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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
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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Latest News
An entertaining Bank Holiday meeting at Aghadowey Oval on Thursday saw Ballinderry's Jonny Cardwell take the big win of the day as he was victorious in the second round of the MR Fabrications Challenge Series for Stock Rods. An entertaining, if somewhat controversial, Reliant Robins King of Aghadowey fell to Ballymoney stalwart Ian Bolton, whilst other feature race wins at the LJN Designs of Ballykelly sponsored meeting went the way of Garvagh's William McFaul (ProStocks), Portadown's Daniel Stewart (Ninja Karts) and Ballymoney's Steven Elder (Thunder Rods).

Gareth Bevan led the opening Stock Rod heat away, but he quickly lost out to Curtis Greer who stamped his authority all over the proceedings to take a clear win. Jonny Cardwell got the better of an intriguing fight with Victor McAfee for second. It was wet for heat two, and Cardwell went one better this time by taking a very impressive win over Greer, after Shane McMillan had been docked two places for late contact on Curtis. The final was the second round of the lucrative MR Fabrications Challenge Series, with a Yokohama race tyre up for grabs courtesy of series sponsor Michael Rodgers. Greer led them away and it developed into a high speed train lapping the circuit. Cardwell showed his intent a few times but it was going to be a very difficult pass, but then heartbreak struck for Greer as his car suddenly lost power and he retired. That left Cardwell clear out front, and he swept home ahead of McAfee and World Champion Marc Morrell, the latter sporting the gold roof on home turf for the first time.

The Reliant Robins rarely disappoint on Bank Holiday Aghadowey outings, and they produced the goods once again racing for their King of Aghadowey crown. Neil Martin took the opening heat win in some style, holding off a closing Ian Bolton on his return to action and Irish Champion John Stewart. Heat two saw a stoppage for a dramatic double rollover for JayJay McConaghie and Mark McCartan. At the restart Bolton and Stewart diced for the lead all the way home, with Ian taking the flag after John's late challenge saw him finish up on his side on the infield! As if in sympathy, Ian then rolled on the slowing down lap!
The King of Aghadowey final saw Bolton and Stewart dice for the lead early on, before John slipped ahead. He had some trouble with the backmarking McConaghie a few laps from home, before it all flared up again on the final lap. McConaghie unnecessarily got involved with Stewart, baulking John and ultimately taking him from the lead and a certain win. Bolton thus inherited the win and the King of Aghadowey title ahead of Martin, with Haley Bevan coming through for third.

The ProStocks produced three entertaining encounters, all after recently crowned British Champion Adam White was paraded to the crowd before racing started. Joe Largey, who is enjoying a great debut season in the formula, swept home to the win in the opener ahead of William McFaul and Karl Smyth, with White next up after the bumpers went flying in on the last bend. Heat two in the wet fell to Coleraine's Del McLaughlin, who led home McFaul and Largey.
Two runner up slots in the heats should have served notice of McFaul's intentions in the final, and after a very untidy start, especially from the star graders, he worked his way ahead of the pack. Mark McLaughlin went second but couldn't quite challenge McFaul who took a very deserved win, with Stephen Boyd in third.

The Ninja Karts field was boosted by two new drivers, as both Lauren Berry and Rhea McConkey passed their Junior Competence tests before racing and took their place on the grid for the first time. Rhea impressed as she went ahead in the opening heat, but the flying Sam Percy soon took over out front for a very good victory indeed. Daniel Stewart, fresh from his victory lap to celebrate his recent big Ipswich win, came home second ahead of Aaron Ward. The second heat was all about Stewart, who made a flying start from the red grade to quickly slot through into the lead. He took the victory in some style over Ward and Percy.
Lauren Berry made the early moves in the final, impressively leading the pack in her first ever meeting. Stewart once again however had the bit between his teeth in this one, racing home to his second win of the day over Ward and Irish Champion Stewart Hanna. Daniel thus earned a rise to the Superstar grade for his next meeting.

A competitive field of Thunder Rods once again produced some excellent racing, with Chrissy Dempsey taking the opening heat at a canter ahead of a huge battle for second which ultimately fell to Jason Darragh ahead of Gareth Robinson, the latter of whom made great strides on the outside line late on. After some post race technical checks, the second heat went the way of Andrew McLean in the wet ahead of Irish Champion Samuel Montgomery, whilst the feature race final fell to the returning Steven Elder after a great drive, with Robinson and McLean filling out the top three.

The Bank Holiday Caravan Destruction Derby started with David McKinnon entertaining by demolishing everything in his path until his Volvo expired. The rapid Hyundai of Brian Johnston looked good until he too went out, leaving Joe and Hailey McFaul to battle through the carnage. Hailey came out on top to take a popular and deserving victory.
Photos with thanks to John Wolsey
Many thanks to our meeting sponsors, LJN deSigns of Ballykelly. Tel: 07742 480456
Added: 14/07/17

The NHRPA are pleased to announce that Hankook Performance Tyres have renewed their sponsorship of National Hot Rods World Series NI for the 2017/18 season.

