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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
26/10/2018 @ 7.15pm

GALA NIGHT FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR
National Hot Rods 2019 Simpson Race Exhausts World Series NI Round 7
Thunder Rods 2018 Irish Championship

Stock Rods 2018 King of Aghadowey & Ninja Karts
plus HUGE Fireworks Display

Tullyroan Oval
27/10/2018 @ 6pm

GALA NIGHT FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA
2L National Bangers 2018 Irish Championship
ProStocks 2018 Irish Championship
Superstox NIOvalTV Series Shootout Final

plus Lightning Rods & Reliant Robins 2018 Tullyroan Challenge Cup
plus GIGANTIC Fireworks Display

Aghadowey Oval
3/11/2018 @ 6.30pm

Junior Productions 2018 Irish Championship
plus The Young Trophy 2018

Superstox 2018 King of Aghadowey
plus 2.0 Hot Rods, ProStocks & Thunder Rods


 

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Templepatrick’s Gordy McKee was crowned 2018 Lightning Rods Champion of the World at Aghadowey Oval last weekend! From a field of over 30 of the best drivers in the formula, Gordy came through the qualifying heats to land pole position for the final which he then led from start to finish. On a full weekend of championship race action, the other major races saw Portadown’s Stuart Cochrane take a keenly contested British Championship win in the 2.0 Hot Rods, whilst Scotland’s Robbie Armit successfully defended his Ninja Karts European Championship crown after an epic title race.

Saturday evening’s first Lightning Rods World qualifying heat saw reigning World title holder Aaron Stewart get his defence off to the best possible start with a clear win over Gordy McKee, before Randalstown’s Tim Hazlett took the second heat win ahead of Mark McCambridge and Jordan Rochford. The final heat saw Portadown’s Mark Corry take an excellent win, just holding off former champion Nigel Jackson to the line.

The anticipation within the stadium was at fever pitch as thirty cars came under starters orders for the Corry Body Repairs World Championship final, with aggregate points seeing McKee on pole ahead of Stewart, with Jackson and Hazlett occupying row two. McKee quickly settled into the lead ahead of Jackson, with little to separate the two cars. A caution period for a big back straight crash brought them back together, but McKee was again able to edge out an advantage over 2013 World winner Jackson. Nigel was giving it all he had, and he closed right back in when oil went down on the raceway, but McKee again knuckled down to pull clear and take the chequered flag in style and his first ever World title! Jackson was a creditable runner up, with Jonny McMillan surviving a huge race long scrap for the places to take a great third position ahead of Ricky Shaw, Rochford and Essex star Reid Murray.
The World Revenge race saw a reverse of the line up from the World Final, and it was Reid Murray who banished his poor qualifying from the memory by romping home to the victory, with Rochford just pipping Anthony Burgess on the line for second and British Champion Lee Skoyles in third. Aggregate points from the World Final and World Revenge races formed the grid for the Irish Open Championship, which turned into a thriller as the leading stars circulated nose to tail. There was no shifting pole man Murray from the lead though, and he took a very polished victory ahead of Rochford and Jackson to complete a memorable weekend for the Lightning Rods formula.

The 2.0 Hot Rods British Championship was also up for decision over the weekend, with the Antrim based Emerson brothers, Mervyn and Stephen, grabbing both heat victories. Consistency had placed Allen Cherry on pole position for the Clive Richardson Ltd British Championship Final, but he lost out in the opening exchanges as Stuart Cochrane raced ahead. Cherry was pressed by European Champion Adam Hylands, with Hylands eventually moving past to challenge the leader. Hylands arrived on Cochrane’s tail as the laps dwindled down, and despite a spirited challenge on the outside line over the final few laps it was young Portadown star Cochrane who took the chequered flag for a very accomplished British title victory. Hylands was a gallant runner up ahead of Adam Best and Scotland’s World Champion Gordon Alexander.

Sunday’s action for the 2.0 Hot Rods was for the Irish Open Championship, and England’s Damon Wellman put his nightmare trip across to Ulster behind him to take a great win in the opening heat ahead of Wales driver Ryan Morgan and Cochrane. The second qualifier saw Alexander leading Cherry all the way to the flag to record the win, with another Scotsman, Gerry Hendry, impressing in third. Cherry’s consistency earned him pole spot for the Irish Open final, and he made no mistake this time to lead them all into turn one and edge clear out front. Cochrane kept him honest all the way home, but it was to be Cherry’s first major championship win and in some style too. Cochrane and the returning Shane Murray filled out the podium places.

