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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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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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An entertaining evening of stock car racing at Aghadowey Oval on Saturday saw three new Kings of Aghadowey crowned after fifteen hard fought races. Donemana's Leonard Dunn took victory in the Micro National Bangers, Banbridge ace Denver Grattan was victorious in the Superstox and Nutts Corner's Adrian McKinstry took an excellent 1300 Stock Car crown. In the Junior Productions Portadown's Drew McKeown landed yet another title with victory in The Young Trophy, whilst Ballycastle's Andrew McLean was the winner in the Thunder Rods.

The Nissan Micra was the main weapon of choice on the grid for the Micro Bangers King of Aghadowey. The action came thick and fast right from the off, with stoppages when Craig Nichol and then William Bingham got themselves into trouble after some monster hits. There was also a rollover for David Wilson, whilst Leonard Dunn managed to relieve Steven Bolton of the lead to take the King of Aghadowey victory. Behind Bolton, Stevo McGrath took third ahead of Willy Ogilby, the latter of whom had spent most of the race destroying anything in his path.
The Allcomers race started in even more spectacular fashion, with a tremendous double rollover for both Deano McGrath and Ogilby on the home straight. Once again there was a great fight for the lead between Dunn and Bolton, as the reds came out again when newcomer Leslie Millar got obliterated by Stevo McGrath by the pit gate. Up front Dunn held on for his second win of the day over Bolton and S. McGrath. A fantastic DD saw yet another rollover, this time for Bolton which ruled him out of contention. It boiled down to a three way fight between S. McGrath, Dunn and Matthew McKinstry. Dunn and McGrath had a cracking head on, before McKinstry piled in to finish McGrath off. But it killed Matthew's car too, and Dunn drove away to take his third win of the day to complete a clean sweep. S McGrath's consolation was the Best Wreck Trophy, whilst Ogilby quite rightly earned the Entertainer of the Day Award.

The Superstox saw a welcome return to action for Gary Grattan, and it was his brother Denver who took the opening heat win. Lee Johnston saw his big early lead wiped out by a yellow caution period for Aaron McNeilly in the wall. A the restart there was plenty of bumperwork between the Grattan brothers, Lee Davison and Conor Murphy, with Denver Grattan breaking clear to challenge Johnston. Denver went in with a timely last bend hit to take the win in some style, breaking the lap record as he went. Johnston made amends in heat two, taking the win ahead of Adam Lockhart and impressive recent newcomer James Logan.
Johnston had pole position for the King of Aghadowey final, and they lined up with the track still damp after a brief shower. 'Jonto' through it all away though by spinning off at the green flag, with Denver Grattan going ahead from Gary Chambers, Gary Grattan and Davison. Try as he may Chambers just couldn't quite get close enough to launch an attack for the lead, but he did keep Denver honest all the way home as the Irish Champion added yet another title to his collection. Chambers was a gallant runner up with Stephen Stewart inheriting third after Davison and Gary Grattan collided towards the end.

There was controversy in the opening heat for the rough and tumble 1300 Stock Cars, when on the road winner Aaron Rainey was docked two places for jumping the start. Michael Logan had deposed Jonny Patterson to go second, but Patterson came back hard on the last bend to nudge past and take a very pleasing win after Rainey's penalty kicked in. Jack Kearney and Patterson battled out front early in heat two, before Calvin Blake powered past to take a deserved victory ahead of Thomas McCrory and Rainey.
Rainey had annexed pole spot for the King of Aghadowey final, but many were caught on the wrong set-up as the rain started just as they came to grid. The opening lap was dramatic to say the least, with the bumpers exchanged in no uncertain terms. Adrian McKinstry tangled with Rainey and found himself headlong into the wall on the home straight as Michael Logan led ahead of McCrory. McCrory challenged and hit the front, but all the time McKinstry was putting in a stunning recovery drive through the field. He landed on the leaders bumper on the final lap, and duly went ahead to take an outstanding, if somewhat unlikely at one stage, victory. McCrory and Logan filled out the podium.

Up for grabs for the Junior Productions was The Young Trophy, kindly presented each year by the Young and Hosie families. A great battle between the star graders was a feature of the opening heat, but Gareth Halliday was oblivious to that as he powered away to a great win over Adam Weir and Adam McFall. Matthew Nicholl led most of the way in heat two until a badly judged move by Halliday ruined both their chances late on and gifted the win to Weir.
Weir led the final away, but lost out to Halliday who quickly went ahead. Gareth soon had his mirrors full of Drew McKeown though, and he found a way past to take up the running with Graham Meek in tow. Despite some gallant efforts by Meek on the outside line, McKeown had all under control and took the superb Young Trophy over Meek and Nicholl. Halliday and Callum Magill were proud recipients of the grade awards for top white and yellow grade finishers.

