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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
26/11/2017 @ 2pm

2L Non Mondeo National Bangers 2017 Tullyroan Challenge Cup
Ninja Karts 2017 Champion of Champions & Individual Achievement Award

plus Lightning Rods, Superstox & ProStocks

Aghadowey Oval
26/12/2017 @ 2pm

Boxing Day Bash!
Caravan Destruction Derby

plus Stock Rods, ProStocks, Ninja Karts,
Thunder Rods & Junior Productions

Tullyroan Oval
30/12/2017 @ 2pm

Big Van Bangers Van-dalism!
Reliant Robins 2017 Irish Championship

plus Lightning Rods, Superstox & Rookie Bangers


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Perfect conditions led to some high speed race action at Aghadowey Oval on Saturday evening, with some fine action served up by all five formulas on display. The main event was the third round of the Hankook Performance Tyres National Hot Rods World Series NI, which saw a heat and final double fall the way of Portadown's Mark Heatrick. Dungannon's Thomas Dilly took the win in the Classic Hot Rods King of Aghadowey, with Portadown driver Jordan Rochford (Lightning Rods) and Banbridge ace Gary Grattan (Superstox) the other big winners at the Ross Hyndman Motors sponsored event.

Nineteen cars were gathered in the pits for the third round of Hankook Performance Tyres World Series NI, although we lost Sticky Torrens during the heat one installation laps when his throttle stuck sending him headlong into the wall. Mark Heatrick lead home Shane Murray in this one to take first blood for the evening, even surviving a mid race caution period when Andrew Stewart lost a wheel. Murray went one better in the second encounter, racing home clear of Gary Woolsey and Heatrick.
Heatrick broke clear early on in the final, with Woolsey and Murray dicing for second. Murray eventually got past to give chase to the leader, and slowly but surely eroded Heatrick's quarter lap advantage. The heat was now most definitely on, but try as he may Murray just couldn't dislodge Mark from the top spot. Heatrick thus took the double for the evening ahead of Murray and Jaimie McCurdy.

The Lightning Rods were racing in Round 2 of their 2ke Engineering Challenge Series, and there were class debuts for former ProStocks World Cup Champion Tam Agnew and for James Litter too, whilst Jonny McMillan was back in the formula for the first time in many years. Vince Litter has found himself downgraded to yellow top after a horrid run of luck, and he made no mistake to land victory at a canter in both heats. In the opener he led home a very impressive Dermot Tynan and Scott Cochrane, before Cochrane and Jordan Rochford chased him home in heat two.
The final saw Litter on pole but with his challengers much closer in the closed grid formation. Vince led them away, but was soon challenged by Cochrane up the inside. Vince closed the door hard indeed, the resulting melee seeing Cochrane unfortunately spin out of contention. European Champion Rochford came through to challenge for the lead, and after many attempts to get past he finally found a way down the inside into turn one. Jordan pulled ahead to record a clear win and collect the trophy and voucher from the series sponsors. Litter and Ricky Shaw filled the podium places.

Track photographer Brian Lammey swapped his camera for a steering wheel to join the Superstox action for the night, and heat one was led away by David Beattie, before he tangled with Greg Hyndman. The resulting caution period brought the star men into play, with Irish Champion Denver Grattan (at the wheel of the usual Gary Chambers car) taking the win over Lee Davison. Davison went one better in heat two to take a clear win over D Grattan and Aaron McNeilly.
Chris McArdle made the early running in the final, and at a stage had quite a handy lead built up. But this time Gary Grattan and Davison were coming on strong, with Gary going in for a big hit to dislodge the leader into turn three. Gary turned on the style as he took the Ross Hyndman Motors trophy, with Davison and McNeilly the feature race placemen.

Welcome Scottish visitor Kenny Purdie boosted the ranks of the Classic Hot Rods as they contested the King of Aghadowey title. Kenny Wilson led both heats early on, but in the first of the evening it was Purdie who got the best of a great scrap to take the win. Gary O'Neill was the man who came out on top in the second heat, gaining pole position for the final in the process.
O'Neill led them away in the final, but Thomas Dilly found a way under him to power ahead and home to the King of Aghadowey title win. O'Neill took second and with it a new tyre courtesy of Dilly Roofing Supplies as best points scorer of the day, with Purdie in third.

