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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
2/6/2024 @ 2pm

SHAMWRECK 2024
Unlimited National Bangers Shamwreck 2024 plus James 'The Cat' Smith Memorial DD
1600/Rookie Bangers 2024 Irish Open Championship

Lightning Rods
Ninja Karts

Aghadowey Oval
8/6/2024 @ 6.30pm

Stock Rods William Cooke Memorial Trophy 2024
Superstox 2024 King of Aghadowey

1300 Stock Cars
Thunder Rods
Ninja Karts (sponsored by Campbell Commercials)

Tullyroan Oval
15/6/2024 @ 6.30pm

2.0 Hot Rods 2024 Tullyroan Challenge Cup
Stock Rods 2024 Tullyroan Challenge Cup
Junior Productions 2024 Golden Helmet (presented by the McKeown Family)

Lightning Rods
Thunder Rods


 


 

 
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A dramatic Bank Holiday Monday at Aghadowey Oval served up a great mix of fantastic racing and spectacular spills! Portadown star Glenn Bell won the feature event in the National Hot Rods, with Limavady's Stephen Goligher lifting the Rookie Bangers King of Aghadowey after an exciting final. Young Kilmore lad Ryan Berry took the honours in a fantastic Young Trophy for Junior Productions, with the other feature race wins falling to Glenavy's Joe Largey (Stock Rods) and Strabane's Adam McKinney (Thunder Rods).

Richard Stewart and Philip McCloy both had spells out front in the opening National Hot Rod heat, before Derek McMillan worked his way past both to take the win over Thomas Dilly and Shane Murray. The second heat saw a fantastic win for Richard Stewart, as he just held off McMillan, Dilly and Glenn Bell in a very close finish.
Stewart again led the final, Round 11 of Simpson Race Exhausts World Series NI, staving off the initial advances of McMillan on the outside line. As Derek dropped back, Murray took up the challenge and circulated side by side with Stewart for many laps. When the duo ran wide, and opportunistic Bell quickly filled the gap to nip past both and race home to the victory, with Derek Martin and Murray filling out the places.

The Rookie Bangers put on some excellent entertainment for the holiday crowd, with Garvagh's William McFaul the winner of the opening heat despite a last bend lunge from Josh Goligher. Stephen Boyd led heat two amongst numerous spins and skirmishes, only for Stephen Goligher to nip past on the last lap to take the win.
The King of Aghadowey final was another great race with action galore, with Stephen Goligher again taking the win over his nephew Lucas Goligher, with Marc Morrell taking third.

A record domestic entry of Junior Productions was bolstered by visiting Scots Baillie Glencross and Koddi Wright as they contested The Young Trophy, presented for many years now by the Young and Hosie families. Lexi Crooks took the opening heat win, holding off Ryan Berry at the finish ahead of Brandon Litter. Andrew Hawe led the opening laps of the second heat before Berry continued his good day at the office by slipping past to take the win over Callum Doak and Joshua Murray.
Berry led the way in The Young Trophy final, holding off the advances of the impressive Doak right from the off. There was then a lengthy stoppage after a horrendous crash between Crooks and Lauren Berry. Thankfully both were eventually able to walk from their cars, with Ryan Berry competing the distance to take the win in style over Doak. After a number of penalties were imposed Andrew Russell got third, with Lacey Bevan taking the best white/yellow grade finisher award.

The opening Stock Rod heat fell to Mark Foster, who took a clear win over a huge second place battle that went the way of Ethan Dilly over Victor McAfee. Liam Irwin and Dilly both had spells out front in heat two before Adam Sloan surged ahead for a clear win over Dilly and Declan O'Connor.
The final will long be remembered for a huge accident on the Brown Trout Bend, as Dilly clashed wheels with O'Connor and was sent vaulting headlong into the retaining wall. After a long delay while Ethan was carefully extricated from his car, Joe Largey went on to take the win over Sloan and Stevie McNiece.

