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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
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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Portadown star Nigel Jackson made his first appearance of the season at Aghadowey Oval last Saturday night, and sensationally landed the Lightning Rods King of Aghadowey title! Gareth Robinson from Cullybackey was also a King of Aghadowey winner in the Thunder Rods, whilst other feature race wins at the meeting, sponsored by Faulkner Plumbing & Heating of Portstewart, were Chris McArdle (Superstox), Adam White (ProStocks) and Trevor Farrell (Rookie Bangers).

Former World Champion Scott Cochrane got the jump early on in the opening Lightning Rods heat, making full use of the wide outside line on a very slippery track to gain an advantage that would ultimately land him the win. Ricky Shaw got the better of Irish Champion Richard Stewart to grab second as the cars tiptoed around on a wet track that was also awash with oil from a previous race. Returnee Nigel Jackson got back to winning ways in heat two after relegating early pacesetter Mark McCambridge, Nigel taking the win over McCambridge and European Champion Jordan Rochford.
With Jackson and Cochrane tied on points, it was Nigel who won the toss to land pole position for the King of Aghadowey final. As Jackson settled into the lead, Cochrane got relegated on the tough outside groove which allowed Rochford and Shaw through on the inside. But this one was all about Jackson, Nigel signalling his return to the fold with a super win ahead of Rochford and Cochrane.

The circuit for the opening Thunder Rods heat was very slippery indeed after the earlier oil deposit, but it was Gareth Robinson who coped best to charge through to a clear win. John Goligher was showing very well too from towards the rear of the line up, with second place his reward for a great effort. Goligher made no mistake in the second qualifier, taking a clear win ahead of his son Josh with Davy Wilson in third.
John Goligher and Robinson shared the front row for the King of Aghadowey final, with Wilson and an impressive Steven Elder on row two. Robinson made the best get away, but took his life in his hands by chopping hard across the bows of Goligher to snatch the lead. They both survived what could have been a nasty moment, with Robinson then edging clear and Wilson moving into second. As the laps dwindled away the leader encountered some heavy traffic which allowed Wilson to close, but Gareth had all under control to race home to the King of Aghadowey crown, and this time thankfully with no dramas in post race scrutineering!. Wilson and Irish Champion Samuel Montgomery filled out the podium places.

David Beattie led the opening Superstox heat away, with the whole field soon slowed to a crawl as Cyril Hawe's motor deposited all its oil on an already wet track! Beattie went out and Chris McArdle went ahead, but he was knocked from the lead by a flying Lee Davison who was coping admirably with some of the worst track conditions seen in many years. Behind Davison, Gary Grattan and Sean mark filled the top places. Things were slightly better for heat two, with McArdle this time making no mistake to land the victory, despite Denver Grattan closing late on.
McArdle worked his way past his fellow yellow graders to hit the front early in the final to build an impressive lead, and despite the hard charging Grattan brothers making advances as the race progressed Chris was able to hang on for the silverware. His heat and final brace of wins also earn him a rise to the blue grade for the next meeting.

The new car of Dylan Booth made the running for much of the opening ProStocks heat, before being punted aside on the final bend by British Champion Adam White. Adam took the win in some style ahead of Booth and Dan Shannon. Heat two was all about Norman Purdy, the Ballybogey man charging ahead to take the win over Karl Smyth and Mark McLaughlin.
Booth got himself out front again in the feature race final, but was unfortunately disqualified for health and safety reasons due to a damaged bumper on his car. Purdy took up the running but had no answer when White came calling, Adam scything past to complete his double for the evening. Steven Haugh and Smyth filled out the podium places.

A smaller than usual field of Rookie Bangers contested their final World Championship qualifier, but they produced three thrilling races. Sammy Fisher took the lead in heat one but was spun out by the might of Team Sour, which allowed Paul O'Connor to take the win ahead of Deano McGrath. Fisher came back in style to win heat two after despatching McGrath from the top spot.
The final was their best race of the evening, and it was Trevor Farrell who held on despite all manner of efforts to remove him from the top spot. He took the winner's trophy ahead of Fisher and O'Connor.
Pics by John Wolsey
Added: 18/09/17

The latest points chart for the Thunder Rods is now available after their excellent meeting at Tullyroan Oval at the weekend.