The Thunder Rods rounded out the programme, with Davy Wilson the man to beat during the heats. He stormed past leader Chrissy Dempsey on the last lap to take the opener, before scything past Andrew McLean to make it a double with the heat two win as well. That elevated him to the star grade for the final, which saw Dempsey the early leader before McLean went ahead. Wilson was on a charge once again though, but despite making it through to second, the victory and the win went to McLean who had driven a very solid race out front. Wilson was a gallant runner up but just couldn't close the gap to the winner, with Jason Darragh in third.
Added: 25/06/17

The latest points charts for 2.0 Hot Rods, 1300 Stock Cars and Rookie Bangers have now been published.

In the 2.0 Hot Rods Racemart NI Points Championship, Stuart Cochrane currently sits on top of the standings ahead of Stephen Emerson and Adam Best. Last weekend saw the final qualifyng round for the upcoming World Championship, and after a year long battle to qualify it is Allen Cherry who has come out on top of the pack. This chart will determine the drivers who have quaified for the World Final, subject to meeting the quaification criteria. In the Hoosier Racing Tires Challenge Series, European Champion Emerson leads after one round ahead of Cochrane.

In the 1300 Stock Cars, Adrian McKinstry continues to lead the Autoweld NI Points Championship ahead of Michael Logan and defending silver roof Jon McQuillan. McQuillan currently heads the 2017 World Championship qualifying chase, whilst Aaron Rainey sits on top of the Ryan Wright Signs Iron Man Series points chart after two rounds.

Finally, the 2017 World Championship Qualifying Points for the Rookie Bangers sees Sammy Fisher heading the pack ahead of Christy Bradley.

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: 20/06/17

A fine mid-summer's evening at Tullyroan Oval on Saturday saw some great racing on track, and the big winner was Dungannon's Ally Neill who romped home to lift the annual Tullyroan Challenge Cup for the Lightning Rods. The other feature race victories at the Hollytree Rare Breeds Farm sponsored meeting fell to Aaron Rainey (1300 Stock Cars), Christy Bradley (Rookie Bangers), Stephen Emerson (2.0 Hot Rods) and Corey Stirling (Ninja Karts).

The biggest field of the season so far arrived in the pits to do battle for the Lightning Rods Tullyroan Challenge Cup, raced over two reverse grid qualifiers before the final itself would see the top points scorer gain pole position. Ricky Shaw set the pace in the opener from pole position, but Aaron Stewart moved ahead early on to take the win over Mark McCambridge and Mark Corry. The second heat saw Ally Neill the first to show, before a yellow caution period for the stricken Martin O'Donovan. The restart saw a number of penalties handed out as some were much too eager to get back into action, whilst up front Irish Champion Richard Stewart found a way past Neill to take the victory. Ally held on for second ahead of Jordan Rochford.
Stewart and Rochford shared the front row for the Tullyroan Challenge Cup final, only for Stewart to overcook things into turn one and allow his cousin Aaron Stewart through to the lead. Things were very slippery underfoot as the drivers were quickly finding out, and a three abreast moment at the end of a breathtaking opening lap saw Neill through to the lead ahead of Corry, with both Stewart's and Rochford now gathering themselves together but way down the order. As Corry put pressure on the leader, Rochford's fightback saw him right there once again in third. Corry then departed the lead pack after a mistake on turn two, but up front Neill held Rochford off all the way home to land the biggest win of his career so far, and in some style too. Rochford, Aaron Stewart, Vince Litter and McCambridge filled the places.

The 1300 Stock Cars also gridded their best turnout of the season so far in the second round of the Ryan Wright Signs Iron Man Series, and they produced some great heavy metal contact. An all action final exploded into life in the closing stages, when Aaron Rainey challenged long time leader Jack Kearney. Adrian McKinstry came in hard with the bumper too, and down the back straight for the final time they were in the wall and on the grass - in fact they were heading every direction but the right one! Kearney pulled all together to just get over the line first, but unfortunately he was later removed from the win due to a technical issue in post race scrutineering. That handed the trophy and race tyre from the series sponsors to Rainey ahead of McKinstry and Ivan Elliott. Earlier Thomas McCrory inherited the heat one win after Kearney's load up, with McKinstry the victor in heat two.