A full field of young 6-11 year old Ninja Kart stars from across the British Isles contested the 2018 LJN Motorsport European Championship, with the qualifying heats falling the way of Irish Champion Daniel Stewart from Portadown and Scotland’s Bailey Millar.
The European Championship final was a fantastic event, with a huge battle for the lead throughout between Scottish aces Charlie Hardie and Robbie Armit and English superstar Kasey Jones. The lead swapped on numerous occasions as the young starlets entertained in no uncertain terms, until a late race suspension following a home straight incident. The race to the flag saw Armit hold on to successfully defend his European title in some style, with Jones in second ahead of Sussex ace Anthony Weaver as the visitors locked out the top positions. The top local driver home was Max Hobson in seventh place.

On Sunday the Irish Open Championship was up for grabs for the young drivers, and Armit continued where he left off on Saturday night with victory in heat one ahead after a superb battle with Jones. Heat two was all about another Scot as Millar romped home with ease ahead of Hardie and England’s Toby Parfitt. The final summed the weekend up for the Ninja Karts, with close action right from the word go and the lead swapped and changed time and again. Millar, Armit and Jones were at it hammer and tongs, until Millar unfortunately went out in a home straight spill. That left Armit and Jones to contest the lead, swapping the premier position over the final laps before racing to the line in amongst a huge bunch of backmarkers. Jones it was who took the win and the Irish Open title ahead of Armit, with Weaver again impressing as he took yet another podium spot in third.

A fantastic field of local 1300 Stock Cars were joined by Scottish based British Champion Paul Ford for the Irish Masters, with chaos kicking off right away early in heat one. Paddy Dempsey got spun to the wall and took some heavy knocks from the passing field. Some fine work from the rescue crews extracted him from his car, and we all wish him a speedy recovery from his injuries. Peter Greer broke free to take the win over Jon McQuillan in his new car and Robbie Wright. Heat two saw debutant Jamie Hunter drive a great race from the white grade to take a fantastic win over Greer and Michael Logan.
The Irish Masters final saw a closed grid formation on points scored, and the bumpers flew in right from the off! Wright hit the front and pulled clear, but his lead was wiped out by a late race caution period. That brought the Stewart brothers, Ryan and Willie, onto his tail, and it was Ryan who went for a do or die into the final turn. Wright was unceremoniously dumped in the Brown Trout Bend wall as Willie Stewart stormed past on the inside for a sensational title win. Ryan Stewart recovered for second ahead of Greer in third.

A great field of 22 Stock Rods took to the grid for the coveted William Cooke Memorial Trophy, held annually in memory of the expert Kilrea driver and engineer. Jonny Cardwell spent much of the opening heat alongside early leader Robert McIlroy, before he made the lead his own to record a great victory over the impressive Samuel Montgomery and Philip Wilson. Curtis Greer took the win in the second heat ahead of defending champ Stevie McNiece, with Irish Champion Victor McAfee in third.
Greer edged clear early on to lead the final, as McNiece, World Champion Marc Morrell and McAfee wrestled over second. Greer really had a stranglehold on this one, racing home to take the superb memorial trophy ahead of Morrell and McAfee.

Saturday night’s support action came from the Superstox with three highly entertaining races. The opener boiled down to a last lap shoot out between long time leader Keith McAreavey, Sean Mark and star man Lee Davison. Davison made his move into the final bend but the trio tangled, with Mark faring the best to get over the line for the win whilst the other two spun out in a truly remarkable finish! Chris McArdle and James Turkington filled the places, before Turkington landed the heat two spoils after the man that looked most likely, Davison, got a puncture within sight of the finish. Kyle Beattie and David Beattie filled the places. In the final Kyle Beattie dispatched big rival Davison early on, and looked really on song for the first time all night. The former Irish Champion scythed through the field to take a morale boosting victory, with David Beattie and a recovered Davison.