Reigning Irish and NI Points Champion Samuel Montgomery leads the way at the top of the standings in the 2017 Norman Purdy & Sons NI Points Championship. Chasing hard on his heels are Andrew McLean and David Wilson, with Daniel Rodgers and Gareth Robinson next up. The Thunder Rods are back in action this Saturday night at Aghadowey Oval.

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: 11/09/17

Less than a week after capturing the Leslie Dallas Memorial Trophy in the National Hot Rods, Portadown's Glenn Bell claimed victory in the Lee Cherry Memorial Trophy for the 2.0 Hot Rods at Tullyroan Oval on Saturday night. All five formulas on show at the Greers Volvo sponsored meeting produced some excellent racing, with Calvin Blake (1300 Stock Cars), Davy Wilson (Thunder Rods), Jonny Cardwell (Stock Rods) and Daniel Stewart (Ninja Karts) the other feature race winners.

The second running of the magnificent Lee Cherry Memorial Trophy, held in memory of the much missed former racer, was the prize on offer for the 2.0 Hot Rods. Dungannon ace Adam Best got a great run on the outside line to wrestle the lead from pole sitter Feargal McNally in the opening heat, Adam going on to claim victory as McNally just held off a spirited challenge from Stephen Emerson for second. The reversed grid second heat saw former World Champion Adam Hylands take up the running on his return to the class, before a caution period when Emerson deposited fluid all over the Tullyroan end. Hylands then made an uncharacteristic slip on the tricky track at the resumption, allowing defending title holder Allen Cherry to nip past for the win over Glenn Bell and Best.
Best set off in the lead in the final, with Bell immediately trying every trick in his repertoire to get past. He drew alongside a number of times, before a caution period when McNally had a huge crash on the Annaghmore Bend. Best led them away as an absolutely terrific scrap resumed, before Best hit electrical trouble and dropped off the pace. Bell inherited the lead and took a well earned victory over Emerson and Stuart Cochrane.

The all action 1300 Stock Cars were contesting the Grand Final of the Ryan Wright Signs Iron Man Series, with Gracehill's Peter Greer racing clear of the bumper action behind him to take the opener over Jon McQuillan, the latter having survived a last bend attack. Greer repeated the dose in heat two, relieving a returning Tommy McCrory Senior of the lead to again lead McQuillan home. The closed grid final based on points scored across the series saw McQuillan hit the front early on as polesitter Michael Logan got punted aside. Irish Champion Ivan Elliott was slowly reeling in the leader, and all the while Calvin Blake and Greer were closing fast too. A grandstand finish looked odds on, with Elliott diving in with the bumper into the final bend. He only succeeded in taking both himself and McQuillan out of the race, opening the way for Blake to race through for the biggest win of his career. As Calvin took the well deserved honours, Greer and Willie Stewart followed him over the line with all three receiving tyres and trophies courtesy of the series and meeting sponsors.

One of the biggest fields of the season graced the Tullyroan circuit for the Thunder Rods Tullyroan Challenge Cup, the usually Aghadowey-based class enjoying their first outing of the year at DMC Race Promotions Co Tyrone venue. Heat One saw Ballymena's Daniel Rodgers take an impressive win, even surviving a mid race caution for debris to lead home Londonderry's Johnny Pollock and Cullybackey's Davy Wilson. Irish Champion Samuel Montgomery from Limavady was the star of heat two, racing clear to take the chequered flag over Ryan Campbell and Wilson.
Wilson's consistency saw him on pole position for the Tullyroan Challenge Cup final, with Montgomery alongside on the front row. After some frantic opening laps, Wilson held sway at the front over fellow Cullybackey man Gareth Robinson and Graham Young. Montgomery got the better of Young to go third, but the destination of the title was to be fought out between Wilson and Robinson. Gareth tried every trick in the book to unseat the leader, but Wilson was equal to his every move and took the honours after a great night's racing. Robinson and Montgomery filled the podium.

