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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
Tullyroan Oval
21/9/2019 @ 4.30pm

SEPTEMBER SPEEDWEEKEND
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

Tullyroan Oval
22/9/2019 @ 1pm

SEPTEMBER SPEEDWEEKEND
National Hot Rods 2019 British Championship & The Leslie Dallas Memorial Trophy 2019
Superstox 2019 Irish Open Championship
Classic Hot Rods 2019 Jim Purdie Memorial Trophy
2.0 Hot Rods 2019 Irish Masters
Lightning Rods

Aghadowey Oval
28/9/2019 @ 6pm

WORLD CUP NIGHT
ProStocks 2019 World Cup
& Irish Open Championship
1300 Stock Cars 2019 National Championship
Lightning Rods 2019 Irish Championship
Junior Productions 2019 Irish Championship

Thunder Rods


 


 

 
Latest News
Tullyroan Oval stages its biggest race meeting of the season this weekend, September 21st/22nd, when two British Championship titles for National Hot Rods and Superstox headline the international race programme.

National Hot Rods
The DRS Steelbuildings sponsored British Championship for the National Hot Rods will be defended by Portadown star Adam Hylands after his dramatic last gasp victory in last year’s title race. Fellow Portadown ace Glenn Bell is the current Ulster and NHRPA Champion and is on fine form at present, whilst Crumlin’s John Christie is a former British Champion who will have eyes on regaining the crown.
Dungannon duo Derek and Keith Martin are more than capable of taking the title, whilst former World Champion Adam Maxwell from Crumlin and Ahoghill’s Shane Murray are both sure to be there or thereabouts. Broughshane’s Jaimie McCurdy and Portadown’s Adam Heatrick will be others hoping to land the crown.
The visiting entry is led by current World and National Champion Robert McDonald from Scotland, and he will be keen to use his previous Tullyroan experience to mount a serious challenge for another title. European Champion Jason Kew from Oxfordshire will be keen to put on a show and get amongst the premier places in his pretty Ginetta, whilst rising star Perry Cooke from Norfolk will sample the Tullyroan circuit for the first time. Terry Hunn will bring his new Autocross Fiesta across from his Essex base for the Ulster fans to see for the first time, whilst Gordon Alexander is another Scottish ace with plenty of experience, and he previously won a 2 Litre Hot Rods World title around the Tullyroan track. England's Lance Bowen will also make the trip for his Ulster debut.

Superstox
Heading the entry list for the MK2 Escort Shells & Spares Superstox British Championship is World Champion Michael Green from West Yorkshire. Michael took the gold roof just a few weeks ago at Lochgelly in Scotland, and he will be keen to add the British title to his collection on his first visit to Tullyroan.
Current European, English and National Champion Nick Roots from Surrey is another driver having a superb season and who will certainly go close, whilst his father Chris is also a favourite around the Tullyroan track that he rates as one of his favourites. Nick's brother Dan is a top driver on the Spedeworth scene and should run well. Bradley Brooker is another English ace making the trip, whilst from Scotland come Chris Cuthbert, Dean Johnston and former World Champion Barry Stephen to challenge the local stars.
The local attack will be led by Portadown’s Lee Davison, the current Irish Champion and the 2018 World Champion. Lee will be keen to land the British crown, whilst former Irish Champion Kyle Beattie from Aughnacloy is another who is more than capable of grabbing a top finish. Portadown duo Jordan Robinson and Stephen Stewart, plus Cloughmill’s racer Sean Mark, will be others hoping to grab the coveted title. A full field of the sport’s best will take to the track for what promises to be an action packed event.

Support Action

The support events are topped by the Classic Hot Rods Irish Open Championship and Jim Purdie Memorial Trophy, with a great grid of the cars of yesteryear set to do battle. Local stars Davy McCall and Clive Richardson will be favourites in their Mk2 Escorts, with English stars Gavin Taber, Kevin Roberts, Andy Lee, Adrian Taber and Dean Kitchen sure to thrill the local fans. Scottish drivers Kenny Purdie, Graeme Callendar, Marc Spence and Trevor Harris will lead the tartan challenge.

