right to the flag. Thomas then made a superb gesture by donating the new race tyre for the final winner to long distance traveller Harris.

Newcomers Oisin McLaughlin and Hugh Watson joined the four strong novice grade in an excellent turnout of Thunder Rods, where Graham Young powered home to the opening heat win over Jason Darragh and John Goligher in a race littered with caution periods and some over anxious driving. Daniel Rodgers had retired early in heat one, but he made amends by slicing through the field to the win in heat two over Robert McIlroy and Goligher.
The final saw a huge battle between McIlroy, Samuel Montgomery, Davey Wilson and more in the pack, whilst novice McLaughlin drove a great race to lead most of the way on his first ever outing. Just when a dream debut looked on the cards, he succumbed to the pressure late on which allowed Young through for his second win of the day and a rise to the blue grade for the next meeting. Behind a delighted Graham, McLaughlin and Goligher filled the podium positions.

A fantastic All Star Caravan Destruction Derby ended the day's entertainment, with National Hot Rod World Champions Glenn Bell and Adam Maxwell being joined by former Lightning Rods World Champion Scott Cochrane on the grid. All hell broke out right from the off, providing excellent entertainment for the fans. 2.0 Hot Rods ace Allen Cherry impressed along with ProStocks ace William McFaul, the latter of whom was left dangling in the air at a time whilst still joined to his upturned caravan! It came down to a battle between Dessie Dallas, Maxwell and Cochrane, with Dallas taking the win as last car moving to keep up the great family tradition in the Caravan Derbies.
Added: 01/05/17

Portadown's Mark Heatrick had an excellent evening at Tullyroan Oval on Saturday, as he took a heat and final double in the tenth round of the National Hot Rods World Series NI. The racing was fast and furious across all five classes on show, with the other feature race wins at the LMC Trade Sales of Dungannon sponsored event falling to Victor McAfee (Stock Rods), Feargal McNally (2.0 Hot Rods), Mark Overend (Lightning Rods) and Adam McFall (Junior Productions).

A superb entry of twenty one cars came under starters orders for the tenth round of the Hankook Performance Tyres World Series NI for National Hot Rods. Ballymena's Philip McCloy set the early pace from the front of the grid in heat one, before losing out to Ben McKee. Mark Heatrick meanwhile was taking advantage of his generous yellow grading for the evening and quickly hauled himself on terms with the leader, slipping past to the lead and the win during the closing stages. Mark's nephew Adam Heatrick came through for a solid second ahead of McKee and returnee Nigel McCauley, whilst a sublime outside pass on Gary Wilson netted fifth for National and British Champion Adam Hylands. McKee hit the front from the off in heat two, and with McCauley and M Heatrick battling over second Ben was able to reel off the laps to take a well deserved victory. McCauley, M Heatrick and Hylands filled out the places.
M Heatrick qualified on pole position for the final, with McKee alongside and McCauley and A Heatrick claiming the second row. The Heatrick's quickly established themselves out front, with Mark edging clear of Adam, the latter also attracting a warning from Race Control for the manner in which he demoted McCauley early on. Hylands was soon on the chase and began challenging A Heatrick's second spot, but he lost out to a fast charging Derek Martin. Martin superbly made it through to second on the outside line, but M Heatrick was too far down the road and he duly took the chequered flag after a polished performance. Martin, Hylands and McKee filled the other premier positions after A Heatrick was dropped to fifth by the Stewards for his earlier misdemeanour.

The opening round of the MR Fabrications Challenge series was up for grabs for the Stock Rods, with the field bolstered by welcome Republic of Ireland visitor Paddy O'Dwyer. Ryan Murphy was the first to show in the opening heat, chased by Owen McGrath and Ballymena stalwart Victor McAfee. Victor calmly moved through to second, before executing a superb outside pass on the leader on the last lap to snatch a sensational victory over Murphy and McGrath. Tipperary based McGrath celebrated his first meeting as a DMC Race Promotions registered driver with a faultless win in heat two, with McAfee this time having to settle for second ahead of Murphy, as the star grade drivers again failed to make any impact on the top positions.
McAfee and McGrath shared the front row for the final, and Victor slotted ahead at the second time of asking after a messy initial getaway. McGrath kept McAfee honest right throughout an enthralling contest, but the Ballymena man held on to record a very popular win, for which he received a new Yokohama race tyre courtesy of the series sponsors, MR Fabrications. McGrath held on to second, ahead of World Champion Stevie McNiece in third.

A slightly depleted field of 2.0 Hot Rods took to the track, with some drivers still effecting repairs after their monumental crash at the previous meeting. Joining in the action notably was a return to racing for former World Champion Andy Best. Sean Dynes stamped his authority all over the opening heat, leading from start to finish to take the flag. Aaron Beattie was fighting a rearguard battle in second against Feargal McNally, only for Ryan McClure to pull off a great move to swoop around both to a creditable second ahead of McNally and European Champion Stephen Emerson. Beattie set the pace in heat two, once again losing out to McClure, who fought the long way around the outside once again. Ryan took a very impressive victory over McNally and Stuart Cochrane.
Beattie again led the way early in the final, but was soon under some pressure from McNally for the lead. The slightest slip allowed Feargal a run down Beattie's inside at half distance, and he duly accepted a lead he wouldn't lose all the way home. Cochrane took a morale boosting second ahead of McClure and Allen Cherry.

Adam McCann was the first to show at the start of the opening Lightning Rods heat, before he lost out to a fast moving Stephen Hollywood. As Hollywood stretched clear at the front to take the win, novice grader Mark Overend impressed in second ahead of Ally Neill and hard charging World Champion Gary Beggs. McCann was again the early pacesetter in the second heat, before the race was brought under caution with Jordan Rochford embedded in the turn one wall. Former World Champ Scott Cochrane wasted little time in hitting the front on the restart, taking a well executed win over Neill and Irish Champion Richard Stewart.
Overend quickly demoted fellow white grader McCann in the final, hitting the front and pulling clear of Neill in second and a star graded train headed by Mark Corry. The pursuers inched ever closer to Overend as the race progressed, but Mark underlined his recent upturn in form by holding on all the way home for his first ever feature race victory. Neill, Corry and British Champion Rochford chased him over the line.

The young stars of the Junior Productions were competing in the opening round of their 2ke Engineering Young Guns Series, with Ben Bruce another to cement his recent good run with an excellent win in the first heat ahead of Sam McNeice and Graham Meek. Bruce repeated the dose in the second heat, taking another fine win to earn himself a rise to the blue grade for the next meeting. McNeice and star man Drew McKeown were next home.
Aggregate points from the heats determined the starting line up for the final, with Bruce and McNeice heading the grid in front of McKeown and Meek. Bruce took up the running with McKeown for very close company in second. Bruce then got brushed aside out onto the back straight, with McKeown racing clear to take the chequered flag. Drew unfortunately though was docked two places for the contact on Bruce, which elevated Adam McFall to victory lane and a nice Racemart voucher courtesy of the series sponsors 2ke Engineering to go with the silverware. Meek inherited second ahead of the demoted McKeown.
Added: 30/04/17

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