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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
2/6/2024 @ 2pm

SHAMWRECK 2024
Unlimited National Bangers Shamwreck 2024 plus James 'The Cat' Smith Memorial DD
1600/Rookie Bangers 2024 Irish Open Championship

Lightning Rods
Ninja Karts

Aghadowey Oval
8/6/2024 @ 6.30pm

Stock Rods William Cooke Memorial Trophy 2024
Superstox 2024 King of Aghadowey

1300 Stock Cars
Thunder Rods
Ninja Karts (sponsored by Campbell Commercials)

Tullyroan Oval
15/6/2024 @ 6.30pm

2.0 Hot Rods 2024 Tullyroan Challenge Cup
Stock Rods 2024 Tullyroan Challenge Cup
Junior Productions 2024 Golden Helmet (presented by the McKeown Family)

Lightning Rods
Thunder Rods


 


 

 
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There’s always something special about stock car racing under the floodlights, and that was certainly the case at Tullyroan Oval on Saturday night. All five divisions on show were on top form, with Portadown’s Adam Hylands coming out victorious in the second round of Diemens.com World Series NI for National Hot Rods as he took a heat and final double.
The coveted Lee Cherry Memorial Trophy for 2.0 Hot Rods fell to Antrim’s Conor Hughes, whilst Crumlin’s Matthew Milliken took the honours in the Irish Masters for 1300 Stock Cars. The other feature race wins fell to Kilmore’s Lauren Berry in the Junior Productions and Cullybackey’s David Wilson in the Thunder Rods.

A quick shower made the track very greasy for the opening National Hot Rods heat, and that led to a superb race. Keith Martin led early on from Scotsman James Mooney, but the star men were finding grip out wide and were flying towards the front. Recently crowned World Champion Derek Martin marked his return to his home track with a fine win, ahead of Adam Maxwell and Keith Martin. Heat two saw a runaway victory for Adam Hylands, the multi-championship winner cruising home ahead of Keith Martin and Nigel McCauley.
Keith Martin led the opening laps of the final, as there was a huge places battle between Hylands and McCauley for the opening few tours. They were all brought up short by a caution period for the stricken Phil McCloy, which closed the field together for the restart. Hylands quickly hit the outside line to power ahead to the lead, and despite Derek Martin, Shane Murray and Glenn Bell giving chase, Adam was more than able to hold his advantage to make it a double for the evening as he visited the Diemens Hot Sauces Victory Lane.

The 2.0 Hot Rods were racing for the stunning Lee Cherry Memorial Trophy, with a very healthy field in excess of 20 cars on the grid. Irish Champion Drew McKeown took a fine win in the opening heat from the front of the drawn grid, ahead of Conor Hughes and Gary Butler. Heat two was another very, very busy affair, with Adam Heatrick taking a deserved win ahead of Cork’s Ian Riordan and local man Allen Cherry.
Hughes got the jump ahead of McKeown at the start of the feature race, and Conor duly raced home to take arguably the prettiest trophy in Ulster oval racing. McKeown and Heatrick completed the delighted podium finishers, ahead of Riordan, Jordan Rochford and Scott Cochrane.

The contact element of the evening was provided by the 1300 Stock Cars, with Aaron Ward leading the opening qualifying heat for the Irish Masters until a mid race caution period for debris on the raceway. That brought the pack together and Aaron got bundled into the wall, which allowed Matthew Milliken to take the win over Ivan Elliott and the returning Dan Feeney. Ward made amends in some style in heat two, the former star of the junior formulas taking a commanding win over Elliott and Milliken.
There was drama ahead of the final as Milliken only just made the grid after pit lane issues, but he duly took up his pole spot for the feature event with only moments to spare. There was an explosive first corner as most of the field got the bumpers in, but Milliken rode it best of all and pulled clear. He would never be challenged again and took the chequered flag for an emphatic win. Elliott and Feeney completed the podium top three.

As they regularly do at Tullyroan Oval, the Thunder Rods put on some great racing all evening. Matthew Nicholl took a great heat one win over David Wilson and David Reynolds. Nicholl came close to repeating the feat in heat two, but a spirited defence from Ryan Nixon over the final laps saw him just hang on for the win. Nicholl and Joshua McMullan completed the top three.
Tom Archibald led the opening laps of the final, but as the pack came together it was Wilson who took the gamble on the wide outside line. In a great effort, David dragged himself ahead and on to the victory. Daniel Rodgers and James Goldie impressed on their way to second and third, ahead of Steven McKane and Reynolds.

