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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
24/9/2017 @ 2pm

Unlimited National Bangers Nutshaker 2017
plus The Stephen Bannon Memorial Trophy Destruction Derby
National Hot Rods Hankook Performance Tyres World Series NI Round 6
2.0 Hot Rods Hoosier Racing Tire Challenge Series Grand Final

plus Junior Productions & Ninja Karts

Tullyroan Oval
30/9/2017 @ 6.30pm

Lightning Rods 2017 Irish Championship
Junior Productions 2017 Irish Championship
Stock Rods MR Fabrications Challenge Series Grand Final
Classic Hot Rods Dilly Roofing Supplies Northern Ireland Series Round 7

plus 1300 Stock Cars

Aghadowey Oval
7/10/2017 @ 6.30pm

1300 Stock Cars 2017 National Championship & John Griffiths Memorial Trophy
Ninja Karts 2017 Irish Championship
Superstox 2017 Irish Championship
Stock Rods 2017 William Cooke Memorial Trophy

plus Thunder Rods


 

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Ahoghill's Marc Morrell was the toast of Aghadowey Oval on Saturday night when he was crowned 2017 Stock Rods Champion of the World after a superb drive. After a day of intense racing from the formula, Marc came out on top of a scintillating final which kept the huge crowd on their toes right to the very end. There was a full day of high octane action on track, kindly sponsored by PC Paints & Components of Ballymoney, and the other big winner was Portadown's Davy Wright who landed the ProStocks European Championship crown after another excellent race. The other feature race winners were Portadown's Stuart Cochrane in the 2.0 Hot Rods Irish Masters and Drew McKeown in the Junior Productions King of Aghadowey, whilst Norman Purdy took victory in the Thunder Rods.

A capacity entry of 42 of the best Stock Rod drivers in the business arrived at Aghadowey to do battle for the 2017 Championship of the World, with a record 26 visitors joining the 16 top local stars. An exciting opening heat was led initially by Scotland's Jonathan Lattka, but he had no answer to flying Cullybackey racer Curtis Greer. Greer swept ahead to a comfortable win over former Irish Champion Jonny Cardwell, with Kells driver Derek McMillan taking third ahead of Lattka in fourth. The second heat paired the Republic of Ireland's Alan Ramsey and young English star Jack Grandon on the front row. Grandon was on great form in this one, keeping a cool head to record the victory ahead of former World Champions Stuart Smyth and Dean O'Dell in an English lock out of the top places. The final heat saw yet more frantic and competitive racing, with Marc Morrell edging clear early on but he was soon under pressure from a fast moving British Champion Bobbie Johnston. Johnston edged past on the Brown Trout Bend to take the chequered flag, but he was subsequently demoted to third place for contact whilst passing Morrell. Marc thus inherited the win ahead of defending World Champion Stevie McNiece, Johnston and Tipperary racer Robbie Ryan.

The scene was now set for the World Championship final, and the atmosphere in the stadium was at fever pitch as the drivers were given the 'Start Your Engines' signal and set off on their formation laps. Cardwell had gained pole position ahead of Greer, with McMillan and Grandon on row two ahead of Morrell and Smyth. The initial start didn't get far before a stoppage which eliminated the unfortunate Greer. At the second time of asking Cardwell stepped into the early lead ahead of McMillan and Morrell on what was a very greasy track indeed, and the battle was well and truly on with nothing to separate the trio. McMillan found a gap inside Cardwell out onto the back straight to take up the running, Cardwell being forced down the order and into retirement. McMillan edged clear out front, before fluid went down on the raceway from an ailing Ed Davis car. As the pace slowed it was most certainly game on once again, before there was heartbreak for McMillan as he went out with a puncture.
As we headed towards half distance Morrell was now out front and in charge, with the current gold roof holder McNiece now hot on his heels. The duo circulated as one, with Smyth in third before a mechanical issue saw him drop back. The greasy surface meant the slightest slip would have been costly, but Morrell drove like a veteran and even overcame a late race caution period to storm home to the win. The terraces erupted as he took the double chequered flags to be crowned 2017 Champion of the World after a flawless drive, a fantastic birthday present as he turned 21 the very next day. The post race celebrations will live long in the memory for many as Marc received his trophy, with McNiece a gallant second having just fell short in his title defence. Lattka came through for third ahead of Chris Gordon, Chris Woods and Siobhan Martin.

