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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
20/7/2019 @ 6.30pm

Micro Madness - Micro Bangers 3-a-side Team Event
Stock Rods Butler Motorsport Challenge Series Round 2
ProStocks
1300 Stock Cars 2019 Tullyroan Challenge Cup
Junior Productions

Aghadowey Oval
26/7/2019 @ 6pm-9.30pm

Pre-Speedweekend Practice
£25 per car

Aghadowey Oval
27/7/2019 @ 4.30pm

SUMMER SPEEDWEEKEND
2.0 Hot Rods 2019 British Championship Qualifying
Lightning Rods 2019 British Championship
Ninja Karts 2019 British Championship

Stock Rods
Superstox


 


 

 
Latest News
Dungannon’s Derek Martin was on top form at Aghadowey Oval on Friday evening, taking a polished heat and final double in Round 13 of the Simpson Race Exhausts World Series NI. It was a night of doubles, with the McKnight Motors of Coagh sponsored meetings also seeing braces of wins for Cookstown’s Brian Cherry in the 2.0 Hot Rods, Loughgall’s Jordan McCann in the Stock Rods and Bushmills’ Dylan Booth in the Thunder Rods. The race fans also enjoyed a breathtaking display during the meeting from the Wild Geese Skydive Team.

The stakes were high as Simpson Race Exhausts World Series NI for the National Hot Rods reached the penultimate round, with the drama commencing during practice as series favourite Adam Hylands suffered terminal engine issues which ended his night. Kenny McCann and Adam Heatrick had spells out front in the opening heat, before Broughshane’s Jaimie McCurdy powered through to take the win over Keith Martin and Derek Martin. McCurdy and Gary Woolsey had a tough scrap for the premier spot in heat two, before Derek Martin arrived on the scene to swoop past to a thrilling win over Woolsey and Keith Martin.
McCurdy had a great launch off the line in the final from the outside of the front row, but polesitter Derek Martin held firm to hold him off into turn one. Derek then got his head down and pulled clear out front, reeling off the laps to take a well deserved victory. He even survived a mid race caution period but pulled clear once again, taking the flag over his uncle Keith. Glenn Bell had a thrilling finish on the outside line to snatch third on the road, but he lost out to a penalty for jumping the restart. That handed John Christie third spot which vaults him to the lead of the World Series points chart.

Another healthy showing of 2.0 Hot Rods produced some exciting action, with 16 year old Drew McKeown withstanding some huge pressure from behind to take the opening heat victory. Ryan McClure, Stephen Emerson and Adam Best chased him over the line in a blanket finish. Dean McFarland led heat two before losing out to Brian Cherry, with Dean then rashly turned aside by McClure which earned him a disqualification. Cherry raced home for a great win ahead of Thomas Dilly and McKeown.
The final was another Cherry benefit, as Brian really got his 2019 season up and running by taking a commanding win which elevates him up the gradings for the next meeting. McKeown once again impressed in second ahead of Conor Hughes and Emerson.

The huge entries in the Stock Rods continued, with 26 cars producing wheel to wheel racing all evening. Del McLaughlin led the opener away and stayed out front until challenged by Philip Wilson. Wilson eventually managed to get past and make the move stick, taking the flag ahead of Jordan McCann and Johnny Gillespie. Heat two was another toughly fought encounter at the head of the field, with Johnny McCloy this time taking a very impressive win over McCann and Gary Butler.
Former ProStocks star McCann quickly went ahead in the final from pole position, with Butler soon moving through to track his every move. There was drama late on as they encountered some awkward backmarking traffic, with McCann getting himself involved with Stuart Agnew. Jordan reeled off the remaining laps to take the win over Butler and former World Champion Marc Morrell, even surviving a post race investigation into his altercation with the backmarkers.

Completing the programme were the Thunder Rods, which saw Dylan Booth race to a fine heat one win over Andy McLeister and Jerome Doherty, with David Gurney posing a late threat on the outside line. Heat two saw probably the easiest win of the evening, this time for Steven Elder who coasted home ahead of Booth and Josh Goligher.
The final opened in controversial fashion, with Gareth McCrory getting spun off which earned Gurney a disqualification. Booth was the man in the box seat once again in this one, and he used all his experience to hold off a determined challenge from McLeister to take the win. Behind the leading duo, Doherty and Elder filled the next places over the line.
Added: 19/05/19

In our latest points update there are the latest standings for Junior Productions, Rookie Bangers, National Hot Rods and Lightning Rods.