Lauren Berry produced a great drive to take a clear win in the opening Junior Productions heat of the night, leading home Dylan Fegan and Andrew Russell. Heat two saw a first ever win in the formula for Ryan Abernethy Jnr, as he capitalised after first across the line Robbie Dallas was docked to third for jumping the start. With Abernethy promoted to the win, Callum Doak took second after a fine drive from the rear of the grid.
The final was once again all about Berry, as Lauren raced clear of the field early on and never looked back. She took her second final win on the trot in great fashion, with Abernethy taking the runner up slot. A late burst around the outside from Leyton Hughes netted him third spot ahead of Matthew Weir, with Leyton smashing the lap record into the bargain.
Added: 28/08/23

Dublin driver Gary Butler was crowned 2.0 Hot Rods King of Aghadowey after a thrilling encounter at Aghadowey Oval on Saturday night. Cullybackey’s David Wilson was also on top form, as he drove a blinder to win the Thunder Rods final, whilst young Scottish star Christopher Lattka took his first ever race win as he was victorious in the Ninja Karts feature race.
Glenavy’s Mark McCambridge won the Lightning Rods final with World Champion Stevo McGrath crowned King of Aghadowey in the Unlimited National Bangers.

The opening qualifier for the 2.0 Hot Rods saw Gary Butler take the win as he just held off Irish Champion Drew McKeown at the flag. The second encounter saw British Champion Wayne Woolsey take the victory, with Feargal McNally and World Champ Jordan Rochford next home.
There was a dramatic start to the King of Aghadowey final with Woolsey the first to show amongst a huge gaggle of cars squabbling over the top places. Somehow Butler found a way to the front ahead of defending champion Conor Hughes, with Woolsey coming back strong in third. He quickly went second and chased down Butler’s lead, but try as Wayne might it was Gary who held on to take the win. Woolsey, McKeown and Hughes filled out the places.

The Thunder Rods were once again on top form, producing three excellent and closely fought races. Ballymena driver Gary Freeburn took both heat wins, the first ahead of David Wilson and Matthew Nicholl in a superb dice. Heat two saw Gary head home Chris McNeill and David Reynolds for his second chequered flag of the night.
The final was a fantastic race, with a lead battle containing over a dozen cars at one stage. McNeill was leading the way and fending off allcomers, with Freeburn, Reynolds and Nicholl all attempting to get past him without success. Step forward Wilson, and the Cullybackey star swooped right around the outside line to take the win in fantastic fashion. A messy last lap saw a whole host of penalties handed down, with Reynolds eventually taking the runner up spot ahead of Daniel Rodgers.

Once again the 6-11 year old stars entertained all evening with some spectacular racing. Front runners Christopher Lattka and Tommy Johnston tripped over each other on the final bend when within sight of the flag in heat one. That opened the door for Ahoghill’s Lewis Hazlett to take the win ahead of Cullybackey’s Keegan Turtle. Scottish visitor Lattka looked set to take the heat two glory, only to unfortunately spin out of the lead in the closing stages. That opened the way for a first ever victory for County Down's Alan Beattie ahead of Jake Barnett.
Having come so close in the heats, the final was all about Lattka as he stormed clear early on into a lead he was never going to lose. The son of five-times Stock Rods World Champion Chris ‘Gunner’ Lattka, Christopher powered home to take his first ever win on only his second visit to the Aghadowey circuit. Beattie and Turtle rounded out the top three to end another superb meeting from the youngsters.

Vince Litter took both heat wins in the Lightning Rods, heading home Mark McCambridge in both to earn himself an upgrade for the final. Ian Hobson set the pace in the feature race for some time, before Litter’s attack for the top spot punted Hobson wide and earned a warning from Race Control. Litter went on to take the chequered flag, but he was docked 2 places to third in the final analysis which handed victory to a delighted McCambridge ahead of James McKinney.

A somewhat depleted field of Unlimited National Bangers came to grid, with a close encounter for the King of Aghadowey falling to World Champion Stevo McGrath ahead of Leonard Dunn. Dunn then went on to win both Allcomers races.
Added: 21/08/23

An action packed meeting of short circuit motorsport was enjoyed at Tullyroan Oval on Saturday evening. The Rookie Bangers were on great form, and whilst Garvagh’s Stephen Boyd took the final win it was Limavady based ‘Team Hooligans A’, featuring the Goligher family, that were crowned Irish Teams Champions.
Young Lurgan driver Graham Meek took a tremendous victory in the Moffett Shield for Superstox, whilst Portadown’s Wayne Woolsey continued his great run of form with another final win in the 2.0 Hot Rods. The other feature race wins fell to welcome Tipperary Raceway visitor Eogan Burke in the Stock Rods and Kilmore teenager Lauren Berry in the Junior Productions.