The prestigious European Championship was on the line for the ProStocks, and Portadown's Davy Wright was the early leader in qualifying heat one. A mid race caution period for debris on track proved to be Wright's downfall, as he lost out to Steven Haugh and Jordan McCann as the green flags came back out. A last ditch attempt from McCann couldn't unseat Haugh from the lead, and the British Champion took the flag ahead of McCann and James Goldie. There was great battle in heat two between Irish Champion Dan Shannon, Haugh and Goldie, but Adam White got the jump on them all after a late mix up to take the victory over Shannon and Haugh.
Haugh and Shannon shared the front row for the European title race, only for Haugh to end up dumped in the fence on the opening lap. Wright charged ahead at the resumption, swapping the lead with McCann in an excellent battle. Track conditions were changing constantly, and as it dried out Shannon came on a great run having dropped down the order early on. Wright was in charge up front though, and even an audacious last bend lunge from Shannon couldn't unseat him from the premier spot. Davy came home to land the biggest victory of his career so far and in some style too, with White nipping through to second in the dash to the line ahead of a gallant Shannon in third.

Gerry Hendry from Scotland went ahead early in the opening heat of the 2.0 Hot Rods Irish Masters, before losing out on the slippery track to Allen Cherry. The Tullyroan driver came through to take the victory over Feargal McNally and Hendry. The reversed grid second heat saw Cherry again a major player, but it was European Champion Stephen Emerson who finally took the win over Stuart Cochrane.
Cherry led the final away from Cochrane, before a slip out onto the back straight allowed Cochrane through to the lead. Stuart held everyone off all the way home to take the win and the title, ahead of Emerson and Cherry.

The Junior Productions were contesting the King of Aghadowey title, and NI Points Champion Drew McKeown produced a masterclass once again the land the title. Sam McNeice was the early heat one winner, before McKeown took charge in the closing laps to take the victory from well down the grid. Heat two was an excellent race, with Adam McFall putting in a great drive to take the chequers ahead of McKeown and Matthew Nicholl.
From pole position McKeown was never troubled in the King of Aghadowey final, racing home to the win ahead of great effort from Gareth Halliday who took second ahead of Adam Weir.

A good field of Thunder Rods rounded out the programme, with the opening heat seeing the lead contested by six cars at one stage. Norman Purdy took the win after on the road winner Mark Dunlop was dropped for contact. Early pacesetter Johnny Pollock retired from the lead of heat two, before a great fight developed late on between Purdy and Davy Wilson. Wilson produced a fine drive around the outside to snatch the win in great style.
Purdy was again the man to beat in the final, fighting a serious rearguard battle against Andrew McLean and Wilson. Norman held on out front to record his second victory of the night and earn a rise to the star grade for the next meeting. McLean and Dunlop filled out the places.
Added: 05/06/17

Hot on the heels of their World Championship final the previous evening at Aghadowey, the Stock Rods again excelled at Tullyroan Oval on Sunday afternoon as they contested the Tullyroan Challenge Cup. Having been disappointed the previous day by an early exit from the World Final, Cullybackey ace Curtis Greer was on top form to lift the trophy after four excellent races across the day. The coveted Ninja Karts Keir Millar Memorial Trophy fell the way of Portadown's Daniel Stewart after a superb tussle, whilst another Portadown driver, Steven Haugh, took victory in the ProStocks Irish Masters. Other feature race wins at the meeting, sponsored by PC Paints & Components, fell to Lee Johnston (Superstox) and Ricky Shaw (Lightning Rods).

Track conditions were changeable all afternoon due to the showery weather, and the opening Stock Rods heat saw Middlesex based former World Champion Stuart Smyth settle into the early lead. He was tracked by Curtis Greer, with Curtis sweeping past to the lead and the win at half distance. Shane McMillan snatched second late on ahead of Smyth. Ed Davis led from pole in heat two ahead of England's Maison Waugh, with Waugh briefly slipping ahead on lap ten. Another English racer, Eric Walker, was on a charge and edged past into the lead as the race progressed. As Walker took an excellent win, James Morris and Scottish former World Champion Chris Lattka took second and third. The final qualifier saw a great early battle between newly crowned World Champion Marc Morrell and English visitor Jack Bradburn. As they tussled hard, Ashley Brown scythed through to take the win for England ahead of Morrell and Bedfordshire's Dean O'Dell.
On aggregate points Derek McMillan had landed pole for the final thanks to his consistency during his two heats, with Morris alongside ahead of Jonny Cardwell and Greer. The track was drying fast after a shower, leaving set up a real gamble for all the drivers. McMillan set off out front, but Greer was on a mission and quickly took up the running as McMillan struggled for pace on the drying surface. Lattka soon had Derek under pressure too, going past to begin the chase after Greer. Curtis was well down the road by now though, and he cruised home to a telling Tullyroan Challenge Cup victory over Lattka and Morrell, who rounded out his superb weekend in third ahead of Walker in fourth.