In the A McKeown & Son NI Points Championship for Junior Productions, Graham Meek sits proudly on top of the standings having won three of the four finals so far this season. Adam McFall lies second ahead of James Stewart and Sam McNeice.

In the Rookie Bangers DMC Championship, Deano McGrath continues out front in the standings ahead of Paul O'Connor in the quest to qualify for the World Final later in the year at Ipswich.

In the Cirrus Plastics DMC Race Promotions Championship for National Hot Rods, Adam Hylands had stretched ahead of Derek Martin and Glenn Bell after his fine start to the season. World Series NI points to follow.

Our final chart updated this week is in the A Percy Auto Body Repairs Challenge Series for Lightning Rods, where opening round winner Tim Hazlett tops the standings ahead of Martin O'Flaherty and Nigel Jackson.

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: 13/05/19

Portadown National Hot Rods star Adam Hylands was on top form once again at Tullyroan Oval on Saturday evening, taking his third feature race win in as many meetings at the circuit in Round 12 of the Simpson Race Exhausts World Series NI. There were six formulas in action at the DRS Steelbuildings sponsored meeting, with World Champion Lee Davison from Portadown landing the win in the Tullyroan Challenge Cup for Superstox ahead of Scottish visitor Bryan Forrest. Graham Meek took the Junior Productions Tullyroan Challenge Cup win, whilst Randalstown’s Tim Hazlett was victorious in the opening round of the A Percy Auto Body Repairs Challenge Series for Lightning Rods. The other feature race wins went the way of young Antrim star Leyton Hughes in the Ninja Karts and Dublin’s Paul O’Connor in the Rookie Bangers.

Round 12 of 14 of the Simpson Race Exhausts World Series NI for National Hot Rods saw an excellent entry of 18 cars, with Kenny McCann the first to show in heat one. He lost out to the battling duo of Podge McQuaid and Keith Martin, with star man Adam Hylands chasing them hard. McQuaid hung on to take a morale boosting victory over the impressive Hylands who was showing great pace on the outside line. Heat two saw Ian McReynolds spend many laps out front, before losing out to a sublime outside pass from John Christie. Glenn Bell and Hylands filled the major places.
Having qualified on pole position it was hard to see past Hylands in the final, and he duly pressed ahead right from the off. Bell and Christie kept him honest all the way home, but Adam reeled off yet another final win at his home circuit, his third in as many meetings at Tullyroan this term. Bell, Christie, Keith Martin and Derek Martin filled the places.

The local Superstox drivers were joined by welcome Scottish visitor Bryan Forrest for the Tullyroan Challenge Cup. Ballymena driver Colin Hamill was first to show in heat one in his beautifully turned out machine, Colin leading until challenged by Aaron McNeilly in the closing stages. Aaron went ahead on the final lap only for Hamill to get back inside him exiting the final turn. Colin spun the McNeilly car, but only succeeded in pushing him sideways across the line in a stunning finish! McNeilly took the honours ahead of Hamill and recent form man Jordan Robinson. Paddy Murphy went ahead early on in heat two, before losing out to David Beattie before a caution period when Stephen Stewart found himself stranded and facing the oncoming traffic on the back straight. Beattie led on the restart but hit mechanical woes late on, handing the lead back to Murphy. Paddy withstood a last bend hit from Robinson to take the victory in another great finish, with Forrest sneaking second on the line.
The closed grid start to the Tullyroan Challenge Cup was explosive, with Conor Murphy and Keith McAreavey finding the wall on the Tullyroan Bend. Robinson settled into the lead, with World Champion Lee Davison bearing down on him, tracked by Forrest. Davison made his move with four laps to go, nudging past the leader with Forrest quickly following suit. Bryan just couldn’t get close enough for a last bend lunge, leaving Davison to take a deserved win over Forrest and Sean Mark.

