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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



Heat and Final Doubles for Cochrane, Litter and Gurney at Aghadowey Opener
A mild February evening saw the local oval racers get their first taste of 2019 action, and they served up some excellent racing throughout the meeting. There were heat and final double successes for Portadown duo Scott Cochrane and Vince Litter in the 2.0 Hot Rods and Lightning Rods respectively, whilst Londonderry teenager David Gurney was also at the double with similar successes in the Thunder Rods. Young Larne ace Samuel Wilson celebrated his first ever feature race win in the well subscribed Stock Rods division, whilst the other feature race at the Hoggs Bar, Loughgall sponsored event fell to Nutts Corner’s Josh McKinstry in the Back To Basics Bangers.

An excellent field of 2.0 Hot Rods came under starters orders for their opening heat, which saw local driver Thomas Morrison set the early pace. Former Lightning Rods World Champ Scott Cochrane has caught the eye since his graduation to the 2 Litres, and he swooped past with 5 laps to go to grab the win over Stephen Emerson and Thomas Dilly. Heat two saw some tremendous battling in the pack, as the star drivers struggled to find a way past the stubborn resistance of Colin McFarland. Out front though a four way scrap for the lead between Michael Woods, Brian Cherry, Morrison and Davy Potter was settled right at the death, as Dungannon veteran Potter recorded a popular win over Wood and Morrison.
Woods set off at great pace in the final, challenged for the lead initially by Cherry before Dilly tried his luck too. None of them could unseat the impressive Woods from the top spot, until Cochrane arrived on the scene in the closing stages with a posse of star names in tow. Despite the best efforts of Woods, Cochrane found a way past to claim his second win of the night over Adam Best and Woods.

The local Stock Rods really are on the crest of a wave at present, with yet another fantastic entry on track. The crowded raceway produced some fantastic racing, with Cullybackey’s Rick Purdy leading the opening heat away. He held sway out front despite some heavy pressure from William Taggart, with the rest closing fast as the laps dwindled down. Former National Champion Micky McFall was the big threat over the final laps, but Purdy held on for a polished win ahead of McFall and Taggart. Purdy then went on to repeat the feat in the second heat, slipping past long time pacesetter Johnny McCloy in the closing stages for his second win of the evening, ahead of Samuel Wilson and McCloy.
From such a big field the star men were struggling to make an impact, with McCloy again running out front in the early stages of the final. Wilson had looked mightily impressive all evening, and he slipped past on lap nine to take up the running. A couple of caution periods brought the pack onto Wilson’s bumper to test his resolve, but he calmly remained out front before McFall mounted a stern challenge over the final laps. Teenager Wilson proved equal to the threat though, taking a fantastic final win to mark himself down as one to watch in 2019. McFall and Robert McIlroy completed the podium ahead of McCloy and Stuart Agnew.

The Lightning Rods were competing in their first meeting since some major rule changes in the formula, and it was Vince Litter who took the opening heat win after breaking free from Thomas McCrory. Irish Champion Nigel Jackson took second ahead of Richard Stewart. McCrory again led them away in heat two, opening up quite an advantage early on. Litter ran him down in the latter stages but it was to be McCrory’s victory. Litter and Adam McCann filled the top three.
McCrory once again led the way in the final, but Litter squeezed past on lap eight to race home to his second victory of the night. That earns him a rise to the star grade for the next meeting, with Ricky Shaw, Tim Hazlett, James McKinney and Stewart the next over the line.

Newcomer Daniel Rodgers led the opening laps of the first Thunder Rods heat, being joined in the battle for the lead by Jason Darragh and Jonny Teggart. Teggart found a gap up the inside to take the win over Darragh and Irish Champion Andrew McLean in his new car. Heat two was all about teenage sensation David Gurney as he raced clear to take an emphatic win, and that despite a late caution period which brought the experienced Norman Purdy onto his tail. Behind Purdy, David’s father Davy Gurney Snr took third.
David Gurney once again had the bit between his teeth in the Hoggs Bar sponsored final, powering ahead to take a clear victory and earn his second rise in the gradings in as many meetings. Purdy and Teggart took the podium places in this one ahead of Jerome Doherty and Gurney Snr.

The Back To Basics Bangers entertained with some great action all evening, with all the drivers really getting stuck in and providing plenty of contact and spins. Dan Shannon took the opening heat ahead of Josh McKinstry and Neil Capper, before Matthew McKinstry came through to land heat two ahead of Josh Goligher and Josh McKinstry.
The final was perhaps their race of the night, with all sorts of action on track. Josh McKinstry came through the chaos to take the win over Shannon and Goligher.
Pics by John Wolsey

Many thanks to our meeting sponsors, Hogg's Bar of Loughgall

Added: 24/02/19

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