The Rookie Bangers returned for another excellent outing, with plenty of action on track to entertain the spectators. Ben McKenna went ahead early in heat one before Paul O'Connor took up the running. Just when Paul looked home and dry, he collected a spinning Killian Eager and his race was run. That handed the advantage to Sammy Fisher who took the win over Ger O'Beirne and Rodney Herron's VW Beetle. Heat two had an early stoppage when Fisher lost a wheel, before Peter McKenna-Murray blasted ahead to take the win. O'Beirne held on well to take the runner up slot again despite the best efforts of others to stop him.
There was plenty of action during the feature race final too, and that despite a lot of fluid going down on the track which slowed the pace considerably. Christy Bradley coped admirably with the conditions as he took an excellent win, with Fisher good value in second ahead of Trevor Farrell and Thomas Megarry.

Thomas Morrison set the early pace in the opening 2.0 Hot Rods heat as they chased points in their final World Championship qualifier. At mid distance he succumbed to pressure from Ryan McClure, and McClure sped home to record the win over Adam Best and European Champion Stephen Emerson. Morrison was again the first to show in heat two, and this time he was challenged by a rapid Stuart Cochrane who was making a quick return to the cockpit having broken his wrist last weekend. Morrison called on all his years of racing experience to withstand the pressure and take a very welcome win, his first in the formula. Cochrane and Emerson followed him home.
The final was all about Emerson though, the European Champion blasting past Morrison on lap nine to motor ahead and take the silverware ahead of Cochrane and Feargal McNally.

The young stars of the Ninja Karts rounded out the programme, with recent newcomer Max Hobson impressing in the opening heat as he led for much of the distance. He was pipped at the post however by Aaron Ward, who went past on the run to the flag to take a great win over Hobson and Samuel Percy. Hobson made no mistake in heat two, racing clear of the field to take his first ever win after a great drive. Daniel Stewart and Corey Stirling filled out the places.
The feature race final over the extra distance was always going to be interesting once Hobson again grabbed an impressive lead early on. The star men were bearing down on him fast, and only for a slight hesitation amongst backmarkers Max could well have taken his first ever final win. The beneficiary was Stirling, as he swooped past on the final lap to take the chequered flag and the silverware, with Stewart grabbing second ahead of Hobson who was undoubtedly the star of the night.
Many thanks to our meeting sponsors, Hollytree Rare Breed Farm
Added: 18/06/17

Ahoghill's Marc Morrell was the toast of Aghadowey Oval on Saturday night when he was crowned 2017 Stock Rods Champion of the World after a superb drive. After a day of intense racing from the formula, Marc came out on top of a scintillating final which kept the huge crowd on their toes right to the very end. There was a full day of high octane action on track, kindly sponsored by PC Paints & Components of Ballymoney, and the other big winner was Portadown's Davy Wright who landed the ProStocks European Championship crown after another excellent race. The other feature race winners were Portadown's Stuart Cochrane in the 2.0 Hot Rods Irish Masters and Drew McKeown in the Junior Productions King of Aghadowey, whilst Norman Purdy took victory in the Thunder Rods.

A capacity entry of 42 of the best Stock Rod drivers in the business arrived at Aghadowey to do battle for the 2017 Championship of the World, with a record 26 visitors joining the 16 top local stars. An exciting opening heat was led initially by Scotland's Jonathan Lattka, but he had no answer to flying Cullybackey racer Curtis Greer. Greer swept ahead to a comfortable win over former Irish Champion Jonny Cardwell, with Kells driver Derek McMillan taking third ahead of Lattka in fourth. The second heat paired the Republic of Ireland's Alan Ramsey and young English star Jack Grandon on the front row. Grandon was on great form in this one, keeping a cool head to record the victory ahead of former World Champions Stuart Smyth and Dean O'Dell in an English lock out of the top places. The final heat saw yet more frantic and competitive racing, with Marc Morrell edging clear early on but he was soon under pressure from a fast moving British Champion Bobbie Johnston. Johnston edged past on the Brown Trout Bend to take the chequered flag, but he was subsequently demoted to third place for contact whilst passing Morrell. Marc thus inherited the win ahead of defending World Champion Stevie McNiece, Johnston and Tipperary racer Robbie Ryan.

