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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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9/3/2024 @ 1pm - 6pm

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Martin Masterclass at Aghadowey Festive Meeting
National Hot Rods World Champion Derek Martin was the star of the show at Aghadowey Oval on Saturday 30th December, the Dungannon man revelling in the tricky conditions to complete a faultless hat-trick of wins.
English youngster Charlie Weston took victory in an outstanding Ninja Karts Stars of Tomorrow Challenge, whilst the other feature race winners were Antrim’s Ryan McCrory (2.0 Hot Rods), Armagh’s Mark Foster (Stock Rods) and Ballymoney driver Neil Capper (Thunder Rods). The holiday meeting finished with a fantastic Caravan Destruction Derby which fell to Limavady’s Matthew Nicholl.

Drew McKeown settled into the lead in the opening National Hot Rods heat, but as always most eyes were on the squabbling pack of star grade drivers making strides forward from the rear of the line up. The stand out man was Derek Martin, the World Champion using the wide outside line to move towards the head of the field. When he arrived on McKeown’s tail he went straight to the outside line, swooping ahead for a stunning win over Adam Maxwell and McKeown.
The second hear followed a similar pattern, with Martin again coming home victorious ahead of John Christie and Nigel McCauley. The final, Round 7 of Diemens.com World Series NI, saw the expected Martin domination once again. In a masterclass of greasy circuit driving, the World Champion romped home to collect the silverware and a new tyre courtesy of series sponsors Diemens Hot Sauces. In addition, Derek also claimed the DMC Race Promotions Points Championship which runs across the calendar year, for which he received another excellent trophy and four more race tyres courtesy of sponsors Cirrus Plastics.

A field of over 30 Ninja Karts saw the 6-11 year olds descend on Aghadowey from all corners of the British Isles for the Stars of Tomorrow Challenge. Cullybackey’s Keegan Turtle took a last bend win in the opening qualifying heat, before heat two went the way of Hampshire racer Charlie Weston. The third heat saw Rowdy Grattan come home out front for another NI win.
With all thirty karts in the final it was a sight to behold as they headed off into the first bend at breakneck speed. As the race settled down it was Ahoghill’s Lewis Hazlett who was ahead of a superb places battle. The drivers had to contend with a couple of caution periods during the race, and after a late one with just two laps to go Weston found a gap to overtake Hazlett and come home to take the title for England in a sensational finish. Hazlett was great value in second ahead of Cumbria driver Jayden Jeffrey.

The 2.0 Hot Rods were joined by England’s Mitch Souter and Scotland’s David Frame for the afternoon, with Drew McKeown first home in the opening heat only to be docked two places in the final analysis for contact. That elevated Conor Hughes to the win ahead of Ryan McCrory. McKeown, who was doubling up in both the National and 2.0 Hot Rods, made no mistake in heat two, slipping past leader McCrory with three laps to go to take the win over Hughes.
The final saw a great, race-long tussle between McKeown and Hughes, but all the while McCrory was making his escape out front. Ryan held on to win after a perfect drive, ahead of McKeown, Hughes and Adam Best.

A competitive field of Stock Rods, including some welcome Republic of Ireland & Scottish visitors, contested three fine races, with the opening heat falling to British and National Champion Mark Crawford after on the road winner Dan Shannon copped a huge penalty for contact. Heat two saw a superb drive from Kells star Adam Sloan to take the victory, ahead of Colin McNiece and Stevie McNiece.
Liam Irwin led the opening laps of the final before Mark Foster was this time the first to show from the pack. Mark continued to pull clear out front to take a commanding win, the Armagh man coming home ahead of Sloan, Callum Magill and Rab Preston.

Liam Wilson made a return to the ovals in the Thunder Rods division and promptly took both heat wins! The first came as he just held off Andrew McLean at the line, before the second was much more accomplished ahead of Tom Archibald.
The final saw Neil Capper demote early leader Ryan Cunningham to hit the front, with Neil then extending his advantage all the way home to the chequered flag. The impressive McLean and Irish Champion James Goldie were next home.

A very entertaining Caravan Destruction Derby completed the programme, with Ian Bolton, David Gurney, Andy Hearst and Paul Crooks all excelling as they entertained the holiday crowds. They drove through the caravans and demolished them all around the track, but it was Limavady’s Matthew Nicholl who took the honours as the last man standing.

Added: 01/01/24

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