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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
Aghadowey Oval
20/4/2024 @ 6.30pm

2.0 Hot Rods 2024 King of Aghadowey
Superstox
Thunder Rods
Ninja Karts
1300 Stock Cars

Tullyroan Oval
27/4/2024 @ 6.30pm

National Hot Rods Diemens.com World Series NI Round 12
Junior Productions The Moffett Shield 2024
Rookie Bangers 2024 Spring Classic

Stock Rods
Lightning Rods

Tullyroan Oval
4/5/2024 @ 6.30pm

Unlimited National Bangers 2024 King of Krash
Superstox 2024 Tullyroan Challenge Cup
Thunder Rods 2024 Tullyroan Challenge Cup
1300 Stock Cars 2024 Tullyroan Challenge Cup

2.0 Hot Rods


 


 

 
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A fantastic afternoon of Banger racing entertained the sun drenched crowds at Aghadowey Oval on Sunday. Ballymoney’s Steven Bolton successfully defended his Shamwreck title in the Unlimited National Bangers, whilst Birmingham visitor Joey Holmes Jnr took the win in the 1600 Rookie Bangers Irish Open Championship.
The support races saw feature race wins for Bangor’s Craig McConnell in the Superstox and Portglenone’s Clifford Gordon in the Thunder Rods, both drivers having earlier won a heat too.

First up for the Unlimited National Bangers was their main event, Shamwreck 2023. Leonard Dunn burst ahead early on in the race, before rear end damage saw him drop out of contention. That handed top spot to Kieran McIvor, but he couldn’t withstand the advances of defending champion Steven Bolton, as the former World Champion swept past to make it two in a row ahead of McIvor and Deano McGrath.
The Allcomers saw a great dice for the lead between Bolton and Gordy McKee for much of the distance, with the lead swapped on a number of occasions. Bolton just had the edge when it mattered most, taking the flag ahead of McKee and McGrath
The Dash for Cash race saw Dunn take the victory, after only just surviving clipping the stranded Jonathan Compelli car on the home straight. The meeting concluded with the James ‘The Cat’ Smith Memorial Destruction Derby which fell to Strabane’s Tony Gillespie in his limousine as the last car moving.

A fantastic entry of 1600 Rookie Bangers took to the track for their opening heat, with English star Joey Holmes Jnr moving past early leader Craig Bodenham to take a clear win over Gavin Gamble and Bodenham.
Heat two was the race of the day, with a titanic battle for the lead with a number of cars involved. Marc Morrell and Gamble had spells out front before Seven Boyd went ahead late on, only to be then spun aside by the others! Another English ace, Swindon’s Brad Wickson, sneaked ahead to take the win over Morrell and the recovered Boyd.
Heat winners Holmes and Wickson shared the front row for the Irish Open Championship final, with Holmes quickly edging clear amidst the chaos all around him. As the action continued right through the event, Holmes took the win in emphatic style ahead of Wickson and Boyd, with Phillip Farrell and Dylan Connolly rounding out the top five.
The Dash for Cash support race fell the way of Boyd ahead of Josh Goligher and William McFaul, before the Destruction Derby was won by Farrell after he finished off Chris Herron on the Brown Trout Bend.

Brian Lammey looked on course for his first ever win in the formula in the opening Superstox heat as he was well clear out front, but his victory hopes evaporated when a caution period was called for a stricken car in the second half of the race. That allowed the star men to pounce on the restart, NI Points Champion Craig McConnell taking the win over Neil Hyndman and Curtis Greer. Heat two again saw Lammey ahead, but this time David Beattie roared through for the win over Steven Haugh and Hyndman.
The final saw Beattie quickly hit the front, with Lee Davison charging him down until he hit trouble and retired. The opened the way for McConnell to mount a challenge for the lead, with Craig then going ahead with two laps to go and hanging on for the win. Beattie had to be content with second ahead of Haugh, Jordan Robinson and Davy Clarke.

