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Welcome To DMCRacePromotions.com
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
28/4/2018 @ 6.30pm

Lightning Rods 2ke Engineering Challenge Series Round 1
1300 Stock Cars Ryan Wright Signs Iron Man Series Round 1
plus 2.0 Hot Rods, Stock Rods & Thunder Rods

Tullyroan Oval
5/5/2018 @ 6.30pm

National Hot Rods Hankook Performance Tyres World Series NI Round 11
2.0 Hot Rods Hoosier Racing Tire Challenge Series Round 1
1300 Stock Cars 2018 Tullyroan Challenge Cup
plus Lightning Rods & Ninja Karts

Aghadowey Oval
7/5/2018 @ 2pm

May Day Madness!
Classic Hot Rods NI Series Round 2 - The King of Aghadowey
Stock Rods PC Paints & Components Challenge Series Round 1
also Superstox, ProStocks & Thunder Rods
plus Bank Holiday Caravan Destruction Derby!!


 

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Our latest points update features up to date standings for National Hot Rods, National Bangers & Rookie Bangers.

In the Hankook Performance Tyres World Series NI for National Hot Rods, Portadown's Adam Hylands continues to lead the charge for the NI Championship title despite mechanical problems in the latest round. He leads over Derek Martin and Jaimie McCurdy, whilst Adam also leads the Cirrus Plastics DMC Points Championship after his dominant heat and final double in the opening round at Aghadowey Oval on Easter Monday.

Reigning DMC Points Champion Leonard Dunn tops the standing in the National Bangers after the excellent recent Micros outing at Tullyroan Oval, with reigning Champion of the World Steven Bolton now up to second place. The Rookie Bangers second meeting of their DMC Points Championship at Tullyroan Oval last weekend was a superb meeting, and David Mooney now leads the points chart ahead of Stephen Murray and Conor Finegan.

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, where applicable, their correct grading 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: 17/04/18

Packed grids, fantastic racing and a hint of controversy were all served up at Tullyroan Oval on Saturday evening, sending the race fans home happy after a tremendous evening of high speed action. Portadown’s Lee Davison stormed home to win the opening round of the NIOvalTV Superstox Series while Dungannon’s Thomas Dilly was victorious in the opening round of the Classic Hot Rods NI Series. Glenavy’s Joe Largey was the winner in the ProStocks with Portadown ace Jordan Rochford taking an outstanding win in a fantastic Lightning Rods feature race. The final formula on show at the DRS Steelbuildings sponsored meeting were the Rookie Bangers, and from a great showing of cars it was Cavan racer Eugene Cadden who stormed home to the victory.

World Champion Barry Stephen and fellow Scottish drivers David Frame and Chris Hay joined the local Superstox stars for the opening round if the NIOvalTV Series. They produced some exceptional racing with Hay leading most of the way in heat one until Gary Grattan bumpered his way past with three to go. Grattan then hit trouble with a puncture, leaving Kyle Beattie to shift Hay with the bumper on the last lap to take the win. Hay and Stephen Stewart rounded out the places. Heat two saw Birches star Lee Davsion dominate as he raced through from the Superstar grade to take the chequers ahead of Grattan and early leader Hay.
The final was arguably the race of the night, with the big names swapping blows right from the off. Under the floodlights it made for a terrific spectacle with Hay again leading right from the off. James Logan challenged him for the lead before Davison arrived on the scene, Lee sweeping past to a deserved feature race win ahead of Hay, with Frame nudging past Beattie on the final bend to take third. The night finished with a Dash for Cash kindly sponsored by Gary Chambers Transport and Chris Sharp Photography, which saw Scotsman Hay lead from flag to flag to record the victory.

Despite a few casualties during practice it was still fantastic to see 23 Lightning Rods take the start for the opening heat, which saw Dylan McCann stretch clear on a very packed raceway indeed. Battling trio Jonny McMillan, Aaron Brunton and Tim Hazlett demoted Dylan as the race progressed, taking the chequered flag in that order as McMillan held on for the win. Jonny looked set to repeat the feat in heat two, only for the challenging Hazlett to get under him heading to the final turn. As McMillan slammed the door shut he was spun out, sending cars in all directions as they took avoiding action. World Champion Aaron Stewart smacked the wall hard and lost a wheel, as Hazlett took the victory ahead of Ricky Shaw and European Champion Jordan Rochford.
The packed field set off for the DRS Steelbuildings sponsored feature race final, and it turned out to be a classic. McCann set the pace once again as James Litter and McMillan closed in, only for them to have their mirrors filled with the star graded trio of Rochford, Irish Champion Nigel Jackson and recently returned favourite Gordy McKee. Rochford took the bit firmly between his teeth and hit the wide outside line to drag himself right around the placemen to take a simply stunning victory. McKee, Mark McCambridge and Jackson filled out the places at the end of a great night for the formula which looks all set to be a huge attraction on the DMC Race Promotions circuits during the coming season.

