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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
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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Latest News
In this week's points update there are the latest standings for Lightning Rods, Thunder Rods and National Hot Rods.

In the Lightning Rods, former World Champion Scott Cochrane tops the Maxwell Freight Services NI Points Championship, with a slender lead over British Champion Jordan Rochford and World Champion Gary Beggs. Rochford continues to lead the World Championship qualifying campaign which will see the top eight in the standings at the end of May heading off to the World Final at Ipswich in July.

The Thunder Rods have had an excellent start to the season, and Robert McIlroy leads the way in their Norman Purdy & Son NI Points Championship and seals a return to the red grade. Chasing hard are John Goligher and defending points champion Samule Montgomery.

In the National Hot Rods Cirrus Plastics DMC Race Promotions points championship, Portadown's Mark Heatrick has moved ahead in the standings after three solid finishes at Aghadowey Oval last Friday night. Mark leads John Christie and Jaimie McCurdy in the championship which takes in all the National Hot Rod meetings at Tullyroan and Aghadowey during the calendar year.

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: 15/05/16

A four formula feast of oval racing was enjoyed by the race fans at Aghadowey Oval on Friday evening, with close, competitive racing the order of the day across all the formulas on show. Broughshane's Jaimie McCurdy was the victor in an enthralling twelfth round of the Hankook Performance Tyres World Series NI for National Hot Rods, whilst the other feature race wins at the McKnight Motors of Coagh sponsored event fell to Feargal McNally (2.0 Hot Rods), Jordan Rochford (Lightning Rods) and Daniel Rodgers (Thunder Rods).
National Hot Rods
Before the opening National Hot Rods event of the evening, Dungannon driver Keith Martin was presented with a fine souvenir by the governing body, the NHRPA, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of his first major title win, the British Championship back in 1987. It was a fitting reward for his long service to the sport, one in which he still competes at the very top level.
Kenny McCann led them away in the opening heat, but soon lost out to a fast moving Simon Kennedy. Martin was in great form in this one, closing rapidly on the leader and a fairy tale win looked on the cards for a time. He looked outside Kennedy for the victory, but just couldn't make it stick. Kennedy thus claimed first blood of the night after a solid drive, ahead of Mark Heatrick who slipped past Martin late on. Shane Murray just snatched fourth on the line from Jaimie McCurdy in a photo finish. Ian McReynolds led the opening laps of heat two, before losing out to Heatrick at half distance. The damp conditions were making the going tricky, but although Heatrick took the chequered flag he was docked two places for the manner of his pass on McReynolds, handing the win back to Ian over Stewart Doak.
Heatrick had earned himself pole position for the wet final ahead of Martin, with Doak and McCurdy next up. After the initial shake up McCurdy hit the front with Doak in tow, the duo running wet tyres quickly pulling well clear of the rest of the field. They had quite a substantial advantage by the time John Christie established himself in third, and the former World Champion was soon reeling them in in some style. John got past Doak to go second, and closed on McCurdy as a huge gaggle of backmarkers loomed ahead. Jaimie held stern though, taking a deserved victory with Christie superb value in second after a storming drive. Doak, Heatrick, Murray and Glenn Bell filled out the top six.

The 2.0 Hot Rods were on superb form as they contested their King of Aghadowey title, with Stuart Cochrane powering home to win the opening heat from pole position ahead of Adam Best and Feargal McNally. The reversed grid second heat saw Ryan McClure establish himself out front, but he was challenged hard late on by European Champion Stephen Emerson. As Emerson went for the outside pass, the duo drifted wide into the final turn, opening the door for Best to challenge up the inside. The trio raced to the line side by side in a sensational finish, with McClure getting the verdict over Emerson and Best.
Best had annexed pole for the King of Aghadowey final, and duly led them away with Cochrane slipping into second. Cochrane's attempts to grab the lead only succeeded in letting Emerson through to second, and he quickly looked to the outside in his usual style. As he drew alongside Best around the Pit Bend, the duo ran slightly wide and in a flash McNally was up the inside and through to the lead. Feargal reeled off the laps to take the title, with Cochrane grabbing second ahead of Emerson after a pulsating race.

