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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
19/10/2019 @ 6.30pm

HOT ROD HEAVEN!
National Hot Rods 2020 Simpson Race Exhausts World Series NI Round 5 plus 2019 Ulster Championship
2.0 Hot Rods 2019 Irish Championship
Stock Rods Butler Motorsport Challenge Series Grand Final

Lightning Rods
Thunder Rods

Aghadowey Oval
25/10/2019 @ 7.15pm

GALA NIGHT - Gigantic Fireworks Display!
National Hot Rods 2020 Simpson Race Exhausts World Series NI Round 6 & The Richard Turtle Memorial Trophy
Thunder Rods 2019 Irish Championship
Junior Productions 2019 King of Aghadowey

Stock Rods

Tullyroan Oval
26/10/2019 @ 6pm

GALA NIGHT - Huge Fireworks Spectacular!
2L National Bangers 2019 Irish Championship & The Stephen Bannon Memorial DD
ProStocks 2019 Irish Championship
Ninja Karts 2019 Irish Championship
Superstox NIOvalTV Series Shootout Final

Lightning Rods


 


 

 
Latest News
Two days of great racing entertained the race fans over the two days of the Aghadowey Oval Speedweekend, with an international entry contesting British Championship titles across three classes. Middlesex driver Dan Smith took the honours in the Maxwell Freight Services 2.0 Hot Rods title race, whilst Portadown’s Jordan Rochford raced to victory in the Corry Body Repairs Lightning Rods British showdown. The young stars in the Ninja Karts were spectacular throughout the weekend, with Scotland’s Bailey Millar grabbing the LJN Motorsport British title honours after a race long scrap.

An excellent field of 2.0 Hot Rods from across the British Isles contested three qualifying heats to determine the grid for the Maxwell Freight Services British Championship. The opener saw a clear win for Hampshire driver Alex Crane ahead of Norfolk’s Robert Gamble and Dungannon veteran Davy Potter. Heat two saw Antrim’s former European Champion Stephen Emerson take the flag ahead of former double World Champion Wayne Woolsey, before another former European Champion in Gary Wilson took a clear win in heat three from Ryan McClure.
Potter and Mervyn Emerson shared the front row for the British final, with Potter getting edged wide into turn one as Stephen Emerson assumed control out front. Englishman Dan Smith was coming on strong as the race progressed, moving into second in the treacherous conditions to chase after the leader. S Emerson went on to take the chequered flag, but after a lengthy Stewards Enquiry he was docked places for the first lap contact on Potter. That handed the British title to a delighted Smith ahead of McClure in second. Stephen Emerson refused to accept his third placed trophy, and then next over the line Mervyn Emerson was excluded for a tyre logging error. That elevated Alex Crane to third place.

The reverse grid British Revenge race saw victory for World and European Champion Dave Leech from Stoke-on-Trent, before Smith made it a double for the day by taking the Irish Open Championship over Leech and Welsh racer Ryan Morgan as the visitors locked out the podium.

A full field of Lightning Rods contested two qualifiers to determine their Corry Body Repairs British Championship final grid. The opener saw a huge battle between Portadown’s Mark Corry and local Aghadowey ace Aaron Stewart, with the former World Champion Stewart trying the tough outside line for lap after lap. They were neck and neck on the run to the flag, with Corry getting the verdict by just seven thousandths of a second! Heat two saw England’s Reid Murray and Dungannon’s Ally Neill contesting the lead before they tangled and went out, which opened the door for former British Champion Jordan Rochford to race through to take the victory over Tim Hazlett and Nigel Jackson.
Rochford immediately hit the front in the British Championship race, as Barry Limer and Anthony Burgess went out whilst disputing second. That allowed another English star, Staffordshire’s Leyland Marson through to chase Rochford, but Jordan had everything under control and took the flag in style to record his second British title triumph. Marson was a creditable second after a sterling drive, with Ricky Shaw pipping Jackson for third nearing the end after a commendable drive from down the grid.
In the rain on day two, Jackson went around the outside of leader Burgess to take the opening heat, with Rochford taking the win in heat two. The final for the Corry Body Repairs Irish Open Championship saw Jackson excel in the slippery conditions to take the win over London driver Ashley Birkin and fellow Englishman Burgess.

