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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
Aghadowey Oval
26/12/2018 @ 2pm

BOXING DAY BASH!
The Spectacular Caravan Destruction Derby!!
Reliant Robins 2018 Irish Championship
u1800cc Back To Basics Bangers

also Lightning Rods, Stock Rods, Ninja Karts & Thunder Rods

Tullyroan Oval
30/12/2018 @ 2pm

Festive Frenzy!
Big Van Bangers 'Van-dalism 2018'

plus Superstox, ProStocks, Junior Productions
& Rookie Bangers

Aghadowey Oval
23/2/2019 @ 5pm

WINTER WARMER!
u1800 Back To Basics Bangers Winter Challenge

2.0 Hot Rods
Lightning Rods
Stock Rods
Thunder Rods


 

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Latest News
Hoosier UK will be in attendance next weekend (Sept 22/23rd) at our Superstox World Final/National Hot Rods British Championship Speedweekend.

Anyone who requires tyres should ring and pre-order them on 01293 863579 by Wednesday 19th if possible, as this will allow Andy and Looby to plan their stock for the weekend.

Added: 13/09/18

The latest points for Rookie Bangers and 2.0 Hot Rods are now available online.

After the final Rookie Bangers meeting of the season, Conor Finegan has clinched the 2017/18 DMC Points Championship. With three places in the World Final at Ipswich in November allocated to DMC Race Promotions, Conor will be joined on the grid for the big race by Stephen Murray and David Mooney who finished second and third in the standings. Congratulations to all three at the end of a very successful season for the Rookie Bangers.

In the 2.0 Hot Rods, British Champion Stuart Cochrane tops the Racemart NI Points Championship as he seeks to defend the title he won last season. European Champion Adam Hylands lies second with Adam Best in third spot. After just three meetings of the 2019 World Championship qualifying trail, recent newcomer to the formula Conor Hughes top the table ahead of Pat Casey and Brian Cherry.

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, where applicable, their correct grading 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: 10/09/18

Constant drizzle during the meeting didn’t deter the drivers from providing some excellent racing at Aghadowey Oval on Saturday evening. The headline event was the Irish Teams Championship for the Rookie Bangers which fell the way of Dublin based Team Sour A after three consistent points scoring races, with their Team Sour B ace Matthew McKinstry taking a heat and final double. Lurgan’s Graham Meek was victorious in the King of Aghadowey for the Junior Productions, whilst the same title went the way of Coleraine’s Adam White in the ProStocks. Other final wins at the JP Joinery and Building Contractor sponsored meeting fell the way of Conor Hughes from Antrim in the 2.0 Hot Rods and Banbridge driver Jonny Teggart in the Thunder Rods.

An excellent field of Rookie Bangers took to the circuit for their first ever Irish Teams Championship, with action all around the slippery raceway from the first green flag. Matthew McKinstry quickly hit the front in the opener to race clear for a fine win over Paul O’Connor and Ger O’Beirne. There were spinners and crunches galore, with a repeat in the second heat which saw Conor Finegan from Batman Spinners A take the victory. There were a couple of stoppages in this one, the first for a huge crash between Jack Murray and O’Connor, and another for a loose wheel on the circuit. Josh McKinstry came through for second ahead of Eugene Cadden.
There was trouble for Josh McKinstry at the start of the final as he had a huge coming together with the wall, before early leader Cadden lost a wheel to bring about a second stoppage. At the resumption Matthew McKinstry stamped his authority all over the race, racing clear and lapping the whole field on his way to a dominant victory over O’Beirne and David Mooney. Once the points had been calculated Team Sour A of O’Connor, Deano McGrath and O’Beirne were crowned Irish Teams Champions ahead of Batman Spinners A and Team Chancers.

The young aces of the Junior Productions were contesting the King of Aghadowey title, with the opening heat seeing a clear win for Graham Meek. A huge battle for second ended in tears, with Drew McKeown in the wall and Adam McFall excluded for his part in the mess. Sam McNiece and Callum Magill completed the top three. McFall bounced back in some style to win the second heat ahead of Matthew Nicholl and James Stewart.
In the final Meek led Nicholl early on, with McFall driving a great race from down the grid to eventually arrive on the tail of leader Meek. Adam tried every trick in the book to get past, but when he did he caught the eye of the Stewards as he made contact with Meek in doing so. McFall took the chequered flag but was docked two places for his misdemeanour, handing the King of Aghadowey crown to a delighted Meek. Nicholl inherited second ahead of the demoted McFall with Magill and Aaron Ward next up.