The budget Thunder Rods were also contesting their King of Aghadowey title, but some great racing on track was blighted by controversy in the technical area after the final race of the evening. For the record Samuel Montgomery and Gareth Robinson shared the heat wins, with Robinson leading the pack home on track in the final. All results have been suspended however, pending an enquiry by the DMC Race Promotions technical team.

Photos with thanks to Ken Reay

Added: 20/08/17

The latest points and regradings for the Stock Rods have been published, alongside mini-series points for the 2.0 Hot Rods and ProStocks.

In the Stock Rods Maxwell Freight Services NI Points Championship, Irish Open Champion Jonny Cardwell heads the standings over Victor McAfee and Shane McMillan. The race for the 2018 World Championship spots is also well underway, with Cardwell again the early leader over McAfee and Curtis Greer.

Antrim's Stephen Emerson has been victorious in both the opening rounds of the 2.0 Hot Rods Hoosier Racing Tires Challenge Series, and he heads the points chart ahead of Stuart Cochrane and Brian Cherry.

The ProStocks McElmeel Mobility Services Supreme Series sees Del McLaughlin on top after two consistent rounds, with Joe Largey and Dylan Booth next up in the standings.

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: 15/08/17

Portadown's Daniel Stewart produced a stunning drive in the Ninja Karts Golden Helmet at Tullyroan Oval on Saturday night, taking victory after a superbly executed challenge for the lead on the final lap of the feature race. The perfect conditions led to some fast and furious racing, with the other final wins at the Hollytree Rare Breeds Farm sponsored meeting falling to Stephen Emerson (2.0 Hot Rods), Steven Haugh (ProStocks), Curtis Greer (Stock Rods) and Adam McFall (Junior Productions).

Two graded heats decided the grid for the Ninja Karts Golden Helmet final, and the first to show in the opener was recent newcomer Lauren Berry. Amy Morrow was also in action on her debut in the formula, but it was her brother Jack who was the man to watch in this one as he scythed through into the lead. He was tracked all the way by Sam Percy, but Morrow was able to hang on for a great win. Percy and Morrow again contested the lead in heat two after Ryan Berry led them away, and this time it was Sam who held on for a popular win over Jack. Two of the fancied superstar drivers felt the wrath of Race Control in this one, with disqualifications handed out to both Daniel Stewart and Stewart Hanna for spinning other karts out of contention.
J Morrow and Percy shared the front row of the grid for the Golden Helmet final, with Percy quickly stretching into a clear lead. Heavy backmarking traffic was thwarting Sam's progress however, with Stewart sensationally coming into contention having started well down the grid. He edged closer and closer until he was within striking distance as they took the last lap marker, before finding a gap down the inside into the final bend to take a dramatic and well deserved win. Percy signed off from his Ninja Kart career with second as he has now reached the upper age limit, with Hanna rounding out the podium in third.

Amongst a pleasing entry of 2.0 Hot Rods were class debuts for Samuel Murphy and Michael Woods, with Kieran Casey a welcome addition too. Pat Casey and Colin McFarland disputed the lead in the opening heat, before Sean Dynes got a great run around the outside to take a super win ahead of Allen Cherry and European Champion Stephen Emerson. It was frantic up front in heat two as well, with Cherry this time getting the better of Pat Casey on the outside line to take the win in his new Peugeot. Ryan McClure and P Casey filled the places.
The final was for the second round of the Hoosier Racing Tires Challenge Series, and the closed grid paired Cherry and Emerson on row one. Cherry led them away but was under pressure early on, with Emerson getting the slightest of gaps down the inside into turn one to take the lead and the win. He received a new tyre courtesy of Hoosier, with Cherry and Stuart Cochrane filling the places.

There was also mini-series action for the ProStocks, as they contested the second round of the McElmeel Mobility Services Challenge Series. Lee McCloy and Norman Purdy disputed the lead early in the opener, and despite Irish Champion Dan Shannon coming on strong nearing the end, it was McCloy who hung on for the win. The same duo disputed the early exchanges of heat two once again, before Joe Largey bumpered his way by in great style on the final bend to take the victory over Purdy and McCloy.
To say the final was dramatic would be an understatement! There was plenty of contact and places exchanged early on from the closed grid, with British and Irish Open Champion Adam White eventually moving clear. As he stretched away, a huge battle was raging between Stephen Boyd, Steven Haugh and Shannon for second. Purdy then suffered a huge engine detonation heading towards turn three, with the resultant oil taking a few into the wall and out of the race. The resultant caution period completely wiped out White's huge lead, and it was game on at the restart. As White tried to make good his escape again, Haugh came in hard with the bumper to take a great, if unlikely at one stage, victory. White chased him home with Dylan Booth in third.