The young 6-11 year old aces in the Ninja Karts never fail to disappoint, and they produced some spectacular racing around the tricky Aghadowey circuit. A full field from right across the British Isles contested the LJN Motorsport British Championship, with Cumbria’s Toby Tyson taking the opening heat ahead of fellow English drivers Kyle Wells and Calum Gould. Heat two saw European Champion Bailey Millar from Lanarkshire in Scotland take the win ahead of Oxfordshire’s Finley Kew and Josh Parfitt, before Portadown’s Max Hobson took the first local win of the day in the third heat ahead of Scotland’s Declan Dixon and Kew.
The talented Kew had superbly taken pole position for the British final, and he then led them away before Hobson hit the front willed on by a vocal local support. Millar was menacingly coming into contention though, and Bailey squeezed ahead with five laps to go to take up the running. There was a late caution period to add to the drama, but Millar had enough to hang on to add the British title to his collection. Hobson was great value in second ahead of Gould, Kew and Tyson after a tremendous encounter.
The reverse grid British Revenge race saw a fine win for Josh Parfitt who just pipped Thomas Percox on the run to the flag as the long time leader got baulked by a gaggle of backmarkers. The LJN Motorsport Irish Open Championship rounded off the weekend’s proceedings, with Millar racing home to his second title win of the weekend, this time over Parfitt and Gould.

Amongst the support formulas, Portadown’s Robbie Wright raced to a faultless hat-trick of victories in the 1300 Stock Cars Irish Masters, with Calvin Blake keeping him honest all the way in the final. Steven Elder took a heat and final double in the Thunder Rods whilst Marc Morrell and World Champion Lee Davison scooped the feature race wins in the Stock Rods and Superstox respectively.
Many thanks to our Speedweekend sponsors, Maxwell Freight Services, Corry Body Repairs & LJN Motorsport
Added: 30/07/19

Just prior to Saturday’s Speedweekend race meeting at Aghadowey Oval, Joey McConaghie, father of our resident Mr Starter JJ and grandfather of our track marshal Andrew McMaster, became ill at the trackside and despite the commendable efforts of the circuit medical team and the paramedics, sadly passed away. Joey was a popular and regular racegoer, never missing many meetings at both Aghadowey Oval and Tullyroan Oval.

Everyone at DMC Race Promotions would like to offer our sincere condolences to JJ, Andrew and all the McConaghie family at this sad time.

We would like to thank the circuit medical team, NIAS paramedics, DMC staff and everyone who helped out in numerous ways during the afternoon.

At the insistence of the McConaghie family, we ran a shortened programme of racing later on Saturday evening. We would also like to thank all the drivers and race fans for their patience and understanding during a very difficult situation.

Davy McCall
Promoter
DMC Race Promotions


Added: 28/07/19

In our latest points update, Sam McNeice lies top of the A McKeown & Son NI Points Championship for Junior Productions, with Graham Meek ten points behind in second and Adam McFall in third.

In the National Bangers, Leonard Dunn continues on top of the 2018/19 DMC Race Promotions Points Championship with Steven Bolton in second ahead of Rodney Herron and Karl Smyth. In the NI Accident Services Entertainers League, Tony Gillespie sits on top of the chart ahead of Leonard Dunn, Karl Smyth and Stevo McGrath.

After the second round of the Butler Motorsport Challenge Series for Stock Rods, Jonny Cardwell has moved into the lead ahead of Jordan McCann and Jonny Gillespie.

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 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: 22/07/19

Donemana’s Leonard Dunn took a splendid final win to lead his Bad Company team to victory in the Micro Bangers Teams Championship at Tullyroan Oval on Saturday evening. Alongside Karl Smyth and Jonny Rutherford, Dunn came out on top of a dramatic night of drama and destruction. Other feature race winners at the meeting, kindly sponsored by The Vault Bistro of Tandragee, were Cullybackey’s Curtis Greer (Stock Rods), Birches ace Robbie Wright (1300 Stock Cars), Randalstown’s Sam Percy (Junior Productions) and another Birches man, Steven Haugh, in the ProStocks.