Tom Archibald led the opening laps of the first Thunder Rods heat, before Clifford Gordon slipped past to take the win ahead of Sam Preston and Samuel Murphy. Heat two saw first over the line, Adam Graham, docked two places for contact which saw James Goldie elevated to the win with Gordon in second.
Gordon hit the front early on in the feature race final, and the Portglenone driver was not going to be headed as he romped home for his second final win in succession. Murphy was closing in second place, but never close enough to challenge. Archibald, Rab Preston and Norman Purdy were next home.
Added: 05/06/23

Portadown driver Glenn Bell was crowned National Hot Rods Northern Ireland Champion at Tullyroan Oval on Sunday afternoon, the local star claiming the days feature race win and in the process taking the points win in the year long battle for Simpson Race Exhausts World Series NI. Fellow Portadown racer, teenager Callum Doak, scored a great win in the Junior Productions Tullyroan Challenge Cup whilst Hampshire visitor Kasey Jones took an emphatic victory in the National Ministox Irish Masters.
In the other feature races Richill driver Jake Barnett won the Ninja Kart final and Dundalk’s Gerry Rogers was a popular winner in the Lightning Rods.

National Hot Rods World, European and National Champion Robert McDonald from Scotland joined the local stars for the final round of Simpson Race Exhausts World Series NI. Phillip McCloy, fresh from his wedding the previous day, led the opening heat until he hit engine problems, That handed the lead to Adam Hylands who took the flag ahead of Keith Martin and Derek McMillan. Heat two saw a fantastic race, with Keith Martin holding off the pack out front. Thomas Dilly just couldn’t find a way past, before John Christie stepped forward with a late race burst around the outside to take a superb win. Martin and Dilly were next home.
The final was lined up in season long points order for the finale to the World Series and the right to be crowned NI Champion. Bell got the jump from pole spot, and he edged clear of his nearest challenger Shane Murray. That was how they would finish, with Bell claiming the win and the title ahead of Murray, with Christie again excelling on the outside to take third ahead of Adam Maxwell and Ben McKee.

Three split heats were necessary for the Junior Productions Tullyroan Challenge Cup, with the locals joined by a healthy group of Scottish visitors. Ryan Berry led most of the way in heat one before getting outfoxed in backmarking traffic, leaving Joshua Murray to take the win ahead of Koddi Wright. Heat two saw Dylan Fegan just hold off Callum Doak at the flag, before heat three went to Jake Devlin ahead of Leyton Hughes and Andrew Russell.
The final paired Fegan and Wright on the front row, with Dylan taking up the lead before losing out to Devlin. Doak then went ahead as things got frantic into turn one, the young Portadown driver hanging on for the win over Daniel Stewart and Murray, after Fegan was docked two places in the final analysis.

The visiting National Ministox formula, which usually races the length and breadth of England, were the entertainment of the day for many. The opening heat fell to local girl Lexi Crooks who was guesting in a borrowed car, Lexi leading home Ollie Armstrong and Boden Murfin to the flag. Heat two saw a back straight rollover for Mason Whittle, as Kasey Jones took the win over Murfin and Freddie Rogers. The third heat again fell to Jones, the defending Irish Masters champion taking the win in an action packed race ahead of Freddie Hunter-Johnson and Luke Syrett-Barsby.
The Irish Masters final again saw Jones stamp his authority on the event, Kasey romping home to victory over Toby Partridge and Syrett-Barsby after a fantastic race meeting from the young stars of the future.

The Lightning Rods saw a debut for the stunning new BMW of Ross Houston, as European Champion Nigel Jackson raced home to the opening heat win over Gerry Rogers and James McKinney. McKinney then improved in heat two to take the win over World Champion Ricky Shaw and Jackson.
The final saw Rogers build a commanding lead early on, and despite the best efforts of Shaw once he had broken clear of the pack, Gerry held on for his first ever feature race win - and a very popular one at that! Shaw, McKinney and Stuart Agnew filled the places.

