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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
7/9/2019 @ 6.30pm

National Hot Rods 2020 Simpson Race Exhausts World Series NI Round 2
Lightning Rods A Percy Auto Body Repairs Challenge Series Grand Final
Rookie Bangers

Superstox NIOvalTV Series Round 2
ProStocks

Aghadowey Oval
14/9/2019 @ 6.30pm

National Hot Rods 2020 Simpson Race Exhausts World Series NI Round 3
Junior Productions Collision Accident Management Young Guns Series Grand Final

Stock Rods
2.0 Hot Rods
Thunder Rods 2019 King of Aghadowey

Tullyroan Oval
21/9/2019 @ 4.30pm

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National Hot Rods 2019 British Championship Qualifying
Superstox 2019 British Championship
Classic Hot Rods 2019 Irish Open Championship
Ninja Karts 2019 Keir Millar Memorial Trophy
Stock Rods 2019 Tullyroan Challenge Cup


 


 

 
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Cherry on Top in Tullyroan Challenge Cup
Allen Cherry took his second final win of the month in the 2.0 Hot Rods at Tullyroan Oval on Saturday 26th of May in a meeting sponsored by Dungannon Hot Tub Hire. Long-time racer Davy Potter took a lights to flag win in a twenty one car incident packed opening heat for the two litres, fending off a race long challenge from Scott Cochrane who was attempting to go around the GT Gas Works backed Nova, with Mervyn Emerson poised in third should a gap appear on the inside. The second heat was a reverse of the opening heat and it seen Antrim’s Stephen Emerson repeat Potter’s feat of taking a lights to flag win. The early exchanges in the race were the battle for second with Allen Cherry passing Gary Wilson and Denver Grattan to move from fourth to second early on, but he was unable to do anything about Emerson had to settle for second with Grattan third.
The results from the heats had put Cherry on pole for the closed grid final where he’d be joined on the front row by Mervyn Emerson with Stephen Emerson and Conor Hughes filling the second row and Scott Cochrane was joined on row three by Denver Grattan.
At the drop of the flag Cherry was off into the lead while Mervyn Emerson didn’t get the best of starts which had allowed both Stephen Emerson and Hughes through into second and third with Mervyn Emerson slotting into fourth. From the early stages the lead pair pulled away with Emerson keeping Cherry honest, but it looked like it would take a mistake from Cherry for Emerson to take the win. Cherry took the final victory, his second in a row at the track he lives just down the road from, Stephen Emerson was runner up with Hughes third.
Like the 2 Litre Hot Rods, the Ninja Karts were racing for their Tullyroan Challenge Cup, the class took a bit of a slump in numbers in 2018 but are on the up again this season and there was no fewer than nine white grade drivers on the grid for the opening heat. It was an evening that was to be dominated by one of those white grade drivers in the shape of young Portadown racer Rhea McConkey. In the opening heat Rhea McConkey started on the front of white grade and took the early lead but dropped back to second briefly in the middle of the race when Odhran Monaghan hit the front for a few laps before spinning out, once she was back in front McConkey went unchallenged and took a comfortable win navigating back marking traffic in the closing stages Max Hobson came second with Lacey Bevan third. In the second heat McConkey came from the back of the white graders but was soon up to second and chasing down early race leader Ryan Berry. A mid race caution period help close the gap between leader Berry and second place McConkey, but it also closed the gap between the higher grade drivers and them. The restart led to a four car scrap for the lead with Berry leading, Monaghan moving up to second, McConkey third and coming under pressure from Hobson who’d come through the field to fourth. As they caught backmarker, Jacob Ferguson, Rhea McConkey seized the opportunity to go around the lead pair and the backmarker with a few laps to go and from there took her second win of the day, again followed home by Max Hobson.
The grid for the final was determined by the points from the heats and having finished first and second in both heats it was McConkey and Hobson who shared the front row. Without the disadvantage of the half lap grading handicap that Hobson had been starting behind McConkey in the heats most people would have had their money on him driving off into the distance, but McConkey’s performances in the heats were definitely punching above the weight of a white grader. It was no surprise when the green flag dropped that Hobson made the better start and led the field into turn one with McConkey and Monaghan giving chase, but Hobson didn’t drive into the distance and McConkey kept him firmly in her sights, there wasn’t much movement in the top three with them looking fairly equal up until a mid race stoppage for a stopped kart. On the restart Hobson led them off but this time it looked like McConkey was a fraction faster and lap after lap she just seemed to carry a bit more momentum and slowly chipped away at Hobson’s lead and starting to look for a run on the outside to challenge for the lead. Then, with two laps to go, just as she’d done in heat two, McConkey seized an opportunity as the leaders came through traffic and just got a slightly cleaner run through the traffic to take the lead, from then she stuck with the slightly wider line she’d run the entire race and Hobson looked like he’d have a run and a gap on the inside but was just unable to get his nose in and it was McConkey who took her third win of the day and the Tullyroan Challenge Cup. Hobson had to settle for second with Monaghan third.

