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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
28/4/2018 @ 6.30pm

Lightning Rods 2ke Engineering Challenge Series Round 1
1300 Stock Cars Ryan Wright Signs Iron Man Series Round 1
plus 2.0 Hot Rods, Stock Rods & Thunder Rods

Tullyroan Oval
5/5/2018 @ 6.30pm

National Hot Rods Hankook Performance Tyres World Series NI Round 11
2.0 Hot Rods Hoosier Racing Tire Challenge Series Round 1
1300 Stock Cars 2018 Tullyroan Challenge Cup
plus Lightning Rods & Ninja Karts

Aghadowey Oval
7/5/2018 @ 2pm

May Day Madness!
Classic Hot Rods NI Series Round 2 - The King of Aghadowey
Stock Rods PC Paints & Components Challenge Series Round 1
also Superstox, ProStocks & Thunder Rods
plus Bank Holiday Caravan Destruction Derby!!


 

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On a night of excellent racing at Tullyroan Oval on Saturday, Portadown's Glenn Bell was victorious on the National Hot Rods Ulster Championship, whilst Ballymena's Victor McAfee took victory in a closely fought Stock Rods Irish Championship. Another Portadown driver, Jordan Rochford, took victory in the Grand Final of the Lightning Rods 2ke Engineering Challenge series, whilst other winners at the Hankook Performance Tyres sponsored 'Hot Rod Heaven' meeting were Stephen Emerson (2.0 Hot Rods) and Thomas Dilly (Classic Hot Rods).

Glenn Bell beat Shane Murray away at the green flag to take up the running in the opening National Hot Rods qualifier for the first running of the Ulster Championship, the 2012 World Champion storming home to a great win over NI Champion Shane Murray and Gary Wilson. The reversed grid heat two saw a win for Adam Hylands, with Derek Martin keeping him honest all the way home in second ahead of Jaimie McCurdy and British Champion John Christie.
Bell and Hylands shared the front row for the Hankook Ulster Championship final, with McCurdy and Christie on row two ahead of Murray and Martin. Bell led them away, and despite the best efforts of Hylands, Glenn was able to edge clear out front. The pace under the lights was fantastic, as Bell stormed home to take the inaugural Ulster Championship victory over Hylands, Murray, Martin and Christie.

On points scored during the 2017 season, Jonny Cardwell and Victor McAfee occupied the front row for the 2017 Stock Rods Irish Championship. Cardwell settled into the lead with McAfee tracking his every move, until they entered the closing stages of the race. Cardwell ran wide into turn one, handing the lead to McAfee as some fluid on the raceway made the going somewhat tricky. Cardwell came back to challenge, with contact into turn three sending McAfee wide. Cardwell assumed the lead once again and led home McAfee, with Shane McMillan right there challenging too during the final laps. A lengthy Stewards Enquiry followed as the track videos were viewed, and Cardwell was unfortunately demoted two places handing a seventh Irish Championship victory to McAfee ahead of McMillan, with Cardwell in third.
A messy start to the reversed grid Irish Revenge race saw impressive recent newcomer Sam Wilson out front early on, before former World Champion Stevie McNiece found a way past on the inside line to record a clear win. Cardwell fought through from the rear to take a creditable second ahead of McMillan and McAfee.

The climax of the popular 2ke Engineering Challenge Series for Lightning Rods saw two heats before the Grand Final was lined up in aggregate points order from across the series. Tim Hazlett was the star turn in both heats, running down long time leader Dermot Tynan in the opener to take the win over Aaron Brunton and Mark McCambridge, and then cruising home to another victory in the second over Vince Litter and Brunton.
The final saw star men Jordan Rochford and Scott Cochrane on the front row on aggregate points, with Rochford quickly settling into the lead. As Cochrane's challenge faded, Ricky Shaw came through to chase the leader, but Rochford held on for the win despite his car ailing with engine problems over the final laps. Jordan took the 2ke Engineering Challenge Series trophy and two new race tyres ahead of Shaw and Richard Stewart.