Tim Hazlett quickly established himself out front in the opening Lightning Rods heat, utilising his drop to the blue grade to take a comfortable win over Mark Corry and Nigel Jackson, the latter having had a great run on the outside line. Heat two saw a polished flag to flag win for Ronan McNally, with Martin O’Flaherty and Ricky Shaw next up after Hazlett was docked from third by the race stewards.
Despite his penalty, Hazlett had still qualified on pole position for the Round 1 Final of the A Percy Auto Body Repairs Challenge Series. Jackson made light work of O’Flaherty to go second, and he then chased hard after leader Hazlett. It was Hazlett’s race though, and he powered home to collect the silverware and a nice voucher courtesy of the series sponsors. Jackson was good value in second, with Shaw third after a great drive on the outside of O’Flaherty.

There was a welcome debut for Chelsy Rainey in the Junior Productions as they raced for their Tullyroan Challenge Cup. Irish Champion Adam McFall and Mark Crawford disputed the early lead, which ended in tears when McFall was spun out which later earned Crawford a disqualification. That opened the door for Matthew Nicholl to take the win over James Stewart and Points Champion Sam McNeice. Heat two was another fraught encounter with Stewart this time on the end of a disqualification, as Graham Meek took a clear win over McNeice and Jack Morrow.
Nicholl led the Tullyroan Challenge Cup final away, with Meek immediately on his case at the head of the field. Meek tested Nicholl’s nerve as he swarmed all over his rear end, finally finding a way past with five to go. As Meek pulled clear to the victory, Nicholl was unfortunately railroaded out of contention. McFall came through for a commendable second after qualifying down the grid, with Morrow and Stewart next home.

Leyton Hughes and Rhea McConkey disputed the lead in the opening Ninja Karts heat, which saw the great sight of no less than nine novice graders on the grid. A huge gaggle of backmarkers lay ahead of the leaders on the final lap, and as Hughes and McConkey went to the outside star grader Max Hobson found a way through on the inside line to snatch a very commendable win over Hughes and Odhran Monaghan. Heat two saw Monaghan lead before losing out to the flying Hughes, Leyton then powering home to the victory over McConkey and Monaghan.

Hughes and Monaghan again disputed the lead in the feature race final, with the pair having a right old scrap which allowed Hobson to join their battle in the closing stages. Hughes just held on for a fantastic win, which earns him a rise up the gradings for the next meeting. Hobson came home second ahead of Monaghan, McConkey and Lacey Bevan.

The Rookie Bangers completed the packed race schedule, again producing some excellent action all around the circuit. A great battle developed in the opener between Josh McKinstry, Josh Goligher and Deano McGrath, which fell the way of Goligher when the flag dropped. McGrath took the honours in a bruising heat two, before fellow Dubliner Paul O’Connor raced clear to take the honours in the final. Thomas Megarry and Philip Farrell completed the podium places.
Added: 12/05/19

In our latest points update, we have latest regradings for Lightning Rods, Superstox and Thunder Rods, plus series updates for the National Hot Rods and 2.0 Hot Rods.

In the Lightning Rods, Irish Champion Nigel Jackson leads the Maxwell Freight Services NI Points Championship ahead of Jordan Rochford and Ricky Shaw, whilst Rochford it is who continues to lead the quest to qualify for the World Championship later in the season.

The Superstox have had a steady start to the 2019 campaign, with new season sensation Ed Davis leading the Mk2 Escort Shells & Spares NI Points Championship after four meetings. He leads World Champion Lee Davison and Sean Mark, whilst Mark leads the World Championship qualifying points which of course not only qualifies them for Lochgelly's big race later in the year but sorts their actual position on the grid too.

The Thunder Rods have seen packed grids and exciting racing so far, as can be seen by just how many drivers have raced already this season. James Goldie holds a slender 3 point advantage over novice Gareth McCrory who has had a sensational start to his oval racing career.

The National Hot Rods 2019 Cirrus Plastics DMC Points Championship sees Adam Hylands ahead out front, with Derek Martin, surprise package Andrew Stewart and Glenn Bell next up. The Hoosier Racing Tyres Challenge Series for 2.0 Hot Rods sees round one winner Allen Cherry out front ahead of double heat winner on his formula debut Drew McKeown.