The 20-car Ninja Kart field included welcome Scottish visitors Katie-Lee Smart and Abigail Chalmers, but it was Kori Curran who raced clear to take a fantastic heat one win over Jaxon Cairns and Jake Barnett. Heat two saw Lewis Hazlett race home to the win over Jack Murphy and Keegan Turtle.
Ethan McQuillan led early in the final before Hazlett took over out front, and Lewis looked all set for his maiden feature race win. That was until the very last lap, when a number of the field slowed anticipating a yellow flag caution period that never came. In the confusion Barnett nipped ahead on the run to the line to take the win, with Murphy, Turtle and then Hazlett filling the premier places.
Added: 30/05/23

Antrim’s Leyton Hughes and England’s Boden Murfin were the big winners at Aghadowey Oval on Saturday night, when the young drivers took centre stage. Hughes was victorious in the Junior Productions Irish Open Championship, whilst a sensational National Ministox Irish Championship fell the way of Mufin after a titanic struggle.
Other feature race wins on the evening fell to Bleary’s Drew McKeown (2.0 Hot Rods), Larne’s Samuel Wilson (Stock Rods) and Portglenone’s Clifford Gordon (Thunder Rods).

A very healthy field of almost 30 Junior Productions, including a number of Scottish visitors, arrived for their Irish Open Championship. Callum Doak was first across the line in an incident-strewn opening heat, but in the final analysis he was excluded from the result for his part in a race stoppage. That handed victory to defending champion Leyton Hughes over Harry Minish.
Jake Devlin overcame early leader Andrew Hawe to win the second heat, with Minish again showing his consistency in second. Heat three went to Matthew Weir after he slipped past early pacesetter Dylan Fegan who had to be content with second.
The tension was at fever pitch before the Irish Open Final, with Hughes getting the jump on Minish at the start to move ahead. Hughes again settled into the lead after a mid-race caution period, and despite the best efforts of Minish it was Hughes who raced home to successfully defend his Irish Open Championship title. Minish, Daniel Stewart and Devlin completed the top four.

The stunning National Ministox arrived from England for their annual visit, and they once again thrilled the local fans with some outstanding racing. There was a great battle out front in the opening heat, before Luke Syrett-Barsby broke clear to take the victory over Kasey Jones.
That same lead pairing again fought out the win in the second heat, with this time Jones coming back hard to take the chequered flag ahead of Syrett-Barsby. Heat three saw Syrett-Barsby again in victory lane, after he demoted early pacesetter Ollie Armstrong.

The Irish Championship final saw the superb cars look very impressive under the floodlights. What followed was a simply sensational event, with a three way dice for much of the distance between Syrett-Barsby, Jones and Boden Murfin. They swapped the lead lap after lap, and sometime twice and three times a lap as they entertained the crowds. The sparks were flying as they thundered off the wall bend after bend, but it was Murfin who snatched the win in tremendous fashion, just ahead of Syrett-Barsby and Jones.


The 2.0 Hot Rods saw a debut for the new Allen Cherry Vauxhall, alongside a return for veteran campaigner Davy Potter. Dean McFarland took a clear win in the opening heat ahead of Scotland’s Frankie Cunningham, before Adam Best came home to the flag in a superb heat two ahead of Adam Heatrick and Denver Grattan. The NI Points Championship title was also up for decision, but unfortunately a retirement in this one for Drew McKeown meant the title went the way of defending champ Jordan Rochford.
McKeown was out to make amends in the final though, surging through the field to take the win in emphatic style ahead of McFarland and Rochford.

An incident packed opening Stock Rod race went to Stevie McNiece, after on-the-road winner Declan O’Connor was excluded for an incident early in the race that led to the demise of Joe Largey. Victor McAfee and Jonny Cardwell filled the top three. Heat two saw a fine win for Mark Overend, the Portadown driver staving off a hardy challenge from stalwart McAfee, with Victor having to settle for his second runner up spot of the evening.
Samuel Wilson quickly worked his way ahead in the final, holding off the pack before they were brought up short by an engine failure in the pack which coated the track in oil. At the resumption Wilson managed to hold them all off right to the flag, taking a very welcome and deserved win over Sam McNeice and Stevie McNiece.