Another big field of Rookie Bangers came to grid for the Irish Teams Championship, raced for by 3-a-side teams. ‘Team Hooligans A’ laid down a marker by taking the top three spots in heat one, led by Lucas Goligher ahead of his brother Josh and father John. Heat two saw even more spectacular action, with Lucas Goligher again hitting the front before he encountered major drama on the back straight and rolled onto his side! His brother Josh came through for the win for their team once again, ahead of Marc Morrell for ‘Bad Company’.
The double points final could have changed the standings dramatically, and amidst even more entertainment it was Stephen Boyd for ‘Bad Company’ who took the victory ahead of Phillip Farrell. Lucas Goligher returned to third after his big crash in the previous race, and that was more than enough to net his ‘Team Hooligans A’ the Irish Teams title.

The magnificent Moffett Shield was up for grabs for the Superstox, with Neil Hyndman setting a great pace in heat one before being demoted by Graham Meek. Graham then succumbed to pressure from Jamie McCann late on as he took the win. Meek and Craig McConnell followed Jamie home. The second heat was a tremendous race with David Beattie the first man across the line, only to be docked two places by the Stewards for jumping the start. That handed victory to Meek ahead of McCann.
Under the floodlights the Moffett Shield final was a spectacular affair, with some fantastic exchanges of bumpers amongst the star men early on. That allowed Meek to edge clear once he had hit the front, with Curtis Greer this time leading the charge to catch the flying teenager. Greer tried an ambitious last bend lunge for the win, but he was just too far back as Meek took the flag for the biggest win of his senior career to date. McConnell nicked second on the line ahead of Greer and Lee Davison. Conor Murphy also received a prize from the Moffett Family for being the first white or yellow grade driver home.

Sean Maher from Tipperary Raceway joined the regulars in a bulging 2.0 Hot Rods entry, with Robbie Barnett setting the pace in the opener before losing out to a flying Michael Woods. Woods took the win over Drew McKeown and Adam Heatrick. Heat two saw Feargal McNally put his new car to good use by taking the win, with the crowd kept on their toes by a superb outside line charge by British Champion Wayne Woolsey to second.
The feature race saw Barnett leading the way early on, before McNally worked his way past at half way to take up the running. All eyes though were once again on Woolsey, as one by one he picked off the others to land on the back bumper of the leader with 5 laps to go. Woolsey hit the outside to take the win and yet another trophy in emphatic style, with McNally, Woods and welcome returnee Gary Butler next home.

Welcome Tipperary visitor Eogan Burke led the way in the opening Stock Rods heat, the youngster losing out to Mark Foster at the half way mark. Foster went on to take the win over Adam Sloan and Jonny Cardwell. A great outside line run from Declan O’Connor saw him a very worthy winner of heat two, with Sloan again in second ahead of Burke.
Burke made a superb getaway to lead the final. But he soon was joined at the head of the field by a four car train of Victor McAfee, Sloan, O’Connor and Foster. It turned into a tremendous finish, with novice grader Burke managing to hold on for a very popular victory over Sloan and Foster.

It was a Berry family benefit in the opening Junior Productions heat, as Lauren led early on only to be demoted by her brother Ryan as he took the win. Lauren made it a family one-two ahead of Jake Devlin. Heat two saw a first ever win in the formula for Andrew Hawe, as he held off girl racers Lauren Berry and Maia Thompson at the flag after a fine drive.
The final saw Lauren Berry stamp her authority on proceedings early on, and despite the best efforts of the others she romped home to a great win. Hawe was again great value in second ahead of Matthew Weir and Ryan Berry.