Once again the Thunder Rods produced a very healthy field, with newcomer Jonny Teggart leading them away from the novice grade. A mid race caution period wiped out his early lead, but he held on to take the win on his debut despite the efforts of placemen Joshua McMullan and Johnny Pollock. Teggart again led heat two early on, but he lost out with five laps to go to meeting sponsor Pollock, who went on to record a very pleasing win over Lee McCloy and Davy Gurney.
The final saw Teggart break free out front, this time with McMullan chasing hard as a huge battle developed for third. McMullan challenged Teggart hard late on for the win, getting alongside and just losing out by a matter of inches on the run to the flag. Teggart was great value for his heat and final double which earns him a rise in grade for the next meeting, with David Wilson driving a creditable race on the outside line to snatch third behind McMullan, with Pollock in fourth.

Thomas Morrison led the opening exchanges of the opening 2.0 Hot Rods heat before losing out to long distance traveller Pat Casey, but it was British Champion Stuart Cochrane who smartly found the outside groove to race past to the victory. Ryan McClure and Conor Hughes filled the top three after Gary Wilson was docked from second for contact. Brian Cherry led heat two until half distance, before Wilson found a way past to record the win in some style ahead of Cochrane and McClure.
Cherry and Casey disputed the lead in the final, before Casey edged clear with Conor Hughes chasing hard. Grip was at a premium as the drivers scrabbled for grip on the wet surface, with Hughes notably getting very sideways on a number of occasions as he looked for a way past the leader. The former BriSCA F2 superstar eventually hit the front, and pulled clear to record his first feature race win in the 2.0 Hot Rods after a fine drive. Casey was great value as he held on for second ahead of Wilson and Cochrane.

Coleraine’s Adam White went through the programme unbeaten as he raced to both heats and the King of Aghadowey final win in the ProStocks. In the opener it took a last bend hit on long time leader Dylan Booth for Adam to hit the front, whilst heat two was a much less complicated affair for White as he led home British and Irish Champion Dan Shannon.
The closed grid final brought the others right onto White’s tail from the first green flag, but the former British Champion was on fine form as he edged clear once again to land the King of Aghadowey title ahead of Steven Haugh and Shannon.

Many thanks to our meeting sponsors, JP Joinery & Building Contractor, Tel: 07811 414845
Added: 09/09/18

Latest points standings for the following formulas have now been updated - Superstox, 1300 Stock Cars, National Hot Rods, ProStocks & Ninja Karts.

The final World Championship qualifying round for the Superstox has now been completed ahead of the big race at Tullyroan Oval later this month. Congratulations to Lee Davison who came out on top and will now draw for pole position in the World Final with the points champions from England and Scotland. This chart will give the DMC qualifiers and their prospective grid positions for the Championship of the World race. In the NIOvalTV Series, there is a surprise leader after Round 2, Scottish racer Chris Hay!

The 1300 Stock Cars have also now completed their World Championship qualification ahead of the World Final at Northampton. Congratulations to Robbie Wright who came out on top of the year long battle. In the Autoweld NI Points Championship, Wright continues to lead the way after the latest regrading, ahead of Nicky Lowry and Josh McKinstry.

After Saturday's meeting at Tullyroan Oval, the latest Cirrus Plastics DMC Race Promotions Championship points table for National Hot Rods sees Glenn Bell hit the top of the chart ahead of Shane Murray and Adam Hylands.

In the ProStocks Ryan Wright Signs NI Points Championship, there is a close battle between leader Dan Shannon and Joe Largey, whilst in the ASC Cars NI Points Championship for Ninja Karts Max Hobson now tops the tree ahead of Lacey Bevan and Lauren Berry. This Ninja Karts chart will also form the grid for the Irish Championship at Aghadowey Oval at the end of September.

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, where applicable, their correct grading 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: 03/09/18

Portadown’s Gary Woolsey was the toast of Tullyroan Oval on Saturday night when he scooped the honours in Round 4 of the Simpson Race Exhausts World Series NI for National Hot Rods. On an evening when the perfect conditions led to some fast, thrilling racing, fellow Portadown ace Jordan Rochford took victory in the Grand Final of the Lightning Rods 2ke Engineering Challenge Series, and Glenavy’s Dan Shannon stormed home to win the McElmeel Mobility Services Supreme Series for ProStocks. The other feature race wins at the McElmeel Mobility Group meeting fell to Stephen Stewart in the Superstox and young Max Hobson who completed a hat-trick to win the Ninja Karts Tullyroan Challenge Cup.