There was drama right from the off in heat one for the Micro Bangers, as Jonny Rutherford was taken headlong into the fence by Deano McGrath. Rutherford rolled over in a huge shunt, but he thankfully escaped unhurt. On the restart Willie McFaul took the win for Bad Company B ahead of Leonard Dunn of Bad Company A. Heat two saw a huge wrecking train on the Tullyroan Bend with some monster hits going in, but out front William McFaul Jnr and Dunn were contesting the lead. McFaul sent Dunn sliding into the turn four chaos on the last lap to take the win for Bad Company B.
The final saw Dunn out front chased by McFaul Jnr. William made his move into the last bend but sensationally missed and landed into the parked car of Adam Maxwell! Dunn took the flag over Team Sour’s Jack Kennedy and Steven Bolton of Team TBG. That left just the Destruction Derby to go with a number of teams still in contention. It was dominated by the Team Sour drivers with welcome English visitor Marc Key coming out on top after finishing off Paul Stafford. Overall Bad Company A took the honours ahead of a tie for second between Team Sour B and Bad Company B.

Rutherford took the Best Wreck trophy for his early heat one smash, whilst Tony Gillespie captured the Entertainer of the Day award.

The Stock Rods were contesting the second round of the Butler Motorsport Challenge Series, with Adam White racing to a clear win in heat one over Stuart Agnew and Jordan McCann. White then repeated the feat in heat two, edging past Agnew late on to grab the win over Agnew and Jonny Cardwell, after Dan Shannon was docked from third for contact.
The opening exchanges to the final were frantic to say the least, with a number of penalties handed out for some very untidy driving. Shannon earned himself a disqualification for his troubles as McCann went ahead until challenged by White. As they tripped over each other, National and Irish Champion Curtis Greer accepted the gift of the lead and raced home to the chequered flag for a fine win. Cardwell, Shane McMillan and Derek McMillan chased him across the line.

Gareth Halliday set the pace in the opening 1300 Stock Cars heat, before Jamie McCann bumpered his way past to win in the closing stages. Robbie Wright’s last bend lunge on Halliday saw him grab second ahead of Josh McKinstry. It was Ryan Stewart who took the second heat honours ahead of McKinstry.
McCann was on pole for the Tullyroan Challenge Cup final, and the opening couple of laps were truly fantastic with the bumpers exchanged in no uncertain terms. Wright worked his way ahead, with Stewart coming through to second, whilst the rest battled hard over third. It was Wright who easily took the win over Stewart, with Calvin Blake the best of the battling rest in third.

Novice Alex Milligan impressed all evening in the Junior Productions, racing ahead in the opener only to lose out late on to a flying Sam Percy. Milligan did well to fend off Graham Meek for second on the line. Heat two again saw Milligan out front, this time losing out the lead with just four laps to go as Percy swooped past in style to complete his double and earn a rise to the red grade for the final.
The upgrade for the final didn’t deter young Percy at all, and he quickly got the bit between his teeth early on to chase down the frontrunners. Sam has been improving greatly in recent times, and he was able to slice past Milligan to take it up just past the half way mark to record the perfect hat-trick of wins. Sam McNeice came through to second ahead of Irish Open Champion Mark Crawford.

European Champion Steven Haugh reeled off a faultless hat-trick in the ProStocks, which featured debuts for Jonny Peoples and Gary Gamble. Steven led Joe Largey and Sam Stewart home in heat one, before heat two saw the same podium finishers. That one ended up in controversy as a heavy fencing of Rab Wharry led to Dylan Booth being loaded up from the remainder of the evening. Haugh then took an easy final win too ahead of Largey and Stewart.
Many thanks to our meeting sponsors, The Vault Bistro Tandragee & DGH Services
Added: 21/07/19

The meeting scheduled for Saturday August 31st at Tullyroan Oval has been cancelled.

At present we hope to reschedule the event for November once the regular season has finished - this will be confirmed as soon as possible.

DMC Race Promotions would like to apologise for any inconvenience this may cause, and hope that this early notice helps drivers and fans to amend their plans.

Added: 17/07/19

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