During the meeting the fans were also treated to some demonstration laps by Hot Rod Hero Norman Woolsey as he celebrated his 80th birthday. Norman was behind the wheel of the Davy McCall Chevette Classic Hot Rod and showed he has lost none of his old flair!
Added: 14/08/23

English driver Ryan Jordan drove a storming race at Tullyroan Oval on Sunday afternoon to take a sensational Irish Open Championship win in the 1300 Stock Cars. The Aldershot driver pounced in the closing stages to take a great victory, whilst local Portadown ace Wayne Woolsey continued his great recent form with a win in the second round of the Hoosier Challenge Series for 2.0 Hot Rods .
Donemana’s Leonard Dunn took victory in the Unlimited National Bangers King of Krash whilst other feature race wins fell to Scotland’s Maia Thompson in the Junior Productions, Kildare’s Tommy Graham in the Classic Hot Rods and Irish Champion Steven Haugh from the Birches in the Superstox.

A number of mainland visitors joined the local 1300 Stock Cars for the Irish Open Championship, with the opening heat falling to Josh McKinstry ahead of England’s Jacob Bromley. Heat two saw a dominant win for Ivan Elliott, the defending Irish Open Champion coming home ahead of Jack Kearney and England’s Joe Giles.
The final turned out to be one of the races of the season, with the bumpers and the lead exchanged on numerous occasions. Gareth Halliday looked good out front early on, even surviving a mid race debris caution to hang onto the lead. The action was relentless throughout the field, with Robbie Wright edging ahead before he too was bundled out of contention. Bromley then hit the front only for Elliott to come back to the lead, having looked totally out of it at one stage!
It boiled down to a last lap shoot out between Elliott, Bromley and Ryan Jordan, with Ryan timing his attack on Elliott to perfection to claim the win, just holding off Bromley on the run to the line in the closest of finishes. Joe Giles and Curtis Tebbenham were next home for an all English top four, with Jonathan Brown and Elliott fifth and sixth respectively.

Vince Litter set the early pace in the opening 2.0 Hot Rods heat, before losing out to a fast charging Michael Woods who went on to win over Drew McKeown and Scott Cochrane. Recently crowned British Champion Wayne Woolsey then took the second heat with a commanding drive over Woods, before repeating the feat with ease in the Hoosier Tyres Challenge Series Round 2 Final with another outstanding drive to earn himself the trophy and a new race tyre. Ryan McCrory impressed on his way to second, ahead of Adam Heatrick and Woods.

An excellent grid of Superstox produced great racing all day, with the opener falling to Jamie McCann after a late race challenge on Lee Davison. Troy Crawford underlined his excellent recent improvement by leading the second heat for some distance, but he just couldn’t hold off Jordan Robinson as he raced past to take the win.
The final saw Davison setting the pace, before an in-form Steven Haugh bumpered his way past, with the Irish Champion going on to take a great win. Craig McConnell and McCann completed the top three.

The opening Junior Productions heat saw a win for Dylan Fegan after he relegated early leader Casey Cherry. The second heat saw a welcome win for Matthew Weir, as he held off Leyton Hughes and Jake Devlin at the flag.
The final saw Maia Thompson slip under Cherry early on to take up the running, and despite pressure from behind, and the star names looming in her mirrors, she held on all the way home to take her first ever race win. Maia even survived a late race caution period which made the win even more impressive, with Callum Doak taking second after he had a tremendous finish powering around the wide outside line. Weir, Cherry and Fegan were next home.

Six Classic Hot Rods arrived to do battle, although we did lose Thomas Dilly to a blown engine in practice. The drivers raced superbly all afternoon, with the Mk2 Escort’s and Anglia’s a sight to behold. Anthony Morgan took the opening heat win after relegating leader Mark Monaghan, before popular veteran Tommy Graham took the second heat by holding off the challenging Morgan. The final again boiled down to a battle between Morgan and Graham, with Tommy once again coming out on top after an impressive drive in the wet conditions.

A smaller than normal field of Unlimited National Bangers saw Leonard Dunn spun out of the early lead in the King of Krash race by Deano McGrath, only for Leonard to fight back in style by catching and spinning Deano out to take the win.
Leonard then also took the first Allcomers race win too, before Stevo McGrath then took victory in the second Allcomers and the DD.
Added: 31/07/23

Despite some horrendous conditions over the weekend, drivers from right across the British Isles served up some superb racing during the annual Summer Speedweekend at Aghadowey Oval. The main event was the Lightning Rods Championship of the World, with Portadown's Nigel Jackson taking a record breaking fourth title win. The British Championship for 2.0 Hot Rods saw another Portadown driver triumph, as Wayne Woolsey raced to victory. The other major title event of the weekend was the Ninja Karts British Championship, with young Suffolk visitor Max Taylor racing to a tremendous victory.