The Thunder Rods started in spectacular style with Sam Watt rolling over early on in heat one. At the resumption of racing Gary Freeburn battled with Christopher McNeill and Simon McLaughlin, with McNeill taking the win. Heat two saw McLaughlin get his hands on the chequered flag after relegating Freeburn from the lead.
Freeburn again led the final, before Adam McKinney swept ahead to take the win and the silverware ahead of Jordan Nicholl and McLaughlin.

Photos by John Wolsey
Added: 02/05/23

Former World Champion John Christie from Ballinderry bounced right back to form at Tullyroan Oval on Saturday April 29th, winning the National Hot Rods final just two weeks after a huge crash left his car badly damaged. On a night of changing conditions, European and Irish Champion Drew McKeown from Bleary won the opening round of the 2.0 Hot Rods Hoosier Challenge Series, and Gordy McKee from Templepatrick scooped the Unlimited National Bangers Spring Classic.
Newly crowned European Champion Nigel Jackson from Portaodwn raced to a heat and final double in the Lightning Rods, with young Jack Morrison, also from Portadown, the winner in the Ninja Karts.

Round 10 of Simpson Race Exhausts World Series NI saw an opening heat win for Mark Heatrick after he demoted early leader Johnny McCloy. John Christie and Adam Hylands made the most of their generous blue grading to take second and third respectively. Heatrick repeated the feat in heat two, taking his second chequered flag of the evening ahead of Hylands and Philip McCloy.
The final was run in the wettest conditions of the night, with Johnny McCloy looking good out front for almost half the race distance. He could offer no resistance to Christie when he arrived though, John taking the win to go some way towards banishing the memory of his big crash a fortnight previously. Glenn Bell produced a great drive to take second ahead of Adam Maxwell, Derek Martin and Heatrick.

A scrappy opening heat for the 2.0 Hot Rods saw Allen Cherry take the win over World Champion Jordan Rochford and Conor Hughes, before Adam Best took the chequers in heat two ahead of Drew McKeown and Adam Heatrick.
Cherry beat Best away at the beginning of the Hoosier Tyres sponsored final to take the lead, but his start had grabbed the attention of Race Control and he was given a black cross warning board. An early caution period eliminated some fancied runners, but Cherry was totally in control to take the flag. He was unfortunately docked two places for a jump start, handing to victory to McKeown over Best.

Deano McGrath was the early leader in the Spring Classic for Unlimited National Bangers, but Gordy McKee quickly slipped past to take up the running and take the win over Deano McGrath and World Champion Stevo McGrath.
Kieran McIvor led the opening Allcomers until he went out, handing the win to Stevo McGrath over his cousin Deano. Leonard Dunn took the win in the second Allcomers after McIvor had again been ahead, with Stevo McGrath then taking the Destruction Derby win after a tough battle against David Gurney and Jonathan Compelli.
Deano McGrath took Entertainer of the Day with Best Wreck going to Tony Gillespie.

In the Lightning Rods opener, Dean Catherwood took the win over Stuart Agnew, after Kielian Toland had led for some distance. Dermot Tynan was the low grader to set the pace in heat two, before Nigel Jackson came past to win over Agnew and Mark Corry.
The final saw the worst of the conditions, and that played into the hands of wet weather expert Jackson. He relegated early leaders Mark McCambridge and James McKinney to take the win in some style over McKinney, Agnew and McCambridge.