The scene was now set for the World Championship final, and the atmosphere in the stadium was at fever pitch as the drivers were given the 'Start Your Engines' signal and set off on their formation laps. Cardwell had gained pole position ahead of Greer, with McMillan and Grandon on row two ahead of Morrell and Smyth. The initial start didn't get far before a stoppage which eliminated the unfortunate Greer. At the second time of asking Cardwell stepped into the early lead ahead of McMillan and Morrell on what was a very greasy track indeed, and the battle was well and truly on with nothing to separate the trio. McMillan found a gap inside Cardwell out onto the back straight to take up the running, Cardwell being forced down the order and into retirement. McMillan edged clear out front, before fluid went down on the raceway from an ailing Ed Davis car. As the pace slowed it was most certainly game on once again, before there was heartbreak for McMillan as he went out with a puncture.
As we headed towards half distance Morrell was now out front and in charge, with the current gold roof holder McNiece now hot on his heels. The duo circulated as one, with Smyth in third before a mechanical issue saw him drop back. The greasy surface meant the slightest slip would have been costly, but Morrell drove like a veteran and even overcame a late race caution period to storm home to the win. The terraces erupted as he took the double chequered flags to be crowned 2017 Champion of the World after a flawless drive, a fantastic birthday present as he turned 21 the very next day. The post race celebrations will live long in the memory for many as Marc received his trophy, with McNiece a gallant second having just fell short in his title defence. Lattka came through for third ahead of Chris Gordon, Chris Woods and Siobhan Martin.

The prestigious European Championship was on the line for the ProStocks, and Portadown's Davy Wright was the early leader in qualifying heat one. A mid race caution period for debris on track proved to be Wright's downfall, as he lost out to Steven Haugh and Jordan McCann as the green flags came back out. A last ditch attempt from McCann couldn't unseat Haugh from the lead, and the British Champion took the flag ahead of McCann and James Goldie. There was great battle in heat two between Irish Champion Dan Shannon, Haugh and Goldie, but Adam White got the jump on them all after a late mix up to take the victory over Shannon and Haugh.
Haugh and Shannon shared the front row for the European title race, only for Haugh to end up dumped in the fence on the opening lap. Wright charged ahead at the resumption, swapping the lead with McCann in an excellent battle. Track conditions were changing constantly, and as it dried out Shannon came on a great run having dropped down the order early on. Wright was in charge up front though, and even an audacious last bend lunge from Shannon couldn't unseat him from the premier spot. Davy came home to land the biggest victory of his career so far and in some style too, with White nipping through to second in the dash to the line ahead of a gallant Shannon in third.

Gerry Hendry from Scotland went ahead early in the opening heat of the 2.0 Hot Rods Irish Masters, before losing out on the slippery track to Allen Cherry. The Tullyroan driver came through to take the victory over Feargal McNally and Hendry. The reversed grid second heat saw Cherry again a major player, but it was European Champion Stephen Emerson who finally took the win over Stuart Cochrane.
Cherry led the final away from Cochrane, before a slip out onto the back straight allowed Cochrane through to the lead. Stuart held everyone off all the way home to take the win and the title, ahead of Emerson and Cherry.

The Junior Productions were contesting the King of Aghadowey title, and NI Points Champion Drew McKeown produced a masterclass once again the land the title. Sam McNeice was the early heat one winner, before McKeown took charge in the closing laps to take the victory from well down the grid. Heat two was an excellent race, with Adam McFall putting in a great drive to take the chequers ahead of McKeown and Matthew Nicholl.
From pole position McKeown was never troubled in the King of Aghadowey final, racing home to the win ahead of great effort from Gareth Halliday who took second ahead of Adam Weir.

A good field of Thunder Rods rounded out the programme, with the opening heat seeing the lead contested by six cars at one stage. Norman Purdy took the win after on the road winner Mark Dunlop was dropped for contact. Early pacesetter Johnny Pollock retired from the lead of heat two, before a great fight developed late on between Purdy and Davy Wilson. Wilson produced a fine drive around the outside to snatch the win in great style.
Purdy was again the man to beat in the final, fighting a serious rearguard battle against Andrew McLean and Wilson. Norman held on out front to record his second victory of the night and earn a rise to the star grade for the next meeting. McLean and Dunlop filled out the places.
Added: 05/06/17

Hot on the heels of their World Championship final the previous evening at Aghadowey, the Stock Rods again excelled at Tullyroan Oval on Sunday afternoon as they contested the Tullyroan Challenge Cup. Having been disappointed the previous day by an early exit from the World Final, Cullybackey ace Curtis Greer was on top form to lift the trophy after four excellent races across the day. The coveted Ninja Karts Keir Millar Memorial Trophy fell the way of Portadown's Daniel Stewart after a superb tussle, whilst another Portadown driver, Steven Haugh, took victory in the ProStocks Irish Masters. Other feature race wins at the meeting, sponsored by PC Paints & Components, fell to Lee Johnston (Superstox) and Ricky Shaw (Lightning Rods).