The opening heat of the Classic Hot Rods provided one of the night’s big talking points, as the cars of Thomas Dilly and Joel Richardson locked together and speared off into the wall on turns one and two. It was an unfortunate racing incident caused when the minimal contact between the cars broke Dilly’s steering, and hopefully the damaged Richardson car can be repaired sooner rather than later. Anthony Morgan took the victory in that one as he held off Clive Richardson over the latter stages. Gary O’Neill slipped through to second behind Morgan at the flag when Clive hit trouble late on. Heat two saw Morgan again the winner, sweeping past early leader Adrian Boyle to lead home a repaired Dilly and O’Neill.
Unfortunately double heat winner Morgan was sidelined from the final with engine trouble, but Clive Richardson was back in action after rushing home to repair his Mk2 Escort. Boyle led from Richardson only for Clive to get a puncture, which opened the way for Dilly to power through and take the victory in style over O’Neill and Trevor Cusack.

There was plenty of action all around the raceway as the Rookie Bangers had their first outing of the season. 21 cars started the opener, with Paul O’Connor and Christy Bradley contesting the lead. On the exit of the final bend they went either side of a stricken car, with O’Connor just getting the verdict on the line ahead of Josh McKinstry and Dave Mooney. Talented teenager McKinstry then went one better in the second heat, taking the win over Stephen Murray and Killian Eager after another thrilling contest.
The final again saw the some excellent racing, with Eugene Cadden coming home to take the spoils ahead of James Goodman and Mooney at the end of another great outing from a formula that impresses more with each outing.

The opening round of the McElmeel Mobility Services Supreme Series was on offer for the ProStocks, with David Browne making a return to racing after many, many years out of the hotseat. Another newcomer Paddy Hannigan led much of the way in the first heat, only to lose out late on to Joe Largey and William McFaul after plenty of exciting pushing and shoving in the final laps. Heat two saw a first victory for Sam Stewart as he led home McFaul and Largey to the line.
The closed grid final saw Largey and McFaul on the front row, and after some close opening exchanges Largey was able to edge clear to take the victory and the new race tyre courtesy of the sponsors. Dan Shannon, McFaul and Stephen Boyd completed the top places.
Added: 15/04/18

The first of our 2018 Caravan Destruction Derbies is fast approaching on May Day Bank Holiday at Aghadowey Oval.

Already there has been quite a bit of interest in the event and we're hopeful of another bumper turnout! If you wish to enter email info@dmcracepromotions.com.

Specs for entries are as follows:
- cars and caravans to be completely stripped out before arrival at the track
- a minimum of 1 scaffold pole behind drivers seat to the roof is compulsory
- door plate must be fitted
- windscreen must be covered in mesh
- original fuel tank must be removed and replaced by a smaller tank inside the car
- caravan should have a secondary fixing to car using chain
- no National Banger spec cars are permitted
- any offensive or inappropriate slogans on cars or caravans will result in no participation in the event

This a always a hugely popular and entertaining event - don't miss it!! Aghadowey Oval, Monday May 7th, 2pm start, with a full race programme too!!

Added: 11/04/18

An afternoon packed full of entertainment was served up at Tullyroan Oval on Sunday afternoon, with a huge field of Micro Bangers the stars of the show. Ballymena’s Karl Smyth raced through the on track chaos to land the Spring Classic victory, but the real winner was the Molly Smyth Moran Appeal as a huge amount was raised throughout the afternoon. The other feature races at the 2ke Engineering sponsored event saw wins for Glenn Bell (2.0 Hot Rods), Lee Davison (Superstox), Adam McFall (Junior Productions) and Daniel Stewart (Ninja Karts).