The sights and sounds of the Ford Escorts and Anglias of the Classic Hot Rods were in action on Sunday afternoon, with Anthony Morgan grabbing a heat and final double in his pristine Mk2 Escort. He took the final honours with a superb outside line run to pass both welcome Scottish visitor Trevor Harris and Liam Bushe. Harris was the other victor swooping past Bushe to the win as Morgan and Trevor Cusack squabbled behind.
Many thanks to our meeting sponsors, Corry Body Repairs, Clive Richardson Ltd & LJN Motorsport
Added: 23/07/18

Simpson Race Exhausts are the new headline sponsors of National Hot Rods World Series NI, which begins this Friday night (July 20th) at Ballymena Raceway. The feature race final winner at each round of the series will receive a cash bonus courtesy of Matt Simpson at Simpson Race Exhausts. Having taken six of the top eight spots on the recent World final grid, the World Series NI drivers are on a high at present and this deal is sure to give the series a huge boost.

BTCC ace Simpson, also a former National Hot Rods European Champion, is very enthusiastic about the sponsorship package. “It’s great to be supporting the National Hot Rods Series in Northern Ireland. My business started in short oval racing and it has played a big part in my life. I will never forget where oval racing has got me, and supporting World Series NI is a small thank you for all the custom I have received over the years, and of course we always welcome any new or existing customers to our business.”

Darren Black from the NHRPA in Northern Ireland was also full of praise for the deal. “We at the NHRPA can’t thank Matt enough for his kind sponsorship of what will now be known as Simpson Race Exhausts World Series NI. The local series is arguably the most competitive of them all, with top quality drivers on show at every round. Our partnership with one of motorsport’s most recognisable companies in Simpson Race Exhausts can only help the series to develop even more.”

An impressive 18 cars are currently booked in for the opening round of Simpson Race Exhausts World Series NI, where Portadown’s Adam Hylands will begin the defence of his Northern Ireland Championship crown.

Added: 18/07/18

In our latest points update, the National Bangers FAST Paintworx DMC Race Promotions Points Championship standing sees defending champ Leonard Dunn continue to top the chart over World Championship Steven Bolton. There is just one meeting remaining for points scoring before our World Final qualifiers are decided, the Micro Teams meeting at Tullyroan Oval on August 12th.

After Saturday's second round of the McElmeel Mobility Services Supreme Series for ProStocks, Joe Largey heads Dan Shannon and William McFaul in the standings ahead of the Grand Final later in the season.

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: 02/07/18

As the heat wave continued, the action on track was as hot as the temperature off it at Aghadowey Oval on Saturday evening! Local ace Stephen Boyd scooped the Micro Bangers King of Aghadowey title after an action packed event, whilst Portadown’s Robbie Wright continued his good form in the 1300 Stock Cars as he too was crowned King of Aghadowey. Other winners during the TrophiesNI.com sponsored event were Steven Haugh (ProStocks), Gavin Gamble (Thunder Rods) and James Stewart (Junior Productions).

The Micro Bangers King of Aghadowey race quite literally started with a bang, with Dan Dooner taking a very heavy fencing on the exit of the Brown Trout Bend to bring about a stoppage. Thankfully he escaped unhurt from a huge wreck, with Stephen Boyd hitting the front on the restart. His Bad Company team mate Leonard Dunn tried his best to get on terms as they avoided the carnage around them, but it was Boyd who romped home to the win over Dunn and Adam Maxwell, the latter even recovering from a spin along the way.
Next up was a chained pairs event which was a fun spectacle, with two cars chained together side by side. Jonny Murdock and Marty McKiernan entertained in no uncertain terms, but it was Boyd and William McFaul who took the victory. In the individual Allcomers event Boyd took a hefty home straight hit early on as Stevo McGrath took the lead, but he had no answer when the flying McFaul went past. There was a late race stoppage when Karl Smyth overturned, but on the restart McFaul surged ahead once again to take the win over Dunn and Murdock.
An excellent DD saw another rollover, this time for Dunn, and it boiled down to a three way fight between Murdock, Smyth and Steven Bolton. Bolton had hit trouble earlier in the evening and changed an engine to get back on track, and his superb pit work was rewarded with the victory after some very big hits between the trio. Dooner’s huge crash earned him the Best Wreck trophy, with Smyth deservedly crowned Entertainer of the Day.