Arguably the stars of what was a great meeting were the Stock Rods, with Stuart Agnew leading the way early on in all three of their races. The former ProStocks World Cup Champion is adapting to his new surroundings very quickly indeed, holding a resolute inside line and inviting the rest to find a way past. The opening heat quickly turned into a huge scrap for the lead, with Ballymena stalwart Victor McAfee producing a great run right around the difficult outside line to grab a superb win over Shane McMillan and former World Champ Stevie McNiece. Heat two saw Ben McCully sparkle as he was the man to lift the honours after another great race, leading home Jonny Cardwell and McNiece.
If the two heats were great, the final was nothing short of amazing, with Agnew again the man out front early on. By half distance the pack were on him, and it was Cardwell who spent lap after lap on the outside before slipping ahead to the lead. If the fans thought that was it over they were badly mistaken, as Shane McMillan came on a charge right around the outside to go second and quickly challenge Cardwell for the lead. Despite Shane getting alongside, it was Cardwell who took the win by a fraction, with World Champion Marc Morrell also getting a great outside line burst to grab third over Derek McMillan.

The young stars in the Ninja Karts completed the programme, with Lauren Berry driving really well to lead the opening heat until almost half distance. She unfortunately then had a spin on the back straight, opening the way for Max Hobson to take a great win over Daniel Stewart and Stewart Hanna. Berry again impressed in heat two, before once again Hobson rushed by to take up the running. He had no answer to the flying Stewart though, the Portadown lad sweeping past to take the win in some style over Hobson and Corey Stirling.
In the final Berry led for the opening six laps, before once again being challenged by Hobson. As they tussled for the lead, Stewart was catching fast from the rear of the grid, Daniel slipping past both frontrunners in one fell swoop to race home to the Greers Volvo sponsored trophy. Stirling came through for second at the flag ahead of Hobson and Hanna.
Added: 10/09/17

Ballinderry's John Christie was victorious in a closely contested National Hot Rods British Championship staged at the Tullyroan Oval Speedweekend, John thus completing a career grand slam of all four major championship wins in the formula. The other major championship victory of the weekend fell to England's Jordan Aylward, who was crowned Superstox European Champion, whilst Scotland's Kenny Purdie claimed victory in the Classic Hot Rods Irish Open Championship.

A cosmopolitan entry from all corners of the British Isles contested the Dilly Roofing Supplies National Hot Rods British Championship, and it was John Christie who drew first blood with a decisive victory in the opening heat from pole position. World and National Champion Chris Haird took second ahead of Adam Heatrick in third in a race blighted by incidents and penalties. Heat two saw English based Co Armagh native Bradley Dynes take the initial lead, but he was helpless to hold off a flying Robert McDonald, with the Scotsman pulling off a superb pass around the outside to take a sublime victory.
Christie and Heatrick shared the front row for the British Championship decider, with John soon settling ahead out front with Haird in tow. Throughout the race Christie was equal to Haird's advances, even withstanding a late charge from the World Champion when he pulled himself right alongside the lead car. Christie duly took the chequers to claim a faultless victory and his career Grand Slam of all the major titles. Behind worthy runner up Haird, Heatrick claimed third despite late pressure from Jaimie McCurdy.
A reversed grid British Revenge race saw an excellent win for Glenn Bell ahead of Derek Martin, before the same duo started the coveted Leslie Dallas Memorial Trophy race from the front of the grid. Once again Bell was the class of the field, racing clear to take his third win in the event in the past four years, and also claim the spoils for the Ulster round of the Cele Services Four Nations Cup.