On Saturday the Stock Rods will contest their Tullyroan Challenge Cup, featuring newly crowned World Champion Derek McMillan amongst a 30 strong field featuring a number of visiting stars from Scotland and the Republic of Ireland.
The young 6-11 year old stars in the Ninja Karts will chase the coveted Keir Millar Memorial Trophy, and again there is a healthy field of drivers from England and Scotland booked to appear.
A huge attraction on Sunday will be BTCC star Matt Simpson whol will race in the 2.0 Hot Rods Irish Masters alongside a number of welcome Tipperary visitors. Lightning Rods will also be in action on day two of the weekend.

Racing commences at Tullyroan Oval at 4.30pm on Saturday, with Sunday’s action getting underway at 1pm.


Added: 18/09/19

Graham Meek has now been confirmed as the winner of the A McKeown & Son Fruit & Veg NI Points Championship for Junior Productions. After one of our most successful seasons to date for the formula, Graham took the championship win by 13 points over Mark Crawford, with Sam Percy in third spot.

In the Racemart NI Points Championship for 2.0 Hot Rods, Adam Best leads the way at the latest regrading ahead of Allen Cherry and Conor Hughes. Adam also leads the early stages of the quest to qualify for the 2020 World Championship, leading Gary Fowler and Stuart Cochrane.

In the Maxwell Freight Services Stock Rods NI Points Championship, World, European and British Champion Derek McMillan has now moved ahead in the standings ahead of Marc Morrell, with Micky McFall and Shane McMillan next up. After the opening 2020 World Championship qualifying meeting, Dan Shannon tops the chart ahead of Jonny Cardwell and Derek McMillan.

In the Cirrus Plastics DMC Race Promotions Championship for National Hot Rods, things are hotting up at the top of the standings. Adam Hylands still tops the chart but is now just 3 points ahead of Derek Martin, with Glenn Bell a further 7 points adrift in third.

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 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: 16/09/19

On a night of big grids and close racing, a large crowd at Aghadowey Oval were kept entertained throughout the 15-race programme. Portadown’s Glenn Bell took a fine win in the third round of the National Hot Rods Simpson Race Exhausts World Series NI, whilst there was a dominant 2.0 Hot Rods win for Antrim’s Mervyn Emerson. On his welcome back meeting to the local fans, newly crowned Stock Rods World Champion Derek McMillan continued his winning ways with another final victory, whilst Lurgan’s Graham Meek was the winner of the Collision Accident Management Young Guns Series for Junior Productions. The final feature race winner at the JP Joinery & Construction of Londonderry sponsored event was Ballymena’s James Goldie, who scooped a heat and final double to take the Thunder Rods King of Aghadowey.

Another excellent turnout of National Hot Rods took to the track for Simpson Race Exhausts World Series NI Round 3, although Thomas Dilly unfortunately didn’t make it past practice with a blown engine. Adam Heatrick easily cruised to the opening heat win as many eyes were fixed on a pulsating battle between Shane Murray and Glenn Bell as they raced through from the red grade to fourth and fifth respectively behind Heatrick, Davy McKay and Podge McQuaid. Heat two saw a morale boosting win for McKay who has been beset with bad luck of late, leading home Terence McConalogue, Derek Martin and Bell.
The track was wet for the final, with McConalogue the first to show ahead of Podge McQuaid and Ian McReynolds. Bell though was on a mission, and he scythed through to the lead by quarter distance. Martin initially led the chase in second, but he succumbed late on to pressure from John Christie as he claimed the runner up slot.