Welcome English visitor Craig Boyd joined the Lightning Rods for the evening, with Portadown's Mark Overend continuing his recent good form by leading the opening heat for the first 15 laps. He lost out to Ally Neill, but the man on a mission was Aaron Stewart as the local ace slipped through for a great win ahead of British Champion Jordan Rochford and Scott Cochrane. Heat two saw Boyd lead the way until two thirds distance, before Mark Corry stormed past to record a morale boosting victory over World Champion Gary Beggs and Rochford.
The conditions had deteriorated by final time, with Neill the early leader before Irish Champion Richard Stewart moved ahead. A fast moving Rochford was soon on his case, Jordan seeing his bid for the lead robustly thwarted by Stewart. Another opportunity arose a number of laps later and this time Rochford made no mistake as he slipped past Richard to take up the running and cruise home to the silverware. Stewart crossed the line second but was docked two places for his over eager initial defence against Rochford, elevating Cochrane and Corry to the podium places.

Although a little untidy at times, the budget Thunder Rods produced three excellent encounters. The opening heat saw impressive recent newcomer Oisin McLaughlin lead the way, before the field came together in the closing stages as the grading system worked perfectly. Daniel Rodgers slipped through to take the win in style ahead of Robert McIlroy and Jason Darragh. McLaughlin again led the way in heat two, with an eager Johnny Pollock charging hard but incurring the wrath of race Control as he did so. Ashley Hawe came through to challenge late on, nipping by within sight of the flag to take the win over McLaughlin and John Goligher.
The final turned out to be another cracker, with a huge battle for the lead for much of the distance. Pollock led initially before Noel Watt took over out front, and then Hawe made his move at half distance to hit the front. He had Rodgers sizing him up though, and the Ballymena driver nipped ahead nearing the end to take a well deserved win and earn himself a rise to the red grade for the next meeting. If you're only going to lead one lap, make sure it's the last one!
Added: 13/05/17

Ninja Sprint Kart Rules 2017 Chassis / Roll Cage Rule Clarification
Message from Vince O'Connor:

Having now discussed the matter in depth with Deane I believe we have resolved and identified the cause of concern raise by some parents in respect to the roll cage and chassis construction of some Ninjas.

The rule is clear in how the roll cage should be attached to the chassis, the confusion is easy to understand and no amount of tweaking the rules can cater for every issue that comes to light from time to time.

To resolve the current issue it is necessary to go to the rear of the car to find the answer, as without adding additional chassis material to the rear it would not be possible to attach the roll cage as per the rules, likewise at the front there is a similar issue, the roll cage can be attached by extending the chassis front or rear, please note at all times when extending the chassis the material used must be the same as the original chassis you are extending front or rear.

Regards,

Vince O’Connor and Deane Wood
Ninja Sprint Kart Racing

Added: 10/05/17

Our latest points update sees standings for 2.0 Hot Rods, Superstox, National Hot Rods, Stock Rods & Reliant Robins published.

In the 2.0 Hot Rods, Adam Best tops the Racemart NI Points Championship after his solid start to the season. Sean Dynes and Stuart Cochrane are next in line, whilst Allen Cherry continues to hold a lead over Best in the World Championship qualifying points.

Irish Champion Denver Grattan leads the Mk2 Escort Shells & Spares NI Points Championship for Superstox, ahead of the impressive Keith McAreavey who finds himself elevated to the red grade. Lee Davison currently heads Grattan in the World Championship qualifying points.

Last week's final winner Gary Wilson has jumped right to the top of the National Hot Rods Hankook Performance Tyres World Series NI standings, ahead of John Christie and Shane Murray.

The Stock Rods qualification for their World Championship has now been completed, with Shane McMillan surging through late on to snatch the victory. This chart will determine our qualifiers for the forthcoming World Final and the other big events over the summer.

Finally, newcomer Neil Martin sits proudly on top of the Reliant Robins Bevans Garage NI Points Championship standings after two very steady meetings, ahead of fellow newbie Mark McCartan and Irish Champion John 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: 08/05/17

Superstox Irish Champion Denver Grattan was on top form at Tullyroan Oval on Saturday night, the Banbridge driver taking a heat and final brace to collect the Tullyroan Challenge Cup. During a hard fought meeting, sponsored by George Fegan Tyres of Belfast, the other feature race wins fell to Brian Cherry (2.0 Hot Rods), Stevie McNiece (Stock Rods), Adam Weir (Junior Productions) and Sammy Graham (Reliant Robins).