A fantastic 31 Micro Bangers came under starter’s orders for their opening heat, including three former National Hot Rod World Champions, Glenn Bell, John Christie and Adam Maxwell, all raising funds for the Molly Smyth Moran Appeal and Ronald McDonald House. World Stock Rod Champion Marc Morrell also joined the fun too, and right from the off there was action all around the raceway. William McFaul led the way for much of the distance until he got into trouble on turn three when he slithered into a number of parked cars. Amongst those parked up was Maxwell, and his day was over after a huge hit courtesy of Karl Smyth. Tony Gillespie took up the running but Bell sensationally stormed through to take the win on his banger debut, just holding off World Champion Steven Bolton at the line. Heat two saw Thomas Brown take a big hit on turn three before Dwayne Lynch had a huge rollover on the home straight, whilst Christie also took a heavy knock by the startline. Leonard Dunn was the early pacesetter before Smyth slipped past to the win in his Corsa.
The Spring Classic Final saw Christie’s car obliterated in a huge wrecking train on turn one, as Smyth, Dunn and Bolton contested the lead. Usual ProStocks ace Smyth held on to take the win, with Dunn and Bolton filling the podium at the end of a very bruising contest. The meeting ended with a fantastic Destruction Derby, with Bell getting well and truly stuck in and landing some heavy blows, particularly on Sean Rountree. It boiled down to a fight between Glenn and the popular Rodney Herron, with Herron taking the win after Bell got beached on the sodden infield. Christie took the Best Wreck trophy whilst Bell impressed as he took the Entertainer of the Day Award.

A healthy 16 cars contested the opening 2.0 Hot Rods heat, with Glenn Bell being a busy racer as he contested his usual formula as well as the Bangers. The going was very slippery in the rain for the opener, with Dungannon’s Jason Devlin coping best to take a welcome victory over Sean Dynes, with Adam Best in third at the head of huge star grade battle. Jackie Christie took the win in the second heat ahead of a great battle between Thomas Dilly, Devlin and Stephen Emerson, the latter at the wheel of his new car.
The final turned out to be a cracker, with Christie going ahead early until reeled in by Dynes, whilst Bell was closing fast from the red grade. Stuart Cochrane and Best joined the battle too, before a coming together on the Tullyroan end saw Best and Cochrane eliminated and Dynes given an early bath for his part in the incident. Christie lined up to lead Bell away for the two lap dash to the flag, but his transmission gave up the ghost at the worst possible moment and he was forced out of the restart. That gave Bell a clear run to the chequered flag, as he took the 2ke Engineering trophy ahead of Emerson and the returning Mark Madill.

Former Irish Champion Kyle Beattie made a welcome return to the Superstox ranks, with Thunder Rods Irish Champion Gareth Robinson and Paddy Murphy making their class debuts. James Turkington led much of the distance in a superb opening heat, only for Lee Davison to reel him in late on. Turkington slowed to avoid a spun car on the final turn, with Davison getting involved too and breaking his front suspension. Lee however was able to wrestle his three wheeled machine across the line to take the victory is sensational style! Turkington again led heat two before mechanical issues saw Greg Hyndman take over up front. Davison was going like a train again though, and sent Hyndman out to the wall as he stormed through for his second win of the day ahead of Sean Mark and Hyndman.
The final was another fine race, and as the laps ran down there was a six strong battle for the lead. Turkington lost out to James Logan for the top spot before Davison bumpered past to complete his hat-trick is superb fashion. Logan, Stephen Stewart and Mark completed the top four of a great race.

The young stars in the Junior Productions were contesting the opening round of the 2ke Engineering Young Guns Series, and they had to contend with a very slippery track in all three races as they followed the Bangers on the race order. Aaron Ward set a great pace in the opening heat, but the conditions caught him out as he glanced the wall when well clear which finished his race. Recent newcomer James Stewart took up the running, and then had Matthew Nicholl go down his outside at the same time as Adam McFall got past him on the inside! McFall pulled clear to take the win over Sam McNeice and Drew McKeown. Heat two saw a controlled win for Samuel Percy, as he raced home well clear of McFall and Davy Gurney after a huge scrap for the places.
Aggregate points put McFall and McNeice on the front row for the final, and after some hectic exchanges in the opening laps on a very slippery race track indeed it was McFall who grabbed the lead. Adam drove a very calculated race to edge clear and take the chequered flag, the trophy and a nice track shop voucher courtesy of the sponsors. McNeice, Irish Champion McKeown and Graham Meek rounded out the top four.

The final formula on show were the Ninja Karts, with the opening heat falling to Max Hobson after he overhauled early leader Ryan Berry. Hobson repeated the feat in heat two, but this time only after the Race Stewards had disqualified Daniel Stewart for contact during the race. The feature race saw a huge six-way battle for the lead late on, with Stewart swooping around the outside to take a great victory over Hobson and Lauren Berry.
Pics by John Wolsey
Many thanks to our meeting sponsors, 2ke Engineering
Added: 09/04/18

Despite the wintry conditions the new oval racing season at Aghadowey Oval got off to a fantastic start on Easter Monday with some excellent racing on show. The Stock Rods Irish Masters was the main race on the programme, and it fell the way of Stevie McNiece in an epic grandstand finish after an outstanding afternoon’s entertainment. The other feature race winners at the Murrays of Randalstown sponsored meeting were Portadown ace Adam Hylands (National Hot Rods), Scottish starlet Bailey Millar (Ninja Karts), Portadown’s Nigel Jackson (Lightning Rods) and Coleraine’s Ryan Campbell (Thunder Rods).