A pleasing eighteen 2.0 Hot Rods took to the grid for their opening heat, and the going was hectic to say the least for the opening laps. Dean McFarland and Johnny McCloy disputed the early lead, before Gary Fowler squeezed past to the lead. Fowler took the chequered flag but was unfortunately docked two places for contact on McCloy. That handed the victory to McFarland, his first ever in the formula. Dean didn’t have to wait long for his second win, taking a clear win in heat two over Adam Best and Davy Potter.
It was damp come final time, with Lester McCloy the first to show before McFarland went ahead again despite his elevation to the yellow grade. The opening exchanges were dramatic to say the least, as Fowler spent a number of laps alongside McFarland as they contested the top spot. Fowler eventually made the move stick, but by now the star men were breathing down their necks. Mervyn Emerson was the one to watch, and he drove the perfect race to hit the front and pull clear to take a well deserved win. Fowler was a gallant runner up with Adam Best spinning across the line as he got the best of a great battle for third.

Nineteen Stock Rods took to the track as they got their 2020 World Qualifying campaign under way, after the new World Champion Derek McMillan had received a momento from DMC promoter Davy McCall. An early yellow flag was called in heat one when Michael Rodgers blew an engine in huge fashion and the unlucky Stevie McNiece found the wall in his new car having hit the resultant oil slick. Ryan Murphy led the opening laps before Dan Shannon powered ahead to take a decisive win over Jonny Cardwell and Rick Purdy. Heat two again saw Murphy out front for most of the distance before Cardwell hit the front late on. Jonny was docked for contact on Murphy though, which handed the win to Sam Wilson ahead of Shannon.
Shannon hit the front early in the final before a caution period when Marc Morrell lost a wheel. Shannon made the slightest error at the restart, which allowed McMillan an overlap which Dan just couldn’t close again. Derek stormed ahead to take yet another final win, with Cardwell and Shannon filling the places.

The Junior Productions were contesting the Grand Final of the Collision Accident Management Young Guns Series, and there was a debut for former Ninja Karts star Lauren Berry. A great scrap for the opening heat win saw Adam McFall come out on top ahead of Mark Crawford and Jordan Nicholl. After some sterling pit work from his crew following a heat one crash, James Stewart not only made the grid for heat two but went on to take a great win over Sam McNeice and Crawford.
Aggregate points from across the series saw Crawford on pole position ahead of Sam Percy, with Graham Meek and Matthew Nicholl on row two. Nicholl had hot-footed it from Mondello Park near Dublin during the afternoon where he had been victorious in the Ginetta Junior series. Meek got the jump early on to hit the front in what were now very wet conditions, and despite a couple of caution periods Graham hung on for a well deserved series win ahead of Nicholl and Stewart. All three went home with six new race tyres between them courtesy of the series sponsor Collision Accident Management.

Paul Whelan from Tipperary joined the locals on track for the Thunder Rods King of Aghadowey. Irish Champion Andrew McLean had a faultless flag to flag win in the first heat over Gavin Gamble and Chris Baird, before NI Points Champion James Goldie took heat two over David Wilson and John Goligher.
On points Goldie and McLean shared the front row for the wet final, with Goldie quickly edging clear and Wilson slotting into second. Wilson kept Goldie honest all the way home, but it was James who took the win and the King of Aghadowey title over Wilson and McLean, with Baird and Jason Darragh next home.
Pics by John Wolsey
Many thanks to our meeting sponsors, JP Joinery & Building Contractor, Tel: 07811 414845
Added: 15/09/19

In our latest points update a number of NI Points Champions have been crowned.

In the Superstox 914 Lee Davison has retained his Mk2 Escort Shells & Spares NI Points Championship by 19 points over 944 Jordan Robinson and 988 Sean Mark who finish tied for second spot. Davison also leads the NIOvalTV Series after two rounds ahead of 987 Paddy Murphy and Mark, and after just one meeting of the 2020 World Championship qualifying campaign Lee also tops the standings over 955 Kyle Beattie.

133 Steven Haugh has been crowned Ryan Wright Signs ProStocks NI Points Champion ahead of 258 Dan Shannon and 8 Sam Stewart. Their focus will now be towards the upcoming World Cup at Aghadowey Oval on September 28th.

Dublin's 143 Paul O'Connor took victory in the Rookie Bangers DMC Points Championship, stealing in at the final round to pip 4 Josh Goligher to the title. This chart will supply the seeds for the World Championship at Ipswich in November.