Some welcome Scottish visitors boosted the Ninja Karts grid for the coveted Keir Millar Memorial Trophy, held annually in memory of the talented young racer from Scotland who was a frequent race winner during his visits to the Tullyroan track. Scotland's Bailey Millar, a cousin of Keir, took a fitting win in the opening heat as he raced home to the win despite severe pressure from Corey Stirling who finished second. Irish Champion Stewart Hanna led much of the distance in heat two, but lost out to Daniel Stewart right at the death with Jack Morrow also racing through to second.
Stewart and Millar shared the front row for the final, and they were joined in an intense battle all the way by Aaron Ward. Despite the gallant efforts of Millar, Portadown's Stewart held on to take the win and with it the impressive Keir Millar Memorial Trophy. Millar, Ward and Hanna were next home after another thrilling afternoon's racing from the young drivers.

The ProStocks were down in numbers after a bruising European Championship the previous evening at Aghadowey, and it was great to see Euro winner Davy Wright already sporting the red and yellow chequered roof. A lively opener fell to Adam White ahead of Joe Largey and Greg McMullan. British Champion Steven Haugh initially led the second heat, but amidst plenty of contact it was Irish Champion Dan Shannon who took control of affairs and the win ahead of McMullan and Wright.
Like most classes during the afternoon, track conditions played their part in the Irish Masters final, with Shannon the leader for the first half of the race distance. Haugh moved ahead as they entered the final stages, taking the Masters crown in great fashion ahead of McMullan and White.

Another encouraging field of Superstox produced some excellent racing, with Chris McArdle racing through to a fine opening heat win over Sean Mark and Gary Chambers. Conor Murphy moved past early pacesetters Ian McAllister and Adam Lockhart to lead heat two, but he had his mirrors full of a fast charging Gary Chambers as the laps dwindled away. Chambers pulled off a well timed last bend hit to unseat Murphy, the Newry man taking a sensational win ahead of Denver Grattan and the recovering Murphy.
The final was all about Portadown's Lee Johnston, the former Stock Rods star racing clear early on into an unassailable lead. Despite the best effort of the others, led by Irish Champion Denver Grattan, Johnston powered home to his first ever feature race win. Grattan and Murphy filled out the podium.

Ricky Shaw made the most of his downgrading on the starting grid to race clear in the opening Lightning Rods heat, but he had British Champion Jordan Rochford bearing down on him as the chequered flag loomed and the track dried. Rochford went ahead with just two to go to take the win over Shaw and Ally Neill. Shaw made no mistake in heat two, taking the lead from Ally Neill to grab the victory over Neill and World Champion Gary Beggs.
Welcome visitor Alex Butterly led the opening laps of the final, but he could offer little resistance to a flying Shaw. Ricky hit the front on lap six, and wasn't troubled all the way home to the silverware. Neill and Scott Cochrane filled out the top three.
Added: 05/06/17

Th latest points standing for some of our formulae have been published.

In the AutoWeld 1300 Stock Cars NI Points Championship, Adrian McKinstry leads the way after his storming start to the season, ahead of Michael Logan and defending champion Jon McQuillan. McQuillan heads Logan in the 2017 World Championship qualifying points, whilst McKinstry leads the way after the opening round of the Ryan Wright Signs Iron Man Series.

Things are tight at the top of the A McKeown & Son NI Points Championship for Junior Productions, where reigning silver roof Drew McKeown and Ben Bruce are tied at the top of the standings, one point ahead of Graham Meek.

Last Saturday night saw the conclusion of the Lightning Rods World Championship qualifying season, and it was British Champion Jordan Rochford who came home a clear winner over Scott Cochrane. In their 2ke Engineering Challenge Series Mark McCambridge is the early leader ahead of Ally Neill and Ricky Shaw.

The National Hot Rods Cirrus Plastics DMC Race Promotions Points Championship sees defending champ Jaimie McCurdy move ahead after another productive evening at Tullyroan on Saturday night, whilst Irish Champion Denver Grattan heads the NIOvalTV Series for Superstox ahead of Conor Murphy and Stephen Stewart.

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: 2905/17

A superb evening of racing was served up by all five formulas on show at Tullyroan Oval on Saturday night, with close, competitive action the order of the day. National Hot Rods World Champion Adam Maxwell was victorious in the penultimate round of World Series NI, whilst the other feature race wins at the meeting, sponsored by Bell Building of Portadown, fell to Banbridge driver Denver Grattan (Superstox), Ballymena's Aaron Ward (Ninja Karts), Glenavy racer Mark McCambridge (Lightning Rods) and Portadown's Jeff Richardson (Classic Hot Rods).