The Stock Rods were boosted by welcome visitors Paddy O'Dwyer and Colm O'Sullivan, and also debutant Stuart Agnew. The opener proved to be the race of the night, producing close, fantastic dicing which the Stock Rods are renowned for. Curtis Greer wrestled the lead from pacesetter Gareth Bevan, before Irish Open Champion Jonny Cardwell arrived to challenge. Cardwell tried all he could on the outside line, but despite spending lap after lap alongside Greer it was Curtis who got the nod on the line with the race fans applauding them under the flag such was the quality of the race. Greer completely fluffed his start in heat two, and that opened the door for Irish Champion Derek McMillan to power through to the win over Stevie McNiece and Victor McAfee.
Greer once again dominated the final, but the victory he eventually grabbed was far from easy. McNiece broke free from the red grade to chase Curtis hard, running down his lead as they entered the final stages. Former World Champion McNiece looked outside to challenge for the win, but Greer had it covered as he took his second win of the night. McNiece and Shane McMillan completed the podium.

Former Ninja Kart star Aaron Ward was a debutant in the Junior Productions, as another Ninja Kart star of the past Callum Magill led for most of the distance in the opening heat. NI Points Champion Drew McKeown found a gap down the inside on the final lap to take the win. Magill made no mistake in heat two, racing home to his first ever win in the formula over Adam McFall and McKeown.
The final came under caution early on when Graham Meek spun on the home straight, with the resulting caution wiping out Magill's early advantage. Gareth Halliday then moved to the front, before he was demoted by a flying McFall who found the slightest of gaps down the inside. Adam then edged clear to take a fantastic and morale boosting win in his Corsa, with Matthew Nicholl and McKeown chasing him home after another night of excellent racing from the young drivers.
Many thanks to our meeting sponsors, Hollytree Rare Breeds Farm
Added: 13/08/17

Following the 2017 2.0 Hot Rods World Championship Final at Tullyroan Oval on Sunday July 23rd, driver 950 Wayne Woolsey exercised his right to appeal the result and the two place docking which he received.

A full independent hearing by the sports governing body, the ORCi, was held today (02/08/17), at which the original decision made on the day was upheld.

DMC Race Promotions in association with Spedeworth Motorsports can now confirm 71 Gordon Alexander as the 2017 World Champion.

Full Confirmed Result:
1st 71 Gordon Alexander
2nd 928 Dave Leech
3rd 950 Wayne Woolsey
4th 9 Glenn Bell
5th 988 Feargal McNally
6th 8 Damon Wellman

Added: 02/08/17

The latest points for a number of our classes are now available online.

In the Junior Productions A McKeown & Son Fruit & Veg NI Points Championship, reigning champ Drew McKeown holds the lead ahead of Graham Meek and Adam Weir. The young stars have been producing some outstanding racing of late, and in the 2ke Enginnering Young Guns Series there is a tie between Meek and Adam McFall for the top spot after two rounds.

The all action 1300 Stock Cars have also impressed of late, and in the Autoweld of Belfast NI Poiints Championship Adrian McKinstry continues to lead the way ahead of Jon McQuillan and Michael Logan. The season long quest to qualify for the 2017 World Final is coming to a close at the end of August, and currently leading the way is McQuillan, with Logan and Ivan Elliott chasing hard.

The National Bangers DMC Points Championship, sponsored by FAST Paintworx, sees Leonard Dunn extend his huge lead even further in the latest chart, ahead of Steven Bolton and Stevo McGrath. There are two places in the huge Ipswich World Final up for grabs with just one more meeting to go at the end of August.

Finally in the entertaining Rookie Bangers, Sammy Fisher has been the find of the season and he leads the points chart ahead of Christy Bradley and Peter McKenna-Murray. Their next outing will be at Aghadowey Oval on September 16th, and again places in their World Final at Ipswich in November are up for grabs.

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: 01/08/17

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