Seventeen National Hot Rods came to grid for the fourth round of Simpson Race Exhausts World Series NI, with the locals joined by English Series regular Bradley Dynes who was making a welcome trip back to his old stomping ground. Kenny McCann and Andrew Stewart disputed the early heat one lead, before losing out to Podge McQuaid. He though had no answer to the flying Shane Murray who stormed past to take the win over Carl Sloan and Keith Martin. Stewart went out front in heat two, with Simon Kennedy this time chasing hard in second. Gary Woolsey was making strides towards the front, relegating Kennedy to go second and bearing down on Stewart as the laps dwindled down. Stewart held on though for the win, with Woolsey and Kennedy completing the top three.
Murray had annexed pole position for the final, and quickly settled in to the lead ahead of Woolsey and Ulster Champion Glenn Bell. However only five laps in Murray ground to a halt on the Annaghmore Bend with mechanical issues, gifting the lead to Woolsey. Gary spent the rest of the race under pressure from Bell, but he was equal to it all and took the chequered flag to record a satisfying win. Bell, Derek Martin and Sloan were next home ahead of NI Champion Adam Hylands after what was a very fraught race in the midst of the pack.

The Lightning Rods contested two more qualifying heats before the Grand Final of the 2ke Engineering Challenge Series, with last week’s final winner Dermot Tynan the first to show in the opening heat before losing out to Dylan McCann. The whole pack closed together as they headed into the final laps, with Martin O’Flaherty looking around the outside of the leader and Stephen Hollywood trying to get inside him at the same time! Hollywood and McCann tripped over each other which opened the way for O’Flaherty to claim the win, his first since rejoining the formula only a few weeks ago having been working abroad for some time. Tim Hazlett and Ricky Shaw completed the top three. Tynan again led for much of the second heat, with Vince Litter this time chasing him hard as they raced towards the chequered flag. Litter got a superb run on the outside line on the final lap, just pipping Tynan by the closest of margins to take the win, with Jordan Rochford in third.
The 2ke Engineering Challenge Series Grand Final was lined up on aggregate points from across the series, which handed Rochford pole position ahead of Mark Corry and Shaw. Rochford quickly stamped his authority on proceedings and pulled clear, as a huge scrap developed for second between Corry, Hazlett and Shaw. Corry was fighting a great rearguard action to keep the rest at bay, and even attracted attention from Race Control to tidy his racing line. Shaw took the bull by the horns and went for a great outside run over the final two laps, just failing to grab second by the slenderest of margins. Rochford meanwhile was well down the road, claiming an utterly dominant series win by some distance after a sublime performance. He took the trophy and two race tyres courtesy of the series sponsors, with Corry and Shaw completing the podium.

Welcome Scottish visitor Chris Hay joined the healthy grid of local Superstox for the second round of the NIOvalTV Series, and their final outing before the World Championship is staged at Tullyroan later in the month. Paddy Murphy set the pace from the white grade in the opening heat, leading until well after half distance when Portadown’s Stephen Stewart zipped past to take the victory
over Cyril Hawe and Keith McAreavey. Murphy and fellow white grader Brian Lammey held sway out front for some time in the second heat, before this time star man Lee Davison hit the front late on. Lee even survived a late race caution to take the win over Stewart and Kyle Beattie.
McAreavey led the feature final for some distance, with Stewart and Davison closing in late on to set up a grandstand finish. Davison hit trouble and retired with just five laps to go, leaving the way clear for Stewart to hit the front and take a decisive victory and earn himself a rise to the red grade for the next meeting. McAreavey was great value in second ahead of Sean Mark in third.

The ProStocks were contesting the Grand Final of the McElmeel Mobility Services Supreme Series, and Bushmills man Dylan Booth took the flag in the opener before being excluded in post race scrutineering for a minor technical infringement. That handed the win to British Champion Dan Shannon over Norman Purdy, before Booth righted his wrong by taking victory in heat two. This time there were no drama at the post race checks, and he held onto the win ahead of Purdy and Steven Haugh.
Joe Largey and Shannon shared the front row for the final courtesy of the aggregate series points scoring, with Largey breaking clear early on before being reeled in by Shannon and Haugh. They both quickly found a way past before Largey spun out of contention. Shannon held on to record yet another title win and with it two new tyres from the series sponsors, with Haugh a gallant runner up. William McFaul claimed third after being caught up in a last lap melee that saw Mark McLaughlin and Purdy lose out.

The Ninja Karts Tullyroan Challenge Cup was dominated by young Portadown starlet Max Hobson as he claimed victory in both heats and the final. Leyton Hughes and Lexi Crooks contested the lead in the opening heat, before Hobson arrived from the red grade to slip around the outside to take the win over Hughes and Crooks. Lauren Berry was chasing hard after Hughes and Crooks in heat two, but neither of the three had an answer to Hobson’s pace as he again roared by to take the win over Berry and Lacey Bevan.
From pole position Hobson was never challenged in the Tullyroan Challenge Cup final, that despite losing the lead off the line to Berry. As Hobson made the race his own with a dominant performance Bevan made a great outside pass on Berry nearing the end to take a very creditable second spot, with Lauren completing the podium in third.
Photos with thanks to John Wolsey
Added: 02/09/18

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