The opening National Hot Rods heat took place on a damp and tricky surface, with Ben McKee slotting ahead early on before losing out to Ian McReynolds. The Lurgan driver had no answer to a flying World Champion Adam Maxwell though, the Crumlin ace slipping ahead and on to take the chequered flag. Adam unfortunately was docked two places in the final result for jumping the start, handing victory to Broughshane's Jaimie McCurdy ahead of Keith Martin. The track was back in tip top condition for heat two, with early pacesetter Phillip McCloy losing out to McReynolds on lap eight. Ian held on all the way to the flag as the pack battled hard behind him, with Gary Wilson and Maxwell rounding out the top three
Aggregate heat points saw McReynolds and McCurdy on the front row for the final, and McReynolds duly set off in the lead with Maxwell slotting into second, Maxwell found an opening right on half distance to move ahead, with McCurdy trailing through to second in his wake. Behind there was a huge places scrap going on between Stewart Doak, John Christie, Shane Murray, Mark Heatrick and more, but up front the World Champion had all under control as Adam took the honours over McCurdy, Adam Heatrick and Glenn Bell.

The Superstox were contesting the opening round of the lucrative NIOvalTV Series and it was pleasing to see a fantastic entry on hand, the largest of the season so far. The damp conditions in heat one saw early drama for Lee Johnston and Andrew Morrow bringing out the yellow flags, and on the resumption Gary Chambers worked his way to the front. He was being tracked by Stephen Stewart, and Stewart duly went in with the bumper three laps from home to secure a telling victory for his RCE engineered machine. Chambers and Lee Davison filled out the places. Heat two will go down as one of the races of the year, with Greg Hyndman the early leader before he was deposed by Johnston. The front runners all came together over the final laps, and into the last bend a whole gaggle were chasing the win. The bumpers went flying in and it was Irish Champion Denver Grattan who came through to take a sensational victory by a hair's breadth having started the final lap in fourth spot. Conor Murphy was good value in second ahead of Aaron McNeilly and Johnston.
Ian McAllister and then Hyndman led early on in the final, which would turn out to be a bruising affair. Johnston hit the front after he and Hyndman exchanged blows and the top spot on a couple of occasions. Johnston had no answer however when Grattan came knocking on his rear bumper, Denver going ahead on lap thirteen. Even a late race caution period when David McMenemy found himself perched on top of Chris McArdle couldn't thwart Grattan's victory charge, and he took the honours ahead of Murphy and Johnston, the latter taking a well earned trophy for top white or yellow grade finisher from generous sponsors NIOvalTV.

The Ninja Karts Tullyroan Challenge Cup final was also a fantastic encounter, with a huge lead battle from start to finish between six or more drivers. Pole starter Jack Morrow led most of the way, swapping the lead with Aaron Ward at one stage in an enthralling race. Morrow was in front at the chequered flag, but was unfortunately demoted two places by the Race Stewards for contact on Ward during the race. That elevated Ward to the Challenge Cup win over Stewart Hanna, with Daniel Stewart inheriting third after the Morrow team refused to accept the third place trophy.
Earlier both heats had been won in some style by Morrow, but his load up from the meeting after the incidents after the final saw them wiped from the record books, handing the victories to Stewart and Sam Percy.

The Lightning Rods were contesting the opening round of the 2ke Engineering Challenge Series, with returnee Steven McNeill a welcome addition to the field. Ricky Shaw was the man on a mission in the opening heat, scything past early leader Dermot Tynan to take the win over Mark McCambridge and British Champion Jordan Rochford. McCambridge went one better in heat two, taking a decisive victory over Shaw and Ally Neill to gain himself pole position for the final.
Shaw shared the front row for the final with McCambridge, with Mark moving ahead of Ally Neill early on as Shaw got crossed up into turn three. The incident bought McCambridge some breathing space up front, and he duly romped home to take the silverware and a generous voucher from the series sponsors 2ke Engineering. Mark also earned himself a rise back to the star grade courtesy of his two wins, with Scott Cochrane, Rochford and Neill following him home in the final.