A huge field of 33 Superstox came under starters orders for their Mk2 Escort Shells & Spares sponsored European Championship with the field led away by local aces Gary Chambers and Gary Grattan. At the green flag there was action galore all around the raceway, with Chambers being dispatched in some style where he was joined by World Champion Jason Cooper. Grattan took the lead ahead of Lincolnshire's Jordan Aylward, but the English ace soon swooped ahead despite numerous caution periods as the action continued apace. Aylward swept home to his first major championship triumph after a great drive, taking the flag with fist clenched in the air as he was crowned European Champion. British Champion Jordan Salmon took a fine second, with Brett Wesbroom completing an all English top three after a magnificent championship event.
Saturday's Allcomers heat saw a huge rollover for Scotland's Kenny McKenzie, with the win falling to another Scot, David Frame. Marc Spence led the meeting final for some way before Wesbroom powered past to take a resounding success over Nick Roots and Cooper.
Sunday's Superstox action was for the Irish Open Championship, and it was World Champion Cooper who stole a march on the others in the opening heat as a commanding drive saw him take victory over Frame. Heat two saw the only home win of the weekend in the Superstox, with Portadown's Lee Davison racing home ahead of Roots and Wesbroom. The Irish Open Final was full of action too, just like the rest of the weekend, and it was Wesbroom, who is becoming something of a track specialist at Tullyroan, who took a decisive victory after a great drive. Cooper, Nick Roots and Scottish Champ Bryan Forrest filled the places.

The Classic Hot Rods feature event was the Irish Open Championship, which offered the fans a great mix of nostalgia and fine racing. Norfolk ace Gary Goodswen's immaculate Mk2 Escort took the honours in the opener ahead of Graham Boyd's Austin A40 and Gary O'Neill's Anglia. Heat two saw a popular win for Scotland's Kenny Purdie ahead of Sussex based veteran Hughie Weaver and local ace Clive Richardson.
Purdie quickly established a lead in the Mk2 Escort Shells & Spares sponsored Irish Open Final, with Richardson giving chase once he had worked his way through to second. Purdie's lead looked unassailable but Richardson was right on the ragged edge as he battled hard to reduce the deficit. He arrived on Purdie's tail as the laps dwindled away, with Kenny hanging on for a fine win over Richardson and Goodswen.
The two heat winners on Sunday were Boyd and Purdie, the latter after a great around the outside blast. Circumstances meant the Tullyroan Challenge Cup final was not run, with the top three trophies being awarded to Purdie, Boyd and Ryan Polley as the top three aggregate points scorers from the heats.

A full support programme kept the fans entertained over the two days, with Ben McCully the star in both Stock Rods heats as he grabbed a brace of wins. The final saw an excellent dice which finally fell the way of Irish Champion Derek McMillan, ahead of World Champion Marc Morrell and Victor McAfee. The Junior Productions saw recent graduate to the formula Aaron Ward perform well, but the heat wins fell to Adam Weir and Sam McNeice before NI Points Champion Drew McKeown stamped his authority on the feature race to take the silverware.

Sunday's Lightning Rods saw an excellent field of almost 20 cars on track, with Dermot Tynan underlining his excellent recent form with his first ever win in heat one. Vince Litter grabbed the second heat win before a great charge through the field by European Champion Jordan Rochford saw him take the final win in some style. The ProStocks heats fell to Del McLaughlin and Robbie Wright, before the final saw possibly the closest finish of the season so far! Dan Shannon went for a huge lunge into the final bend in a bid to dislodge leader Wright, and in a struggle to regain control they collided again on the exit as they ran to the flag. Shannon got spun to the wall and Wright to the grass, parting the ways for McLaughlin to charge through the middle to the most unlikely of victories by a matter of inches! Shannon took second as he crossed the line backwards, with Lee McCloy and a spinning Wright next up.
Many thanks to our meeting sponsors, Dilly Roofing Supplies and Mk2 Escort Shells & Spares
Added: 06/09/17

During Sunday's race meeting at Tullyroan Oval, Jim Purdie, father of Scottish Classic Hot Rods driver Kenny, became ill in the pit area and despite the commendable efforts of the St John's Ambulance team and the paramedics, sadly passed away. Jim was a very popular figure around his home tracks in Scotland and also on his many trips over here to Northern Ireland.

Everyone at DMC Race Promotions in association with Spedeworth Motorsports would like to offer our sincere condolences to Kenny and the Purdie family, and to Jim's many friends, at this sad time.

We would also like to thank the St John's Ambulance team, the NIAS Paramedics, the DMC staff, Classic Hot Rod driver Thomas Dilly and all the other teams who helped out in any way during the day and into the evening.

Davy McCall
Promoter
DMC Race Promotions

Added: 04/09/17

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