The Stock Rods raced for the opening round of the Butler Motorsport Challenge Series, with two graded started and a closed grid final. Coleraine’s Del McLaughlin made the most of his white grade by taking the lead from the off in the opening heat and maintaining the lead to take a comfortable win, leading home Marc Morrell and Samuel Montgomery who completed the top three. It looked like the second heat was going to be a repeat of the first with McLaughlin leading from early on, but this time he came under pressure from Jordan McCann and in the closing stages McCann was able to make a pass and went on to take the win with McLaughlin finishing second and Jonny Gillispie third. With the highest points scorer to pole in the final it was Del McLaughlin and Marc Morrell who shared the front row with Gillispie and Montgomery on row two with the third row occupied by McCann and Jonny Cardwell. At the drop of the flag it was McLaughlin who got away in the lead with Morrell slotting in behind and Gillispie taking up third with a bit of breathing space to McCann who had been hampered in a door to door battle with Montgomery for fourth early on. Within a few laps Morrell had found his way through on the inside to take the lead, a lead which he wouldn’t relinquish and the former World Champion would go on to take the win. McLaughin meanwhile fell down the order and it was Gillispie who took second, McCann third, Cardwell fourth and Curtis Greer the first star grade driver home in fifth.
Following on from winning the Southern Irish Championship the previous weekend at Tipperary Jordan Rochford took an opening heat win in the Lightning Rods where he was followed home by Adam McCann and Nigel Jackson. There was early drama in the second heat when Aaron Brunton spun on turn four and was collected by Ricky Shaw, with Brunton unable to get his car out of harms way there was an early stoppage. Ronan McNally led the pack on the restart fending off challenges for the lead from McCann and Martin O’Flaherty before Mark Corry moved through into second and then was able to make the pass on the outside to take the lead. Once out on front Corry was able to build up a lead and take the win.
Like heat two there was early drama in the final when Tommy McCrory got pushed onto the grass on the back straight and found himself a passenger as the car slid back out onto the track the middle of a pack of cars, collecting Richard Stewart who in turn collected Jordan Rochford and Aaron Stewart and also slowed up those behind as they took avoiding action. At the front it was McNally who had a bit of a lead over McCann, O’Flaherty, Brunton and Dermot Tynan who were scrapping for second. As the laps ticked down Corry made his way through the lower graders with Tim Hazlett and Ricky Shaw in hot pursuit, with the trio eventually hitting the front. With Corry in the lead he succumbed to pressure from Hazlett and made a mistake that let the Randalstown driver down the inside to take the lead with just a few laps remaining, giving Hazlett his second final win at Tullyroan of the month. Shaw was also able to capitalize, taking second place with Corry ending up third.
The 1300 Stock Cars made their first appearance of the season at Tullyroan, racing for the opening round of the Ryan Wright Signs Iron Man Series. Their three races shared a similar theme with Jonny Patterson leading them away from the white grade before Belfast’s Calvin Blake came through to take the lead and subsequently the win. Patterson was runner up in the opening heat with Nicky Lowry runner up in heat two and the final.

Many thanks to our meeting sponsors, Dungannon Hot Tub Hire

Added: 26/05/2019

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