Once again the sight of the Classic Hot Rods thrilled the race fans as they contested the latest round of the Dilly Roofing Supplies NI Series. Kenny Wilson and Jeff Richardson shared the lead early on in the opener, before National Champion Clive Richardson roared through to take the win over Irish Points Champion Thomas Dilly and Irish Grand Prix winner Gary O'Neill, after initial third placed finisher Anthony Morgan was removed from the results for a tyre irregularity. Clive Richardson ruled the roost again in heat two, this time relegating his brother Jeff with just four laps remaining to take the win.
Jeff Richardson once again led the final, and despite a very serious challenge late on by Clive it was Jeff who took a deserved win over Clive, with O'Neill in third.
Many thanks to our meeting sponsors, Bell Building of Portadown Tel: 07921 256826
Added: 28/05/17

A competitive afternoon across five formulas produced title win for Glenavy's Dan Shannon and Bleary's Drew McKeown on Sunday afternoon at Tullyroan Oval. Shannon was victorious in the ProStocks Tullyroan Challenge Cup whilst McKeown took the Junior Productions Golden Helmet, both completing hat-tricks in the process. Other feature race winners at the meeting, sponsored by A McKeown & Son Fruit & Veg, fell to Stephen Emerson (2.0 Hot Rods), Adrian McKinstry (1300 Stock Cars) and Sammy Fisher (Rookie Bangers).

The opening heat for the ProStocks was led for much of the distance by William McFaul, but in the closing stages he had his mirrors full of Irish Champion Dan Shannon. Shannon went in with the bumper to perfection on the last lap to grab the win, with McFaul second ahead of a battling Steven Haugh and Ryan Abernethy. Greg McMullan led the second heat in similar fashion to McFaul, only for Shannon to pounce once again on the last bend to take another great win as McMullan and Abernethy filled the places.
Shannon's 100% record obviously netted him pole position for the final, and when the early contact failed to materialise he was gone and off into a huge lead in the Tullyroan Challenge Cup decider. As he swept home to the title win in fine style, a great battle for the places fell the way of McFaul over Davy Wright and Abernethy.

NI Points Champion Drew McKeown was in emphatic form as he took a hat-trick of all three race wins in the Junior Productions to land the Golden Helmet Trophy. From pole he was never challenged in the opener as he took the win over Ben Bruce and Adam Weir, after Graham Meek lost two places at the hands of the Steward for contact. Weir, Joel McPeake and Meek were amongst those to hit trouble early in heat two, whilst up front McKeown found a way past Sam McNeice to take his second victory of the day over McNeice and Matthew Nicholl.
McKeown stamped his authority all over the final, racing clear to land the A McKeown and Son Golden Helmet title, sponsored by his family's business, in outstanding style. A great charge from Meek saw him net second after a great drive, with McNeice good value in third.

A great drive from Allen Cherry saw him take the win in the opening 2.0 Hot Rods heat, pulling off a superb outside line pass on Aaron Beattie to take the honours. A late run by Stuart Cochrane netted him second, ahead of Beattie in third. Beattie continued his fine start to the season with a win in heat two, holding off European Champion Stephen Emerson and Pat Casey to the flag.
Aggregate points formed the grid for the final of the opening round of the Hoosier Racing Tyres Challenge Series, with Beattie and Emerson sharing the front row. Beattie impressively held off the initial challenge of his much more experienced rival, before a mechanical problem forced Aaron out. That left Emerson clear in the lead, and although Cochrane kept him honest all the way home it was Emerson who took the honours and the new Hoosier race tyre courtesy of the sponsors. Cochrane, an impressive Brian Cherry and Feargal McNally filled the places.

The 1300 Stock Cars were racing in the opening round of the Ryan Wright Signs Iron Man Series, and it was early season form man Adrian McKinstry who took the opening heat win over Aaron Rainey and Michael Logan. Logan was the man to beat in heat two, taking the win this time over Rainey and McKinstry. For the final it was highest points scorer to the front of each grade, and once again Logan went ahead but had no answer when the flying McKinstry arrived on the scene. Adrian powered ahead to take the win over Rainey and Logan.

The Rookie Bangers had their first Ulster outing of the year, and after a quiet opener things became very lively and interesting for heat two and the final. The opener fell to usual National Bangers star Stevo McGrath over long time leader Paul O'Connor. An excellent second heat saw Peter McKenna-Murray lead the way for much of the distance, but he sensationally lost out to O'Connor on the final lap.
A hugely entertaining final saw all sorts of action right around the track, with Sammy Fisher establishing himself out front after McKenna-Murray had led the initial laps. Fisher was equal to all the attempts to stop him on his tracks, and was awarded the win after a late stoppage for a hefty knock on the back straight. Behind the victorious Fisher, Christy Bradley and Rodney Herron filled out the podium.
Photos with thanks to John Wolsey
Many thanks to our meeting sponsors, A McKeown & Son Fruit & Veg, Tel: 028 3832 6319
Added: 22/05/17

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