Thomas Morrison led the opening heat for the 2.0 Hot Rods, before being challenged by Aaron Beattie. Former European Champion Stephen Emerson quickly moved through to second before a late challenge for the lead saw Morrison spin out and Emerson subsequently disqualified. Adam Best came through the chaos to take the win over Stuart Cochrane and Ryan McClure. Morrison put things to right with a fine win in heat two despite the pack closing near the end, Thomas leading home Sean Dynes and Beattie in this one.
Morrison again led them away in the final, with an early caution period wiping out his advantage. He led again on the restart but was challenged by Beattie, who forcefully made his way past to the front. Emerson was one to watch again in this one, slipping past Sean Dynes to go second and challenge Beattie for the top placing. Beattie held on to take the flag, but was subsequently docked two places for the contact which removed Morrison from the lead. That handed victory to Emerson ahead of Dynes and the relegated Beattie.

The latest round of the Dilly Roofing Supplies NI Series for Classic Hot Rods saw Gerry Rothwell and Adrian Boyle from the Republic of Ireland join the local stars, with Gary O'Neill the winner of the opener over Thomas Dilly, after second on the road Clive Richardson was disqualified for contact on Dilly at the start of the race. O'Neill again triumphed in the second heat in his Anglia over Dilly and Richardson, before it was Dilly who raced home to the feature race final victory over O'Neill and Rothwell. Thomas then kindly presented the new race tyre for winning the final, sponsored by his own company, to novice grader Boyle.
Added: 15/10/17

DMC Race Promotions in association with Spedeworth Motorsports are proud to announce that #59 Steven Bolton has been confirmed as 2017 Unlimited National Bangers Champion of the World after Saturday's race at Foxhall Stadium, Ipswich. Having initially been awarded second place, a full investigation by promoters Spedeworth Motorsports has confirmed Steven as the rightful winner of the sports most prestigious prize.

Steven takes his place in the history books as Northern Ireland's first ever winner of the World Final, joining the illustrious band of Ulster gold roof winners across the various oval racing classes.

DMC Race Promotions would like to offer huge congratulations to Steven, and he is all set for a heroes welcome home when the National Bangers are next in action at the Tullyroan Oval Gala Night on Saturday October 28th.

Added: 11/10/17

On a night of thrilling championship action at Aghadowey Oval on Saturday night, England's Ian Beaumont was the big winner when he scooped the 2017 National Championship for 1300 Stock Cars. There were also two coveted Irish Championship titles on offer, with Denver Grattan completing a hat-trick with his third Superstox triumph in as many years whilst Daniel Stewart won a nail biting Ninja Karts Irish title. Former World Champion Stevie McNiece took the honours in the William Cooke Memorial Trophy for Stock Rods with David Wilson a worthy winner in the Thunder Rods at the meeting kindly sponsored by S McAfee and Son of Ballymena.

A fantastic field of 1300 Stock Cars, including visitors from England and Scotland, arrived to do battle for the National Championship. Norfolk's British Champion Will Morphey was the first to show in the opening heat, before he lost out to his younger brother Charlie. This was Charlie's first ever meeting in the formula having just graduated from the junior Ministox formula in England, and the 16-year-old sensationally held on to win his first ever race in the senior ranks! Nicky Lowry came through for second after a great drive with Ivan Elliott in third. Like the opening heat, the second qualifier was full of action all around the raceway. This time Lowry was in total control as he took the honours. Will Morphey produced a perfectly timed hit on Michael Logan on the last bend to snatch second place in style.
Lowry had gained pole position for the National final, totally surrounded by the visiting Morphey family with Charlie, Will and George next on the line up. It was always going to be a frantic first turn, with Lowry well and truly despatched to the wall, ending his chances. Through the chaos came the World Champion Ian Beaumont, slipping past to take up the running and edge clear. Even a mid-race caution period couldn't halt his charge to the National title, Ian taking the double chequers to add another championship to his impressive CV. Will Morphey got the better of a great scrap with Lincolnshire's Dan Booth for second, with Charlie Morphey, George Morphey and top local finisher Calvin Blake rounding out the top six.
The last race of the evening was for the prestigious John Griffiths Memorial Trophy, and yet another action packed encounter saw Beaumont again take the victory over George Morphey and Blake, with all three receiving some excellent prizes courtesy of the McCrory and Griffiths families.