A deal has been reached with the leading tyre manufacturer, in conjunction with their Northern Ireland distributor Tyre Call Ltd, to promote their range of performance road tyres in the 'Hankook Performance Tyres National Hot Rods World Series NI'. Hankook are one of the world’s leading tyre manufacturers, and currently supply some of the most prestigious car marques with their state of the art performance tyres as factory fitted original equipment, to provide the optimal driving experience.

Former National Hot Rod racer Corrie Beggs and Derek Hill, General Manager of Tyre Call Ltd, have been instrumental in securing the deal, and on behalf of Hankook Corrie said, "It's a perfect match for Hankook, as we associate our high quality performance road tyre range with the premier oval racing category in Northern Ireland, which attracts many fans on a weekly basis. Last year's series showcased the formula and our brand in a fantastic way, culminating in the closest of finishes at the end of a superb season. The National Hot Rod scene is currently on a real high in Ulster, and we hope with our continued backing it can continue to thrive. The entertainment value for the fans at the moment is second to none."

As part of the sponsorship deal all cars will carry the logos of the series sponsor, and there will be a lucrative cash prize on offer for the winner of each final throughout the season.

On behalf of the NHRPA, Darren Black was thrilled at the renewal of the deal. "We would like to thank Corrie and Derek, and also Mervyn Crawford, for their help in securing this extension to the deal with such a prestigious brand as Hankook, and it can only go to help enhance the great standing that the National Hot Rods currently have in Northern Ireland. Last season saw a thrilling climax with the championship only decided on the last race of the final round, and we look forward to more of the same in the coming twelve months."

The opening round of the Hankook Performance Tyres National Hot Rods World Series NI takes place at Ballymena Raceway on Friday July 14th (7.15pm).

Added: 09/07/17

Aghadowey driver Aaron Stewart took the biggest win of his career last Saturday night at Foxhall Stadium in Ipswich when he was crowned 2017 Lightning Rods Champion of the World!

With a large, high quality field on hand, qualifying was always going to be crucial and Aaron opened up with a 14th place from the rear of the grid, before winning the reverse grid second heat. That landed him on the coveted pole position for the Championship of the World Final, and he made no mistake early on as he carved out a comfortable lead. Nearing the end however a crash amongst the backmarking runners caused Aaron to lose time, with Ben Murray from England closing onto his tail. Aaron still had matters under control until Murray illegally barged his way past to take the flag. The Stewards intervened, handing Murray a two place demotion and rightfully handing Aaron the World Championship crown.

There was more success for the DMC drivers at Ipswich, this time in the Ninja Karts as Portadown's Daniel Stewart took victory in the Stars of the Future race on what is the biggest stage of them all! Daniel made a steady start and then swooped past into a lead he held all the way home to the flag for a deserved win indeed.
There was another Ulster victory when John Christie went around the outside to win the National Hot Rods Nick Thomas Memorial Trophy, whilst Adam Hylands was victorious in both the Wildcard Final and The Betfred Trophy. Other notable results were Adam Best's runner up slot in the 2.0 Hot Rods National Championship and Bobbie Johnston's third place finish in the Stock Rods European.

DMC Race Promotions would like to congratulate all our winners, and all the other drivers who represented the promotion so well at the Spedeweekend.
Photos with thanks to John Wolsey

Added: 04/07/17

Coleraine driver Adam White took the biggest win of his career to date on Saturday night at Cowdenbeath, when he was crowned 2017 ProStocks British Champion.

A nine strong Ulster army made the trip across the Irish Sea, and they dominated the meeting from start to finish. White came home for victory in heat one ahead of Stephen Boyd and Del McLaughlin, before Greg McMullan headed home White and Boyd in the second heat.

A frantic final saw defending champion Steven Haugh go out early on, as his chances of a hat-trick of British titles disappeared. Boyd and Irish Champion Dan Shannon were casualties too, but White kept his head to race home to the British Championship crown in superb style, ahead of Karl Smyth and McMullan for an all-DMC Race Promotions top three.

Many congratulations to Adam from everyone at DMC Race Promotions, and to Karl and Greg as well, on their great results.
Photos with thanks to Raymond Henderson at Samson Pics

Added: 28/06/17

Thursday 13th July sees our annual Bank Holiday meeting at Aghadowey Oval, and it sees our first open Caravan Destruction Derby of the season. Already there has been quite a bit of interest in the event and we're hopeful of another bumper turnout!

Specs for entries are as follows:
- cars and caravans to be completely stripped out before arrival at the track
- a minimum of 1 scaffold pole behind drivers seat to the roof is compulsory
- door plate must be fitted
- windscreen must be covered in mesh
- original fuel tank must be removed and replaced by a smaller tank inside the car
- caravan should have a secondary fixing to car using chain
- no National Banger spec cars are permitted
- any offensive or inappropriate slogans on cars or caravans will result in no participation in the event.

Please contact us on info@dmcracepromotions.com or by PM to our Facebook page to book in for the Caravan Derby.

This is always a hugely popular and entertaining event - don't miss it!! Aghadowey Oval, Thursday July 13th, 2pm.

Added: 27/06/17

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