Superstox newcomer Lee Johnston set the pace in the first qualifier for their 2017 Tullyroan Challenge Cup, pulling clear until the race was brought to a temporary halt with Gary Chambers and Lee Davison tangled on turn four. Johnston's restart caught the attention of Race Control, and after taking the chequered flag he was fortunate to keep the victory after a Stewards Enquiry. Aaron McNeilly and Stephen Stewart were the placemen. Cyril Hawe had a healthy lead in the second heat wiped out by another caution period, this time when Davison tagged a spinning Keith McAreavey sending stray wheels flying in all directions. At the resumption Irish Champion Denver Grattan quickly moved ahead to take the win over Chambers and Stewart.
Aggregate points formed the grid for the final, with Grattan and Stewart on the front row whilst Johnston really excelled as he captured third spot in the line up ahead of McNeilly. After some sterling pitwork for which his team deserve great credit, Davison had four wheels back on his wagon to take up his spot at the rear of the field. Grattan quickly went ahead , with recent newcomer Johnston impressing in second. A late race caution for fluid on the raceway from Chambers' car closed the field right together, but Grattan was equal to it all and stormed home to the win. Davison performed a miracle from the rear of the grid to grab second after demoting Johnston to third in the closing stages.

Local driver Sean Dynes quickly established a healthy lead in the opening heat for the 2.0 Hot Rods, racing clear as the others fought a battle for second with Aaron Beattie. Adam Best and Stephen Emerson inherited second and third after te chequered flag when after Ryan McClure was dropped two places for contact. Beattie led the way in heat two, and held on for a morale boosting win despite the best efforts of Brian Cherry. Cherry lost out on second nearing the end, with Dynes taking the runner up slot ahead of Stuart Cochrane.
Cherry led the final away in what will most certainly be his last meeting as a yellow grader, quickly putting some distance between himself and second placed Beattie. McClure, followed by Emerson, Cochrane and Best all attempted to wrestle second from Beattie, but all the while Cherry was clear and home to an emphatic victory. Beattie held onto second in a blanket finish after a superb places battle, with Cochrane and Best next up.

There was an unfortunate start to proceedings for the Stock Rods when European Champion Derek McMillan had a huge crash in practice which sidelined both himself and Jonny Gillespie for the evening. The opener was all about Curtis Greer, who pulled clear to record the win over World Champion Stevie McNiece and Ed Davis. After Gareth Bevan initially led heat two, it looked as though things were about to fall Greer's way once again, only for him to hit trouble late on. Shane McMillan grabbed the opportunity with both hands and took the victory over Greer and Bobbie Johnston.
Bevan and Ryan Murphy both had turns out front in the final, but most attention was focussed on a squabbling McNiece and Jonny Cardwell. Cardwell found a way past McNiece, and despite the duo circulating together for the remainder of the distance, it was Cardwell who took the flag. After a lengthy Stewards Enquiry the manner of the pass on McNiece was called into question, with Cardwell docked two places to third and the victory handed to McNiece. Murphy inherited the runner up slot after a very closely fought contest indeed.

Once again the Junior Productions contested three superbly competitive races, the first of which was led off by Josh Rodgers. Behind Josh, Adam McFall and Ben Bruce were having a great battle for second, and when McFall established himself ahead he chased down the leader to take the win over Bruce and Drew McKeown. Rodgers again led heat two before losing out to a fast moving Graham Meek. As Meek took the win, McFall again caught the eye with a great drive to second with McKeown again in third.
Adam Weir was the first to challenge Rodgers' early lead in the final, until they were called to a halt when Matthew Nicholl and Gareth Halliday tangled on turn one. At the resumption of hostilities Weir quickly made the lead his own, storming home to another great final win over McFall and Rodgers, after Meek and Bruce had clashed on the last lap.

An improved turnout of Reliant Robins saw the opener fall to Irish Champion John Stewart over returnee Mark Abram and Neil Martin, before another returning driver, Sammy Graham, took over to take the win in both heat two and the final. Martin nipped past a rolling Abram to grab second in heat two, before Abram and Martin chased Graham home in the final.
Added: 07/05/17

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