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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.

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Aghadowey Oval
17/3/2018 @ 1pm

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Tullyroan Oval
24/3/2018 @ 1pm

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31/3/2018 @ 6.30pm

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Stock Rods 2018 Irish Open Championship

also 2.0 Hot Rods, Superstox, ProStocks & Junior Productions


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The opening day of the DMC Race Promotions Summer Speedweekend last Saturday saw some excellent race action at Aghadowey Oval, culminating in a fantastic European Lightning Rods Championship victory for Portadown's Jordan Rochford. The other major title on the line was the Ninja Karts National Championship, which fell to Hampshire's Kasey Jay Jones after a storming drive. There were also important World Championship qualifying heats for the 2.0 Hot Rods and Irish Open Championship qualifiers for the ProStocks, whilst Curtis Greer raced to a final win in the supporting Stock Rods.

A cosmopolitan field lined up for the opening heat of the Corry Car Sales Lightning Rods European Championship, with Mark Corry the early leader in the wet conditions before fellow Portadown driver Vince Litter swept past to take up the running. As Litter cleared off into the distance to win at a canter, Norfolk's Ben Furness showed great skill to move through for second on the outside line ahead of fellow Englishman Ashley Birkin. The reversed grid for heat two saw Glenavy's Mark McCambridge quickly move ahead, but he was being caught in the closing stages by a flying Jordan Rochford. Rochford made a late bid for the lead but couldn't quite snatch it, leaving McCambridge a worthy winner with Ally Neill in third.

Litter had claimed pole position for the European Championship final, but his early lead disappeared after a mistake on the Brown Trout Bend allowed Rochford and Furness past. As Rochford stretched away out front, Litter found a way back to second past Furness, only to be unceremoniously taken out by Colin Murray. As Rochford romped home to the European Championship title, Furness claimed a creditable second ahead of outgoing European title holder Roger Dormer and World Champion Aaron Stewart.

An excellent field of young 6-11 year old racers from all over the British Isles contested the LJN Motorsport National Championship. Young lady racer Lexi Finney stamped her authority all over the opening heat, taking the victory over fellow English racer Toby Partridge and Scotland's Robbie Armit, the current British and European Champion. Heat two saw another win for the visitors, with Farnborough's Kasey Jay Jones taking a great win over Portadown's Daniel Stewart and Scotland's Bailey Millar.

The National Championship final was another thrilling race, but there was no stopping Jones who quickly went ahead to claim the title in emphatic style. A last bend shake up for the podium places was settled in favour of Stewart, with Crumlin's Corey Stirling grabbing third ahead of Jack Morrow and Irish Champion Stewart Hanna.

The main event of the Summer Speedweekend was the Clive Richardson Ltd 2.0 Hot Rods World Championship, with the qualifying heats staged at Aghadowey before the final the following day at Tullyroan. Dungannon's Sean Dynes led the opening qualifier away, but he lost out to eventual winner Feargal McNally, the Portadown man taking the flag well clear of Dynes and impressive Republic of Ireland driver Paddy Curran.

Joel Richardson was the first to show in heat two, pulling clear before sensationally retiring from the lead with mechanical gremlins. That handed the lead to Antrim's European Champion Stephen Emerson, before he too dramatically hit trouble just a couple of laps from home with gearbox problems. The placemen hesitated as Stephen retired, allowing a switched on Glenn Bell to nip through for the win over Wayne Woolsey and England's Dave Leech.

Driving in his first World Championship event, Tullyroan's Brian Cherry made his pole position count in the third and final qualifier, as he romped into a lead he would hold all the way to the flag. England's former National Champion Gavin Botfield kept him honest all the way to take a deserved runner up spot, with Dungannon's Jason Devlin in third.

The ProStocks were also contesting just their qualifying heats at Aghadowey, with the Corry Car Sales Irish Open Championship at stake. The opener saw an early stoppage when European Champion Davy Wright and Evan Monaghan crashed out, leaving British title holder Adam White to romp home for the win ahead of Joe Largey and William McFaul. There was plenty of action in heat two, with Garvagh's Stephen Boyd the leader for most of the distance. He unfortunately suffered a puncture late on, which allowed Robbie Wright to grab the win. Boyd wrestled his car over the line to salvage second ahead of Karl Smyth.

The following day at Tullyroan saw White land another title for his ever growing collection by taking the Irish Open Championship win ahead of Dan Shannon and Largey.

Completing the race programme at Aghadowey were the Stock Rods in a domestic outing, with the field bolstered by welcome English visitor James Morris. World Champion Marc Morrell went ahead in the wet opening heat, but as conditions changed he was relegated by Shane McMillan who took the win over Jonny Cardwell. Heat two saw Rod Fleck lead for much of the duration to take a morale boosting win, this time ahead of Victor McAfee and Cardwell.

The feature final was all about Curtis Greer, as the young Cullybackey star went ahead and never looked back on his way to the chequered flag. Brothers Shane and Derek McMillan chased him over the line in second and third.
Many thanks to our Speedweekend sponsors, Clive Richardson Ltd, Corry Car Sales & LJN Motorsport
Added: 25/07/17

The latest points charts have been published for some of our formulae.

In the Superstox, reigning champion Denver Grattan continues to lead the Mk2 escort Shells & Spares NI Points Championship. He is clear of Stephen Stewart and Lee Davison who join Denver in the Superstar grade. Grattan also leads the race to qualify for the 2017 World Championship and the NIOvalTV Series after the recent second round.