The opening 1300 Stock Car heat saw Adam McMullan and Gary Elliott contest the lead from a very healthy entry, before Elliott stretched ahead. Peter Greer and Robbie Wright were closing towards the end, but it was Elliott who took the flag only to be demoted two places for jumping the start. That handed the victory to Greer ahead of Wright. Heat two was action packed too, with no shortage of use of the bumpers. Elliott this time had no penalties to worry about as he took the win over a closing Michael Logan and Wright.
Elliott and Wright shared the front row for an explosive final, which took two attempts to get started. Wright quickly edged clear out front as again the bumpers went flying in throughout the pack. Adrian McKinstry took a heavy knock to bring out the caution flags, but Wright made the perfect restart to pull clear and take the win and the King of Aghadowey title. Young Josh McKinstry pulled off a dramatic last bend hit to take second spot, just edging past Elliott on the run to the flag.

Once again a small field of ProStocks produced some excellent racing, with returnee Jonny Teggart the first to show in the opener before losing out to Dylan Booth. Irish Champion Dan Shannon then scythed through to take the win over Steven Haugh and Joe Largey. Heat two was a cracking race, with Teggart again leading before being demoted by Booth, Largey and Haugh. These three then swapped the lead on numerous occasions with the bumpers being put to good use, with Haugh ahead when it mattered most over Largey and Booth.
The final was the second round of the McElmeel Mobility Service Supreme Series, with Haugh, Largey and Shannon at it hammer and tongs right from the off. Largey got spun aside as Shannon made good his escape out front, only for his lead to be wiped out by a caution period for a loose spring on the raceway. On the restart it was obvious Shannon was struggling with an ailing car, and Haugh just held a watching brief in second until the last bend. He went for the kill, thumping Shannon wide to come through to snatch the win in emphatic style. Shannon had to make do with second ahead of a recovering Largey. Haugh received a new race tyre from the series sponsors for his efforts.

An excellent line up of sixteen Thunder Rods lined up for their opening heat, with David King unfortunately failing to get away at the green flag. Most of the field avoided him, but the unsighted Norman Purdy and Andrew McLean unfortunately collected him at full chat. Thankfully all emerged fine from the wreckage, with Gavin Gamble leading initially before losing out to Chris Baird. Baird took the win in style with James Goldie’s late outside line charge netting him second on the line ahead of Gamble. Recent newcomer Graham Loughlin took a morale boosting flag to flag win in the second heat, heading home Baird and Jason Darragh with a huge scrap behind for the places.
The final saw Gamble quickly take up the lead and get his head down to build an advantage, with Loughlin and then Baird giving chase behind. Purdy had worked miracles to repair his car after the heat one crash, and he eventually appeared in second to give chase to the leader. He whittled down Gamble’s advantage, but Gavin had all under control to take a deserved feature race win after a fine drive. Purdy, Baird and Darragh rounded out the top places.

The young Junior Productions stars completed the race programme, with Aaron Ward and James Stewart disputing the early lead in heat one. All the while though Graham Meek was chasing hard, and he slipped past to take the victory over Stewart and Ward, while a huge scrap for the places went right to wire amongst the star graders. Stewart got past Ward much earlier in heat two, and he raced clear to take a very impressive win over Adam Weir and Meek.
Once again in the final the star men were involved in a huge battle, with Weir, Drew McKeown and Adam McFall hardly apart during the whole duration of the event. Up front though Stewart was stamping his authority all over the race, racing clear to take his first ever final victory in the formula after a polished performance. Callum Magill chased hard and almost got on terms nearing the end, but he had to settle for second ahead of Weir, McKeown and McFall.
Added: 01/07/18

DMC Race Promotions regret to announce that, due to a shortage of qualified staff, our meeting on Friday July 13th at Aghadowey Oval has been cancelled. We hope to reschedule the events planned for the meeting at some stage later in the year. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause - it was not a decision taken lightly as we do like to fulfil our planned fixture list where possible.

This Saturday's race meeting goes ahead as planned (June 30th) with the Micro Bangers set to thrill as only they can! 1300 Stock Cars, Thunder Rods, Junior Productions and ProStocks complete the bill.

Added: 27/06/18

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