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: 08/05/19

A fantastic Bank Holiday afternoon of racing at Aghadowey Oval on May Day Monday saw five formulas in action in front of a healthy crowd of fans. Kells based British Champion Shane McMillan took the main prize on offer on the day, the William Cooke Memorial Trophy for Stock Rods, whilst Portadown’s Jordan Rochford took the honours in a controversial Lightning Rods King of Aghadowey. Other winners at the Ross Hyndman Motors of Londonderry sponsored event were Portadown’s Jordan Robinson in the Superstox and Limavady’s Gareth McCrory in the Thunder Rods, whilst local favourite Ian Bolton was victorious in the thrilling Back to Basics Bangers.

There was another excellent turnout of 30 Stock Rods on show for the coveted William Cooke Memorial Trophy, in memory of the expert engine builder and driver from Kilrea. Scotland’s Chris Lattka was a welcome addition to the field, and he was a close runner up in the first heat of the day behind winner Stevie McNiece. The DMC Driver of the Month for April, Jonny Cardwell, had led early on before losing out to the lead dup and Niall McFerran too. Heat two saw a clear win for Shane McMillan over his brother Derek, with Micky McFall and the impressive Philip Wilson next home.
The McMillan brothers shared the grid for the William Cooke Memorial Final, with Shane settling into the lead ahead of Derek and McNiece. Marc Morrell was looking rapid in fourth too, and the cars circulated as one with absolutely nothing between them. Shane threated to break clear, but he was just doing enough to keep the rest at bay. He duly came home to land the coveted trophy, with Derek making it a McMillan 1-2. McNiece, Morrell, Gary Butler and McFall completed the top finishers.

The Lightning Rods King of Aghadowey event ended in controversial fashion, when winner on the road Gordy McKee was disqualified for a technical infringement in post race scrutineering. The opening heat saw a clear win for European Champion Jordan Rochford over Tim Hazlett and Vince Litter. Irish Champion Nigel Jackson then took the win in heat two after a defensive drive ahead of McKee, Aaron Stewart and Ricky Shaw.
McKee and Jackson lined up side by side on the front row for the King of Aghadowey final, with McKee holding on ahead all the way home from a challenging Rochford. After the post race checks Rochford was elevated to the King of Aghadowey title, ahead of Litter and Richard Stewart.

A brief shower before the opening Superstox heat saw the going very slippery indeed, with World champion lee Davison one of those to suffer a half spin. Cyril Hawe was doing well out front, but he lost out in the closing stages to Ed Davis. Davis just held on for the win, holding off a spirited comeback from Davison. Heat two again saw Hawe lead the way, but this time it was Jordan Robinson who scorched past to take the win ahead of Davison.
The clutch start final again came after a brief shower, with Hawe and Brian Lammey taking turns out front before Davis hit the lead spot. Ed had no answer to the pace of Robinson though, as Jordan stormed past to take his second Aghadowey final win in succession. Davis held on for second ahead of Sean mark and Chris McArdle.

The opening Thunder Rods heat saw a number of early cautions for incidents and debris on track, but novice Gareth McCrory held his nerve to take the victory over Jonny Teggart and James Goldie, after a number of drivers had tried to wrestle the lead from Gareth on the outside line. Heat two saw another novice grade win, this time for Jameson Tweed who led home McCrory and Dylan Booth.
The final had the makings of a cracking race, with a whole host of cars battling in a huge pack for the lead. Despite huge pressure from behind McCrory hung on out front to land his second win of the afternoon, with Jason Darragh, George Esler and David Baird the other top finishers.

The fun in the Back to Basics Bangers was on the top level all day, with some great action in heat one including a rollover for Andrew Buchanan. Amidst the chaos Steven Bolton nipped home for the win over Dan Shannon and Jake Macnicol. Bolton again steered his Ford Puma home in heat two, taking an explosive win ahead of Phil Davey and Josh Goligher.
The final also got off to a breathtaking start, with some big hits as Shannon went ahead. He came a cropper though as he tried to remove a backmarker, allowing Steven Bolton through to the lead ahead of his father Ian Bolton. Ian was struggling with an ailing car, and in Steven’s attempts to showboat to the crowd he launched an attack on his Dad and only succeeded in killing his own car! Ian completed the last lap and a half to take a popular if unlikely win!
Added: 07/05/19

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