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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
Aghadowey Oval
29/2/2020 @ 2pm-7pm

Pre-Season Practice Day 1

Tullyroan Oval
7/3/2020 @ 2pm-7pm

Pre-Season Practice Day 2

Tullyroan Oval
14/3/2020 @ 6.30pm

National Hot Rods Simpson Race Exhausts 2020 World Series NI Round 7

2.0 Hot Rods
Lightning Rods
Junior Productions



Excellent Boxing Day Bash at Aghadowey Oval
A fantastic festive feast of oval racing was served up at Aghadowey Oval on Boxing Day. Ballymoney’s Ian Bolton was crowned Irish Champion in the Reliant Robins as they enjoyed their final meeting on the local raceways, whilst Coleraine’s William Taggart took an excellent win from a crowded field of Stock Rods. Local Aghadowey driver Richard Stewart took the spoils in the Lightning Rods, whilst other winners at the Select Catering sponsored meeting were Londonderry’s David Gurney (Thunder Rods), Portadown’s Max Hobson (Ninja Karts) and Dan Shannon (Back to Basics Bangers), whilst an entertaining Caravan Destruction Derby went the way of Ahoghill’s Karl Smyth.

Defending Champion Ian Bolton went ahead early in the Irish Championship for the Reliant Robins, with an early stoppage after a clash between John Stewart and Steven Bolton. Ian Bolton pulled clear once again amongst the drama to take the last ever Irish Championship title for the formula, with Billy McClean and RJ Woolsey completing the podium finishers.
The Irish Revenge race also fell to Ian Bolton as some of the others rolled out of contention. The Destruction Derby was the final fling for the formula, and it saw huge hits and rollovers galore, with Steven Bolton and Jason McCaughern in the midst of things. Woolsey and Ian Bolton had a huge head on to finish in style, with RJ driving away to claim the DD win. The Robins certainly went out in style!

A very healthy winter field of 21 Stock Rods took to the track, with Rick Purdy taking a pleasing flag to flag win in the opening heat to really get his career in the formula up and running. Experienced former champions Micky McFall and Victor McAfee chased him home in that one, before Rick spent some time out front in heat two as well. Dan Shannon got the edge at the halfway mark though and raced home to the win ahead of William Taggart and Purdy, as the star men struggled to make an impact.
Purdy and Del McLaughlin had spells out front in the final, but it was Taggart who moved ahead and on to collect the silverware. There were a number of caution periods, but William survived them all to head home Purdy and Shannon, with McAfee and Derek McMillan next over the line.

Tommy McCrory and Aaron Brunton disputed the early lead in all three Lightning Rods races, with Brunton grabbing first blood by taking the opener over McCrory and Richard Stewart. Aaron again led heat two until challenged late on by Thomas Dilly. The duo tangled into turn one with just two laps left, opening the door for World Champion Gordy McKee to snatch victory over Tim Hazlett and Nigel Jackson.
Mark McCambridge nipped past McCrory and Brunton early in the final to race ahead, but he soon had Stewart breathing down his neck. Richard tracked Mark’s every move for lap after lap, until the smallest of errors from the leader allowed Stewart past to take the lead and the win. McCambridge had to settle for second ahead of Ricky Shaw and Hazlett.

Sixteen-year-old Londonderry lad David Gurney enjoyed a dream debt in the senior ranks when he raced to a flag to flag win in the opening Thunder Rods race of the day. Jonny Pollock and James Goldie kept him honest all the way home in that one, before Gurney again led heat two for much of the distance. Norman Purdy found a way past a couple of laps from home to take the win, with Gurney in second ahead of Jameson Tweed.
Gurney was back on top form for the final, simply driving away out front whilst the rest squabbled behind. He took a clear victory to record a double for the afternoon, also earning himself an instant rise to yellow grade for the next meeting. Purdy and Goldie chased hard in the closing stages but just couldn’t quite get on terns with the flying Gurney.

Amongst the Ninja Karts on show was a new LJN Motorsport machine for Leyton Hughes. He put it to good use with a great run in the opening heat, where he was just pipped near the flag by Max Hobson for the win. Irish Champion Lacey Bevan took heat two ahead of Hobson and Hughes, before the final produced an excellent encounter. Bevan and Hobson disputed the lead for much of the second part of the race, with Max just holding on for the win over Bevan and Matthew Weir.

A few Back to Basics Bangers put on a show in their two demonstration runs, with the wins falling Josh Goligher and Dan Shannon.

A very entertaining Caravan Destruction Derby rounded off the meeting, with carnage all around the track. Nathan Hanna, John Moore and Jamie Tannahill were amongst those who entertained, whilst Karl Smyth went right through, and then got stuck inside, a caravan body! He raced around the track barely able to see, all the while still towing his own caravan! He broke free to finish off the others in great fashion to take the win.

Many thanks to our meeting sponsors, Select Catering & DGH Services

Added: 27/12/18

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