Completing the programme were the competitive Thunder Rods division, with Adam Graham taking the opener over Clifford Gordon and Sam Preston. Heat two then saw a great outside line drive from long-time campaigner Graham Young to net the win, over Graham and Curtis Greer.
The final saw Gordon relegate Chris McNeill early on to hit the front, and Clifford even survived a mid race stoppage to hold on out front all the way to the chequered flag. It was just reward for all his hard work to repair his car after a big crash at the previous meeting. Graham, David Wilson and McNeill completed the top places.
Added: 30/05/23

The conditions turned very wet during the second half of Saturday evening’s race meeting at Tullyroan Oval, with Crumlin’s Adam Maxwell turning on the style to win the feature race for the elite National Hot Rod. Aughnacloy’s World Champion Kyle Beattie won the Superstox Tullyroan Challenge Cup after another storming drive, with the other feature race winners being Armagh’s Mark Foster in the Stock Rods, Magheralin’s Stuart Agnew in the Lightning Rods and Monaghan’s Phillip Farrell in the Micro Bangers.

The opening heat for the National Hot Rods saw a deserved win for veteran Keith Martin, the former World Champion holding off Thomas Dilly and Mark Heatrick at the flag. In the damp in heat two, Philip McCloy celebrated a welcome win, just a week before his wedding. Martin and Derek McMillan filled the places.
The track was awash come final time, Round 13 of Simpson Race Exhausts World Series NI. Heat winners Martin and McCloy squabbled over the lead early on, but neither had any resistance to offer to the flying Adam Maxwell. Adam’s pace in the wet was on another level to the rest, and he raced home to a very well deserved final win after a dominant drive. John Christie, Derek McMillan and Glenn Bell were next home, but all some way behind the winner.

The Superstox produced fantastic entertainment all evening, with novice grader Gerard Hartley hanging on for the opening heat win over Conor Murphy and Craig McConnell. Heat two fell to an impressive David McMenemy ahead of Steven Haugh, with Curtis Greer snatching third after a fantastic four way scrap.
The Tullyroan Challenge Cup final was the race of the night by some distance, with Haugh, Jordan Robinson, Kyle Beattie and McConnell trading blows and places throughout. In the wet conditions this was good, old-fashioned Stock Car racing with no quarter given, and certainly none expected! When the others tripped over a backmarker and lost time, Beattie was able to break clear to take the win and the trophy in emphatic style - all after starting the final at the back of the grid after not finishing either heat. Second went to McConnell ahead of Robinson and Haugh.

Mark Foster stamped his authority all over the opening Stock Rods heat, winning by a distance over Dan Shannon and Declan O’Connor after Mark Crawford was demoted from second for contact. Mark Overend then took a rare but very welcome win in heat two, as he drove an excellent race to hold off a whole posse of chasers. Foster and Stevie McNiece filled the places at the chequers.
Foster hit the front on lap four of the final, and he would never be headed as he stormed home to complete his double for the evening and earn a grading rise for the next meeting. Sam McNeice, Samuel Wilson and Crawford filled the premier positions at the flag.

The Lightning Rods opening heat saw another welcome win for Gerry Rogers, who had only tasted victory for the first ever time at the last meeting! James McKinney chased him home in that one, before James went on to record the victory in heat two over Rogers and World Champion Ricky Shaw. Nigel Jackson had edged ahead in this one, only to be sidelined with a gearbox fault.
Recent newcomer Ian Hobson impressed out front early in the final before Mark McCambridge powered clear. But British and Irish Champion Stuart Agnew was on a mission, Stuart sliding ahead with just three laps to go to claim the win. McCambridge, McKinney and Shaw rounded out the places.

A smaller than expected entry of Micro Bangers still put on a show, with Monaghan’s Phillip Farrell surging clear to win a tame ‘Micro Madness’ final ahead of Jay Gurney and Aaron Clarke. Gurney then went on to win the first Allcomers over Jonny Murdock, before that same duo claimed similar places in Allcomers 2.
The Destruction Derby completed the night, with Murdock getting the win after a great battle with Gurney and Josh Anderson. Murdock also claimed the Entertainer of the Day award whilst Gurney claimed Best Wreck.
Photos by John Wolsey
Added: 22/05/23

There will be a practice night at Aghadowey Oval on Friday 26th May from 6pm-9pm.

All formulas are welcome.

Cost per car is £40.

Spectators are welcome to attend free of charge.

Added: 18/05/23

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