An excellent field of Ninja Karts entertained as always, with Rowdy Grattan the man to watch in the heats. He took his first ever win in the opening race ahead of Jake Barnett and Keegan Turtle. Rowdy then won again in heat two, taking the flag clear of Jack Murphy and Barnett.
The final saw Grattan go out early on, his hat-trick hopes dashed. Barnett hit the front until a late race caution brought the whole field together for the restart. It was a very messy restart which resulted in a very lengthy Stewards Enquiry after the race. In the final analysis it was Jack Morrison who took a deserved win over Barnett and Irish Champion Charlie Johnston, after a number of penalties were handed down.
John Wolsey photos
Added: 02/05/23

Despite the weather conditions deteriorating as the evening progressed, the drivers still served up an excellent evening of Stock Car racing at Tullyroan Oval on Saturday, April 15th.
The opening round of the Spedeworth TV/NIOvalTV Series for Superstox saw a heat and final double for World champion Kyle Beattie from Aughnacloy, whilst Antrim’s Ryan McCrory was victorious in the 2.0 Hot Rods final.
Wet weather expert Nigel Jackson from Portadown scooped the Lightning Rods final, whilst the other feature race wins fell to Antrim’s Leyton Hughes in the Junior Productions and Cullybackey’s David Wilson in the Thunder Rods.

Series sponsor Brian Lammey from NIOvalTV set the pace in the opening Superstox heat, leading until well past the half-way mark when former Irish Champion Jordan Robinson swept past to take the win, ahead of Craig McConnell and Kyle Beattie. With the second heat now wet, Beattie excelled to take the victory over his cousin David Beattie and Irish Champion Steven Haugh.
David Beattie hit the front in the final after just five laps, but he then had Kyle Beattie chasing him down and reducing his advantage. As they entered the closing stages, David dramatically had his throttle jam open which saw him crash out on the Annaghmore Bend, gifting the lead to the World Champion. Kyle rounded out the remaining laps to complete his double for the evening ahead of McConnell, Curtis Greer and David McMenemy.

There was drama in the opening laps of the opening 2.0 Hot Rods heat, as a turn one skirmish amongst the leaders resulted in nine cars being eliminated from the race. Through the melee came Ally Neill, who recorded the win over Denver Grattan, Michael Woods and the returning former double World Champ Wayne Woolsey.
Heat Two saw Woods master the changing conditions best, as he swept home to the chequered flag ahead of Ryan McCrory and Grattan.
The Final saw the worst of the weather, with McCrory breaking clear of early leader Chris McCloy to take the win in some style. Conor Hughes worked his way through to second ahead of Woods and Jordan Rochford.

Tipperary visitor Richie Power bolstered the Lightning Rods field, which saw a dominant Heat One win for James McKinney ahead of World Champion Ricky Shaw and Gerry Rogers. Shaw improved in Heat Two to take the win ahead of Stuart Agnew and McKinney.
There was a great early battle in the Final between Nigel Jackson and Mark Corry, with Jackson getting the upper hand to power ahead and take the silverware. Corry had to make do with the runner up position, ahead of Agnew, Shaw and McKinney.

A fine grid of Junior Productions took to the grid for their opener, with Dylan Fegan taking the flag before being disqualified in the post race analysis. That handed victory to Jake Devlin ahead of Harry Minish and Callum Doak. Recent newcomer Minish has impressed many since his debut, and he took the honours in heat two ahead of another rapid novice, Ryan Abernethy. Andrew Russell and Fegan completed the top places.
The final saw Minish again set the pace out front, but he had the field close right up behind him after a lap five caution flag, called after Brandon Litter was stranded on the entry to turn one. Leyton Hughes was the man to watch after the restart, powering around the outside line like a veteran to take the lead, and the win, in commanding style. Minish held on for a deserved second from Doak, Devlin and Lauren Berry.

The Thunder Rods as always produced three close, competitive races, with Simon McLaughlin getting off to the best possible start by taking the opening heat ahead of Gary Freeburn and James Goldie, after Tom Archibald hit trouble whilst ahead. For Heat Two David Wilson was the man to watch in the wet, chasing down long time leader Freeburn to take the victory. Freeburn held on for second ahead of Daniel Rodgers and Archibald.
In the final Freeburn led once again, the Ballymena newcomer showing great skill to build an advantage in the wet conditions. But Wilson was again utilising a wide line and somehow finding grip whilst many of the others struggled for traction. David swooped right around Freeburn with three laps to go to take the win, despite the close attentions of Rodgers who was another revelling in the rain. Rab Preston grabbed third at the end ahead of Freeburn and Matthew Nicholl.
Added: 17/04/23