Track conditions were changeable all afternoon due to the showery weather, and the opening Stock Rods heat saw Middlesex based former World Champion Stuart Smyth settle into the early lead. He was tracked by Curtis Greer, with Curtis sweeping past to the lead and the win at half distance. Shane McMillan snatched second late on ahead of Smyth. Ed Davis led from pole in heat two ahead of England's Maison Waugh, with Waugh briefly slipping ahead on lap ten. Another English racer, Eric Walker, was on a charge and edged past into the lead as the race progressed. As Walker took an excellent win, James Morris and Scottish former World Champion Chris Lattka took second and third. The final qualifier saw a great early battle between newly crowned World Champion Marc Morrell and English visitor Jack Bradburn. As they tussled hard, Ashley Brown scythed through to take the win for England ahead of Morrell and Bedfordshire's Dean O'Dell.
On aggregate points Derek McMillan had landed pole for the final thanks to his consistency during his two heats, with Morris alongside ahead of Jonny Cardwell and Greer. The track was drying fast after a shower, leaving set up a real gamble for all the drivers. McMillan set off out front, but Greer was on a mission and quickly took up the running as McMillan struggled for pace on the drying surface. Lattka soon had Derek under pressure too, going past to begin the chase after Greer. Curtis was well down the road by now though, and he cruised home to a telling Tullyroan Challenge Cup victory over Lattka and Morrell, who rounded out his superb weekend in third ahead of Walker in fourth.

Some welcome Scottish visitors boosted the Ninja Karts grid for the coveted Keir Millar Memorial Trophy, held annually in memory of the talented young racer from Scotland who was a frequent race winner during his visits to the Tullyroan track. Scotland's Bailey Millar, a cousin of Keir, took a fitting win in the opening heat as he raced home to the win despite severe pressure from Corey Stirling who finished second. Irish Champion Stewart Hanna led much of the distance in heat two, but lost out to Daniel Stewart right at the death with Jack Morrow also racing through to second.
Stewart and Millar shared the front row for the final, and they were joined in an intense battle all the way by Aaron Ward. Despite the gallant efforts of Millar, Portadown's Stewart held on to take the win and with it the impressive Keir Millar Memorial Trophy. Millar, Ward and Hanna were next home after another thrilling afternoon's racing from the young drivers.

The ProStocks were down in numbers after a bruising European Championship the previous evening at Aghadowey, and it was great to see Euro winner Davy Wright already sporting the red and yellow chequered roof. A lively opener fell to Adam White ahead of Joe Largey and Greg McMullan. British Champion Steven Haugh initially led the second heat, but amidst plenty of contact it was Irish Champion Dan Shannon who took control of affairs and the win ahead of McMullan and Wright.
Like most classes during the afternoon, track conditions played their part in the Irish Masters final, with Shannon the leader for the first half of the race distance. Haugh moved ahead as they entered the final stages, taking the Masters crown in great fashion ahead of McMullan and White.

Another encouraging field of Superstox produced some excellent racing, with Chris McArdle racing through to a fine opening heat win over Sean Mark and Gary Chambers. Conor Murphy moved past early pacesetters Ian McAllister and Adam Lockhart to lead heat two, but he had his mirrors full of a fast charging Gary Chambers as the laps dwindled away. Chambers pulled off a well timed last bend hit to unseat Murphy, the Newry man taking a sensational win ahead of Denver Grattan and the recovering Murphy.
The final was all about Portadown's Lee Johnston, the former Stock Rods star racing clear early on into an unassailable lead. Despite the best effort of the others, led by Irish Champion Denver Grattan, Johnston powered home to his first ever feature race win. Grattan and Murphy filled out the podium.

Ricky Shaw made the most of his downgrading on the starting grid to race clear in the opening Lightning Rods heat, but he had British Champion Jordan Rochford bearing down on him as the chequered flag loomed and the track dried. Rochford went ahead with just two to go to take the win over Shaw and Ally Neill. Shaw made no mistake in heat two, taking the lead from Ally Neill to grab the victory over Neill and World Champion Gary Beggs.
Welcome visitor Alex Butterly led the opening laps of the final, but he could offer little resistance to a flying Shaw. Ricky hit the front on lap six, and wasn't troubled all the way home to the silverware. Neill and Scott Cochrane filled out the top three.
Added: 05/06/17

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