A great entry of Lightning Rods took to the track in sodden conditions for the first of three qualifying heats for the World Championship. Glenavy’s Mark McCambridge took the win with European Champion Nigel Jackson looking ominous as he grabbed second with a great outside line run. Heat two fell the way of English visitor Ashley Birkin, with Jackson again in second spot.
Heat Three saw Irish Champion Stuart Agnew in victory lane with a win, with British Champ Dean Catherwood and Ross Houston getting the best of a big places scrap in second and third.
Conditions were at their worst for the Cherry Pipes sponsored World Championship, with Jackson hitting the front from pole position early on. Throughout the 40 laps Nigel was just revelling in his favoured wet conditions, and he took the chequered flag to record his fourth World title win and on a fourth different circuit too. It also marked the first World title win for a BMW in the formula. Another great fight for second in the pouring rain fell to Catherwood ahead of Birkin and another English driver, Max Goodier.

In the contrasting sunny conditions on Sunday, Jackson was again on top form as he won the NI Open Championship, ahead of Agnew and Catherwood, following another dominant drive.

The opening British Championship qualifier for the 2.0 Hot Rods saw a remarkable drive from Scotland’s Jason Secker, as he sped through from mid grid to take a fine win ahead of fellow countryman Keith Brown. The second heat again saw Secker catching the eye, as he made it two from two to lay down a marker to the rest in the wet conditions. The final heat saw a popular win for East Anglia’s Damian Wright as he held off Cork’s Ian Riordan to take the chequered flag.

The British Championship final was contested on Sunday afternoon, and consistency across the three heats saw Wayne Woolsey on pole position, with Secker alongside at the head of the grid. Despite Secker’s best efforts in the now dry conditions, Woolsey was able to edge clear and build an advantage he wouldn’t lose. The Portadown driver raced home to a decisive win, taking the second British title of his career having last won it in 2008.

The reversed grid British Revenge race saw a morale boosting win for Broughshane’s Adam Weir, before Riordan took the NI Open Championship trophy ahead of Drew McKeown and Ryan McCrory.


Well over 30 Ninja Karts from England, Scotland and Northern Ireland converged on Aghadowey to contest their British Championship. Ahoghill’s Lewis Hazlett took the opening heat ahead of Cullybackey’s Keegan Turtle, before Heat Two fell the way of another local driver, Rowdy Grattan from Portadown. World Champion Mason Carberry from England was second, in a race that will long be remembered for a huge acrobatic crash for National and English Champion Charlie Weston.
Astonishingly Charlie was back on track for the final heat, which fell to Essex lad William Hunn who just held off Scotland’s Stuart Shevill and Max Taylor from Ipswich at the chequered flag.

The British Championship race saw huge spray on the very wet track, with all the young 6-11 year old stars coping admirably. There was a super battle up front throughout, with Taylor taking the biggest win of his career to date as he was crowned British Champion. Shevill and Hunn completed the podium places ahead of Jack Jones.

On Sunday the Irish Open Championship was up for grabs, with three keenly fought heats falling to Jack Morrison, Jaxon York and Taylor. The Irish Open Final was another nail-biting encounter with Taylor taking his second big win of the weekend ahead of Jones and Shevill.

The elite formula of the local racing scene, the National Hot Rods contested the opening round of Diemens.com World Series NI. Amongst the entry was Dungannon's new World Champion Derek Martin, as the road to Ipswich 2024 began in great fashion with a 19-car entry. John Christie claimed the opening heat win ahead of Jeff Riordan, before veteran Andy Stewart drove a superb defensive race in heat two to hold off the pack in the closest of finishes.
The final was all about Christie once again, as he completed his double for the afternoon was a dominant display to win over Carl Sloan and Glenn Bell.

There was some great support racing over the weekend, with Cullybackey’s Curtis Greer taking a heat and final double in the Superstox as he revelled in the wet, whilst the other heat fell to recent returnee to the sport Davy Clarke.

The Stock Rods were also in action in Saturday’s awful weather, and it was Mark Foster from Armagh who grabbed the silverware after the heats had been shared by Dan Shannon and Stevie McNiece.

The Junior Productions fielded a great grid of cars on Sunday afternoon, headed by the new British Champion Joshua Murray. Casey Cherry and Lauren Berry were the heat winners, before Alfie Litter had the drive of his career so far to win the final for his first ever race victory. Matthew Weir and Robbie Dallas completed the podium places.

Added: 24/07/23

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