Denver Grattan and Lee Davison shared the front row for the Superstox Irish Championship, with Grattan leading the way early on before a yellow caution for Gary Chambers stranded on the Brown Trout Bend. Grattan again took the initiative out front at the restart, with Davison staying with him but just not close enough to land a telling blow. Denver powered home to his third Irish Championship triumph in as many years, with late drama seeing Davison lose second as he tripped over a backmarker. Stephen Stewart and Gary Grattan thus rounded out the podium places.
The reverse grid Irish Revenge race saw recent newcomer Brian Lammey the polesitter, but he got caught up with a number of cars on the opening lap allowing Gregg Hyndman to charge clear. Davison was soon on his case though, Lee slipping past to take victory over Aaron McNeilly and Stewart.

Daniel Stewart and defending champion Stewart Hanna occupied the front row for the coveted Irish Championship for the Ninja Karts, and the duo went on to produce a breathtaking race. There was never anything between them at all as the jostled nose to tail throughout the encounter. It was Stewart who got clear nearing the end to record a fantastic victory over Hanna, with Max Hobson producing the drive of his short career to take third position.
The reverse grid Irish Revenge race saw Stewart spin out early on as Jack Morrow set the initial pace. Hanna was soon on his tail though, with the duo swapping and changing the lead over the closing laps. Hanna just got the verdict on the line for a great win, with Morrow and Hobson next up.

The Stock Rods were utilising the reverse grid qualifying format for the coveted William Cooke Memorial Trophy, with Stevie McNiece taking the honours in the opener ahead of Shane McMillan and Ryan Murphy, after Derek McMillan was dropped two places from second for contact on Jonny Cardwell. Defending trophy holder Ben McCully led the second heat away, but lost out mid race to World Champion Marc Morrell who stormed home to the win over McCully and Victor McAfee.
McNiece and McAfee shared the front row for the Memorial Trophy final, with a very interesting side note that Cardwell and McAfee were now just one point apart going into what was the final points scoring race of the Maxwell Freight Services 2017 NI Points Championship. As McNiece pulled clear to record the win, Cardwell sensationally retired handing the points initiative to McAfee. Disaster struck for Victor though just a few laps later though, as he too hit mechanical gremlins which handed the NI Points title to Cardwell by the narrowest of margins. McNiece was a proud winner of the William Cooke Memorial Trophy, with Morrell and Shane McMillan completing the podium.

The Thunder Rods completed the programme with three thrilling races, each led away by newcomer Adrian Hillis. It was William Donnell who surged through to land the opening heat win over Ashley Hawe and Noel Mark, with Gareth Robinson the man to beat in heat two as he recorded a great win from the star grade over Donnell and Jason Darragh.
Hillis and Hawe disputed the lead in the feature race final, sponsored by S McAfee and Son, before David Wilson arrived on the scene after a great charge. The Cullybackey man took the win in fine style ahead of Hawe, Hillis and Robinson.
Photos by John Wolsey

Added: 09/10/17

On a night of thrilling action at Tullyroan Oval, Portadown's Nigel Jackson and Bleary's Drew McKeown lifted Irish Championship titles in the Lightning Rods and Junior Productions respectively. As well as the two fabulous championship events, there were also wins at the Derek McMillan Commercial Refinishers sponsored meeting for Stevie McNiece (MR Fabrications Stock Rods Challenge Series), Clive Richardson (Classic Hot Rods) and Bradley Woods (1300 Stock Cars).