In the Ninja Karts, Ballymena driver Aaron Ward holds a small advantage over recent form man Daniel Stewart in the ASC Cars NI Points Championship, with Sam Percy in third position. In the Bevan's Garage NI Points Championship for Reliant Robins Neil Martin continues out front as he avoids the carnage around him, with Mark McCartan and Haley Bevan next up in the standings.

Finally, after the second round of the MR Fabrications Challenge Series for Stock Rods, Ballymena stalwart Victor McAfee tops the chart ahead of Irish Open Champion Jonny Cardwell and World Champion Marc Morrell.

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: 18/07/17

An entertaining evening at Tullyroan Oval on Saturday saw fourteen races across four different formulas. Annual Tullyroan Challenge Cup victories fell to Nutts Corner's Aaron Rainey in the 1300 Stock Cars and Bleary's Drew McKeown in the Junior Productions, whilst Banbridge ace Denver Grattan took the spoils in the second round of the Superstox NIOvalTV Series. The other final winner at the DRS Steel Buildings sponsored meeting was Portadown's Jordan Rochford in the Lightning Rods.

The rough and tumble 1300 Stock Cars produced some excellent action all evening, with the opening heat falling to Ballymena's Peter Greer from the blue grade, ahead of a great battle for second which went the way of Jon McQuillan on the line ahead of Thomas McCrory and Aaron Rainey. In the damp conditions of heat two Irish Champion Ivan Elliott took another good win in his new GRP car, even surviving a mid race caution period to take the chequered flag ahead of Michael Logan and McCrory.
Aggregate points formed the final grid, with Greer and McQuillan sharing the front row. McQuillan and McCrory contested the lead in excellent fashion once they got going, with Adrian McKinstry and Rainey joining in for good measure. The bumpers were put to good use, and at one stage they headed out onto the back straight four abreast for the top spot! McCrory got spun aside, and it was Rainey who got ahead when it mattered to take the Tullyroan Challenge Cup win from McQuillan and Peter Greer. If the final was good, the Dash For Cash to end the meeting was even better! Unfortunately for Rainey he took a hard knock early on to bring out the caution flags, before we were treated to an epic six car fight for the lead. Lap after lap McKinstry, Logan, Greer, McQuillan, McCrory and Elliott exchanged bumpers and the lead spot in what was quickly becoming one of the races of the year. Elliott was in the box seat as we entered the last lap, and as he went defensive heading to the final turn Greer and Logan came in hard behind him with the bumpers. Out of the melee Greer snatched an absolutely sensational win ahead of Elliott and Logan.

The local Junior Productions aces were joined by welcome Scottish visitor Cameron Willacy for his Ulster debut. Cameron and Callum Magill led them away in the opener, but Ballykelly's Matthew Nicholl was catching the eye as he quickly swept through to the lead. He took the first victory of the night over Adam Weir and Drew McKeown. Nicholl then repeated the dose in heat two, getting the better of a great dice with Gareth Halliday to take his second win of the evening. Graham Meek and McKeown worked their way through to second and third by the chequered flag.
Nicholl and Meek qualified on the front row for the final in somewhat damp conditions. Nicholl got knocked aside which would later see Weir penalised, as Meek and McKeown began a great battle for the top spot. Meek was favouring the wide line as he searched for grip on the slippery surface, but McKeown was able to slither under him to take up the running. Despite Meek's best efforts to come back, the Tullyroan Challenge Cup win fell to McKeown, with Ben Bruce impressing in third. The young drivers put on an excellent showing in the final in very tricky conditions indeed.

Another good showing of Superstox gridded for the second round of the popular NIOvalTV Series, with recent newcomer James Logan leading them off in the opener from the novice grade. He impressed by leading until past half distance, when Lee Davison powered through in his RCE machine to take the win over Irish Champion Denver Grattan and Logan. Logan led Gregg Hyndman in the second heat, before a lap seven caution period when oil on turn three saw a number skittle into the wall and retirement. At the resumption Davison made short work of the remaining laps to take the win and earn himself a rise to the superstar grade. Gary Grattan and Stephen Stewart filled the places.
Andrew Morrow and then Lee Johnston led the early charge in the final, with Johnston settling in ahead of Adam Lockhart out front. Davison was again on the move, tracked by a repaired Denver Grattan after his heat two trip to the concrete. Denver muscled his way past before Davison lost out when he tangled with Conor Murphy. D Grattan hit the front by slipping past Johnston three laps from home, taking the win ahead of Lee and Lockhart. Johnston also received a trophy from series sponsors NIOvalTV as top white/yellow graded car home. The night was rounded off by a Grand National, which saw Aaron McNeilly hold off the late advances of Denver Grattan to take a morale boosting victory.

Before the Lightning Rods has their opening race, the recently crowned World Champion Aaron Stewart was paraded to the fans to a rapturous welcome. It was wet as they took the green flag for heat one, but former British Champion Jordan Rochford was in tremendous form as he scythed through the field to take a super win over Irish Champion Richard Stewart and Ricky Shaw. It was great to see Tim Hazlett back in Lightning Rods action in a newly acquired car, as Vince Litter stamped his authority all over heat two. He took a commanding win ahead of Ally Neill and Mark Corry.
The final started on a wet track and was an excellent encounter, with a five way lead battle developing between Rochford, Litter, Scott Cochrane, Neill and Shaw. Rochford really had the bit between his teeth, as he superbly clung to the outside groove to relegate the pack and hit the front. Just as it looked all over bar the shouting, the track was beginning to dry, and dry fast. That brought Richard Stewart and Neill into play, having obviously opted for a set-up more suitable to the conditions now. Rochford just held on though for what was a great win, with R Stewart, Neill and Litter next home.
Added: 16/07/17

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

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