One of the most intriguing battles this season has been the World Championship Qualifying Points for the Lightning Rods. 977 Jordan Rochford and 902 Nigel Jackson have been neck and neck all season with Jordan just coming out on top by a mere three points after a full year of racing. Once our allocation of places for the World Final next month at Tipperary has been finalised, our qualifiers will come from this chart.

Finally, after the latest round of the Cirrus Plastics DMC Championship for National Hot Rods, 54 Adam Hylands holds a nine point lead over 20 Derek Martin.

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 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: 10/09/19

Donegal based driver Terence McConalogue pulled off a faultless hat-trick when the National Hot Rods contested Round 2 of the Simpson Race Exhausts World Series NI at Tullyroan Oval on Saturday evening. On a night of high speed action under the floodlights Portadown’s Nigel Jackson won the A Percy Auto Body Repairs Challenge Series for Lightning Rods, whilst the other winners at the LMC Trade Sales of Dungannon sponsored meeting were Aughnacloy ace Kyle Beattie (Superstox), Meath driver Peter McConnell (Rookie Bangers) and Glenavy’s Dan Shannon (ProStocks).

Round 2 of the Simpson Race Exhausts World Series NI saw recent newcomer Terence McConalogue take his rightful place at the front of the grid for the first time. He quickly settled down to a great pace which the other more experienced men just couldn’t match. Terence took the first heat easily from Podge McQuaid and Andrew Stewart, before leading home former World Champion Adam Maxwell and Jaimie McCurdy in heat two.
If anyone thought the extra distance in the final might allow the star men to get on terms they were to be mistaken. Terence quickly got the head down and reeled off the laps well clear of the ensuing pack. Podge McQuaid held on for second despite the close attentions of Jaimie McCurdy nearing the end , with Keith Martin and Shane Murray next home.

For the Lightning Rods it was the Grand Final night of their A Percy Auto Body Repairs Challenge Series, with Adam McCann relieving Ronan McNally of the lead in the opening heat to take a fine win over James McKinney, who fought a rearguard battle against Richard Stewart over the closing laps. There was a huge battle in the pack in heat two, which saw McCann again take the win to earn himself a rise in gradings for the next meeting.

On aggregate series points Nigel Jackson earned pole position for the Grand Final of the A Percy Auto Body Repairs Challenge Series, and he quickly assumed the lead ahead of Tim Hazlett. Tim pressurised Jackson all the way but couldn’t unseat the leader, Nigel coming home to take the series win over Hazlett, with Martin O’Donovan grabbing third after Mark Corry and Ricky Shaw tripped over each other within sight of the flag. The top three all received race tyres courtesy of the series sponsors.

An excellent entry of 19 Superstox contested the second round of the NIOvalTV Series, with an action packed opener falling to yellow grader Paddy Murphy who just held off Lee Davison and Jordan Robinson. Heat two was another thriller too with yet more caution periods for stranded cars. Kyle Beattie worked his way past to the front in this one, taking the flag ahead of Davison and Sean Mark.
Darren Bevan led the opening exchanges of the final, before Keith McAreavey showed a turn of pace to power ahead. He quickly had Beattie and Davison in his mirrors as the laps dwindled down, with Kyle moving ahead to complete his double ahead of Davison, McAreavey and Robinson.

A pleasing entry of Rookie Bangers thrilled the fans all evening with their entertaining racing. Josh Goligher led the opener ahead of Peter McConnell, with McConnell actually spinning Josh across the line as he attempted to snatch the win, but Josh just held on. Philip Farrell was the one to watch in heat two as he avoided the carnage to take the flag over McConnell and Goligher.
There was a huge hit early on for David Gurney in the final which brought about a stoppage. After two runner up slots in the heats, McConnell put things right by taking victory in the feature race ahead of Farrell and Paul O’Connor, the latter inheriting third after Christy Bradley unfortunately failed the post race technical checks.

The ProStocks completed the meeting, with the heats falling to Sam Stewart and Dan Shannon, before British Champion Shannon doubled up with victory in the feature race ahead of Stewart and David Browne.
Added: 08/09/19

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