An excellent field of almost twenty Lightning Rods took to the track for the coveted Irish Championship title, lined up in points scoring order from throughout the season. A hectic start saw a huge turn one incident, which caused a stoppage and eliminated a number of runners from the restart. At the second time of asking front row starters Jordan Rochford and Scott Cochrane battled hard, with Cochrane getting his nose in front before oil on the raceway made the going very slippery indeed. Rochford went to retake the lead only for he and Cochrane to tangle, which opened the door for Nigel Jackson to nip past on the wide outside in an opportune move as he revelled in his favoured tricky conditions. Nigel had started fourteenth on the grid, and was now sensationally out front! He stretched clear as the laps progressed, with Rochford managing to recover to second on the road. As Jackson took the title for the fourth time since DMC Race Promotions were founded in 2003, Rochford was docked two places for early contact on Ricky Shaw. That elevated World Champion Aaron Stewart to second ahead of Stephen Hollywood in third. Unfortunately Hollywood later failed the post race technical checks and was subsequently removed from the result.
The reverse grid Irish Revenge race saw Aaron Brunton set the pace out front, before Richard Stewart found a way past to take the flag. The manner of his driving before and during his pass on Brunton caught the eye of Race Control though, and he was penalised two places in the final analysis. That handed victory to Aaron Stewart ahead of Vince Litter.

The Junior Productions also lined up in points scoring order from throughout the season for their Irish Championship, led away by Drew McKeown ahead of Graham Meek and Sam McNeice. Meek made a sterling challenge for the lead in the opening laps, but McKeown smoothly withstood the pressure to edge clear. Meek came back in the closing stages, but McKeown had all under control and came home for a deserved second Irish Championship victory after an excellent drive. Meek could be well pleased in second, ahead of another great drive from McNeice to take third.
The Irish Revenge race saw a clear win for Gareth Halliday, the Vauxhall Nova driver cruising home ahead of Adam McFall and Meek.

The Stock Rods were racing in the Grand Final of the popular MR Fabrications Challenge Series, with a debut for Daniel Rodgers and visits from Tipperary racers Paddy O'Dwyer and Philip Heery amongst the entry. Heat One saw Stuart Agnew setting the pace before Owen McGrath bundled his way ahead. McGrath withstood some heavy pressure from former World Champion Stevie McNiece all the way to the flag, but McNiece took the win when Owen was demoted for the earlier contact on Agnew. McGrath put the record straight with the win in heat two, again demoting Agnew from the top spot and this time withstanding a late charge from Jonny Cardwell.
Points from across the series lined up the grid for the Grand Final of the MR Fabrications Challenge Series, with Victor McAfee on pole position ahead of Ed Davis. McAfee got the drop at the green flag to lead them away, with McNiece quickly steeping forward to offer a substantial challenge for the lead. Lap after lap McAfee held him off, until McNiece just and no more got himself under the Ballymena stalwart heading into the Tullyroan bend. McNiece romped home to take the win ahead of McAfee and World Champion Marc Morrell, with all three receiving new Yokohama race tyres courtesy of series sponsor Michael Rodgers of MR Fabrications.

As always the small band of Classic Hot Rods produced some thrilling action in their Escorts and Anglias. Jeff Richardson took the flag in heat one by just holding off Gary O'Neill, but O'Neill inherited the win when Richardson failed a post race tyre check. Welcome Scottish visitor Kenny Purdie was a popular winner of heat two, although he was right on the ragged edge to hold off local ace Thomas Dilly.
The final, the latest round of the DRS Steelbuildings NI Series, was one of the races of the night with O'Neill setting the pace but being chased down by Clive Richardson. O'Neill looked like he had done enough to fend off his attacker, but Richardson got a tremendous slingshot into turn three on the final lap to edge the win on the line by a whisker. It was a sensational effort from Clive to land the silverware, whilst O'Neill had the consolation of a new race tyre from DRS as the night's top points scorer.

The biggest 1300 Stock Cars grid of the season so far produced some superb action, with Antrim's Bradley Woods coming through the rough and tumble action to take the opening heat win ahead of Nicky Lowry and Ivan Elliott. Heat two saw a huge back straight rollover for NI Points Champion Jon McQuillan, and the resultant yellow caution period wiped out the lead Woods had already built up in this one. Lowry managed to bumper his way to the lead on the resumption to take a fine win over Elliott and Woods.
McQuillan worked wonders in the pits to return his Corsa for the final, which again saw Woods thrust clear early on to build a commanding lead. Nothing was going to stop Bradley completing his double for the evening, and he duly raced home to the trophy ahead of Lowry and Joshua McMullan.
Many thanks to our meeting sponsors, Derek McMillan Commercial Refinishers and LM Paints
Added: 01/10/17

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