The 2023 oval racing season opened at Aghadowey Oval on Easter Monday afternoon. The coveted Alan Connolly Memorial Trophy for Stock Rods was the feature event of the day, and it was won by Ballinderry’s Jonny Cardwell after a dominant display. An enthralling National Hot Rods final fell to Kells driver Derek McMillan, whilst young English driver Charlie Weston won the Ninja Karts King of Aghadowey title.
Other feature race winners were Chris Hamill in the 1300 Stock Cars and Cullybackey debutant Peter Moore in the Thunder Rods.

An international field took to the grid for the third running of the Alan Connolly Memorial Trophy for Stock Rods, held in memory of the former World Champion from Ballymoney. Mark Crawford took a clear heat one win with Jonny Cardwell getting the best of a great scrap for second. Sam McNeice got the better of Scottish visitor Gary Dean to take the second heat win, with Samuel Wilson and Mark Foster next home.
The final saw a polished drive from Cardwell, as the former British and Irish Champion pulled clear from pole position to record a great victory. A huge places battle saw Stevie McNiece grab second, with Sam McNeice in third ahead of Dean, Crawford and Siobhan Martin.

A slightly depleted field of National Hot Rods was reduced further when Kenny McCann crashed out of the opening heat, with Thomas Dilly giving a maiden win to his new Ginetta ahead of Gary Woolsey and Derek McMillan. Dilly again took the honours in heat two, this time heading home Jeff Riordan and McMillan.
A wet track before the Simpson Race Exhausts World Series NI Round 9 final saw the teams guessing as to set up and tyre choice, with McMillan the first to show as he powered past Dilly to open out a huge gap out front. Dilly was fighting a rearguard battle, as the pack queued behind looking for a way past. Glenn Bell finally broke through, but he was now over half a lap behind leader McMillan. But Derek was now hitting heavy backmarking traffic backed up behind Dilly, and Bell was right with him within five laps. For the last ten laps the lead duo then circulated side by side, boxed in by the squabbling placemen ahead of them. McMillan just got the verdict on the line by the slenderest of margins, ahead of Bell and Shane Murray.

A high number of visitors from both England and Scotland led to a very busy raceway for the young Ninja Kart aces. National, English and Irish Open Champion Charlie Weston won the opener ahead of Jake Barnett and Stuart Shevill Jnr Jnr. Another English driver, Mason Carberry, then took the second heat trophy over Henry Hunn and debutant Lewis Hazlett.
The King of Aghadowey rounded off a great afternoon of racing from the young 6-11-year-old drivers, with Weston taking the win for England despite the best efforts of Scottish racer Shevill. William Hunn took third ahead of Katie-Lee Smart and Tommy Melrose.

The hard hitting 1300 Stock Cars fielded an excellent 19 cars, with third generation racer Josh Hill leading the field off on his debut. James Crossett took both heat wins, the first ahead of Steven Bolton and Matthew Milliken, the second from Ty Richardson and Chris Hamill.
Richardson worked his way ahead in the final, but as the bumpers were exchanged in the pack Hamill emerged in second. Richardson could offer resistance when Chris challenged for the lead, the signs specialist taking the win ahead of Gareth Halliday and Josh McKinstry.