A superb 27 Stock Rods came under starters orders for their opening Irish Masters heat, with Scotland’s Jonathan Lattka grabbing the early lead before losing out to Micky McFall. World Champion Marc Morrell was a man on a mission and he slipped past to record the win over Lattka and a very impressive Jonny Gillespie. Heat two produced a truly memorable race as former World Champion Chris Lattka held off allcomers for much of the race. Stevie McNiece and Shane McMillan pressed hard, with Jonny Cardwell also coming on a late charge around the outside. C Lattka held on to take the honours as he, McNiece, McMillan, Cardwell and Victor McAfee crossed the line as one in a blanket finish.
Cardwell had taken pole position due to his consistency in the heats, with McNiece alongside and Siobhan Martin and C Lattka on row two. Cardwell chose to ride the wide line for the opening laps in search of grip on the greasy surface, eventually leading to Martin clawing her way past on the inside. They swapped the lead back and forth, with McNiece then coming through to the front until he was ousted from the premier spot by Cardwell once again. As if that wasn’t enough drama for one race, McNiece came back on a late charge on the outside line on the final lap, just pipping Cardwell on the line by a hair’s breadth to successfully defend the Irish Masters crown in truly tremendous style. McFall was third on the road but was demoted for contact on Martin, elevating McAfee to third.

The ninth round of Hankook Performance Tyres World Series NI for the National Hot Rods saw the fastest cars on the ovals hampered by the greasy surface. Tyre choice would prove critical all afternoon, with Adam Hylands taking a decisive victory in the opening heat by a considerable margin on four wets, as the others struggled with either two or four slicks on board. Simon Kennedy and Shane Murray filled the places some distance behind the winner. Heat two saw a flag to flag win for Carl Sloan, the Kells driver showing the rest a clean pair of heels to take the flag ahead of Adam Heatrick and Keith Martin.
Hylands and Sloan lined up on row one for the final, with Kennedy and Glenn Bell on row two. Hylands quickly established himself out front to secure the win ahead of Bell and Sloan, while much interest focussed on a great battle for the minor places between Derek Martin, John Christie and Jaimie McCurdy.

The Ninja Karts stars contested their King of Aghadowey crown, with Scotland’s World Champion Charlie Hardie, aiming for his third win in the event in as many years, leading a five strong Scottish challenge for the title. The first graded heat saw Edinburgh’s Rachel Kidd take the victory over Max Hobson and Hardie, before another Scottish win in heat two as Bailey Millar took the chequers ahead of Daniel Stewart and Kidd.
Kidd and Millar shared the front row of the King of Aghadowey Final, with Millar going ahead early on and spending much of the distance fending off Hobson. There was never much between them in a great battle, and despite a late hesitation amongst backmarkers which allowed Hobson right onto his tail, it was Millar who held on to be crowned King of Aghadowey. Hobson and Kidd completed the top three.

A very pleasing field of 20 Lightning Rods took to the grid for the season opener, at no less than the venue for their World Championship later in the season. Adam McCann led the opening heat, which was stopped for a big crash for Vince Litter, before losing out to James Litter and eventual winner Tim Hazlett. Heat two saw Mark McCambridge take the win over Tam Agnew and former World Champion Scott Cochrane as the big Sierra’s filled the slippery Aghadowey circuit.
The final saw current World Champion Aaron Stewart work him way through to the lead, but he soon has the master of the slippery conditions, Nigel Jackson, on his tail. Reigning Irish Champion Jackson wasted little time hitting the outside line to take the lead, and ultimately the victory, in great style. Cochrane came through to a creditable second ahead of Mark Corry.

The programme was rounded out by the Thunder Rods, which saw Ballymena’s James Goldie grab both heat wins to earn himself a rise to the blue grade for the final. Ryan Campbell and Jason Darragh chased him home in the opening heat, before Campbell and Andrew McLean filled the podium in heat two. The feature race final was all about Campbell though, as the Coleraine racer stamped his authority all over proceedings to take a fine win over Noel Watt and Goldie.
Added: 03/04/18

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