An excellent field of Thunder Rods were on hand for their first outing of the season, with Gary Freeburn the early heat one leader before Jordan Nicholl slipped past to take the win ahead of Peter Moore. Moore was showing some excellent pace for a novice, and he impressed as he took the chequered flag in heat two over Nicholl and Simon McLaughlin.
Owen Anderson was the first to show in the final, but Moore was again on a mission as he worked his way to the front and pulled clear. He took the chequered flag in style after a dream debut meeting, his double sealing an instant upgrade for his next outing. Adam McKinney, Tom Archibald and Anderson were next as the chequered flag fell.
Added: 11/04/23

Kells driver Carl Sloan and Ballinderry’s Jonny Cardwell were the big winners at Tullyroan Oval’s Easter Saturday meeting, as a big holiday crowd enjoyed some top quality international oval racing. Sloan was victorious in Round 8 of Simpson Race Exhausts World Series NI for National Hot Rods, whilst Cardwell took the honours in the inaugural Northern Ireland Open for Stock Rods.

As DMC Race Promotions marked their 20th anniversary, the other feature race wins fell to Antrim’s Leyton Hughes in the Junior Productions, Strabane’s James McKinney in the Lightning Rods and Garvagh’s William McFaul in the Rookie Bangers.

An excellent 23 car field of National Hot Rods arrived for the latest Simpson Race Exhausts World Series round, with Andy Stewart the early leader in heat one. Derek Martin was on a charge though, the Dungannon based NI Champion blasting around the outside to take the win in some style over Glenn Bell and Shane Murray.
Heat two saw a win for Portadown stalwart Gary Woolsey, who inherited the chequered flag when on the road winner Nigel McCauley was dropped two places for contact.
Carl Sloan had shown some promise during the heats, but come final time he stamped his authority all over proceedings. Carl wasted little time in hitting the front, and then stretched out a commanding lead during the 35-lap showdown. As Carl cruised to the chequered flag and a welcome win, Cork’s Jeff Riordan came out on top of a great places scrap to grab second, ahead of Martin, Murray and McCauley.

Visitors from both Scotland and the Republic of Ireland joined the locals for the Stock Rods Northern Ireland Open, with former World Champion Stevie McNiece taking the opening heat win from pole position from Mark Crawford and his brother Colin McNiece.
Adam Sloan got the jump in heat two to take up the running, and he went on to take a clear win. Impressive Scottish visitor James Robertson took runner up slot ahead of Jonny Cardwell and another Scot, Gary Dean.
Aggregate points saw Cardwell and Crawford share a star studded front end of the grid for the inaugural Northern Ireland Open, and it was Cardwell who quickly established himself out front. Stevie McNiece chased hard in second, and even a mid-race caution period which closed to field together could threaten Jonny’s lead. Despite late pressure it was Cardwell who took the title win, with Stevie McNiece, Sam McNeice, Crawford and Siobhan Martin the premier placed drivers.

Harry Minish led much of the way in the opening Junior Productions heat, only to trip over a backmarker whilst within sight of the flag. That allowed Dylan Fegan to take the win over Leyton Hughes and Callum Doak. Hughes then went one better in heat two to take the win, with Fegan this time the runner up ahead of Minish.

The final boiled down to a tough battle between Hughes and Daniel Stewart, with the lead swapped on a number of occasions. Stewart picked up a couple of warnings from Race Control, and even though he was first past the flag he was docked 2 places for a misdemeanour along the way. That handed the win to Hughes ahead of Minish and Stewart.

Three welcome visitors from Tipperary raceway bolstered the Lightning Rods field, but the whole evening was all about James McKinney. The Strabane man took the opening heat win by a clear margin ahead of Mark Corry and Stuart Agnew, before repeating the feat in heat two to win from Ricky Shaw and Nigel Jackson.
An upgrade for the feature race final didn’t deter McKinney, and he again romped clear to win. Corry and World Champion Shaw were right in contention in this one, but had to settle for second in third behind hat-trick hero McKinney.

Whilst down on the usual high entry, the Rookie Bangers still entertained the Easter Holiday fans. William McFaul raced home to win the opening heat ahead of Josh Goligher, before Goligher got the nod in the second heat by the slightest of margins after a last bend lunge by runner up Marc Morrell.
McFaul was able to break free once again in the final, and he took his second win of the night over Stephen Boyd and Lucas Goligher.
Added: 11/04/23

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